How to Immigrate to Canada During Pregnancy?
Are you having sleepless nights thinking about the impact of your pregnancy on your Canadian PR visa application?
Well, you shouldn’t lose your sleep over this issue for sure. If you are still worried and have questions and concerns, reading this post will make you relax to a great extent. First of all, it is quite common to get pregnant as a primary applicant, while your application is in process or as a secondary applicant for that matter. Here is the detailed information, how you need to cope up with the pregnancy during visa application.
How to Enter Canada while being Pregnant?
Well, first of all, you have to do nothing complicated or intricate about your visa application. Consider it just information that you need to share with the immigration office like you share every detail with regards to you and your family.
Let the immigration office know about your Pregnancy status
Whether you are one week’s pregnant or into your 7th or 8th month, you must inform the immigration office about your status. Hiding information can make things complicated for you like your application procedure. So keep the office in the loop of all the information with regards to your individual health and family. Now, there are two scenarios to deal with basically, when you are going through a pregnancy during the Canadian immigration process, i.e.
The process to follow in the first few weeks of Pregnancy
If you are into the first couple of weeks of pregnancy, you would obviously inform the visa office about your status. Now, in this case, your medical examination will take place as usual, and you can undergo the simple medical examination using protective measures, however, you still need to consult with your doctor, to be safe side. Once you are medical examination is done your application will proceed further as usual.
However, if you decide against undergoing medical examination while being pregnant, then you will have to wait until the child is born to follow the process as explained below.
What if you are into 7th or 8th months’ Pregnant
Likewise, you will have to inform the visa office about your pregnancy status. You need to tell the immigration officer that you are entering Canada while pregnant of 7-8 months. In this case, the immigration officer may delay the processing of your visa application on your request (giving you the extra time), and you can continue with your visa application, once you are fit and healthy enough to give the medical examination.
Now, you will have to wait till the time the baby is born and as the process already in place, the newborn will be considered as the depended and have you to go through all the formalities, which you normally do in case of dependent accompanying you, i.e.
- Get the medical examination done of the baby
- Get the passport and birth certificate, etc. ready
- Pay the dependent child PR visa fees (children under 22)
- Proof of funds amount will increase with the addition in the family
Passport Request received and approval is in process
Once you have received a passport request, and process for visa approval is on, the status of Canada permanent resident pregnancy, won’t have an effect on your visa application, however, you can inform the office as usual process. If you have got the PR and you give birth to the child after moving to Canada, the child will get Canadian citizenship.
When to travel if you are pregnant?
Even if you have got the PR visa approval, traveling in later months of pregnancy can be hazardous. Hence, try to travel between 3-6 months. In all cases, if you are pregnant, it is highly recommended to consult with your doctor and travel only after getting essential certifications. Some airlines also need such certifications in case of pregnant women.
Take all necessary precautions, medications, etc. while boarding a flight being pregnant. Some airlines also allow pregnant passengers to walk around or stretch while seated, as high altitude exposure during pregnancy can lead to blood clotting, etc.
It’s always good to have a trusted immigration consultant or advisory service by your side, which can guide you with its experience, during such situations.
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