Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada

IMMIGRATION

Table of Contents
Appendix A: Document Checklist Appendix B: Police Certificates/Clearances Appendix C: Photo Specifications Appendix D: Medical Instructions

Canada
Family Class

Sponsorship of parents, grandparents, adopted children and other relatives Visa Office Specific Instructions

Abu Dhabi

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IMM 3146 E (01-2006)

Appendix A Checklist
Assemble all your documents as listed. Check ( ) each applicable item on the checklist and attach the checklist to your documents (a paper clip will do). Do not send originals. Send photocopies of all documents, except the Engagement (if you intend to live in the province of Quebec) and the police certificates, which must be originals. If your documents are not in English or French, send a certified translation with a copy of the originals.

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IMMIGRATION FORMS Check that they are complete and, where applicable, signed: Application for Permanent Residence - This form is completed by you, the principal applicant. Schedule 1 - You and each of your family members 18 years of age or older must complete their own copy of the form Schedule 1 - Background/Declaration. Additional Family Information - You and each of your family members 18 years of age or older must complete their own copy of this form. Use of a Representative - If you want us to deal with a representative on your behalf, be sure you have completed and signed this form.

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IDENTITY AND CIVIL STATUS DOCUMENTS Birth, marriage, final divorce, annulment or separation certificates for you and spouse or commonlaw partner; death certificate for former spouse if applicable.

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CHILDREN'S INFORMATION • Children’s birth certificates (which name their parents); • Adoption papers for adopted dependent children; • Proof of custody for children under the age of 18 and proof that the children may be removed from the jurisdiction of the court; • Proof of continuous full time studies of all dependent children aged 22 or over: • complete school records or transcripts since attaining age 22, letters from the school(s) indicating the number of hours of classes attended per day, and the number of days attended per week, and • proof of full financial support by parents since reaching age 22.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND PASSPORTS • Passports or travel documents for you, your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. Only include copies of pages showing the passport number, date of issue and expiry, your photo, name, date and place of birth. • If you live in a country different from your nationality include a copy of your visa for the country where you currently live. • You and your family members must hold a valid regular passport to obtain a permanent resident visa; diplomatic, official, service or public affairs passports are not valid for immigration to Canada.

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PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP IN CANADA • Proof of relationship to your sponsor in Canada, such as birth, marriage or adoption certificates. • If your sponsor is a permanent resident of Canada: photocopy of his or her Record of Landing (IMM 1000), Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Permanent Resident Card. • If your sponsor is a Canadian citizen: proof of Canadian citizenship, such as a photocopy of pages of a Canadian passport or Canadian citizenship card.

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POLICE CERTIFICATES AND CLEARANCES Original Police certificates or clearances, from each country in which you and everyone in your family aged 18 years or over have lived for six months or longer since reaching the age of 18. You must attach the original police document(s). If you have not been able to obtain police certificate(s) or clearance(s) attach a note explaining why. Consult our Web site at www.cic.gc.ca/english/police-cert for specific and up-to-date information on how to obtain police certificates from any country.

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ENGAGEMENT Original of the Engagement if your intention is to live in the province of Quebec.

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PHOTO REQUIREMENTS Supply four (4) recent photos for each member of your family and yourself. Follow the instructions in your application guide (see Photos in section on completing the Application for Permanent Residence in Canada) and in Appendix C: Photo Specifications.

Mailing your application
Place all of your documents in a sealed envelope and mail them to: The Canadian Embassy Immigration Section P.O. 6970 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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Appendix B Obtaining Police Certificates/Clearances
Consult our Web site at www.cic.gc.ca/english/police-cert for specific and up-to-date information on how to obtain police certificates from any country.

BAHRAIN

In Bahrain: Obtain an application form (Form PS/CID/30) for Good Conduct Certificates from: Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) P.O. Box 26698, Manama State of Bahrain Include with your completed application form: • applicable fees; • three matte (non-glossy) photos; • a photocopy of the first four pages of your passport; • a photocopy of all previous Bahraini resident permits; • a full set of fingerprints obtained from the local police authority; and • a copy of the Canadian visa office’s letter requesting the Good Conduct Certificate for purposes of immigration to Canada. Outside Bahrain: Apply for a Good Conduct Certificate from the Bahraini embassy. In Kuwait: Complete the Request for Police Certificate form and have this form stamped and signed by an official at the Canadian embassy in Kuwait. Provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, parents' full names, passport number, date and place of issue, expiry date of passport, occupation, dates of residence and name and address of the sponsor who brought you to work in Kuwait (if you are a foreign resident) to: Department of Criminal Evidences Ministry of the Interior Farwaniya district, Kuwait City Outside Kuwait: You must return to Kuwait to apply for a police certificate or send a representative on your behalf to apply for the certificate in person. You will not be able to obtain a police certificate if you are an Omani citizen who married a foreigner. In Oman: You must apply in writing for a Good Conduct Certificate. Your letter must state that the certificate is for Canadian immigration purposes and include your full name, date and place of birth, nationality, passport number, date and place of issuance, profession and dates of residence in the sultanate. Include a letter from the Canadian visa office stating that you intend to immigrate to Canada. Send your request to: Inspector General of Police and Customs P.O. Box 2 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman You must also report to the Royal Oman Police for fingerprint comparisons. Outside Oman: You must follow the same procedures as above. Also include your fingerprints accompanied by a letter from a Canadian authority certifying the fingerprints.

