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Old 02-04-2008, 10:23 PM
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Default Canada landers - please gather here.

Hello:

I am planning to do landing in Canada in the next couple of weeks. Anyone want to join me or willing to share information and knowledge? I am thinking of going to Toronto. Please send me a private message.

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:42 PM
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I landed in June 2006 in Toronto. If anybody needs information please feel free to ask.


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Hello:

I am planning to do landing in Canada in the next couple of weeks. Anyone want to join me or willing to share information and knowledge? I am thinking of going to Toronto. Please send me a private message.

Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:57 PM
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Anybody living in Windsor, Please let me know. I will be coming there pretty soon.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:31 AM
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A relative has invited me to be an immigrant to Manitoba. But currently we are derivative beneficiaries of my wife's EB3 visa and she is already in the US for 1 1/2 years as a lawful permanent resident.

I would like to ask what would be the effect on our US PR visa application and to my wife's green card status if I apply for a permanent residency in Canada?
Thank you.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:52 AM
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Default Can you please tell us ...

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I landed in June 2006 in Toronto. If anybody needs information please feel free to ask.
What documents, applications need to be filled out after we land in Canada; in-terms of applying for the Resident Card, Social Insurance Number etc. I don't even know what else needs to be filled out.

Can we fill these applications on-line or must be fill them out only after we have landed physically in Canada?

After landing, how long before we can come back to the USA for resuming our job?

Thanks Lasantha.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:59 AM
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Thanks to all who responsed.

I will be sending private msgs to those who have asked me to do so.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:13 AM
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Default proof of funds document?

As proof of funds for landing, do we need to carry cashiers-checks etc or just a plain printout of bank-statement (INGDirect) is good enough?

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:20 AM
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Hi Gene,
The main two applications you need to file is 1) PR card 2) SIN card.
No, you cannot file for the PR card online and as far as I know same goes for the SIN card.

1) The officer will take down your information for the PR card during the landing process. The picture you sent them will be used for this and no need to take new pictures. However you need to give them a Canadian address for them to send you the PR card. They will not accept a US address and no PO boxes. So I suggest that you give a friend's or relatives's address if you plan to return to the US after landing. After your friend receives the PR card he can mail it to you in the US.

2) During the landing procedure you will receive a packet of documents and it will have information on how to apply for your SIN card. All you need to do is go to one of their offices on a weekday during working hours with your landing papers and fill a form. There too you need to provide a Canadian address.

In addition to these you must bring with you a list of goods you are bringing with you and a list of goods that will arrive later. This is to be submitted to Canadian customs. Then you must bring bankstatements etc proving that you have the required amount of funds.

When I landed I had not applied for AOS. So I am not sure what kind of effect the Canadian PR will have when you return to the US. Hope someone who landed after filing 485 would throw some light on that.

You can return whenver you wish after landing. But you will need some time to file for your SIN card. I landed on a Friday afternoon and came back the following Monday. Why not make a mini vacation of it? I landed in Toronto and it's a great city.

Hope this helps.


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What documents, applications need to be filled out after we land in Canada; in-terms of applying for the Resident Card, Social Insurance Number etc. I don't even know what else needs to be filled out.

Can we fill these applications on-line or must be fill them out only after we have landed physically in Canada?

After landing, how long before we can come back to the USA for resuming our job?

Thanks Lasantha.

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:30 AM
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I only took Bank Statements. In my case they did not even ask to see those.

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As proof of funds for landing, do we need to carry cashiers-checks etc or just a plain printout of bank-statement (INGDirect) is good enough?

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:34 AM
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Used "Automatic Visa Revalidation Rule" for entering US from Canada

All,
Just wanted to let you guyz know that i have Used "Automatic Visa Revalidation Rule" for entering US from Canada, there were Issues at all, i entered US through
Peace Bridge.
I am planning to Visit Canada again, and wanna use "AVR"
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:36 AM
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Default Thanks Lasantha

Lasantha,

Thanks for info about proof-of-funds question. Another quick question, what documents are needed to apply for SIN card & open a bank account?

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:45 AM
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Default Advance Parole and Canada Landing

In my case, i do not have a valid H-1B visa stamp. I recently visited India and used Advance Parole. Questions related to this

1) do i need to surrender my PAROLE I-94 before departing USA?
2) does canada immigration officer ask me why i have applied for canada gc while my USA gc is in process?

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:32 PM
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LasVegas,
As far as I can remember all I needed for SIN card was my landing papers and my passport as ID. I did not open a bank account in Canada so I can't help you with that one.

Is there an advantage in opening a bank account if you plan to return to the US? Please let me know. I might want to open one myslef if it's going to help in anyway.

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Lasantha,

Thanks for info about proof-of-funds question. Another quick question, what documents are needed to apply for SIN card & open a bank account?

Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:36 PM
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I don't think the Canadian officers will ask you that question. But like someone else said on this thread that question may be raised by the US officers when you return. I am curious to know about this myself.

Aslo (I don't want to scare you but thought you ought to know) there's another discussion going on here http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=17061 where the US officers at POE in SF airport raised an issue saying that AP can be only used for imergencies. This looks more like an isolated case but I want everyone to be aware of that case.



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In my case, i do not have a valid H-1B visa stamp. I recently visited India and used Advance Parole. Questions related to this

1) do i need to surrender my PAROLE I-94 before departing USA?
2) does canada immigration officer ask me why i have applied for canada gc while my USA gc is in process?

Thanks.

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Old 02-05-2008, 01:01 PM
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OK, I found this google groups post I did soon after completing my landing. This describes in detail my landing experience. Hope this helps.

http://groups.google.com/group/misc....d7e48833f61b6a
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