- Oct 17, 2014
- Visa Office......
- Job Offer........
- App. Filed.......
- received by CIC 12-03-2014
- AOR Received.
- File Transfer...
- Med's Done....
- 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)
Can't help you that much, since I landed on land and I speak English, but to start of: my procedure didn't last long, 15 minutes in total. They asked me: are we still married, was I convicted of any criminal offence, was I ever refused entry to any country (all those are on the CoPR), and they want the applicant to confirm a Canadian address. They let us wait a little,called me back, I signed the CoPR and they gave me a little Canadian flag It didn't take long because I was the only person landing at the time. They allowed my husband to be with me, but this was all on land.agarand8 said:Holy crap guys this thread was on the 6th page, took me forever to find it! Anyways I'm preparing to land and need some help, since so many of you have landed already I'm hoping to get some very current information.
I know this has probably been asked a million times but I keyword searched the forum and can't find anything current. Can anyone tell me what questions cbsa/immigration are going to ask my husband when he's landing at the airport (Pearson)...
Also...he doesn't speak any English. Will they allow me to translate or should I phone ahead and tell them they will need a translator? Are they going to let the three of us (myself, him and our baby) stay together or will they separate us at some point?
I haven't bought plane tickets yet bc we are still waiting for the passport to come back from Mexico but it looks like the daily direct flight to Pearson will land in the evening like 8/8:30... Will we have any issues being outside of business hours? How long does it take on average? I don't know whether we should do an overnight in Toronto or if a 3 hour layover is long enough. (Unfortunately those are my only options)
Also what has been the attitude in general of the cbsa and immigration workers towards non English speakers? Do we have hostility to look forward to or are they just as nice as they would normally be?
If anyone can share their experiences or what they've heard I'd really appreciate it. I want to be prepared.
Immigration offices on land borders work 24/7, just look it up for the airport, but I am sure it's the same thing.