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IMM 5669 - Addresses

majaswiderska

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Apr 24, 2018
7
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Toronto
Hi,

I was travelling a lot in the past, so period from 03/2017-06/2017 I have spend all around South America and then 02/2018-05/2018 in South East Asia. In the form it is said not to exclude any period of time, but how can I provide addresses for that (different place every couple of days)?

Before travels I was in Canada as a worker but my visa expired so I cannot put this address for those travelling periods of time as it would state that i stayed in Canada illegaly.

Really need help!! Have no idea what to do with this question...
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,593
7,128
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
Hi,

I was travelling a lot in the past, so period from 03/2017-06/2017 I have spend all around South America and then 02/2018-05/2018 in South East Asia. In the form it is said not to exclude any period of time, but how can I provide addresses for that (different place every couple of days)?

Before travels I was in Canada as a worker but my visa expired so I cannot put this address for those travelling periods of time as it would state that i stayed in Canada illegaly.

Really need help!! Have no idea what to do with this question...
Hi

Just fill something in like " 1 No fixed address" and explain on a separate sheet.
 

np08

Hero Member
Jan 13, 2015
899
357
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Mississauga, OT
App. Filed.......
Feb 09, 2018
AOR Received.
Mar 07, 2018
Med's Request
Aug 8, 2018
Med's Done....
Aug 13, 2018
LANDED..........
Dec 18, 2018
The way I understood that address form, is that you're putting in your actual addresses, as in place of residence. Travelling goes in the travel section. So even for times when I, for example, would be visiting my sponsor in Canada for a month or two at a time, my actual address and place of residence was in my home country. I was just travelling, I didn't move to Canada, basically.

That's how I did it, at least. And then my travels were listed in the travel part of the form. So they can clearly see that, for example, July to Sept 2016 I was visiting my sponsor in Canada (travel section), but my 2014-2017 actual address was the same one in my home country (address section). If that makes sense.
 
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majaswiderska

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Apr 24, 2018
7
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Toronto
The way I understood that address form, is that you're putting in your actual addresses, as in place of residence. Travelling goes in the travel section. So even for times when I, for example, would be visiting my sponsor in Canada for a month or two at a time, my actual address and place of residence was in my home country. I was just travelling, I didn't move to Canada, basically.

That's how I did it, at least. And then my travels were listed in the travel part of the form. So they can clearly see that, for example, July to Sept 2016 I was visiting my sponsor in Canada (travel section), but my 2014-2017 actual address was the same one in my home country (address section). If that makes sense.

travel section... ? where is that? can't see anything like that in any form...
 

np08

Hero Member
Jan 13, 2015
899
357
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Mississauga, OT
App. Filed.......
Feb 09, 2018
AOR Received.
Mar 07, 2018
Med's Request
Aug 8, 2018
Med's Done....
Aug 13, 2018
LANDED..........
Dec 18, 2018
travel section... ? where is that? can't see anything like that in any form...
My bad, I meant the Personal History section in the Schedule A, that one includes traveling, employment, etc. So it's education history, personal history, address history.

For addresses, I only put my actual place of residence addresses. All my travels went into the personal history section, along with my education, employment, etc. So I have three addresses covering 8 years in the address section, but I traveled a bunch during that time. I just put the travels in the personal history.

I mean, I may be wrong, I don't know. I haven't gotten any requests for additional documents or explanations either, though.
 

majaswiderska

Newbie
Apr 24, 2018
7
0
Toronto
My bad, I meant the Personal History section in the Schedule A, that one includes traveling, employment, etc. So it's education history, personal history, address history.

For addresses, I only put my actual place of residence addresses. All my travels went into the personal history section, along with my education, employment, etc. So I have three addresses covering 8 years in the address section, but I traveled a bunch during that time. I just put the travels in the personal history.

I mean, I may be wrong, I don't know. I haven't gotten any requests for additional documents or explanations either, though.
got it now! that make sense! thank you a lot!
 

Jazzercise

Hero Member
Sep 25, 2018
252
98
Canada
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
26-10-2018
AOR Received.
10-11-2018
Med's Request
07-01-2019
Med's Done....
17-01-2019
My bad, I meant the Personal History section in the Schedule A, that one includes traveling, employment, etc. So it's education history, personal history, address history.

