WHAT'S NEW & MORE NEWS
Repeal of conditional permanent residence
This Operational Bulletin provides operational guidance to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Canada Border Services Agency employees regarding regulatory amendments that repeal the two-year period of conditional permanent residence for spouses and partners who are in a relationship for two years or less with their sponsor and have no children in common at the time of the sponsorship application.
Changes to the spousal sponsorship program
This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides instructions for processing applications to sponsor a spouse, partner or dependent child received on or after December 15, 2016, the launch date of the redesigned application process for spouses, partners and dependent children. These instructions apply to sponsorship and permanent residence applications for spouses.
Changes to 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program application intake process
Between January 3 and February 2, 2017, Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to apply as sponsors must first complete an online form on the IRCC website to let the Department know they are interested in applying to sponsor their parents or grandparents.
Sponsor your parents and grandparents
We received sufficient applications to meet the Parent and Grandparent Program cap this year. The application period is now closed but will re-open on January 3, 2017, with a cap of 10,000 new and complete applications.
IMM 5401 Payment Receipt
Starting February 1st 2016, you will no longer be able to order new Payment Receipt forms (IMM 5401) from CIC.
Canadian Financial Institutions will continue to accept the IMM 5401 Payment Receipt until March 31st 2016.
New requirements for Canadian citizenship took effect June 11, 2015
Beginning on June 11, 2015, CIC will only accept the new application forms. Applications that were received on or after June 11, 2015 that do not use the latest version of the application will be considered incomplete and will be returned. Incomplete applications that were returned prior to June 11, 2015 must be resubmitted using the new application forms.
Instructions – Excluded relationship – Proxy, telephone, fax, internet or similar marriage forms where one or both parties not physically present
The regulatory amendments to no longer recognize proxy, telephone, fax, Internet, and other similar forms of marriage as valid spousal relationships for immigration purposes will come into force on June 10, 2015. The regulatory amendment applies to all temporary and permanent immigration programs, including protected persons, effective June 11, 2015.
Change to minimum age of eligibility of spouses, common-law or conjugal partners in temporary and permanent immigration programs
Before June 10, 2015, a foreign national 16 years of age or older was eligible to immigrate to Canada as a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner. This applied to all permanent and temporary resident programs.
Canada's entry requirements are changing
Permanent residents (PR) of Canada must carry and present their valid PR card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when boarding a flight to Canada, or travelling to Canada on any other commercial carrier. If you do not carry your PR card or PRTD, you may not be able to board your flight, train, bus or boat to Canada.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your PR card is still valid when you return from travel outside Canada, and to apply for a new PR card when your current card expires.
Determine your eligibility – Sponsor your spouse, partner or children
Effective August 1, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has changed its definition of a dependent child for its immigration programs. A dependent child must be under 19 years of age, instead of the previous limit of under 22 years of age.
One Year Pilot – Issuance of open work permits to applicants for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class
Effective December 22, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will commence issuing open work permits to certain spouse or common-law partner in Canada class (SCLPC) applicants before the approval in principle decision is made.
Physical Presence Calculator
This online calculator is the preferred method to calculate your physical presence in Canada.
Beware of Fraud
Recently, many people of the Immigrant community and in particularly Gujarati speaking
community have become victim of fraud. This fraud is taking place by scaring and intimidating
people saying you will be deported and arrested by RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). If
you receive phone calls saying that, you have made mistake in your immigration forms and you
will be deported soon; please don’t be afraid. No Immigration officer can threaten you with
deportation unless they send you in writing (letter) and take you to the Judge in court. Don’t be
fooled by caller ID that may display Immigration or Immigration Number; this is computer
generated number and it is not real Immigration officer calling you. In short, do not give any
money or your personal information like Social Insurance Number, Driver License Number or
your home address.
If this type of phone call has contacted you or if you had been victim of this fraud, or someone
that you know is victim of this fraud, please contact police Fraud Squad or contact us for
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