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Old Apr 1st 2004, 10:38 am
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Renee
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Default Landing interview done - inland spouse

As promised on earlier threads, here are the details of my landing
interview. My entire timeline is posted below.

The interview letter requested that my sponsor attend the interview, so my
husband and I were both present. We did the interview at the CIC office in
the Harry Hays building in downtown Calgary.

The interviewer asked for my passport and PR card photos. Although I
brought two photos as my letter requested, she returned one of them to me
because she said they only needed one photo. (note: this does not mean
that I am telling anyone to only bring one photo...this is only my own
experience today).

The interviewer checked the computer system to ensure that all my
requirements were met for my application, then she pulled out the
Confirmation of Permanent Residence form.

She asked my husband a few questions:

1. Are we still married? (yes)
2. Are we living together? (yes)
3. Does he have an outstanding bankruptcy? (no)
4. Has he received any social assistance? (no)
5. Has he ever been convicted of a criminal offense? (no)

I think those were the only questions for him.

Then she asked me to verify my name, date of birth, and eye color on the
Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) form. I did so, then she asked
me to confirm that I have no dependents and I have no criminal history. I
was asked to initial the areas on the COPR form for my verifications, and
for my statement that I have no dependents. I was told to handwrite NO in
the criminal history section, then I was told to sign the COPR form.

She took the temporary resident visas out of my passport, then stamped it
with my PR visa. She gave me a copy of my COPR form as well as a document
outlining my rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident, then she
welcomed me to Canada. She told me that my PR card should arrive by mail in
about three weeks.

It took about ten minutes or so, and it was a very simple process.

I have read conflicting stories on this Usenet group about whether you can
apply for your Social Insurance Number immediately. I took my passport and
COPR up to HRDC, but they told me that I have to wait until the PR card
arrives, because they need to work with the foil on it. (I guess I'll see
what she meant in three weeks when I go back with the PR card).

I did exchange my U.S. drivers license for an Alberta one at the downtown
registry. I was required to show my passport and COPR, and I surrendered my
Virginia drivers license. I also presented my drivers abstract to show my
full driving history. I was issued a new Virginia license in 2002 when I
changed my address, so they were going to issue me a graduated Alberta
license (whatever that means) until I showed them my U.S. drivers abstract
and they were satisfied that I had a drivers license for longer than two
years. I was not required to take a written or road test since I was
surrendering an active drivers license. I will be receiving my Alberta
Drivers License in about six days. (I've never been to a drivers license
registry that used digital technology before...it was kind of nice to get
the chance to do the photo over again!)

Anyway, I am very happy to say that I am now officially a permanent resident
of Canada. I have been smiling all day.

I know there are some users here who are curious about current processing
times for the PR card, so I will post those details separately once my card
arrives. Good luck to everyone still waiting! I'll be so happy to read all
your stories when your landings happen, and I'll sit here being glad that
you will also know how good it feels to walk out of that office and be done!

Renee

--
Inland Spouse Timeline so far (U.S. Citizen):
19 Feb 2003: Moved to Calgary from U.S. on 6 month TRV
12 May 2003: Did medicals in Calgary
20 June 2003: Applied for TRV extension
5 July 2003: Wedding Date
18 July 2003: CIC received inland spouse PR application
15 Aug 2003: Received 6 month TRV extension
20 Aug 2003: CIC request for work history dates (which were sent with
application)
21 Aug 2003: CIC received work history reply by overnight post
4 Sept 2003: CIC e-Client finally shows "in process"
21 Nov 2003: Applied for second TRV extension
16 Jan 2004: Received second 6 month TRV extension
17 Feb 2004: e-Client says DECISION MADE! 215 days wait - in line with
processing estimates
23 Feb 2004: Received AIP & application completed letters by mail
25 Feb 2004: Chris received sponsorship approval letter
9 Mar 2004: Received landing interview date (April 1)
1 Apr 2004: Officially became a PR of Canada!
 
Old Apr 1st 2004, 11:51 am
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mickj
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Default Re: Landing interview done - inland spouse

Originally posted by Renee
As promised on earlier threads, here are the details of my landing
interview. My entire timeline is posted below.

The interview letter requested that my sponsor attend the interview, so my
husband and I were both present. We did the interview at the CIC office in
the Harry Hays building in downtown Calgary.

The interviewer asked for my passport and PR card photos. Although I
brought two photos as my letter requested, she returned one of them to me
because she said they only needed one photo. (note: this does not mean
that I am telling anyone to only bring one photo...this is only my own
experience today).

The interviewer checked the computer system to ensure that all my
requirements were met for my application, then she pulled out the
Confirmation of Permanent Residence form.

She asked my husband a few questions:

1. Are we still married? (yes)
2. Are we living together? (yes)
3. Does he have an outstanding bankruptcy? (no)
4. Has he received any social assistance? (no)
5. Has he ever been convicted of a criminal offense? (no)

I think those were the only questions for him.

