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status extension for inland app.: what to say?

Old Sep 30th 2003, 4:06 pm
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S P Arif Sahari Wibowo
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Hi!

As I sent my spousal PR inland application, I will need to apply extension
for my visitor status. I have several question about it, hope you can help
out a little here.

1. Is the application use the guide and form in the page below?:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html
Form IMM 1249 and IMM 5409?

2. What should I write for the reason of extension application, just
directly said it is for the PR application?

3. Will how I write it matter? Just shortly said:
"I am applying for PR in-Canada, sponsored by my spouse"
will be enough?

4. What should I write for the original reason for coming to Canada,
should it match the reason in application for visitor visa, or I can just
say "to visit my spouse"?

5. The fee is the one for "Temporary Resident Status" ($75), correct?


Thank you very much in advance!

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Old Sep 30th 2003, 4:14 pm
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Hi!

As I sent my spousal PR inland application, I will need to apply extension
for my visitor status. I have several question about it, hope you can help
out a little here.

1. Is the application use the guide and form in the page below?:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html
Form IMM 1249 and IMM 5409?

2. What should I write for the reason of extension application, just
directly said it is for the PR application?

3. Will how I write it matter? Just shortly said:
"I am applying for PR in-Canada, sponsored by my spouse"
will be enough?

4. What should I write for the original reason for coming to Canada,
should it match the reason in application for visitor visa, or I can just
say "to visit my spouse"?

5. The fee is the one for "Temporary Resident Status" ($75), correct?


Thank you very much in advance!



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Old Oct 1st 2003, 2:23 am
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Hi,

    > 1. Is the application use the guide and form in the page below?:
    > http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html
    > Form IMM 1249 and IMM 5409?

Yes

    > 2. What should I write for the reason of extension application, just
    > directly said it is for the PR application?

Yes

    > 3. Will how I write it matter? Just shortly said:
    > "I am applying for PR in-Canada, sponsored by my spouse"
    > will be enough?

That would be enough. It's honest and to the point, and they will
already have record of your filed inland application.

    > 4. What should I write for the original reason for coming to Canada,
    > should it match the reason in application for visitor visa, or I can just
    > say "to visit my spouse"?

Write down whatever your original reason was - if it was to visit your
spouse, then write that. If it was to get married, write that. Make
sure it's consistent with whatever you told the immigration officers on
entry to Canada / app for visitor visa.

    > 5. The fee is the one for "Temporary Resident Status" ($75), correct?

Correct !

    > Thank you very much in advance!

No problem

(I'm no expert, just relaying my personal experiences and info I have
gathered from this newsgroup).


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Old Oct 1st 2003, 3:48 am
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"S P Arif Sahari Wibowo" wrote in message

    > 1. Is the application use the guide and form in the page below?:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html

Yes.


    > 2. What should I write for the reason of extension application, just
directly said it is for the PR application?

It worked for me. I didn't quite have my PR application submitted when I
applied for my TRV extension (I applied on for TRV extension on June 20 and
sent my PR application on July 16), so my answer was a bit longer. Here's
what I put on mine -

"I will be getting married to a Canadian citizen on July 5, 2003. I moved
to Calgary on February 19, 2003 to finalize our wedding plans and begin
getting settled here, and have been achieving legal status under a six-month
temporary resident visa. At the time the TRV was granted, the immigration
officer at Calgary International Airport knew about the wedding plans, as
did the Canadian Immigration agents during my visits when I was engaged. I
know that I need to extend my temporary visa for the entire time that my
application for permanent residency is processed, so I am requesting that
the temporary visa be extended for one year, if possible, to allow for the
necessary time to process my application for permanent residency. I will
have my permanent residency application to CIC by the end of July, since the
last pieces of information needed are our marriage certificate and wedding
photos."

Now, having typed all that, the extension was granted for six months. I
don't know if it's impossible for them to extend a TRV for one year, or
whether they thought my application would be finalized by February 19, 2004
(my new TRV expiration), or whether they just got cross-eyed reading all
that.

