greetings.... im new to this forum, are applying under Quebec skilled worker and recently issued our CSQ....... my family is about to apply for federal. can anybody enlighten our doubts:
1. am i right in saying that our VO will automatically be Singapore??? (since we residing here for almost 5 yrs) ...
2. as for the police clearance since they are not issuing police clearance if you are not a citizen but will only provide you if you can show them letter of request from Visa office that requires you to secure it....
so we only need to submit our application minus the singapore police clearance?
3. do they really require bank statement and for how many months??? is it submitted together with the application???
any inputs is highly appreciated. thanks much!!!
First of all, many congratulations from my side for securing your CSQ. I hope you get nothing but success as the outcome of your visa application.
The answers to your questions are given below :-
1 / If you are residing in Singapore since 5 years and STILL a lawful resident, then YES, you may apply to Singapore visa office. However, if your country of nationality is different from singapore, then you also have the option to apply at the Canadian visa office authorized to process permanent resident visa applications from your country of nationality.
If you have the option to apply at any one of the two visa offices mentioned above ( canadian visa office for your country of nationality vs canadian visa office for your country of current lawful residence ), then you should apply at the visa office having jurisdiction over your current place of residence and where you will be physically present throughout the processing of your application so you can quickly attend the interview, if required.
Additionally, keep in mind that SINGAPORE visa office is a REGIONAL PROGRAM CENTER - a visa office that houses the Medical Office as well as IMMIGRATION OFFICE in the same building and that contains more than 8 Canadian visa officers. Processing times at Singapore would be a bit faster than the visa office having jurisdiction over your country of nationality. So my advice is to go for Singapore visa office if you are legally resident in that country and if you will be physically present in that country throughout the processing of your visa application, not forgetting to enclose a copy of your resident visa for Singapore with your visa application.
2 / Submit your visa application without your Police Clearance Certificate ( PCC ) from Singapore. Visa officers at Singapore are aware of this rule. They will provide you with a letter to request PCC from Singapore once your visa application is in the processing stages. Be sure to enclose PCC from your country of nationality though.
So, yes, you may go ahead and submit your visa application minus the Singapore PCC.
3 / If you are applying under the CSQ ( Quebec Skilled Workers ) a bank statement is not a requirement to be submitted with the visa application. However, keep in mind that the visa officer has the discretion to request this document if he/she deems necessary. It is advisable to submit a bank statement and it should be an itemized bank statement from your bank for a period of 6 months before the date your visa application is submitted at a visa office. The choice is yours and the processing of your visa application will start even if you do not submit a bank statement with your application.
Please go through the visa office specific instructions for Singapore for Quebec Skilled Workers. Here is the link :-http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/E37057.pdf
I hope I have answered your questions to your satisfaction.