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Proof of Funds while Landing in Toronto - please share recent experience!!

Gas72

Newbie
Mar 14, 2017
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Hi Kabby,

We would be landing next Friday 24th of March with very similar plans. Landing for 2 Weeks along with the family and coming back to resume our normal life in Dubai for a couple of years before deciding our final decision on permanently moving to Canada / Montreal.

Your post had really comforted me and made me more relaxed to the full process, as I was really started getting frustrated with many questions in mind. I would be grateful if we can talk or communicate outside the forum.

Regards.

kabby said:
Here is my beautiful landing story.

My flight from Dubai on the 13th Nov early morning 2am via Amsterdam to Toronto.
When I reached Toronto with my husband and 2 year old son, the first passport control officer asked what visa are u in and what category have u applied for, we said FSW program and we were directed to the New immigration counter.
Where we were so overwhelmed by the welcome given by every officers we met.
We were asked very few questions, the basics.. How long is ur stay, how much money u have in hand, and when will u come back.
I had 3000 cad in hand and for 9 days and we said we will get back with in 5months.
And we were told, we have the visa for 5years and we have to live in the country for 2 ½ years to retain the status. And we gave our friends address for the PR card to be mailed.
We handed over the copies of the COPR and were asked to sign, and within few mins we were directed to SIN counter, where we applied for the SIN number.
And then there were two ladies who gave us a bag with the welcome to Canada kit and medical forms… and were asked to meet another officer to submit the B4 forms.
I worked hard to fill in the goods accompany and goods to follow forms, with lots of papers backing up with the proof of funds,
The officer didn’t want to check anything that I had, he took the B4 for goods to follow and the copies I attached and gave seals on the back of all the papers and gave us our copy with the seals and a print with the estimated value.
He didn’t check the proof of funds or ask us anything more. No Goods accompanying form was asked or checked.
And we were said WELCOME TO CANADA, congratulations now you are the Permanent resident 
Within 20 mins all the drama was over…
The feel of stepping on to the land of Canada..? Such a bliss…

We didn’t even have a look at our opportunity regarding our Jobs. We stayed 9 days in two different hotels. Sight-seeing.. And returned back home with 1500 dollars in hand 
We are getting back to Canada in next 2 years after making some money in Dubai.

Conclusion: I never wanted to leave the country, people were so kind to us, and the weather was awesome.
Though we are making good money in Dubai, I told we should get back to Canada ASAP and make it our home. Because it’s so beautiful out there…

Ask me any questions, ill try to reply my best.

Thanks for reading 
 

kamalnba

Star Member
Oct 27, 2011
66
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Hi kabby & Gas 72,

Hope you guys are enjoying your PR status. I have similar plan of landing in April 2018 and stay for 10-15 days. I am also planning to Carry 5K CAD cash and show rest in Bank Statements. Can you please confirm Since you provided address of your friends for PR Card delivery, was there any challenges for PR card delivery or anything else which you guys would like to share.

I am currently in Dubai and final plan to settle in Canada by end of 2018.

Thank you for your valuable time.
 

Aigerim

Newbie
Apr 26, 2017
8
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Hi kabby & Gas 72,

Hope you guys are enjoying your PR status. I have similar plan of landing in April 2018 and stay for 10-15 days. I am also planning to Carry 5K CAD cash and show rest in Bank Statements. Can you please confirm Since you provided address of your friends for PR Card delivery, was there any challenges for PR card delivery or anything else which you guys would like to share.

I am currently in Dubai and final plan to settle in Canada by end of 2018.

Thank you for your valuable time.

Hi Kamalnba,

It is off-topic question, but still...
How will you get you PR card? Shipped to someone's address?
I am also planning to go for a short trip and come back to my country and not sure how will I get then PR card (whether to fly there second time or mail to a colleague's address (I am worried loosing card by mail like this)).
 

johnnyCA

Member
Jan 15, 2018
12
3
Hi. I have a question regarding the CAD 10,000 limit (without having to declare). Is this the limit amount per head or it it the limit for the whole family?

My spouse is the primary application who got the PR and we are a family of 3.

Thus will be have to declare if we carry 10,000 each or collectively?
 

sstarrgazerr

Newbie
Jan 9, 2018
6
0
Hi. I have a question regarding the CAD 10,000 limit (without having to declare). Is this the limit amount per head or it it the limit for the whole family?

My spouse is the primary application who got the PR and we are a family of 3.

Thus will be have to declare if we carry 10,000 each or collectively?
It is 10,000 per person. If there's more than 10,000 per person they will not tax it nor confiscate it so just declare it. You have to provide the proof of funds that is more than 10,000 for the family of 3 anyway.
 