Then she asked me to verify my name, date of birth, and eye color on the
Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) form. I did so, then she asked
me to confirm that I have no dependents and I have no criminal history. I
was asked to initial the areas on the COPR form for my verifications, and
for my statement that I have no dependents. I was told to handwrite NO in
the criminal history section, then I was told to sign the COPR form.

She took the temporary resident visas out of my passport, then stamped it
with my PR visa. She gave me a copy of my COPR form as well as a document
outlining my rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident, then she
welcomed me to Canada. She told me that my PR card should arrive by mail in
about three weeks.

It took about ten minutes or so, and it was a very simple process.

I have read conflicting stories on this Usenet group about whether you can
apply for your Social Insurance Number immediately. I took my passport and
COPR up to HRDC, but they told me that I have to wait until the PR card
arrives, because they need to work with the foil on it. (I guess I'll see
what she meant in three weeks when I go back with the PR card).

I did exchange my U.S. drivers license for an Alberta one at the downtown
registry. I was required to show my passport and COPR, and I surrendered my
Virginia drivers license. I also presented my drivers abstract to show my
full driving history. I was issued a new Virginia license in 2002 when I
changed my address, so they were going to issue me a graduated Alberta
license (whatever that means) until I showed them my U.S. drivers abstract
and they were satisfied that I had a drivers license for longer than two
years. I was not required to take a written or road test since I was
surrendering an active drivers license. I will be receiving my Alberta
Drivers License in about six days. (I've never been to a drivers license
registry that used digital technology before...it was kind of nice to get
the chance to do the photo over again!)

Anyway, I am very happy to say that I am now officially a permanent resident
of Canada. I have been smiling all day.

I know there are some users here who are curious about current processing
times for the PR card, so I will post those details separately once my card
arrives. Good luck to everyone still waiting! I'll be so happy to read all
your stories when your landings happen, and I'll sit here being glad that
you will also know how good it feels to walk out of that office and be done!

Renee

--
Inland Spouse Timeline so far (U.S. Citizen):
19 Feb 2003: Moved to Calgary from U.S. on 6 month TRV
12 May 2003: Did medicals in Calgary
20 June 2003: Applied for TRV extension
5 July 2003: Wedding Date
18 July 2003: CIC received inland spouse PR application
15 Aug 2003: Received 6 month TRV extension
20 Aug 2003: CIC request for work history dates (which were sent with
application)
21 Aug 2003: CIC received work history reply by overnight post
4 Sept 2003: CIC e-Client finally shows "in process"
21 Nov 2003: Applied for second TRV extension
16 Jan 2004: Received second 6 month TRV extension
17 Feb 2004: e-Client says DECISION MADE! 215 days wait - in line with
processing estimates
23 Feb 2004: Received AIP & application completed letters by mail
25 Feb 2004: Chris received sponsorship approval letter
9 Mar 2004: Received landing interview date (April 1)
1 Apr 2004: Officially became a PR of Canada!


Hello there,

Congratulations Renee ! I know you have been waiting for this day, and it seems to have turned out not to be an April fools joke :-)

They won't let you apply for a SIN card now like you said, until your PR card comes. You can apply for a health card though at the moment.

Once again....congratulations and welcome to Canada.
 
Old Apr 1st 2004, 1:34 pm
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All i can say is Welcome Home !
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Old Apr 1st 2004, 5:48 pm
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Anthony
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Renee,

Congratulation. Mine is the other way around. The ICBC (British Columbia
driver licencing office) does NOT accept the COPR as PR status. They want
the PR card.
However, the SIN office which I applied today, did accept the COPR as my PR
status.
Strange..huh...seems no uniform at all.


