H4 Visa Application Process

By Tiara

As mentioned before, to obtain a work visa in Canada you must prove that you have sufficient income to support yourself while here. You can do this by either submitting proof of employment or through self-employment.

If you are applying for a student visa, then your institution will verify that you have enough money to pay for tuition as well as live expenses during your studies. This is not the case for working visas where employers confirm that they know about your job offer and believe you have enough money to come back home.

There are two main ways to prove your financial stability. One is via an Employment Contract with your current employer, and the other is through providing proof of independent business ownership or freelance career paths. If you don’t have these things, you may need to find them quickly!

The more reliable way to get around this is to show your potential employers both documents at the same time. That means gathering up all of your supporting documentation and putting it into one place, organized and clean so that no pages get mixed up.

This article will help you organize all of your immigration documents and how to present them when asked during the application process. It will also talk you through some common questions Canadians ask about employment contracts and independent business owners.

Apply for visa

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After your application is accepted, you can begin to prepare for your next step in becoming a resident of Canada. The next step in the process is applying for a visa at Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), one of our departments that oversees immigration into Canada.

Most people apply for their first visitor’s visas through VISABANK, CIC’s online applicant service. You will need to create an account with VISABANK before you can use it to submit applications. This way, you do not have to provide payment information directly when you apply.

Once you are registered as an applicant, VISABANK allows you to access all parts of the visa application process. They manage everything from submitting documents to collecting payments.

Some things to be aware of while preparing your visa application include which department you want to send your documents to be processed by, what days they accept documents, and how much time you have to make submissions.

Pay visa application fee

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After you have gathered all of your documents, you must then pay an applications fees. This is typically done through an online service or by going into a United States embassy or consulate in person to pay. Fees are usually paid per document type (e.g., form I-94, DS-20, etc.) and can range from a few dollars to several hundred depending on how many documents you have.

Some countries require you to mail them a copy of the document before processing, these things will be clearly indicated when you scroll down the sites’s about page. Make sure to check before paying as some may charge extra for this!

Timeline: The applications process can take anywhere from days to weeks, even months if you need to gather more evidence proving employment or residence. There is no set timeline for when it will be completed, but we recommend being aware of when each stage ends so that you do not get your packet sat waiting for too long.

We told you earlier about how important it was to stay organized, well here’s another reason why! If you notice any delays, contact the authorities at once! Some errors can incur additional costsor even result in denial of entry.

Submit documents

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After you have completed all of your applications, it is time to actually submit them! This can be done in one of two ways – by mail or in-person.

If sending your application through postal service, then Federal Regulations require that you send yourself an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you are applying for a visa. This will ensure that your application is processed properly and efficiently!

Most countries do not offer visa services directly from their embassy; instead they outsource this work to professional organizations with staff members who handle large volumes of applications daily. These firms either use computerized systems to process paperwork or place heavy emphasis on communication and teamwork to keep up with the fast pace of the visa system.

Teamwork is very important because there may be several other professionals working on your application while you are waiting for it to be reviewed. They may review some part of the application that you had already submitted, so being able to communicate effectively with others is essential to avoid re-doing things or starting over.

Get visa

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After your application is accepted, you can begin to prepare for your next trip! The next step in the process will be to gather all of your documents and proof that you will be returning from your current stay abroad.

It’s important to remember that it may take several days or even weeks before you receive word about whether your visa has been approved. You should start gathering these things as soon as possible so that you are not waiting around for approval when there are no delays.

Some of the documentation required includes:

A copy of your passport

Proof of sufficient funds to travel during your proposed length of stay (usually two months)

Evidence of employment while outside of Canada (for example, a letter stating why you need this job and how much money you make per week)

Transportation back home if you own one

What to do if you don’t have any of the above materials

There are many ways to prove income including:

Two recent pay slips

Bank statements

Traveller’s cheques made out to yourself

If you don’t have any of these, you can ask family members who know you well to vouch for you. Many employers also keep records of salary which they send in at the end of each period. Make sure to check these!

Once you have gathered everything you need, make sure to organize them properly.

Apply for travel authorization

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After you have completed your application, you will need to gather additional documents and/or proof that you have traveled or lived in the US within the last six months. This is referred to as Travel Authorization documentation.

You do not need this documentation if you are traveling for business or for one of the approved visa programs such as Work or Study Visas. All other travelers must include this information when submitting their applications.

The types of documents included in the “Travel Authorizations” section depend on what type of traveler you are. For example, if you are applying for a Business or Student VISA, then no Employee I-94W form is needed. Only if you are applying for a F1 or J work visa does an employee I-9 Form require completion.

Business and student visas also have separate forms depending on whether or not the applicant has ever been denied entry into the United States before. More information about each individual document can be found here: http://traveldocumentcheck.

Pay visa application fee

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Once you have gathered all of your documents, you must now pay an application or processing fee for your visa. This is typically paid through an online platform such as PAYEASLY or GETVISA.

GETVISA has a very straightforward process that can be done remotely so it is best to use this site to avoid expensive international transaction fees. They take around one week to receive payment confirmation so make sure to check back then!

They also offer $50 off per person if you are applying for a spousal visa or Tier 2 (Work) visa. That means two people from the same family can apply together which can save some money.

Get travel authorization

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The other major step in applying for a visa is getting permission to leave the country while your application is processing. This is typically referred to as “visa sponsorship” or “travel document endorsement.”

Your sponsor will usually be someone who knows you well, such as a friend or colleague, or maybe even your parents! They can be a person, place or thing that makes you feel comfortable, like an apartment or restaurant where you live, spend time once per week, or keep you relaxed.

If your sponsor is a business, they may ask you to add them on Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube as part of this process so people can see more about you. This helps ensure there are no surprises later when you come back to work after you return from your trip.

Keep in mind that sponsoring you for a vacation is one thing, but being away for longer times requires a different level of responsibility. You should discuss what responsibilities their role would have during your stay before agreeing to do it as an employee or consultant of theirs.

Start your trip

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Now that you have received your F-1 visa, it is time to start planning for your next step! You can do so by going through the process of applying for work authorization in America. This article will help you with that!

Before you begin this application process, make sure all of your documents are in order. Know what agency or department you will be sending your document to, and how long it will take them to review and approve them.

Also, remember that if there was an appeal filed during the initial approval process, you may need to include those documents as well.

Applications such as these require you to give personal information, details about yourself, and proof of income. Make sure to check out our article here: How To Support Your VISA Applications With Evidence!

Good luck! We hope you enjoy reading these tips as much as we did writing this post. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at info@twolanevisas.com or tweet us @TwoLaneVisas.