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mats

Hero Member
Nov 2, 2010
464
38
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
3113
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
21-01-2011
AOR Received.
18-03-2011
Med's Done....
18-03-2012
Passport Req..
Sent 19-03-2012
VISA ISSUED...
30-Mar-2012
LANDED..........
12-July-2012
Hi friends,I have got my visa and plan to do landing in July.My passport is expiring in Feb 2013.Also my UAE visa is also due for renewal.Is it fine if I take a renew my passport before the landing.I would like to have all the landing details etc or whatever stamp etc in the new one rather than carry 2 PP all the time.
 

msaleem216

Champion Member
Mar 4, 2010
1,484
27
Category........
Visa Office......
london
NOC Code......
2281
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-05-2007
Doc's Request.
10-03-2009
Med's Done....
11-03-2013
Passport Req..
05-11-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-11-2014
LANDED..........
3rd December,2014 INSHA ALLAH
ur canada is valid till ur validation of stamped pp. do not renew ur pp before landing but seniors may comments
saleem
 

ja77

Hero Member
Mar 24, 2009
838
30
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
LANDED..........
2012
My dear DXB fellows;

My e-cas status changes to "Decision Made" today. My passports were received by London on 23rd March as you can see in my signature below. I hope the status change at this stage of my application processing is a good sign, and I pray to Allah that I receive my visa stamped passports soon.
 

abhihappy

Star Member
Mar 20, 2012
157
8
Canada
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
got this from my mover might be usefull for all.....

