I have been reading this forum for about two months. I am from Iran and sponsoring my wife. My application was received in Damascus in May 3, 2011 and we had no update since today that we received PPR from Ankara. Following is the email which we got from VO :
Date: April 20, 2012
Request for Submission of Passports - Residents of Iran
This refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada. Following the closure of the Immigration Section in Damascus, your application is now being processed in Ankara. Please submit the following documents:
· Original valid passports for yourself.
· 2 recent photographs (35 mm x 45 mm, white background) for yourself.
Include a copy of this letter on the top of your submission.
If a visa is issued, it will expire on 08.01.2013 or on the expiry date of your passport whichever date comes first. You must arrive in Canada on or before this date, it cannot be extended or renewed. This letter is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
Each person must have their own passport, including minor children. Passports must be valid beyond the validity of your visas. Any passport changes after the visas are printed will result in a Replacement of an Immigration Document charge ($30.00 CDN) for each visa that needs to be reprinted.
You cannot send your passport by regular mail, only by commercial courier. Do not use Pishtaz Post. Since courier companies cannot carry passports into or out of Iran, you must submit your passports by commercial courier to our Embassy in Tehran at the address below:
Embassy of Canada in Tehran
ATTN: Immigration Section in Ankara
4 Shahid Sarafraz St.
Shahid Behesti Ave
You may use courier companies like ARAMEX, DHL, or TNT. It is your responsibility to make the appropriate arrangements with the commercial courier of your choice. We neither require nor recommend that you use any particular courier and we have no special arrangements with any courier company. The courier company will drop off your passport at the Embassy in Tehran and will collect it once your visa has been issued.
Your passports must be received no later than 30 days from the date of this letter. Failure to provide the requested documents within the given timeframe could result in the refusal of your application.
You should expect to receive your visa within 6 weeks of sending your passports by courier. If you do not receive your passport within this time frame, follow up with your courier company first. If the courier company has not been notified to collect your visa or if you have any other questions, then contact the Embassy of Canada in Ankara by following the instructions on our website
Do not approach the Embassy in Tehran to ask questions, submit your passports, nor to collect your passports.
Remember: you cannot use regular mail and you cannot use Pishtaz Post.
Place a copy of this letter on top of your submission.
Immigration Section (NEU)
Embassy of Canada
Cinnah Caddesi no: 58
I hope you guys get your PPR as soon as possible.
I also checked my e-cas and the status is still application received
congratulation for sharing this happy positive news of your case,any good news would help us,wish we hear from Beirut VO VERY SOON,and wish all of us get ppr very soon.