Dear ABHISHEK GOEL:
This refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada which was received on
09/14/2011 (mm/dd/yyyy). We confirm receipt of your application package at the Visa Office in
New Delhi. You must quote the file number above in all future correspondence with our office.
As your application has been determined to be eligible by CIO Sydney you are not eligible for
any refund of the processing fee should your application be withdrawn or refused by the visa
Applications for permanent residence in Canada in the category that you have applied to,
require an average of 10 months to process at this office. If you have not received any
instructions from this office 6 months after you submitted your full application, you are
requested to contact this office directly.Interview
You will be notified of the appointment for your interview, if required, approximately 1 month
prior to the date of the interview, and you will be provided with further instructions at that time.
Section 15 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act authorizes an officer to proceed with
an examination where a person makes an application for permanent residence in Canada for
the purpose of determining whether the person and all his or her accompanying family
members, appear to be persons who may be granted entry into Canada. To proceed with an
examination, a personal interview is frequently required. Section 16 of the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act states that a person who makes an application must answer truthfully all
questions put to them for the purpose of the examination. If an applicant appears for the
interview without all the family members as required by the officer, then the required
examination cannot be completed. This means that the applicant would be found to be
inadmissible to Canada as a foreign national by virtue of the fact that he or she is unable to
comply with all the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the
Regulations, following sections 11 and 41 of the Act.Interpreters
Interpreters must be arranged in advance for any family members who will be interviewed and
who are unable to communicate well in either of Canada's official languages of English or
French. Instructions for the provision of interpreters will be provided to you prior to your
interview appointment.Non-resident applications
If you or any of your accompanying family members are not normally resident in the area of
responsibility of this office, then you should be aware that there may be additional delay in the
processing of your application for permanent residence in Canada. This delay will result from
the need to refer your case to the Canadian Immigration office which is responsible for the
country in which you or your family members normally reside. This referral is necessary to verify
any information that you have provided with your application, or for advice concerning
qualifications or other matters of a local concern that should be taken into account when
assessing your application.
Let us know
If there is a change in your personal circumstances, such as the birth of a child, a marriage or
divorce, you have to let us know (see address, fax number and email address below).
You must also inform us of a:
1. Change of address, including change of e-mail address;
2. Change of immigration representative;
3. Request for withdrawal of your application.
Prepare yourself for immigration to Canada
Your application has just been received at visa office and some months will probably pass
before you know the final decision on your application. We nonetheless encourage you to use
these months to gather information on Canada.
One of your first steps should be to begin researching potential employment in Canada. Most
occupations in Canada are not regulated. For those occupations, the employer is responsible
for assessing and recognizing your qualifications.
However, some occupations are regulated and do not permit persons to practice without a
license. To obtain a license to practice a regulated occupation, you must go through an
assessment and an acceptance of your education and professional qualifications by a
regulatory body. This assessment will compare your training, education and experience to
Canadian requirements. The assessment will also help determine whether further training and
evaluation may be needed before you acquire a license to practice your occupation in Canada.
In partnership with Service Canada, the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO) provides
information and referrals. You can find more information on the FCRO Web site at:www.credentials.gc.ca
. Clients in Canada can call 1-888-854-1805 or the Service Canada
general enquiries number at 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) for more information. Clients in
Canada can also obtain in-person service at Service Canada Centers.
The Going to Canada Internet site (at www.directioncanada.gc.ca
) contains important
information about living and working in Canada as well as the “Working in Canada Tool” which
will tell you what the current prospects are for your occupation across Canada. It offers
information on essential skills, job descriptions, work conditions and opportunities. It will also tell
you whether your occupation is a regulated profession in Canada.
We trust that this information is helpful.
Thank you for your interest in Canada.