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Postby merichan » Mon, 31 May 2010 3:07 pm

Koalabear wrote:
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Koalabear wrote:actually it depends for other countries. I know switzerland allows PRs of Canada to visit without a visa. EU countries though do not do this.


Are you serious?

Switzerland allows canadian to visit without a visa. Most of Europe countries too. They, as any other country in the world, care about your passport. Your PR means nothing outside of the country

So a Peruvian that is Canada's PR, will need a visa for sure to enter Switzerland (i put this random example just because I see that peruvian need a visa in Switzerland)


Yup that is correct. My dad entered switzerland in 2008 with a chinese passport and a canadian pr card, without swiss visa. The airport almost refused him to board the plane until they called the immigration for confirmation. The policy was changed on dec 12th 2008 and now visa is required.

yes I've read the post. It does sound like an inane question but Im just stating that some countries (switzerland surprise surprise) did allow a Canadian PR (regardless of nationality) to enter, as long as he can show proof of finance and return ticket.


In case of Switzerland I can shed some light...


It changed because Switzerland now delivers a standard Shengen visa :wink:


It has therefore the same rules for visa as all others shengen countries and small "anomalies" permitting PR from Canada to enter without visa that may have existed don't anymore

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Postby ksl » Fri, 11 Jun 2010 1:51 am

merichan wrote:
Koalabear wrote:
Asdracles wrote:
Koalabear wrote:actually it depends for other countries. I know switzerland allows PRs of Canada to visit without a visa. EU countries though do not do this.


Are you serious?

Switzerland allows canadian to visit without a visa. Most of Europe countries too. They, as any other country in the world, care about your passport. Your PR means nothing outside of the country

So a Peruvian that is Canada's PR, will need a visa for sure to enter Switzerland (i put this random example just because I see that peruvian need a visa in Switzerland)


Yup that is correct. My dad entered switzerland in 2008 with a chinese passport and a canadian pr card, without swiss visa. The airport almost refused him to board the plane until they called the immigration for confirmation. The policy was changed on dec 12th 2008 and now visa is required.

yes I've read the post. It does sound like an inane question but Im just stating that some countries (switzerland surprise surprise) did allow a Canadian PR (regardless of nationality) to enter, as long as he can show proof of finance and return ticket.


In case of Switzerland I can shed some light...


It changed because Switzerland now delivers a standard Shengen visa :wink:


It has therefore the same rules for visa as all others shengen countries and small "anomalies" permitting PR from Canada to enter without visa that may have existed don't anymore
The Schengen Visa!

Yes but they still require the visa even if they are PR of Singapore, they cannot just travel to Europe without a visa. If they don't have the Schengen Visa, and they are not from one of the Countries, which are excepted without Visa for a period of time, they cannot travel.

The Schengen visa also has eligibility requirements no matter if you are PR or not http://www.schengenvisa.cc/ People that have had Schengen Visa's before tend to have no problem applying for individual Visa's

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Postby wang12 » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 7:38 am

Just to provide my 2 cents worth. Where I originally came from, for US visa, we had to provide proof of S$40k in the bank untouched for 2 years, proof of employment, proof of all countries that I have been to (passport stamps and holiday pictures!!), provide guarantor, and wait for 12 - 18 months processing time just to get a US visa. When I was living in Australia (on a long term visa), I got my US visa in 4 days, no major questions asked, valid for 10 years!!! I got my UK visa within 10 days too. So applying for visa while in a country where have rights to live for long has its merits and easier to gain visa for other countries.

My SG PR was not a factor at all in both applications.

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Postby whoisit » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:19 am

One exception I am aware of.. If you are an Aus PR you do not need a visa to travel to NZ. You get a resident visa on arrival in NZ irrespective of the passport you hold.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 13 Apr 2012 6:59 pm

whoisit wrote:One exception I am aware of.. If you are an Aus PR you do not need a visa to travel to NZ. You get a resident visa on arrival in NZ irrespective of the passport you hold.


Wrong !! Only resident of both countries do not need visas to live and work as long as the person of either country is a good character and has no criminal or warrant of arrest issues.

OZ PR will only get 3 months Visitor Permit on arrival into NZ

NZ PR needs to apply VOA before arriving in OZ

An OZ PR does NOT entitles you to get resident visa!!

Get your facts right please!! Where the hell you get these infos from ?
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Postby Koalabear » Sat, 14 Apr 2012 1:08 pm

wang12 wrote:Just to provide my 2 cents worth. Where I originally came from, for US visa, we had to provide proof of S$40k in the bank untouched for 2 years, proof of employment, proof of all countries that I have been to (passport stamps and holiday pictures!!), provide guarantor, and wait for 12 - 18 months processing time just to get a US visa. When I was living in Australia (on a long term visa), I got my US visa in 4 days, no major questions asked, valid for 10 years!!! I got my UK visa within 10 days too. So applying for visa while in a country where have rights to live for long has its merits and easier to gain visa for other countries.

My SG PR was not a factor at all in both applications.


you must have come from China

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:31 am

Koalabear wrote:
wang12 wrote:Just to provide my 2 cents worth. Where I originally came from, for US visa, we had to provide proof of S$40k in the bank untouched for 2 years, proof of employment, proof of all countries that I have been to (passport stamps and holiday pictures!!), provide guarantor, and wait for 12 - 18 months processing time just to get a US visa. When I was living in Australia (on a long term visa), I got my US visa in 4 days, no major questions asked, valid for 10 years!!! I got my UK visa within 10 days too. So applying for visa while in a country where have rights to live for long has its merits and easier to gain visa for other countries.

My SG PR was not a factor at all in both applications.


you must have come from China


The standards enforced for a US visa are up to each individual consulate and the officer that day. Countries where more people try to scam visas (India, PRC, Vietnam, etc) have much more stringent requirements like what was described above than somewhere like the consulate in Singapore.

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Postby whoisit » Mon, 16 Apr 2012 4:20 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:
whoisit wrote:One exception I am aware of.. If you are an Aus PR you do not need a visa to travel to NZ. You get a resident visa on arrival in NZ irrespective of the passport you hold.


Wrong !! Only resident of both countries do not need visas to live and work as long as the person of either country is a good character and has no criminal or warrant of arrest issues.

OZ PR will only get 3 months Visitor Permit on arrival into NZ

NZ PR needs to apply VOA before arriving in OZ

An OZ PR does NOT entitles you to get resident visa!!

Get your facts right please!! Where the hell you get these infos from ?


My wife used to get the residence permit every time we went to NZ. She was an Oz PR then. Just googled it and I see it is still the case, unless I missed something. You mean its 3 months if you are not living in Oz but hold a Oz PR?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 5:34 pm

whoisit wrote:My wife used to get the residence permit every time we went to NZ. She was an Oz PR then. Just googled it and I see it is still the case, unless I missed something. You mean its 3 months if you are not living in Oz but hold a Oz PR?


I stand corrected on this issue with a twist.
Yes, an OZ PR can get residence permit in NZ but if there is a prevailing conditions on your foreign PP RRV , you will only get 90 days visitors permit or you comes from high risk countries, you will be subjected to the same guidelines. Your OZ PR depends on your RRV condition from 30 days to 5 years. If your RRV is indefinite , yes, you are good to go not otherwise
However NZ PR MUST apply for VOA to OZ to get 90 days visitors visas.
Only NZ citizen of good character can reside and live in OZ indefinitely but will not get any medical and housing benefits. NZ citizens need to be OZ PR to get those benefits
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