Our Interview Experience !

Old Oct 15th 2002, 5:44 pm
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THE INTERVIEW

Our interview was scheduled at the British Embassy, Bahrain at 1:30pm. We arrived at the venue about half an hour early. Just as we were getting ourselves comfortable in the reception a young lady came up to us asked our identification and told us to follow her. Thinking that this is the secretary we followed her to a room where there was a computer, a table and some chairs. She asked us to sit down and make ourselves comfortable. Then she started asking us some questions which I will try to jot down as best I can remember. Its only after about 15 minutes of questioning I realized that our interview has already started and that she herself was the Immigration Officer. Now here goes the questions she asked us.

1. She had our application copy in front of her. We were asked all the personal details. The original passports had to be produced for inspection for my wife and me.
2. Then all the educational certificates were asked for my wife and me. Here along with my certificates she noticed that I am a member of Institute of Management Accounts, New Jersey, USA. Here are some questions she asked about this.
Officer : Have you completed the Certified Management Accountant course from IMA, USA ?
My answer : No I have not.
Officer : Why may I ask ?
My answer : I had taken the admission before I applied to Canada. After the application for Canada I came to know from various sources that in order to get a job in Canada one needs to have Canadian Qualifications and this Qualification from the USA will not help me in anyway. So I thought instead of spending money on this certificate I can save the money and take courses in Canada itself.
Officer : Where do you work at present ?
My answer : I told her the place I work in Saudi Arabia and gave her the letter I had carried from my employer.
Then the officer turned to my wife and asked.
Officer : Do you work ?
My wife : No I do not work in Saudi Arabia. But when I was in India I worked for a period of about 3 years. The laws in Saudi Arabia do not allow Women to work.
Officer : That is not correct. Women can work in Saudi Arabia.
My answer : In Saudi Arabia women can work only in selected professions ie: nurse. But my wife is an Accountant by profession so she cannot be employed in Saudi Arabia.
Officer : Oh yes you are correct. Well have you brought the updated Bank statements ?
My answer : Yes. Here they are.

I gave her the bank statements. She went through the Bank statements and updated her file on the computer.

Officer : What is depreciation ?
My answer : I gave her the definition of depreciation.
Officer : Can you name some depreciation methods ?
My answer : I told her some methods of depreciation.
Officer : Can you explain what is Reducing Balance method ?
My answer : I explained in detail the definition plus gave an example.
Officer : What is marginal costing ?
My answer : I explained the meaning of marginal costing.
Officer : What is contribution and what is its purpose ?
My answer : I explained the meaning of contribution and then went on to explain concept behind calculation of the contribution.
Officer : Do you have any relatives in Canada ?
My answer : No. But I have a friend who went 2 years back. He is also an accountant.
Officer : How do you propose to go about finding a job.
My answer : After a considerable research on the internet I have decided to first upgrade my qualifications in Canada. My friend has told me that it will take at-least 6 months to get a job. As you can see I have sufficient funds to survive for over a year plus some funds for upgrading my education. In the meantime I am going to apply for the vacancies which come up everyday.
Officer : It seems to me that you have indeed done good research and your abilities are acceptable for Immigration to Canada. You will get the letter for doing your medicals sometime in January 2002.
Me : Is this interview over ? Have I been successful in this interview ?
Officer : Yes you are been successful. It will take me about another 4 days to give my report to Canadian Embassy in Dubai. They in turn will send the report to London. After some further processing in London you will receive the further instructions. Congratulations.
Me : Thank you very much madame.

After that we left the place happy that we had successfully crossed one more hurdle. With Gods help we were able to make it. Praise GOD.

My suggestions to all are as follows :

1. Be at the venue atleast half an hour early.
2. Try to speak moderately good English. Also you should speak slowly so that the officer will be able to understand what you say properly.
3. Have all the documents required in original + sufficient copies.
4. Get an updated statement of funds from the Bank. You should show at least something above Canadian Dollars 60,000/-. The more money you show the better it is because they need to be sure if you will be able to successfuly establish yourself in Canada. Also the money should be in your account atleast for a period of six months (gradualy increasing with salary deposits, etc).
5. Try to brush up on some key concepts in the profession you intend to profess in Canada.
6. Pray to God. He will never fail you.