KUWAIT

OMAN

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QATAR

In Qatar To apply, write a letter in Arabic stating the reason for the request. Include four 4 x 6 cm photos, a copy of the passport you used in Qatar with the dates of entry and departure clearly shown, your current passport and your residence permit. Mail your application to: Director of Criminal Evidence and Information Department (C.E.I.D.) P.O. Box 3883 Doha State of Qatar Telephone number: (974) 447-1222 or 447-1444 Outside Qatar Obtain certificates from a Qatari embassy or consulate by providing a letter in Arabic stating the reason for the request. Include four 4 x 6 cm photos, a copy of the passport you used in Qatar with the dates of entry and departure clearly shown, your current passport, your residence permit and fingerprints on an official form from the security department of the country in which you currently live. Obtain a Good Conduct Certificate from the police department of the emirate in which you live or lived. If you currently live in Dubai: Submit a copy of your passport, a copy of your residence visa, two photos and the applicable fees to: Criminal Investigation Department Dubai Police General Headquarters P.O. Box 1493, Dubai, UAE Telephone number: 971-04-269-2222 If you lived in Dubai: Submit a set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy in the country where you currently live, a copy of your passport, a copy of the cancelled residence visa and the applicable fees. Applications are not accepted by mail. A friend or an agent in the UAE may submit the application on your behalf. If you currently live in Abu Dhabi: Submit your original passport, a copy of your passport and residence visa, three photos and the applicable fees to: General Police Directorate Criminal Investigation Section Telephone number: 971-02-446-1461 If you lived in Abu Dhabi: Submit a set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy in the country where you currently live, a copy of your passport, a copy of the cancelled residence visa and the applicable fees. You may send your application by courier with a pre-paid airwaybill. If you currently live in Sharjah: Submit a copy of your passport, a copy of the residence visa, two photos and the applicable fees to: Sharjah Police P.O. Box 29 Sharjah, UAE Telephone number: 06-563-1111 If you lived in Sharjah: Submit a set of fingerprints certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy in the country where you currently live, a copy of your passport, a copy of the cancelled residence visa and the applicable fees. You may send your application by courier with a pre-paid airwaybill. If you live or lived in other emirates (Umm Al Quain, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah): Inquire at the local police department.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Saudi Arabia issues police certificates to current residents only. The Canadian Embassy issues upon request a signed letter of introduction to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These are available at: Visa Section Embassy of Canada P.O. Box 94321 Riyadh Fax number: 01-488-9657 If you live in eastern Saudi Arabia (Jeddah/Makkah, etc.): You must obtain your police request letter from the Canadian Consulate in Jeddah: 11F Ali Reza Tower Madinah Road P.O. Box 9484 Jeddah 21413 Saudi Arabia Fax number: 02-653-0538 You may pick up your letter in person or request that the embassy or consulate send it by courier, at your expense. You may use any courier service. You must then present this letter along with valid identification and proof of legal residency in Saudi Arabia to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). If you are vetted by the MFA, you must then apply for the certificate in person at the relevant police headquarters. In Yemen: Apply to: Office of the Deputy General Director General Directorate of Criminal Investigations Ministry of Interior Sana’a, Yemen Telephone number: 01-274773 Outside Yemen: You must first be issued a letter of permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yemen before you can apply for a police clearance certificate. The letter of permission may be impossible to obtain outside Yemen.

SAUDI ARABIA

YEMEN

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Appendix C Photo Specifications
Notes to the applicant
TAKE THIS WITH YOU TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER • • Immigration photos are not the same as passport photos. Make sure that you provide the correct number of photos specified in the Checklist.

Notes to the photographer
The photos must:
• • • show a full front view of the person’s head and shoulders showing full face centred in the middle of the photograph; have a plain white background; be identical (black and white or colour) produced from the same untouched negative, or exposed simultaneously by a split-image or multi-lens camera;

The photos must:
• • measure between 25 mm and 35 mm (1” and 1 3/8”) from chin to crown have a 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8” x 1 3/4”) finished size

Max. 35 mm (1 3/8”)

35 mm (1 3/8”)

45 mm (1 3/4”)

Min. 25 mm (1”)

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Appendix D Medical Instructions
Everyone included in your application, whether accompanying you to Canada or not, is required to undergo a medical exam with a physician on our list of designated doctors. This includes children whom you have joint custody even if the children usually live with the other parent and will not accompany you to Canada. Do not initiate any medical tests until you receive the medical form and instructions. We will mail you instructions for the medical exam after assessing your application and making a positive selection decision. You will receive a medical form for you (and your family members, if applicable), instructions for arranging medical exams and a list of doctors in your area who are authorized to conduct medical exams. You must make an appointment with the designated doctor of your choice in your area. Bring proper identification (passport or birth certificate) for each family member to the appointment. Contact the doctor as soon as possible. You are responsible for all fees pertaining to the exam and mailing, as well as any further test or exam we may require. Medical reports and X-rays arising from the immigration medical exam become the property of the Canadian Immigration medical authorities and will not be returned to you. The permanent resident visa has the same validity as the medical results, that is, 12 months from the date of the first medical exam.

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