Canada Immigration Passport
Immigration can be described as the migration of a person from one country to another with an ambition of gaining long-term permanent residence in a legal manner. During recent years, the numbers of people immigrating to Canada is constantly increasing.
As of 2004, Canada received as many as 235,824 immigrants, of which majority were from countries like India, China, Philippines, Pakistan, the United States, Iran, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Columbia. One of the most important reasons for this is the broad immigration policy adopted by the Canadian Government.
As per the Canadian Immigration Law, immigrants to Canada can be classified into three different categories. The first category is the family class or closely related persons including parents, friends and relatives. The second are the independent immigrants who are admitted into Canada based on their individual skill and the requirements of labor market. The third are the refugees. Anybody immigrating to Canada is primarily provided a permanent residence card by the country officials. As per the Immigration Law, an immigrant can later change his permanent resident status and apply for a Canadian citizenship only when he had been living in the country for at least 1095 days or 3 years.
Canadian passport is an official document issued by the Canadian government to any person who is a citizen of Canada. Canadian passport is essential for any international travels. Besides serving as proof of Canadian citizenship, the passport is a source of personal identification and also facilitates the process of securing assistance from Canadian consular officials abroad, if needed. One can apply for a Canadian passport only after becoming a citizen of Canada. A Canadian passport is valid for 5 years for adults and children over the age of three, and for 3 years for children under the age of three. Canadian passport is required for every Canadian who is planning to travel between Canada and the U.S, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Bermuda but they do not require a visa before entering into these countries. However, all other countries require both passport and visa.