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  1. rachel6992

    Returning to live in Canada from USA

    Hi all, our situation is slightly different since we're Canadian citizens returning to Canada after spending 5 years in the USA. However, I wanted to share my experience about the actual border crossing via land in hopes that it might help someone else :) Moving: We hired a moving company to...
  2. rachel6992

    Experience crossing NY border into Canada

    Hi all, our situation is slightly different since we're Canadian citizens returning to Canada after spending 5 years in the USA. However, I wanted to share my experience about the actual border crossing via land in hopes that it might help someone else :) Moving: We hired a moving company to...
  3. rachel6992

    Returning to live in Canada from USA

    Hi everyone, We are moving back to Toronto in a few weeks, driving from New York. We are all Canadian citizens. I have my quarantine plan in place, so no worries there. We've already been inside since March here in NY so what's another two weeks anyway? I am wondering about something else...
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    How soon can you work after landing?

    I tried to find a thread about this, but can't find one. Does anyone know how quickly you can start working after you land? Do you have to wait for the PR card to arrive or will the visa in the passport work in the meantime? Does this also work for finding apartments? Thanks!!
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    We got our PPR!!!

    Well finally, after all this time, we got our PPR! They actually called us and then sent an email the next day. Yayyyyyyyyyyy! We're so happy :) Unfortunately Miguel has to land in 3 weeks and I have to stay here in the U.S. because we have a lease. Aghhhhh what to do?!? To further...
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    so what now???

    Just when I think I have all the answers to this immigration thing, the IO sends us another email requesting more info! Seriously, we've been getting an email about every 2 weeks from them. This is the email we received today: Dear applicant, This refers to your application for permanent...
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    more documents requested from Mexico

    Sooo..we just got an email from Mexico asking for a birth certificate, a copy of Miguel's passport (which was included in the application, but whatever), and a police certificate from Mexico. Some clarification would be great! 1. Miguel hasn't lived in Mexico since he was 15 - he has been in...
  8. rachel6992

    how much time to 'land'?

    Just out of curiosity, what's the average amount of time they give you to land? Is it several months, weeks? Thanks and good luck to everyone so far! Rachel
  9. rachel6992

    Visitor or Temporary Resident Visa While Waiting for PR

    I think I already know the answer to this, but thought I'd ask anyway... We're waiting for our PR to go through (family class/common-law, being processed in Mexico City). Right now my partner and I live in the US, but he has overstayed his visa here. He doesn't really have a life in Mexico...
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    File Transferred to Mexico City :(

    So after all the excitement of "Decision Made", we got the email today that our file has been transferred to Mexico City! What a disappointment :( Will MC pick up where Buffalo left off, or will they start over again from the beginning? Why would they wait till now to send it to Mexico when...
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    Where do I send the PR payment and receipt???

    We're going to pay our PR fees today, but I wasn't sure if I send the payment to Buffalo or Mississauga. What forms do I need to include with my money order? Also, this IMM5401, where do I send that?? It says on the website that it can only be sent to addresses in Canada. So do I give them...
  12. rachel6992

    Will moving to Canada affect my US PR??

    When my partner's visa gets processed, I am going to drive all of our belongings to Canada and MIguel will return to Mexico and fly into Toronto. Two questions: 1) What will I need to bring with me? I'm a US PR and a Canadian citizen, so will I need any kind of paperwork? 2) When I cross...
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    Reestablishing as a Canadian

    I know this is for all newcomers to Canada, but I had a few questions out there for the Canadian citizens in this forum... I'm a Canadian citizen myself, but I've lived in Texas my whole life as a US Permanent Resident. For the many times I've flown into Canada, the immigration officers are...
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    Unable to get police certificates

    So Miguel and I have already submitted our application, for those of you who already know (I feel like we're all buddies on this thing now!), and it's being processed in Buffalo, blah blah blah... My question is this - on the police certificates, it requires that you give one for every place...
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    Buffalo office vs Mexico City? We're confused!

    We just received our approval to sponsor letter in the mail today! Yaaayyyy! However, the letter states that they forwarded our paperwork to the Buffalo center for processing. My partner is a citizen of Mexico, but we live in Dallas, TX. Shouldn't they have sent the application to the office...
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    a decision has been made...what does this mean?!?!

    We had to resend our application due to some forms not being filled out. They received it on December 2nd and I just checked our status and it said a decision has been made. It doesn't say what the decision is, but they've sent us a letter that I guess we'll be getting any day now (from Canada...
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    additional family confusion!!!

    Ok, we have all the info for my spouse's family, but I just wanted to clarify a couple of things... First, do we need only those relatives that are over 18, or should we include his little sisters that are minors as well? Do only the adults have to sign them? Secondly, how many passport photos...
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    police certificate needed for parents?

    Do we need to provide a police clearance for my partner's parents or siblings over 18? If so, would that include his step-father as well? None of them are coming to Candada... Thanks!
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    US Permanent Resident Sponsoring Mexican Citizen

    Ok, we have a crazy situation! I am a Canadian citizen, and have lived in the US since I was a little girl (my parents brought us here when I was 2). I have been with my partner for over 3 years now and we'd like to move to Canada. I'm going to sponsor him as my common law partner for his...