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The Canadian government announced last Wednesday, September 2, a new measure that requires all documents used for visa/immigration and citizenship applications to be accompanied by a certified translation into one of the country’s official languages: English or French.

Before this announcement, the visa applicants from some countries – including Brazil – were exempt from providing the translation of documents. However, starting on September 2, 2020, documents such as marriage certificates, deeds, company social contracts, letter of employers, income tax return, amongst others, must follow this rule.

The change is valid for both online and paper-based applications sent to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through the Visa Application Centres (VACs) and Consular Missions.

It is important to remember that translations must be done by regulated and authorized professionals to perform the function in the country, that is, certified translators.

If you are in an application process and have questions about your documents or are still looking for other information related to visas and immigration, book an appointment with our team of professionals.