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    • ddddddd
      Thought I'd give an update. Citizenship Applied: 23 Feb 2021   AOR: 11 Aug 2021   Application "In Progress" on 12 August 2021...   Background done: 17 Sept 2021   Test Invite: 06 Oct 2021 Test Window: 12 Oct - 02 Nov 2021   Passport Request done: 07 Oct 2021   Test done: 12 Oct 2021   Waiting for Oath invitation.
    • ZAtoCD
      Hey everyone! Just posting this to see if anyone has received PPR (finalization) from South Africa this year? Any FSW Outlanders who've seen activity at Pretoria VO for stamping? Thanks!
    • Reds
      Sample_of_Affidavit.pdf Hi Gerhard 1) Sorry, I am not sure about that one as I applied for my little girl so she didn't need fingerprints, but the South African Consulate site says the below, so I would imagine you send the envelope and request to them following the directions below: http://www.southafrica-canada.ca/regular-south-african-passports-c55-processing-fee/. I believe you may be able to pick one up, depending on their Covid restrictions, you may have to make an appointment, just be mindful of their opening times.   2) I used an ExpressPost envelope as that was requested for in the Child's Passport section, I chose A4, as we also applied that for retention of citizenship so I just went with that option. 3) For the affidavit, attached is the sample that I got off the Consulate website for our Citizenship Retention which had the exact same requirement, you have to fill it in, print it and take it with you to a Notary Public, who will witness you sign and notarize it, as it is a Sworn Declaration/Oath that you are taking. I would suggest that if you are doing this affidavit for a child, that both parents sign this. I created a version where I put in a place for my husband and I to sign, but the rest of the wording remained the same (aside from changing I to we, etc.)   I hope this helps!  
    • GerhardSA
      Hi Everyone. Hope you all are well.  I have a couple of questions and would very much like some opinions here as I cannot seem to find great information on the web.   1. When applying for the B-9 form (fingerprints), where to I send that envelop and request letter? Or, can I go to the Consulate-General in Toronto and pick it up there?  2. The return of passports envelope (self addressed), is there a specific size that should be ? Do I assume that I can submit this in person with my application for the passports.   3. I am applying for my kids as well as my own (so 3 passports) to be renewed. That "Notarized sworn affidavit stating that no other citizenship has been acquired" , can that just be me writing a letter indicating I have not applied for this (and one of these each for the kids passports), or does it need to be some sort of official document (not talking about that "BI 529 – Determination of citizenship" document that needs to be submitted as well.    Thanks Everyone
    • Carina
      Hi Everyone, We received our PR at the start of 2020 and activated in July 2020. With all the covid-craziness we decided to stay at our current jobs (in Seychelles). We are planning on settling permanently in Calgary towards the middle-end of 2022. Now for the curveball... I recently found out that I'm pregnant. Since we don't live in SA and considering our occupations, doing the child-sponsorship option is not really feasible for us and we're not keen on spending up to 2 months apart for this process. But we are also not able to move over now to have the baby in Canada due to ongoing training and responsibilities with our current employers. So our other option is going over temporarily and then coming back here until we can move over permanently. I've been looking at registering for Alberta Health, but seems you have to prove that you're a resident by giving some form of proof of address. Is there anyone here who was in a similar position and went to Canada specifically just to have a baby without staying there permanently afterwards? Hoping someone here had a similar situation and can give some insights!