How To Prepare Your Basic Documents For Immigration

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Taking proactive steps to prepare yourself and your family for immigration is vital in case you encounter immigration enforcement or other obstacles. By readying yourself appropriately, you can feel more confident and reduce stress and uncertainty. One way to get ready for immigration is to find, make copies, and organize all your important and personal documents like IDs, birth certificates, marriage certificates, medical, financial, and school documents, and immigration records.

To help make the process of preparing your documents easier, the experts at Springwind Immigration Consulting Service Inc. have explained how to prepare your basic documents for immigration. 

1. Get your passports ready
For confirming the identity of the individuals concerned, get your and your accompanying family members’ passports ready. If it is about to expire, you should renew it in time. You will need to submit clear and legible copies of all of them as well.

2. Sort out your educational experience
For any post-graduation credential after high school, if it was earned outside Canada, it should be assessed by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). An ECA is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one.

3. Sort out your work experience in the last ten years
To verify each work experience claim and to validate whether the applicant meets the program requirements, you are required to submit documents stating your work experience. Ask your previous employers for reference letters, which indicate your job title, main responsibilities, salary, working hours per week, and work period.

4. Get your marriage certificate ready
If you are married and your marriage certificate is not in English or French, get your marriage certificate translated and notarized by an authorized organization. It is required for validating the marital status claims you make as the applicant.

5. Prepare the necessary common-law documents
If you are in a common-law relationship, ask your immigration consultant how to prepare detailed documents to prove your relationship. Usually, it includes shared ownership of residential property, joint leases or rental agreements, bills for shared utility accounts, important documents for both of you showing the same address, etc.

6. Get your family members’ updated information
Your family members include your parents, spouse or common-law partner, children, and siblings. You need their current occupation, address, and marital status. Make sure you gather all the necessary documents and keep them in an easily accessible place.

7. Get your language test report ready
If you are required to submit one, get your language test report ready. The language test report should be issued within two years. If it expires, you should retake the language test. Approved language tests include: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test d’evaluation de français (TEF Canada), and Test de connaissance du français (TCF Canada).

8. Get your birth certificate and national ID ready
If you are required to submit a copy of these documents, make sure they are in place. If they are not in English or French, you should get them translated and notarized by an authorized organization.

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