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do photocopies need to be notarized

Old Dec 3rd 2003, 3:11 am
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Naresh
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I got the initial assessment from Buffalo. It was dated Nov 18. They
are asking for the following:
1) FBI clearance - I know how to do this cos I have already done it
once
2) Certified true copy of current employment letter - Does this mean
original or notarized photocopy?
3) Photocopies of W2, paystubs, bank letter, bank statements - Do
these have to be notarized? I am planning to notarize the bank letter
but not the others because they are quite a few in number.

Can others who have been in a similar situation advise me as to
whether they sent notarized photocopies or just photocopies for each
of the above documents?

FYI, my timeline is:
Applied to Buffalo under Skilled Worker category - Oct 2002
AOR - Nov 2002
Initial Assessment (Interview Waived) - Nov 18, 2003

I submitted all documents (including IELTS, transcripts, etc.) at the
time of application in Oct 2002 and ensured that my application was
thorough and complete.

ps: How do some of you change your email IDs to include the word
"REMOVE" or "NOSPAM"? I dont see any option to change my displayed
email address when I post a message. Did you actually create an email
address itself with the word "REMOVE" or "NOSPAM"?
 
Old Dec 3rd 2003, 3:46 am
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Naresh --

See my answers inline.

"Naresh" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > 2) Certified true copy of current employment letter - Does this mean
    > original or notarized photocopy?

Notarised copy.
Any notary or your bank can do this.

    > 3) Photocopies of W2, paystubs, bank letter, bank statements - Do
    > these have to be notarized? I am planning to notarize the bank letter
    > but not the others because they are quite a few in number.

I had got all my documents notarised - every single page.
I had decided it is better to play safe here - a few additional $$ at this
point is not worth more than the PR process.

    > Can others who have been in a similar situation advise me as to
    > whether they sent notarized photocopies or just photocopies for each
    > of the above documents?

See above. I had got all my documents notarised.

    > ps: How do some of you change your email IDs to include the word
    > "REMOVE" or "NOSPAM"? I dont see any option to change my displayed
    > email address when I post a message. Did you actually create an email
    > address itself with the word "REMOVE" or "NOSPAM"?

Looks like you are posting thru Google.
Google won't let you do that.
If you want to do that, you will need to use a newsreader program like
Outlook Express.
It is very easy to do this using Outlook Express.

Hope this helps.
 
Old Dec 3rd 2003, 3:49 am
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Hi Naresh,
I was very surprise to see that your time line, you applied in October 2002 and you recieved your assessment letter in November. So Buffalo has started assessing October applicants? How come it is written on their website that they are still assessing June 2002 applicants? That is strange !!





Originally posted by Naresh
I got the initial assessment from Buffalo. It was dated Nov 18. They
are asking for the following:
1) FBI clearance - I know how to do this cos I have already done it
once
2) Certified true copy of current employment letter - Does this mean
original or notarized photocopy?
3) Photocopies of W2, paystubs, bank letter, bank statements - Do
these have to be notarized? I am planning to notarize the bank letter
but not the others because they are quite a few in number.

Can others who have been in a similar situation advise me as to
whether they sent notarized photocopies or just photocopies for each
of the above documents?

FYI, my timeline is:
Applied to Buffalo under Skilled Worker category - Oct 2002
AOR - Nov 2002
Initial Assessment (Interview Waived) - Nov 18, 2003

I submitted all documents (including IELTS, transcripts, etc.) at the
time of application in Oct 2002 and ensured that my application was
thorough and complete.

ps: How do some of you change your email IDs to include the word
"REMOVE" or "NOSPAM"? I dont see any option to change my displayed
email address when I post a message. Did you actually create an email
address itself with the word "REMOVE" or "NOSPAM"?
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Old Dec 3rd 2003, 6:10 am
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Strange? You have no idea what strange is. I have a friend
who applied 2 month in before me (Nov 2001) , his wife had TB and they
landed in March 2003.

"stevens112" <member10434@british_expats.com> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi Naresh,
    > I was very surprise to see that your time line, you applied in October
    > 2002 and you recieved your assessment letter in November. So Buffalo
    > has started assessing October applicants? How come it is written on
    > their website that they are still assessing June 2002 applicants? That
    > is strange !!
 
Old Dec 4th 2003, 3:02 am
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If you look at the bottom of
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/...cat=1185&typ=1,
it says last updated on '2003-10-1'. It looks like Buffalo is not
very diligent about updating their website. You should look at
discussion forums such as groups.google.com or
www.immigration.ca/discussion to get an idea about the timelines.

However, remember that each person is different. Your timeline
entirely depends on factors such as where you lived, how thorough your
application is, how long the background checks are taking, etc.
 
Old Dec 4th 2003, 3:49 am
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in a recent article, Naresh ([email protected]) said:

    > Can others who have been in a similar situation advise me as to
    > whether they sent notarized photocopies or just photocopies for each
    > of the above documents?

They must be notarised.

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Old Dec 4th 2003, 4:45 am
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Default Re: do photocopies need to be notarized

Thanks Noresh,
I never knew that www.immigration.ca/discussion existed.

Originally posted by Naresh
If you look at the bottom of
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/...cat=1185&typ=1,
it says last updated on '2003-10-1'. It looks like Buffalo is not
very diligent about updating their website. You should look at
discussion forums such as groups.google.com or
www.immigration.ca/discussion to get an idea about the timelines.

However, remember that each person is different. Your timeline
entirely depends on factors such as where you lived, how thorough your
application is, how long the background checks are taking, etc.
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