Hello all I have a few questions regarding applying for OHIP and when exactly the 3 month wait period starts from. I received my COPR papers in the post yesterday. I applied outland via London,UK, but have been living in Ontario since July 2010 (albeit having made 3 trips back to the UK during that time, the most recent was 14 Dec - 6 Jan 2012). My intention was to register for OHIP by taking my COPR along, since it says on the document list that OHIP provides, that COPR is an acceptable form of proof of residency. My question is though, will the OHIP care kick in 3 months after the date I register - so saying I do that tomorrow on 23 Feb, it would go live 23 May....OR does it kick it 3 months after I actually land? In which case how will they know when I have landed, will I have to go to the office again? I was going to call the CIC number and book an appointment to land at an office in Canada, but I understand there is usually a wait for this. Basically I want OHIP to start asap, so am wondering if I should drive to the border to expedite things, or whether or not that is really necessary? Also I read elsewhere (but think this is just for inland applicants) that if you take along the sponsorship approval letter - which I have (dated 4 Nov 2011), then they will back date the OHIP to start 3 months from that date. Is this true or an urban myth?