PCC and Medical Exam for Canada PR- The two Crucial Documents you need After Receiving ITA

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on September 5, 2018


crucial document for canada pr

Canada immigration process demands multiple documents from the applicants, especially, if you are applying for permanent residence. Some of these documents you require to register your profile in Federal Express Entry system or any similar immigration program, i.e. IELTS Test for English Proficiency and ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) to verify your qualifications obtained.

On the other hand, there are certain documents, which you need after receiving  Invitation to Apply for Canada PR from IRCC  (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). We are not talking about the general documents, that you submit with your application, i.e. passport/travel documents, photograph, employment records, proof of funds documents, etc. There are two distinct documents you require submit after receiving the ITA, i.e. PCC and Medical Exam Certificate.

Crucial Documents you need After Receiving ITA

There two key documents which you need once ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR has been received from IRCC. You get 60 days’ time to submit complete Canada PR application. Usually, after submitting your documents, you are asked to provide a Police Clearance Certificate and Medical examination certificate.

Also readMoving to Canada in 2018? Make PR Documentation Process hassle free with Visas Avenue

Medical Examination

Express entry is the largely popular Canada PR program, so in this page, medical exam process has been explained in the context of the same. Here are some key instructions you must follow to before going for a medical exam for Canada PR (Express entry).

  • You need to have a medical exam from a panel physician before you apply for Canada PR (once ITA is received). Your family members must also have one, even if they are not accompanying you
  • You are advised to complete your medical exam as soon as you get your invitation to apply.
  • Your Medical exam must be legitimate, when you submit your application for PR, and when you land in Canada
  • It is suggested to complete the exam as close as possible to the date you submit your online application.
  • The panel physician will give you an information printout sheet and IMM 1017B Upfront Medical Report form. Submit a copy of these documents when you apply online.
  • Your PR application won’t get approved in case your health status is found as a danger to Canada’s public health or safety or likely to result in excessive demand on health or social services in Canada

Police Certificate for Canada PR

Obtaining the Police certificate may take a longer time. Hence it is advised to ask for the same as soon as your profile is in the pool. In case you received the ITA for Canada PR and you still don’t have the same, you should ask for it straightaway.

Here are few key points to note down with regards to PCC.

  • You may not be allowed to enter Canada if your criminal record is found.
  • Police certificate required for:
    • you and your family members who are 18 years or above
    • every country you (or a family member) lived in during the last 10 years for 6 months or more in a row
  • Police certificates need to be the scanned copies of the original certificate(s) in colour.
  • Certified true copies or unauthorized copies won’t be accepted and may result in rejection of the application

Get complete documentation assistance from a registered immigration consultant

To get complete Canada PR documentation process assistance, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue Immigration- a genuine and registered Visa consultancy for Canada immigration and PR.

You may call Visas Avenue certified Immigration expert on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- info@visasavenue.com.


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Express Entry Application time reduced- Get your application Ready before ITA

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on July 2, 2018


Express Entry Timeline

In a recent Canada immigration update, IRCC reduced the deadline for submitting the complete Canada PR application to 60 days, which was 90 days earlier. This deadline starts once you have received the Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). The decision was taken in the interest of the applicant, i.e. to reduce the overall application time of express entry permanent residency application.

However, it has actually made the applicants little more concerned, as they have got lesser time to prepare their document and application. Let’s take a look at how you need to prepare your application after the new update.

EE Deadline reduced- time to prepare the application fast

Now, as the time for submitting Express Entry application reduced already, as an applicant, you need to be on your toes and get your file ready as early as possible. In fact, it’s better not to wait for your ITA (Invitation to apply) for Canadian permanent residency and go about preparing your application straight away.

Also read-Express Entry PR application deadline reduced to 60 days from 90 w.e.f. June 26, 2018

Well, it’s obvious that you cannot fill the application form in advance, however, you can do following things:

  • Get the documents ready

Once you have registered your profile in express entry, and you are confident about your chances, you must start preparing your documents and don’t have to wait for the ITA. If you will start preparing your documents after ITA, you will just get 60 days for the same and hence, it will all be in hurry. Whereas, if you start preparing your documents in advance, you can do everything in a relaxed and planned way without any haste or chaos.

  • Go through the application

It’s wise to ready your visa application format well in advance and understands the information and requirements to be filled in the application. There is no point waiting for the last moment and then running around to understand a particular instruction.

  • Confirm the process in advance

You must confirm the stepwise process and guidelines you require following on receipt of ITA. You must explore the process needs to be followed as well as the documents required, once an applicant receives the invitation to apply.

  • Take help from a registered Visa Consultancy service

If you are not well versed with the process guidelines or required documents, it’s wise to take help and assistance from a registered Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy firm. A Visa Consultancy service helps you in filing visa, documentation part as well as following up your application through various means.

Lastly, advanced preparation is always handy, especially in a complex procedure such as Immigration to an overseas country. Hence, it’s always good to make your process simpler by getting most of the things ready well in advance.

Need assistance from an immigration expert?

If you seek, advice, assistance or complete immigration documentation support from a certified Canada Immigration expert, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue- a leading and registered Immigration Documentation Consultancy Agency in India.

You may contact Visas Avenue qualified immigration expert on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- info@visasavenue.com.


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