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Landing at IRCC/CIC Calgary Office

Discussion in 'Provincial Nomination Program Immigration' started by Baanayaad, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. #1 Baanayaad, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:43 AM
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
    Hey,

    I am creating this thread for people who would like to know what it is like to land at a local CIC office, as there are not many accounts of this on the forum or on the internet. A number of people tend to land at the border because it is quicker, but I don't have a car, and for me personally, it didn't feel very safe. I have read accounts of people encountering unfriendly and nasty border services agents. After all the stress I went through to obtain my landed documents, I did not feel it was worth it. Thus, I booked an appointment with CIC by contacting 1-888-242-2100; Calgary was the closest office to my town so I went there. It took two days for the Calgary office to email me with the date of my confirmation interview appointment. The appointment was set exactly two weeks from the date I booked it.

    Believe me, it was not easy waiting the two weeks, but it was worth it. When I visited the CIC Office, the security guard who greeted me was very kind and helpful. I arrived there one hour before my interview so she directed me to an area for me to wait, and she explained the process.

    Then when the time came for me to be interviewed, I was asked to bring my COPR document to one of the booths. Everybody did that. And then about 5 minutes later, my name was called first. The CIC Officer verified the information on the COPR. There was something to be added to my name (this was CIC's mistake, so I pointed it out by showing her my passport), and she corrected it right away. There weren't any issues. After she verified the information to be correct, and I told her where I was working and living, she congratulated me on becoming a permanent resident,she stamped both COPR copies, and asked me to sign each of them. Then she stamped my passport. She explained to me how long it would take for the PR card to be mailed, and she directed me to Service Canada downstairs. The whole process took approximately 5 minutes. It was SO stress-free, and the CIC officer was so friendly, I was ovewhelmed by how professional and kind they all were to me.

    I went down stairs to Service Canada and I still couldn't believe it was finally over after 6 brutally stressful years. Tears welled up in my eyes, and I am not even an emotional person.

    This was MY experience, but I would confidently say that the environment was far from intense even though they deported themselves with the utmost professionalism. Other people's experiences may vary, but if your information is correct and they verify it, you are good to go.
     
  2. Thanks for sharing your experience

    I live in Calgary and I am thinking to land at IRCC/CIC Calgary Office after I get COPR :)
     
  3. Thank you so much for this entry.
    I, my wife and two children live in Newfoundland. Since there is no possibility for us to make the landing at a border we must schedule an appointment in the local IRCC office in St. John's. We are hoping to book an appointment also in a short time period as yours.
    All the best.
     
  4. Hey Matt, do you know how long they will email to me with the appointment time? I am in NL as well, I have already waited for 3 weeks now, but no email yet. Thx
     
  5. Sorry buddy, but I truly don't know. It is hard to say. I haven't been following the forum in detail since January. I had the telephone-landing. What I know is that it takes quite long till NL local office schedules landing appointments.
    Good luck.
     

  6. Congratulation!!!!
    Can you please help me with which option in IVR you used to book the appointment? Tried couple of time, there is no specific option for booking appointment. Also tried with PR card option and other option to talk to executive. But no luck, as I got message to try after some time and call got disconnected...
     
  7. Than you for sharing you story. I am in Calgary and I am waiting for my COPR, I am expecting it next week. Can you please share the address of the office you visited?

     
  8. Hey,
    I am also at Calgary and waiting for my CoPR. Are you giving a thought about "flagpole"?
     

  9. Thank you very much for sharing the information and experience. Excellent coverage of your experience.

    Did you do at?

    Calgary
    Harry Hays Building
    220 4th Avenue, SE, Room 210
    Calgary, AB
    T2G 4X3


    => some people say that the appointment might take a couple of months, is this true? What is the timeline experience guys have latest?

    Thanks.
     

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