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Heath Card and Citizenship help




Hi Friends, I have landed in 2003 and I lived here in Canada for 6 months. As usual I had a hard time getting job so I had to go back to US for my job. I got a job in Michigan, I stayed there for 7 months and moved back to windsor. By the time I had a baby born in US. From 2004 Sep I am living in windsor. 2005 march i went to OHIP office to check some info regarding applying Health card for my kid, they were asking so many questions and they took my and my wife's health card and cacelled it. They told me that I have not lived in Canada for the past 7months and I had gone to India from US. (I did travel to India from US because the tickets were provided by my employer which only allows me to originate the travel from US. I have invoices and necessary proof to prove it) they asked me to get back to them with all the residency proof which i submitted in May 2006 and waiting.

In the meantime, I had a query for my 2003 tax return that i have to pay $10,000 which I know its mistake on their side and I have submitted necessary documents to waive that fee. But because of these back and forth communication, I dont have my assessement papers yet.

Now I am eligible to apply for citizenship in 6 months time. Right now I dont have Health card nor my assessment papers. But I have properly paid my taxes and filed tax returns.

In this situation, do i have to wait until i get my health card and assessment papers to go for citizenship or is it advisable to go anyway.

Will they see whether i have health cards or not? I am not sure about the health cards but i am sure that i will get my assessment papers in few weeks.

I would really appreciate any help on this. Thanks buddies.


 
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Post ID: 86609 28-09-06 12:31:40
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Smiley
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Did you stay 3 years out of 4 years in Canada . Could't make that out from the post
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maniivannan
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So for I have stayed, 6 months in 2003 and i am staying in canada from Sep 2004 till now (2 years). In 6 months time, i will get my eligibility to apply for citizenship.




 
Post ID: 86636 28-09-06 16:31:48
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Well, You should apply for citizenship whenever you are eligible and they would do their background checks and if they want any info they will ask you for it in the form of a residency questionaire.

I would not worry about this too much

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Post ID: 86641 28-09-06 18:06:07
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maniivannan
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Thank you for the reply. If any reason I dont get my health card before I apply for citizenship, what should I do to attach two ID cards. I have Drivers License how should I manage for another ID??

 
Post ID: 86679 29-09-06 10:16:01
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health card and citizenship
manivannan,
Health card has got nothing to do with citizenship, they are two completely different issues handled by different departments.if you have paid the taxes indicated on your T4 you should have got your assessment. You are moving and travelling in and out of the US and visiting india. Do you have your PR card, SIN with you.
It is very difficult for anybody to believe that you have continously stayed in canada. you trying to get a canada health card for your kid born in the US gives the impression that you just want to utilise the health system paid for by canadians but not catually stay, pay for it. there is no official record that you have paid taxes.Do not try to bypass, approcah the CIC and make out an application and state your concerns tuthfully, you may get help, if not face the consequence.


 
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how did they...
Hi Manivanan,

How did the OHIP personnel know?


 
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dnageena, the OHIP personnel can ask for copies of your passport and thus determine if and when you went to India. It is not a big deal for them to verify this.

 
Post ID: 91748 19-12-06 11:55:55
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I was honest enough tell the OHIP people that I am working in US and my employer given the tickets. They wrote 2 reasons in my report that my kid born in US and I have originated travel to india from US.

But I have proofs for more than 2 years that I am living in windsor. I cross the border everyday, bank statements, 4 credit cards, utility bills, canadian car, car insurance with canadian gmac, rental agreement, ontario driving license and what not.

Last month OHIP responded back that they need my social acitivity proof. (letter from church) Mostly I travel to toronto on business trip. I collected letters from my clients, the restaurant I usually eat, windsor friends, toronto friends....i sent responded 2 months back. I got a letter that they are reviewing my case.

I have very solid proofs (I really living here in windsor) that I lived in ontario for more than 1200 days. Do I have to wait for OHIP card to come so that I can add that as a second picture id (first picture id is my driving license)for my citizenship or I can go ahead with my Driving License and Passport?
I would really appreciate the help here. Thanks.


 
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if you have stayed in canada for more than 3 years then you should be ok .
about the picture id ( what about your PR Card ) i guess that should do as an id .


 
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