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April 2014 Application

Cabalen

Champion Member
Apr 28, 2011
1,199
51
Kitchener, Ontario
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC-O
NOC Code......
2132
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14-04-2014
AOR Received.
08-05-2014
Med's Request
05-11-2014
Med's Done....
06-11-2014
Passport Req..
27-02-2015
VISA ISSUED...
09-03-2015
LANDED..........
21-03-2015
maxmoore said:
By the way, I just wanted to share this because it made me laugh. Now I have a 5th line in my ECAS showing the following:

You entered Canada at the Unknown office on April 5, 2015 and became a Permanent Resident.

I feel like I crossed the border through the jungle or something like this.
I think you are a secret agent and CIC can't detect where on Canada you entered. :p
 

snofairy

Member
Feb 2, 2015
15
2
EPP said:
Hi Snofairy,

Congratulations!!

Quick question: have you received the "Ready for Visa"email? How long before they have changed your Ecas status to "Decision Made"?

Tks
Hi EPP,

We haven't received an email stating 'Ready for Visa' yet.

Thanks!
 

sjulien

Champion Member
Jan 8, 2014
1,091
10
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2175
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2014
AOR Received.
03-06-2014
Med's Request
19-11-2014
Med's Done....
20-11-2014
Passport Req..
08-04-2015
VISA ISSUED...
13-04-2015
LANDED..........
23-04-2015
But its confirmed that you entered in Canada. :p : :D Great

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maxmoore said:
By the way, I just wanted to share this because it made me laugh. Now I have a 5th line in my ECAS showing the following:

You entered Canada at the Unknown office on April 5, 2015 and became a Permanent Resident.

I feel like I crossed the border through the jungle or something like this.
 

maxmoore

Hero Member
Feb 22, 2014
485
22
Toronto
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
LANDED..........
05-04-2015
Haha! Yes :) I was hoping to see that line showing up in my ECAS sometime this week. I got my new SIN and OHIP card today. Very straightforward process (less than 20 minutes each one).
 

sjulien

Champion Member
Jan 8, 2014
1,091
10
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2175
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2014
AOR Received.
03-06-2014
Med's Request
19-11-2014
Med's Done....
20-11-2014
Passport Req..
08-04-2015
VISA ISSUED...
13-04-2015
LANDED..........
23-04-2015
Great buddy. You have finished all necessary steps.

maxmoore said:
Haha! Yes :) I was hoping to see that line showing up in my ECAS sometime this week. I got my new SIN and OHIP card today. Very straightforward process (less than 20 minutes each one).
 

Anna2013

Star Member
Jan 30, 2013
157
16
Hi guys,

Is it possible to do flagpole landing at all borders or it's possible to do only at certain borders.

Thanks.
 

sjulien

Champion Member
Jan 8, 2014
1,091
10
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2175
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2014
AOR Received.
03-06-2014
Med's Request
19-11-2014
Med's Done....
20-11-2014
Passport Req..
08-04-2015
VISA ISSUED...
13-04-2015
LANDED..........
23-04-2015
I don't have any idea. But this is good question.


Anna2013 said:
Hi guys,

Is it possible to do flagpole landing at all borders or it's possible to do only at certain borders.

Thanks.
 

maxmoore

Hero Member
Feb 22, 2014
485
22
Toronto
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
LANDED..........
05-04-2015
I think that - by definition - you should be able to land in any border because you're entering Canada. However, landing in some borders may be easier than others due to the preparation of the crew (officials) to handle the landing papers properly. Anyways, it's worth asking this question to the general forum. Someone else may be able to give you more details.
 

Canadiian

Star Member
Apr 25, 2014
69
13
All the borders do not offer IMMIGRATION services. Only the main borders do.

For a list of borders, and the services they offer, please check the following link.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/do-rb/menu-eng.html

Select the province, and you will find the borders, and their contact information, and which services they offer.
If you find IMMIGRATION, in the list of SERVICES, then you are good to do the landing at that border.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
Canadiian

Anna2013 said:
Hi guys,

Is it possible to do flagpole landing at all borders or it's possible to do only at certain borders.

Thanks.
 

maxmoore

Hero Member
Feb 22, 2014
485
22
Toronto
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
LANDED..........
05-04-2015
Thanks Canadiian! I didn't know! It's weird that you will be crossing the border and you can't land as immigrant because it's not "offered". Anyways, great explanation: +1 for you.
 

Canadiian

Star Member
Apr 25, 2014
69
13
Welcome Maxmoore :)

Well, once you are there, they really won't stop you just because they don't offer the service at that particular border.
They will contact the closest main border (which offers the service) over the phone, and do the necessary steps required to let you land as a Permanent Resident.

But who would want to take the risk, right ?? So, I have posted the previous message, for everyone's good.

Regards,
Canadiian

maxmoore said:
Thanks Canadiian! I didn't know! It's weird that you will be crossing the border and you can't land as immigrant because it's not "offered". Anyways, great explanation: +1 for you.
 

Anna2013

Star Member
Jan 30, 2013
157
16
Canadiian said:
All the borders do not offer IMMIGRATION services. Only the main borders do.

For a list of borders, and the services they offer, please check the following link.
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/do-rb/menu-eng.html

Select the province, and you will find the borders, and their contact information, and which services they offer.
If you find IMMIGRATION, in the list of SERVICES, then you are good to do the landing at that border.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
Canadiian
Thanks for the input. I think it is a bit more complex than this. For example, "airports" are listed for immigration services but you cannot land at an airport unless you actually "fly in". Likewise, at harbour ports, I don't think you can do flagpole unless you actually come in in a boat or something. I am not sure though. The thing is that, if you go to some random border where the officers are not trained and do not do landing paperwork on a regular basis, then you may get yourself in trouble.
 

natk

Star Member
Nov 7, 2014
168
38
Category........
CEC
Has anyone heard of flag-poling until a certain time of day only? One of my friends said her friend was asked to come back the following day because she flag-poled too late in the day...
 

Canadiian

Star Member
Apr 25, 2014
69
13
I have never heard of anyone personally.. but yes, they could do that, as there are certain specific timings for IMMIGRATION services at each border.

You can check out the link that I posted above, to see which borders offer the IMMIGRATION services and within what TIMINGS they offer the service.

Regards,
Canadiian

natk said:
Has anyone heard of flag-poling until a certain time of day only? One of my friends said her friend was asked to come back the following day because she flag-poled too late in the day...
 

natk

Star Member
Nov 7, 2014
168
38
Category........
CEC
Canadiian said:
I have never heard of anyone personally.. but yes, they could do that, as there are certain specific timings for IMMIGRATION services at each border.

You can check out the link that I posted above, to see which borders offer the IMMIGRATION services and within what TIMINGS they offer the service.

Regards,
Canadiian
I did check that link out, thanks very much for posting it, Canadiian :)