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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    To canadasoon2013 it is very simple, --you need to provide police certificate from ANY country you have lived in for more than 6 months ! if you do not want to cause any delay, you need send them as soon as possible
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    I recommend that both of you download and fully read the available guides for this process and FOLLOW the instructions. Search the internet for IMM3998 General Instructions IMM3063 Special Instructions for Bogota These guides has answers for many of the questions asked on this...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    good advises about the police certificates, ccunnington :) on the application form IMM0008, #12, the applicants has to list: -ALL PREVIOUS COUNTRIES HE/SHE LIVED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS MORE THAN 6 MONTHS- the application guide is clearly saying, to provide POLICE CERTIFICATES for ANY...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    going thru usa (florida) would be the lowest $$$ and it is easy to get the usa visa but do we want to give a passport with a canadian permanent resident visa into the hands of USA embassy ? NOOOOOOOOO how about thru Havana, Cuba ? (Cubana flies to Canada)
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    thanks :) looks like they are clearing out the permanent resident apps, so they can switch over to process "tourist" visas in a coming "high" seasons of Spring & Summer we just need to find now the least expensive airfare, and without an USA visa, only AC and TACA/LACSA left
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    we got a phone call this morning that PP w/visa is ready for pick up so it is already in our hand......just a few days less of 11 months of waiting they also returned some of the submitted copies of documents, pictures, etc... the OIM office in Bogota quoted around $700 for a one-way ticket for...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    My further investigation revealed that, IOM or OIM is a UN Organization, with head office in Geneva, Switzerland here is their website: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home.html the Colombian office also have their own webpage: http://www.oim.org.co/ I consider them legit, the real...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    They mention Air Canada directly from Bogota Air Canada: La reserva es hecha por OIM directamente. (Descuento del 50% sobre la tarifa anual para Adultos, Niños e infantes). Únicamente saliendo desde Bogotá. What I do not like, to pay them first, then they pay to the airline On the other...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    I found this ORG , who is offering up to 50 % discount airfares to immigrants to Canada Anybody is familiar with them ? Any opinion ? http://www.oim.org.co/component/content/article/55-proogramas/servicios-para-la-gestion-migratoria/1875-descuentos-en-tiquetes-aereos.html Programa de Apoyo...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    congratulations to ccunnington, finally your long wait is almost over did they told you how long your visa will be valid ? what is the expiry date ? thanks
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    I know, it can not be longer, when either the medical or passport expire, whichever date comes sooner. However, I thought, they will not give it longer than 60-90 days, even if more time remains on the medical or passport.
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    currently only -7 / -12 in Calgary---you better stay with your wife as long as you can in a warm Sincelejo (just kidding, I know it is very "toasty" there) on a more serious note: ......do you know how long expiry date the PR visa usually have : 60 days ? ......have you heard, that anybody...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    I think, I have fund the answer for my previous question: How long is a permanent resident visa valid? A permanent resident visa is issued for a period not exceeding the earliest expiry date of the following documents: the medical results for you and your family members or your or...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    we decided to use Servientrega, they have about 15-20 locations all over in Bogota however, the biggest unknown is, whether the Visa Office would issue the visa, when the 1 year term for the medicals expires before the visa would expire ? (60 days)
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    thanks our medicals will expire in the middle of March if they issue a visa in the usual 2-3 weeks time, it will be very tight to make it to the entry point
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    well done ccunnington we received a passport request email today too what is the best way to get the passport to the embassy ? regular mail ? registered mail ? courier ? personally ? other ?
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    yes, anybody travelling to Bogota better make some ARRANGEMENTS......to pay a ransom to kidnappers ! Here is their latest method: Most kidnappings are for ransom and foreigners are potential targets. Assaults and robberies have occurred after thieves have exposed travellers to incapacitating...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    you are welcome to post and share your experience on Febr 25, after your husbands "great news" interrogation finished hopefully, KJG's prayers and positive thoughts would arrive there in time.....for sure, he needs all the help he can get. there is no reason for you to get this...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    yes, KJG is a very busy lady on this forum, and has lots of free time: 2767 posts posting on many forums, including Havana-Cuba, Kingston-Jamaica, etc... I just do not see how relevant her specific experience with the Havana office to the visa office in Bogota, especially when she is comparing...
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    BOGOTA Visa Office 2012 applicants

    why are some people writing here on a "BOGOTA VISA OFFICE" topic about their experiences in Havana, Cuba ? you are comparing apples and oranges , the VISA offices in different locations has different processing schedules anybody dreaming about getting a VISA at the time of the interview just...