Immigration law can be complicated and in order to get a Canadian student Visa can become an inconvenient process. Instead of wasting time trying to figure out if you’re doing everything right, it would be well worth it to hire an experienced immigration lawyer to help with the process. They will be able to make the process seem almost easy.
Your specific situation will determine what kind of a visa you will need to enter the country. For example, depending on how long your plan on studying, you may need to apply for a student visa or a temporary residence.
No matter which permit you need, you first need to meet three requirements. The first requirement is proof that you have been accepted by a school, university, or other educational institution in Canada. Secondly, you must be able to show that you have the financial means to pay for tuition, living expenses and to pay for a way to return to your original country at the end of the time period. Finally, you need to be able to satisfy the health requirements to enter the county.
Next, it’s time to get the application packet to complete. Your lawyer can get those forms and help you complete them. Depending on which country you are coming from, you may be require to have a temporary resident visa in addition to your student visa. Your lawyer will be able to determine what you need. If you need both, they can be applied for in the same application, there is no need to do a separate one. Your lawyer will also want to know if you plan on working on campus or off campus and how long your courses are going to last. All those things will impact which permits you will need. All questions on the application must be filled out completely and truthfully.
Next, your lawyer will need to submit your application fees. It is very important that your application is complete because your fees will not be refunded under any circumstances, even if your application is rejected.
Once your lawyer submits the application, the visa office may need more information, such as medical information or even security information. If everything is accepted, it can take anywhere from 16 days up to 88 days to find out the final status of your application.
Though the process is not overly complicated, each situation is different and may require different paperwork and have different requirements. Immigration law also changes quickly, so working with an experienced lawyer will ensure that you are completing the most up to date and current forms.