Applying for PR

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Subject: Applying for PR
  Hello,

My wife and I have PR for the past 1 year and will be moving to Canada in October. We have a new born baby who is a US citizen. I know that I have to apply for a PR for the baby only from Canada. My questions are

1. Until I apply and get the PR can the baby stay with us in Canada ?
If yes....
2. As a US citizen does the baby need anything else other than the US passport ?
3. Once I stay in Canada for 3 months I guess i will get my medical insurance ? Will the baby get medical insurance or do I need to pay in full until the baby gets its own PR card.
4. What is the normal timeframe for getting a PR for the baby if applied in Toronto, CA.

Any help is appretiated.

Thnx.

Regards,
rick

[08-01-2007,12:55]
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rick
Applying for baby's PR (in reply to: Applying for PR)
Yes, you will have to apply for PR for your baby, and you do have to do that once you are living in Canada. I can´t imagine that any Immigration Officer at the border would deny your baby entry to Canada with his parents who are Permanent Residents, especially because you have no other option for applying for PR for the child. Yes, your baby needs a passport, and it might be helpful to get the medical exam done (by a Designated Medical Practitioner - see the CIC website for Dr´s in your area in the States) before you bring your child to Canada. Also, I´d suggest you get as much of the application filled out as possible and pay your fees online so you can show your receipt at the border. Yes, you and your wife will have your health benefits once you come to Canada - there´s a good chance your child might also be covered, but it will depend on the Province in which you intend to reside. You can research this once you arrive in Canada.
[08-01-2007,18:54]
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Oromum
Applying for baby's PR (in reply to: Applying for PR)
Oh, sorry. Normal timeline on an inland application for PR is 12-18 months. The application is submitted to the Case Processing Center in Vegreville, AB. And, I noticed reading back that you intend to live in Ontario. My understanding is that OHIP will issue benefits once they have verification that the medical results are received and that you have been approved as a sponsor. Unfortunately, if you file an inland application it will be difficult to get verification that you´ve been approved as a sponsor - normally you hear nothing from CPC-V until after Approval in Principle which is 9-10 months into the process. Since only one of you would be required to be in Canada to sponsor your child, you might consider whether one of you can come to Canada and the other stay behind in the States with the baby for the 3-5 months it will take to finalize an outside application through Buffalo. Then your child can come to Canada as a PR in only a few months and you can avoid all the waiting of an inland ap and the issues with healthcare.
[08-01-2007,19:08]
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Oromum
(in reply to: Applying for PR)
Hi Oromum,

Unfortunately we both have to come to Canada. My wife cannot stay back. So the only option i have is to wait for 18 months after applying for inland PR. Where can I find more information whether my new born will be convered for medical expense in Toronto, Canada.

Thnx.

rick

[11-01-2007,14:58]
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rick
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