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Self-Employed Application 2018

comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
403
128
Hi to everyone,

Got the response from Local Visa Office - Delhi after 7months from AOR, they scheduled interview in next month.

Can anyone tell me what kind of Questions they will ask?

Is there anyone who undergone such type of interview? Pls share ur experience.
May I ask if you are single or married? If you are married, is your spouse invited to attend the interview as well?
 

Blissful777

Full Member
May 3, 2019
27
8
May I ask if you are single or married? If you are married, is your spouse invited to attend the interview as well?
Yes, I am married, and they invited both of us.

Its clearly mentioned in invitation.

If you are married or in a common-law relationship, your spouse or common-law partner currently residing with you, must also accompany you to the interview, whether included at this time in your application as a family member accompanying you to Canada or not. Please note that if you attend without your spouse or common-law partner the interview will not proceed as scheduled.
 

Palamon

Star Member
Feb 12, 2019
72
40
Hi to everyone,

Got the response from Local Visa Office - Delhi after 7months from AOR, they scheduled interview in next month.

Can anyone tell me what kind of Questions they will ask?

Is there anyone who undergone such type of interview? Pls share ur experience.
Hi, may I ask what is your NOC?
 

Runroad

Full Member
Dec 14, 2018
39
69
Hi all,

Just did my soft landing today.

They did ask for POF - but this is after I declared I did not bring in more than $10,000 Canadian dollars. My POF is in an account in Singapore, which could be withdrawn in Canada via ATM but at the actual point of declaration we only had like $2000 in cash. That was why I decided to not check YES. I didn’t get into trouble, and the CBSA people were so nice and funny - I should write a commendation for them tomorrow or something. I showed them my bank balance statement that showed that I had $xxxxx in my Singapore account. That’s was it.

They didn’t check any of my other documents such as degrees or work evidences. They just needed my COPR, passports, goods accompanying and goods to follow forms.

So be aware of what you declare, if unsure, declare YES to save your ass. You won’t be in trouble unless you have not met an actual or important requirement or prerequisite. And also, different events may happen to different people. I did my processing in Ottawa.

The checking in kiosk failed for us so we just went to the passport stamp and check, then collect our luggages, then to immigration for an hour’s queue to verify COPR, then to submit the GA and GTF forms. All were done pretty fast.

Cheers everyone I hope God brings you all here too. I was destined to live a poor and meaningless life but somehow I have escaped, and am grateful to Canada for giving me and my family another chance to succeed again.

A
 

Ozeei

Newbie
Sep 15, 2019
5
1
IELTS results received. Top grades. Waiting for final police report.
Congrats!
How much did you get in the IELTS Writing? I am doing my exam for the 7th time tomorrow and for some reason I am stuck at a 6.5 in the Writing section. Any tips?

My apologies for throwing this reply in this thread...
 

theguv

Star Member
Dec 8, 2016
165
64
45
London UK
Category........
NOC Code......
5225
Hi all,

Just did my soft landing today.

They did ask for POF - but this is after I declared I did not bring in more than $10,000 Canadian dollars. My POF is in an account in Singapore, which could be withdrawn in Canada via ATM but at the actual point of declaration we only had like $2000 in cash. That was why I decided to not check YES. I didn’t get into trouble, and the CBSA people were so nice and funny - I should write a commendation for them tomorrow or something. I showed them my bank balance statement that showed that I had $xxxxx in my Singapore account. That’s was it.

They didn’t check any of my other documents such as degrees or work evidences. They just needed my COPR, passports, goods accompanying and goods to follow forms.

So be aware of what you declare, if unsure, declare YES to save your ass. You won’t be in trouble unless you have not met an actual or important requirement or prerequisite. And also, different events may happen to different people. I did my processing in Ottawa.

The checking in kiosk failed for us so we just went to the passport stamp and check, then collect our luggages, then to immigration for an hour’s queue to verify COPR, then to submit the GA and GTF forms. All were done pretty fast.

Cheers everyone I hope God brings you all here too. I was destined to live a poor and meaningless life but somehow I have escaped, and am grateful to Canada for giving me and my family another chance to succeed again.

A
You may have posted it elsewhere (but this is a long old thread!) could you post your application timeline?

Cheers and well played!
 
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sbmehta

Full Member
Apr 26, 2019
20
6
Hi all,

Just did my soft landing today.

They did ask for POF - but this is after I declared I did not bring in more than $10,000 Canadian dollars. My POF is in an account in Singapore, which could be withdrawn in Canada via ATM but at the actual point of declaration we only had like $2000 in cash. That was why I decided to not check YES. I didn’t get into trouble, and the CBSA people were so nice and funny - I should write a commendation for them tomorrow or something. I showed them my bank balance statement that showed that I had $xxxxx in my Singapore account. That’s was it.

They didn’t check any of my other documents such as degrees or work evidences. They just needed my COPR, passports, goods accompanying and goods to follow forms.

So be aware of what you declare, if unsure, declare YES to save your ass. You won’t be in trouble unless you have not met an actual or important requirement or prerequisite. And also, different events may happen to different people. I did my processing in Ottawa.

The checking in kiosk failed for us so we just went to the passport stamp and check, then collect our luggages, then to immigration for an hour’s queue to verify COPR, then to submit the GA and GTF forms. All were done pretty fast.

