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Old Oct 23rd 2010, 1:15 am
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Just thought I would share our landing experience with you.

Landed 2.45pm ish on Thu, went straight through to customs where we said we were landing he marked our card and sent us to immigration, airport was empty! First in the queue got seen straight away, paperwork done, asked to see proof of funds, then told to see people on the way out to collect some information to help us, then on to see the chap about the goods to follow list. Again no queues, very straight forward and went to get our luggage, we were so fast we even beat some people that were still coming out from customs! Got bags then the hardest part and the part that took the longest getting our prebooked car!! What a kerfuffle! Got car and were off. Yippeee 9 days holiday then back to uk to sell house and hopefully return june/july next year, also did SIN cards today and no trouble there!.

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Just thought I would share our landing experience with you.

Landed 2.45pm ish on Thu, went straight through to customs where we said we were landing he marked our card and sent us to immigration, airport was empty! First in the queue got seen straight away, paperwork done, asked to see proof of funds, then told to see people on the way out to collect some information to help us, then on to see the chap about the goods to follow list. Again no queues, very straight forward and went to get our luggage, we were so fast we even beat some people that were still coming out from customs! Got bags then the hardest part and the part that took the longest getting our prebooked car!! What a kerfuffle! Got car and were off. Yippeee 9 days holiday then back to uk to sell house and hopefully return june/july next year, also did SIN cards today and no trouble there!.

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Hi daisychain,

Thanks for sharing you're experience with us, i just have a question on how did you apply for the SIN card and how long before you get one..
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Congratulations, it's a great feeling to finally land.

Enjoy your holiday.

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Originally Posted by daisychain View Post
Just thought I would share our landing experience with you.

Landed 2.45pm ish on Thu, went straight through to customs where we said we were landing he marked our card and sent us to immigration, airport was empty! First in the queue got seen straight away, paperwork done, asked to see proof of funds, then told to see people on the way out to collect some information to help us, then on to see the chap about the goods to follow list. Again no queues, very straight forward and went to get our luggage, we were so fast we even beat some people that were still coming out from customs! Got bags then the hardest part and the part that took the longest getting our prebooked car!! What a kerfuffle! Got car and were off. Yippeee 9 days holiday then back to uk to sell house and hopefully return june/july next year, also did SIN cards today and no trouble there!.

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Congrats glad it was straight forward x
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Thank you - we leave this afternoon for Toronto too to do exactly the same, it's reassuring that it all seemed straight forward. It's still a little scary despite all the reassurance!
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Old Oct 23rd 2010, 10:52 am
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We'll be doing the same in about 50 days! Thank you for the post, it's good to see that it's no problem.

Where does passport control fall in all of this?

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Hi daisychain,

Thanks for sharing you're experience with us, i just have a question on how did you apply for the SIN card and how long before you get one..
Hi you go to a service canada centre which we fell upon whilst in Bracebridge! went in a bit of paperwork, numbers issued and will be forwarded in a few weeks! all in all about 30 mins tops!

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Old Oct 23rd 2010, 1:10 pm
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We'll be doing the same in about 50 days! Thank you for the post, it's good to see that it's no problem.

Where does passport control fall in all of this?

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Passport control was first and we said we were landing, he put pink lines all over our card and sent us to immigration in the room behind him. There were no queues at all, i reckon the whole process took less than 30 mins start to finish, i had visions of our luggage going round on its own on the carousel but when we get there we were one of the first to get theirs!!

Good luck to everyone who is going through the landing process i was shaking like a leaf but no need we sailed through thank goodness!!

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Originally Posted by daisychain View Post
Just thought I would share our landing experience with you.

Landed 2.45pm ish on Thu, went straight through to customs where we said we were landing he marked our card and sent us to immigration, airport was empty! First in the queue got seen straight away, paperwork done, asked to see proof of funds, then told to see people on the way out to collect some information to help us, then on to see the chap about the goods to follow list. Again no queues, very straight forward and went to get our luggage, we were so fast we even beat some people that were still coming out from customs! Got bags then the hardest part and the part that took the longest getting our prebooked car!! What a kerfuffle! Got car and were off. Yippeee 9 days holiday then back to uk to sell house and hopefully return june/july next year, also did SIN cards today and no trouble there!.

DC
hi got to aggree we did the same last night we flew through did;t get asked for proof of funds.from plane landing to walking out of airport was 1hr .the funny thing was that the two guys in red coats that handed us all our welcome bunf could hardly speak english welcome to canada!!
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We'll be doing the same in about 50 days! Thank you for the post, it's good to see that it's no problem.

Where does passport control fall in all of this?

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Hi Flyingscottie,

Just seen your reply about Landing and noticed your dates for application. Our application went in August 2008, but through a lawyer in Toronto who helped our daughter. Just wondered if you are being sponsored as we haven't heard anything since application went in!
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Welcome to Muskoka Daisychain! hope you have a good time here!
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Old Oct 24th 2010, 9:57 pm
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Thanks Zoe! Have been all over the place looking at houses, areas etc. all ready for the big move next year! We saw the snow in Barrie on the way up thu! Don't think we will see anymore now before we go home!

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Hi Flyingscottie,

Just seen your reply about Landing and noticed your dates for application. Our application went in August 2008, but through a lawyer in Toronto who helped our daughter. Just wondered if you are being sponsored as we haven't heard anything since application went in!
Sorry, we applied for PR via my husbands job skills. Is your daughter sponsoring you?

I would have thought you would have heard something by now! What does your lawyer say?
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