Thanks again. I don't want to question what you say - b
ecause it sounds like great news! I would like to know though, how we can tell from the messages in ecas whether it is just AIP, or PR approval, or a refusal etc. To the unwise among us they all surely look the same in ecas?
For instance, the ecas update I received, could easily also have been, for example, a refusal due to a failed medical (medical results have been received) and then (a decision has been made and you will be contacted).
Maybe the people here with more experience than me could give a summary of what the ecas updates mean?
Billybob,below is typically Ecas update that has been approved for PR,
We received your application for permanent residence on November 15, 2010.
We started processing your application on December 30, 2010.
Medical results have been received.
We received the requested information on April 1, 2011. Thank you for providing the information.
(We bought a house, so we sent some documents.)
A decision has been made and you will be contacted.
We sent you a letter on October 5, 2011 to -------- about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us. If we have sent the letter to the wrong address, please contact us.
Again when your ecas update up to A decision has been made and you will be contacted.......this is a first stage approval(AIP) and ecas still shows in process
in status but that of we sent you a letter.......ecas.changes to decision made.
If there is a problem with your medicals CIC will request to redo it again to confirm or if your medicals has expired they request that you redo it again
medical result has been received .....means you have passed the medicals.
Also for refusal as per inland applications CIC WILL TRANSFER YOUR FILE TO YOUR LOCAL OFFICE for an interview to clear some doubt or request more document to be able to approve because with inland applications are no APPEALS if you have been refused.
i hope that i have tried to answer some of your questions.....good luck