OhCanadiana, once again, you've been a tremendous help!!! THANK YOU
Alright, so all my questions were answered regarding the IMM 1344
Btw, Yes I am a Canadian citizen, born & raised in Québec, and moved to Mexico in October 2011 to live with my husband, and am not
splitting my time between Mexico & Québec. I only intend on moving back to Québec with
my husband, once the sponsorship is approved.
Now for the IMM 5540
form... Ohh boy, more questions! Question #7 "Starting with your current employer, if applicable, give details of all employers you have worked for over the past five years"
...Yikes, I do not remember the 1st day of work for any of my jobs! Can I provide only the month + year??
If you don't remember the day, put an * for day and add an explanatory note. Try to go back and see if you can figure out the day (from e-mails perhaps).
Question #8 "Have you resided in countries other than Canada?"
...Err, only Mexico as of October 2011... so "From"
will be 06/10/11 and "To"
will be ?!?! There's no option for the word "present".
Yes, welcome to the wonderful world of completing applications by hand
You will have many 'present' to write in and many 'n/a's to write in when you go to sign.
Question #11 "When do you plan to return to Canada to resume residency?" ...It's asking me for an exact date, but truth is: I only plan on moving back with my husband once his sponsorship is approved... So which date should I write down??
* for the date and explain (write your explanation above just to the right of where it asks for the date)
Question #11 "Where do you plan to live upon your return to Canada?" Jeez, do I really have to have a new Québec address already?!?
Best guess to the city - I don't believe they ask for the full address
Question #11 "Provide proof of your intention to re-establish in Canada"
...I've got SQUAT!
I mean, there's just no way I'm gonna find myself a new apartment + a new job before
even applying for the sponsorship and while
being out of the country! That's just not realistic!
Got it. And many sponsors would agree. Unfortunately, you need to be a bit more diplomatic with CIC and show what thought you've put into this. Write an explanatory note showing that you've thought about how you are moving out of Mexico and back to Canada. Where are you staying when you arrive? Hotel, family, friends Are you moving your furniture or selling it? I'm sure you've put some thought into it .... now just communicate it.
And finally, my last question... is the IMM 5540 form the one where I have to attach all the printed pictures + printed emails + printed MSN conversations + relationship support letters, etc etc ?? And will I need to re-submit all of that same stuff (pics, emails, etc) to Québec...or will the Federal forward it to Québec??
Many people simply have a separate section with all the proof (since they ask for it both from sponsor and applicant forms). Regarding submission requirements to Québec ... someone else is going to have to chime in if the instructions aren't clear. I'm not familiar with the Québec sponsorship specifics.