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PR "Inland" landing at CIC office / service canada

shibinp

Star Member
Jan 7, 2013
189
4
Ontario - Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP - Ottawa
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-03-2013
AOR Received.
23-04-2013
IELTS Request
CELPIP - Sent with application
Med's Request
10-12-2013
Med's Done....
17-12-2013
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
27-12-2013
VISA ISSUED...
08-Jan-2014
LANDED..........
29-Jan-2014
hello,

Has anyone done Inland landing at any CIC office or service Canada? Is it possible? if so please share your experience / details.

I never knew that we have such option until now, my friend told me that it is possible and one of his friend had done the same at service canada.

thanks
 

PMM

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Jun 30, 2005
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Hi


shibinp said:
hello,

Has anyone done Inland landing at any CIC office or service Canada? Is it possible? if so please share your experience / details.

I never knew that we have such option until now, my friend told me that it is possible and one of his friend had done the same at service canada.

thanks
1. Your friend is partially wrong. You can't "land" at a Service Canada office, but you can make an appointment to "land" at an Inland Immigration Office, by phoning the call centre to make an appointment.
 
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shibinp

Star Member
Jan 7, 2013
189
4
Ontario - Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP - Ottawa
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-03-2013
AOR Received.
23-04-2013
IELTS Request
CELPIP - Sent with application
Med's Request
10-12-2013
Med's Done....
17-12-2013
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
27-12-2013
VISA ISSUED...
08-Jan-2014
LANDED..........
29-Jan-2014
thanks PMM,

is there any real difference/dis-advantage in doing "inland" landing and normal landing (border cross), why many people choose to go to nearest border and comeback instead of doing an "inland" landing? any idea..

thanks
 

lpc19800

Champion Member
May 21, 2013
1,290
113
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP-O
NOC Code......
1223
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
January 14 2013
AOR Received.
February 24 2013
Med's Request
November 13, 2013
Med's Done....
December 5, 2013
Interview........
Waived: RPRF requested: November 13, 2013
Passport Req..
Visa exempt
VISA ISSUED...
January 6, 2014
LANDED..........
January 29, 2014
Doing it at an office can take months to get an appointment - I've seen upwards of 4 months.
Going to the border is quicker and on your own time
 

br85

Full Member
Jun 19, 2013
37
4
Category........
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-Oct-2012
Doc's Request.
N/A
AOR Received.
13-Dec-2012
Med's Request
17-Jun-2013
Med's Done....
25-Jun-2013
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
8-Jul-2013
VISA ISSUED...
26-Jul-2013
LANDED..........
20-Aug-2013
shibinp said:
thanks PMM,

is there any real difference/dis-advantage in doing "inland" landing and normal landing (border cross), why many people choose to go to nearest border and comeback instead of doing an "inland" landing? any idea..

thanks
Hi shibinp,

I did my landing in CIC Office, Etobicoke.
It took close to 4 weeks to get the appointment.

The only disadvantage is, if you dont appear for the interview, it will be considered as you are not intrested for PR, so they may cancel your PR.
 
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shibinp

Star Member
Jan 7, 2013
189
4
Ontario - Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP - Ottawa
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-03-2013
AOR Received.
23-04-2013
IELTS Request
CELPIP - Sent with application
Med's Request
10-12-2013
Med's Done....
17-12-2013
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
27-12-2013
VISA ISSUED...
08-Jan-2014
LANDED..........
29-Jan-2014
thanks br85, lpc19800

in my case, I feel it is OK to wait up to 4 months or so as we have 1 year PR visa. And it is good to know that br85 got appointment in 4 weeks. So I may try this.


@br85: can you please tell me what documents you have carried, what they have asked etc.? was it fast or are they asking many questions etc.

thanks for your help
 

br85

Full Member
Jun 19, 2013
37
4
Category........
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-Oct-2012
Doc's Request.
N/A
AOR Received.
13-Dec-2012
Med's Request
17-Jun-2013
Med's Done....
25-Jun-2013
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
8-Jul-2013
VISA ISSUED...
26-Jul-2013
LANDED..........
20-Aug-2013
shibinp said:
thanks br85, lpc19800

in my case, I feel it is OK to wait up to 4 months or so as we have 1 year PR visa. And it is good to know that br85 got appointment in 4 weeks. So I may try this.


@ br85: can you please tell me what documents you have carried, what they have asked etc.? was it fast or are they asking many questions etc.

thanks for your help
They dont ask any document other than COPR and your Passport.
Also, you need to take 2 Photos for PR card.
I carried my recent Employment Letter, Bank Statements and T4/CRA.