Pearl
 
Old Oct 15th 2002, 6:55 pm
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Hi Pearl,

Foremost, I'd like to extend my sincere congratulations for having successfully hurdled the selection interview. This is a cause to praise God, indeed!

I suppose you're still based in Saudi Arabia. My base is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where I have been working and living, together with my family, for roughly 10 years now. Mind if you post your e-mail address on this NG so that I can communicate personally with you. I can discern both of us have a number of commonalities, besides being both PR hopefuls, from the way you posted your message on this forum.

Will be glad to hear from you soon. God bless you exceedingly!
 
Old Oct 15th 2002, 8:10 pm
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I tried to send a private message but failed to communicate. If you can send me your email then I can communicate with you directly.

Pearl

Originally posted by jeremiah2911:
Hi Pearl,

Foremost, I'd like to extend my sincere congratulations for having successfully hurdled the selection interview. This is a cause to praise God, indeed!

I suppose you're still based in Saudi Arabia. My base is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where I have been working and living, together with my family, for roughly 10 years now. Mind if you post your e-mail address on this NG so that I can communicate personally with you. I can discern both of us have a number of commonalities, besides being both PR hopefuls, from the way you posted your message on this forum.

Will be glad to hear from you soon. God bless you exceedingly!
 
Old Oct 15th 2002, 9:14 pm
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Old Oct 15th 2002, 11:19 pm
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Pearl,

Please drop me a line using this e-add: [email protected]

Will await your mail soon. Cheers!
 
