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Oct 16th 2020, 8:00 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

After all that they were admitted back in with i512 parole with minimal fuss, and didnt have to file the I193, so I guess someone at the border was having a blessed day. Its the unpredictability of...
Oct 15th 2020, 7:20 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 17,966
Posted By iaink

Re: Upsides of Coronavirus - positive vibes only :)

Big upside, Free access to OHIP healthcare for (non resident) Canadians (who might be visiting from say South Carolina) with no charges and no wait period.

Its freeloading at its finest. Except...
Oct 15th 2020, 7:02 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Let me try to close the loop on this. Unfortunately, and this is important to know, USCIS WILL NOT SEND the AP/EAD combo card until AFTER you have attended biometrics. (wish my lawyers had known this...
Forum: Canada
Aug 17th 2020, 6:14 pm
Replies: 522
Views: 27,676
Posted By iaink

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

The problem here is you are looking at this as a legal issue, rather than a public health one.
Forum: Canada
Aug 17th 2020, 4:25 pm
Replies: 522
Views: 27,676
Posted By iaink

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

It does rather suck if the only place you can find at short notice is a small basement apartment with no AC and no garden. Still, my incoming family survived it and got the all clear from the test...
Forum: Canada
Aug 11th 2020, 9:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By iaink

Re: Transferring Large Amounts of Money from Canadian to GBP How

Dont think laundering an issue as banks automatically report sums beyond whatever the threshold is. We used Transferwise to move house funds from Canada to US, best rate I could find and very easy...
Aug 11th 2020, 9:25 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Unfortunately that was not an option, life had been on hold for too long already, and Thing 1 needed to be delivered to college by a particular date with all her cr....stuff with her:(
Aug 11th 2020, 4:34 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Is there any reason to think it would be anything other than the July 8th date on the electronic notification of approval?

Just found a bit on the USCIS site that says NOTE: Do not submit a...
Aug 10th 2020, 7:48 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Thanks everyone. I'm still waiting. They are up in Canada in quarantine still, but I hope they arrive soon! No change in the online status, still just says approved, nothing about cards being made...
Jul 28th 2020, 11:25 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

No kidding, Reams of paper wasted on this so far between the 485 forms and the medical questionnaire. And they have changed the forms mid application so much of it sent more than once now. Plus one...
Jul 28th 2020, 10:16 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Thanks, did you notice if the Online Status changed between approval notice and the cards arriving?
Jul 28th 2020, 10:13 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

No, only that the 131 and 765 applications have been approved..."On July 8, 2020, we approved your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, Receipt Number MSC...." etc

Are they...
Jul 28th 2020, 5:09 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Sorry Rete, my bad. Approval Notifications were for I-131 and I-765. I-485 is still pending. I've edited the original post to fix it...

I'm hoping to stumble upon a recent recipient who would...
Jul 28th 2020, 4:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By iaink

Re: The US and Canada

Have to remember that the US political/ social landscape is far more fractured and localised than Canada where the extremes of government are not near as wide. Here there are big differences at a...
Jul 28th 2020, 4:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By iaink

Re: The US and Canada

My experience, based on employment both times is that Canada is much more laid back regarding the paperwork and processing, although my experience in Canada is now pushing 15-20 years old, my last...
Jul 28th 2020, 3:45 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Re: Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Thats not good. Why so long do you think? Its already approved, I'm just waiting for them to make and send the cards. In another forum a Russian guy said he got his physical card 17 days after...
Jul 28th 2020, 3:12 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By iaink

Question Anyone recently got their Parole Card (I512/ employment authorization card)?

Howdy all! If you received your advanced parole card / Combo card recently could you let me know how long it took to receive the physical combo card in the mail after you got the approval...
Jun 4th 2020, 2:03 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By iaink

Re: I have succumbed...

Congratulations. Bienvenue au Canada:p


We miss bagged milk. Gallon jugs down south are heavy and unwieldy and dont freeze very well. And very non eco friendly. mind you in SC they recycle...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 4th 2020, 2:00 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,526
Posted By iaink

Re: The lost 8 years

Congratulations, and good luck with the next 8 years! Great read and I can agree with a lot of your pros and cons, but the thunderstorms while spectacular cant really carry a candle to the...
Forum: Canada
May 12th 2020, 2:28 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 12,572
Posted By iaink

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada

To be fair, politics is the number one reason I am mulling a move back to Canada right now.
Forum: Canada
May 9th 2020, 8:08 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 12,572
Posted By iaink

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada

As the poster that raised healthcare in this thread I was certainly not under the impression it is "free" in any way in either Canada or the UK. My point was simply that its a not inconsiderable...
Forum: Canada
May 9th 2020, 8:00 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 12,572
Posted By iaink

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada

That was me, and I was comparing to the US. Hopefully I dont have to explain how abjectly dysfunctional politics there is and how utterly crap Trump is?

Government is relative, sometimes you don't...
Forum: Canada
May 9th 2020, 7:57 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 12,572
Posted By iaink

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada

Well, short winter sunlight hours can aso be also a factor here, but at least most weekends although its cold it will probably be Sunny. Unless you make plans of course, in which case a storm will...
Forum: Canada
May 8th 2020, 8:24 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 12,572
Posted By iaink

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada

I have an HRA (work reimburses a certain annual amount that cant be carried forward) and HSA to which I contribute $x pretax per month and they front me a sum at the start of the year that be carried...
Forum: Canada
May 8th 2020, 4:00 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 12,572
Posted By iaink

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada

Regarding US salaries being higher, although I am paid significantly more, I am not better off. Medical expenses alone here are stupendous, both my monthly insurance copay, and the amount I need to...
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