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    *** September 2020 - Outland Spousal (Family Class) Sponsorship ***

    Received COPR this week.....keep the faith, folks! Final timeline below...... U.S. citizen sponsored by Canadian spouse - Outland (Applicant and sponsor both residing in South Korea) Timeline File received: Sept 30, 2020 AOR 1 (additional document requested - Czech Republic PCC): February 28...
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    Korean Police Certificate -- ILLEGAL document

    Can now confirm I've made it to passport request stage by providing the standard Korean police certificate and the supporting documentation mentioned above (just emails and cover letter explaining lapsed records certificate is illegal to obtain). I was never asked about this at any point in the...
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    Making sure COPR won't be sent to the wrong address

    I already have a flight booked on July 3 because my visa is expiring. Really hoping it does come in the next 3 weeks. If not, I guess I can ask someone to check the mail for me....
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    Making sure COPR won't be sent to the wrong address

    I received PPR recently and have sent my documents to the VFS office in South Korea, where I currently reside. I explained in a cover letter that I will be leaving Korea on June 30 and asked that if my COPR is received after that time, if they could send the document to my family's US address...
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    If you are talking about leisure travel, you have a point. Leisure travel can be postponed. But what about people who have work contracts abroad that are coming to an end and need to return to Canada because their visa is expiring or because they need another source of income? "Now is not the...
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    *** September 2020 - Outland Spousal (Family Class) Sponsorship ***

    I received passport request about a month later, but it could be longer or shorter. Spreadsheet shows people who got DM same day and others who are waiting 3 months. But it looks like 2-4 weeks is the average.
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    As far as most people not having a "legitimate" quarantine plane, that's usually not their fault. People have access to the property they own/rent or where family/friends can house them. The solution shouldn't be to impose a $2,000+ burden on people with limited resources, especially when it...
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    I am travelling with my wife, and yes, we will be alone where we are staying. It's a small guest house on her dad's property. We are also going to be in a rural area where our closest neighbours are a kilometre down the road. We are lucky to have access to an ideal quarantine location.
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    I can see I've opened a can of debate worms here haha. I understand the nuances of the situation, but perhaps I could have worded it better. Maybe something along the lines of: "there is a legitimate scientific and public health oriented case for getting rid of hotel quarantine." In any case...
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliewu/2021/05/27/government-advisory-panel-calls-for-an-end-to-canadian-quarantine-hotels/amp/ Government's own scientific/medical experts said the policy doesn't make scientific sense.
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    Another tricky issue is situations where people are unable to get vaccinated before arriving in Canada as PR. For example, here in Korea, the vaccination rollout has been a disaster, and I won't be able to get one before we leave here in July. That's why we plan on flying to the US first, in...
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    Perhaps. The US has no such rules at the moment, but you are probably correct that Canada will be more strict.
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    *** September 2020 - Outland Spousal (Family Class) Sponsorship ***

    Received PPR today! U.S. citizen sponsored by Canadian spouse - Outland (Applicant and sponsor both residing in South Korea) Timeline File received: Sept 30, 2020 AOR 1 (additional document requested - Czech Republic PCC): February 28, 2021 Additional document sent (via webform): March 5, 2021...
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    Should have been more clear I was talking about the land border with the US specifically, and the hotel quarantine policy specifically. Of course, it is to be expected that home quarantine will be required for those who are unvaccinated for the foreseeable future.
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    Wow. Sounds like something Trump would do: double down on his anti-science policy to save face after his own experts release a report saying it's not working.
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    Any new information on the latest announced travel restrictions please post here

    Looks like Canada is likely to start relaxing its border and quarantine rules this month. At the very least, hotel quarantine appears to be on its way out. https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/changes-coming-to-quarantine-rules-health-minister-hajdu-says.html...
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    *** September 2020 - Outland Spousal (Family Class) Sponsorship ***

    Does anyone have an email for Ottawa visa office by any chance?
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    *** September 2020 - Outland Spousal (Family Class) Sponsorship ***

    Thank you! Background check has been in progress for about 2 Weeks as well, according to GCKey. Hope that means we are coming toward the end!
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    Korean Police Certificate -- ILLEGAL document

    Can confirm a similar experience. In my case, in included emails from the Korean national police agency, Korean embassy in Toronto and Canadian embassy in Seoul. The first two stated that it was not possible to get be document with lapsed records. The Canadian embassy suggested I submit the...
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    *** September 2020 - Outland Spousal (Family Class) Sponsorship ***

    Got pre-arrival letter last week. Anyone know the usual timeline between that and decision made? (I assume DM will lead to COPR in my case rather than PPR as I'm a US citizen.) Thanks for any insight!