Yeah, we had to get a lawyer to look at my old divorce papers, too. I was told that the reason why Ontario does it this way for foreign divorces (Michigan in my case) is that they don't verify with the foreign jurisdiction the document's legitimacy. That's where the lawyer comes in. Freaking blew my mind! Especially when I was looking right at Michigan from across the river!
To get our marriage licence, I think it took us about a couple of months for my authorization to come back from Thunder Bay.
It was at least two months after our marriage to see it registered in Ontario, so we can get our marriage certificates. (I think it was actually closer to three)
Ten days to get a letter of no record from the State of Michigan.Five weeks
to get a letter of no record from the FBI.
A couple of days to fill out our application, and to go through everything. (good thing they sent us two of them).
A week's wait for the DMP appointment. (exam, needles!!
, chest x-ray)
30 days from receipt at Mississauga, to sponsor approval. (now it's 68 days
according to CIC! Ouch!)
Nearly four months after it reached Buffalo before they started processing my PR.
And then, after another five weeks since processing started, I finally have my PPR. (happy dance!)
So yes, we do understand, and we're here to help you out. Even if you want to just vent, express hope that today may be the
day, etc.... This is what this thread is all about, because we're all going through the same thing. (or already have been there for some of us) Think of us as a kind of support group for immigrants in waiting.
I know every step is so slow and makes you in limbo. S T R E S S ...
1)EVERYTHING from getting married here ( had to get attorney to look at my divorce papers and say yup look good $$$$
2)getting the marriage licence SUPPOSED TO TAKE 2 MONTHS well its 3 now GRRRR
3) send in my papers takes them over 2 months to say they have them
4) waiting for the first step sponsorship SIGH
5) paying for the extention....asked for it 6 weeks before I need it...it says 30 days...and since everything takes FOREVER...SIGH who knows it will prob come after I am supposed to leave
I have only begun...alot of you all have been on this for a long time...I guess its my nature...I am a go getter....get er done....the waiting is so stressfull The not working is killing me...worked since I was 16
BUT I AM GRATEFUL
1) with the one I love ( hope I get the bloody extention)
2)happy I found this site and all of you
3)having the time to try new recipies
4)exploring my new home
5) have not taken up drinking yet...lol
I came on here to see how all my fellow Buffalo applicants are doing and had a mini rant. I try not to even bring it up to hubby so thanks for the outlet.