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How to Submit Additional Documents to the IRCC Portal Account?

This article provides a comprehensive guide on submitting additional documents to the IRCC Portal for immigration applications, outlining the types of required documents, the uploading process through services like BorderPass, and essential tips to ensure a smooth documentation process.

Submitting additional documents is necessary to ensure the success of your visa, study permit, or permanent residency application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Applicants may need to submit more documents to IRCC if their circumstances change or if IRCC requests more information. Knowing the requirements and types of documents is essential for smooth processing.

Navigating the IRCC's procedures for providing extra information can be complicated, but following the correct protocol is paramount.

Services like BorderPass can further empower immigrants by helping organize and manage their documentation throughout the immigration process.

Requirements to Submit Additional Documents to the IRCC

This section provides a detailed overview of the specific requirements for submitting additional documents to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Who Can Submit Additional Documents?

Only individuals with an existing IRCC application are eligible to submit additional documents. 

These documents should be directly related to the IRCC application you have already submitted. They should be submitted through the appropriate channels as specified by IRCC. 

It is important to note that only applicants with an existing IRCC application are eligible to submit additional documents, and any documents submitted must be relevant and supportive of the original application.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) typically reviews additional documents applicants submit while processing their immigration applications. Timing varies based on application type, volume, and complexity.

Types of Documents Accepted by IRCC

IRCC accepts a range of document types, including but not limited to additional identity documents, proof of work experience, educational transcripts, and updated forms.

Documents can be in formats such as JPG, JPEG, or PDF and must be clear and legible.

How to Upload Your Documents to Your BorderPass Document Vault

As a part of your application process, you must upload several documents into your BorderPass Document Vault. Once you have started an application, your Document Vault will indicate what you must upload.

To upload your documents, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your Document Vault from your application
  2. Choose the document you wish to upload from the list of documents
  3. Click on the upload icon on the page's right
  4. Select your document and click "open"

Your document has now been successfully uploaded!

Fees and Processing Times for Document Submissions

Typically, there are no separate fees for the submission of additional documents. However, processing times can vary depending on the type of document submitted and the IRCC's current workload. 

Applicants will not receive immediate confirmation and should monitor their email and application status for any updates.

What Are Additional Documents to be Submitted to the IRCC?

When applying to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), applicants may be required to submit additional documents to support their application. 

Submitting the required documentation according to IRCC specifications is crucial in reviewing your eligibility. So, ensure you provide the documents per the guidelines to avoid delays or complications in your application process.

Employment Reference Letters

Applicants need to provide Employment Reference Letters detailing their work experience. These letters should include the job title, duties, duration of employment, and company contact information.

Updated Passport Pages

Updated Passport Pages, especially those with new travel history or renewed personal details, must be submitted. These pages provide essential information confirming the applicant's identity and travel records.

Marriage and Birth Certificates

Marriage and Birth Certificates are necessary to establish family ties and the identity of dependants. IRCC requires these certificates to assess personal circumstances and the legitimacy of relationships.

Additional Personal Statement or Explanation Letter

An Additional Personal Statement or Explanation Letter might be necessary to clarify discrepancies or gaps in your application. It should be concise and factually address any issue directly.

Language Test Results

Official Language Test Results must provide evidence of proficiency in English or French. These scores are fundamental to the immigration process, showcasing the applicant's ability to integrate into Canadian society.

Photographs as per Specifications

Applicants should submit Photographs as per Specifications, which must comply with the IRCC's size and format requirements to help establish their identity.

Job Offer Letter (If Applicable)

A Job Offer Letter is essential for applicants who have received employment in Canada. This document supports the claim of arranged employment and can affect the Comprehensive Ranking System score.

Provincial Nomination Certificate (If Applicable)

Those with a Provincial Nomination Certificate have a significant advantage. This document proves that a Canadian province has nominated the applicant for immigration.

Benefits of a BorderPass Document Vault

Using a BorderPass Document Vault simplifies the documentation process during your application. It efficiently tracks required submissions and streamlines your digital file management for immigration-related forms.

Everything Is in One Place, at Your Fingertips

The Document Vault is a centralized repository for all your immigration documents. 

Applicants no longer need to search through various folders or emails when preparing for an application. BorderPass clearly indicates the required documents, ensuring you're prepared to proceed immediately.

The Vault Makes It Easy to Complete Your Applications

With the BorderPass user-friendly platform, uploading documents is straightforward. Completing applications is notably enhanced since it's clear what to upload and when. 

By removing guesswork and disorganization, the Document Vault contributes to a smoother application process, allowing applicants to address requirements methodically.

Key Takeaways

When applicants need to submit additional documents to the IRCC Portal, they should follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to the Portal: Use your credentials to access the IRCC Portal.
  2. Navigate to Applications: Find the 'View the applications you submitted' section.
  3. Locate Status Link: Click on 'Check full application status.'
  4. Select 'How to submit additional documents' for guidance.
  5. Uploading Process: Click the link in the application status section to upload documents.
  6. Format & Information: Ensure your documents are in acceptable formats (such as PDF and DOC). If additional context is needed, you can upload a letter of explanation.
  7. After Submission: If you have further questions or concerns, contact us using the IRCC Web form.

Follow the IRCC's document upload instructions carefully to avoid delays. IRCC issues an AOR document after you apply, and the processing time officially begins on the date of the AOR.


How Will I Know If IRCC Needs Additional Documents from Me?

You'll be notified by BorderPass.

Suppose additional documents are required to process your application. In that case, the platform will notify you and provide the necessary documents. The notification will be sent to the email address or phone number you provided when submitting your application.

Are There Specific Formats for the Documents I Submit to My Document Vault?

Yes, IRCC has specific format requirements for documents submitted through the portal. Documents must be in a PDF, JPG, TIFF, or PNG format and should not exceed the file size limit outlined by IRCC. 

What Happens If I Don't Submit the Requested Documents on Time?

Failing to submit the requested documents within the given deadline can delay processing or even result in the application being refused. It is essential to submit all required documents as soon as possible to avoid any negative impact on the application's outcome.

Suppose an applicant is having difficulty meeting the deadline. In that case, they should contact IRCC immediately to seek guidance or consider requesting an extension if possible.

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