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Old May 18th 2009, 7:31 pm
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Has anyone successfully activated their PR status in Canada?

The link on the wiki regarding this alternative to flag-poling is dead, and I don't recall ever reading about anyone doing it.
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Old May 18th 2009, 8:40 pm
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Hi,

if you do a search on the forum there are lots of people who do this, i believe you go to the border and on the usa side the border control reject you and this is because the Canada side activate your PR. please dont quote me on this but i have read up on people activating their PR by crossing the border and coming back..im sure more senior people will come to advise in a bit...good luck with your landing...

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Old May 18th 2009, 8:43 pm
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MR79 - you are describing 'flagpoling', I think the OP is looking for 'in land' experiences - this is done in a local CIC office by appointment with no need to 'leave' Canada.
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Old May 18th 2009, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Nicola N-A View Post
MR79 - you are describing 'flagpoling', I think the OP is looking for 'in land' experiences - this is done in a local CIC office by appointment with no need to 'leave' Canada.

Right, you phone the call centre and they will make an appointment with your local CIC for you to "land". Depending on the local CIC the appointment would be between 2 and 8 weeks.
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Right, you phone the call centre and they will make an appointment with your local CIC for you to "land". Depending on the local CIC the appointment would be between 2 and 8 weeks.
That's right unless you 'land' at the Victoria office in which you can show up without an appointment only on Tuesday's, if I remember the day correctly - we did that back in November 2008.

It saved us the hassle of going over to Washington State and coming back.
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Right, you phone the call centre and they will make an appointment with your local CIC for you to "land". Depending on the local CIC the appointment would be between 2 and 8 weeks.

if you can get through to the call centre that is.......you go through a whole load of different options and just when you think your waiting on the line for an operator, an automated voice says......'all of our operators are busy at this time, please call back'......

way easier to 'flagpole......could take minutes to do and not weeks.....
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That's right unless you 'land' at the Victoria office in which you can show up without an appointment only on Tuesday's, if I remember the day correctly - we did that back in November 2008.
Ooo, interesting, thanks!! This option would be very handy. We'll definitely give this a try when (if!) our time comes.
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If I could do this at my local CIC, then I might just go for it then. Is there any list of offices that provide this service?

It sounds less nerve-wracking.
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I think while it's more convenient probably (except for the 3 months wait in some cases) I would probably still want to experience the feeling of actually entering Canada as a permanent resident for the first time. You only experience it once. And it just wouldn't be the same simply walking back home from CIC in Montreal and maybe grabbing a shawarma along the way. Anyone with me?
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I had wanted to do this but was put off by the long wait times.
So we just drove out to Niagara Falls, popped across to the US for some junk food and "landed"
Easy. In hindsight it was also nice to make a day out of it!!
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I had an In Canada sponsorship/pr application.

When it was all cleared they called me to an office for the official Landing.
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I had an In Canada sponsorship/pr application.

When it was all cleared they called me to an office for the official Landing.
Horse of a different colour. In-Canada applicants are all "landed" at an inland CIC. Overseas applicants who receive there COPR in Canada have a choice.
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Originally Posted by kleinluka View Post
I think while it's more convenient probably (except for the 3 months wait in some cases) I would probably still want to experience the feeling of actually entering Canada as a permanent resident for the first time. You only experience it once. And it just wouldn't be the same simply walking back home from CIC in Montreal and maybe grabbing a shawarma along the way. Anyone with me?
Nope! Anything that requires me to worry about border crossings ain't top of my list of things to do. I'm happy to just get the PR card and have a party.
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Originally Posted by sprucemoose View Post
Nope! Anything that requires me to worry about border crossings ain't top of my list of things to do. I'm happy to just get the PR card and have a party.
Could someone please elaborate on this method "in Canada landing"
I am sort of in the dark.

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Originally Posted by kleinluka View Post
I think while it's more convenient probably (except for the 3 months wait in some cases) I would probably still want to experience the feeling of actually entering Canada as a permanent resident for the first time. You only experience it once. And it just wouldn't be the same simply walking back home from CIC in Montreal and maybe grabbing a shawarma along the way. Anyone with me?
Agreed. I will be crossing the border when the time comes.
There is some fine shawarma in Montreal though. The mrs might swap the excitement of a US crossing if she thought we could go to Montreal's CIC.
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