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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Thanks Alberta. You qualify for health card on the day you land here.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    My journey has ended, parents landed early April, got SIN and Health card, waiting for PR card. Altogether took around 3 years (they could come early, had to deal with something back home). Thanks for all the help and replies, lovely people on this forum! Good luck to all still waiting.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    I would contact VAC in USA to submit passports, they are safe and fast. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/offices/find-visa-application-centre.html https://www.csc-cvac.com/en-us/selfservice/cvac_welcome They have been appointed by CIC for these...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Similar situation discussed here: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/sending-spouse-and-my-passport-for-ppr-in-different-countries.532161/
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Did they ask for paper copy by regular mail? I have always sent all scanned copies through email (Ottawa CPC)
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    PGP: Converting non-accompanying dependent to accompanying dependent

    Hello, Did anyone go through the process of converting non-accompanying dependent to accompanying dependent after VISA stamping (Not landed yet)? Parent and grand parent application Non-accompanying dependent cleared PCC and med (deemed admissible) Principal applicant got Immigrant visa...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Does anyone know until when dependent can be added to the PR application (converting from non-accompanying to accompanying dependent who has gone though all the PCC and med procedures and deemed 'admissible to Canada')?
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    You can try this feedback form #3: https://secure.cic.gc.ca/feedback-retroaction/feedback-retroaction-eng.aspx
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    CIC requested FBI clearance May 22 Provided as email attachment June 15 PPR June 19 After 1 day, they sent PPR (Note that 16th and 17th weekend)
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    What is that pre-arrival letter? I got PPR after med and PCC. Did I miss anything? I was never able to connect to myCIC, got emails at every step.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated!
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Does anyone know what is the validity of PR visa? By which landing must be completed? Is it 1 year from medicals done or certain months from visa issuance?
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Nope, they used the term 'updated' in initial email to make sure it was generated recently as there is validity period for PCCs.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Their standard letter says: "Updated Police Certificates from all of the countries you have resided in for 6 months or more since you turned the age of 18 years old." I was hoping they would ask for only last 10 years but that was not the case.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    How difficult that would be for you? How many countries we are talking about? I had issues getting FBI clearance as they were asking for my 65 yrs old mother who never lived in the USA for 6 months at a time, but CIC looks at cumulative 6 months. Only if it's extremely hard, I would approach...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Not all of us! It's probably an Ontario thing. Alberta Health care coverage starts on the date someone arrives here http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/register-for-AHCIP.html If you move to Alberta from outside of Canada your coverage begins on your date of arrival in Alberta, once all...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Thanks. I wish smooth journey for your application.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Just got PPR through email. It has been a long journey.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Which Visa office is processing your application? Ottawa CPC?