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Applied in USA But now he is in India.

Old Oct 24th 2002, 7:53 am
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My brother applied in Jan 2002 got the file no in March 2002 due to
company layoff now he is in India. Is it better to change the US
address to India address or Take the medical papers and send it to
India. He will finish his medical tests in India and then change the
address.
 
Old Oct 24th 2002, 10:14 am
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He should have informed Buffalo straight away of his new address. He is
perfectly allowed to do the medical at a DMP in India if he wishes, however
if he is called for an interview it will only take place in the USA, however
under the new law i think interviews are going to be less frequent so he
will more likely receive a striaght answer of refusal or waiver.
Bear in mind also he will have to send his passports to Buffalo if he does
finally get a PR visa.


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    > My brother applied in Jan 2002 got the file no in March 2002 due to
    > company layoff now he is in India. Is it better to change the US
    > address to India address or Take the medical papers and send it to
    > India. He will finish his medical tests in India and then change the
    > address.
 
Old Oct 25th 2002, 12:59 am
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Originally posted by Kiran
I also applied while being in USA( SOct 2002 ) and currently I am in India since Dec 2002. If interview is waived, it will be good. Any one else on similiar boat?

My brother applied in Jan 2002 got the file no in March 2002 due to
company layoff now he is in India. Is it better to change the US
address to India address or Take the medical papers and send it to
India. He will finish his medical tests in India and then change the
address.
 
Old Oct 25th 2002, 3:19 am
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and... under the indian passport act of 1967 sending passports (or any other form of officially issued identity document that is the property of the government of india or of any of the states or union territories of india) by mail to/from india is restricted...

if you take the risk and send it by mail anyways, and customs gets its hands on it (and they frequently check anything that does not obviously look like a letter or simple documents, now specially more than ever after the recent huge controvesy of the fake hong kong currency that was being sent by mail) then it will be seized... and you may be prosecuted...

Originally posted by The Wizzard
He should have informed Buffalo straight away of his new address. He is
perfectly allowed to do the medical at a DMP in India if he wishes, however
if he is called for an interview it will only take place in the USA, however
under the new law i think interviews are going to be less frequent so he
will more likely receive a striaght answer of refusal or waiver.
Bear in mind also he will have to send his passports to Buffalo if he does
finally get a PR visa.


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    > My brother applied in Jan 2002 got the file no in March 2002 due to
    > company layoff now he is in India. Is it better to change the US
    > address to India address or Take the medical papers and send it to
    > India. He will finish his medical tests in India and then change the
    > address.
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hi! yes, I am in the same boat, I too applied from US(Buffalo) around Oct 2001, got my AOR by Jan 2002. I have a lawyer representing me based in Toronto. He's using his mailing address for all correspondence with the Candian Consulate in Buffalo.
I heard that even if there is an interview waiver, they are asking for recent Employer pay stub,Emploment letter, W-2, FBI clearance once again to be done, and current visa status in the US(H1,B1 etc). Is this true??
Whats to be done in such a case? I guess Passport could be sent to US by someone else who could then personally mail it to the consulate locally within US. How do we deal with above issue of these new documents required when they send you medical forms in case of Interview waiver.
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Old Oct 25th 2002, 8:27 am
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You are right. They may have changed the old rules. Many USA-Buffalo cases i have gone through were asked Employee Letter,w2, FBI, Current VISA status proof.In some cases Current pay-stubs were asked.
Bank Funds Letter is being asked in all cases.

Its always better to intimate Buffalo about change in residence & address. You are not losing anything here.
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if you cant provide the documents requested, then obviously you will have to let them know about the reasons why you cant...

Originally posted by hsam
hi! yes, I am in the same boat, I too applied from US(Buffalo) around Oct 2001, got my AOR by Jan 2002. I have a lawyer representing me based in Toronto. He's using his mailing address for all correspondence with the Candian Consulate in Buffalo.
I heard that even if there is an interview waiver, they are asking for recent Employer pay stub,Emploment letter, W-2, FBI clearance once again to be done, and current visa status in the US(H1,B1 etc). Is this true??
Whats to be done in such a case? I guess Passport could be sent to US by someone else who could then personally mail it to the consulate locally within US. How do we deal with above issue of these new documents required when they send you medical forms in case of Interview waiver.
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Old Oct 26th 2002, 12:13 am
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There is one more thing to take into account.... After moving to India,
your case is now "out-of-jurisdiction" of the Buffalo Consulate. And
I'm led to believe that interview waivers in such cases are relatively
rare for this Consulate. This could have a substantial impact on the
application processing. Or has this changed with the implementation
of the new regulations?

Cheers.

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    > You are right. They may have changed the old rules. Many USA-Buffalo
    > cases i have gone through were asked Employee Letter,w2, FBI, Current
    > VISA status proof.In some cases Current pay-stubs were asked.
    > Bank Funds Letter is being asked in all cases.
    > Its always better to intimate Buffalo about change in residence &
    > address. You are not losing anything here.
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Old Oct 26th 2002, 8:20 am
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Hi,
Can you also give your lawyer's address for getting the PR card mailed ?

Thanks.

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    > hi! yes, I am in the same boat, I too applied from US(Buffalo) around
    > Oct 2001, got my AOR by Jan 2002. I have a lawyer representing me based
    > in Toronto. He's using his mailing address for all correspondence with
    > the Candian Consulate in Buffalo.
    > I heard that even if there is an interview waiver, they are asking for
    > recent Employer pay stub,Emploment letter, W-2, FBI clearance once again
    > to be done, and current visa status in the US(H1,B1 etc). Is this true??
    > Whats to be done in such a case? I guess Passport could be sent to US by
    > someone else who could then personally mail it to the consulate locally
    > within US. How do we deal with above issue of these new documents
    > required when they send you medical forms in case of Interview waiver.
 
Old Oct 26th 2002, 8:34 am
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Dear Friend,
Bear in mind that as long as we are strong at the wicket there will not be any problems.
The Immigration Officers always like to weed out, weak cases where the applicant has less money in bank OR/AND Property and who is not able to show the proof of Current Employment and stable salary.

No one should forget the fact that everybody has to find a job as soon as one enters into Canada & these days its hard to get one. One has to have atleast US$10,000 (Single) or US$15000(Family) for surviving, for a period of atleat 6-8 months. So its obvous that you need to show something around that figure OR more to give a positive impression on the Officer. It may take few months for transfering the file to Delhi, but it may be the cleanest thing & you will not lose anything!
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