If your family member does NOT require a TRV then there is nothing you need to do; however, if the family member does require a TRV, you can assist them with their TRV application by providing them with the following documents. They can then upload the documents to their application:
Although an immigration specialist (lawyer, consultant) can advise, represent and act on your behalf if you authorize them to, you are under no obligation to do so in order to submit a temporary or permanent residency application. It really is a personal choice. Should you decide to be represented, note that not all representatives are knowledgeable about student-specific issues. Consequently, before authorizing someone to represent you make sure to inquire on the following factors:
You need proper documents to re-enter Canada if you leave, so be sure to check your document expiration dates and renew them if necessary before you travel. If your study permit will expire while you are outside Canada, you should speak with an international student advisor before traveling. It is possible to apply for a new initial study permit (not a study permit extension) while outside of Canada, but it may take longer depending on your location.
It is best not to leave Canada while an immigration document extension is being processed, especially if your current document will expire while you are abroad. Please see an international student advisor for details.
A social insurance number is a nine-digit number issued by Service Canada. Your SIN allows you to work and access government programs. Note that your SIN is highly confidential information and should be kept in a safe place: If it falls into the wrong hands, your personal information and identity will most likely be used for fraudulent purposes.
Only the following persons can ask you for your SIN:
Federal and provincial governments
Note that Service Canada is no longer issuing SIN cards. You will only be given a letter confirming your SIN number.
Although applying at the border is an option for most students, ISO does not recommend students going to the border as it is a riskier method of filing an application. Also current Canadian/US immigration issues have given rise to reduced hours of service at the border, excessive wait times as well an increase in refusals. Speak with an ISO advisor for additional information on the matter.
If your passport has been lost or stolen you must immediately contact the nearest police department (Station 20 is the closest to Concordia downtown campus Address: 1432 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3G1R3 Phone: (514) 280-0120)
If your TRV was inside your lost or stolen passport, you can only apply for a new TRV once you receive your new passport.
If your study permit was lost or stolen, you can apply for a replacement for a fee (30$). Should you need a new study permit urgently because of travel plans or registration purposes, you can include 'proof of urgency' with your application. Make sure to include a letter of explanation as well as a copy of your police report with your application.
NOTE: You may continue studying and working as a student while your study permit is being replaced. You should NOT leave Canada until you receive your replacement study permit.
If you have lost your CAQ, remember you have a copy of your CAQ approval letter sent by email. Nonetheless, contact Ministère Immigration Diversité et Inclusion Québec (MIDI) at 514.864.9191 if you are in the Montreal area or 1.877.864.9191 if you are elsewhere in Quebec
RECAP: Your responsibilities as an international student
You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and obeying immigration regulations during your stay in Canada.
Always verify that your immigration documents (passport, CAQ, study permit, TRV or ETA) are accurate and still valid. NOTE: Your CAQ and study permit do NOT always have the same expiry date.
Keep your contact information up to date as ISO may contact you with regards to your immigration documents.