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OCI and Verification of Status




AjaxDesi
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My son received his new Canadian passport and hence needed to renew the OCI sticker. I approached the BLS staff. They said, I will need to first get a surrender certificate for wife before I could proceed. I lost 2 months in the quest for surrender certificate. :-(

Then applied for OCI finally on first week of May, 2013. Finally received the documents for collection message on July 15th, 2013 by which time we had already left for India on a Tourist visa for son.

On the whole, this process will take not less than 2 to 4 months for processing.

Lessons learnt:

1) Don't wait for last minute to get your OCI renewed. The moment you have the passport ready, go for the OCI stamping.

2) You will be making at least 7 visits to the BLS office. Expect to be sent home for not having the right amount, missing a document, wrong size of the live birth certificate photocopy, wrong size of the landing paper, waking up on the wrong side etc.

3) Take a novel or Ipad to while away your time at the office.

On the whole, you will need to be armed with a lot of patience and time.

Cheers

Sri.


 
Post ID: 206833 19-09-13 09:24:37
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bittenkitten
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Just went through this and thought I'd share my experience. After contacting CIC twice, the second agent was very helpful and told me that what I have to do is fill out the replacement application again and write a letter of explanation describing why I need the immigration category on the document.
I also must include the OCI checklist from the Consulate's website that states that Verification of Landing is not acceptable because immigration category is not therein, and then they will issue me a certified copy of the actually landing papers rather than the verification of landing.
So, that's what I've done. Hopefully, it'll work and I'll get the right document.


 
Post ID: 213914 01-08-14 16:12:07
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YogicLogic
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Quote:
Originally posted by bittenkitten

Just went through this and thought I'd share my experience. After contacting CIC twice, the second agent was very helpful and told me that what I have to do is fill out the replacement application again and write a letter of explanation describing why I need the immigration category on the document.
I also must include the OCI checklist from the Consulate's website that states that Verification of Landing is not acceptable because immigration category is not therein, and then they will issue me a certified copy of the actually landing papers rather than the verification of landing.
So, that's what I've done. Hopefully, it'll work and I'll get the right document.



I called the CIC today and they said that the VOS includes *everything* that the original COPR did including immigration history, category (the status that the immigrant entered Canada with). I'm assuming this is what OCI requirement is ?

What is the need for additional information ? Am I missing something here ?

Thanks,



 
Post ID: 214179 19-08-14 08:56:10
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adamthorat
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Hopefully in 2 months everyone gets it.

 
Post ID: 214637 11-09-14 17:43:13
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sonali.virk.5.fb
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Originally posted by anishiaf

Can someone help me with this, I lost my landed papers and I requested the Verification of Status from CIC. I got it after 6 months and now BLS is asking for status verification which clearly shows the landed category, which they say they have got from other applicants.

I called CIC and they said they don't issue any document that shows the landed category other than the information provided on the Verification of Status.

Does any one know what other document i should be requesting from CIC or any other suggestions.

Thanks



I am now in same predicament - how did you get around to it? what should i do? i am really lost in here.


 
Post ID: 215844 10-11-14 20:15:51
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Full House
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FIRST SEE WHAT DOCUMENTS WERE LOST and MAKE A LIST... then ORDER THEM FROM CIC.
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Originally posted by sonali.virk.5.fb

Quote:
Originally posted by anishiaf

Can someone help me with this, I lost my landed papers and I requested the Verification of Status from CIC. I got it after 6 months and now BLS is asking for status verification which clearly shows the landed category, which they say they have got from other applicants.

I called CIC and they said they don't issue any document that shows the landed category other than the information provided on the Verification of Status.

Does any one know what other document i should be requesting from CIC or any other suggestions.

Thanks



I am now in same predicament - how did you get around to it? what should i do? i am really lost in here.



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This CD website is a PARADISE. Because people get the best of advice and the procedures to follow and I know it does work. You want to know how? Because they do not return back to tell us if they succeeded. But they are all here some where in the wood works watching us here. BUT, there is always a butt, they do not read the posts from others or help us in return.

At the same time, I do get a feed backs from others that they got all of what they wanted from the postings from CD and they were successful.

IS IT ENOUGH??!!

Now, what ever that you need is given below. It is an exact copy from the previous posting, just a few letters before.

PLEASE see what CERTIFICATE or Document (IMM xxxx) that you are looking for. Add THIRTY bucks to it get the VOS also. (I heard that they have stopped issuing the VOS now.) So, expect to get the refund if it is not made available anymore.



xxxxxxx

Cerification of Status Document.:

A Verification of Status document will contain information that appeared on your original Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Study Permit or other immigration documents. This document can be used when you must provide proof of historical immigration information, such as the date and place of entry to Canada.

