Applying for a Canadian Visa as a Mexican or Bahraini Citizen

One of the most exciting opportunities that Canadian has to offer is the chance to be an immigrant in your own country, or at least in a country with many of the same benefits and freedoms as your home country. If you are a citizen of Mexico or Bahrain, however, you might find yourself wondering if it’s even possible to immigrate to Canada as either of these citizens, let alone which immigration pathway would be best for you to pursue. This guide will answer your questions about both Mexican and Bahraini immigration to Canada so that you can decide what option is best for you and your family.

Step 1: Get your documents ready

Depending on your nationality, you’ll need different types of documents to prove your identity, education, and work experience. Visit Canada’s visa website to find out exactly what you’ll need. You can also talk to an immigration consultant about what documents you might be missing. A Canadian visa specialist can help with other questions about how to apply for a Canadian student visa if you already have your documents ready. And there are specific visa application requirements if you are under 18 years old (you will need to submit legal documentation from one or both parents). You may want to get started by visiting CIC’s website and seeing their step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a Canadian student visa. Canadian Visa for Bahrain Citizens

Step 2: Know when to apply

You can apply for a Canadian visa whenever you’re ready, but there are certain times when getting a visa will be easier than others. You should also know that you can travel to Canada with an expired work permit, so if your work permit is expiring soon, you have a few options. You can apply for an extension to your current visa before it expires. Or, if it’s about to expire on a weekend or public holiday and you don’t want to miss an opportunity to travel with it still valid until its official expiration date, then you could apply earlier than necessary.

Step 4: Submit your application

All application fees must be paid in Canadian dollars. You can make your payment using an electronic payment service provider (e.g., PayPal). If you choose to use an electronic payment service provider, be aware that some of these providers will charge you a fee to make your online payment. The Embassy of Canada cannot refund any payments made to an electronic payment service provider, regardless of whether your application is successful. For example, when making your online credit card payment, please note that although PayPal may appear in the site’s title bar or ads banner, it is not affiliated with our Government of Canada websites and does not process payments on their behalf. Fees are non-refundable regardless of whether your application is approved or refused.

Step 5: Print the forms you need

You will have to print out some of your forms and bring them with you to get fingerprinted. You will also need to bring your passport with you and make sure it has at least six months of validity left on it. Here is a list of documents you will need to print out: • Canadian Visa Application Form. • Canadian Permanent Residence Questionnaire. • Canadian Police Clearance Certificate. • Employment Letter from your Company. • Marriage Certificate (if applicable).• Two Passport-sized photos. Canadian Visa for Mexican Citizens

Step 6: Pay the fees 

All fees are payable in Canadian dollars only. Applicants are responsible for making sure they have sufficient funds available to pay their Canadian visa application processing fee, any additional costs related to printing and mailing required documents, as well as providing proof of sufficient funds to support themselves while in Canada. Note: Fees may change without notice; however all fees charged by IRCC will be equal to or lower than those charged by other organizations performing similar services. Fees can be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), personal cheque, money order payable to the Government of Canada, or wire transfer.

Step 7: Take the time required at the visa office

The vast majority of countries require that your application be sent through an outside courier service. In many cases, you will need to present your documents in person at your local Canadian visa office to finalize your application. The only exception is for a handful of countries where electronic applications are permitted. Follow up with your Canadian immigration department to learn more about whether it is acceptable to mail in (submit) an electronic Canadian visa application from a country other than Canada, Mexico, and Bahrain.

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