Canadian Immigration News
Canada to introduce new Application form for Permanent Residency
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
In order to process immigration applications more efficiently, new form for permanent resident (PR) applications named 'Generic Application Form for Canada' (IMM0008) will be introduced and taken effect from July 18, 2011 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
The new form will replace all existing PR application forms and affect all the applications from both Canada and outside Canada. This change is administrative, not legislative and is in accordance with CIC's modernization initiative.
The IMM0008 is considered as a logical continuation from temporary residents to permanent residents. It integrates many different forms for PR and creates one universal application for all Canadian permanent residence categories.
The following enhancements/features are introduced in the new form:
To achieve gains in efficiency, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the form electronically by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. However, those completed "by hand" will still be accepted until March 31, 2012.
If you are interested in Immigration to Canada, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Canada.