FSW-PR under 'fast track' System: All u need to know...You may just not need a "Consultant" at all !!!
We see the same query being repeated time-n-again... [1
] How to Apply? [2
] Where to apply? [3
] Do we get a Consultant or go DIY? Etc. Thus, I thought of posting some aspects of it as a separate thread, as we keep responding to others infrequently.U
nder the present 'fast track' system, the PR processing of FSW is quite 'simple & straight'. We actually don't need an 'agent', unless something is bothering us, viz. Problem cases, Previous rejections, Lack of time etc. Even under that duress, we can still do it ourselves. Today, for processing our FSW cases all we need is the awesome CIC website [which has a detailed Guide] & Forums like these. N
ote that most consultants would just be rendering 'courier & typing' services. And when we need real 'consultancy' we'll find them lacking & unaccessible. Secondly, they are prone to delaying our cases. Thirdly, we'll yet be running into these Forums for getting your queries answered. It doesn't mean all are bad, but most are. And for just that is spending our hard-earned greenbacks on them justified? I feel "No"
. Here's how we can go about it...How do we send the Application?
Initially we send the Apps (+Processing Fees+some Docs [only]) to the CIO-NS, wherever we are, whatever be our CHC. Thereafter, once we get the AOR+120 days letter, we send the complete docs (+Copies of One Set of the 'original' apps+the RPRF*
) to the local Visa Office (CHC). And wait for further instructions. For more info see below... Instruction Guide [IMM EG7000]
For details & complete procedure on the above plz refer to the CIC Instruction Guide here:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/EG7TOC.aspApplication Forms
The full set of application forms are given here:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5612E.PDFFAQ Thread on this Forum
A very useful FAQ thread [on the subject] is available here [initiated by member 'maaties
']:http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/faq-t13225.0.htmlThe Process in a NutshellStage-1:
[CIO stage] Send Initial Apps+Processing Fees to CIO-NS > Eligibility Check > Issue of AOR+120 days Letter > Stage-2:
[CHC stage onwards] Send Full Docs+RPRF to the Local Visa Office > File on Queue > e-Cas: "Received by Visa Office" > Qualitative Check+PSDEC > Issue of 2nd AOR > Background Check > Issue of Additional docs Request [if any] > 1st BF'D > e-Cas: "In Process" > Send Addnl. Docs > Issue of Med Request > 2nd BF'D > Stage-3:
Meds Sent > e-Cas: "Medical Results Recd." > Issue of PPR**
> Send Passport/s > Security Check > Visa/s Stamped > e-Cas: "Decision Made" > Stage-4:
Return of 'Stamped' Passport/s+COPR > Landing at the POE > e-Cas: "Completed".Timeframe for the 'entire' Process:
Let whatever the Consultants or their Adverts say. The total timeframe [from 1st application to case completion'] is 6-18 months. Avg. 12 months. Many get it within 8-10 months. This timeframe is not one CHC specific... it's for all CHCs. Unless there are 'red flags' in our case that delays the Background or Security Checks, most of us will 'compete' the process in 1yr. *RPRF can be sent anytime during the process. However, it is good to send it early.**Meds & PPR are sometimes clubbed together.N
otwithstanding the fact that there'd yet be ppl who'd find a Consultant quite handy. But overall, are we so naive today? Are we not 'internet-savvy? Can't we devote few days [taken Off from work] to read the guide & fill-out the forms? Aren't most of us asking questions here or answering? Then, where's the problem in avoiding a Consultant? Unless we are Ok with spending our $$$....
However, whether to go with a Consultant or DIY is surely a personal choice & that is debatable... Qorax