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Vancouver Settler Thread

ahmedmud

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New Delhi--->> WARSAW
NOC Code......
2131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
15-10-2014
Doc's Request.
15-05 (3 PCC's sub along with RPRF on 15-06)
Nomination.....
15-01-2015
AOR Received.
25-02-2015
IELTS Request
Submitted with application
File Transfer...
25-02-2015
Med's Request
15-05-2015
Med's Done....
26-05-2015, TLU 16-06-2015
Interview........
I guess its waived off
Passport Req..
PPR- 20-08, DM - 14-08
harryp said:
it's been asked many times on this forum but I'd still like to confirm if Indian bank statement is accepted as Proof of funds. I know some of you might suggest it to be in CAD but we can use debit cards issued by Bank to withdraw money in Canada. People who have landed pls post your views on this as Travellers cheque would lead to Forex fluctuations and other charges. I'm planning on taking a Balance certificate fromy my Bank with Balance shown in CAD on bank letterhead.
Bank statements and/or Bank balance certificate are accepted as POF. I have recently landed and shown half amount in Indian bank (SBI bank balance certificate) and half I carried in Cash. I was also facing this issue and was getting mixed responses. However, after gaining more information from the candidates who landed before me, i proceeded and didn't face any issue. Make sure that you carry at least 50-60 pc of the required POF in cash/travellers cheque/preloaded debit cards/Demand drafts etc and the remaining you can show in your account.. Showing full POF in bank might be highly risky. Good luck..
 

steaky

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Dr iqbal said:
We need accommodation for 10 days in Vancouver , any guidance
If you are low in budget (don't afford to stay in hotels), then you might find some in airbnb.ca, but look for accommodation in Richmond which is a safer bet than Vancouver if you are staying only for 10 days.
 

KoRnnn

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Mar 23, 2015
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friends, how long its gonna take to process the pr card? i've been landed since mid of dec but till now i havent received PR card, thanks
 

Raza Khan

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Apr 14, 2015
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Visa Office......
LVO (Visa Officer=RFI)
NOC Code......
2131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-10-2014
Doc's Request.
Waiting
Nomination.....
27-01-2015
AOR Received.
25-08-2015 (SLU)
File Transfer...
27-01-2015
Med's Request
25-04-2016
Dear Friends,

Kindly guide what can be best (airline, route wise), cheapest and time saving options of flights from Lahore, Pakistan to Vancouver, Canada.
 

v_i_r_u_s

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Singapore
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1112
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07-05-2014
Nomination.....
11-08-2014
AOR Received.
18-09-2014
File Transfer...
18-09-2014
Med's Request
02-03-2015
Med's Done....
05-03-2015
Interview........
WAIVED
Passport Req..
07-04-2015
VISA ISSUED...
06-05-2015
LANDED..........
25-10-2015
Landed on october and haven't gotnpr card yet.its taking 105 days minimum now to get the pr card
KoRnnn said:
friends, how long its gonna take to process the pr card? i've been landed since mid of dec but till now i havent received PR card, thanks
 

Raza Khan

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Apr 14, 2015
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Pakistan
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO (Visa Officer=RFI)
NOC Code......
2131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-10-2014
Doc's Request.
Waiting
Nomination.....
27-01-2015
AOR Received.
25-08-2015 (SLU)
File Transfer...
27-01-2015
Med's Request
25-04-2016
Dr iqbal said:
When r you going to Vancouver , I am also from , send me ur personal contact no. If possible
Dear,

uptill now dont know but have a plan Inshallah after completion of application process. Are you from Lahore, in which profession you are and when you are moving to Vancouver and from which route and air line you are using.

Raza
 

Dr iqbal

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I am doctor, from Lahore , currently working in Dubai, planning to go in April inshallah Allah , still flight not decided, what about you
 

Raza Khan

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Apr 14, 2015
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Pakistan
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO (Visa Officer=RFI)
NOC Code......
2131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-10-2014
Doc's Request.
Waiting
Nomination.....
27-01-2015
AOR Received.
25-08-2015 (SLU)
File Transfer...
27-01-2015
Med's Request
25-04-2016
Dr iqbal said:
I am doctor, from Lahore , currently working in Dubai, planning to go in April inshallah Allah , still flight not decided, what about you
Dear Iqbal

I am an engineer, working in Lahore. Planning to move in June Inshallah. Still not decided regarding flights. But I think American Airline is better option from Lahore to Abu Dhabi, Abu DHabi to LA, USA and from LA to Vancouver. Total flight duration + transits = 18 hours & 30 minutes from Pakistan. By the way dear you are a medical Doctor or Phd Doctor.

Best wishes for you.
 

harryp

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Jun 22, 2014
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hello everyone, is there a whatsapp group for ppl who have landed or planning to land in Vancouver. if there is such group pls add my number +91 9985322150
 

arman79

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Raza Khan said:
Dear Iqbal

I am an engineer, working in Lahore. Planning to move in June Inshallah. Still not decided regarding flights. But I think American Airline is better option from Lahore to Abu Dhabi, Abu DHabi to LA, USA and from LA to Vancouver. Total flight duration + transits = 18 hours & 30 minutes from Pakistan. By the way dear you are a medical Doctor or Phd Doctor.

Best wishes for you.
My family is coming next month from Karachi. I have booked the same route (KHI-AD-LA-VAN), however u need to know that one must have US transit visa or B1/B2 visa. This will be checked at Abu Dhabi airport at pre-clearance counter for US visitors. Even you wont come out of airport, visa still require.

Let me know, if you need any assistance in Vancouver...

Good Luck with your plans.
 

foodie69

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Dec 18, 2015
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nanni_doc said:
I am planning to move to Vancouver next month and I am a bit confused on what documents I will need to get a BC driver's license.

I have a current West Australian license which was issued in 2011 and expires in January 2016. Can you please guide me on how I can swap it for a BC one? I know BC has a reciprocal license policy with Australia

The icbc website says I need a license abstract, which is not provided by West Australian Transport. Will my license and PP/COPR be sufficient for a new BC license.
You probably figured it out yourself.. Australia and BC can exchange licenses without any test..
 

Raza Khan

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Apr 14, 2015
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Pakistan
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO (Visa Officer=RFI)
NOC Code......
2131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-10-2014
Doc's Request.
Waiting
Nomination.....
27-01-2015
AOR Received.
25-08-2015 (SLU)
File Transfer...
27-01-2015
Med's Request
25-04-2016
arman79 said:
My family is coming next month from Karachi. I have booked the same route (KHI-AD-LA-VAN), however u need to know that one must have US transit visa or B1/B2 visa. This will be checked at Abu Dhabi airport at pre-clearance counter for US visitors. Even you wont come out of airport, visa still require.

Let me know, if you need any assistance in Vancouver...

Good Luck with your plans.
Thanks Dear for your information

Kindly share any other popular route from Lahore to Vancouver where there is no visa requirement. I explore another route LHR-London-VCR but still dont know whether transit visa is required for London or not. Kindly share other possible options.

Raza