How to translate passport stamps and visas for Canadian PR

Immigration procedures may vary in different provinces, but PR application process is generally similar. Certified translation of passport stamps and visas is a crucial part of your application. Your application for Permanent Residence should be very clear and well structured to avoid any doubts or ambiguity.

All stamps and visas have to be translated literally. And to make it easier for Citizenship and Immigration Canada to compare the translations with the originals the translations should be structured as close to the original text as possible.

If your documents are not in English or French, you will ne to submit:

– a certified copy of the original document;

– English or French translation;

– affidavit of the translator.

If you order a certified translation, affidavit will be attached to it anyway, so you will not need a separate one.

If the officials in Citizenship and Immigration Canada find some stamps or visas missing there is a higher chance that you might get a Residence Questionnaire (RQ). It is a document issued when Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials find that the applicant has not met the residency guidelines of eligibility for citizenship application.

You will make the CIC’s job easier if you submit certified translation of passport stamps and visas which will make your application process smoother and increase your chances for success.