    > 3. Will how I write it matter? Just shortly said:
    > "I am applying for PR in-Canada, sponsored by my spouse" will be enough?

That should be fine. Like I said, my explanation was longer because I
didn't have my PR in yet, but I wanted to tell them what the current
situation was. I might add the date that I sent the PR application, and the
date that CIC received it, if you have that information.


    > 4. What should I write for the original reason for coming to Canada,
should it match the reason in application for visitor visa, or I can just
say "to visit my spouse"?

Write whatever your original reason was, which should have been the reason
in your application for the original visitor's visa.


    > 5. The fee is the one for "Temporary Resident Status" ($75), correct?

Yes.

    > Thank you very much in advance!

Your welcome!

Renee

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Inland Spouse Timeline so far:
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
17 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"
 
Old Oct 1st 2003, 11:07 am
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Thank you for all the reply! It is very helpful.

Hopefully you are not tired of me, since I have few more questions:

6. Is the "Marriage Certificate" have to be original, or a photocopy will
be adequate?
Or a certified copy (how to make it certified?)?

7. In the document checklist, it said "PHOTOCOPY of your current
immigration document (if you have one)", what is "current immigration
document"? What kin of documents can be considered "current immigration
document"?

8. Will it be enough if I follow the document checklist? Is there anything
else I better include in the application outside the document checklist?

Thank you very much!

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Old Oct 1st 2003, 1:13 pm
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S P Arif Sahari Wibowo wrote:

    > Thank you for all the reply! It is very helpful.
    >
    > Hopefully you are not tired of me, since I have few more questions:
    >
    > 6. Is the "Marriage Certificate" have to be original, or a photocopy will
    > be adequate?
    > Or a certified copy (how to make it certified?)?
    >
    > 7. In the document checklist, it said "PHOTOCOPY of your current
    > immigration document (if you have one)", what is "current immigration
    > document"? What kin of documents can be considered "current immigration
    > document"?
    >
    > 8. Will it be enough if I follow the document checklist? Is there anything
    > else I better include in the application outside the document checklist?
    >
    > Thank you very much!
    >


6. A photocopy of your marriage certificate is enough (this is
fortunate, as I'd never trust CP with anything important!)

7. I _think_ a photocopy of the passport page showing your most recent
entry stamp is adequate. (I seem to recall sending that for my first
visa extension!). Don't quote me entirely on that one though.

8). Probably not.. after all it's just a simple visa extension after
submitting an inland application.




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Old Oct 2nd 2003, 2:51 am
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Hi again - it's Renee who answered your previous post....I'm having trouble with my Outlook reader updating, so I'm using British Expats right now....


6. Is the "Marriage Certificate" have to be original, or a photocopy will be adequate?
Or a certified copy (how to make it certified?)?

For a temporary visa extension, I would think a photocopy would be adequate. You need to send an official one with your PR application, but they shouldn't need an original just to extend your TRV when they already have one on file with your PR. Maybe send a photocopy with a note that they have an original with your PR application.



7. In the document checklist, it said "PHOTOCOPY of your current
immigration document (if you have one)", what is "current immigration document"? What kin of documents can be considered "current immigration document"?


I scanned my passport with entry stamp as well as my original temporary resident visa, then printed them on my home printer. I interpreted "current immigration document" to be the temporary resident visa I was applying to extend.



8. Will it be enough if I follow the document checklist? Is there anything else I better include in the application outside the document checklist?


I just used the document checklist and I was fine.

Hope that helps!

Renee
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Old Oct 3rd 2003, 4:19 am
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Once again, thank you for all the useful reply!
I got more questions, still:

9. On section "C - Coming into Canada", there is a question about
"Original entry to Canada". What this question mean? Is it mean:
- the first entry ever in my life,
- the first entry ever in current passport,
- the first entry with current entry visa,
- the first entry in this status,
or what?

Many years ago I travelled to Canada the first time, obviously on
different passport (I don't have it anymore). I cannot even recall the
date of entry.

Last year I travelled to Canada and back to US, using the same passport as
this one, but different visa.

Which one should I put there?


