Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Finally got it!

Yesterday evening, coming back from work I see a big white envelope sticking out of our mailbox. My heart beating faster I rush inside and rip open the envelope… scanning the first lines of the cover letter I quickly understand: we just received our Quebec selection certificate!

Wow! Even though it has only been 56 days since we sent in our application we were kind of impatient to get some news. This is probably the best news we could expect… and we don’t even have to go through a selection interview!

However, I quickly discovered that my name was misspelled on the certificate so I called the Quebec Immigration Office in Paris this morning and they instructed me to send back the certificate along with another photocopy of my passport and that they would correct it.

While waiting for this correction we’ll probably get our federal application ready.

Monday, April 18, 2005


This morning I called the BIQ Paris because it has been 50 days since we sent in our selection certificate application and were starting to get worried because we still haven't received the acknowledgement of receipt. The lady I spoke to was very kind and confirmed that they have received our application and were currently reviewing it. She said that the processing times are up to four month for Quebec selection certificates and that we should not worry and will hear from them in time.