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Subject: inquiry
I heard that you have to stay for atleast one year contineous leagal stay in US to apply immigration Visa for Canada from Buffalo office in the skilled workers category. Can someone confirm?

Thanks

[27-06-2008,04:37]
[**.187.206.143]
Tanveer
(in reply to: inquiry)
Yes, if you are not applying from your home country then you have to be in the other country for at least 1 year to submitt applcation from that country. Legal or i llegal, i have no information but 1 year clause is 100% confirmed.
[27-06-2008,11:54]
[***.50.205.242]
Mike
(in reply to: inquiry)
"you have to be in the other country for at least 1 year to submitt applcation from that country"

That is not correct. You only have to have a visa for 1 year, not stayed for one year prior to applying. You can apply the day you landed in a country, as long as you have a valid visa for one year for that country.

Ray

[27-06-2008,12:44]
[**.137.24.97]
Ray Masa
(in reply to: inquiry)
Well, i do not agree with Ray Masa, therefore please verify the information through other sources as well. I strongely belive that you have to be physically present in the country for 1 year. One year visa means nothing because 1, 2 or 3 years visas are generally the visit visas. H1 is for 3 years extendable for another 3 years. If you arrive in a country on visit visa you are usually granted a stay for 6 months so you leave or extend your stay after 6 months no matter if you have visa for one yaer or 10 year. So its not the visa, it is the physical presence in the country. Anyways, wait for more feedback from Sharon or Roy. Ray masa has completely confused me otherwsie i am 100% sure that it is the physical presence not the visa only.
[27-06-2008,18:18]
[***.50.205.242]
Mike
(in reply to: inquiry)
you need to be lawfully admitted to Canada for a minimum of 1 full year. The assumption is that you would be in Canada during that 1 year.

6 plus a possible extension of 6 is not admitted for 1 year. it is admitted for 6 months.

[27-06-2008,19:49]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
confusion in inquiry (in reply to: inquiry)
I think Sharon miss judged the question. This inquiry is for the person who came to US on H1 or Work Visa and now he wants to apply for Canadian immigration from US Buffalo office.
[27-06-2008,20:18]
[**.187.206.143]
Tanveer
(in reply to: inquiry)
in which case, you must be lawfully admitted into the US for 1 year to be eligible to apply through Buffalo. Before they do this, they should check processing times at their home embassy. The wait may be less!
[27-06-2008,22:03]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
(in reply to: inquiry)
Spend One year in USA and then you are eligible to apply otherwise you can not apply. This is 100 % confirmed. Ray Masa is not providing the right information. For example you enter USA today dated June 27th, 08. You can apply for immigraion only after June 28th, 09, not before that because USA is not your home country. Rule applies to any other country not only USA, other than your own.
[27-06-2008,22:25]
[**.251.66.96]
Mike
(in reply to: inquiry)
Mike, please verify the rules. I believe you are incorrect.
[27-06-2008,23:25]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon
New Inquiry (in reply to: inquiry)
Is there Fast processing queuy for IT professionals. OR any new rules for IT professionals regarding immigration to Canada.
[27-06-2008,23:41]
[**.187.206.143]
Tanveer
(in reply to: inquiry)
there are some new rules coming out for skilled workers who have applied after Feb 28, 2008. We don´t know the details as yet but those skills that are in dire need in Canada are going to make their way to the top of the pile.

That list of skills has not yet been published.

However - investigate some of the PNP programs. Certain IT sectors do not require labour market opinions.

[28-06-2008,00:21]
[**.155.160.37]
Sharon