Old Oct 16th 2002, 7:05 am
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You handled the interviw marvelously well, as did your spouse.
Congratulations!
Jim humphries, former visa officer
"Pearl" wrote in message
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...
    > THE INTERVIEW
    > Our interview was scheduled at the British Embassy, Bahrain at 1:30pm.
    > We arrived at the venue about half an hour early. Just as we were
    > getting ourselves comfortable in the reception a young lady came up to
    > us asked our identification and told us to follow her. Thinking that
    > this is the secretary we followed her to a room where there was a
    > computer, a table and some chairs. She asked us to sit down and make
    > ourselves comfortable. Then she started asking us some questions which I
    > will try to jot down as best I can remember. Its only after about 15
    > minutes of questioning I realized that our interview has already started
    > and that she herself was the Immigration Officer. Now here goes the
    > questions she asked us.
    > 1. She had our application copy in front of her. We were asked all the
    > personal details. The original passports had to be produced for
    > inspection for my wife and me.
    > 2. Then all the educational certificates were asked for my wife and me.
    > Here along with my certificates she noticed that I am a member of
    > Institute of Management Accounts, New Jersey, USA. Here are some
    > questions she asked about this.
    > Officer : Have you completed the Certified Management Accountant course
    > from IMA, USA ?
    > My answer : No I have not.
    > Officer : Why may I ask ?
    > My answer : I had taken the admission before I applied to Canada. After
    > the application for Canada I came to know from various sources that in
    > order to get a job in Canada one needs to have Canadian Qualifications
    > and this Qualification from the USA will not help me in anyway. So I
    > thought instead of spending money on this certificate I can save the
    > money and take courses in Canada itself.
    > Officer : Where do you work at present ?
    > My answer : I told her the place I work in Saudi Arabia and gave her the
    > letter I had carried from my employer.
    > Then the officer turned to my wife and asked.
    > Officer : Do you work ?
    > My wife : No I do not work in Saudi Arabia. But when I was in India I
    > worked for a period of about 3 years. The laws in Saudi Arabia do not
    > allow Women to work.
    > Officer : That is not correct. Women can work in Saudi Arabia.
    > My answer : In Saudi Arabia women can work only in selected professions
    > ie: nurse. But my wife is an Accountant by profession so she cannot be
    > employed in Saudi Arabia.
    > Officer : Oh yes you are correct. Well have you brought the updated Bank
    > statements ?
    > My answer : Yes. Here they are.
    > I gave her the bank statements. She went through the Bank statements and
    > updated her file on the computer.
    > Officer : What is depreciation ?
    > My answer : I gave her the definition of depreciation.
    > Officer : Can you name some depreciation methods ?
    > My answer : I told her some methods of depreciation.
    > Officer : Can you explain what is Reducing Balance method ?
    > My answer : I explained in detail the definition plus gave an example.
    > Officer : What is marginal costing ?
    > My answer : I explained the meaning of marginal costing.
    > Officer : What is contribution and what is its purpose ?
    > My answer : I explained the meaning of contribution and then went on to
    > explain concept behind calculation of the contribution.
    > Officer : Do you have any relatives in Canada ?
    > My answer : No. But I have a friend who went 2 years back. He is also an
    > accountant.
    > Officer : How do you propose to go about finding a job.
    > My answer : After a considerable research on the internet I have decided
    > to first upgrade my qualifications in Canada. My friend has told me that
    > it will take at-least 6 months to get a job. As you can see I have
    > sufficient funds to survive for over a year plus some funds for
    > upgrading my education. In the meantime I am going to apply for the
    > vacancies which come up everyday.
    > Officer : It seems to me that you have indeed done good research and
    > your abilities are acceptable for Immigration to Canada. You will get
    > the letter for doing your medicals sometime in January 2002.
    > Me : Is this interview over ? Have I been successful in this interview ?
    > Officer : Yes you are been successful. It will take me about another 4
    > days to give my report to Canadian Embassy in Dubai. They in turn will
    > send the report to London. After some further processing in London you
    > will receive the further instructions. Congratulations.
    > Me : Thank you very much madame.
    > After that we left the place happy that we had successfully crossed one
    > more hurdle. With Gods help we were able to make it. Praise GOD.
    > My suggestions to all are as follows :
    > 1. Be at the venue atleast half an hour early.
    > 2. Try to speak moderately good English. Also you should speak slowly so
    > that the officer will be able to understand what you say properly.
    > 3. Have all the documents required in original + sufficient copies.
    > 4. Get an updated statement of funds from the Bank. You should show at
    > least something above Canadian Dollars 60,000/-. The more money you
    > show the better it is because they need to be sure if you will be
    > able to successfuly establish yourself in Canada. Also the money
    > should be in your account atleast for a period of six months
    > (gradualy increasing with salary deposits, etc).
    > 5. Try to brush up on some key concepts in the profession you intend to
    > profess in Canada.
    > 6. Pray to God. He will never fail you.
    > Pearl
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 16th 2002, 5:20 pm
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Pearl
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Thanks Jim Humphries .


