May 22, 2024

How To Reduce The Chances of Delay In Application Processing

For newcomers, a primary goal is to move to Canada as quickly as possible. However, many encounter application processing delays that hinder their journey. Here are some tips to minimize these delays and ensure a smoother immigration process.

While it's impossible to guarantee an immigration application won't face processing delays, IRCC recommends eight steps to improve your chances. Four steps should be taken before applying and four after, helping candidates avoid common pitfalls that can slow down this crucial stage of the immigration process.

Before You Apply

To minimize the chances of delays in your application processing, follow these steps before applying:

1. Fill & Sign

Ensure all application forms are properly completed and signed in all required places. Missing signatures or incomplete forms can lead to IRCC returning your application, causing unnecessary delays.

2. Document Checklist

Review the IRCC document checklist thoroughly and ensure you include all required documents. Missing documents can result in your application being returned, causing potential delays. Double-check the checklist to avoid this issue before submission.

3. Fee Payment & Payment Receipt

Make sure to pay all required fees and include the payment receipt with your application. This proof of payment is essential to avoid delays in processing by IRCC.

4. Right of Permanent Residence Fee

While the RPR fee isn't required during the initial permanent residence application, it must be paid before becoming a permanent resident of Canada. To prevent delays, it's advisable to pay this fee upfront or promptly upon receiving a request. Please note, as of April 30, 2024, the RPR fee has increased to CAD 575 from CAD 515.

After You Apply

To minimize the risk of processing delays, here’s what you should do after applying:

1. Linking Paper Applications to Online IRCC Account

Depending on your application type, consider linking paper applications to your online IRCC account. This provides access to real-time updates on your application status.

2. Maintaining Up-to-Date Contact Information

Keep your contact details current to facilitate timely communication with IRCC. This ensures prompt response to any requests for additional information during the application process.

3. Reporting Relevant Changes via IRCC’s Webform

Swiftly update any pertinent changes, such as births, marriages, or employment shifts, through IRCC’s webform to prevent potential delays in application processing.

4. Respond Promptly to IRCC Requests

It's crucial to promptly reply to IRCC inquiries and adhere to provided instructions for submitting additional information or documents. Doing so will prevent potential delays in processing your application.

Enhancing Your Canada Permanent Residence Application Journey with Pelican Migration Consultants

Just as the article above outlines crucial steps to reduce delays in Canada Permanent Residence application processing, Pelican Migration Consultants offers tailored solutions to ensure a seamless process for our clients. With our expertise and personalized approach, we assist applicants in navigating the complexities of immigration, minimizing the risk of setbacks and optimizing their chances of success.

  1. Comprehensive Guidance: Our experienced advisors provide step-by-step assistance, aligning with the strategies outlined above to streamline the application process.
  2. Document Management: We meticulously review and organize all required documentation, ensuring compliance with IRCC standards and minimizing the likelihood of application rejection.
  3. Timely Submission: We handle the submission process efficiently, ensuring all forms are accurately completed, signed, and accompanied by the necessary fees and receipts.
  4. Responsive Communication: Our team maintains proactive communication with IRCC, promptly addressing any inquiries or requests for additional information to prevent delays.
  5. Application Monitoring: Leveraging advanced tracking tools, we keep applicants informed about the progress of their application, allowing for proactive measures to address any potential issues.