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Subject: First entry plan
  Greetings,
My name is Victor Torres and I have been recently approved for a Canadian Residence. I plan to travel in May this year and would really appreciate any assistance you could provide to a couple of questions i need to resolve before my trip.

I apologize if this is not the right channel for these inquires.

Originally, my plan was to stay there for about a month, as I may need to come back to finish some local errands I may not have ready by the time of the travel.
1. Considering that, would it be a problem to leave the country so soon?
2. My wife and daughter will join me for maybe three weeks or so. I was hoping that even after her departure, I could still receive their residence cards on their behalf. Do you know of any problems with that idea? Will they arrive by mail?
3. If they do are sent by mail, is it possible to use an address other than the hotel where we will be staying (for example, the immigrant service office address?)
4. Finally, since I will not be staying for very long the first time, what is the best way to present a proof of funds when you enter? Will a bank letter will suffice? Furthermore, should I present as much as they asked during the application (about 15k) or can I present just what I need for the time I am really staying in the country (a month, maybe one and a half)

Thanks again for any information provided and please feel free to ask back any questions you may have.

Victor

[12-03-2010,11:16]
[***.115.140.58]
Victor
(in reply to: First entry plan)
1. "Considering that, would it be a problem to leave the country so soon?"

Technically no, it shouldn´t be a problem.

2. "My wife and daughter will join me for maybe three weeks or so. I was hoping that even after her departure, I could still receive their residence cards on their behalf.
Do you know of any problems with that idea? Will they arrive by mail?"

The cards will arrive by mail about six after landing AS LONG as you have an address IN CANADA. If you don´t have one, the CBSA officer will give you a form that you have to fill and as soon as an address put in the form and fax it. Then CIC will mail you the cards.

3. "If they do are sent by mail, is it possible to use an address other than the hotel where we will be staying (for example, the immigrant service office address?)"

No, a hote address or the immigrant service office is not a vaild address as far as PR card goes.

4. "Finally, since I will not be staying for very long the first time, what is the best way to present a proof of funds when you enter? Will a bank letter will suffice? Furthermore, should I present as much as they asked during the application (about 15k) or can I present just what I need for the time I am really staying in the country (a month, maybe one and a half)"

A bank letter is not enough. You have to present the FULL amount as required in the application. You have to prove that you have full access to that money while you are in Canada.

The simple fact is that you have to meet all the requirements as if you were landing for good. How long you are planning to stay in Canada is your problem but at the time of landing you need to meet ALL the requirements.

[12-03-2010,16:40]
[***.115.153.178]
DocD
One more and I am done (in reply to: First entry plan)
DocD thank you for taking the time to help me resolve these questions! This is great info for planning my flight.
Still there is one more question that arises from what you have responded.
I have a friend in Toronto and another in Montreal but none in Calgary, where I am planning to go. Would it be possible for me to use any of their addresses for the delivery of the green card on my entrance? Would that be possible even if I am not entering throught those cities?
I assume that since they are sent by mail, my friends can receive them for me in case I am back to my country.
Worst case scenario I can still changemy flight , but we are all excited about visiting calgary already and believe it will be our future home.

Please ignore any typo (I am on my mobile) and thanks in advance

[13-03-2010,00:18]
[***.124.17.228]
Victor
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