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Old Feb 12th 2009, 6:20 am
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We're arriving ahead of our visas by a little over 2 weeks (only just got meds and ppr letter today and flying out on 26th March).

Our shipment should arrive 2 weeks after we do, but may be a few days ahead of the passports with visas in them - can anybody please tell me what will be the result of our container arriving before we've officially 'landed'?

Should we leave everything in store an extra week 'just in case'? Will we have to pay duty or What???

I'm all of a dither and can't think straight!

A very excited and apprehensive

Katie
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by katiemoon
We're arriving ahead of our visas by a little over 2 weeks (only just got meds and ppr letter today and flying out on 26th March).

Our shipment should arrive 2 weeks after we do, but may be a few days ahead of the passports with visas in them - can anybody please tell me what will be the result of our container arriving before we've officially 'landed'?
The government says you're OK, though I'm not sure how it works in practice. See http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...2-2-1-eng.html.

1. A settler means any person who enters Canada with the intention of establishing for the first time a residence for a period of not less than 12 months, but does not include a person who enters Canada in order to reside for the purpose of:
(a) employment for a temporary period not exceeding 36 months;
(b) studying at an institute of learning; or
(c) performing preclearance activities on behalf of the Government of the United States.
2. A person’s status for customs purposes is not always the same as their status for immigration purposes.
8. Prospective settlers who are admitted temporarily by Citizenship and Immigration Canada pending receipt of permanent resident status are also eligible to claim goods under tariff item No. 9807.00.00. Proof of application for permanent resident status and temporary admittance authorization must be provided to customs at the time of arrival. Goods imported by prospective settlers will be documented on Form B4, Personal Effects Accounting Document. A reference to the immigration application is to be noted on Form B4. In the event that permanent resident status is refused by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the goods imported must be either duty-paid or exported from Canada.
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Old Feb 12th 2009, 7:50 am
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Phew! Thank you so much for that information cornmatthew! - it's saved us a small fortune in storage and demurrage fees - and a great deal of stress at the airport when we arrive!

A cheered up Katie
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