Photo ID: An identification card with a photograph of the card holder. This could be a driver's license, a PR card, a citizenship card etc. Please note that Health Cards are sometimes not accepted as photo ID.
Guarantor: A person or corporation, that makes or gives a promise, assurance or pledge typically relating to quality, durability, or performance. This person must be able to vouch for you either for your credibility or for monetary reasons.
Transit visa: This visa allows the applicant to enter a given country whilst en route to a third country.
Medical exam: A document that is issued by a family doctor or a recognized medical agent stating that the applicant is free of mental and infectious diseases, has no sexually transmitted diseases and a confirmation that one is generally healthy and fit enough to be married. Copies of the physician's examination and test results must be included with this exam.
Provincial health card: The Health Card is issued by the provincial government in any part of Canada. This card entitles all permanent residents and citizens of Canada to healthcare benefits. This could include free consultations with a doctor, medical exams etc.
Permanent resident: Someone who is not a Canadian citizen but has been granted permission to live and work in Canada without any time limit on his or her stay. A permanent resident must live in Canada for two years out of every five or they might lose their resident status. A permanent resident holds many of the same rights and responsibilities as a Canadian citizen, however permanent residents cannot vote in elections, run for elected office, hold Canadian passports, or work in government jobs.
Citizenship test: Run by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the Canadian Citizenship Test is for applicants for Canadian citizenship that are aged between 18 and 54 who also meet the basic requirements for citizenship. The test is available in both French and English.
Canadian citizenship: This is usually obtained by birth in Canada or birth abroad when at least one parent is a Canadian citizen. It can also be granted to a permanent resident who lives in Canada for three out of four years and meets specific requirements.
Consulate: A diplomatic post of a country located in a foreign nation. Consulates can assist expatriates as well as process applications for visas and immigration. A consulate is a branch of an Embassy located outside of the capital city.
Official declaration: A document displaying an announcement or a statement of fact that has been approved by an organization or a person of seniority. In this case, this must come from the government or any agency that the government has authorized.
Marriage Search: This is a search for any marriages that the applicant was involved in, conducted by the Registrar's General Office. If the applicant has lived in more than one province, this search must be conducted by the Registrar of each province. The search begins from the time the applicant became of legal age to the current date.