Few urgent Concerns

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Subject: Few urgent Concerns
  Hi all.I am a new entrant to this forum. Would request you all to help me with a few concerns.
1. My fiancee is landing in Canada next month on a PR. Just wanted to know how does a new immigrant get his PR card? Does he have to file an application or it is an automated process. Also is there any way in which we can expediete the PR process for a first time applicant
2. We plan to get married soon so one question that comes to my mind is should i join him to Canada on a visitors visa and then get married there or should he come back after his PR card and then we get married?
3. Say we get married after he attains his PR card - can i go with him on Visitors visa and then apply for a PR from Canada or should we apply for a spousal case from India?
Really looking forward to your replies to my concerns.

[27-10-2009,09:51]
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Sara
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
apply outland from India - much faster. chances are poor that you will be given a visitors visa so plan for a wedding in India
[27-10-2009,11:30]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
hey Sharon . Thanks for your revert . However can you please help me understand that process for PR card for the new immigrant ( forms/documentation required etc at the time of landing) and any way in which my fiancee can get the PR card process expedieted as its my brothers marriage after 25 days of his landing.
[27-10-2009,14:28]
[***.162.22.11]
Sara
Few urgent Concerns (in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
I dont think that new immigrant after June 2002, would need to apply for PR card. Permanent Resident Card will be issued to them as part of their immigration process and they will get PR card before landing into Canada. So, in your case, I don´t know why he already does not have a PR card? Pls specify.

Bash

[28-10-2009,00:51]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
Hi ...the new immigrant gets teh PR card only after landing and providing the address for canada and this process normally takes about 30-60 days. The details of the same is there on the CIC website. Incase if there is some other process,i am not aware and i thought this is how it works...Kindly lemme know
[28-10-2009,01:03]
[***.162.22.11]
Sara
Few urgent Concerns (in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
Then in this case, you might want to apply for PR on URGENT BASIS .

You require urgent processing of your Permanent Resident Card application

If you have not mailed your application:

Complete your application as instructed in How to apply for your Permanent Resident Card on this page.

Include a photocopy of your travel tickets or e-ticket with your application, and write “Urgent—Proof of travel included” on your envelope. An agent from the processing centre will examine your application quickly. Your travel itinerary or e-ticket will only be accepted as proof of travel if you also include proof of payment.

If you sent your application by courier or registered mail:

If it has been longer than the “received up to” date posted on our website and you have not yet received your card, please send us the following information by fax at 514-496‑8670:

* the date you mailed your application, the company you used, the date it was received and the confirmation number
* a photocopy of your plane, bus, train or boat ticket (if not available, then a travel itinerary or e-ticket with proof of payment)
* your surname and given name
* your client ID number (if available)
* your date of birth
* your home address
* your daytime telephone number (this is the number at which CIC will call you about your request for urgent processing) and
* your email address (if applicable).

We will examine your request and contact you within two business days to inform you whether it is possible to speed up the process.

If you sent your application by regular mail:

If it has been longer than the “received up to” date posted on our website since you submitted your application and you have not yet received your card, you may mail a new application, including:

* a photocopy of your plane, bus, train or boat ticket (if not available, then a travel itinerary or e-ticket with proof of payment)
* all supporting documents (you will have to replace pictures and certified copies)
* a photocopy of your receipt of payment form (IMM 5401) or electronic receipt and
* an explanation letter with your personal information, client ID number and the reason you are re-sending your application.

Also:

* write “Urgent—Proof of travel included” on your envelope
* use registered mail or a courier service (optional).

Or:

* you can apply for a Travel Document at a Canadian Mission abroad.

For more information, please contact the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/pr-card/apply-how.asp#urgent

Hope this will help...

Good luck!!
Bash


[28-10-2009,01:07]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
Hey Bash

The above process applies for returning residents, or whose PR card has expired.
We are looking for information for New PR Card application and how to expedit the process. The website clearly says that for new immigrant the PR card is issued automatically.
Thanks



[28-10-2009,02:14]
[***.163.16.100]
Sara
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
Sara:

Your fiance will complete the necessary forms for his PR card when he lands. He will have to provide the immigration officer with a Canadian address for it to be sent to. Because he is returning to India, there is a chance that the IO will instead give him a form to complete when he moves to Canada permanently.

The card normally takes a couple of weeks to a month or thereabouts. However, even if your fiance is required to wait to apply, he will still have proof that he is a landed PR (the canceled visa in his passport). There is no way I am aware of to expedite the process.

Maybe someone here can clarify how he would be eligible to return to Canada without the card. Driving across the border is no problem, but by air I believe it is required. I think there is a form he can complete at his embassy, but the card will only be sent within Canada.

It is always tricky to land and not stay. For obvious reasons immigration doesn´t look too kindly on it, but if your sweetie has legitimate reasons to return to India temporarily, it usually isn´t a problem.

Good luck.

[28-10-2009,07:56]
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wannabecanadian
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)


Well, if he somehow could not get his PR card before your bro marriage and he really wanted to attend the wedding, he might go back home and could apply for a Travel Document at a Canadian Mission abroad in order to return back to Canada...but I think the best thing to do is to wait for the PR card and then travel. Better safe than sorry...

Bash


[28-10-2009,09:07]
[**.237.178.212]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
Thanks everyone for responding. These responses are really of great help. would also like to know how long does it take to get a PR card? Also as the website states we can actually expediete the process by attaching the reason and proof of travel do you think this would help as i really want my sweetie to be here to attend the function as i have only one sibling.
[28-10-2009,09:13]
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Sara
(in reply to: Few urgent Concerns)
I think I have already provided you the expedited process (see above) to get the PR. Folow the above instructions and I think CIC will make exceptions....

Good luck!!
Bash

[28-10-2009,09:18]
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Anonymous