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Subject: Proof of relative in Canada
Hello,

I would like to know what sorta documents are required to provide for a proof of relative in Canada? would the phone bill and bank statement work? or something else is needed as well.

Thanks.

[20-12-2006,17:17]
[***.226.230.36]
John
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
John,

We provided CIC with a color copy of our relative´s Canadian PR card, along with a certified copy of the realtive´s birth and marriage certificates.
Maybe it wasn´t necessary to do this, but since my relative is an aunt, and willing to eliminate the need for further questioning by CIC, in addition to all this we have also attached a basic family tree drawing, visually describing our degree of relationship (i.e. my parent is the Canadian relative´s sibling, both have common parents, common last names, etc.)

In principle, you must be able to prove at least that..:
- ..your relative is a Canadian PR or a Canadian citizen
- ..you are indeed related to this individual.

I honestly doubt very much that a phone bill or a bank statement could prove that you are related to this person. ..And if an illegal alien, or an alien on a temporary visa can have a phone or a bank account in Canada, then you can´t even establish this person´s legal status in Canada.

Good Luck!

Uniden

PS - I think the simplest thing to do, is to always read the application filing instructions from CIC. Do not deviate from that and you´re safe. :)

[20-12-2006,17:52]
[**.88.35.54]
Uniden
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
Sorry if my question sounded silly, those documents would prove my uncle´s legal status in canada, however to prove relationship, as I read more from the previous posts, is highlighted to produce birth certificates. Now this is something I am unable to produce due to the non-availability. Would a letter from my uncle stating my relationship to him would work?

I can arrange for a copy of my father´s passport which has my grandfather´s name in it, but canadian passports don´t include father´s name in the passport. I am wondering how this is going to work.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

[20-12-2006,17:53]
[***.226.230.36]
John
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
..Well, the best way to establish any blood relationship is to show birth certificates. I am not sure if CIC takes someone by word, but I may be wrong.

As for the proof of legal status in Canada, only a Canadian PR card or a Canadian passport is such proof.. Does anyone know more documents that prove legal status than these two?

Uniden

[20-12-2006,18:07]
[**.88.35.54]
Uniden
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
I am thinking the passport can of my uncle can also act as a proof to find out about my grandfather´s name as it should be in the records with CIC. On my side of the proof, I can provide a copy of my father´s passport which includes the father name also. Along with that a letter from uncle stating the relationship would be of help.

Does that approach makes sense?

Uniden thanks a lot for your details responses.. still need an input :)

P.S: Does a copy of passport need to be certified? if so, how and where could that be done (in canada).

[20-12-2006,18:22]
[***.226.230.36]
John
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
John,

I had everything certified whether it was required to be certified or not. I just wanted to confirm authenticity of these documents by having them notarized.

But to answer your question if the passport copy needs to be certified = I don´t know. One may think that the passport# would suffice for a government entity to find out about your uncle, but don´t take too much for granted.., errant assumptions are still the main reason for failure in this world!

Where to have it certified in Canada? Simple, any notary public does the job. I am in the US and don´t even know if the "notary public" has the same name in Canada.. :) Maybe a "real Canadian" can help here.

Good Luck!

Uniden

[20-12-2006,20:26]
[**.8.64.44]
Uniden
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
a Notary is the right word in Canada too.
[20-12-2006,20:33]
[***.121.220.199]
Sharon
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
Thank you Sharon!

It is the second time that you give me a hand with US English <-> Canadian English "translations" :)

I have discovered a few discrepancies between the two languages.. like "inquiry" - "enquiry" (as in CIC´s email address), "labor" - "labour", and so on..

Keep teaching.., I´ll be a perfect Canadian some day :)

Uniden

[20-12-2006,20:46]
[**.8.64.44]
Uniden
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
labour, neighbour, honour, colour, flavour, sofa (not couch), pop (not soda), fries (not chips)...

the list goes on. I even get confused!

[20-12-2006,21:46]
[***.121.220.199]
Sharon
(in reply to: Proof of relative in Canada)
Ask immigration to drink your blood. this is the last thing you can do.

I think PR , Birth Certificate and Affidevit is the best solution from your relatives


[22-12-2006,12:28]
[***.40.1.129]
Riyaz

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