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Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

Shravzs

Star Member
Jan 28, 2016
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Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
05-01-2016
Doc's Request.
06-07-2016
AOR Received.
25-07-2016
File Transfer...
03-02-2017
DO NOT send passports in post from outside the country. There is a very good chance they will be stuck. immediately send them that email asking for instructions.

NEWS from my end - parents passports got stamped and returned as of today. Date is not one year from stamping but 2 months short of it i.e for 10 months validity. Almost complete, next steps parents will have to travel but that might not happen until sometime next year March or April, so the next set of steps of getting PR card will be then.
@YULIA-2016
 
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Anon2016

Star Member
May 25, 2016
58
7
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
04-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
Waiting
Hi All,

Just want to know if anyone went through this process; I sponsored my parents when I was living in Ontario [address given to their PR application is in Ontario; their application got approved Jan-30 2018; got the visa to land (visa is valid until Jan-30, 2019). I am planning to bring them to Canada this Sept [booked air ticket].

My job situation changed and I am now moving to Quebec on October-1. Question I have:

Can my parents land to Canada and apply for followings with my new Quebec address?

- SIN Card
- PR Card
- After 3 months Quebec Health Insurance Card

Did anyone go through this situation? Also, to apply for SIN card, do you need PR card? If not PR card, which document you will need to submit?

Regards,

ER.
Please read the link below for info on what is required to obtain a SIN. Typically it is just COPR and Passport.
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/before-applying.html

Note: SIN cards are no longer issued. Now its just a printout that Services Canada will provide you during your visit.
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin.html

Also PR card application is usually done automatically at the time of landing. You must provide the address for CIC to send you the card. See link below for more info.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=054&top=10&_ga=2.64554991.1785877214.1533312495-563927220.1533312495

All the best!
 
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Anon2016

Star Member
May 25, 2016
58
7
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
04-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
Waiting
I think you have not understood my question properly. I will be sending house hold items which I am using to Canada once I set up a house and I will be handing over a separate list of same to the Customs. However, the financial assets such as shares, bank deposits which are kept elsewhere and which will continue to be kept elsewhere - Is there any need to declare these details to customs at the time of entering Canada? Similarly should I be carrying any minimum amount of CAD by way of Bank Draft to show to immigration officer as is required if I were to land on express entry?
Please visit the 3 links below for more info.
http://cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5113-eng.html
http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/travel-voyage/settle-setablir-eng.html
http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/bsf186-eng.html

All the best!
 

Bittboy34

Full Member
Jul 6, 2017
36
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Hi ya’all. Can anyone please tell me how long does it realistically take to receive a first PR card after landing. It has been 73 days now for my Mom. Curiosity has me going.
 

YULIA-2016

Champion Member
Mar 4, 2015
2,932
760
Visa Office......
Warsaw
App. Filed.......
Jan.2016
AOR Received.
June 2016
File Transfer...
Jan.2017
Med's Request
First June 06-2017 from Warsaw ; Second 26 July 2018 from London
Med's Done....
Sep 27 2018
Passport Req..
DM Sep 29 2018, PPR Oct 01 2018
VISA ISSUED...
Oct 10 2018
Hi ya’all. Can anyone please tell me how long does it realistically take to receive a first PR card after landing. It has been 73 days now for my Mom. Curiosity has me going.
they say 6-8 weeks
 

tanjerine

Member
May 13, 2010
18
9
still waiting for medical requests for my parents. they're stuck in the background check process in Manila. :s anyone else?
 

balakam

Member
Apr 18, 2015
13
0
Thanks for the link provided however it doesn't cover the point for which I seek clarification. I basically want to know whether I need to include the list of fixed deposits with the bank, stocks in various stock markets in the world etc in my declaration to Customs authorities on landing.
 

