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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I love this site, so very helpful. I love seeing people who used this site years ago, are now in the USA and they keep coming back to help the new people. Everyone who has ever answered my posts have been very gracious, even though Im sure it had been asked 100 times before.

My question is ... is there a ... Going To Canada immigration site like this one ? If yes, could someone link it for me ?

Thank you !!!


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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VJ is a great community - that's for sure. :thumbs:

Not sure about a going-to-Canada site but I'll bet the answer can be found in the Canadian Forum.

**Moving topic from Off Topic to Canada Regional Discussion.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Not that I saw ... mostly just about the consulates and proceedures.

I have a friend that has fallen for a man from Mexico, and she wants to bring him to Canada. I just figured with all the help here that someone would know another site where she can get some information. Shes looking to a lawyer, they already had one, and the lawyer has messed up already... go figure.


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Would that not go under the usa thread since that is where you are coming FROM and that's usually what the threads are about?


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11-??-2005 : Met Ray in EverQuest2

USCIS
12-26-2009 : Marriage
1-07-2010 : Filed I-130
1-08-2010 : Package Recieved
1-12-2010 : NOA1
3-12-2010 : NOA2
*I-130 was approved in 59 days from NOA1 date.*


NVC
3-19-2010 : NVC Recieved. Case # Assigned
3-22-2010 : E-Mails Given to NVC Operator
3-25-2010 : Received DS-3032 and AOS Bill
3-25-2010 : Applied for EP/DS-3032 e-mailed
3-25-2010 : Pay AOS Bill Online
4-04-2010 : E-mailed I-864
4-08-2010 : EP Accepted/Paid IV Bill
4-12-2010 : E-mailed DS-230
4-16-2010 : All documents accepted at NVC
4-22-2010 : Log in Fail!!
*NVC stage completed in 34 days.*


7-21-2010 : Medical in Toronto
7-26-2010 : INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!
7-28-2010 : Visa received in the mail
8-18-2010 : POE - Ambassador Bridge
9-23-2010 : 2yr Green Card arrived
2-11-2011 : SSN arrived
8-18-2012 : Approx date of removal of conditions

06-2012 : Removal of conditions sent

03-18-12 : 10 year Green Card received!!

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Would that not go under the usa thread since that is where you are coming FROM and that's usually what the threads are about?

:::shrug::: No idea - am so used to everyone coming and not going. :P

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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There is a website, not sure how good it is. The link says the site is down for a couple of days, but check it out !!

http://www.roadtocanada.com/


Met online May 2004

Met in person October 2004

Married February 16, 2010

Submitted I-130 February 22, 2010

NOA 1 March 3, 2010

Touched March 8, 2010

Touched June, 28,2010

RFE June 30, 2010

RFE sent in July 16,2010

RFE received in California July 19, 2010

NOA 2 July 28, 2010

NVC received case file August 3, 2010

NVC case number August 4, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Called NVC to give email addys August 6, 2010

Optin Accepted August 6, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Received AOS bill August 12, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-230 September 24, 2010

Emailed I-864 October 2, 2010

NVC SIF & Approval October 13, 2010

Medical Toronto January 24, 2011

Interview February 14, 2011

P.O.E. Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, February 24, 2011

Biometrics Appointment ?? March 22, 2011

Went to Social Security to find out about card to find out nonexistant March 23,2011

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Probably the best one out there, the only one anyone here ever links to.

Bluebonnet, Canadian immigration is not that hard and the Canada immigration website is just full of clear, concise info.

Oh and one thing - there is no 'fiance' visa for Canada - if she wants him to immigrate they will have to get married.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I gave her the link to Canadian immigration, aswell as the 24 hour phone number. What I was looking for for her was a support site, with some people who have gone through the process already.

Her problem starts with the fact that they hired a lawyer, who sent paperwork to Mexico ... as though that was where her SO was but he wasnt there, he was in Canada with her ... and so the legal nightmare begins.


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I used www.immigration.ca/forum to help with my husband's application for Canadian Permanent residency.

Not as lively as VJ but it worked for me.

Edited by Revenesque

08-31-07: MARRIED!

