My application has been RBVO (Buffalo) since March '11. I added my wife to my application in June of 2011. Now we have a baby girl who's Canadian ( born here in Canada), so I am just wondering if her birth certificate is enough to add her to my application or if I would need to wait to get her passport? Also does the $150 application fee apply here? I haven't heard from Buffalo yet, actually e-mailed them to ask same thing. I would appreciate your input please
Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby. Kindly complete the Generic Permanent Residence Application and the Additional family information forms and submit it along with the Birth Certification as soon as her International Passport comes out.
Please note that you the processing fee of s150 is excepted since she is a Canadian.
For affirmation,consult CIC website.
Spicey, I think your info is incorrect. Please see the details below.
This is the email that I received earlier when I tried to add my kid's name to my application. Understand clearly on what you want. Please look at the NOTE section below which is written for Canada born kids.. meaning canadian kids.
Dear Madam / Sir,
In order to add your child to your application, we require the following documents:
1) processing fee for your child (if accompanying you to Canada)
2) your child's birth certificate
3) copy of your child's valid passport
4) 3 recent photographs of your child
5) updated IMM0008 Generic for yourself and updated IMM5406 “Additional Family Information” form for yourself and your spouse.
6) a “Certificat de Sélection du Québec” for your child ( in his or her name), if you wish to immigrate to the province of Québec (http://www.micc.gouv.qc.ca/fr/index.asp
7) Copies of the original documents with original certified translations into English or French are required. All documents must be sent by mail or fax (see fax number and address below).
Your child must undergo a medical examination. We will send you the appropriate form upon receipt of the documents listed above. Be aware that even non-accompanying dependants must undergo medical examinations.
Application forms, fees schedule, payment methods and photo specifications are available on our Web site www.buffalo.gc.ca
Any changes to your situation will likely affect processing times of your file.
You must also take into account that the amount of money that you need to have to support your family is determined by the size of your family and the cost of living in Canada. Therefore, as your family size has changed, you must increase the amount of settlement funds required to immigrate to Canada. For more information go to: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/funds.asp
Important: Note that if your child was born in Canada or if one parent is a Canadian citizen, the child is a Canadian citizen. If that is the case, you do not need to add the child to your application, no medical examination or fee is required. You must, however, send us a copy of the child's birth certificate. You should also contact the Consular section of the Canadian Embassy nearest to you to make sure the child has the appropriate travel document. See this webpage for information:http://www.voyage.gc.ca/faq/birth_naissance-eng.asp
We will contact you if there is any further information we require.
Canadian Consulate General Buffalo
Fax 716 858 9591www.buffalo.gc.ca
I hope this info helps.!!!