Recent content by Canuck_28

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    Moving during COVID-19, potential dates

    I spoke to a CBSA agent last week and it sounded like (in her opinion) this shouldn't be an issue as long as we self isolate and have a plan in place when we cross that we can review with the border agent. Our goal is to have all utilities set-up before the move, so the only contact we would...
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    Moving during COVID-19, potential dates

    Does anybody have any more information in regards to moving back to Canada during COVID-19? I'm a Canadian Citizen, my wife has PR and she's been accepted to a master program at UBC for the fall semester. So we are planning to move back in late July / early August from the US. Specifically...
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    Just in case anybody was following this thread, we ended up using a family members address in Alberta as our mailing address and included a letter stating our current situation. We received notification that her renewal has been approved but we will need to pick the card up in person. Only...
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    I know that most renewals happen once you move back and have a place to live, which would make sense but we are looking to renew her PR before moving back as she’s looking to go to UBC to get her Masters and we want the renewed PR card as part of her application.
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    Also - what do we use as an address as the only option on the form is for one in Canada and we live in Seattle, WA. I could use my Dad's address in Saskatchewan but don't want to appear that we are lying to immigration officials. I've read on other forums that we could go that route but write a...
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    Okay - so we have the paper work but don't seem to know how to dictate that we want to pick her card up at a local office in Vancouver once it has been processed. Because we live in Seattle, our plan was to drive up and mail the renewal application from a local post office but is there...
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    When you say drop it off in Vancouver, what exactly do you mean? And sorry for the stupid question, this is the first time for us to renew her PR and being in the US right now we just want to be sure we are doing everything correctly.
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    That's what I thought - however when we crossed the border the other weekend the customs agent said something about her being able to renew it online. From everything I have read, you need to have a residence in Canada in order to renew it. We are still living in the US but my Dad lives in...
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    Wife's PR expired while we have been living in the USA

    So...my wife's PR expired in 2017. We currently live in Seattle where I am working on a TN Visa and have been back working in the US since 2016. We are currently toying with the idea of moving back to Canada in the next year but are confused on what the process would be to renew/reinstate her...
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    Los Angeles Visa Office Applicants Check in here! :)

    Happy Monday all! So we sent in my wife's passport to LA (before they notified us we didn't actually have to send in the ORIGINAL passport, ha) on December 14th... On January 10, the e-cas status changed to DM...almost 3 weeks ago. Within the almost 7 weeks since PPR, we've had to postpone...
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    Los Angeles Visa Office Applicants Check in here! :)

    They requested my wife's passport as well even though she's from the US and is visa exempt. Only after we sent it in and e-mailed requesting a timeline (since we had upcoming travel) did LA get back to us and let us know that if you're from a visa exempt country you actually have the option to...
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    CPP-Ottawa

    If only it were that easy....travel plans for the Holidays have been cancelled and we're staying home for two weeks!
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    CPP-Ottawa

    So, get this....apparently because my wife holds a visa exempt passport, she technically was not required to send her original passport. Did they state this anywhere in the original e-mail we received, no! But a week after we sent an e-mail asking about timeline due to the Christmas holidays...
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    Spousal sponsorship

    Just wanted to get everybody's thoughts on this...wifes application has been approved, passport has been sent to LA for processing. Once she gets it back, we are planning to flag pole at a BC border crossing (Peace Arch). She currently has her car here in Canada (visitor visa), but it's...
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    CPP-Ottawa

    Thank you!!! Nope! Shocker - ha! So now she's without her US passport in Canada, and so close to the holidays. But we figured it was better to send it now and cancel holiday plans rather than prolong the process.