Hello, see above.Hello Guys,
I got my COPR and my wife too at the same time a week ago. I live in toronto and landed yesterday and my spouse lives in India. my wife planning to fly to toronto next month, but she was a bit nervous because she never travelled outside of India and more scared about the questions and process after landing in Canada. i have a few questions pls respond ASAP:
1. can she land alone without me? Yes, she can. As you must have experienced with your landing, she has nothing to be worried about.
2. what kind of questions she should be prepare for? The same sort of normal questions anybody is asked, her status which is PR, any funds to declare, where will she be staying, any goods accompanying her or to follow etc
3. proof of funds - is it ok if she show my bank statements as proof of funds(because she is coming as dependent on me).. i have overall $12,000 in my bank accounts.. Being the dependent, she does not have to declare proof of funds as that is tied to the primary applicant. All she needs to declare is any cash she is carrying on her self
4. and what is Goods Accompanying" Goods that are coming with you on the same flight especially electronics, books, food items, jewelry, etc and "Goods to Follow"..goods that you have placed in cargo and are having it shipped or brought over later after you have landed what is the difference between both of these two.. do we have to prepare these lists by our self yes, prepare it yourself in simple excel table and print out. Give it to the Custom officers when you land, they will enter the details into their system and print it out on the template for you. They keep their copy and give you yours for both goods accompanying and goods to follow or is there any particular template or format. if any one had one made this previously pls copy/paste the text or format..
Thanks in advance..
thank you so much for the quick reply.. that clears so many doubts in my mind.. just one more clarification.. i noticed luggage bags missing/delayed (some times) after arrival, but cabin bag will stay with us.. so if my sposue's luggage bags missing/delayed after her arrival in toronto.. does that missing bags should be declared as 'Goods to follow' or 'Goods accompanying'Hello, see above.
It is goods accompanying, that it got delayed is the fault of the airline.thank you so much for the quick reply.. that clears so many doubts in my mind.. just one more clarification.. i noticed luggage bags missing/delayed (some times) after arrival, but cabin bag will stay with us.. so if my sposue's luggage bags missing/delayed after her arrival in toronto.. does that missing bags should be declared as 'Goods to follow' or 'Goods accompanying'
aIt is goods accompanying, that it got delayed is the fault of the airline.
Depending on the officer you met at the airport, that might not be accepted at soft landing.@ Pipis Husband
For the follow up goods, is there any time limit for them ? like after how many months can we bring them after our soft landing ? and is compulsory to be shipped or we can bring it ourself in the next trip.
Guys, I had a couple of questions concerning a short landing. Assuming completion of the landing procedures, while leaving a friend's address to receive the PR card.
1) If i leave Canada before receiving the PR card. Does this mean i am still capable of applying for a permanent resident travel document in my home country, despite asking them to send the PR card at a Canadian address? More specifically, if my friend receives the PR card, while i am back in my home country, am i still allowed to apply for the permanent resident travel visa ? Why you would need PRTD when you PR card already processed , you can come back to Canada with the PR card mailed by your friend to you.
2) If cic asks for new photos or anything else required for issuing the PR card, do i have to deliver it in person or it can be mailed ? it can be mailed
3) What are the chances of being rejected for a permanent resident travel visa ? IF everything is completes in the application then probably you will get.
See above.@ Pipis Husband
For the follow up goods, is there any time limit for them ? No time limit, just keep your copy of the declared item list given to you by Customs like after how many months can we bring them after our soft landing ? Any time you're ready. I know people who landed 4 years ago who just brought in their goods to follows from their family back home and is compulsory to be shipped or we can bring it ourself in the next trip. You can ship it or bring it on your next trip, the items in the list you have are covered. Just explain to the Customs people on your next trip that you decided to fly in with your goods instead of shipping them separately
Hello,That is not always the position as I landed with my family of five and had my POF in cash. I had no issues at all at the airport. Nobody says you can't land with cash, what you are required to do is declare it and be prepared to explain/evidence the source if required. The immigration agency knows not everybody who lands with cash is smuggling funds and everyday people are coming in with cash which they declare in keeping with the law. I work in Ainti Money Laundering here so I know how the system works in this regards. If you come from a high risk jurisdiction, just be prepared to explain the source of the funds, simple.
