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How IRCC Forms Are Signed And Validated

How IRCC Forms Are Signed And Validated is one of the greatest problems that visa applicants face when dealing with IRCC.

How IRCC Forms Are Signed And Validated is one of the greatest problems that visa applicants face when dealing with IRCC. Before you sign or validate your IRCC form, you have to follow some necessary steps for an easy process. In this article, you get all the necessary information you need when you want to sign and validate your IRCC forms.

Before this era of the use of Internet, immigration forms were submitted by mail but online applications are still a problem for some persons. There are list of applications which must be submitted online. they are.,

  • Application for permanent residence using express entry
  • application for eTAs to visit Canada without a visa
  • Temporary resident visa, study permit, work permit.

IRCC Canada

IRCC means Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It was formally known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) which was changed in 2015 by the new government of Canada. The government department deals with all matters of Immigration in Canada.

There should be no confusion on the difference between IRCC and CIC, individuals and stakeholders should note that CIC and IRCC are not two separate departments.

A document or publication may refer to CIC in one instance and IRCC in another but you should know that they are actually referring to the same department.

IRCC is not so much a new department it is only new in name but not in function, its only a successor to CIC that has existed for many years; the difference is that CIC has had its mandate slightly modified and been renamed as IRCC.

However, some institutions and stakeholders still use the name CIC in place of IRCC such as the Canadian provincial and territorial governments.

You should note that they are still the same department handling Immigration in Canada.

IRCC Login

Before you can submit your application online to IRCC for any kind of Immigration process to Canada, you must first of all create your IRCC account where you upload your documents and submit your application.

You also use it to submit and pay for your application fees, get messages related to your application, check the status of your application and update your information.

When you are done with creating your IRCC account, you will have your GCKEY which is your secure account.

Hence, next time you want to log in to your account, you will simply sign in with your GCKey user ID and password.

You also have a second option to sign in with your online Canadian banking information if you have an existing account with any bank partnering with IRCC/CIC.

IRCC Contact

As an applicant you may need urgent information from IRCC, so it is very necessary that you have the contact information of IRCC. Below is a list of IRCC contact for easy access

Telephone

:1-888-242-2100 (in Canada only)

TTY:

Call us via the Bell Relay service (BRS): (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

1-800-855-0511 (Voice to TTY)

711 (TTY to Voice)

1-800-855-1155 (TTY to TTY)

Email

Email for general questions: [email protected] Email for technical questions: [email protected] Online Help Centre. IRCC offices in Canada.

Website

www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html

Callers from outside Canada

  • From the UK and Ireland dial 141 before the number.
  • On a GSM phone from any country dial #31#613-944-4000.
  • In Argentina, dial *31# from a landline, and *31* or #31# for mobile phones.
  • From Hong Kong dial 133 before the number.
  •        ” South Africa dial *31* (Telkom) before the number.
  • From cellphones in Asia and elsewhere dial +1 613 944 4000.

You can also reach out to IRCC via social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook.

How To Know If You Can Submit Your Visitor Via, Study or Wok Permit Application Online

Here, you must first submit the come to Canada online questionnaire which will help evaluate if you are eligible to apply online or not as a visitor, student or worker.

The questionnaire generates a personal checklist code which will be needed for your online submission process. Once you have this code, you can apply for your visitor, study or work permit online.

If you wish to submit any application to IRCC online, you must need to sign it first. When you create a profile on the federal website, you must create a profile and you must also agree with the conditions.

Agreeing to the terms of the file takes a proxy for your signature. However, you do not need to sign the main form (primary form) except for any other form required for the application.

If you are honest with your application, your visa will come faster than when you submit it on a paper application.

Validating IRCC Forms

Some of your submitted forms has to be validated even if you are mailing directly to IRCC and this will make you unable to print the form until they are complete. There are forms which must be validated and they include.,

  • Form IMM 1295
  •       ”  IMM 5257 ( TRV form)
  • Form IMM5409 (Statutory declaration form).

To know if the form has to be validated, it must have a button on it which says validate. A validated form that is out of date cannot be uploaded online.

How To Validate A Form

To validate a form, you must press the top button on the form but at times the validation might not work and if it is not working, check if the form is complete like the check boxes not clearly marked and if the check boxes for mandatory questions haven’t been filled properly, you will not be able to validate your form.

Another thing is if you are filling a Temporary Resident Visa form, you do not have to backdate it earlier than the date you are completing the form otherwise you wont be able to validate the form.

If after doing the above and you still cannot validate your form then check if your adobe reader is up to date as if it is not up to date , your form cannot be validated.

You can also validate your IRCC form using the Java Script. The Java script allows the form to function the way they do.

If the Java Script is turned off then you wont be able to validate your form. You can turn on your Java script by clicking on the edit menu and select preferences and then select Java script and ensure it is enabled.

How to sign forms on cic.gc.ca that are submitted online

When you submit your application form online to IRCC, you must need to ‘sign’ it. Though it is possible to “sign” many pdfs nowadays, IRCC has not been able to upgrade to that level yet.

You will have to take your signature through another way for the main application.

So, when you create  your profile on canada.ca  (or GCKey on any federal government website) you must both create a profile and agree to the terms and conditions.

This is how to show your consent and show show that you agree to the terms of service. The creation of the profile and agreeing to the various steps of the process is taken as a proxy for your signature.

You may not need to sign the primary form but you must still sign any other form required for your application with a signature box on it.

FAQs

Q. What is IRCC?

Ans. IRCC means Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It was formally known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) which was changed in 2015 by the new government of Canada. The government department deals with all matters of Immigration in Canada.

Q. What is IRCC processing time?

Ans. The processing time for IRCC application depends on the program and the country from which you are applying.

This processing time tells you how long it took us to process most in the past. Your application may be delayed or returned if it’s not complete.

Your processing time from the day that IRCC receives your complete application and ends when a decision is taken your application. It may also vary depending on how many applications that ICRC received.

Q. What is the difference between IRCC and CIC?

Ans. CIC and IRCC are not two separate departments. A document or publication may refer to CIC in one instance and IRCC in another but you should know that they are actually referring to the same department.

IRCC is not so much a new department it is only new in name but not in function, its only a successor to CIC that has existed for many years; the difference is that CIC has had its mandate slightly modified and been renamed as IRCC.

However, some institutions and stakeholders still use the name CIC in place of IRCC such as the Canadian provincial and territorial governments.

Q. How do I apply for IRCC in Canada?

Ans. To apply for IRCC in Canada, an applicant must follow the steps below

  1. Fill out the online form.
  2. Scan and upload the documents.
  3. Pay your fees.
  4. Submit your complete application.
  5. After you apply.
  6. Check your application status.