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Hi guys I need some help. My husband and I are wanting to move back to canada he recently was laid off and has no family here so we want to gp back to alberta. We would like to do the whole process there understand that he cant work or leave if we do this in canada which is fine. We have been looking all over and I have tried calling the visa office CBSA and I am getting no answers. We want tp travel by car. We need to know what to say to border agents qhat to bring. We want to leave asap. Anyone who has done something similar your input is greatly appreciated


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Just like with the USA, he can't just move to Canada. I suggest putting things in storage and having him come to visit you for 6 months while you're doing paperwork. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index-can.asp (spouse http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/spouse.asp) The Canadian immigration website is pretty good at telling you what you need and I've always found their helpline to be actually helpful.

From what I remember, if your spouse is living in Canada with you, it takes about 6 months for the initial application. After that period of time they will send him a work visa. Then it takes 10-12 months for the US side of the application to go through.

also check out http://www.roadtocanada.com/forums/index.php


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Actually he can just move to Canada with her, when you get to the border they will send you inside. Canada offers you the ability to apply from inside which takes longer or outside of Canada.

Here's a link to from when Colleens moved back home http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/367247-only-3-more-sleeps/page-2.


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I just spoke with cic and they did give me the info. They told me to bring our marriage certificate and a police certificate thats it shouldnt have any ossues. This really makes me happy!


Filed I-751: December 29 2012
Rec NOA1: January 7 2013
Biometrics:January 25 2013

Green card approved: June 17 2013
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Ah as I understood it my husband couldn't bring up his things until afterward, but then when were looking into it seriously we weren't married yet either. :) I'm glad CIC were able to get you the info you needed... :) YAY!


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I just cant believe that its that simple. Unbelievable since this whole process moving to the states was such a long expensive process full of headaches. Ill finally be back with my family!


Filed I-751: December 29 2012
Rec NOA1: January 7 2013
Biometrics:January 25 2013

Green card approved: June 17 2013
OH CANADA OH CANADA YOU ARE SO FINE. OH CANADA OH CANADA YOU BLOW MY MIND

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When my ex-husband came here to be with me, he just drove here, carrying all his things in his car. We weren't married at the time though. Told the border agents basicaly Hi, I'm coming to get married and live with my girlfriend. they gave him a visa that they stappled inside his passport giving him a couple of months to be in canada. He paid duties on the things he was carrying with him and that was it. We got married one or two months later and filled for permanent residency. Normally, it's true that you can't just stay in canada like that while waiting on a visa, but in the case of married people, they allow it, or so they did when we filled in 2005. it took exactly one year from the filling time to the interview.

And now I'm in love with another american and I'm the one moving. I must have a masochistist strike in me or something to go through immigration again XD. I wish I could be with him while waiting on the visa, like it's the case for in canada though :(


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Oh... btw, if things are the same now as they were before, you will be needing a police record (WITH fingerprints) for him from the fbi. Do it as soon as you can, as it took a couple of months for us to receive it. It delayed us quite a bit, just waiting for it to arrive.


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My manager at Canadian Tire was from Boston and from marriage to getting his permanent residency it took him 2 years. It took almost a year (back then it was longer - they've shortened the wait time for those already in Canada) just to get his work visa.


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Well from the marriage, it was 1 year and a half for us, but it tooks us 6 months to send the package. Took forever to get our marriage certificate and his police record ><


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I-129f sent - 2013/02/27 I-485 sent - 2013/12/17

NOA1 - 2013/03/05 NOA- 2013/12/24

NOA2 -2013/07/09 (126 days (4 months and 4 days) from NoA1) Biometrics- 2014/01/22 at Metairie, LA

Packet 3 mailed - 2013/08/02 NOA - Approved!!! 2014/08/28

Packet 4 received - 2013/08/12

Interview scheduled -2013/09/11

POE - 2013/09/20 (By car at Highgate/Vermont)

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I'm pretty happy with my US timeline :)

We'll have to save save save for retirement if we want to retire in Canada tho. :) (he likes the idea of Vancouver... /headdesk)


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Oh yea the cic agent told us bring a police certificate and our marriage certificate so I will for sure be getting the police certifcate soon!!


Filed I-751: December 29 2012
Rec NOA1: January 7 2013
Biometrics:January 25 2013

Green card approved: June 17 2013
OH CANADA OH CANADA YOU ARE SO FINE. OH CANADA OH CANADA YOU BLOW MY MIND

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The police certificate takes the longest in most cases. Pull that as soon as you can. The inland applications are much nicer than the US system in most cases, though you have to be committed to wait. :/


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If you apply for PR via the outland method, it does tend to go quicker than the inland method. We got my US husband's PR after 10 months. This was back in 2009-2010. I know a couple now who we doing outland and I think have already passed their 10 month mark and are still waiting! They mentioned something about a strike. Your husband will need a medical exam along with the FBI fingerprints.


http://www.canadavisa.com was a lifesaver for me when we went through the process. Maybe it'll help you too :)


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Oh yea we will get the medical done in canada I looked up the list of doctors in canada there are more choices then when I moved to the states. I am getting so excited. We are starting the process to get the police certificate on monday. Then of course we already have the marroage certificate so we will be ready then we can start the process as soon as we get back to edmonton!!!! The thought of being back home makes me so happy. I really never liked it here especially with my hubby having no family here


Filed I-751: December 29 2012
Rec NOA1: January 7 2013
Biometrics:January 25 2013

Green card approved: June 17 2013
OH CANADA OH CANADA YOU ARE SO FINE. OH CANADA OH CANADA YOU BLOW MY MIND

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