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JRDavis
JRDavis
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Posted On: 6 days ago
JRDavis
JRDavis
Posts: 11
Good morning,

We finally received a letter approving PR for my wife. They have requested we come to the CIC office in Calgary later this week and are to bring her PP, Request letter and OWP. Great news! We applied July 29, 2015, so the whole process has taken 18 months.I have a question regarding the process.Our application was Inland and my wife is originally from Mexico. We listed on the application her 2 children from her first marriage, who still live in Mexico. Both qualified as Dependents as they were both under 19 years of age, In late December 2016, my wife (already living with me in Canada) and her two children in Mexico received an official request from CIC to get their Medicals from Panel doctors. My wife completed hers in Canada and the children had theirs done in Mexico. All three results were sent electronically to CIC. In December CIC sent requests for my wife to get a Security check in Canada and her daughter to get the same through the PGR in Mexico. They didn't request one for her son because ( (we assume), he is under 18. Both Police checks were clean and couriered to CIC, both received.

We are using and agency for this application and upon getting the letter of approval for my wife to come to Calgary to receive her PR, we contacted our agent and asked "what about the kids"? The agent said that the PR was only for my wife and that we could apply later for the kids if we wanted.

My question is this. Why would CIC make the kids go through the medical and security clearance only to support the PR for my wife. As part of the medical, both kids were subjected to chest xrays (both clean) and the security check for her daughter who is 18. The cost of the medicals in Mexico were in US funds and expensive and it doesn't seem right to subject someone to the Xray process if it was only to help complete my wife's PR.

My agent is not very forthcoming with an explanation of why the kids were put through the time, trouble and expense of all this if they are not receiving a PR in the end.

Please help explain this to me,

Thanks in advance,

John
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 5 days ago
PMM
PMM
Posts: 307
Hi


JRDavis wrote:
Good morning,

We finally received a letter approving PR for my wife. They have requested we come to the CIC office in Calgary later this week and are to bring her PP, Request letter and OWP. Great news! We applied July 29, 2015, so the whole process has taken 18 months.I have a question regarding the process.Our application was Inland and my wife is originally from Mexico. We listed on the application her 2 children from her first marriage, who still live in Mexico. Both qualified as Dependents as they were both under 19 years of age, In late December 2016, my wife (already living with me in Canada) and her two children in Mexico received an official request from CIC to get their Medicals from Panel doctors. My wife completed hers in Canada and the children had theirs done in Mexico. All three results were sent electronically to CIC. In December CIC sent requests for my wife to get a Security check in Canada and her daughter to get the same through the PGR in Mexico. They didn't request one for her son because ( (we assume), he is under 18. Both Police checks were clean and couriered to CIC, both received.

We are using and agency for this application and upon getting the letter of approval for my wife to come to Calgary to receive her PR, we contacted our agent and asked "what about the kids"? The agent said that the PR was only for my wife and that we could apply later for the kids if we wanted.

My question is this. Why would CIC make the kids go through the medical and security clearance only to support the PR for my wife. As part of the medical, both kids were subjected to chest xrays (both clean) and the security check for her daughter who is 18. The cost of the medicals in Mexico were in US funds and expensive and it doesn't seem right to subject someone to the Xray process if it was only to help complete my wife's PR.

My agent is not very forthcoming with an explanation of why the kids were put through the time, trouble and expense of all this if they are not receiving a PR in the end.

Please help explain this to me,

Thanks in advance,

John


1. Not a very good agent.
2. As the children are in Mexico (assuming they were listed as accompanying on the application), once your spouse is "landed" the Mexico city office will process the children's application to completion.
3. if your spouse listed them as "non accompanying", she will have to sponsor them.
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JRDavis
JRDavis
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Posted On: 3 days ago
JRDavis
JRDavis
Posts: 11
PMM,

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. The children were in fact marked as non accompanying. Can we sponsor the children now? If I understand correctly, because they went through the Medical, Police clearance etc., we are able to sponsor them. Does my wife, who will receive her PR this a.m. act as the Sponsor, do I, or do we both? Do you have a link to the application we might use to sponsor the children? We would like to handle the application ourselves, our experience with our current agent was less than ideal.

Thanks for all the help,

John
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 3 days ago
PMM
PMM
Posts: 307
Hi


JRDavis wrote:
PMM,

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. The children were in fact marked as non accompanying. Can we sponsor the children now? If I understand correctly, because they went through the Medical, Police clearance etc., we are able to sponsor them. Does my wife, who will receive her PR this a.m. act as the Sponsor, do I, or do we both? Do you have a link to the application we might use to sponsor the children? We would like to handle the application ourselves, our experience with our current agent was less than ideal.

Thanks for all the help,

John


1. Yes, you can sponsor the children once your spouse is "landed", your spouse is the sponsor, you are the co-signer.
2. See:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp then click apply to immigrate.
3. Note that you will require either a court document giving your spouse the ability to remove the children from Mexico, or a notarized document from the other parent giving permission for the children to emigrate.
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JRDavis
JRDavis
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Posted On: 2 days ago
JRDavis
JRDavis
Posts: 11
PMM,

Thanks for taking the time to respond and give help to so many. When we attended our scheduled time today with the CIC officer, she noticed that the kids were listed as non accompanying. We told her that at the time of the original application the children showed no interest in coming to Canada but after a 3 month visit last summer they have changed their minds. She said, if you like we can postpone your wife's landing today and add both children who are "locked in" under 19 years of age. The file remains open, and we add the children for only a cost of $150.00 for each child. CIC will send us the forms we need to complete immediately, the original officer will continue to work the case and if we're lucky the medicals and Police Clearance will still be valid. The whole process can happen (no promises) very quickly and it's like we had indicated they were accompanying from the start.

We were so lucky to have such a well informed CIC officer today. She we friendly, compassionate and verified everything with her superiors before we agreed. This is an option that my agent never suggested, his response was to suggest my wife Land and then come and see him to start a brand new application. The landing officer assured us that we did not need a agent for the small amount that needs to be completed and we filled out forms to remove the agent as our rep.

Have you ever heard of adding the kids after the original application has been filed? We are so grateful to everyone including you PMM

Thanks again,

John
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