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Here’s another addition to my video tutorials that cover immigration form completion. As always, you should complete these forms in accordance with CIC instruction guides. As well, forms do change over time so check to see if there is a later version of this form (the date is often in the left corner of the…

The Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union Form Number IMM5409 is typically used in spousal sponsorship applications where the applicants are not married. A common-law couple must have lived together for at least one year, and also have intermingled financial or other affairs. This form is required as part of the application and requires the couple…

In this video, I discuss completing the Application for a Temporary Resident Visa form. This application is required for individuals who wish to visit Canada and who are from one of these countries.  If you are from one the countries listed, you will also need a temporary resident visa even if you are only traveling…

British Columbia is a popular destination for both immigrants and other Canadians. It has a lot to offer. The lower mainland (Vancouver and the surrounding cities) and Vancouver Island offer the mildest climate in the country. Rarely do they get snow, and rarely does the temperature go below zero celsius. A short trip outside of…

This tutorial is on the Fees for Immigration Services form IMM5310.  Although the form appears fairly straightforward, it is important to get the fee correct.  The $200 fee is for less serious offences, and the $1000 fee is for more serious offences (where the equivalent in Canada is 10 years in prison). Although CIC states…

If you’ve ever tried to cross the border into Canada (or try to get through customs) with a child where both custodial parents are not present, then you know the need for this form. The Canadian Border Services Agency (which controls entry into the country) and CIC are extremely cautious in allowing minor children to…

This form is used in many applications, from sponsorships to federal skilled worker applications and others. Although this form is a short one-pager, from my experience, it causes endless grief for applicants as it is very easy to make an error while completing this form. This video will highlight the difficulties of the form and…

This form is used for an “out of Canada” sponsorship of a spouse, common law partner, or conjugal partner.  This form is completed by the Canadian sponsor. The “out of Canada” process is typically where the sponsored person remains outside of Canada during processing (except for short visits to Canada possibly), and only moves to…

This form is used for sponsoring a spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner for Canadian permanent residence. This form is of course completed by the person being sponsored (not the person doing the sponsoring). As well, this form is for those who use the “out of Canada” sponsorship process (as opposed to the “in…

This video highlights some of the more confusing sections of the Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking IMM1344 application form from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This form is not only used for spousal sponsorships, but other sponsorships as well (including children). Please use this video in conjunction with the appropriate CIC guides. Please note…