Armstrong Immigration, being a reputed immigration consultancy firm in Alberta receives a number of inquiries about PR and immigration from individuals who have no legal status in the country they are residing and who wish to immigrate to Canada. The two common concerns they usually have are:
1. Whether their illegal status will make them ineligible for immigration to Canada.
2. Whether their paperwork will be filed with the Canadian visa office or in the country they are illegally residing.
When it comes to eligibility, illegal status in a third country will not at all render an individual to immigrate to Canada, unless a case of criminality is involved.
At Armstrong Immigration, our visa consultants can file the required paperwork with the Canadian visa office in the country the applicant is currently residing. This is possible, if:
(i) the applicant has at any point resided lawfully in the past in that country for at least a period of one year or more, OR
(ii) the applicant is in possession of a valid visa that gives him/her the authorization to remain in that country for a period of at least one year.
In any of these conditions is not fulfilled, the documentation must be filed with the Canadian visa office which normally serves the applicant’s home country/ habitual residence country /country of citizenship.
If the information you provide about your qualification is accurate, Armstrong Immigration can provide you with a favorable assessment for filing Application for Permanent Residence, even if it needs to be submitted to your country’s Canadian visa office. As Armstrong Immigration provides reliable consultation, as long as you have been fairly assessed by us, you should not fear to submit your Application for Permanent Residence outside the country where you currently illegally reside. Even if an interview is required, Armstrong Immigration will assist you at every step of the way. Stay assured, as you’ll receive the immigrant visa and then be able to begin a new life with status in Canada instead of continuing to live in fear of deportation where you currently illegally reside.
The other thing to always keep in mind is, the Canadian Immigration laws, regulations and policies are always subject to change at any time without any prior or advance notice. We can make no assurance as whatsoever you will still qualify if you defer your proposed Canadian Immigration plans to a later date.