Letter from CBSA

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Subject: Letter from CBSA

My wife received a letter from CBSA informing her that a decision has been rendered regarding her PRRA decision and that she will to go for a interview. I was just wondering what will happen at this interview?

I am a Canadian citizen, we got married after she received her first letter that she has to go for her PRRA interview.


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It does not say it is for her PRRA decision!

Four times in December I went with clients to GTEC with this same letter and four times the clients won on H&C grounds.

The letter refers to your application for protection.

Any logical thinking person would assume it is the PRRA decision.

If it is that and it is negative you have to send her home and re-submit your spousal application outside of Canada.

Hopefully you have copies so call Revenue Canada Monday and request a new Option "C".

Best of Luck!


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Hi Roy,

Thanks for your reply.

We submitted an overseas sponsorship. We are about 3 months into our sponsorship. We have confirmation that the embassy has our application and they are working on it. Could I still request an Option C or an H&C just so that we don´t get split apart?


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It could be good news but probably bad so withdraw, send the partner home and apply for an ARC Read the manuals and here they will assist you to better understand.


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We have already filled out an ARC as well. We did it when we sent our sponsorship application.

So you suggest we withdraw from her refugee protection, wait for the ARC so that she may come back without longer delays?

Just another question- how much time will they give someone when they are at this stage, to prepare for leave after this interview?


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I would wait to send an Arc until they request it in the end of all process (after all visa conditions are completed)

Roy in an older post said that doing that shows that you regret less and not verry truthfull.

my view : expressing regrets and apology while you didn´t leave the country yet , means you will seriously miss your credibility.

-the question that the visa officer will ask is what the client did to fix his past mistake since he regrets.
answer: nothing cause he still fights with a PRRA. and still thinks he was right.

for me : a true apology is an apology that comes with true actions to prouve that you really regret, not only words.

Roy claims that he won many many ARC, i believe him.

i can tell you that i´ve seen 3 Arc wins in less than 6 months (skilled worker category PNP) and the visa post that asked for Arc .

take care

Montreal-Canadien 5-0 Mapple-leaf
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