Settling In

Now that we've arrived, what do we need to know?

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  4. So you just landed...and you hate it here. What now? 1 2 3

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  5. Cultural differences and fitting in 1 2 3

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  6. Citizenship Timeline 1 2 3 4 29

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  9. Now that we're on the medical program...

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  10. Renewal of South African passports 1 2 3 4 6

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  11. Dubbele Burgerskap-Dual Citizenship 1 2 3 4

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  13. South African expat tax law

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  14. Settling in before arrival

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  15. Newcomer Car Insurance

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  16. Last Will & Testament 1 2

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  18. PR card

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • Annelisef
      Hi! Is there anyone that has entered the SINP In demand Occupation that went over with a relative already in SK? How long do you have to submit documents before your ITA expires? What docs did you need to prove that they were a relative?  My cousin is currently in SK so I applied for my dad and uncle's birth certificates but we're doing the application on my husband's NOC.  We only applied the beginning of Dec and it takes 3 months for the certificates to be ready, can I open my account already or should I wait.. TIA!
    • Deirdre
      @OHCANADAAA We called them about a month ago, the lady explained that they will not give out any info regarding the application, the process where it is at etc She said only AFTER receiving the golden email will they be of any help over the phone We also emailed the PTA VO this week and got the same response as usual - application in process
    • sueannejoe
      Hi @RuanG I used U-Bag and their service was fantastic so I would highly recommend them for this type of shipment.
    • OHCANADAAA
      Have any of you tried calling the PTA visa office? What was your experience? I found some contact details fro them here: https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/southafrica-afriquedusud/contact-contactez.aspx?lang=eng But it seems they close at 1:30pm on a Friday...
    • OHCANADAAA
      Thanks @CorrieB! Our application is in Pretoria. We've emailed the Pretoria branch and just get a generic response back. I think we'll try calling them. Not sure if there is any real correlation but it seems that applications processed in Ottawa are being processed quite a bit faster.