You may obtain a Verification of Status document outlining the pertinent historical information for the following:

Certificate of Departure (IMM 0056)
Immigrant Visa and Record of Landing (IMM 1000)/Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)
Visitor Record (IMM 1097 or IMM 1442)
Work Permit (IMM 1102 or IMM 1442)
Study Permit (IMM 1208 or IMM 1442)
Exclusion Order (IMM 1214)
Deportation Order (IMM 1215)
Departure Order (IMM 5238)
Permit to Come Into or Remain in Canada (IMM 1263)
Authorization to Return to Canada (IMM 1203)
Protected Persons


Note : The actual document itself will not be issued, instead a plain paper document will be issued that will provide information about your immigration history

PLEASE SEE BELOW WHAT THE FEES CHARGED FOR. If you asked for a SPECIFIC COPY of a document you pay $30.00

IF you want a copy of VOS, then there is an additional fee of $30.00.

Check your copy of the fees paid from your past documents, paid six months back. It will tell you what you asked for.

NOW, if you need VOS, find out from BLS what they want and ask them to show the format of that page and what it says. You ORDER the same paying a fee of $30, Mark URGENT and request for VOS.

BLS are the only people who can show you a copy of that document and what it looks like.

If you need any application form, please get back here.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Here is a link to :Pay the fees..... See it in the link and at the very bottom. What it is they are saying is written below..... it says VOS or Replacement etc.,
LINK : http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5545ETOC.asp#5545E3

Include the processing fee for your application submitted to CIC. The fee is not refundable, nor does it guarantee approval of your application. If you are not approved you will not be issued a Verification of Status or receive a replacement document.

Type of application Number of persons Amount per document Amount Due
Verification of Status (VoS) or Replacement of an Immigration Document x $30
Total Payment:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

YOU will be going to BLS Office in Toronto. They are the same people who will be doing this request for the IMMs and also the VOS. While you are there ask them to show you a copy or a format of the document that they are requesting in their application. They should help you there.

Only you know what documents were lost, so make a list first and then order them.

Good luck.


FH.


 
Post ID: 215858 11-11-14 17:27:57
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YogicLogic
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Landing Papers Lost - Verification of Status(OCI) Immigration Category
I wanted to update folks here, if any one is in the same boat as me hopefully it benefits them.

I had lost my landing papers and requested verification of status from CIC. I specifically asked them in a letter to include Immigration Category information for OCI. I received my verification of status document after nearly six months and they have included the immigration category information under 'REMARKS'.

This should hopefully be enough for OCI and will be applying for it shortly. Will keep the forum posted.

Cheers!


 
Post ID: 231433 20-05-16 06:07:35
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dan
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Any updates yogiclogic?

 
Post ID: 236375 14-12-17 10:10:44
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dan
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Quote:
Originally posted by mkannuri

Quote:
Originally posted by anishiaf

Can someone help me with this, I lost my landed papers and I requested the Verification of Status from CIC. I got it after 6 months and now BLS is asking for status verification which clearly shows the landed category, which they say they have got from other applicants.

I called CIC and they said they don't issue any document that shows the landed category other than the information provided on the Verification of Status.

Does any one know what other document i should be requesting from CIC or any other suggestions.

Thanks



I was in the same situation and frustrated despite showing the CIC VOS document confirming my landing details but they need more info such as category. CIC stopped giving the true copy of landing paper since last year.
It is so pathetic that they wanted to see my landing paper for my wife's OCI application where as i have submitted my OCI details .

I was been advised to contact consulate to get exemption in this scenarios. This day 3 and still waiting for the reply to my email.
Will post once i get the reply and outcome.



Did you get the exemption?


 
Post ID: 236378 14-12-17 10:36:59
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MITRON
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Quote:
Originally posted by anishiaf

Can someone help me with this, I lost my landed papers and I requested the Verification of Status from CIC. I got it after 6 months and now BLS is asking for status verification which clearly shows the landed category, which they say they have got from other applicants.

I called CIC and they said they don't issue any document that shows the landed category other than the information provided on the Verification of Status.

Does any one know what other document i should be requesting from CIC or any other suggestions.

Thanks



The landed category is very very important on the landing paper. So make sure its accurate & no mistakes are made on it. India wants to know if you came to Canada as a refugee or not.

Lot of Indians misuse the law and say that they are discriminated against in India & their life is in danger in India & they will be jailed or tortured in India.

They lie and then claim refugee status in Canada upon arrival in Canada on a visitor's visa or student visa or work permit, and they get PR & Canadian citizenship on the basis of that.

Its a short cut & easy way to come to Canada. They falsely claim religious, political or some other persecution in India.

After that they want OCI of India . Really ?? You now want the OCI of a country and want to visit the so called country which discriminates against you and your life is in danger ?

After spoiling India's image abroad by lying/misrepresentation to get your canadian PR/Citizenship now you want to have OCI of India ?? Why would you want to go back if your life is in danger and you will be jailed/tortured ? ( unless you were lying in the first place )


 
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