Wednesday, October 26, 2005

RPRF paid

This morning I went to my bank to make a wire transfer to the embassy to pay the right of permanent resident fee (RPRF) which must be paid before the immigrant visa is issued or before the applicant becomes a permanent resident in Canada. For my wife and me we had to pay 1380 Euros, it's CAD $975 per person as you can see on the CIC Canada Fee Schedule Page. The corresponding amounts in Euro for those who apply like us through the Paris embassy can be found at the embassy's immigration fees page.
The immigration service asked me to submit some additional information as well and now that I have posted everything the waiting can go on.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Some vocabulary and expressions from Quebec

Just found this French blog, I'll have to take a closer look when I have some more time: L'immigration au Quebec d'une tite francaise!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Another step done: medicals passed

So last week Friday my wife passed the medical examination and I did mine before yesterday. Everything more or less alright except my wife had a urinary infection that she wasn't aware about so we'll probably receive a request for additional exams for her from the embassy. The actual examination consisted of a long questionnaire and then the doctor looked at things like eye-sight, anatomy, hearing, heart condition and all the usual stuff that is being done during a medical check-up. It took about one and a half hours for each of us plus we had to do the blood analysis and chest x-ray in two different labs. We're happy that this is done now and go into another waiting period...

Monday, October 03, 2005

This goes soooo fast!

Today we already received the instructions for the medical examination, about two months earlier than we anticipated. Probably we'll have our permanent resident visas by December.