Please tell me what are the documents required to prove that Close Relatives currently reside in Canada. Please share your experience.
Thanks in advance
Posted By Qorax
somewhere:--Proof of Relatives in Canada
We r aware that we can get Five  additional points on a/c of "adaptability" if having "relatives" in Canada. But, many a times, while having a 'bonafide' relative residing here, we yet shortcut the paperwork [for whatever reasons] - and get into trouble... either those 5 points r not awarded, or we go into delays due to repeated queries from the VO. Here's what we should understand & do
:Who r the Acceptable Relatives?
Proof of relationship showing u, or your accompanying spouse/common-law partner has a close relative who lives in Canada and is a Canadian Citizen or PR. This close relative can be:
aunt, uncle, or
niece, nephew. Proof of "Relationship"
Having one of the above, we now must submit adequate docs to "show" the 'proof of relative' if we want to seriously get those points, which might sometimes 'make' or 'break' our case. This "Proof" is required in Three (3) Steps. Here's how u go about it
:1. BASIC EVIDENCE OF RELATIONSHIP:
Proof of relationship to your close relative in Canada can be evident by docs, such as (A)birth, (B)marriage or (C)adoption certificates. For eg, to prove that your relative in Canada is your paternal aunt, it would be necessary to submit copies of birth certificates for her and for your father showing they have at least one common parent. 2. WHAT DOCUMENTS NEEDED AS PROOF?
If s/he is a PR: provide a copy of Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or CPR [COPR]
or PR Card.
If s/he is a Citizen: provide Citizenship proof, such as a copy of Canadian passport or Citizenship card. 3. HOW TO PROVE RELATIVE IS 'CURRENTLY INSIDE' CANADA?
Provide evidence to show that your relative is currently residing inside Canada. This may include copies of:
Lease agreements [Rental Contracts],
A current Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada,
An Employer's Letter confirming employment,
Monthly Utility Bills [Telephone, Mobile, Cable, Gas etc.].Note:
- The evidence should show the relative's "name" and "full address" in Canada.
- Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/immigrate/skilled/factor-adaptability.asp
I hope that helped.QoraxPs: U can show the High School Certificate in lieu of Birth Certificate [usually the 10th Grade diploma].