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armoured

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Hello, I'm about to submit sponsorship application for my wife, she did visitor visa request in 2020 and therefore she submitted her biometrics and got letter stating that her biometrics are valid for 10 years, but now when i search for her biometrics on IRCC website i couldn't find it, shall i pay again for her biometrics or submit letter as proof that biometrics are valid for 10 years? Thank you
I would do no more than submit proof she submitted biometrics before.

Note, previously IRCC always required PR applicants to get new biometrics. During covid they have waived this and are accepting previous. Because formally it's a temporary special measure, there are sometimes oddities or minor confusions in processing and especially in what the update pages say (they may say biometrics needed when they aren't).

Personally I'd pay and wait for them to refund (they do seem to do this consistently) because once in a while they ask for payment before they realise it was already paid. But it probably makes no difference.
 
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LeaAmbrose

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I would do no more than submit proof she submitted biometrics before.

Note, previously IRCC always required PR applicants to get new biometrics. During covid they have waived this and are accepting previous. Because formally it's a temporary special measure, there are sometimes oddities or minor confusions in processing and especially in what the update pages say (they may say biometrics needed when they aren't).

Personally I'd pay and wait for them to refund (they do seem to do this consistently) because once in a while they ask for payment before they realise it was already paid. But it probably makes no difference.
This is what we did. We paid for it upfront, but they linked it automatically from a previous TRV application and then refunded us.
 

dcowboys

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Hello, I just noticed that the name is wrong on the COPR paperwork. We already landed and just looking to get that fix, anyone know who to reach out to, to correct it? Should we speak/email IRCC?
 

sameerverma

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Hi, can you please help with the following question:
Is it okay if I handwrite the date (after printing) on the forms (IMM 0008 and 1344) with a barcode vs typing the date? Also, can we put future dates?
 

keys8014

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Feb 4, 2021
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Hi, can you please help with the following question:
Is it okay if I handwrite the date (after printing) on the forms (IMM 0008 and 1344) with a barcode vs typing the date? Also, can we put future dates?
you can handwritten the dates.

not sure about putting future dates (i dont think ircc will know about future dates written)
 

sameerverma

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you can handwritten the dates.

not sure about putting future dates (i dont think ircc will know about future dates written)
Thanks for your reply. If I handwrite the dates on forms that generate barcodes, won't the dates be missed when they scan the barcode?
 

Dimilitantey

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Hi, can you please help with the following question:
Is it okay if I handwrite the date (after printing) on the forms (IMM 0008 and 1344) with a barcode vs typing the date? Also, can we put future dates?
Personally, I think once a specific form requires barcodes then best everything needs to be typed, unless the specific space does not allow for typing. Eg. Date section does not allow for typing. I feel the barcode is what is scanned for records as it captures all typed information.
As for the date, provided it hasn't yet been submitted to IRCC it is only a future date for you should be fine, meaning ircc has no idea of when you filled or printed the docs. But if you mean a future date for ircc then I dnt think that's advisable.
 

vinay16

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If there's any legal document in native language (not English), what is the procedure for converting it into English?

Is it allowed if I get it notarized and get it translated in English with the help of lawyer in India ?
 

pedipbk

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Jul 2, 2021
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Hi guys,
I really need your help. Talking with my friend as he sent his application and asking a question regarding use of representative, He STRONGLY believes that I as Sponsor (one of the main parties of the Application) can not be a representative of my spouse (PA). is that true? because the guide specifically says I can. besides in the section D of use of representative also asks for sponsor signature. I should sign that part too if I am the rep.

Also, now I am doubtful about applying online or paper based? any suggestions thanks
 

armoured

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Feb 1, 2015
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Hi guys,
I really need your help. Talking with my friend as he sent his application and asking a question regarding use of representative, He STRONGLY believes that I as Sponsor (one of the main parties of the Application) can not be a representative of my spouse (PA). is that true? because the guide specifically says I can. besides in the section D of use of representative also asks for sponsor signature. I should sign that part too if I am the rep.

Also, now I am doubtful about applying online or paper based
Sponsor can be rep (unpaid or course).

If this question confounds you despite the instructions being perfectly clear, suggest you stick with the paper app. The online app is new and fewer people who can answer questions.
 
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pedipbk

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Sponsor can be rep (unpaid or course).

If this question confounds you despite the instructions being perfectly clear, suggest you stick with the paper app. The online app is new and fewer people who can answer questions.
I just filled the forms on behalf of my spouse (PA) as she was unfamiliar with IRCC forms and Canada website. that makes me feel that I need to fill out representative form but still can I don't do that? Will they find out they are not filled by PA? (She signed all of them herself I just filled and print)
 

esam99

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I just filled the forms on behalf of my spouse (PA) as she was unfamiliar with IRCC forms and Canada website. that makes me feel that I need to fill out representative form but still can I don't do that? Will they find out they are not filled by PA? (She signed all of them herself I just filled and print)
you dont have to be ur wife's rep.
and yes its all good if u have filled the forms as long she signs for herself
 

esam99

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Hello, I'm about to submit sponsorship application for my wife, she did visitor visa request in 2020 and therefore she submitted her biometrics and got letter stating that her biometrics are valid for 10 years, but now when i search for her biometrics on IRCC website i couldn't find it, shall i pay again for her biometrics or submit letter as proof that biometrics are valid for 10 years? Thank you
you dont have to pay, biometrics are valid for 10 years and they will know that ur wife is exempted
 
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armoured

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you dont have to pay, biometrics are valid for 10 years and they will know that ur wife is exempted
Sorry, this is only partially true: biometrics are valid for 10 years.

BUT: longstanding policy has been that PR applicants must give new biometrics when applying. (Why? Don't know).

BUT: right now, due to covid, they have waived this requirement for those with valid biometrics. (They could cancel this at any time, in theory).

My point is that applicants should be aware that due to this series of 'nested "buts"', some oddities may come up. Like requests to pay when there have already been biometrics given. Some may prefer to pay and avoid potential delays, some may prefer to deal with it later.

Almost always these seem to work themselves out as IRCC figures it out, though.
 
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