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01-26-2009, 04:44 PM
K and I are going to see the lawyer on Wednesday.

You should see my immigration folder, it looks perfect.

It has 18 pages of typed info from me and 64 documents in it to hand over! (the documents are birth certificates, transcripts from my university etc)

If he says everything's fine then its only

16 weeks until we get an acknowledgment letter
6 weeks after we get that letter I should receive my work permit (almost a year out of work!)

6-18 months I should be awarded permanent residency!!!:D

I only have one more document to type up for the lawyer - okay its the most difficult and Ive been putting it off :rolleyes:

Im so excited and scared at the same time!!!


Spiffy McMoron
01-27-2009, 04:39 AM
Congratulations! Are you still planning on moving to Vancouver once this is completed?

01-27-2009, 04:56 AM
hopefully before then, K is applying for jobs down there already

were hoping to be there for march, maybe april

01-27-2009, 05:13 AM
Yay! :D

Although I truthfully have no idea where you're planning to reside... LOL I'm pretty sure I've sent you a Christmas card to a different country just about every year we've done it!

01-28-2009, 06:08 PM
Just had a meeting with the Lawyers this morning

everything should be filed by April!!!!

7 months until I can work again!

01-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Woohoo! Good luck!

01-29-2009, 01:24 AM

01-30-2009, 08:04 PM
I got fingerprinted today

and had my photos taken

K has to submit the form to have me added to the title of the apartment and our part is done.

I have to review the application the lawyer makes before its sent off, sign a few things and then thats it on my part

I might have to have an interview in 6-10 months but they will do practise interviews for that

01-31-2009, 07:31 AM
Congratulations! Are you still planning on moving to Vancouver once this is completed?

I'm not why anyone that's read more than 3 of my threads would voluntarily select Vancouver as their top immigration choice. >.>

01-31-2009, 07:33 PM
voluntarily select Vancouver as their top immigration choice. >.>

Well, look at the other options. There's Alberta. Yeah, no. Saskatchewan. From which you can see both Alberta and Manitoba. Manitoba, which has the mosquito capital of North America, and not much else, Ontario, which has Toronto, Quebec, which has Montreal, and the maritimes, where they all speak...I dunno, but it's not English. :angel: And then there's the territories, which are too cold, and too dark for most of the year.

Note: Anyone who disagrees with this post is free to do so, though how you're gonna argue in favour of Toronto, I dunno. :p

02-01-2009, 12:39 AM
Note: Anyone who disagrees with this post is free to do so, though how you're gonna argue in favour of Toronto, I dunno. :p

If I wanted to move to where people act like new yorkers, I would move to the real New York! :D:rolleyes:

04-27-2009, 10:26 PM

The Lawyer just called, they finally received the final police check back and I am a grade A law abiding citizen in both Canada and New Zealand WOOP WOOP

Now I'm getting an official letter with info for my medical check.... lets hope we can get that done this week (fingers crossed guys) and hopefully by the end of April they can send it off!!!

That would mean I could work sometime.... in October!!!

04-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Yeah! Congratulations!

04-27-2009, 11:11 PM
YAYYYYY YAYYYYYYYY! *sounds of much happy* :bounce:

*happy dances*

05-28-2009, 06:02 PM
So my medical check is tomorrow (wish me luck!) :ashamed:

I don't know everything they check but I have to have a urine test/ blood test/ x rays and a general physical... what ever that means :eek:

I'm extremely nervous, I have nightmares that I had AIDS, then that my kidneys had failed, then that I was pregnant....every night a different disease

I've been having panic attacks all week, just because they won't give you ANY detail about how this all works. I don't do well going to the doctor anyway, and I have a phobia of needles. :runaway:

K has taken the day off work today to try and calm me down, we have to travel for 2 hours tomorrow to the doctor because our city doesn't have one who does immigration physicals....I also don't travel well in the car...UGH why can't this just be over already!

I haven't been sleeping at night, so I have resorted to naps during the day and every single pain makes me freak out... pain in my tummy = liver cancer, or a headache is a brain tumour...its all my lawyers fault, when he told me about the medical he mentioned that one of his clients discovered he had LUNG CANCER and was sent back to his home country. Oh gee thanks buddy way to make me freak the fuck out!

I know it will be fine (I've been told that by 4957438373 people already) but they aren't the ones with everything at stake are they, they don't have to be poked and prodded and judged and have blood taken *throws up* :puke:

anyway this time tomorrow we should be arriving in the medical city ready to find the doc, I want to go in plenty of time.Blah I feel awful. :help:

At least this is the last thing I have to actively do, the rest is up to the lawyer and K. Hopefully by next week we should have the application sent off.

05-29-2009, 03:20 PM
Well I'm off now, hopefully I will be told straight away if I have passed or not :rolleyes:

05-29-2009, 03:44 PM
[B]then that I was pregnant....every night a different disease

:roll: I agree with the above statement.:devil:

06-01-2009, 04:38 PM
Still having the nightmares.... last night my mother wanted me to be a lap dog so I ran around her wardrobe (which was the size of a football field) and pulled everything on to the floor... then threw a sharpie at her????

Anyway the reicepts went into the lawyer this morning, one more piece of documentation by K and we are done our part. It's up to the lawyer from now on.

I wont find out if I passed the medical until about friday (the doctor said about a week) but that he would call me if anything was wrong.... gee great now Im just gonna love it every time the phone rings!

but its over now (my part at least) I think I have to sign some forms and then wait... for up to 18 months

06-08-2009, 05:24 PM
Still no answer on the medical.... waiting for one blood test to come back and that should be

"sometime this week" :hairpull:

I'm trying to be patient with this, but its killing me inside!!!!!! (ironic)

everyone seems to be in no rush for this to happen.... but then they don't have their entire life on hold, they aren't living under the threat that any day I could receive a letter saying you have 10 days to leave the country. They don't have a bill of $5000 + to pay to immigrate.

I'm just so frustrated!!!!

06-10-2009, 01:21 PM
Don't let the stress get to you, stress is not good...

06-12-2009, 08:44 PM

*falls on the floor*

Finally, 7 months of preparing and I passed the damn thing, THANK GOD FOR THAT
Now I can finally, actually apply...... can you believe all of this time I have just been preparing for what they need.

Anyone who says immigrating easy can kiss my fat arse, its bloody hard work.
But its all over now *does a little dance* and I never ever ever EVER have to do it again! :party:

06-12-2009, 09:46 PM
Great job, Kiwi!!

06-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Kiwi, that's awesome news. :hug:

Now you can rest easy and not worry.:D