Heartiest Congratulatiosn dear !!!
Wish you a very happy life at canada !!!
Thanks so much TC and everyone.
Landing, well it was no problem.
We went over the US border and back in a day, as we are very close to the USA border here.
London did not do a thing with our passports so I have no idea why we had to send them! We just got them back with one of those documents that has several copies with a perforated tear strip down each edge and instructions to take this to the border with us.
After a nice lunch across in the States on Superbowl Sunday, we got back to Pacific Crossing at about 4.30pm. There was no-one at all in the offices when we went in there and there was only one Border Guard on duty at the desks.
We went up with our paperwork and he immediately said,
"I think I know what we are doing here!" and then sent us to sit down while he worked through all the papers.
He called me back first and asked me a few questions (Has your status changed since you applied?, Have you any new dependents? etc).
He also said he assumed that we had already done all the stuff about our possessions since we had been here a while and we replied that yes, we had done all that!
Then he folded up my copy of the COPR very neatly
indeed and gave me a Canada flag pin badge, a big Canada flag on a stick, shook my hand and said, "Welcome to Canada!"
Then he did the same for Neil, who is the Principal Applicant.
He said to us both, "You are now three quarters Canadian!".
I asked him how much Tim Hortons coffee did we had to drink to make us 100% Canadian
and he laughed and said when our blood was the same colour as the coffee!
So, we left the offices happily with our flags and went home - we can call it that now!
The PR cards come later - they tell us about 6 weeks perhaps until they arrive.
Best wishes to everyone still waiting and be assured that the landing part is straightforward and very enjoyable.