"Renee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:bK1bc.7607$Pk3.3845@pd7tw1no...
    > As promised on earlier threads, here are the details of my landing
    > interview. My entire timeline is posted below.
    > The interview letter requested that my sponsor attend the interview, so my
    > husband and I were both present. We did the interview at the CIC office
in
    > the Harry Hays building in downtown Calgary.
    > The interviewer asked for my passport and PR card photos. Although I
    > brought two photos as my letter requested, she returned one of them to me
    > because she said they only needed one photo. (note: this does not mean
    > that I am telling anyone to only bring one photo...this is only my own
    > experience today).
    > The interviewer checked the computer system to ensure that all my
    > requirements were met for my application, then she pulled out the
    > Confirmation of Permanent Residence form.
    > She asked my husband a few questions:
    > 1. Are we still married? (yes)
    > 2. Are we living together? (yes)
    > 3. Does he have an outstanding bankruptcy? (no)
    > 4. Has he received any social assistance? (no)
    > 5. Has he ever been convicted of a criminal offense? (no)
    > I think those were the only questions for him.
    > Then she asked me to verify my name, date of birth, and eye color on the
    > Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) form. I did so, then she asked
    > me to confirm that I have no dependents and I have no criminal history. I
    > was asked to initial the areas on the COPR form for my verifications, and
    > for my statement that I have no dependents. I was told to handwrite NO in
    > the criminal history section, then I was told to sign the COPR form.
    > She took the temporary resident visas out of my passport, then stamped it
    > with my PR visa. She gave me a copy of my COPR form as well as a document
    > outlining my rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident, then she
    > welcomed me to Canada. She told me that my PR card should arrive by mail
in
    > about three weeks.
    > It took about ten minutes or so, and it was a very simple process.
    > I have read conflicting stories on this Usenet group about whether you can
    > apply for your Social Insurance Number immediately. I took my passport
and
    > COPR up to HRDC, but they told me that I have to wait until the PR card
    > arrives, because they need to work with the foil on it. (I guess I'll see
    > what she meant in three weeks when I go back with the PR card).
    > I did exchange my U.S. drivers license for an Alberta one at the downtown
    > registry. I was required to show my passport and COPR, and I surrendered
my
    > Virginia drivers license. I also presented my drivers abstract to show my
    > full driving history. I was issued a new Virginia license in 2002 when I
    > changed my address, so they were going to issue me a graduated Alberta
    > license (whatever that means) until I showed them my U.S. drivers abstract
    > and they were satisfied that I had a drivers license for longer than two
    > years. I was not required to take a written or road test since I was
    > surrendering an active drivers license. I will be receiving my Alberta
    > Drivers License in about six days. (I've never been to a drivers license
    > registry that used digital technology before...it was kind of nice to get
    > the chance to do the photo over again!)
    > Anyway, I am very happy to say that I am now officially a permanent
resident
    > of Canada. I have been smiling all day.
    > I know there are some users here who are curious about current processing
    > times for the PR card, so I will post those details separately once my
card
    > arrives. Good luck to everyone still waiting! I'll be so happy to read a
ll
    > your stories when your landings happen, and I'll sit here being glad that
    > you will also know how good it feels to walk out of that office and be
done!
    > Renee
    > --
    > Inland Spouse Timeline so far (U.S. Citizen):
    > 19 Feb 2003: Moved to Calgary from U.S. on 6 month TRV
    > 12 May 2003: Did medicals in Calgary
    > 20 June 2003: Applied for TRV extension
    > 5 July 2003: Wedding Date
    > 18 July 2003: CIC received inland spouse PR application
    > 15 Aug 2003: Received 6 month TRV extension
    > 20 Aug 2003: CIC request for work history dates (which were sent with
    > application)
    > 21 Aug 2003: CIC received work history reply by overnight post
    > 4 Sept 2003: CIC e-Client finally shows "in process"
    > 21 Nov 2003: Applied for second TRV extension
    > 16 Jan 2004: Received second 6 month TRV extension
    > 17 Feb 2004: e-Client says DECISION MADE! 215 days wait - in line with
    > processing estimates
    > 23 Feb 2004: Received AIP & application completed letters by mail
    > 25 Feb 2004: Chris received sponsorship approval letter
    > 9 Mar 2004: Received landing interview date (April 1)
    > 1 Apr 2004: Officially became a PR of Canada!
 
Old Apr 2nd 2004, 2:19 am
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Renee
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I forgot to add two questions that the interviewer asked me before I signed
the COPR...

1. Have I ever overstayed in Canada? (no)
2. Have I ever been denied entry to Canada? (no)

This issue came up on another thread yesterday/this morning, and I realized
I should have added it to my interview experience.

Thanks to everyone who offered good wishes!

Renee

--
Inland Spouse Timeline so far (U.S. Citizen):
19 Feb 2003: Moved to Calgary from U.S. on 6 month TRV
12 May 2003: Did medicals in Calgary
20 June 2003: Applied for TRV extension
5 July 2003: Wedding Date
18 July 2003: CIC received inland spouse PR application
15 Aug 2003: Received 6 month TRV extension
20 Aug 2003: CIC request for work history dates (which were sent with
application)
21 Aug 2003: CIC received work history reply by overnight post
4 Sept 2003: CIC e-Client finally shows "in process"
21 Nov 2003: Applied for second TRV extension
16 Jan 2004: Received second 6 month TRV extension
17 Feb 2004: e-Client says DECISION MADE! 215 days wait - in line with
processing estimates
23 Feb 2004: Received AIP & application completed letters by mail
25 Feb 2004: Chris received sponsorship approval letter
9 Mar 2004: Received landing interview date (April 1)
1 Apr 2004: Officially became a PR of Canada!


