Thursday, February 17, 2011

Application form for Canada Immigration- Tips for IMM008

Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008]is the first form to be filled up. Remember, you can not save the PDF format of Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008]after filling the spaces. You need to take print out before you close the file after filling up. No changes can be saved in Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008]. So be careful when you fill up this form and take a print out. If there is a mistake you see after closing the PDF file, you'll have fill it again from the starting.

1. Check mark the under which category under you are applying (most likely Skilled worker if you are an IMG).
2. Then put the number of you family member in the allocated space.
3. Now choose the language you are going to communicate or if there is an interview, you would like to use for conversation. Check both for correspondence and interview.
4. Now fill the space asking for "Visa office requested for the process of your application" (it is the space next to the words).
You will have to go to
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp
and find out your country and its corresponding visa office from the chart. For example, from Afganistan the visa office for processing Applications for Permanent Resident Visas would be Islamabad.
5. Now fill up the areas for "Your full name", "Your sex" , "Date of birth" , "Your country of citizenship" , "Your country of residence" , "Your native language" , "Your height" , "Color of your eyes" , "Your current marital status" , "Have you been previously married or in a common-law relationship?" and "Your knowledge of English and French"
Don't forget to follow your passport to fill up the above mentioned areas, where applicable.
6. Now comes some tricky parts of the Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008] . That is the "years of education" is Education area. Put the years that are mentioned in your papers - certificate or syllabus or course description. Do not put the years that you have used, only the years that your papers say the course have. For example in our country a B.Sc. usually requires 4 years of study. Some person may not be able to complete by 4 years. He may need 5 years. But still he,ll count it as 4 years.
7. Put your current occupation and mailing address in the respective areas (number 13 & 14 of Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008])
8. Put your residential address only if it is something else than your mailing address (number 15 of Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008]). Otherwise, write "Not applicable" in the area.
9. Now fill up the remaining areas of Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008].

If you have provided an ID card number (no 19 of the Application for Permanent Residence in Canada [IMM 0008] form), you'll have to send a photocopy of it with the application papers.

According to CIC.ca, a new form is in place. Please click here to know more about the form.
If you want to know how to fill the form, click here.

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