Recent content by marabsky

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    Landing first time in Cananda as a PR

    I would definately for your own risk management/peace of mind - otherwise, should you or your family end up in hosptial e.g. car accident or any other common health problem the whole fee would be for your own pocket, which could ruin you financially. Get travel health insurance for any trips...
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    Now a landed immigrant and have left - but told still need a visa to re-enter??

    I am Canadian, my hustand is South African, we live in South African and my husband recently was awarded his immigration visa. My husband went to Canada (from South Africa) for a week in order to 'validate' his immigrants visa. He had to do this as it expired on 15 May, but we are only ready to...
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    Proof of intention to re-establish in Canada

    I also got letters from my sister, parents (who we are 're-uniting' with in Canada) to the immigration dept describing our plans to go there, our plans for hubby to study, how much they are looking forward for our 2 year old to be living there etc. Probably helped our successful visa app.
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    Does perm resident need PM card on person when re-entering Canada?

    Shew! Thanks for that info, so we know what to do - I am also (very) happy we ended up with an April flight for my hubby, we were almost going to send him in early May, which might not have left enough time for the card to get to my family, and then get to us here in SA before we left! Crisis...
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    Does perm resident need PM card on person when re-entering Canada?

    My husband will be "landing" in April before his visa expires, but we are only moving as a family to Canada in June, so he is only going round trip for a week (we live in South Africa). I assume he will leave Canada before his immigration card arrives at my family's address (where he will be...
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    Can I bring a bonsai tree/saddles into Canada from South Africa?

    We are leaving behind most of our big stuff but we are planning to ship most of our personal belongings (not furniture)... All seems cool except.... 1. We have a bonsai tree we got for our wedding. Its not that I believe the fable that if the tree dies, so will our marriage :-) but I really...
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    Working Mother

    My mom used to have a home-based "aftercare" for 1 or 2 private families. The kids went to school nearby my parents, and the children's parents would collect them from my parents house after work. I don't know how much my mom charged, but I assume it was less than a commercial establishment but...
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    Have received visa, but the validity is only a couple of months

    So when I finally got the letter and read through it - the bottom line is if you don't go by the expiry date, you have to apply again (all processing times & fees all over again....) So my husband is flying out for a week in April round trip, then we all fly as a family one way in June! Can you...
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    Proof of relationship...

    I have always been living with my husband (who I am sponsoring for immigration) overseas but we took the approach on our application that "you can never have too much info". Phone records / plane tickets didn't apply for us, which would assist you immensely I assume, but we included stuff like...
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    Have received visa, but the validity is only a couple of months

    Hmmm but thinking about it.... maybe it is worth it for him to go, with our daughter. Her grandparents are just jumping out of their skins to see her, and on the big scale of things they could fly there & back for (hopefully) what we could save on not having to "fire-sale" our place.... Its...
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    Have received visa, but the validity is only a couple of months

    We are all living in Durban, South Africa (I am Canadian, and so is our SA-born 2 year old, we have obtained a citizenship card for her already). Maybe he goes early... the problem is we will all be ready to leave only about 1 month later (of course house selling is inexact - but worst case...
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    Have received visa, but the validity is only a couple of months

    My husband has received his visa!!! My sister in law collected it from the High Commission in Pretoria for us.... and immediately noticed that the validity is only until some time in May, which won't be enough time from me to wrap up my job and for us our sell out house... we only put it on the...