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PIO Status for US Citizen who now is a Canadian citizen

kulb: Quoted from Passport Canada's website LINK "Canadian citizens returning to Canada who present documents, such as a Certificate of Canadian
photohobbyst1: Just to update the thread. Travelled to India recently. Used the US Passport + PIO card, no problem. Coming back, same thing, but at Canadian port of entry, showed his US passport and Canadian citizenship certificate, no questions even asked why he does not have a Canadian passport.
Full House: - If you are a PR in Canada, they will charge the normal fees that are paid by the locals. But, since he is a CANADIAN CITIZEN, he will be treated as one, I feel it is one better.! You are 100% correct. FH.


Merging OCI and PIO

chandresh: Keeping fingers crossed and hoping for the best (even if it means hoping for a miracle!)!!
rajcanada: Each of these PIO and OCI cards have weird rules, merge them and you will have even weirder rules.
kulb: I hope that babus don't create more hassles for existing PIO/OCI holders when implementing the new scheme. I also hope that they fix the outsourcing nightmare as it has only led to longer processing times for applicants.
Full House: Narendra Modi at Madison Square: Promises goodies to spoiled NRIs 838 Comments. On their website. See below. Narendra Modi would probably have gotten away with reading the Manhattan phone book from
chandresh: Yes, he did announce something but not very clear. He said PIO card holders will be provided lifelong visa, then he said that both POI and OCI will be abolished and something new started....only hope that


Jayalalitha convicted and jailed

ramar2005: To my knowledge, the penalty is Rs.100 crores for JJ alone. We expect all corrupt politicians to be punished. But we are surprised how the Dona at Delhi is able to escape, even from the days of Narasimha Rao or Vajpayee.
rajcanada: TK, it is 100 crores total fine, 25 crores each for J. Jayalalitha and three other accused are V.K. Sasikala, Sasikala's nephew V. N. Sudhakaran and sister-in-law J. Illavarasi.
dhaikin: This is just the beginning. The list of such politicians heading to jail is very long. Next is ..... (please fill up the blanks)..
tamilkuravan: Good work of the judiciary. I was to go to Chennai today and return the same day but because of this, I am not able to go as people say that the situation is tense and that Canadian citizens better avoid


MMS Coalgate

ramar2005: The Supreme Court has now axed the allocation for 214 out of the 218 coal blocks. Of the remaining 4, one each belong to PSUs namely NTPC and SAIL and the other 2 for dedicated mega-power projects. The SC has done it very right and we must congratulate the same.
ramar2005: In case we had forgotten the details of Coalgate please read today's Hindu BL. LINK The latest we hear is that the CBI Chief himself is entertaining the scamsters in his residence.
ramar2005: The latest on the Coalgate is that the CBI has been let loose on the beneficiaries and not on the perpetrators, by conducting raids on all their offices simultaneously all over India. Is it not funny that if nothing wrong had happened, they why this CBI raids.

   

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Learn Hindi

Delhite: You can try Hindu Sabha school on weekends. It may be free - my best guess.
Many: Want my 10 year old to learn Hindi ( as third language) from private hindi-speaking person in GTA. Any idea what rate/fees will be charged?


OCI PROCESSING AND PROCEEDURE

Delhite: 1) Your current Canadian Passport will be returned after checking it out, right away at the time of submission of application. 2) The whole process should take around 60 days so if you apply now, there is strong possibility that you will get the OCI in 1st or 2nd week of Dec. Take all documents specified in the checklist with an extra copy of all of them.
Goodyear: THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION AND YOUR VIEWS WITH BSL OFFICE BRAMPTON. I HAVE QUESTION, dURING SUBMITTING APPLICATION, WHETHER CANADIAN PASSPORT IS TO BE SUBMITTED AND IF YES THAT HOW LONG THEY KEEP IT WITH THEM. 2ND - I AM PLANNING TO GO INDIA ON 3RD WEEK OF DECEMBER 2014, IS IT GOOD TO APPLY FOR OCI, OR I HAVE TO GO FOR TOURIST VISA. IF ANYBODY CAN HELP ME IN THE MATTER, THANKS IN ADVANCE.


THE NEXT STEP

BlueLobster: I like the lunch idea with spouses but unfortunately the coming weekend does not work for me. How about the 11th or the 12th the following week? I know this is the long weekend so not sure if it works for everyone, but if it does, I am in.
tamilkuravan: How about India's taste at Brampton. Very cheap buffet but a great spread. They also give you a welcome Bhel Puri (made to your custom order) free of charge. A bit upscale would be Tandoori time. Murali The Krishna
chandresh: How about lunch someplace on Sunday the 5th? We all come with our spouses and have some fun and chit chat, and then take it up from there (lunch to afternoon "chai" to start with!!) A central place could be something like Spring Rolls on Yonge at Sheppard. Or if Indian, Host on hwy 7 and Leslie.
sudesingh: let me know what you guys decide...
BlueLobster: Always up for a meeting with old buddies. But I am travelling this week and out of country on work and back late Saturday, so this Sunday would get a bit too hectic. Let's synch up over phone and do something in October sometime if that works.


