Hi, if I remember correctly, you only need to send two self-addressed labels - one in English/French, and one in your country's official language. No envelopes or prepayments were requested. Please correct me guys, if I'm wrong?Thanks to those posting their timelines! Our application arrived April 15, 2020, but we haven't received our AOR yet.
I have a few questions for folks who have applied:
Has anyone had their application returned? The two things that I'm worried about are the photos we submitted and the self-addressed envelops. We didn't prepay for shipping on the self-addressed envelops, and after we submitted we realized that the photos are the wrong dimensions even though we gave the photographer the printed requirements page. I think they're just used to doing the standard passport photos in the US, which is what we submitted. Wondering if others realized the may have messed up minor portions of their application and how those mistakes went over...
Also, how did you fill out your 6A response? That's the one describing current financial resources. All of our finances are from our business, so we explained that and outlined what we filed for taxes in the previous four years. Wondering how other folks approached this and how long of a response they gave.
Okay, last one, has anyone successfully applied without a lawyer or representative?
I doubt visiting or obtaining a tourist visa is a must. Have a solid business plan that tights directly to the local market is probably more reasonable.Hiya! Newbie here.
Planning on sending in my application end of this year.
I am a bit curious. Those sending in applications now - have you visited Canada before? Or are you applying without ever having visited the country?
I may be doing this without a visit because of the Pandemic. The only other time i will be able to go to Canada is June/July next year and I don't really want to wait that long.
How important do you think exploration trips to Canada are for this Self Employed Stream Application?