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I arrived at Pearson at 3:00pm on Jan 3 2019. My original flight was at 7:40pm. I got their early because I thought that my clearance through Customs & Border Protection (CBP), might take a few hours and I also wanted to see if I can get on an earlier flight. Since I had an IR-1, I did not have to get a photo receipt at the Kiosk before approaching CBP. The line was a little long, not too bad, but slower than usual, perhaps the holidays may have affected that. Anyways, as I approached, I gave my the officer the Visa side on my passport and he just started asking me normal stuff, that they ask b4 they let u enter. Before answering the first question I told him that this was my first time crossing with an IR-1. He was surprised and then asked me about the packet. I told him it was all electronic now. He then took me to the secondary inspection room. In the room another officer asked me about the packet and I said the same thing. He asked if they gave me any documents and I showed him the Welcome to USA doc, he asked to borrow it and if I could write my intended address on the back. He was gone for quite a bit, but he didn't seem like he knew what to do, because he also mentioned to me, 'this electronic stuff is all new, I have to figure out what to do', and he asked his colleague and supervisor , "so what do we do exactly," I was amused. His colleague said that ur just gonna double check the info online and then admit her and then she's done. He then called me over to his booth, and said everything looks good, he explained how the visa is used in travel and how my green card might take 6-8 weeks to be delivered since they are experiencing backlog. After that he said congratulations, your good to go! Also, I was able to get on an earlier flight
Hi everyone, I would just like to say, I am so thankful to everyone who posts here on VJ, it has helped my husband and I a lot. Here are my 2 cents! Background I recommend booking online through their website or even calling to find a date that works for you if online you can't find a suitable time. I called initially, since I did not know about the online booking process. The secretary is very sweet and she was going to give me Dec 5, because that was the most recent availability but then she said a spot opened up for Dec 3. Therefore it doesn't hurt to call and ask as well for an appointment. Note I booked my appointment as soon as I received my appointment letter which was Nov 9 and thats the earliest opening I got. Before arriving make sure you have: Passport Immunization record (yellow card, if u don't have yellow card call ur local municipality health department and pick it up. Go to your family dr to review if u are up to date on vaccines) Case # (Appointment Letter) - email printout will suffice anything that is mentioned on their website debit/cash of approx $360 (you pay separately at each step of the exam i.e., x-ray, blood lab, dr's office) The Exam Process I had my medical exam today in Maple, ON (Vaughan /Richmond Hill) with Dr. Ian. My appointment time was 11:15 am. In the morning's the parking lot is full (it is free) and i circled around for about 5 mins after i decided to park outside the plaza on side road. The waiting room was already filled and I was there by 10:45 am. The secretary called me up at 11:15am, asked for the items I was required to bring and scanned them. She did not take the passport photos I brought even though I asked about them. Instead she took a photo of me on the office camera and uploaded it. She asked for a payment of $260. She also asked about my intended US address, so make sure you know that. I recommend confirming your phone number, so u can be notified of your package. I entered Dr. Ian's office at 11:45am, and it was quick from there. He is a very nice man. He had a light conversation with me about where I am going in the States, if I have family there. He checked my immunization record, asked about any medication I am on, any major surgeries and then he checked my vitals (Blood pressure and heart). That was it and then it just took time for him to enter all the vaccine data into the computer. He then told me to pick up my package in 1 week. Dr then gave me papers and directed me to the x-ray lab and blood lab which are both on the first floor. By 12:05pm, I went to the blood lab to get that done and the urine sample. That costed around $30. I was called in for blood work at 12:25pm. The nurse drew 1 tiny tube of blood and then I went to give the urine sample. (Note: I asked for you all wondering, because I was curious too; for women on their period, you can still give a urine sample, supposedly Dr's can tell that its mensuration blood, so it doesn't interfere with the results. But perhaps it may be better to book around your cycle anyway if you don't want to deal with that.) At 12:39 pm, I was waiting in the x-ray office (it was not packed, thank God). That costed about $70. I was called to go change in the dressing room. I asked to confirm for a female technician (because I am a practicing Muslim). She took one pose and that was it. I was done for the day at 1pm. Let me know if you have any questions and Good luck!
SMK 89 posted a topic in CanadaAre any K1 applicants from Ontario Canada? Or are you at a point where you are about to complete your Interview in Montreal? I requested my police check which took over a month to get from my local police. To my surprise, my clearance certificate or "Police Information Check" was a photocopy of the form I completed by hand at the police station with the back of that form also hand completed by the station stating everything all searches were "negative" there is also an embossed seal stamped on the form. So yes, all of this is correct and as expected since I have no record but I'm worried that this looks too informal even though this is the only police certificate other than a finger print generated one they give (which I believe is only needed if you DO have a record). Does any one else's local police complete Police Checks the same way???? Did anyone else receive a form like this as the final certificate of clearance? Did Montreal accept it? Montreal won't answer my questions since I don't have an NVC Case #. The front of the form does say that I am authorizing them to check CPIC and the "national criminal records depository"... I just don't want to get to a point where I am at the interview and this doesn't suffice... and all the examples i've seen online from Canadians have different looks depending on which province or town they were requested from...
Hello, My American wife and I (a Canadian in the spouse based visa process) are getting close to the end of the process. We both live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and will be likely moving to a suburb of Indianapolis in the summer. My wife is going to establish domicile soon. We are filling out my paperwork and will either submit it in this weekend or next week before waiting for our consulate visit which will be in the next 1 to 3 months we've been told. In the meantime, we need to start booking a moving van/company to transport our stuff. We want a company that can move our stuff on and off the vehicle, move a 2 bedroom's apartment worth of stuff, drive it over the border with our forms, and hold it in a facility of some kind in case we need to wait a few weeks or a month while any final details are sorted out. Any recommendations of moving companies from the Toronto area to Indiana? Should I start booking a moving company 4 months out even though we have not finished the process? Thanks.