goodbye for now!

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  1. stripes

    stripes Member

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    Well after 3 years here in Canada with my wife/partner, I have found out that my immigration paper work was done wrong. So, I need to return to the USA and start the whole process over :<
    I have sold modelrailstructures to Will Anannd, and I hope you will be supportive of him! Where I am going I do not know if I will be able to stay in touch, but this is a temporary set back and I will return! Thank you for all the kind advice and friendship you guys have offered me.

    Thank You,
    David
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    WOW!! Now I'm totally confused.... Geeze!! They couldn't offer you a temporary Visa?? :( Unreal!! Best of luck and keep in touch when you can!
  3. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    How the hell do you get kicked out of Canada? They take everybody I guess just not Americans.

    Good Luck David.
  4. stripes

    stripes Member

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    back in the usa!

    well, I did come here origionally on a 6 month visitor visa, but that was 3 years ago! sign1

    So, now I need to start over! the thing that is bad is that my wife , dog and a house we own is here!

    Oh, well. :mrgreen: The good news is my layout will be here when I return!

    David
  5. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    Sooooooo, what you're saying is that you've just now learned that your imigration papers are done incorectly and so you must now leave Canada, leaving behind all that you own? That must suck really bad. Can't you just fill out the form again? Then again, this must be why that genie in The Fairly Odd Parents hates Canada so much...
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    David: I'm very sorry to hear that.
    After nearly 10 years working in the USA, my wife's nephew was turned back at the border earlier this year for some irregularity in the paper work. They finally allowed him in for 2 weeks to clean out his house and put it up for sale.
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Aahhhh, beaurocracy. It is nice to know, that no matter how ineptly, clumsily, or downright stupidly we may do something, we still have "government" to show us how "professionals" really louse things up!
    Good luck, and I hope the "process" runs amock :eek:, and actually fixes everything quickly, and correctly. :eek: :eek: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Good Grief! I hope you can get that sorted out sooner than later! I hope you are able to drop us a line befor the citizen status issue is resolved.
    Ralph
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    nkp174 Active Member

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    Being a university chap, I hate seeing hard working, super educated people forced to leave the country temporarily and then hear about how we "need" amnesty for the people that didn't bother to follow any of the laws to start off with. My apologies for stating my politics, but this stuff makes me sick. wall1
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Sorry to hear that... Luckily, The Gauge is slightly more "international" friendly...

    Hope all is resolved in your favour soon.

    Andrew
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Man.... That stinks, David. :(

    I was really looking forward to seeing more stuff from you and your grandson.

    Good luck and hurry back!
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Yep, I totally agree. Sorry to hear about your troubles with the long arm of beaurocracy - sometimes I really can't understand what those pencil pushers are thinking.

    Hope you get it all sorted out ASAP. Good luck!!!

    Val
  13. trainnut65

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    Well if you have been there three years on a 6 month visa then i am not surprised they ask you to leave. And the bad thing is this mite keep you from getting back in the country. Sorry to see this happen
  14. galt904

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    Good luck David and hope to see you back here soon.
  15. b28_82

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    Just so you know you're still a citizen of The Gauge.... or is it Zealot :psign1 Ehh whatever. You're a citizen here!
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    ohh man, im really sorry to hear aoubt that David, I hope you are able to get back things back to normal as quick as possible.

    I know you had just opened up a store for modelrailstructures, what happend with that? Will Will Anannad be running that and keeping it open for when you return?

    Hope things go well with you
  17. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    *cough*

    ;)