USCS JOURNEY

04-18-08 : Mailed I-130

05-28-08 : Received NOA2

NVC JOURNEY

08-26-08: Mailed Choice of Agent (DS-3032)

09-19-08: DS-3032 received. Notice to pay IV Application Processing fee

06-08-09: Paid $400 IV fee and $70 AOS fee

12-21-09: Mailed AOS and IV package

12-28-09: Failed Login

01-07-10: Case complete!!!

MONTREAL EMBASSY JOURNEY

03-31-10 : Medical exam

04-27-10 : Interview date

11-12-10 : Received Visa

03-06-11 : USA entry

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I used www.immigration.ca/forum to help with my husband's application for Canadian Permanent residency.

Not as lively as VJ but it worked for me.

Yep, that's what I used as well, and IMO it's much better than roadtocanada (simply b/c it's more active).


K1

------------------------------------

07.12.07 - I-129f petition mailed

07.13.07 - I-129f received by VSC

07.18.07 - NOA1 notice

07.20.07 - check cashed

07.22.07 - touch

11.29.07 - NOA2, waited 140 days

11.30.07 - touch

12.03.07 - NVC Received

12.05.07 - NVC Left

12.10.07 - Consulate Rec'd

12.13.07 - Packet 3 Rec'd

03.13.08 - Packet 3 sent back to Montreal

04.08.08 - eligible for interview

05.13.08 - Packet 4 Rec'd

06.02.08 - Interview!

06.09.08 - Visa in hand!

06.16.08 - move date, POE via Peace Bridge, Buffalo, NY

06.20.08 - civil wedding

AOS

------------------------------------

06.25.08 - AOS package sent

06.30.08 - received in Chicago

07.07.08 - NOA1 for 485 (AOS), 765 (EAD), & 131 (AP), rec'd in mail 07.14.08

07.09.08 - touch on all 3

07.10.08 - check cashed

07.28.08 - case transferred to CSC

08.02.08 - Biometrics

08.03.08 - touch on AOS

08.04.08 - touch on AOS & EAD

08.05.08 - touch on EAD

08.06.08, 08.07.08, 08.21.08, 08.22.08 - touch on AOS

09.03.08 - EAD approved!

09.04.08 - touch on EAD

09.05.08 - EAD card arrives in mail

09.06.08 - AP arrives in mail (no updates online or via email)

09.23.08 - touch on AOS

09.24.08 - welcome letter mailed

09.25.08 - touch on AOS

09.30.08 - AOS approved

10.01.08 - touch on AOS

10.04.08 - Green Card received

------------------------------------

02.21.09 - "real" wedding in Montreal

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Probably the best one out there, the only one anyone here ever links to.

Bluebonnet, Canadian immigration is not that hard and the Canada immigration website is just full of clear, concise info.

Oh and one thing - there is no 'fiance' visa for Canada - if she wants him to immigrate they will have to get married.

While it's technically true that there's no fiance visa, Canada appears to honor common-law marriages, as I believe that's how my friend Ilana brought her boyfriend Dan to Canada; he's already done POE and they're moving from NYC to Toronto June 1. They are neither married nor engaged.


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While it's technically true that there's no fiance visa, Canada appears to honor common-law marriages, as I believe that's how my friend Ilana brought her boyfriend Dan to Canada; he's already done POE and they're moving from NYC to Toronto June 1. They are neither married nor engaged.

True that they do, but from the little bluebonnet said, it doesn't sound like they live together and she never said anything about her friend living in Mexico - pretty hard to claim common law if you aren't/never have been living together.

Plus I doubt the friend would have had the foresight to file taxes as married etc.

Anyway, that's the way I read it.

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True that they do, but from the little bluebonnet said, it doesn't sound like they live together and she never said anything about her friend living in Mexico - pretty hard to claim common law if you aren't/never have been living together.

Plus I doubt the friend would have had the foresight to file taxes as married etc.

Anyway, that's the way I read it.

Excellent points -- I'm not sure my friends filed taxes as married (not sure how common law works in NJ where they used to go to school, but I know NY does not let you become common law married there), but they've been living together for years.


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