I am looking for an exact location....I tried google map and it kept giving me 1 HSBC Centre...not sure if the same?
That is because it IS 1 HSBC Center.
It is suite 3000....screwed us up big time today, lol. My GPS did not like 3000 at all. There is only one HSBC building (well there is the stadium, but business building).
My hubby has officially landed...YAY!
We got to the HSBC building around 7:15am. We were directed to wait at the main entrance until 7:30am and a guard came by to bring us to the main lobby check in desk. We got number 2 & 3 (even though we were first). We were then told to take the elevator to the 30th floor (the elevator button even had a maple leaf as the button, lol!)
We got there and went into talk with someone, give them his passport and then told to wait about an hour for our number to be called. We waited...and waited....and waited....then around 9:30am we got called up and they handed my hubby his passport and landing documents.
We then drove to the Peace Bridge. Told the guard we were landing, he gave us a little slip of paper and told us to park and go inside. Luckily it was not busy there and we walked right up to an IO and he scribbled on the pretty sticker, asked a few mundane questions, then told him his rights as a PR, asked if he had goods to follow. Then we left.
We were officially on the road back home by 10:30am.
Then we decided to stop off half way home in St Catherines to get some of the documentation stuff out of the way....that was not fun. First place we went to, according to the website he could apply for his new license and OHIP. Well we went to go do his license and nope, he needs to go to a Drive Test testing facility to do this....seriously?!?!?! I do not recall reading this anywhere online. And of course once we drive all the way there we find out since he is from New York state, one of the few states they CANNOT look up in the computer and he needs to order his driver record....ugh...so that was a waste of time. We go to do his OHIP....Again, denied. We had a utility bill, but it was not good enough for them, they want water/gas/phone as a proof of address is a license is not available....we brought internet/vonage....ARGH!!!!!!!!!
We at least we did not have any issues with his SIN....he can work!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
But overall, not a bad experience, glad we got to Buffalo as early as we did, there were NO seats by 8:30-9ish and it was sooo stuffy and warm.