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MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

Gumby749

Star Member
Jan 18, 2014
110
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New Brunswick
Doc's Request.
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Nomination.....
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angryrectangle said:
We're in Alberta, and they told my husband (who also has an international license) he'd have to do the knowledge test, then submit his license, wait 2 weeks THEN do the road test. In BC apparently he can just go straight to the road test for the full license.
Yep, varies a lot from province to province, doesn't it?
 

angryrectangle

Star Member
Jun 7, 2013
159
3
Category........
Visa Office......
Amman
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-03-2014
AOR Received.
04-04-2014
File Transfer...
11-04-2014
Med's Done....
17-02-2014
Passport Req..
03-11-2014
spaceexp said:
International licence is valid in BC only 90 days after landing, regardless of validity of the document itself (which is 2 years for the one I have). I am hoping I will get my CoPR and land soon, then I'll just walk into a ICBC office I have close by and ask. I was just trying to get some information here if someone else managed to get their licence in BC without testing. Not that important at the moment, I just like to thing ahead :) Thanks anyways!
We had a friend ask for us while we were still in Alberta.. They told him since my husband has had his license since 2008 he'll be able to go straight on to the full license road test. There are some countries, though, that do have reciprocal licensing arrangements. Where are you from?
 

spaceexp

Hero Member
Oct 17, 2014
361
14
Category........
Visa Office......
Vienna-->Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
received by CIC 12-03-2014
AOR Received.
10-04-2014
File Transfer...
01-05-2014
Med's Done....
03-02-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
19-11-2014 (IP 18-11-2014, mailed 03-12-2014)
VISA ISSUED...
30-12-2014 , then again 13-02-2015 (DM 03-01-2015, PP&CoPR received 06-01-2015, returned to Ottawa because of a mistake, received again on 16-02-2015)
LANDED..........
16-02-2015
angryrectangle said:
We had a friend ask for us while we were still in Alberta.. They told him since my husband has had his license since 2008 he'll be able to go straight on to the full license road test. There are some countries, though, that do have reciprocal licensing arrangements. Where are you from?
I am from Bosnia. Already checked, no reciprocal agreement. It's funny to me that I will probably have to take the test, although I have my license 8 years now, and the rules are almost the same, and people from UK, that drive ON THE LEFT, can get their license with no test.

Anyways, I will check the settling part of the forum for this :D
 

meiko3886

Star Member
Jan 29, 2014
102
5
Category........
Visa Office......
Warsaw
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-03-2014
AOR Received.
01-04-2014
Med's Done....
09-02-2014
Passport Req..
11-06-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-07-2014
Hey all! I applied in March and landed on August 5th, but im still waiting for my PR Card, it takes so long! Anyone has similar situation?
 

BunnyB

Star Member
May 6, 2014
88
4
Category........
Visa Office......
HK
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 26 2014
Doc's Request.
received procedural fairness letter
AOR Received.
May 06 2014 , AOR2 Jun 03 2014
File Transfer...
May 08 2014
Med's Done....
Feb 22 2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
Aug 28, 2014
VISA ISSUED...
Sept 30, 2014
LANDED..........
01 Dec 2014
meiko3886 said:
Hey all! I applied in March and landed on August 5th, but im still waiting for my PR Card, it takes so long! Anyone has similar situation?
I applied in March and landed Dec 01, I got my PR card today. I think u better check with them.
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
meiko3886 said:
Hey all! I applied in March and landed on August 5th, but im still waiting for my PR Card, it takes so long! Anyone has similar situation?
I read several postings on this forum mentioning that it takes about 4 weeks to receive the PR card. You have been waiting for 5 months, so you certainly should call them.
 

Grum

Star Member
Mar 28, 2013
55
3
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-03-2014
AOR Received.
22-05-2014 / 02-06-2014
File Transfer...
27-05-2014
Med's Done....
21-03-2014
Passport Req..
05-11-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-12-2014
LANDED..........
14-01-2015
Would someone be able to update my details?
COPR Issued 22/12/2014
Landed 14/01/2015

Cheers
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Grum said:
Would someone be able to update my details?
COPR Issued 22/12/2014
Landed 14/01/2015

Cheers
I updated the spreadsheet. Thanks for not forgetting about this and keeping us up to date.
 

