>you should make your initial application to Buffalo as instructed by the AINP Office.
Maybe a better question is:
Do you know if we MUST apply from buffalo (at least the first stages of PR), or can we apply the whole process to PR from home country?
Right now, I am not confident to do any of the PR-CIC stages in US...., so I was wondring if I could apply to pr from my home country (or canada).
>For the second question... yes if you find a job in Canada you can continue your process in Buffalo... no >problem at all.. you do not need to transfer it to Canada..
But can I transfer to Canada? I don't want to depend on visas..
I am writing that because imagine if:
-i get pnp (so I spent around 7 months for that (since pre assess)),
- then I apply to PR here is us.
- get layoff for any reason, go back to my country since there is no other option,
- or find a job in canada, get the temporary permit and leave us to go to canada,
- weeks after that I need to come to us to an interview in buffalo
- then I go to the us consulate to get a us visa, and they deny it...so all the time and hopes are tossed away for a dawn visa...
That is what I am afraid of.
Funny you asked this question... I sent an email to Alberta program asking is I could file my case in my home country (I have same fear regarding layoffs, extension)... this is what they told me
"So long as you inform the CIC Visa Office of where you are and how to contact you, then they can inform you of how your application will proceed.
The CIC Visa Office may choose to transfer your application from Buffalo to your home country; however, you should make your initial application to Buffalo as instructed by the AINP Office.
It should be noted that the Canadian visa office in your home country may take a little bit longer to process your permanent residence application, than if all your documentation were submitted to the Buffalo office."
For the second question... yes if you find a job in Canada you can continue your process in Buffalo... no problem at all.. you do not need to transfer it to Canada..
In any case I might be tempted to think that US would deny a tourist visa if you go out of the country on time, etc... and when you request the visa you show that you are just coming to stamp your PR..... but this is not the rule and when issuing visas they can deny it with no reason....
After you get your PNP....
How long does it take to apply and receive the PR from CIC?
What happens if you apply from US, and then your visa expire and your employer do not want to extend it for you (crise reasons or whatever..)? Can you transfer your process to your home country?
Or how about that.. You are in the middle of cic process, you find a job in canada, you apply for temporary work visa and you get it. Can you transfer the cic process to Canada?
Just an explanation...Keep having the process in US is not an option..because without visa it will be not possible to come back, and I doubt that any consulate will give a tourist visa to someone that just went back to home country (or canada) after living years here (in us)....
Share your ideas, thanks,