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Duration for Proof of Funds & After application need of stay in home country, BirthCe

Hi All,

Guys need your help here.

1) Whats the duration we need to show for Proof of funds to CIC ? It has been 2 months for me keeping the required funds in Saving account and FixedDeposits.

2) Is this duration considered till ITA received or till we apply for PR ?

3) If after completing all steps of application i.e ITA, Application, fees, Medical.. Can I leave for another country ? My company might send me to US for few months.
Is there any need of me staying in the my home country ?

4) If I recieve ITA and the apply in 60 days, how long does it take for remaining things ?

My current plan is to apply under express entry in couple of days like June end, If I receive ITA by July end then apply for PR with documents by August end and my company may ask me to go to US in January 2015.


5) There is one more question, Me and my spouse both don't have Birth Certificate and also we can't arrange it. Can we provide Passport and School certificate as proof of birth ?


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Hi All,

Guys need your help here.

1) Whats the duration we need to show for Proof of funds to CIC ? It has been 2 months for me keeping the required funds in Saving account and FixedDeposits.

You should be prepared to be able to provide Proof of Funds at any time during the application process


2) Is this duration considered till ITA received or till we apply for PR ?

I would imagine that you'd have to have proof of funds pretty much from when you enter the pool until the moment that you arrive in Canada with your visa(s), as CBSA still has the right to refuse entry if they suspect anything about your case.


3) If after completing all steps of application i.e ITA, Application, fees, Medical.. Can I leave for another country ? My company might send me to US for few months.
Is there any need of me staying in the my home country ?

Once your application has been received and you get your passport back, you are free to go to a third country.


4) If I receive ITA and the apply in 60 days, how long does it take for remaining things ?

My current plan is to apply under express entry in couple of days like June end, If I receive ITA by July end then apply for PR with documents by August end and my company may ask me to go to US in January 2015.

According to the CIC Website, the program is still too new for them to give a definitive answer as to how long it will take to process a candidate's paperwork once ITA has been issued. That said, they also state that they aim to have their evaluation and processing of the application and paperwork done within 6 (six) months.

If your Ranking score is less than 455, I don't think that you should bother applying for Express Entry if you don't have a job offer or provincial nomination.

453 was the most recent low cutoff score so far this year (17 April 2015), and even if you made it past the cutoff (i.e. your score is 454), there is no guarantee that you would receive an ITA... the ITA are issued to the people with the highest score first... so, if there are 2500 eligible people and only 715 ITA available for the draw (this is the number of ITA that were available for the most recent draw that had 453 as the cut off), only the top 715 people would receive an ITA while the bottom 1785 would not, and their profiles would be put back into the pool for the next draw (the next draw was held on 22 May 2015 and had 1361 ITA available and the cutoff increased to 755 points)


5) There is one more question, Me and my spouse both don't have Birth Certificate and also we can't arrange it. Can we provide Passport and School certificate as proof of birth ?

I would contact CIC to see what they will accept as proof of birth... not many people who post here have received ITA, so it's not likely that anyone here can tell you.

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CIC would take your passport once an ITA has been issued and you send your application back to them.

The 60 days that you are given to submit your application after you receive the ITA is meant for you to use to get your documents in order (police checks etc).
 

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CIC would take your passport once an ITA has been issued and you send your application back to them.

The 60 days that you are given to submit your application after you receive the ITA is meant for you to use to get your documents in order (police checks etc).
Thanks..

I just submitted my application with a score of 467. But I didnt receive any link for JobBank. Is there any catch here ?

As you said CIC will take passport after ITA. So when they return it ? Because After ITA nobody has received PR as of now in Express Entry and its going for months. So are they going to keep the passport indefinitely ?
 

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When we were going through the process (NOT express entry but the old Federal Skilled Worker in 2000-2010), people in my country had their passports back in <10 days. They just take it to put the visa in your passport.
We had it back on the 3rd day as were were allowed to bring it in in person and pick it up in person as my husband could prove that he had to travel to the US for his job 2 days later.
 

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When we were going through the process (NOT express entry but the old Federal Skilled Worker in 2000-2010), people in my country had their passports back in <10 days. They just take it to put the visa in your passport.
We had it back on the 3rd day as were were allowed to bring it in in person and pick it up in person as my husband could prove that he had to travel to the US for his job 2 days later.
Thanks..
So that was the case in old system.
According to your experience, now they should ask for passport only when the have to issue VISA, right ?

As I have seen the cases nobody has got the PR in the Express entry and hence there shouldn't be any case where they have asked for Passport. Isn't it ?
 

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Hi,

I have submitted my PR application under express entry a month ago and they only asked us to upload pdf copies of our passports, not to hand out our passports. I would imagine they only ask for the passport when they have approved your application and decided to grant you the permanent residency.
 

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1) Whats the duration we need to show for Proof of funds to CIC ? It has been 2 months for me keeping the required funds in Saving account and FixedDeposits.
What does the GoC website say?



2) Is this duration considered till ITA received or till we apply for PR ?

Again, what does the website say?



4) If I recieve ITA and the apply in 60 days, how long does it take for remaining things ?

What remaining things?


my company may ask me to go to US in January 2015.

Did you mean 2016?



5) There is one more question, Me and my spouse both don't have Birth Certificate and also we can't arrange it. Can we provide Passport and School certificate as proof of birth ?

How is a school certificate proof of birth? And why can neither of you get a birth certificate?
 

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What does the GoC website say?






Again, what does the website say?






What remaining things?





Did you mean 2016?






How is a school certificate proof of birth? And why can neither of you get a birth certificate?
One more question from me : Whats the use of ExpatForum ?
 

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One more question from me : Whats the use of ExpatForum ?
From the header of this page:

"Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada The Canada Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in Canada. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in Canada."

It is not meant to be an immigration service, as there are no licensed immigration advisers/agents working here.

If you have specific immigration questions for Canada (or any other country, for that matter), you are best advised to look at the relevant government's website and seek guidance from there, as they (the government) are the ones who have the final say on whether your visa application is approved or rejected. None of us here have any authority and have no influence over how the government operates in regards to immigration/migration and visas.

As the header implies, this is more of a forum for people who are living in Canada to meet and exchange ideas with new-to-Canada people and discuss/compare their experience(s) living in Canada.
 
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From the header of this page:

"Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada The Canada Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in Canada. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in Canada."

It is not meant to be an immigration service, as there are no licensed immigration advisers/agents working here.

If you have specific immigration questions for Canada (or any other country, for that matter), you are best advised to look at the relevant government's website and seek guidance from there, as they (the government) are the ones who have the final say on whether your visa application is approved or rejected. None of us here have any authority and have no influence over how the government operates in regards to immigration/migration and visas.

As the header implies, this is more of a forum for people who are living in Canada to meet and exchange ideas with new-to-Canada people and discuss/compare their experience(s) living in Canada.
Does this mean people can't share their experiences related to Canada immigration here ?
 

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They can, if they want, but people should keep in mind that this is not meant to be a forum for immigration law or professional immigration advice, and as such people shouldn't take any of the information they find here to be immigration law.

Each person's case is different, so not everything discussed here will necessarily apply to everyone who posts here.

Immigration law is a fluid thing that is always evolving, so I stand by my recommendation to seek out the relevant government website for up-to-date information... what may be correct today may not be correct next month.

Also, as has been stated before: you cannot expect people on the forum to hold your hand and guide you through each step of the process... you must take responsibility for your getting into a new country and show that you've taken the initiative and done some research on current immigration rules... it's the least that you could do to show that you have some interest in learning about the country that you hope to call "Home" one day.
 
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