"Renee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:bK1bc.7607$Pk3.3845@pd7tw1no...
    > As promised on earlier threads, here are the details of my landing
    > interview. My entire timeline is posted below.
    > The interview letter requested that my sponsor attend the interview, so my
    > husband and I were both present. We did the interview at the CIC office
in
    > the Harry Hays building in downtown Calgary.
    > The interviewer asked for my passport and PR card photos. Although I
    > brought two photos as my letter requested, she returned one of them to me
    > because she said they only needed one photo. (note: this does not mean
    > that I am telling anyone to only bring one photo...this is only my own
    > experience today).
    > The interviewer checked the computer system to ensure that all my
    > requirements were met for my application, then she pulled out the
    > Confirmation of Permanent Residence form.
    > She asked my husband a few questions:
    > 1. Are we still married? (yes)
    > 2. Are we living together? (yes)
    > 3. Does he have an outstanding bankruptcy? (no)
    > 4. Has he received any social assistance? (no)
    > 5. Has he ever been convicted of a criminal offense? (no)
    > I think those were the only questions for him.
    > Then she asked me to verify my name, date of birth, and eye color on the
    > Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) form. I did so, then she asked
    > me to confirm that I have no dependents and I have no criminal history. I
    > was asked to initial the areas on the COPR form for my verifications, and
    > for my statement that I have no dependents. I was told to handwrite NO in
    > the criminal history section, then I was told to sign the COPR form.
    > She took the temporary resident visas out of my passport, then stamped it
    > with my PR visa. She gave me a copy of my COPR form as well as a document
    > outlining my rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident, then she
    > welcomed me to Canada. She told me that my PR card should arrive by mail
in
    > about three weeks.
    > It took about ten minutes or so, and it was a very simple process.
    > I have read conflicting stories on this Usenet group about whether you can
    > apply for your Social Insurance Number immediately. I took my passport
and
    > COPR up to HRDC, but they told me that I have to wait until the PR card
    > arrives, because they need to work with the foil on it. (I guess I'll see
    > what she meant in three weeks when I go back with the PR card).
    > I did exchange my U.S. drivers license for an Alberta one at the downtown
    > registry. I was required to show my passport and COPR, and I surrendered
my
    > Virginia drivers license. I also presented my drivers abstract to show my
    > full driving history. I was issued a new Virginia license in 2002 when I
    > changed my address, so they were going to issue me a graduated Alberta
    > license (whatever that means) until I showed them my U.S. drivers abstract
    > and they were satisfied that I had a drivers license for longer than two
    > years. I was not required to take a written or road test since I was
    > surrendering an active drivers license. I will be receiving my Alberta
    > Drivers License in about six days. (I've never been to a drivers license
    > registry that used digital technology before...it was kind of nice to get
    > the chance to do the photo over again!)
    > Anyway, I am very happy to say that I am now officially a permanent
resident
    > of Canada. I have been smiling all day.
    > I know there are some users here who are curious about current processing
    > times for the PR card, so I will post those details separately once my
card
    > arrives. Good luck to everyone still waiting! I'll be so happy to read
all
    > your stories when your landings happen, and I'll sit here being glad that
    > you will also know how good it feels to walk out of that office and be
done!
    > Renee
    > --
    > Inland Spouse Timeline so far (U.S. Citizen):
    > 19 Feb 2003: Moved to Calgary from U.S. on 6 month TRV
    > 12 May 2003: Did medicals in Calgary
    > 20 June 2003: Applied for TRV extension
    > 5 July 2003: Wedding Date
    > 18 July 2003: CIC received inland spouse PR application
    > 15 Aug 2003: Received 6 month TRV extension
    > 20 Aug 2003: CIC request for work history dates (which were sent with
    > application)
    > 21 Aug 2003: CIC received work history reply by overnight post
    > 4 Sept 2003: CIC e-Client finally shows "in process"
    > 21 Nov 2003: Applied for second TRV extension
    > 16 Jan 2004: Received second 6 month TRV extension
    > 17 Feb 2004: e-Client says DECISION MADE! 215 days wait - in line with
    > processing estimates
    > 23 Feb 2004: Received AIP & application completed letters by mail
    > 25 Feb 2004: Chris received sponsorship approval letter
    > 9 Mar 2004: Received landing interview date (April 1)
    > 1 Apr 2004: Officially became a PR of Canada!
 
Old Apr 2nd 2004, 10:20 am
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Congrats Renee!!!! It has been a real treat to experience this all with
you. Enjoy your time and have fun job hunting.

--
Carrie-Ann
~~~~~~~

Inland Spouse Timeline
July 11, 2003 Trevor arrives as visitor for 6 months.
Oct 26, 2003 We get married.
Nov 11 medicals done
Nov 24 2003 apply for visitor extension
Jan 19 2004 receive visitor extension till July 2004
Jan 22nd CIC received application
Mar 9 CIC started reviewing application
 

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