Cheers everyone I hope God brings you all here too. I was destined to live a poor and meaningless life but somehow I have escaped, and am grateful to Canada for giving me and my family another chance to succeed again.

A
Hi
Many congratulations to you. Please share your experience of there
 
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comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
403
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Yes, I am married, and they invited both of us.

Its clearly mentioned in invitation.

If you are married or in a common-law relationship, your spouse or common-law partner currently residing with you, must also accompany you to the interview, whether included at this time in your application as a family member accompanying you to Canada or not. Please note that if you attend without your spouse or common-law partner the interview will not proceed as scheduled.
Best of luck to your interview!
 

comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
403
128
Hi all,

Just did my soft landing today.

They did ask for POF - but this is after I declared I did not bring in more than $10,000 Canadian dollars. My POF is in an account in Singapore, which could be withdrawn in Canada via ATM but at the actual point of declaration we only had like $2000 in cash. That was why I decided to not check YES. I didn’t get into trouble, and the CBSA people were so nice and funny - I should write a commendation for them tomorrow or something. I showed them my bank balance statement that showed that I had $xxxxx in my Singapore account. That’s was it.

They didn’t check any of my other documents such as degrees or work evidences. They just needed my COPR, passports, goods accompanying and goods to follow forms.

So be aware of what you declare, if unsure, declare YES to save your ass. You won’t be in trouble unless you have not met an actual or important requirement or prerequisite. And also, different events may happen to different people. I did my processing in Ottawa.

The checking in kiosk failed for us so we just went to the passport stamp and check, then collect our luggages, then to immigration for an hour’s queue to verify COPR, then to submit the GA and GTF forms. All were done pretty fast.

Cheers everyone I hope God brings you all here too. I was destined to live a poor and meaningless life but somehow I have escaped, and am grateful to Canada for giving me and my family another chance to succeed again.

A
Congratulations again! All smooth settling in Canada!
 
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itsmeParis

Full Member
Apr 11, 2018
35
8
Hi all,

Just did my soft landing today.

They did ask for POF - but this is after I declared I did not bring in more than $10,000 Canadian dollars. My POF is in an account in Singapore, which could be withdrawn in Canada via ATM but at the actual point of declaration we only had like $2000 in cash. That was why I decided to not check YES. I didn’t get into trouble, and the CBSA people were so nice and funny - I should write a commendation for them tomorrow or something. I showed them my bank balance statement that showed that I had $xxxxx in my Singapore account. That’s was it.

They didn’t check any of my other documents such as degrees or work evidences. They just needed my COPR, passports, goods accompanying and goods to follow forms.

So be aware of what you declare, if unsure, declare YES to save your ass. You won’t be in trouble unless you have not met an actual or important requirement or prerequisite. And also, different events may happen to different people. I did my processing in Ottawa.

The checking in kiosk failed for us so we just went to the passport stamp and check, then collect our luggages, then to immigration for an hour’s queue to verify COPR, then to submit the GA and GTF forms. All were done pretty fast.

Cheers everyone I hope God brings you all here too. I was destined to live a poor and meaningless life but somehow I have escaped, and am grateful to Canada for giving me and my family another chance to succeed again.

A

Congratulations! What's your NOC code and what is your timeline? You are also on a self-employed pathway? Upon receiving your COPR did you leave and booked a flight right away going to Canada?
 
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Runroad

Full Member
Dec 14, 2018
39
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31st Oct 2018 Sent application DHL courier from Singapore to Canada
5th Nov 2018 Application received at Nova Scotia Office, Canada
1st Feb 2019 AOR CIO
18th Feb 2019 AOR Singapore visa office
14th March 2019 Notification for medical, police checks and rprf
15th March 2019 notification for pre-arrival services
28th March 2019 submitted police checks and rprf documents to Canada high commission in Singapore
10th April 2019 medical examination done
18th April 2019 medical examination passed by visa officer
24th April 2019 sight of application/profile updated, PPR
26th April 2019 passports and documents submitted
9th May 2019 final decision made, application approved, COPR.
15th September 2019 Soft Landing in Ottawa

Noc 5133 - I’m a music teacher.
Yup I applied via the self-employed category.
When I got the COPR, I had a one year limit to enter Canada by, based on the completed medical date. In this case here I had to enter Canada by 10th April 2020.
 

theguv

Star Member
Dec 8, 2016
165
64
45
London UK
Category........
NOC Code......
5225
31st Oct 2018 Sent application DHL courier from Singapore to Canada
5th Nov 2018 Application received at Nova Scotia Office, Canada
1st Feb 2019 AOR CIO
18th Feb 2019 AOR Singapore visa office
14th March 2019 Notification for medical, police checks and rprf
15th March 2019 notification for pre-arrival services
28th March 2019 submitted police checks and rprf documents to Canada high commission in Singapore
10th April 2019 medical examination done
18th April 2019 medical examination passed by visa officer
24th April 2019 sight of application/profile updated, PPR
26th April 2019 passports and documents submitted
9th May 2019 final decision made, application approved, COPR.
15th September 2019 Soft Landing in Ottawa

Noc 5133 - I’m a music teacher.
Yup I applied via the self-employed category.
When I got the COPR, I had a one year limit to enter Canada by, based on the completed medical date. In this case here I had to enter Canada by 10th April 2020.
It looks like it's possible to get PR in reasonable time rather than the worst case scenario of the published processing times! :D