Canadianfairy

Star Member
May 4, 2014
155
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14/3/2014
AOR Received.
6/5/2014 & 16/5/2014
Med's Done....
13/3/2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
30/9/2014
VISA ISSUED...
15/10/2014
LANDED..........
21/01/2015
just updating that my husband landed yesterday at Pearson Airport.. everything went smoothly... we opted to go to Service Canada at a later date instead doing the SIN and OHIP at the airport as we were exhausted from the 25 hour flights with minimal sleep and the kids were quite tired/hungry ect.
 

AMJ

Hero Member
Mar 2, 2014
534
19
120
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Abu Dhabi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Med's Request
14.03.2014
Med's Done....
22.03.2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
09.11.2014
VISA ISSUED...
13.11.2014
LANDED..........
16.02.2015
O_guy said:
I read several postings on this forum mentioning that it takes about 4 weeks to receive the PR card. You have been waiting for 5 months, so you certainly should call them.
Yea. Nowadays its about 55 days but 5 months wait is somewhat mind blowing. Must call CIC and check for any inconsistencies.
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Canadianfairy said:
just updating that my husband landed yesterday at Pearson Airport.. everything went smoothly... we opted to go to Service Canada at a later date instead doing the SIN and OHIP at the airport as we were exhausted from the 25 hour flights with minimal sleep and the kids were quite tired/hungry ect.
Congrats. I will update the spreadsheet tonight.
 

agarand8

Hero Member
Aug 21, 2013
579
24
Regina, Saskatchewan
Category........
Visa Office......
Mexico City
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-03-2014
Doc's Request.
10-06-2014
AOR Received.
21-05-2014...#2 - 10-06-2014
File Transfer...
22-05-2014
Med's Request
Additional tests requested on 05-06-2014
Med's Done....
Feb. 2014 & August 5th 2014
Interview........
24-FEB-2015
Passport Req..
24-MAR-2015...received at VO 6-APR-2015
Hey guys,

So busy with the baby and everything, but I just got an email yesterday that they want to do an interview. Kinda weird though cause my husband lives in Costa rica and they want to do the interview in El Salvador. Anyone ever heard of this before. It's going to be a significant financial inconvenience but its not like they're giving us a choice. Do you think someone made a mistake? Has anyone heard of anyone having to travel outside of their home country for an interview?
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
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agarand8 said:
Hey guys,

So busy with the baby and everything, but I just got an email yesterday that they want to do an interview. Kinda weird though cause my husband lives in Costa rica and they want to do the interview in El Salvador. Anyone ever heard of this before. It's going to be a significant financial inconvenience but its not like they're giving us a choice. Do you think someone made a mistake? Has anyone heard of anyone having to travel outside of their home country for an interview?
Yes, I believe there is mistake here. I have a friend whose wife lives in Cambodia and she was interviewed in Cambodia even though the VO responsible for Cambodia is Singapore VO. My advice is to send Case Specific Email to your husband's VO and tell them your husband lives in Costa Rica but the interview requested is in El Salvador, then ask if this is accurate. Also, I strongly advice you to contact your PM soonest possible.
 

Gumby749

Star Member
Jan 18, 2014
110
10
New Brunswick
Doc's Request.
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Nomination.....
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I would contact and check, but it very well could be correct. The Abu Dhabi office covers where we lived and much of the greater Persian Gulf region. Interviews require flights, visas, hotels, etc, etc. I can easily see a situation where El Salvador covers Costa Rica as their is no Canadian embassy presence there, or the embassy there doesn't handle PR issues, as was the case where we were.

agarand8 said:
Hey guys,

So busy with the baby and everything, but I just got an email yesterday that they want to do an interview. Kinda weird though cause my husband lives in Costa rica and they want to do the interview in El Salvador. Anyone ever heard of this before. It's going to be a significant financial inconvenience but its not like they're giving us a choice. Do you think someone made a mistake? Has anyone heard of anyone having to travel outside of their home country for an interview?