Parents sponsorship - after 4 years CIC requesting all documents again

captainbeam: O my god, is this true? where does it say that? I didn't see it anywhere on the CIC website. this is complete nonsense. yes i am in the GTA and have to get it translated here. does the Indian consulate charge for this?
tamilkuravan: If the certificate is to be translated into English in the GTA, then after translation, it must be attested by the Indian counsulate in Toronto. Murali The Krishna
tamilkuravan: Just get a Hindi Pandit to do the translation and put his seal in it. The seal should say M.A (Hindi) or something like that. Then get it attested by a gazetted officer and you are good to go. An alternative to that (which I have done) is to make two fake seals and do it yourself. You will save a lot of money and a lot of time. Murali the Krishna
captainbeam: drat I just realized that my birth certificate is partially in hindi and partially in english. the CIC website says I need to get it translated through a certified translator but i could not find a list on the website. is there such a listing of certified translators? has anyone done translations? thanks all.


SuperVisa - Insurance - Quote / Advise

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Eugene182: Super Visa question - Age 70 You would have to compare among all the companies in Canada the best way to do it is to go online and see rate calculator: LINK Usually you can cancel without an fees within 10 days or if you come to Canada, and after some
love_n_peace: Based on my recent experience, i will try to answer all your questions. Father aged 75, I paid $730 for my heart patient father for his 3 months stay for 50 k coverage. can anyone suggest where to get lowest quote -> Call attleast 10 people who advertise on desi news paper, they will end up giving you approximately same premium rates +/- 10-20%.
alpweb: My Apologies, if breaking any forum rules. Looking for advise on super visa for my father for whom i need to get insurance. searched in Classifieds and with keywords , got some good information, but filling it out of date, hence Posting new post. - Age 70 - can anyone suggest where to

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LANIAKEA...IT IS THERE IN THE SKY.

Full House: Hula Hula, the Hawaiian guitars and then the Fish and Poy..Now Laniakea.... Where in the heavens are we? We have been in the same place all along, but it is nice for some one to drop in and tell us the exact spot. Mmmm, the exact spot you say! Yes.. Read on.. For those of us that that get lost in the local shopping mall, stargazers have revealed the ultimate ‘You Are Here’ map ever created. LINK It takes Eight from the Sun and One from the Moon, for the light to travel to this Earth. When it gets into light years I find that I haven't got the time to get into it. But there are people who do this for a living and it gets exciting when they explain and with pictures and 3D viewers.


Canadian Desi from Hamilton, ON wins the 2014 Medal in Mathematics

Vandematram: LINK


Jainna Patel a true agent of change !

Vandematram: Jainna Patel has initiated something which will be very valuable for our children. When M.K.Gandhi was thrown out of the 1st Class compartment in South Africa he stood up and eventually was a change agent for India and indirectly South Africa and African Americans in USA. What Jainna has done in Mississauga(she hails from land of MKG)will impact many of our families. Be a Agent of Change or be part of Change if not you'll be swept away byChange. My Salute to Jainna Patel. LINK


R.I.P Robbie Baby !

Vandematram: Robin Williams passes away!. R.I.P Robbie Baby !. You were one great act. We will miss you !.

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THE NEXT STEP

BlueLobster: I like the lunch idea with spouses but unfortunately the coming weekend does not work for me. How about the 11th or the 12th the following week? I know this is the long weekend so not sure if it works for everyone, but if it does, I am in.
tamilkuravan: How about India's taste at Brampton. Very cheap buffet but a great spread. They also give you a welcome Bhel Puri (made to your custom order) free of charge. A bit upscale would be Tandoori time. Murali The Krishna
chandresh: How about lunch someplace on Sunday the 5th? We all come with our spouses and have some fun and chit chat, and then take it up from there (lunch to afternoon "chai" to start with!!) A central place could be something like Spring Rolls on Yonge at Sheppard.
sudesingh: let me know what you guys decide...
BlueLobster: Always up for a meeting with old buddies. But I am travelling this week and out of country on work and back late Saturday, so this Sunday would get a bit too hectic. Let's synch up over phone and do something in October sometime if that works.


Parent sponsorship letter received after 3 yrs. - timeline

Full House: - All of this is slow process. Thank you for waiting this long for a response from me. Generally you contact the people who wrote to you. Their location is on top of the letter received. The Name of the Officer will also be there. Usually they will provide you with a file number to refer back to/with.
neet: Finally I got the email from Ottawa pilot project that its ready for visa and CIC website says decision has been made on your file. So now they have asked for the passport. So happy finally the wait is over now.... I applied in Dec 2009 They asked for additional documents in August 2013, Submitted in Oct 2013.
muazzem.hossain.71.fb: 2010 applications for parent sponsorship Any latest news from cpc M.
neet: - Our file was transferred to ottawa pilot project in December 2013 and I heard from them in May 2014 for the medical. Now again waiting for the results.
meenu2: Thank you very much for your help. In order to contact CIC in Delhi, should i send paper mail or email? And also as you said they can get Interview call as well, what kind of questions should i get my parents prepared for? Thank you once again.


Parents sponsorship - after 4 years CIC requesting all documents again

captainbeam: O my god, is this true? where does it say that? I didn't see it anywhere on the CIC website. this is complete nonsense. yes i am in the GTA and have to get it translated here. does the Indian consulate charge for this?
tamilkuravan: If the certificate is to be translated into English in the GTA, then after translation, it must be attested by the Indian counsulate in Toronto. Murali The Krishna
tamilkuravan: Just get a Hindi Pandit to do the translation and put his seal in it. The seal should say M.A (Hindi) or something like that. Then get it attested by a gazetted officer and you are good to go. An alternative to that (which I have done) is to make two fake seals and do it yourself.
captainbeam: drat I just realized that my birth certificate is partially in hindi and partially in english. the CIC website says I need to get it translated through a certified translator but i could not find a list on the website. is there such a listing of certified translators?



 
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