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Some questions on sponsorship of family (Mr.Miller, please reply).

Some questions on sponsorship of family (Mr.Miller, please reply).

Old Jan 19th 2002, 5:50 pm
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Neil Armstrong
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My friend has just received his Landing Papers. He plans on entering Canada in next
month or so. Here are his questions, any replies/help will be greatly appreciated.

* After he enters Canada, what official docs does he need? Social Insurance card?
Driver's License? Health insurance card? What else?

* He already has a US drivers' license. Can he transfer this to a Canadian license?

* His Landing Paper is one big long sheet. When he enters Canada, does he get a small
handy card (like the US green card?)

* Now that he's a Canadian PR, does he need a visa to enter USA? (He's a citizen of a
country that normally needs a visa to enter USA.)

* After he enters Canada, can he sponsor his immediate family (mother, brother) for
Canadian PR also? Or would they need to apply separately?

Any replies/help to above questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Neil [email protected]
 
Old Jan 19th 2002, 6:31 pm
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Andrew Miller
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See my answers under each of your questions below:

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He will need to apply for SIN number, Provincial health coverage and replace his US
Driver's License with the Canadian one.

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Yes.

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Not yet. After June 28th, 2002 he will be able to apply for a Canadian PR card which
will replace his landing paper.

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It depends. If he is a citizen of Commonwealth country then being also a Canadian PR
he will not need a passport visa to ask for admission to US at the border.

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Not immediately. He must live in Canada and meet the minimum income requirement in 12
months prior to sponsoring anyone. He will be able to sponsor his mother, but not the
brother, unless brother is under 19, unmarried and dependent of mother.

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Old Jan 20th 2002, 3:19 am
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Meg Lamont
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Hi Neal,

I don't know what province your friend is moving to, but from my experience in
Ontario, here are a few things to note to make the aquiring the Drivers License &
Health card a little easier.

In Ontairo, you need proof of having your drivers license at least 5 years or else
you will have to be on the graduated driving program which will take you longer to
aquire a full drivers license. A graduated license will limit your use and you must
take several tests over a period of time/money to aquire the full license. If your
driver license states the issued date, and it's older than 5 years, that's fine, if
not, you must call and get your driving record from the state that issued the
license. This is a very handy document to have when exchanging your US drivers
license. In Ontario, only the eye test is required for people with US licenses.

Also, on your vehicle, make sure you have the Recall notices from the manufacturer.
Without the Recall notices, stating that your vechicle does not have any outstanding
recalls, will make the federal/provincial inspections go as planned.

As far are obtaining your health card in Ontario, OHIP, There is a 3 month waiting
period. It's recommended that you apply as soon as you move here, and then when you
are eligible, you have to go back and get the card. Be sure to be able to prove
residency in Ontario with a Street Address. They need some sort of
utility/rent/paycheck/bank statement with your physical address on it. It you only
have a Box number, that will be a problem. They will not issue a card.

Good luck!

Meg

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