Canada
International Association of Movers Updated 4/2010
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR IMPORTS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS REMOVAL
A. Documents Required
• Copy of airway bill / bill of lading / roadway bill
• Passport
• Visa (if required)
• Work permit (if appropriate)
• Packing list
o Must be in English or French
o Electronics must be described with the make, model & serial number.
• Landed immigration papers (applicable to new immigrants)
Returning Resident:
• Proof of residency outside of Canada verifying shipper’s statement that they have
lived abroad for more than one year. Documents that prove residency are:
o A letter from employer at origin
o Rental receipts
o Income tax statements
o Bank statements
o Utility bills
B. Specific Regulations
• For goods to qualify for duty and tax free privileges, the shipper / client must
demonstrate that the good have been owned, possessed, and used before arrival in
Canada. Documentation like sales receipts and registration papers should be kept
handy in case Canadian customs alleges that they do not qualify.
• All shipments are subject to customs inspection.
• All goods must be retained by owner for a period of 1 year.
• All clients should travel with a copy of the packing list completed by the agent at
origin with their signature. Upon arrival at airport of entry in Canada, the client should
inform the Canadian customs officer at the airport that they will be importing a
household goods shipment and the packing list should be presented. Canada
customs should complete a form B4E and stamp both the packing list and the
completed form B4E.
• By obtaining a stamped packing list and B4E form, the future clearance process will
become easier.
• Attendance of the client or his / her spouse is mandatory at customs clearance.
• Failure to be present will result in goods being transferred to a bonded warehouse at
the customer’s expense. If transferred to a bonded warehouse, bonded warehouse
storage and demurrage will be incurred.
• Diplomats may appoint an agent to clear on their behalf.
• The client should inform Canadian customs of any future shipments.
Canada
International Association of Movers Updated 4/2010
Work Permit Holders:
• Shippers who possess a work permit may import any non-restricted item into Canada
on a temporary basis.
• Customs may request a duty deposit or letter of employment from the client’s
company in Canada.
• While it is rare and unusual for customs to request these documents, they still retain
the authority to do so.
Immigrants
• New immigrants may import one shipment of household goods and personal effects
tax free if they have used and owned the items in the country of origin for a period of
over 1 year.
Returning Residents
• Returning residents must have lived abroad for more than one year.
• Canadian customs may request a shipper to provide documentation in order to certify
duty free status.
• Returning residents, who have lived overseas for at least one full year, may import
the following duty free (with some conditions) if they have been used for 6 months
prior to import:
o A shipment of household goods and personal effects
o A car or boat
• A returning resident of Canada will be assessed duties and taxes on any single one
of the following items should they exceed $10,000:
o Furniture, furnishings, silverware, linen, jewelry, appliances, books, musical
instruments, family heirlooms, antiques, private collections of coins, stamps,
works of art, power tools and other hobby items, automobiles, boats, outboard
engines and the trailers that carry them, vacation trailers, and private aircraft
o The duties and taxes will be assessed on the amount by which they exceed
$10,000.
MOTOR VEHICLES
A. Documents Required
• Registration
• Proof of ownership
• Insurance documents
B. Specific Regulations
• Vehicles imported into Canada cannot be licensed in Canada unless it has been
cleared through Canadian customs.
• Some vehicles may be prohibited to import; therefore, it is imperative that a car is not
shipped until the local agent in Canada has verified the vehicle can be imported in
accordance with current regulations.
o Under customs law, used or second-hand vehicles of other than current-year
manufacture are generally prohibited from importation into Canada.
Canada
International Association of Movers Updated 4/2010
o Some other exceptions exist but duties will be assessed. The exceptions are
as follows:
Vehicles fifteen (15) years or older from countries other than the US.
A vehicle to be used temporarily in Canada by a visitor or tourist.
A vehicle in transit through Canada to another country.
o The age of a vehicle is established according to the month and year of
manufacture and not the model year.
• Motor vehicles older than 14 years are subject to differing regulations and costly
modifications may be needed for compliance.
• Immediate registration and licensing are required for exemption from duties.
• Most vehicles are inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency upon arrival in
Canada.
• Steam cleaning may be required.
• Vehicles may be subject to provincial sales tax.
• All imported motor vehicles are subject to Canadian motor vehicle safety and
emission control regulations. You may check the regulations by visiting the following
website: http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safevehicles/importation/index.htm.
• The motor vehicle must bear the manufacturer’s statement of compliance label.
Returning Residents
• A Canadian resident may import a vehicle subsequent to its year of manufacture
provided the vehicle is for personal or household use and the importer is the vehicle’s
original owner.
• Returning or former residents of Canada may import their used or second-hand
vehicles if one of the following conditions are met:
o The returning resident has been living in another country for at least 12
consecutive months prior to importation.
o OR the returning resident has been out of Canada for a minimum period of 6
continuous months and has owned the vehicle for no less than 6 months
during the same period.
• Special duty free benefits are conferred on returning residents who have lived abroad
for no less than one year and have owned, possessed, and used the vehicle for at
least 6 months during that period.
Note: As you can see from the above regulations, importing a motor vehicle into
Canada can be difficult. Therefore, it is important to contact the local agent in Canada
prior to shipping from the country of origin.
PETS
A. Documents Required
• International health and inoculation certificate
• Veterinary certificate (In some cases)
o Certificate must include the animal’s breed, age, sex, color, and any
distinguishing marks.
B. Specific Regulations
• All pets will be examined by the Department of Agriculture.
Canada
International Association of Movers Updated 4/2010
• Dogs, birds, livestock, and horses that are three months old or older from the United
States can be imported with a signed and dated veterinary certificate showing that
the animal has been vaccinated against rabies within the last year.
• Quarantine will be required for some types of animals. The length of quarantine may
depend on the type of animal and country of its country of origin.
• Pets must be vaccinated at least 30 days prior to entry.
INHERITED ITEMS / DONATED INHERITED ITEMS
A. Documents Required
• Documents required for the importation of household goods.
• Personal identification
• Copy of death certificate
• A statement from the executor of the will
• Copy of will stating that customer is the beneficiary
• Signed statement from donor / executor of the estate (if donation)
B. Specific Regulations
• Inherited and donated inherited items may be subject to import taxes and or duties.
• Donated inherited items require a signed statement from the donor stating the reason
for the gift or a statement from the executor of the estate.
RESTRICTED / DUTIABLE ITEMS
Personal Effects, Household Goods, and Motor Vehicles
• A returning resident of Canada will be assessed duties and taxes on any single one
of the following items should they exceed $10,000:
o Furniture, furnishings, silverware, linen, jewelry, appliances, books, musical
instruments, family heirlooms, antiques, private collections of coins, stamps,
works of art, power tools and other hobby items, automobiles, boats, outboard
engines and the trailers that carry them, vacation trailers, and private aircraft
o The duties and taxes will be assessed on the amount by which they exceed
$10,000.
Alcohol
• A shipper is allowed to import one of the following amounts of alcohol duty and tax
free:
o 1.5 litres of wine
o 1.14 litres of liquor
o A total of 1.14 litres of wine and alcohol
o 24 x 355 millilitre (12 ounces) cans or bottles of beer or ale.
Maximum of 8.5 litres
• Each province has specific regulations for the importation of alcohol.
• Contact move agent for specific regulations.
Canada
International Association of Movers Updated 4/2010
Tobacco
• A shipper is may import the following amounts of tobacco duty free:
o 200 cigarettes
o 50 cigars
o 200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco
o 200 tobacco sticks
• If importing more than these quantities, the shipper will be assessed duties and taxes
on the excess.
Plants
• Plants, sand and other related items require a certificate and import permit issued by
the Department of Agriculture.
Food
• Any food products will be inspected by the Department of Agriculture before
clearance.
Firearms
• Shipper must contact the Canada Firearm Centre prior to import.
• A detailed list must be presented at the time of clearance.
• Both non-restricted and restricted firearms may be imported provided they meet the
requirements set forth by the Canada Firearm Centre.
• Prohibited firearms, weapons or devices, including silencers, replica firearms,
switchblades, and other weapons may not be imported.
• All weapons and firearms must be declared at the port of entry or they will be seized
and the shipper will be subject to arrest.
Hunting Trophies
• Any hunting trophies will be inspected by the Department of Agriculture before
clearance.
• A special import license may be required.
Wood
• Canada has adopted the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15
(ISPM15).
• Please ensure that all wood is properly treated prior to export from country of origin.
• If you have any questions regarding the ISPM-15 regulation, please consult the IAM
Guide to the ISPM-15 Regulation found on our Shipper Guide website.
Note: The inclusion of restricted items in shipment will delay customs and incur additional
expenses for the customer.
Canada
International Association of Movers Updated 4/2010
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Consignee: Notify:
Consignee’s full name in passport Name of local agent in Switzerland
C/o local agent in Switzerland Full address of local agent
Full address of local agent Contact information of agent
Recommended: Once the shipment is booked, please fax your pre-alert to the agent office
along with a copy of the airway bill / bill of lading, packing list, passport copy, and full contact
details of the consignee. As consignment instructions are subject to change, it is prudent to
reconfirm the advised consignment instructions prior to shipping particularly if the client will
be importing as a diplomat.
Helpful Tips
• Mark the waybills very clearly “Used household goods and personal effects.”
• Packing list should be in English or French.
• Do not attach the inventory list used for the insurance purposes with the documents
enclosed with the shipment.
• Pre-alert along with the copies of the waybill, packing list, and shipping schedule
should be sent well in advance.
PROHIBITED ITEMS
• Goods made from endangered species, e.g., ivory products
• Pornography and pornographic items / materials
• Firearms
• Fruits
• Vegetables
• Weaponry, explosives, fireworks
• Ammunition
• Narcotic drugs
Important: Check with agent before importing items to avoid confiscation. The inclusion of
prohibited items in shipment will delay customs and incur additional expenses for the
customer.
IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This
document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised
reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either
expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.
IAM Note: Additional customs information may be found by following the link to the Canada
Border Services Agency website:
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/rc4151-eng.html
 

