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  2. Hilmarie

    Police Clearance

    I have been asked to send certified copies of my passport together with my fingerprints for the PCC application. @Flyfish and @M-N, I assume DocAssist asked you for this as well? How did you get your ID/passport copies certified? Canadian police officer?
  3. Hilmarie

    Police Clearance

    Thank you @Flyfish and @M-N! Where did you guys have your fingerprints taken? Can it be any finger printing service in Canada? @GoDz85, yes you need PCCs for your work permit application.
  4. Today
  5. Flyfish

    Flight Tickets

    Hi @Deidre We also got return tickets on KLM as they were cheaper and as we got closer to the return date we managed to get a refund for the return tickets. Good luck and welcome.
  6. Deirdre

    Flight Tickets

    Thank you for the info 🙂 - I did notice there is little or no difference fee wise
  7. sueannejoe

    Flight Tickets

    Hi @Deirdre congratulations! I did the same as @LidiaS77 and booked a return flight, as it was much cheaper than a one-way. I also never used the return flight.
  8. LidiaS77

    AIPP - Documents Needed

    For PR we used our handwritten marriage certificate with no problems. I needed my unabridged birth certificate to prove relation to family in Canada, but my husband didn't need his at all - adults don't need them (but children do). It is best to have these documents though as they might be needed in the future. We used DocAssist to get ours and they did it much faster - we applied for my, my husband and my dad's unabridged birth certificates at the same time and only used DocAssist for mine and my dad's (as my husband's wasn't needed). My and my dad's certificates were ready in a few weeks and my husband's wasn't ready after 9 months, at which point we used DocAssist again to get it just before we left (after we've already received our PR).
  9. LidiaS77

    Flight Tickets

    Hi @Deirdre, You can book either return or one-way. One way won't be a problem since having PR means you intend to permanently reside in Canada and there is no condition of having to go back to SA (like with other types of visas). We booked return flights since they were cheaper than one-way tickets for the route and airline that we preferred. We just never used the return part and didn't have any problems. On some airlines (e.g. sometimes Emirates) one-way tickets could be cheaper than return tickets but in many cases return tickets are cheaper.
  10. GoDz85

    AIPP - Documents Needed

    Thank so much. The document checklist doesn't state that we need unabridged birth certificates or unabridged marriage certificate but Im just worried when it comes to applying for PR.
  11. Deirdre

    Flight Tickets

    When approved for PR - do we have to book return flight tickets or one way for the family?
  12. GoDz85

    Police Clearance

    Good day, With regards to work permits. Does one need PCC? Thanks in advance
  13. GoDz85

    PCC - Visa Logistics

    Good day all, Has anyone used Visa Logistics to get police clearance certificates? What do they charge? Thank you so much
  14. PhilipCX

    Travel and personal history

    Hi @LislB Congrats with your ITA, it's an awesome feeling. We filled in the actual dates, thus leaving and entering on the same date, I'd rather be accused of being thick than being untruthful 🤣. They will probably verify this in our security check anyways. I believe you should fill in all the fields that you've mentioned in your PR application, thus if you've claimed points for education, then you need to submit an ECA report. So on the housewife question, I cannot really comment, but I suspect you should have selected "Unemployed" but maybe someone else can help you out? Good luck with everything. Cheers
  15. LislB

    Travel and personal history

    Good morning! We received our ITA on Tuesday 20 August and it has been a whirlwind of emotions! Now that we have started filling in our PR application online I have some questions. (I have searched but can't seem to find the answers...) Firstly regarding travel history. Looking in our passports, there are a few times where we left one foreign country and entered the next foreign country on the same day. Will CIC accept this or should I change the second date (the arrival date)? For example, we left Amsterdam on the 23rd December and arrived in Dublin on the 23rd of December. Secondly, spouse (that's me) personal history. We have not included my work history in the separate work history section but I know I need to include it in the personal history section. That being said, when opening the personal history section it already has my degree (education) which I completed Dec 2004. That is more than 10 years ago. Should I fill in all the personal history in between then and now? Also regarding the personal history, I have spent a large period of time being a housewife which I have put in as Homemaker - position housewife. But what should I put as the company name for this? "Our house"? Hoping that someone can help me.
  16. Yulande

    Any Medical Technologists Out There?

