"Simplified" Application Not Simple

2007-05-27

A number of people have asked me if the new simplified application process for all CIC offices (except Buffalo) is actually any more simple than it was previously.

I can tell you that is not any more simple. In fact, I wonder why they called it “simplified”. It is actually the “delayed” application process. An initial form gets you into the queue, however, at a later date, you will still have to provide all the forms and documentation required under the previous process. It becomes more complicated because you have to submit this material within a specified time frame.

So make no mistake — the process is as difficult and cumbersome as ever under the new simplified process.

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile

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