What to do after you get the Express Entry application for permanent residence?
If you are planning to settle permanently in Canada, then you need to submit an invitation application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizens Canada (IRCC). You will get only 90 days to fill in the complete information to the best of your knowledge and submit the application to the IRCC. If you fail to do so within 90 days, then your invitation will expire and you need to submit a new Express Entry profile.
The list of documents need are:
- Educational certificate
- Work experience letter
- Language test
- Birth certificate
- Police clearance certificate
- Valid passport
- Medical documents
- Photos of the main applicant and family members
The medical exam done by a physician should be approved by the IRCC. Apart from this, you need to provide the Police clearance certificate of the country that you lived six consecutive months or more in ten years. But if you are 18 years old or less you don’t require any police certificate.
Canada has become a bit cautious due to this ongoing pandemic. To prevent the spread of the covid-19, the Candidates are required to give the biometrics. If you have already given biometrics as part of a work visa, study permit in the last 10 years then you don’t need to submit it again.
Once you uploaded all the necessary documents and certificates and done with biometrics, you are good to go to submit your application. There are six months wait times for the IRCC to process your application but due to the pandemic, it is taking a little longer time in processing.
Here comes good news for those who are living outside Canada. IRCC is accepting the express entry application from them. Those who got the COPR can enter freely in Canada once the travel restrictions are lifted. Canada is most likely to launch some massive Express Entry Draws with Low CRS in near future to offer more ITAs to the candidate overseas.