They will be asking the basic ques like,
Date of Landing
First Time Landing
Your Address.
Then 3 basic ques in COPR like
"Have you Ever..." - ans (No) ques types(it will be in COPR)

Imp: Do not miss the appointment date.
Also, You can do your landing in the border even though you have scheduled for an appointment later.
 
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kbanatwala

Hero Member
Jan 17, 2014
759
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br85 said:
They dont ask any document other than COPR and your Passport.
Also, you need to take 2 Photos for PR card.
I carried my recent Employment Letter, Bank Statements and T4/CRA.

They will be asking the basic ques like,
Date of Landing
First Time Landing
Your Address.
Then 3 basic ques in COPR like
"Have you Ever..." - ans (No) ques types(it will be in COPR)

Imp: Do not miss the appointment date.
Also, You can do your landing in the border even though you have scheduled for an appointment later.
Thats good to know
 

Firewall

Newbie
Nov 13, 2013
9
7
I'd share my info, just in case someone may be reading this in the future:

As many of you already know, if you're in Canada on a valid permit, you can land by visiting a CIC office near your place, i.e. you don't need to leave the country, or flagpole. To do so, call CIC call center 1-888-242-2100 and make an appointment. If you're like me in the Ottawa region, you don't need to make an appointment. They have dedicated hours for this purpose. It's two Tuesdays in each month (the Tuesdays with odd dates, for example Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 17, etc.) from 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm.

Documents required:
Confirmation of PR (CPR)
Passport
2 photo for PR Card


You may be asked:
Proof of status (work/study permit)
Proof of RPRF payment
Proof of resident address
Bank statement

Cheers and good luck to all!
 

jack2014

Star Member
Nov 17, 2014
199
0
Hello Everyone

Can I make an appointment in advance? For example, you got PPR and exact after one month book an appointment. Lets say If your passport hasn't arrived, change the date
Can we do this or not?
 

Charlie79

Star Member
Aug 18, 2014
65
4
shibinp said:
thanks PMM,

is there any real difference/dis-advantage in doing "inland" landing and normal landing (border cross), why many people choose to go to nearest border and comeback instead of doing an "inland" landing? any idea..

thanks
Hi I did my inland landing at Etobicoke on Dec 3rd. you will get most of your answers here on this post:
http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/new-process-cic-update-landing-t252504.0.html

but as far as the disadvantages are concerned, in my case, my eCAS status has not even changed to completed since the time I have landed. It is stuck at " Decision Made". I also have not been able to update my SIN since then because service canada can not see my details even if I take my CoPR with me. I have tried 3 times at Service Canada to update my SIN but everytime I get the same answer that they can't see my details in their system and advice me to wait till I get my PR card.There is some inconsitency in CIC system because others who had visited the CIC on the same day as I did for landing got their SIN updated in next week and also are able to see their status updated on eCAS. Other than this, I cant comment on any other disadvantage unless I dont receive my Card now but, this disconnect between their process and eCAS is not good and killing me. :(
 

Gurindar

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Jul 24, 2012
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Charlie79 said:
Hi I did my inland landing at Etobicoke on Dec 3rd. you will get most of your answers here on this post:
http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/new-process-cic-update-landing-t252504.0.html

but as far as the disadvantages are concerned, in my case, my eCAS status has not even changed to completed since the time I have landed. It is stuck at " Decision Made". I also have not been able to update my SIN since then because service canada can not see my details even if I take my CoPR with me. I have tried 3 times at Service Canada to update my SIN but everytime I get the same answer that they can't see my details in their system and advice me to wait till I get my PR card.There is some inconsitency in CIC system because others who had visited the CIC on the same day as I did for landing got their SIN updated in next week and also are able to see their status updated on eCAS. Other than this, I cant comment on any other disadvantage unless I dont receive my Card now but, this disconnect between their process and eCAS is not good and killing me. :(
Charlie why don't you visit the Landing Office again and tell the problem , I guess it might be helpful and you can say I am PR officially but cant update the SIN .
 

Charlie79

Star Member
Aug 18, 2014
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Gurindar said:
Charlie why don't you visit the Landing Office again and tell the problem , I guess it might be helpful and you can say I am PR officially but cant update the SIN .
Yes Gurinder bro, will do that but CIC helpline told me to wait till end January. Also they say, this is not unusual, even though some people get their data flowing in to Service Canada and other systems.
by the way, did you get your cards? I know some people at my work place who did their landings (at border) a day prior to ours got their cards.
 

Gurindar

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Charlie79 said:
Yes Gurinder bro, will do that but CIC helpline told me to wait till end January. Also they say, this is not unusual, even though some people get their data flowing in to Service Canada and other systems.
by the way, did you get your cards? I know some people at my work place who did their landings (at border) a day prior to ours got their cards.
In e-cas it shows complete bro , Will update once it arrives.