How to Fill in a Canadian Immigration Form


Applying for a Canadian visa or to immigrate to Canada is a very exciting time! Unfortunately, with all of this excitement comes a fair bit of paperwork. Applying to immigrate to Canada or applying for a Canadian visa may mean that you’ll have several types of Canadian immigration forms to fill out. For the best chance of success with your immigration or visa application, you need to ensure that it is filled out properly. 

Our top tips for filling out immigration forms

Our immigration law firm has compiled a series of the top tips for filling out immigration forms for Canada. These tips can make the difference between an approval and a denial, and so can we. Even if you follow these tips below, discuss your application with a licensed immigration lawyer to ensure that you’ve done everything properly. Even a tiny mistake or omission could result in your Canadian visa or immigration application being denied!

1. Do not leave any blank spaces on your Canadian immigration forms. Not all of the fields may apply to you or your situation. If you find this to be the case, instead of leaving them blank write “N/A” so that the immigration officer knows you saw the space, it didn’t apply to you and you didn’t skip it.

2. There will be a number of supporting documents you need to include in your Canadian immigration application. These documents may include a copy of your birth certificate or passport, your resume, your work history and your educational history among others. It all depends on what kind of application you are filling out, but whatever the case – do not forget any.

3. Compose a cover letter to accompany your application if you cannot include something that is required, to explain why you cannot include it.

4. Keep copies of your immigration application and supporting documents, as well as the courier slip if you intend to mail your application that way. This will ensure that you can have a backup plan if your application gets lost.

5. Discuss your immigration application with a licensed immigration lawyer or attorney. They can ensure that your application for immigration to Canada is properly filled out, error and omission-free and complete to avoid a denial.

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