Originally posted by Jim Humphries:
You handled the interviw marvelously well, as did your spouse.
Congratulations!
Jim humphries, former visa officer
"Pearl" wrote in message
news:445099.1034747051@britishexpats-
.com
...
    > THE INTERVIEW
    > Our interview was scheduled at the British Embassy, Bahrain at 1:30pm.
    > We arrived at the venue about half an hour early. Just as we were
    > getting ourselves comfortable in the reception a young lady came up to
    > us asked our identification and told us to follow her. Thinking that
    > this is the secretary we followed her to a room where there was a
    > computer, a table and some chairs. She asked us to sit down and make
    > ourselves comfortable. Then she started asking us some questions which I
    > will try to jot down as best I can remember. Its only after about 15
    > minutes of questioning I realized that our interview has already started
    > and that she herself was the Immigration Officer. Now here goes the
    > questions she asked us.
    > 1. She had our application copy in front of her. We were asked all the
    > personal details. The original passports had to be produced for
    > inspection for my wife and me.
    > 2. Then all the educational certificates were asked for my wife and me.
    > Here along with my certificates she noticed that I am a member of
    > Institute of Management Accounts, New Jersey, USA. Here are some
    > questions she asked about this.
    > Officer : Have you completed the Certified Management Accountant course
    > from IMA, USA ?
    > My answer : No I have not.
    > Officer : Why may I ask ?
    > My answer : I had taken the admission before I applied to Canada. After
    > the application for Canada I came to know from various sources that in
    > order to get a job in Canada one needs to have Canadian Qualifications
    > and this Qualification from the USA will not help me in anyway. So I
    > thought instead of spending money on this certificate I can save the
    > money and take courses in Canada itself.
    > Officer : Where do you work at present ?
    > My answer : I told her the place I work in Saudi Arabia and gave her the
    > letter I had carried from my employer.
    > Then the officer turned to my wife and asked.
    > Officer : Do you work ?
    > My wife : No I do not work in Saudi Arabia. But when I was in India I
    > worked for a period of about 3 years. The laws in Saudi Arabia do not
    > allow Women to work.
    > Officer : That is not correct. Women can work in Saudi Arabia.
    > My answer : In Saudi Arabia women can work only in selected professions
    > ie: nurse. But my wife is an Accountant by profession so she cannot be
    > employed in Saudi Arabia.
    > Officer : Oh yes you are correct. Well have you brought the updated Bank
    > statements ?
    > My answer : Yes. Here they are.
    > I gave her the bank statements. She went through the Bank statements and
    > updated her file on the computer.
    > Officer : What is depreciation ?
    > My answer : I gave her the definition of depreciation.
    > Officer : Can you name some depreciation methods ?
    > My answer : I told her some methods of depreciation.
    > Officer : Can you explain what is Reducing Balance method ?
    > My answer : I explained in detail the definition plus gave an example.
    > Officer : What is marginal costing ?
    > My answer : I explained the meaning of marginal costing.
    > Officer : What is contribution and what is its purpose ?
    > My answer : I explained the meaning of contribution and then went on to
    > explain concept behind calculation of the contribution.
    > Officer : Do you have any relatives in Canada ?
    > My answer : No. But I have a friend who went 2 years back. He is also an
    > accountant.
    > Officer : How do you propose to go about finding a job.
    > My answer : After a considerable research on the internet I have decided
    > to first upgrade my qualifications in Canada. My friend has told me that
    > it will take at-least 6 months to get a job. As you can see I have
    > sufficient funds to survive for over a year plus some funds for
    > upgrading my education. In the meantime I am going to apply for the
    > vacancies which come up everyday.
    > Officer : It seems to me that you have indeed done good research and
    > your abilities are acceptable for Immigration to Canada. You will get
    > the letter for doing your medicals sometime in January 2002.
    > Me : Is this interview over ? Have I been successful in this interview ?
    > Officer : Yes you are been successful. It will take me about another 4
    > days to give my report to Canadian Embassy in Dubai. They in turn will
    > send the report to London. After some further processing in London you
    > will receive the further instructions. Congratulations.
    > Me : Thank you very much madame.
    > After that we left the place happy that we had successfully crossed one
    > more hurdle. With Gods help we were able to make it. Praise GOD.
    > My suggestions to all are as follows :
    > 1. Be at the venue atleast half an hour early.
    > 2. Try to speak moderately good English. Also you should speak slowly so
    > that the officer will be able to understand what you say properly.
    > 3. Have all the documents required in original + sufficient copies.
    > 4. Get an updated statement of funds from the Bank. You should show at
    > least something above Canadian Dollars 60,000/-. The more money you
    > show the better it is because they need to be sure if you will be
    > able to successfuly establish yourself in Canada. Also the money
    > should be in your account atleast for a period of six months
    > (gradualy increasing with salary deposits, etc).
    > 5. Try to brush up on some key concepts in the profession you intend to
    > profess in Canada.
    > 6. Pray to God. He will never fail you.
    > Pearl
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 18th 2002, 9:51 pm
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Pearl
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Hi Jeremiah2911

I tried sending an email to you on the specified email address but the email bounces back.

Any way you can contact me on [email protected]

Whats your status in the immigration process ?

Regards

Pearl

Originally posted by jeremiah2911:
Pearl,

Please drop me a line using this e-add: [email protected]

Will await your mail soon. Cheers!
 

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