10. On section "D - My request" what date I should put in there? 6 month
from expiration, 1 year, 2 year? Or depend on my financial support?

11. The original reason to enter was "visit friends", since the current
reason is "applying for PR", should I check "Change Condition" check box?

12. On financial support, since I & my spouse are living out from saving
right now, should I say I support myself, or that my spouse support me
(check Relative?). Technically both is correct since the saving is in a
joint account. Also, in the future (hopefully soon) my spouse will get a
job and then my spouse will actually support me.

If I said my spouse support me, what proof needed to be attached?

If I said I support myself, how much they need to be put there?
Will bank statement adequate for proof?

Thank you!

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Old Oct 3rd 2003, 9:11 am
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Hi Rene,

I just like to know where you sent your application. Do you have to send it outside of Canada (e.g. Buffalo)? Or can you just send it inland (e.g. Vegreville, AB)?

Thanks
subes

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Hi again - it's Renee who answered your previous post....I'm having trouble with my Outlook reader updating, so I'm using British Expats right now....


6. Is the "Marriage Certificate" have to be original, or a photocopy will be adequate?
Or a certified copy (how to make it certified?)?

For a temporary visa extension, I would think a photocopy would be adequate. You need to send an official one with your PR application, but they shouldn't need an original just to extend your TRV when they already have one on file with your PR. Maybe send a photocopy with a note that they have an original with your PR application.



7. In the document checklist, it said "PHOTOCOPY of your current
immigration document (if you have one)", what is "current immigration document"? What kin of documents can be considered "current immigration document"?


I scanned my passport with entry stamp as well as my original temporary resident visa, then printed them on my home printer. I interpreted "current immigration document" to be the temporary resident visa I was applying to extend.



8. Will it be enough if I follow the document checklist? Is there anything else I better include in the application outside the document checklist?


I just used the document checklist and I was fine.

Hope that helps!

Renee
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Old Oct 3rd 2003, 11:26 am
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I qualified for inland processing because I am a spouse who has been living
with my husband in Canada. If you are already living with your spouse or
common law partner in Canada, you can send your application to Vegreville.
(Of course, you must keep your temporary status active for the entire time
the PR application is processed).

Since I'm a U.S. Citizen, my application would be processed through Buffalo.
However, I believe that the sponsorship needs be approved in Mississauga
first. I'm not sure whether you'd send the whole package there or not....I
just don't know the procedure for spousal sponsorship outside of Canada,
sorry.

Renee

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Inland Spouse Timeline so far:
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
17 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"
"subes" <member@british_expats.com> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi Rene,
    > I just like to know where you sent your application. Do you have to send
    > it outside of Canada (e.g. Buffalo)? Or can you just send it inland
    > (e.g. Vegreville, AB)?
    > Thanks
    > subes
    > Originally posted by sparkly75
    > > Hi again - it's Renee who answered your previous post....I'm having
    > > trouble with my Outlook reader updating, so I'm using British Expats
    > > right now....
    > >
    > >
    > > 6. Is the "Marriage Certificate" have to be original, or a photocopy
    > > will be adequate?
    > > Or a certified copy (how to make it certified?)?
    > >
    > > For a temporary visa extension, I would think a photocopy would be
    > > adequate. You need to send an official one with your PR application,
    > > but they shouldn't need an original just to extend your TRV when they
    > > already have one on file with your PR. Maybe send a photocopy with a
    > > note that they have an original with your PR application.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > 7. In the document checklist, it said "PHOTOCOPY of your current
    > > immigration document (if you have one)", what is "current immigration
    > > document"? What kin of documents can be considered "current
    > > immigration document"?
    > >
    > >
    > > I scanned my passport with entry stamp as well as my original
    > > temporary resident visa, then printed them on my home printer. I
    > > interpreted "current immigration document" to be the temporary
    > > resident visa I was applying to extend.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > 8. Will it be enough if I follow the document checklist? Is there
    > > anything else I better include in the application outside the
    > > document checklist?
    > >
    > >
    > > I just used the document checklist and I was fine.
    > >
    > > Hope that helps!
    > >
    > Renee
    > --
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