For addresses, I only put my actual place of residence addresses. All my travels went into the personal history section, along with my education, employment, etc. So I have three addresses covering 8 years in the address section, but I traveled a bunch during that time. I just put the travels in the personal history.

I mean, I may be wrong, I don't know. I haven't gotten any requests for additional documents or explanations either, though.
This is good advice. Just be aware that your particular situation might call for a slightly different -- but still useful -- approach. In my case, most of my travel outside of my native country was to visit/live with my sponsor, so in those times when I was living (as a visitor) with my sponsor, I put her address in the address section. However, short trips to see her were omitted BUT documentation of these visits appeared in other parts of the application, such as attached explanations and flight receipts. I was also enrolled in a grad program in my home country, so that likely curtails some suspicion, haha.

Additionally, for shorter trips to foreign countries not Canada (Europe and Latin America), I used their template and created a "travel table" on a separate sheet of paper. I wasn't too specific, but made sure to note I was in each country as a tourist/visitor for X amount of time. Because it was my own table, I was able to overlap dates. I provided a short explanation, too.

All this being said, I'm very early in this process. They may or may not hassle me about it later. I did, however, do my best to document and explain everything I claimed in the application, connecting the dots as best I could.
 

Canucks and Hawks

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May 1, 2018
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My partner had same problem so he made his home address his parents place during his travels on the form (he traveled for almost a year) because his mail was still going there and he stayed with his parents after he travelled while he looked for somewhere to live.
 
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np08

Hero Member
Jan 13, 2015
899
357
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Mississauga, OT
App. Filed.......
Feb 09, 2018
AOR Received.
Mar 07, 2018
Med's Request
Aug 8, 2018
Med's Done....
Aug 13, 2018
LANDED..........
Dec 18, 2018
This is good advice. Just be aware that your particular situation might call for a slightly different -- but still useful -- approach. In my case, most of my travel outside of my native country was to visit/live with my sponsor, so in those times when I was living (as a visitor) with my sponsor, I put her address in the address section. However, short trips to see her were omitted BUT documentation of these visits appeared in other parts of the application, such as attached explanations and flight receipts. I was also enrolled in a grad program in my home country, so that likely curtails some suspicion, haha.

Additionally, for shorter trips to foreign countries not Canada (Europe and Latin America), I used their template and created a "travel table" on a separate sheet of paper. I wasn't too specific, but made sure to note I was in each country as a tourist/visitor for X amount of time. Because it was my own table, I was able to overlap dates. I provided a short explanation, too.

All this being said, I'm very early in this process. They may or may not hassle me about it later. I did, however, do my best to document and explain everything I claimed in the application, connecting the dots as best I could.
Yeah, I'm sure there's many different ways that people do it. As long as everything is clear and explained, I don't think there will be any real issues.

Like @Canucks and Hawks, I followed the logic of, "Where is home?/What's the address on my documents?/Where does my mail go to?/Where am I enrolled in my university program?" when filling out the address field. So by that logic, even my longest visit to Canada and my sponsor at two and a half months still didn't count for the address part because at no point did I declare my residence there somehow, gotten any documents or even mail there.

But like I said, as long as it's clear - even if you have to use additional sheets to explain or extra tables or whatever, it'll be fine. It gets a bit tricky with these forms that need to be validated so they really make you follow their format or they won't validate otherwise, but that can be circumvented with separate explanations, like what you did.
 
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jana23

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Jan 24, 2019
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My husband was a seaman so he was travelling on his ship in different countries and didn’t have an actual address or home. He worked and slept on the ship. Do you know how I would put addresses in this situation? Do I just need to write a letter to IRCC that I can’t provide any addresses since he didn’t live anywhere outside of the ship?
 

canuck_in_uk

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May 4, 2012
31,593
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Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
My husband was a seaman so he was travelling on his ship in different countries and didn’t have an actual address or home. He worked and slept on the ship. Do you know how I would put addresses in this situation? Do I just need to write a letter to IRCC that I can’t provide any addresses since he didn’t live anywhere outside of the ship?
Explain in a letter and provide a timeline, i.e. Jan 2015 to Feb 2015 on ship, Feb 2015 in port of country Z etc.