Permanent residence for extended family of former language and cultural advisors: Get your documents ready
Before you start your application, make sure you have all the documents you need. We may return your application to you if you’re missing anything.
You can find a full list of the forms you need in the document checklist [IMM 0187] (PDF, 360 KB). Use it to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need with your application.
Don’t submit original documents unless we ask you to. We won’t return the documents you send us. Make copies of everything before you submit your application.
Proof your extended family member, the former language and cultural advisor, worked with DND
We must be able confirm the employment of the former LCA (your family member who is currently in Canada) with the Department of National Defense (DND) to further process your application.
The former LCA should provide as many supporting documents as they can. This could include:
- employment letters of offer
- personal record identifier (PRI)
- terms of reference
- a personal evaluation
- pay stubs
If we’re not able to confirm the former LCA’s employment with DND, your application will be refused.
Proof to support your family relationship to the former language and cultural advisor
To prove your relationship to your extended family member in Canada (the former LCA) you must
- submit a statutory declaration [IMM 0186] (PDF, 275 KB), completed, dated and signed by the former LCA
- provide other proof of your relationship. We’ll accept
- birth or death certificates
- marriage certificates
If you can’t get a document, or if any are missing, provide both
- an affidavit that explains what you did to try and get this information
- a declaration that you’re related to the person for whom you’re missing the documents
Proof the former language and cultural advisor lives in Canada
You must submit a statutory declaration [IMM 0186] (PDF, 275 KB) your family member (the former LCA) completed, dated and signed.
Passport or travel documents
You and any eligible family members coming with you must have either:
- a valid passport or travel document
- a valid identity document or statutory declaration (as described under sections 178(1) and 178(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations), if you don’t have a passport or travel document
You must provide copies of these documents for you and your family members
- birth certificates
- national identity documents (tazkiras) (if this applies)
- legal documents showing name or date of birth changes (if this applies)
If you include your children in your application
You must provide copies of any of these that apply
- their school records
- adoption papers from a recognized national authority showing their legal, approved adoption
- proof of custody for children under 18
Documents about your marriage or common-law partnership
You must provide any of these that apply
- copies of any marriage, divorce or annulment certificates
- copies of death certificates for former spouses or partners
- a Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 1.39 MB)
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