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Old 12-14-2006, 11:49 AM
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Finally I gave a thought to all this GC business and I am planning to start my Canadian PR too, here are my questions :

1. Does anybody know of any good immigration cunsulting company for Canadian PR processing ?

2. How much would be the total cost to get it done throught the consulting services ?

3. Are there any hidden costs which these companies tell you at the end and try to rip you ?

Thanks
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:53 AM
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1) You do not need one, unless you have no clue about any immigration system or have excess of 1000$

2) around 1000$

3) cic.gc.ca is a good place to start with keeping consultants aside.

There are threads that discussed this extensively before. Check them out.
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1) You do not need one, unless you have no clue about any immigration system or have excess of 1000$

2) around 1000$ + appl fess + med exam fees

3) cic.gc.ca is a good place to start with keeping consultants aside.

There are threads that discussed this extensively before. Check them out.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by anurakt
Finally I gave a thought to all this GC business and I am planning to start my Canadian PR too, here are my questions :

1. Does anybody know of any good immigration cunsulting company for Canadian PR processing ?

2. How much would be the total cost to get it done throught the consulting services ?

3. Are there any hidden costs which these companies tell you at the end and try to rip you ?

Thanks
You do not need anyone. I am preparing my application by myself as well. Check the official website www.cic.gc.ca and check www.immigration.ca forums for useful pointers and tracking when you apply.
good luck
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:38 PM
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There are 2 things that you need to do and take time..
1. Apply for FBI fingerprint clearance .. You can take fingerprints in your local sheriff's office on a standard FBI form and then send it to FBI.. takes about 2 months.
2. Apply and get IELTS english score.. I think this has become standard now..
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:39 PM
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I would strongly urge everyone to file for canadian PR without any agency/lawyer. Just visit cic.gc.ca

Fill in the form and send them asap. They will keep coming back if they need more docs. Don't rush for FBI report [fingerprints] as they are valid only for 6 months. They will ask for it after everything else is in order.

Your total expense per person starting from start to finish ....about $ 2000
It includes initial fees, medical exams, landing fees etc.

Your total time could range from 1.5 years to 2.5 years depending on the case.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:41 PM
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isnt the ielts offered in very few places in the US?
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I have done many PR applications, please let me know if you need any help when you file your self. I would be able to help you.

Last edited by abcdefgh; 12-14-2006 at 01:44 PM.
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isnt the ielts offered in very few places in the US?
Yes only 12 to 15 places.
http://www.ielts.org/searchresults/d...e-6514bc133cb4
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There are 2 things that you need to do and take time..
1. Apply for FBI fingerprint clearance .. You can take fingerprints in your local sheriff's office on a standard FBI form and then send it to FBI.. takes about 2 months.
2. Apply and get IELTS english score.. I think this has become standard now..
I had attached all the literatures that had been published on Finance and technical journals. In addition, I had US education with Masters. Still, they asked me to appear for IELTS.

If you native language is not English, IELTS is must.
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I have asked this question before, but got no response - If one of the spouses have a Shoplifting Charge in Singapore, and its been over 5 years since that hapened, Can we file the application together and request a pardon since its been over 5 years? Does anyone know how to do this.

Currently, the Application has been filed with only one person landing in Canada option.

I understand earlier Buffalo office would not require Police Clearance from Singapore but now they want the applicants to get that. I did not prvoide one as I filed before this change took place.

Any idea what one can do in such a case?
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If they ask for police clearance .. you give it..
Unless it was a felony that requires certain jail-time or something it's not always counted against you.. remember .. purpose is not to exclude shop-lifters.. they got plenty of those in Canada but rather identify and filter out security hazards.. you might need in person interview.. but it should be alright.. I know even US immigration allows folks like that.. so can't imagine Canada being more stringent..
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I have done many PR applications, please let me know if you need any help when you file your self. I would be able to help you.
I am just starting the Canadian PR process. Can you tell me how long it is taking right now? Also, do you know if you have to work for the employer if you are a provincial nominee?

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If they ask for police clearance .. you give it..
Unless it was a felony that requires certain jail-time or something it's not always counted against you.. remember .. purpose is not to exclude shop-lifters.. they got plenty of those in Canada but rather identify and filter out security hazards.. you might need in person interview.. but it should be alright.. I know even US immigration allows folks like that.. so can't imagine Canada being more stringent..
I guess, we will wait for any response on this front, fron the buffalo office..
How can I get my spouse added to the application now? so taht she can accompany me at landing?

I send emai lto bufalo office, they havent responded
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Finally I gave a thought to all this GC business and I am planning to start my Canadian PR too, here are my questions :

1. Does anybody know of any good immigration cunsulting company for Canadian PR processing ?

2. How much would be the total cost to get it done throught the consulting services ?

3. Are there any hidden costs which these companies tell you at the end and try to rip you ?

Thanks
1) Best do your own job. The agents/consulting companies most dont do a
good job.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=33

Thats the newsgroup of can immigration.

You need IELTS score 7 in each section. It takes about 1.5 years if you apply from US.

"3. Are there any hidden costs which these companies tell you at the end and try to rip you ?"

Companies will always say u qualify to get you on board (for the money they get)
well companies will put the burden on u to get 7 in each section.
So my advice is u first get 7 in each section. Then only u will know if u
clear passmark. Note: 7 in each section is not a walk in the park. U need
practice(stategy).

For details see Canada immigration section in britishexpats.com

Even then if u want some help (because u dont have time etc)
contact andrew miller or jim humphries (who post in the newsgroups
often) They do have knowledge of the rules etc which u yourself can know
by reading on the newsgroup.

Cost are (if u do yourself) for one adult person ( of course family members dont need ielts test) Note: child has lesser fees

550 Can $ + 475 Can $ (if u get through) + IELTS fee (120Aust Dollars approx) + medical testing (depends on where u do india or us)
+ transcript fees + mailing feee + other smal fees.
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