Recent content by mel406

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    Crossing the border...

    Hello! Happy to share our experience - My husband and I entered Canada in March 2018 with only minor bumps. I drove through the crossing in my car and told the CBSA officer that I would be helping my husband move. I was told by the CBSA officer that I wouldn't be able to move with him, as I'd...
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    Inland Landing Interview from Vancouver Office: waiting time

    How do you link your PR card to GCKey?
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    Inland Landing Interview from Vancouver Office: waiting time

    I "landed" in Vancouver on Thursday. Unlike some lucky others, I arrived at 2:50 and waited nearly an hour before my name was called. 2 couples ahead of us had issues providing proof of payment of their fee payment, so they had to sit back down and then go back up to the window after another...
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    Pre-arrival program

    There is an app called Arrival Advisor, which I think is in both the App Store and the Google Play Store. It's free and it can be used for anyone immigrating to Canada. Not sure if this helps, but it's super easy to download and check out.
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    Spousal sponsorship

    After my landing interview next month, do I need to continue to inform CIC of my new address when I move in June? Or do they not need to be updated since my application will be processed?
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    *******July 2018******* Inland Spousal Sponsorship

    Yay! I got my landing interview letter this week. Vancouver, May 16th. Oh boy!
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    Inland Landing Interview from Vancouver Office: waiting time

    February 20 DM letter March 1
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    Inland Landing Interview from Vancouver Office: waiting time

    Sweet! I’ll see you there! I got my letter today, too, for a May 16 appointment
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    Inland Landing Interview from Vancouver Office: waiting time

    Here's my timeline: Application received in Mississauga July 3rd AOR 1 August 9 Linked PR application August 23 Linked OWP application August 24 OWP approved September 25 OWP received October 1 Medical Exam Requested October 23 Fingerprints Requested October 29 Medical Exam Completed November 22...
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    *******July 2018******* Inland Spousal Sponsorship

    That's great! Can you give any info about the interview? And which office did you go through? Is anyone else waiting to hear from the Vancouver office?
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    2018 Spousal Sponsorship in-land Applications: timeline and updates

    Application received in Mississauga July 3rd AOR 1 August 9 Linked PR application August 23 Linked OWP application August 24 OWP approved September 25 OWP received October 1 Medical Exam Requested October 23 Fingerprints Requested October 29 Medical Exam Completed November 22 Fingerprints Taken...
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    *******July 2018******* Inland Spousal Sponsorship

    Thanks! I guess this is AIP?
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    Spousal sponsorship

    I got an e-mail today, with a letter that starts: "We are pleased to advise you that processing of your application has been completed. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office in Vancouver Immigration will contact you to arrange for an appointment for the finalization of your...
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    *******July 2018******* Inland Spousal Sponsorship

    No updates on myCIC, but I did get an e-mail today with a letter. "We are pleased to advise you that processing of your application has been completed. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office in Vancouver Immigration will contact you to arrange for an appointment for the...
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    Spousal sponsorship

    thank you muchly!