    I'd like to know if there are any Medical Technologists in this group who have successfully immigrated to Canada. I've done some research and even tried to apply for jobs but I'm told that I need to obtain CSMLS certification. This would be a rather massive and expensive undertaking. I'm hoping there are others out there that have secured jobs prior to being CSMLS certified, and obtained certification whilst working (in Canada). If you have managed this please let me know where you searched for jobs or how you went about the whole process of obtaining your CSMLS certification. I'm looking at settling in British Columbia at this stage. Much appreciated! Yulande
  17. Yesterday
  18. Kitcat

    PR application taking longer than six months

    The unknown is definitely the hardest part, but the way I kept trying to see it was "no news is good news" - they can't just outright reject an application and if they have an issue they are obligated to first send you a procedural fairness letter to ask for an explanation or give you an opportunity to clear things up, and as you're already this far along, I am sure it will all be fine. Just have to keep the faith that you've done your best and it will all work out. I am also not sure how I survived 16 long months - I do have a bit of a nervous twitch now though, haha Our first and biggest mistake was using an agent - so I honestly would not recommend this route, so don't stress about that. Good luck, and please keep us posted when you hear some good news!
  19. T3ZA

    PR application taking longer than six months

    Hi @Kitcat So I'm a normal FSW Express Entry Applicant. AOR: 27 Dec2018 & my application is still in the Ottawa office where it's being processed. My eligibility is being reviewed, criminality, biometrics (Feb2018) and medicals done and passed (Feb2018). Security not started. Nothing specific on eligibility, I wish I knew more. Min CRS Score: 449, CRS Score: 479 - So I have all the points I applied for. Ya the limbo and waiting is really frustrating, but I hope I have some feedback soon. I don't know how you managed to wait so long, but at least you have it now . Well hopefully something comes through by end of the month. Will try the MP route end of the month. I didn't use an immigration agency, maybe I should have...?
  20. Kitcat

    PR application taking longer than six months

    Hey @T3ZA, I'm sorry to hear that you are waiting so long for your visa. Are you straight Federal Skilled Worker or do you have provincial nomination? Do you know which visa office your application is being processed in? Our agent supposedly contacted her local MP, but I really don't think it was worth it - they don't really gain much more info than you would have phoning the CIC yourself. If you do phone the CIC be very specific about the questions that you ask - is eligibility passed? Is security passed? where is my application currently being processed? etc. In your GCMS notes, what does it say under eligibility? Does it show anything specific that they want to review? Under the CRS points section, have they awarded you all the points that you have claimed? In our case we got an additional document request about our marriage certificate, but no other inquiries from them. Under eligibility it said "review required" but nothing specific mentioned that needed to be reviewed, so it was super frustrating as we couldn't even send additional documents to try answer their concerns. We basically just had to sit and wait for an answer. Our file was initially processed in Ottawa, which is where the problems seem to have begun, and it basically just appeared to sit there gathering dust for many months. It was only once the file moved to Pretoria in March this year that things finally started to move. Good luck! I really hope you hear good news very soon! The limbo is no fun at all!
  21. T3ZA

    PR application taking longer than six months

    Hi all, Well it seems I'm now part of the 6month+ group, as I'm currently sitting at nearly 8months. I have phoned IRCC (twice) and all they tell me is a review is required and security not started. I ordered GCMS notes in May (received June2019) and it said "Documents set for review". It seems nothing has been done since May. @Kitcat you seem to be the one who has the most knowledge/experience. Any tips or info? I was going to email an MP in Canada, I saw on another forum people emailing an MP to try get more info or their application tended to. ...did this help you? Really feels like they leave the application after a certain point and just tend to the more recent ones. 😕
  22. Nelline

    AIPP - Documents Needed

    I don't believe you need unabridged birth or marriage certificates - does the document checklist actually state that for AIPP? The straightforward version should be fine?
  23. Last week
  24. Flyfish

    Police Clearance

    We have just received our permanent residence and used docassist. They were very quick and just in time. No need to have them apostilled/attested in our case.
  25. GoDz85

    AIPP - Documents Needed

    Thank you so much! Another question, with regards to the work permits, what documents are required? Thanks again
  26. PhilipCX

    AIPP - Documents Needed

    Hi @GoDz85 Unabridged birth and marriage certificates are through the Department of Home Affairs and this is NOT quick unfortunately, I'm not sure if Docassist or one of these companies can actually do it any faster? Police clearance are through your local SAPS office, pretty straightforward and costs about R140. Our SAPS told me 6-8 weeks and that is exactly how long it took both times. I believe there is a Postnet in Pretoria situated across from the office that issues the clearance certificates who can help, but not sure at what cost and if it speeds up the process. Hope this helps
  27. GoDz85

    AIPP - Documents Needed

    Good day all, We are moving along quite quickly with regards to the AIPP. I am just worried that we need supporting documents that we currently don't have. Please can you assist me with the required documents that we need for the AIPP program? Unabridged birth certificates? Unabridged marriage certificate? Police clearance certificates? Thanks so much
  28. Guest

    Trouble getting approved

    I've tried to join the site, but every time I try to log on, the message "approval pending" is shown. Can someone please assist?
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