Quick Help

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 Category: FAQ


       Differences between the processes - intercountry adoption
       How do I adopt a child from another country?
       Should I apply for permanent residence for my adopted child, rather than Canadian citizenship?
       How long will the adoption process take?
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 Application Status
       If I apply today, do the processing times show how long it will take to process my application?
       Why are there differences in processing times among regions and offices?
       How can I check the status of my application?
       How are processing times calculated?
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 Applying General
 Applying Online
       If I am already in Canada, will I have to give my biometrics?
       Will it take longer to get my visa because I have to give my biometrics?
       How long will my fingerprints given for biometrics be kept?
       Why do I have to give my biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when I apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit?
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 Caregiver Program
       Can I leave Canada after I mail my citizenship application?
       What is a non-routine citizenship application?
       Can I count any time I’ve spent outside of Canada toward the physical presence requirement when applying for citizenship?
       What does “adequate knowledge” of English or French mean when applying for citizenship?
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 Express Entry
 Immigration representatives
       Tips on Choosing a Representative
       What could happen if I do not tell Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) I paid an immigration representative?
       What should I do if CIC returns my application, saying my representative is not authorized?
 Leaving/Returning to Canada
 Permanent Residents
 Settlement services
       Who is eligible to take government-funded language classes?
       I'm working or studying in Canada temporarily. Can I take Government of Canada funded language classes?
 Sponsoring your family
       How do I ensure that my sponsorship application is not delayed or refused?
       Does CIC recognize marriages conducted by proxy, telephone, internet and fax?
       When will the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) re-open to new applications?
       What does the Government of Canada consider to be a common-law relationship?
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       I need to calculate family size when applying for the parent and grandparent super visa. Whom should I include?
       Do I really need an eTA to fly to or transit through Canada since there is a leniency period?
       How does the parent and grandparent super visa differ from a visitor visa?
       What is a business visitor?
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 Work permits
       I have applied to extend my work permit. Can I travel outside Canada?
       Can my spouse or common-law partner work in Canada?
       Can I apply for a work permit from inside Canada?
       Can my spouse or common-law partner and dependent children come with me to Canada?
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