arman79

Hero Member
Oct 30, 2009
416
27
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
London, UK
NOC Code......
3112
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
LANDED..........
February 2015
Congrats Ja77

Good Luck for the future !

Regards
 

qorax

VIP Member
Nov 21, 2009
9,524
2,985
Brampton, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
London
LANDED..........
May-2010
mats said:
Hi friends,I have got my visa and plan to do landing in July.My passport is expiring in Feb 2013.Also my UAE visa is also due for renewal.Is it fine if I take a renew my passport before the landing.I would like to have all the landing details etc or whatever stamp etc in the new one rather than carry 2 PP all the time.
qorax said:
U can, but avoid complications. Thus, land with ur old pp & renew it later in Canada. Besides, that visa is for 'one-time-use', u'd never need it again in ur life.
 

jadedGeek

Hero Member
Mar 19, 2010
573
9
Dubai
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2010
Doc's Request.
03-08-2010
AOR Received.
23-03-2011
File Transfer...
11-Aug-10
Med's Request
28-OCT-2013
qorax said:
27. The Canadian Resumé: - Is it different than elsewhere; should we modify our CVs; is it required...
http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/-t74394.0.html

Thank you very much CAPTIN for sharing this important information... !! :)
 

jadedGeek

Hero Member
Mar 19, 2010
573
9
Dubai
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2010
Doc's Request.
03-08-2010
AOR Received.
23-03-2011
File Transfer...
11-Aug-10
Med's Request
28-OCT-2013
Rlex said:
Thanks Mona...Lets hope that the VO's would get back to you soon....
I have almost similar timelines... I didnt recv such letter... Mona- please let us know if this lettr was issued in response to some kinda of inquiry or they just sent it.? please let me also know if your status is changed to inprocess or still it's saying rbvo?

Rlex- did you recv any letter like this?
 

OmMona

Hero Member
Jun 17, 2010
310
9
UAE
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Med's Done....
16-01-2014
Passport Req..
17-02-2014
VISA ISSUED...
21-2-2014
jadedGeek said:
I have almost similar timelines... I didnt recv such letter... Mona- please let us know if this lettr was issued in response to some kinda of inquiry or they just sent it.? please let me also know if your status is changed to inprocess or still it's saying rbvo?

Rlex- did you recv any letter like this?
Hi JadedGeek,
To answer your questions:
I have ordered my CAIPS 40 days ago and got it last week, for my surprise, I found that my file is untouched, even they did not calculate my points as of now!
After I got my CAIPS, I sent London office a case inquiry, and did not get any answer from them.
Instead I got a call from my consultant informing me about this letter.
My e-case still showing In Process but with RBVO inside.
Hope I answered all your questions.
 

jadedGeek

Hero Member
Mar 19, 2010
573
9
Dubai
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2010
Doc's Request.
03-08-2010
AOR Received.
23-03-2011
File Transfer...
11-Aug-10
Med's Request
28-OCT-2013
Thank you Mona for the detailed answer... i think you are lucky one to get some kind of update or feedback from london office.


