All people from the European Union, including Germany and France, can move to Canada as long as they meet certain requirements to get their Canada Visas approved. The Canada Visa for German Citizens and the Canada Visa for French Citizens are straightforward, but you still need to do everything correctly in order to ensure that your application succeeds. In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about getting your Canada Visa so that you can move to Canada legally with no issues whatsoever.
Step 1: The first step
Apply for your visa through Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. Applicants may either apply online, in person at an embassy or by mail. To apply online (recommended), you must have access to your passport number and date of birth, email address, and mobile phone number. If you live abroad, you will also need access to information about your current residency status and where you can pick up your passport renewal form upon receiving it from the German authorities. Note that when applying in person at an embassy or by mail, you will be required to submit some supporting documentation before being granted an appointment for biometric data collection such as fingerprints and a photograph. See section 4 of Germany’s Immigration Directorate Service Guide for details on what documents are required under which circumstances.
Step 2: Application fees
Each applicant must pay an application fee. All payments must be made in Canadian dollars and can only be made by way of cheque, money order, wire transfer, or credit card. The required fees are $150 for principal applicants (or $550 for families), and $100 for each dependant 18 years of age or older (i.e., spouse, common-law partner). If you need more information on how to submit your fee payment. Canada Visa for German Citizens
Step 3: Personal document requirements
The personal document requirements for Canadian citizens and foreign nationals who have dual nationality (for example, French-Canadian) vary depending on their citizenship. For most applicants, proof of citizenship is required in order to apply for any type of Canada visa. For both Germans and French citizens, proof of citizenship may be a national passport. However, if they no longer hold a valid passport from their home country, it will also be necessary to submit other official documentation issued by authorities such as government agencies; courts; public authorities; notaries; embassies/consulates; and churches. Since every case is different in terms of identity requirements, it’s best for potential applicants to contact an immigration representative at VFS Global.
Step 4: Two official language proficiency tests
It’s imperative that you score well on both. The official language proficiency test is your chance to prove your language skills. Although there are other methods of proving proficiency, these tests are widely respected and standardize language ability so that it can be fairly compared with other applicants across Canada. The official languages of Canada are English and French; although, there may be some exceptions depending on what province you live in (Canada has two official languages for each province). If you want to be sure that your application will be understood by people working at public service desks, agencies, etc., then it is imperative that you get an excellent score on both tests.
Step 5: A letter of employment
If you have been offered a position in Canada, your employer will help you with your application. The employer must write and sign an LMIA-required letter of employment that includes details such as job title, duration of employment (indefinite, temporary, or permanent), salary and benefits being offered, and address where the applicant will work (including city and province/territory), if the applicant is already living in Canada on another permit, then which type of permit they hold. Employers can also help their employees with filling out most of the other required forms for immigration to Canada.
Step 6: Financial stability
To qualify for Canadian immigration, applicants must show that they can support themselves financially without having to rely on government assistance. Whether you’re trying to get approved for a work permit or for permanent residency, being able to document financial stability is essential. It’s also important because most people need to show that they have enough money in their bank account before applying for their visa. For example, if you want to apply for a temporary work permit, you’ll need enough money in your bank account so that you won’t require public assistance while working in Canada.
Step 7: Completing the online application form
Even after you’ve applied, you will have to attend an interview with a visa officer. Before your interview, be sure that you’ve read and understood all information on our website about immigration law in Canada and other countries. Make sure you have documents prepared such as your passport with valid immigration stamps and/or photocopies of lost, stolen, or damaged passports; birth certificate(s); marriage certificate(s) if applicable; documentation of family relationships (children, parents, siblings) if applicable; police certificates from any country where you have lived for six months within past 10 years; confirmation letters from employer stating they will continue employment upon return; medical health examination reports in English if applicable. Have these documents translated into English by an accredited translator before mailing them to us.