Letter of employment, pay slips to back it up if available and the bank statement for the account from which the funds were withdrawn. This should be obtained s close as possible to when you're travelling.Hello,
I need your advice: My family and I are planning to travel with our PoF in cash. What kind of proof would they want as source of funds? Letter of employment be enough?
Were you directed to a secondary area after collecting your baggage or did the officer at the exit from the baggage claim area stamp your forms?Hi!
Just thought I would share my landing experience incase it might help anyone.
So I flew from T2 in Bombay. There you first check in your bags depending which airlines you are booked on. (I was Air Canada all the way through to Winnipeg) After that you go through Security and only after being done with security do you go through Immigration. There's a line and you wait your turn till you are called. The IO will ask you a bunch of questions regarding "Where you are going, Why are you going, Who is there?" I must say the IO seemed a bit confused with mine due to Canada being the destination or what I don't know but she stamped it and just when I was leaving, she spoke to a colleague and then asked me to go with her to the Immigration Office( it's just behind the IO's counters) where the guy whose in charge there asked me a bunch of similar questions and made me sit there for almost half an hour (their computers were having some issues so he couldn't check whatever he wanted to regarding my passport) When he finally could check he had a few questions regarding my passport (I had my older passport stolen and reapplied for a new one 2 years ago) and then wanted my COPR papers to check and then proceeded to bug me about the date it was issued stating the date issued was the year 2013, when actually the date was 2017-06-13 and he repeated told me, despite me telling him I had it issued just a couple of weeks ago but because he is the IO I didn't want to argue with his obvious intention to cause problems, so I removed my Passport request letter and showed it to him. Then he could no longer make any baseless arguments and gave me back my passport, COPR, Passport request Letter and let me go. (I DID NOT MENTION THIS TO SCARE YOU BUT JUST SO YOU KNOW SUCH STUFF CAN HAPPEN BUT NOT NECESSARY THAT IT WILL SO JUST BE PREPARED. I WAS CONFIDENT IN MY SELF AND HAD COPIES OF ALL MY NECESSARY DOCUMENTS SO I WAS RELAXED AND CALM) Just have all your major documents with you originals mostly, if needed keep photo copies of all in your check in bags too just in case. Once this was done I moved on to my gate to wait for my flight. Once you board your flight, you are given a CBSA Declaration Card once you take off (mainly for all people going into Canada) and you have to fill it and keep as this form will be shown by you to the Border Security Officer. The form is easy enough to fill with your basic details, address if you know it. (I knew mine so filled it out, I think you can leave that blank if you don't know an address yet, or ask the Border Security Officer once you get to them, they are all very kind and helpful so do not hesitate to ask any questions as they will answer them) tick yes or no for a bunch of questions and then sign and date the form.
Then I landed at Toronto Pearson International after a 15 hour flight. Once you get off the plane, the first place you go to is the first Border Security officer (It's not in the least confusing or difficult to find as everyone who gets off the flight has to go through here) They will take the CBSA Declaration Card and ask you a few questions, Where are you from, Where are you going, Who you might be staying with. They then write a bunch of stuff on the card and also check you passport and then let you go on. You will then be directed by another officer to go to the next Border Security Officer who will look at you Passport and COPR papers and the CBSA Declaration Card. He or she will ask you some simple questions similar to the previous officer and if you have more than 10,000$ (I did not so I was sorted). Then will have you sign both your COPR papers and also fill in the address if you have or know one. They will then let you know when to expect your PR card at the address you provide (I have been told to expect it in 2 months) and also tell you the length of time you need to stay in Canada to be eligible for citizenship. After that they tell you to go forth to Customs. You have to collect your baggage from baggage claim area and then go through customs, if confused ask around you will be guided. At Customs give them your COPR and Passport and also the two sets of copies of "Goods Accompanying" and "Goods to Follow" lists that you have made. They will go through it, ask any queries they may have regarding your lists and then keep their copy and stamp yours and return it along with 2 other papers that they will attach and give you. Sometimes they can ask you to open your stuff up to show them and sometimes if you are lucky they won't. Once that's done you are sorted. They direct you where to go depending on if you will be staying on in Toronto or have a connecting flight to your main destination. I have a connecting flight so checked in my bags and waited for my flight out.
Well that was my landing experience. Hope it helps out a bit in any way. Don't worry as things go pretty smoothly and everyone is extremely helpful and kind and will answer any queries you have, so don't hesitate to ask if you want to know something.
Wish everyone lots of luck and good wishes on their journeys and settling in!