Immigration and Citizenship Forms: The Basics
Video length: 1:28 minutes
Background music plays.
The host appears and stands on the right side of the screen.
“Immigration and Citizenship Forms: The Basics” appears on the screen to the sounds of typing.
A map of Canada appears on the lower left side of the screen.
“Hi, my name is David and I work at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.”
The host’s name, David, appears as text on the lower left side of the screen to the sounds of typing.
“Do you have an immigration, citizenship or refugee sponsorship form to fill out? Are there other Citizenship and Immigration Canada forms you would like help with? Then, you’re in the right place!”
While the host is speaking, an image of the generic application form for Canada appears in the background, scrolling down to show the entire page.
“See here? This is where you will find our tutorial videos, which are designed to help you complete a variety of application forms.”
As the host speaks, an image of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Video Centre Web page appears on the left side of the screen
The video changes to a close-up of the host.
“Our goal is to help you get it right—so you can get on your way sooner and avoid processing delays often caused by incomplete applications.”
While the host is speaking, an image of an application guide on CIC’s website appears on the left side of the screen, and scrolls down. The text
“Read the application guide” appears under the image to the sounds of typing.
“Before you start, let me give you a few tips. Always read the application guide before you complete your forms.”
In the upper left side of the screen, a woman walks toward a table that contains papers, an envelope and a laptop, and sits on a chair and starts typing on the laptop.
“It tells you everything you need to know and provides examples so that you’ll know exactly what we expect. It’s also a good idea to keep it handy as you’re filling out your application.”
As the host continues to speak, the woman in the background fades away and an image of the Application Forms and Guides Web page on CIC’s website appears in the background.
“You will find a full list of application guides on our website at www.immigration.gc.ca/guides.”
The image slides to the right side of the screen behind the host and disappears, while the following text appears on screen to the sounds of typing:
“Find guides online at www.immigration.gc.ca/guides.”
The woman reappears on the left side of the screen in the background, sitting at a computer desk typing on a computer and sorting through paperwork.
“Our site also offers access to online forms, videos, instructions and much more.”
The host disappears from the screen. The video shows a close-up of the woman’s hands putting together documents on a computer desk, with a laptop and coffee mug in the background.
“Finally, we also offer great checklists to help you make sure you have included everything we need when you submit your application.”
The close-up continues as the woman’s hand is shown picking up a pen and filling out an application checklist. The text
“Use our checklists” appears on the screen to the sounds of typing.
A large image of a green check mark appears to the left of the screen with a sound effect, and the host appears on the right.
“You’ll find the checklists in your application guide and on our website.”
The video changes to a close-up of the host. Background music plays.
“So go ahead! Make use of these great tutorials … and get on your way sooner.”
The screen fades to black.
The following text appears on the screen:
“Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012.”
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada federal identity logo appears on the screen. The music stops.
The Canada word mark appears on the screen.