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    H1B visa appointment availability

    No idea, but there is an appointment available for October 17th for Calgary as of right now. I was able to book Toronto office for Oct 4. Looks like someone has cancelled their appointment.
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    H1B visa appointment availability

    Unfortunately, Calgary is way far and expensive to fly. Closest to me is Toronto and then Ottawa
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    H1B visa appointment availability

    According to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wait-times.html, appointment wait time for Toronto is 70 days, but there is nothing even for January. Why would they charge in advance if there is no available date?
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    H1B visa appointment availability

    Anybody managed to book appointment with a Toronto office?
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    Automatic Visa Revalidation (AVR) to enter USA

    If I understand @harirajmohan correctly, online visa application and interview scheduled are not considered "pending new visa application", so until one attends the visa interview in the consulate they can use AVR. I am wondering if anyone has actually tested this in practice. I am trying to...
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    Automatic Visa Revalidation (AVR) to enter USA

    So which option did you use?
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Most likely your photos were accepted and sent for production. This is because I didn't get "profile updated" status when the photos were rejected. Profile was updated after acceptance and once again after approval. Check your profile in the next 2 days to confirm. Applications are moving fast...
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    PhD student as a course instructor, NOC 4011 or 4021?

    I used 4012 when I applied because of: Grade examinations, term papers and laboratory reports. Conduct seminars, discussion groups and laboratory sessions to supplement lectures Assist in the preparation and administration of examinations I've also taught courses with full responsibility, but...
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    PhD student as a course instructor, NOC 4011 or 4021?

    You are not a community/vocational college instructor (4021) though (one of its main duties is supervising teaching assistants). If you are teaching, then you are most likely hired as a university teaching assistant/associate while you are doing your PhD, not as a university instructor. 4012-...
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    No, as long as photos are of good quality. Not all Walgreens the same. Personally, I've tried 2 different Walgreens, but both photos of their photos got rejected. Their photo quality was worse than the one taken by an iPhone. We had to drive 1.5 hours one way to the nearest city to get a...
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Final update: Photo resubmitted (delivery date): February 14, 2019 Ghost Update: March 9, 2019 Approved: March 12, 2019 Received in Windsor, ON: March 15, 2019. Good luck to everyone who are still waiting their PR cards. P.S. Here is what I learned about the photo requirements after series of...
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    There was a typo in the house number of the address, so that explains the delay for us. I have updated the address and will call them later next week to check if spouse's PR card was sent back to them.
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Just checked the status for the remaining PR cards we have been waiting for. Ghost update for the photos delivered Feb 14, 2019, less than a month after photos were delivered. Not bad.
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    My spouse's PR card was approved on 2/21 and we haven't received it yet, while mine was approved on 2/22 and I received it on 2/28. I'd give another 3-4 days before starting to worry about it.
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Use place of birth exactly as written in your passport in English. Follow the steps as in here: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/track-your-pr-card-timeline-and-processing-times-here.394703/page-751#post-7616841
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Landed: 11/23/2018 (Windsor, ON) Photos Rejected: 1/3/2019 New photos delivered: 1/8/2019 Ghost update: 2/19/2019 Approved: 2/21/2019 (PR card not received yet) and 2/22/2019 (received today) Received 1 PR card: 2/28/2019 (in Windsor, ON)
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    Daily commute (Detroit-Windsor) (H1b and Canada PR)

    Regarding to the 2nd point, I was told to apply for a visitor visa when I visited my family in the US who is working on H1b visa. I have a valid H4 visa, so I guess it depends on the officer. Now I am afraid to try to cross the border using H4 again and considering to apply for a visitor visa.
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Citizenship, PR card (told them I haven't received), how much money did I spend while in the US, whether I purchased anything from a duty free store, where I was heading to in Canada. I think that's all.
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    Why not apply for expedited PR card if you have your ticket on hand? Someone wrote they got it pretty fast after requesting expedited processing and enclosing the air ticket (check a few pages earlier).
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    Track your PR card timeline and processing times here

    I've crossed the border at Windsor/Detroit with just a COPR and passport without a PR card.