Anon2016

Star Member
May 25, 2016
58
7
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
04-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
Waiting
Thanks for the link provided however it doesn't cover the point for which I seek clarification. I basically want to know whether I need to include the list of fixed deposits with the bank, stocks in various stock markets in the world etc in my declaration to Customs authorities on landing.
You can try calling CBSA to ask your question...
http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/contact/bis-sif-eng.html
 

balakam

Member
Apr 18, 2015
13
0
I will be landing as an immigrant in the middle of October, 2018 and would like to know whether there is any minimum amount of CAD I need to carry to fulfill/satisfy immigration officer? As I am sponsored by my daughter, I am under the impression that there is no need to carry any minimum CAD requirement for my stay in Canada as is required in case of skilled immigrant category. Appreciate if anyone can respond to this query.
 

dadaum

Hero Member
Dec 16, 2012
430
41
INDIA
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
New Delhi
App. Filed.......
04-01-2016
AOR Received.
16-05-2016
File Transfer...
07-07-2016
Med's Request
13-02-2017
Med's Done....
17-02-2017,18-05-2017
I will be landing as an immigrant in the middle of October, 2018 and would like to know whether there is any minimum amount of CAD I need to carry to fulfill/satisfy immigration officer? As I am sponsored by my daughter, I am under the impression that there is no need to carry any minimum CAD requirement for my stay in Canada as is required in case of skilled immigrant category. Appreciate if anyone can respond to this query.
No need to carry any minimum amount of cad in our PGP category.
 

guha_ganesh

Full Member
Nov 3, 2017
27
27
Applied : January 2016 ,
Sponsorship Approved : July 2016,
Medical May 2018,
PCC & RPRF request and Pre-arrival letter : June 2018,
Decision made and Received email to send passport: July 25th 2018
Passport sent July 26th
PPT raced at Ottawa July 27th
Stamped/Approved: July 31st
PPT received back at Mississauga August 2nd
Landed at Peace bridge border crossing on August 7th

Took 20 minutes in all at the border. Very helpful CBSA quick processing,
 

tian4738

Star Member
Mar 2, 2016
59
17
Dear all,

Finally received PPR email and status changed to "decision made" today.

- Applied : Jan.05,2016
- SA : March 2017 and file transferred to Ottawa
- ME: May 17 2018
- Medical Passed on Jun.02 2018
- PCC, RPRF.....request on Jun.01 2018
- Pre-arrival letter : Jun.12 2018
- Additional Doc. request on Jul.24,2018
- Additional Doc. submit on Aug.02,2018
- PPR email on Aug.07,2018 (at the evening about 10 pm, it is wired:) )
- "decision made" on Aug.08,2018

Really a long journey and feels like escaped from a cage. My case is almost the tail of this group and I believe all the rest of the cases will be finalized soon. Good luck and all the best to the guys still waiting and all PGP applicant. Enjoy the life with family:)
 

Ddun

Member
Jun 3, 2016
16
3
I have quick question on medicals. My mom and dad had their first medicals done on May 21st 2018 in New Delhi. Subsequent second medical for my dad was called and was completed on May 25th 2018 with a cardilogist. Then on July 6th received furthermore medical test required for my dad with a Nephrologist. The same was done and report submitted on July 14th 2018. Received another medical request today ie July 16th 2018 for dad to be done with the same nephrologist in 3 months. God knows what do they want. Anyone have any experience like this. Please share
am in a similar situation regarding my dads Illness.
 

phd3726

Full Member
Jun 14, 2018
32
14
I have send PCC, travel history form etc. documents to Delhi office from Canada. Anyone know a good and reasonable courier? Thanks
 

tanvirmk

Star Member
Jan 30, 2005
119
21
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
SVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19 June
AOR Received.
24 Aug 2015
File Transfer...
27 Aug
Med's Done....
April 2015
I have send PCC, travel history form etc. documents to Delhi office from Canada. Anyone know a good and reasonable courier? Thanks
Did they ask for paper copy by regular mail? I have always sent all scanned copies through email (Ottawa CPC)