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  1. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    Hey there. What does your “letter of support” look like? Does it explicitly state that your presence is mandatory? To answer your questions: I came very prepared for any questioning from the airlines, but they mostly just wanted to know how I intended to get across (answer: I was applying for a...
  2. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    Wahoo! Congrats. Yes, this is exactly what I was hoping to share with others via this thread. So glad to hear you made it through. Stay safe and keep the peace
  3. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    I think if you can explain why you have to be there (lab activities) and you bring all of those documents, along with your story of living there prior to covid, you should be fine. I’m also in the humanities and personally I think a big part of the reason I succeeded is because I expressed how...
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    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    Hi, I would actually get in touch with a lawyer for a free consultation. You can talk directly with someone via email, and they may schedule a call with you to discuss your case in depth. As you’ll be using free lawyer time, I recommend you get all of your questions and details about your case...
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    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    Hey! Sorry to delay, just saw this. When you called the CBSA and they said your case is non-discretionary, what exactly did you ask them / tell them about your case? What kind of letters do you have from your professors? I think a letter directly from your school / program is preferable...
  6. resilientflora

    Applied from U.S.A - Fall 2020. Study Permit Tracking

    Yes, thank you - I was talking specifically about applying at the port of entry without a study permit. I believe that is only available to US citizens / PR
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    Applied from U.S.A - Fall 2020. Study Permit Tracking

    I got into canada from the US last week by applying at a port of entry. This is available only to students coming in from the US (i think you have to be a citizen or resident of the US). Happy to share more info if anyone needs. I’m currently in self-isolation in Ontario <3 keep your hopes up!
  8. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    From what point? The line just to speak to an officer took the longest time (~45m to 1hr). Speaking to the officer since I came prepared with all my docs in an accessible folder took about 4-5m to explain and answer questions. Then I waited ~12m to be called up again, given the paper to pay at...
  9. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    Yeah, this sounds a bit tricky. I thought there was some language about minors entering for boarding school though, maybe an exception to the rules. I’d look into that and call a lawyer for a consultation! It wasn’t that hard to ask for one imo. Regardless of the exception, I’m not sure you’d...
  10. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    Ah, gotcha. No, I don’t have a lease yet but I’m moving in with my partner in a house he leases so I did think about getting my name on that too, but speaking to a lawyer who was able to get some other Americans in, the key is that letter of support / mandatory requirement of being in Canada for...
  11. resilientflora

    V Important

    Oh, right! I keep forgetting this since the AIP seems to “allow” this. But you’re right.
  12. resilientflora

    SP approved @ POE (US Citizen)

    I was basically in the same situation except for the timing of internship. My canadian SO and I agreed to try it, and here I am. I do think the internship was part of it, but ultimately I think my program itself and the music component were key aspects that helped me get in. What’s your program?
  13. resilientflora

    Time for SP once you get your AIP?

    AIP is a new procedure due to covid. Since no one that I’m aware of has received an SP after receiving an AIP, the wait time is the amount of time from the person who received the first AIP to the person who receives the first SP after that - which no one has.
  14. resilientflora

    Can i travel to canada this is my second year in study programme

    Doesn’t say exactly. I think you’ll have to figure out the best way to indicate this based on your situation. “When you travel to Canada Make sure you have proof that you’re exempt from the travel restrictions and that you’re travelling for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. When the...
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    Can i travel to canada this is my second year in study programme

    Technically yes, according to this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html#exemptions Since you have a study permit from before March 18 and an essential reason (no internet), you should be able to. However, you must come...
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    V Important

    If it’s an online program and you apply before sep 15, you might get an AIP which allows you to study online, solving your problem. Is that what you’re asking?
  17. resilientflora

    Time for SP once you get your AIP?

    I don’t think anyone who applied online and received an AIP has gotten approved
  18. resilientflora

    Just got this from IRCC. Is it an AIP? Doesn't say so anywhere tho.

    As many others have already said, this is just a general email, not AIP. You’ll know AIP by the “you may begin online classes” line.