OmMona said:
Hi JadedGeek,
To answer your questions:
I have ordered my CAIPS 40 days ago and got it last week, for my surprise, I found that my file is untouched, even they did not calculate my points as of now!
After I got my CAIPS, I sent London office a case inquiry, and did not get any answer from them.
Instead I got a call from my consultant informing me about this letter.
My e-case still showing In Process but with RBVO inside.
Hope I answered all your questions.
 

Rlex

Hero Member
Jan 30, 2012
216
4
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2010
AOR Received.
1st AOR - OCT 2010;2nd AOR - MAY 2011
File Transfer...
No Idea where I can get this info
Med's Request
Awaiting
Passport Req..
Awaiting
jadedGeek said:
Thank you Mona for the detailed answer... i think you are lucky one to get some kind of update or feedback from london office.
JadedGeek,

No need to worry ! omMona recevied her 2nd AOR in 22nd Feb 2011 and yoou on 23rd March 2011.So you can expect the same kinda letter or even an MR soon ..probably by June..
My 2nd AOR is on May 2011..So i guess i will have to wait more..

Please share your NOC and request you to update us of any communicatiion from your VO.

Goodluck
 

Rlex

Hero Member
Jan 30, 2012
216
4
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2010
AOR Received.
1st AOR - OCT 2010;2nd AOR - MAY 2011
File Transfer...
No Idea where I can get this info
Med's Request
Awaiting
Passport Req..
Awaiting
mallu5335 said:
Thank you Rlex and Saleem for your reply. given below is my ecas status.

We received your application for permanent residence on June 23, 2010.

We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on October 20, 2010. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

Your application and supporting documents were received by the London England office. They are pending review.

i also heard that london office will process all application from 2008 to june 2010 by june 2012. do you think this news is true? if so, then june applicants should get their medical requests by april or may 2012, right? once the medicals are submitted i think it takes 45 days for them to stamp the visa, again all this depends only if they keep up with the timeline they announce......what are your thoughts?
Mallu,

Please share you NOC and your 2nd AOR date.

Your hopes seems so high atleast for now..coz the VO had intimated many that they anticipate to finish the ELIGIBILITY REVEIW of M1 files by June 2012..The processing of these files will again may take 6 to 12 months.It seems that they have started Revewing Pre June files, coz many has started getting letter from VO stating they are eligble for processing and would have to wait for another 6 to 12 months for the further processing.

So now you know when to expect...
 

jadedGeek

Hero Member
Mar 19, 2010
573
9
Dubai
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2010
Doc's Request.
03-08-2010
AOR Received.
23-03-2011
File Transfer...
11-Aug-10
Med's Request
28-OCT-2013
Thanks Rlex... but based on the other users feedback, i think LVO is contacting people who recieved their 2nd AOR in 2010. I dont think we will get any MR or form update till the end of this year..



Rlex said:
JadedGeek,

No need to worry ! omMona recevied her 2nd AOR in 22nd Feb 2011 and yoou on 23rd March 2011.So you can expect the same kinda letter or even an MR soon ..probably by June..
My 2nd AOR is on May 2011..So i guess i will have to wait more..

Please share your NOC and request you to update us of any communicatiion from your VO.

Goodluck
 

Rlex

Hero Member
Jan 30, 2012
216
4
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
4131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
May 2010
AOR Received.
1st AOR - OCT 2010;2nd AOR - MAY 2011
File Transfer...
No Idea where I can get this info
Med's Request
Awaiting
Passport Req..
Awaiting
jadedGeek said:
Thanks Rlex... but based on the other users feedback, i think LVO is contacting people who recieved their 2nd AOR in 2010. I dont think we will get any MR or form update till the end of this year..
Yes most of them got their 2nd AOR in 2010 But also Look at Mona's Timelines...Soo...theres nothing wrong to expect your letter soon..But yes our MR's would be only towards the end of the year...
 

jadedGeek

Hero Member
Mar 19, 2010
573
9
Dubai
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-04-2010
Doc's Request.
03-08-2010
AOR Received.
23-03-2011
File Transfer...
11-Aug-10
Med's Request
28-OCT-2013
Is this letter a new funda??? I have never heard anything like this from our seniors... aftr 2nd AOR, ppl usually get thr MR or form update...



Rlex said:
Yes most of them got their 2nd AOR in 2010 But also Look at Mona's Timelines...Soo...theres nothing wrong to expect your letter soon..But yes our MR's would be only towards the end of the year...