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  2. CDFLY

    NewFoundland advise and questions

    Hi Nelline. Thank you for the message. Sorry for the late reply. I was fortunate enough to get a pilot position in Gander. On week 13 now waiting for our Work Permit to be approved, so hopefully we will be coming to Canada soon! Yes we will definitely buy a car cash, Ive also heard from soomeone, that you can try and speak to a bank manager, pay the bank for the car cash(like a 100%deposit) but finance it, and then you start building credit immediately, not sure if this is possible but we will have a go at that. In the mean time I got a letter from my insurance company in SA that states Ive been with them for x nr of years without a claim, and also now busy to get a verification letter for my drivers license in SA. Just maybe it will help with the license conversion and insurance. We cant wait to get on the plane now, our lives really on hold now, as we live in a small rental apartment, and already sold my wifes car etc. Maybe we are a bit optimistic, but I guess if it falls through its all earthly things we can buy again. Thanks again for the reply. Enjoy your week!
  3. AnelleR2008

    Homeschool

    If you go that route, let me know and I can send you some links to groups
  4. graciax452

    One Way Ticket Requirements - SA Side

    No police clearance is required on exit or landing, on SA side you show your visa/ counterfoil etc to check in and get a boarding pass, at immigration they just stamp your passport. On the Canadian side you provide passports and PR paperwork and goods to follow documentation. Congrats and good luck!
  5. ReneLestan

    Police Clearance 2018

    @BobbyV and @Amy G thanks for the feedback, somewhat reassuring. Sounds like the hold up is in getting police clearances from Cape Town police stations, will see how long it takes from this side then.
  6. Hi All This is my first post here, but I have been following for some time. To start with, just a quick thanks to every one posting on this forum, it has been a great source of information and inspiration. We received our permanent residency visas in October 18. My wife has been able to secure a job in Toronto and we are now scrambling to get everything squared away on this side. We ideally want to purchase one way tickets but have a concern that we might need to produce a police clearance when we fly out on the SA side. The ones we used for our application has already expired. Does anyone know what the requirements are?
  7. BobbyV

    Police Clearance 2018

    We did our police clearance at Midrand police station on 18 July 2018. They were done by 3 August 2018 so the wait was not too bad.
  8. Amy G

    Police Clearance 2018

    Ours took 3 weeks at the Edenvale police station in Joburg last month...
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  11. ReneLestan

    Police Clearance 2018

    @Nelline They can only help if you are able to take your fingerprints with you from the police station, but with the new ruling, they won't allow you to take it, and have to post it themselves using our postal service, and then it gets posted back using this same postal service... Absolute nightmare! We are actually considering flying to Pretoria to avoid the postal service issue from Cape Town to Pretoria and have a friend collect and courier to us. @Talent79 thank you, will definitely give her a call tomorrow. I'm sure there will be some police stations that willl allow us to take our fingerprints with us, and she might be able to find out which ones, or assist us if we fly up to get the prints done. Anyone have recent experience with getting the police clearance done? The Goodwood police station we went to said 2 to 3 months turnaround time...
  12. Talent79

    Police Clearance 2018

    Call Postnet Pretoria CBD and speak to Christa. My wife's PCC was processed with their assistance and it took 10 days....they have connections at the SAPS HQ and are on the same building. You can also email them at the following email address ptacbd@postnet.co.za
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  14. Nelline

    Police Clearance 2018

    Can't Docassist help you Rene?
  15. Feto

    Police Clearance 2018

    Hi Rene, Postal service is not advised... Some of the police stations make use of a courier service at a fee... You will need to get to Pretoria and find a local police station that does take the docs in regularly themselves... You cant apply at the CRC they dont take finger prints... but you can have a friend pick up your police clearance if pre arranged and courier it to you when its done. My wife once had a quick turn around at Midrand... I also had a good experience in Carletonville once... they drive the docs through every Wednesday and dont use the postal service.
  16. ReneLestan

    Police Clearance 2018

    Hi there, Anyone know of a way to expedite a police clearance certificate with the new system in place whereby the police use the postal service? Or has anyone flown to Pretoria to get their PCC and how easy was it to do that? Thanks Rene
  17. Feto

    May 2018 applications/AORs

    Hi @IsabelE, We recieved our acknowledgement of reciept on the 23rd Sep.
  18. hdub07

    RTMC driver license letter

    Thanks! I’ll have a look at them
  19. Chiche

    Application

    Thank you NW18. Much appreciated.
  20. JennyVee

    Homeschool

    @AnelleR2008 Thanks for the idea, that would work. Don't know why I didn't think of it 🤦‍♀️
  21. MelanieJoy

    May 2018 applications/AORs

    We did everything through Postnet and didn't use the VFS courier service. Postnet gave us a form to fill in giving them permission to collect on our behalf. So as soon as our passports were ready, I just gave Postnet a call and they collected for us. Very efficient! Had them back within 10 days
  22. IsabelE

    May 2018 applications/AORs

    What is you AOR @Feto ?
  23. Feto

    May 2018 applications/AORs

    Good Morning, Thank you for the replies @NW18; @IsabelE... We are hopeful still to hear something by month end... Congrats @NadiaE, wish you all the best with the final stretch and planning.
  24. Yes this is true. Just be weary about police clearance rules. Good luck!😀
  25. M-N

    RTMC driver license letter

    Capricorn Expression I think.
  26. NW18

    Application

    I also hold a masters degree but for WES I had to submit my bachelors and masters credentials. Matric won’t be required. You can use their evaluation tool on their website to check your Canadian equivalencies though this is just an indicator.
  27. Well done to you. My wife and I and our two boys (2 and 6) are landing in January 2019. I will shout for advice.
  28. hdub07

    May 2018 applications/AORs

    That warning refers to the Canadian consulates in SA. VFS acts on their behalf, and VFS accept passports couriered to them. I used postnet to send my passports to VFS I paid VFS for sms updates. Didn’t get any updates so don’t bother with that. I also paid for them (VFS) to courier my passport back to me... that was a nightmare. They claimed it was sent on the Monday, but the courier had no idea I even existed until the Thursday so maybe arrange your own courier to fetch your processed document pack.
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