I read this post and got really scared. Over 400 pages, really?
So I decided to call CIC and mentiond this post and they said to keep it to minimum. That if everyone sent 400 pages they wouldn't get their job done. So I am happy with my 40 something pages. You should not go crazy with it. All they want are the filled forms with required documents and some pictures and maybe a couple e-mail conversations.
First thing to get information from should be CIC!
WOW SERIOUSLY?! Way to go Kpress! Dampen my "excitement" even before sending it in, calling cic just to make sure that you with your 40 pages is more correct that me with my 400 pages. Tsk tsk.
As tink, canadianwoman and visita said, it depends, and ive read enough denied and appeal cases in this forum and in CanLII to know that sometimes people get suspected of MOC because of not enough evidences sent in. I think i would rely more on reading many of members' real experiences of getting denied or interviews or getting requests for more evidences than only ONE cic officer. He/she can't speak for all VO.
Word of advice? You should probably read around more, especially on threads talking about denials, interviews and appeals. I have spent four months and counting just reading through this forum and CanLII so i could be as informed as i can with this application. Btw, you got scared with my 400 plus pages? My tough luck that it was my post you saw, You shld probably have seen those who sent in 600 plus ! Maybe that would have you in a panic. As i said, please read around more.
Having said this, I am extremely confident in the size of my application. Even though its a bit large, i know that it is large because i have given variety of different evidences, if u have read my original post completely, ul see that i just did not concentrate on photos and conversation evidence, i have examples of more types of evidence. If it would just be 400 plus pages of all chat logs and photos then maybe you could call me "going crazy with it"
Having said this, i also read many successful applications with less than 100 pages. Again, it depends on the particular kind of rel'p and visa office you have.
I understand if people can get overwhelmed with my application, i even understand that you felt u had to call CIC just to restore your confidence in ur own app. but do u really have to post it here and say cic "wont get their job done" with my 400 plus pages? I did not post here to boast about my app, or to compare with others, maybe i am a little proud, (yeah so what, ive worked so hard for it so im a lil proud) but my intention here is to share helpful info and tips, and Thanks so much again to members who read and posted their appreciation. But nowhere did i say that "guys, u shld send in apps as big as mine so ul get approved"
Sorry for ranting, i just felt so bad abt what you posted, but anyways, i wish you luck in your application. Good day!