Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > Immigration & Citizenship (Canada)
Reload this Page >

Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Old Jan 27th 2012, 7:50 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 29
CannuckHeadingHome is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Hi All,

We are heading to BC for a month long recce in Feb and my sponsored OH will be landing when we arrive in Vancouver. I have just a few questions about the landing to put his mind at ease...

1. Can I go to the Immigration Office with him to wait until he sees an Immigration Officer ?
2. Does the Immigration Officer normally ask a lot of detailed questions about the application or is it just "name, rank, and number" ? Should he swot up on the application in case they ask detailed questions ?

Thanks for any and all advice to help reduce the stress.
CannuckHeadingHome is offline  
Old Jan 27th 2012, 8:27 pm
  #2  
 
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 4,483
Jim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond reputeJim Humphries has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

I am sure that you can accompany him. Landing is really just a few formalities to confirm identity etc. - nothing too complicated unless there is a language problem. I accompanied my wife for whom English is a second language but she was able to answer every question so I was just observing.
Jim Humphries is offline  
Old Jan 27th 2012, 9:09 pm
  #3  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Somewhere between Vancouver & St Johns
Posts: 19,829
Former Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

I could have so much fun with this but I wont.
Former Lancastrian is offline  
Old Jan 27th 2012, 10:02 pm
  #4  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 29
CannuckHeadingHome is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
I could have so much fun with this but I wont.
Go on FL, don't be shy... besides, I like to wind up the OH and he doesn't read this forum. Who knows, if he upsets me on the flight over, I can have some fun.
CannuckHeadingHome is offline  
Old Jan 27th 2012, 10:14 pm
  #5  
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 12,830
Aviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

My wife sometimes sits with me when I'm landing.
Aviator is offline  
Old Jan 27th 2012, 11:30 pm
  #6  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Somewhere between Vancouver & St Johns
Posts: 19,829
Former Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond reputeFormer Lancastrian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Originally Posted by CannuckHeadingHome
Go on FL, don't be shy... besides, I like to wind up the OH and he doesn't read this forum. Who knows, if he upsets me on the flight over, I can have some fun.
Well if I did that then I would not be maintaining a professional attitude on this forum and my reputation could be sullied
Of course your OH has paid umpteen fees so far in applying for sponsorship so a $50 fee plus GST & HST for you to accompany him in the Immigration Office might seem normal.
Unfortunately I cannot guarantee that the examining officer would have a sense of ha ha when processing your OH and when asked about criminal convictions you blurting out what about that warrant might not go down well or that he has another child.
However you could always get him to ask the IO at the end of the processing for his free Tim Hortons double double and donut of his choice as he has been told that is what all new immigrants receive when landing.
Former Lancastrian is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2012, 5:46 am
  #7  
Sawdust making harpy
 
mandymoochops's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Alberta
Posts: 11,291
mandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond reputemandymoochops has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
Well if I did that then I would not be maintaining a professional attitude on this forum and my reputation could be sullied
Of course your OH has paid umpteen fees so far in applying for sponsorship so a $50 fee plus GST & HST for you to accompany him in the Immigration Office might seem normal.
Unfortunately I cannot guarantee that the examining officer would have a sense of ha ha when processing your OH and when asked about criminal convictions you blurting out what about that warrant might not go down well or that he has another child.
However you could always get him to ask the IO at the end of the processing for his free Tim Hortons double double and donut of his choice as he has been told that is what all new immigrants receive when landing.
I am totally going to do that when I land
mandymoochops is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2012, 12:17 pm
  #8  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 29
CannuckHeadingHome is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Can I accompany my spouse in Immigration Office when Landing ?

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
Well if I did that then I would not be maintaining a professional attitude on this forum and my reputation could be sullied
Of course your OH has paid umpteen fees so far in applying for sponsorship so a $50 fee plus GST & HST for you to accompany him in the Immigration Office might seem normal.
Unfortunately I cannot guarantee that the examining officer would have a sense of ha ha when processing your OH and when asked about criminal convictions you blurting out what about that warrant might not go down well or that he has another child.
However you could always get him to ask the IO at the end of the processing for his free Tim Hortons double double and donut of his choice as he has been told that is what all new immigrants receive when landing.
and of course, he will demand his voucher for a discount on his first pound of cheese...just to help him adjust to life in Canada.

Seriously though, I will try very hard not to mention that his passport photo makes him look like a terrorist or that there's no need to check his luggage for drugs since we have been led to believe that we can obtain any needed supplies locally in Canada.
Otherwise, assuming that he can remember his birthdate, and perhaps my name, hopefully the IO will feel sorry for him (since he has me for an OH ) and give him an easy time.
CannuckHeadingHome is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.