Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 2220 Completing

Instructions and Help about When Form 2220 Completing

Are you planning to travel or emigrate to Canada apply for Canadian citizenship or sponsor a refugee are you filling out any other Citizenship and Immigration Canada applications excellent I'm here to help you complete your application correctly and avoid common errors that result in application delays and get you on your way faster hi my name is David and I work for Citizenship and Immigration Canada or CIC we get thousands of applications each year from people around the world it seems that Canada is a popular place what you may not know is that many applications we receive are incomplete sometimes applicants don't fill out their applications in full or they send applications that are missing some of the documents we need others forget to sign their forms in all of these cases we have to return the applications without processing them unfortunately this means that valuable time is lost while applicants resubmit their applications to us and wait for them to be processed I'm here to help you save time and worries watch carefully as I walk you through the most common mistakes that applicants make feel free to pause the video at any time to check your form and materials press play again when you're ready to continue and don't forget the video Center on our website has other useful tutorials to help you complete your application so be sure to take a look let's start with filling out your application all of our applications are available online the best way to fill out your form is on your computer it's easier to read and process some forms include a validate button at the top or bottom of the page if your form has this feature make sure to click the button once you've completed the form this will tell you if you filled out all sections if you haven't it will highlight incomplete sections of the form in red when you are working with our online or PDF forms remember that you can stop and save your work at any time this makes it easy for you to locate documents or research your answers you can return to your application later to finish it here's a real problem area often we find that people skip questions or leave them blank be sure to answer all the questions on your form do not leave any empty question boxes or blanks if the question does not apply to you simply write n/a meaning not applicable the lesson here send us a complete application answer all the questions it is also important to be clear with your answers to avoid confusion during processing sometimes we receive applications that are hard to read or difficult to understand if CIC staff do not understand or cannot read an answer the application will be returned the applicant has to fix the problem and resubmit the forms to us to be processed filling out your application on a computer is always the best approach answers are easier to read which makes applications easier to process another tip answer all questions completely in other words give us the facts sometimes people give vague or relevant answers try to avoid this by giving us complete and detailed answers for example if a question requests your address in Canada do not simply write Canada please provide as complete an address as possible at minimum include the name of the town or city and province in Canada if you are not sure of the exact location do not leave it blank make sure you search for the right answer and include it another common problem area is photos we have very specific photo requirements and these are clearly outlined in each application kit there are sometimes different for different applications we often receive photos that do not meet our specifications sometimes they're damaged or they're not clear too dark or have shadows unfortunately we have to return the entire application to you and ask to send new photos when you resubmit your application your best approach is to bring the photo specifications in your application package to your photographer check the photos when you receive them to make sure that they meet our needs when you're ready to submit your application remember to include all supporting documents this means photos fee receipts and supplementary forms supporting documents include items such as passports birth certificates medical information financial statements language tests assessments or sponsors forms go through the checklist to see what if any supporting documents are needed and include them with your application when applying by mail always send originals unless the application guide or document checklist says photocopies are acceptable another common mistake happens when applicants send us the wrong types of supporting documents keep in mind that we do not accept substitutes if we have asked for a birth certificate do not send a passport instead other identification that lists your complete name and birth date is not always acceptable read the questions carefully and go through our checklist to make sure that you are following the proper steps what do you do if you can no longer obtain an original document like a birth certificate that is needed for application if you are in this situation you must provide a statutory declaration or affidavit to find out when and how to provide a statutory declaration or affidavit refer to the guide in your application kit if you cannot provide an original document that is required tell us why do not leave the section blank and do not write n/a remember save time send us a complete application so you can get on your way faster be sure to provide us with the right number of identification documents if we have asked for more than one that means we need more than one for your application to be considered complete don't forget to fill out and include any supplementary forms that are required