APPNOV2014NY

Champion Member
Nov 21, 2014
2,950
1,050
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney/Ottawa
NOC Code......
2172
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
12-10-2016
AOR Received.
27-01-2017
10000 CAD per family
 
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Tony20182017

Star Member
Jan 15, 2018
119
35
AOR Received.
19-09-2017
Exactly my situation. After reading here I plan to carry 6-7 k in Canadian dollars, and rest show my bank account details in India.

Another unrelated question, if anyone can answer.

Is it ok to go to Canada first time via a third country? I plan to have a holiday for a week in an Asian country and from there book a flight to Canada.
 

Scorpman21

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May 12, 2017
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Hi. I have a question regarding the CAD 10,000 limit (without having to declare). Is this the limit amount per head or it it the limit for the whole family?
Thus will be have to declare if we carry 10,000 each or collectively?
Declaration free limit is 10000 CAD for the family.
 

chitra kahlon

Member
Jun 8, 2017
16
3
Hello everyone. . m landing in Toronto from India, with my family in March 2018. I had some queries regarding the Proof of Funds (POF) to be shown at airport while landing.
By what all modes can I show them? I have heard mixed reviews about all these..-
1. Forex card
2. Traveller's cheque
3. Gold
4. Bank statements
5. Bank FD's
6. PPF statement

What all are accepted as POF? Anyone already gone through this please ..please provide some inputs...
Thank you in advance!
 

Tony20182017

Star Member
Jan 15, 2018
119
35
AOR Received.
19-09-2017
Hello everyone. . m landing in Toronto from India, with my family in March 2018. I had some queries regarding the Proof of Funds (POF) to be shown at airport while landing.
By what all modes can I show them? I have heard mixed reviews about all these..-
1. Forex card
2. Traveller's cheque
3. Gold
4. Bank statements
5. Bank FD's
6. PPF statement

What all are accepted as POF? Anyone already gone through this please ..please provide some inputs...
Thank you in advance!
Nova Scotia bank has a special service to let PR open bank account in Canada and deposit money even before first landing. You can operationalise it once in Canada.

Alone or in combination, forex cards, cash, traveller cheques are also acceptable. But cash is most risky. Indian bank statement is not acceptable
 

chitra kahlon

Member
Jun 8, 2017
16
3
Nova Scotia bank has a special service to let PR open bank account in Canada and deposit money even before first landing. You can operationalise it once in Canada.

Alone or in combination, forex cards, cash, traveller cheques are also acceptable. But cash is most risky. Indian bank statement is not acceptable

Thank you for ur prompt response.. Have u any experience with this, whether the officials reject bank statements..? I need to specifically know abt FD..since I have one with the same amount as needed to be shown for PoF for a family of three! Should i rely on that?
Further, POF does mean tht we just hv to show that we have sufficient funds available to support us..let it be in our home country only.. Accordingly then the demand draft n traveller cheque means we ll hv to compulsorily deposit tht amt in Canadian bank upon arrival..
Kindly lemme know wat i think is logical or not?
 

Tony20182017

Star Member
Jan 15, 2018
119
35
AOR Received.
19-09-2017
Thank you for ur prompt response.. Have u any experience with this, whether the officials reject bank statements..? I need to specifically know abt FD..since I have one with the same amount as needed to be shown for PoF for a family of three! Should i rely on that?
Further, POF does mean tht we just hv to show that we have sufficient funds available to support us..let it be in our home country only.. Accordingly then the demand draft n traveller cheque means we ll hv to compulsorily deposit tht amt in Canadian bank upon arrival..
Kindly lemme know wat i think is logical or not?
You have to show 19,093 Canadians Dollars for a family of three.
The FD statement you used at time of application will not be valid any more. You can take out a fresh statement/ certificate a week or about before Canada arrival. That should be ok.
In addition carry a couple of thousand at least in traveller cheque/ cash/ forex card to show you have immediate supply of funds. And you can tell immigration you will bring to Canada the FD as you need it.

FD should not have any fixed term attached to it and it should clearly be mentioned in the statement you can withdraw it any time you want.
 

geeco

Newbie
Jan 14, 2017
1
0
Nova Scotia bank has a special service to let PR open bank account in Canada and deposit money even before first landing. You can operationalise it once in Canada.

Alone or in combination, forex cards, cash, traveller cheques are also acceptable. But cash is most risky. Indian bank statement is not acceptable
Did you use this service? if so, is it effective?
Thanks in advance
 

Tbone27

Member
Mar 5, 2014
11
4
32
Toronto
Category........
FSW
VISA ISSUED...
03 - 07 -2017
LANDED..........
14 - 10 - 2017
Did you use this service? if so, is it effective?
Thanks in advance
Hi geeco, I did the same. Opened an account with bank of Nova Scotia before I landed in Canada and wire transferred funds. They allow pre-arrival online account opening from 16 countries. I used the confirmation of funds transfer as proof of funds when i arrived in Canada.
The process is simple and takes 10 mins. Go to: http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,7193,00.html.
All the best!
 
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