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  1. tanchett

    Life works in mysterious ways...

    When I wrote my first blog post in October, I had every intention of continuing to detail every step of our process on this platform. I hoped that it would prove helpful to others and also, that sharing my fears and concerns would help keep me sane. Funny how things don't always go according to plan. If you read my first post, you'll remember that I was at that all-too-familiar stage of doubt. Doubts about why we're doing this, doubts about whether we can. And then - something completely unexpected happened that threw our lives into absolute chaos. So there we were, getting all our documents in order and all the boxes checked before submitting our application. Our WES documents were complete, we'd done better than expected on the IELTS - all was going our way. We'd made a booking for our medicals to be done in Pretoria, with no real concerns for the outcome. Aside from a previous, but treated, heart issue with my husband, my 7-year old son and I were in almost perfect health. How wrong we were. Looking back now, and as crazy as it may sound, we have nothing but our Canadian PR application to thank for saving our son's life. Without it, we would probably not have noticed that something was wrong until it was too late. Within ten minutes of seeing my son, the amazing doctors at Hatmed were able to sense that something was not quite right. To this day I still ask myself, "how could we not have noticed?" What followed was a weeks worth of appointments, MRIs and tests. For the first time in months, our Canadian application wasn't even a thought. Without going into too much of detail, it was eventually discovered that my son had a large, extra-rare type of tumor growing inside his spine. It had probably been growing for years. We had no idea. He presented no previous symptoms - just a healthy, normal little boy. Within the space of two weeks, we had found a specialist, completed his surgery and were on the long road to recovery. It doesn't sound like much as I write it down, but there are no real words to describe the rollercoaster of emotions that we went through during that period. Life, in a sense, stopped. Canada, South Africa - none of it mattered anymore. We were just constantly thankful that we started the process to begin with - without it, we never would have known. Life works in mysterious ways. So where are we now? I'm happy (ecstatic, panicked, stressed out, over the moon) to report that this morning we received our golden e-mail. We submitted our application in December 2017. It's been a long, difficult, life-changing road to get us here and we'll forever be thankful to the long list of people who helped us along the way, who held our hands and wiped our tears when it all got too difficult - who reminded us that it all brought us here. Canada - we're here, we're healthy, we've got so much life to look forward to. We'll be seeing you soon.
  2. I feel like this is a silly question, but I have googled around and I keep getting conflicting information. Do I book a medical now before I submit my Residence Application, or will they ask me for it after I send it all in? If I don't do it, will my application be incomplete? I have 50 days left so if I need to book I want to do it asap and get it done while I wait for Police Clearance to crawl through the system. As a related question, the letter they sent talks about a 'document checklist' which I for the life of me cannot find in the MyCIC. I have found the old one before Express Entry, but I can't find the new one, if there is one? Is my google-fu deserting me, or am I just blind? Could someone please link me to it so I can pull it down and make sure I have it all. I will adore you forever.
  3. PJ&Mariska

    Not all Medicals Received by CHC

    Hi Guys, Need some advise. Our situation is as follow: We got medical requests and did the medicals. The medicals were uploaded but the doctors office. After waiting for a while(2 months) and not hearing anything from VO we submitted a CSE just as a follow up on the mail we sent to them just after doing the medicals(confirming we did the medicals). They replied on our CSE and advised that they have received only the medicals of my wife and daughter but not mine. We mailed them back again after following up with the Doctors office asking them again if everything was uploaded and they confirmed this. I replied to the mail from the VO and advised them that they did upload all the medicals and I also attached the documents confirming that each of our medicals were indeed uploaded. Besides this, what else can I do in this situation? regards, PJ
  4. VanessaJ

    Medicals and extra tests

    Well we went for our medical on the 3rd of June. It was great to hear that we would have the results within two days. The family was cleared as 100% healthy. I wasn't. What I would like to know is if anyone has had a problem with hypertension, in connection with immigration. The doctor told me that it shouldn't be such a huge problem. I have to have a creatine blood test and see a cardiologist. My fear is that something might be wrong with me. Am I overeacting to how strict the process might be or not?