An invitation to apply (ITA) lottery was conducted between October 12 and October 20 by Canada for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).
For this year’s program, ITAs were issued to 155,000 sponsors who submitted interest forms for sponsorship in 2020, the pool of potential sponsors from which ITAs were awarded.
As far as Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are concerned, their objective for this year is to accept a maximum of 15,000 completed applications. You may be one of those fortunate individuals. Below, we will describe what you can do if you receive an ITA for this year’s PGP.
In addition, applicants will no longer be able to submit paper applications for the PGP. Applications are only accepted if applicants have been invited. In the absence of an ITA, applications will be returned.
If you have received an invitation status from IRCC, verify that you have received it before applying. Likely, you haven’t received an e-mail confirming receipt of an ITA even though the web form confirms you have received one, so be sure to check your spam and junk folders, as well as your physical mail, if you have.
A prospective applicant receives a physical ITA if IRCC cannot email them. Lastly, confirm that you meet all the criteria for the PGP as set forth by the IRCC, including:
If you wish to ensure your application is accurate and complete, you may wish to hire an immigration lawyer. An immigration lawyer may be used by PGP 2022 applicants with the consent of the IRCC.
The IRCC’s guide outlines the steps you need to follow when preparing and submitting your application.
Prospective applicants are provided a document checklist by IRCC to prevent them from missing any forms/materials that may result in their application being returned.
Please review the instructions provided and complete all forms sections wholly and accurately. You can mark “N/A” or “Not Applicable” for sections that don’t apply to you.
If more than one person is sponsored through a single application, fees will vary depending on the individual’s circumstances (children, spouses, etc.).
Make sure every question on the application has been answered and the application has been electronically signed. Ensure you include all required documents, including your processing fee receipt and confirmation letter for your ITA.
It takes an average of 37 months to process PGP applications (including time for sponsorship participants to provide their biometric data). On its website, IRCC outlines its current average processing timeframe, though this may change at any time.
On IRCC’s website, you can create an account for the person(s) you are sponsoring. This will allow them to receive instant email updates and more detailed information about their status.
A Super Visa is available to people who never received an IELTS for their parents or grandparents, which they could explore. Immigration and Refugee Board Super Visas can be obtained by the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and (PRs). If they wish to stay in Canada for a maximum of five years, immigrants may extend their stay by up to two years.
By following these step by step, you won’t face hurdles to applying for PGP in 2022. If you need expert assistance, Dev Immigration can help. They have contributed to the successful approval of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2022.