COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN APPLYING FOR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA

Migrating to Canada can provide prosperous opportunities, such as studying at a prestigious university, starting a new business, or finding the perfect job to advance your career.

However, migration is a lengthy procedure as there are various formalities to complete, so if you’re not familiar with the visa process, it’s best to contact an experienced immigration consultant. They have the expertise to navigate you through the paperwork and deliver a successful outcome.

Unfortunately, many people do not understand the benefits of hiring a professional immigration consultant and make the mistake of going through the process alone. This can result in errors in the application form, which may severely affect their chance at migration. 

If you are a potential applicant and want to steer clear of costly mistakes, Canada Visaport has put together five of the most common mistakes people make when applying for immigration to Canada.


1. Not filling in names correctly.

The most common mistake people make is not identifying their names in the correct format. Your ‘first name' is your own name as a person, while the last name, family name or given name(s) are all the names on your passport that come after your first name.


2. Copying someone else.

A client may hear or read about other successful immigration cases and act similarly. By doing so, clients jeopardize their chances of having a successful application as each case is different. Clients must consider using legal guidance in the assessment stage to avoid disappointment, as a rejected application for hiding material information may cause a client to get banned from applying for immigration for a period of five years.


3. Waiting for the last minute.

Clients tend to come at the very last minute requesting assistance before their legal status expires in one month or less or even after the expiry of their legal status in Canada. Life is busy. We get it! However, the expiry dates on your legal status are more important. Some people may be asked to leave the country in the middle of their work or study program as a result of not applying for an extension at the right time. Work closely with your consultant, and they will remind you of your upcoming renewal.


4. Not maintaining financial history.

Many clients outside Canada receive their paychecks in cash, and they have no way of tracking their income. Clients may think they have enough money to cover their stay in Canada as a visitor, student, or even a permanent resident. However, their bank statements do not show any history of salaries coming into their bank account. If you have an interest to either visit, study, or immigrate to Canada, you should start putting income into your bank statement and build your financial history for at least six months. Borrowing money to show on the bank statement is not the solution!


5. Choose to work with a non-regulated consultant.

Clients who do not investigate their legal advisers early in the game could fall into the trap of working with a ghost consultant. It will run the risk of not having a favorable application and cause a loss of time and money. Only immigration consultants regulated by ICCRC or Canadian lawyers in good standing are eligible to give legal immigration advice. It’s best to confirm the identity of your legal adviser before engaging in a signed contract, if any!

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Canada Visaport. Over the past eleven years, we have assisted over five hundred families and students under different immigration programs.


Our services include permanent resident visas, temporary resident visas, education credential assessment (ECA), and IELTS exam preparation and booking.

We serve across Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo, St. Catharines, Brantford, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Caledon, Milton, Georgetown, and the GTA.


For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about legal immigration services in Mississauga, Ontario, we’d love to hear from you.


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