Immigration Fees

Old Oct 5th 2003, 4:46 am
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We've filled in all the forms, done the medicals and gathered our documents. Now all we have left to do is to get an international money order or bank draft to pay for the processing.

I am the Canadian citizen of the family and I will be sponsoring my spouse and his dependant children under the Family Class. We live in the UK at the moment and plan to immigrate to Ontario.

The guide for the fees states that we...

"...should ensure that the bank draft or money order can be cashed through a Canadian financial institution and clearly indicates on its face the name and address (must not be a post office box number) of the financial institution in Canada where it may be cashed."

We took this sheet to the bank (Abbey National) and told them what we needed, but they couldn't do it. They said that there was only room on the face for the name of the person or organisation it is being made payable to, along with the amount to be paid.

So, where are we meant to put the name and address of a bank in Canada? And how do we obtain the name and address of a suitable bank? I would have thought that any bank would accept an international bank draft or money order. Has anybody else run into this problem?

Please help!
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Old Oct 5th 2003, 5:38 am
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Go to the Halifax they did it for us and seemed to know just what was req.

Also try HSBC (see other posts on this matter for more information eh adrian
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"nicola_jane_s" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > We've filled in all the forms, done the medicals and gathered our
    > documents. Now all we have left to do is to get an international money
    > order or bank draft to pay for the processing.
    > I am the Canadian citizen of the family and I will be sponsoring my
    > spouse and his dependant children under the Family Class. We live in
    > the UK at the moment and plan to immigrate to Ontario.
    > The guide for the fees states that we...
    > "...should ensure that the bank draft or money order can be cashed
    > through a Canadian financial institution and clearly indicates on its
    > face the name and address (must not be a post office box number) of the
    > financial institution in Canada where it may be cashed."
    > We took this sheet to the bank (Abbey National) and told them what we
    > needed, but they couldn't do it. They said that there was only room on
    > the face for the name of the person or organisation it is being made
    > payable to, along with the amount to be paid.
    > So, where are we meant to put the name and address of a bank in Canada?
    > And how do we obtain the name and address of a suitable bank? I would
    > have thought that any bank would accept an international bank draft or
    > money order. Has anybody else run into this problem?
    > Please help!
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Old Oct 5th 2003, 6:39 am
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Cashier's checks that I have seen, when issued by a foreign bank, will give
the name and address of their Canadian deposit holding bank in Canada. The
funds would be withdrawn from, say, Abbey National's account with the
Canadian bank where they, Abbey National, have an account. Surely they do
have such an arrangement, it is very common.
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"nicola_jane_s" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > We've filled in all the forms, done the medicals and gathered our
    > documents. Now all we have left to do is to get an international money
    > order or bank draft to pay for the processing.
    > I am the Canadian citizen of the family and I will be sponsoring my
    > spouse and his dependant children under the Family Class. We live in
    > the UK at the moment and plan to immigrate to Ontario.
    > The guide for the fees states that we...
    > "...should ensure that the bank draft or money order can be cashed
    > through a Canadian financial institution and clearly indicates on its
    > face the name and address (must not be a post office box number) of the
    > financial institution in Canada where it may be cashed."
    > We took this sheet to the bank (Abbey National) and told them what we
    > needed, but they couldn't do it. They said that there was only room on
    > the face for the name of the person or organisation it is being made
    > payable to, along with the amount to be paid.
    > So, where are we meant to put the name and address of a bank in Canada?
    > And how do we obtain the name and address of a suitable bank? I would
    > have thought that any bank would accept an international bank draft or
    > money order. Has anybody else run into this problem?
    > Please help!
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 5th 2003, 10:14 am
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Adrian Stoica
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Yeah, paying the fees is the least of one's worries.

"Robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Go to the Halifax they did it for us and seemed to know just what was req.
    > Also try HSBC (see other posts on this matter for more information eh
adrian
    > !)
    > "nicola_jane_s" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > We've filled in all the forms, done the medicals and gathered our
    > > documents. Now all we have left to do is to get an international money
    > > order or bank draft to pay for the processing.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > I am the Canadian citizen of the family and I will be sponsoring my
    > > spouse and his dependant children under the Family Class. We live in
    > > the UK at the moment and plan to immigrate to Ontario.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > The guide for the fees states that we...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "...should ensure that the bank draft or money order can be cashed
    > > through a Canadian financial institution and clearly indicates on its
    > > face the name and address (must not be a post office box number) of the
    > > financial institution in Canada where it may be cashed."
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > We took this sheet to the bank (Abbey National) and told them what we
    > > needed, but they couldn't do it. They said that there was only room on
    > > the face for the name of the person or organisation it is being made
    > > payable to, along with the amount to be paid.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > So, where are we meant to put the name and address of a bank in Canada?
    > > And how do we obtain the name and address of a suitable bank? I would
    > > have thought that any bank would accept an international bank draft or
    > > money order. Has anybody else run into this problem?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Please help!
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 6th 2003, 12:49 am
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
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