Dear friends.. Kindly do let me know whether do I have an option to change my visa office. I mean,I am planning to shift my application from LVO to (New Delhi). Is it possible? LVO is veryslow in processing whereas NDVO already issued visa to applicants with similar timeline to mine. I am from Dubai, hence my VO is London. Please advise.
Read page 39 and 40 of the link below; http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/op/op06b-eng.pdf
There is an existing file transfer policy. Please review OP 1 sections 5.19 and 5.20.
OP 6B Federal Skilled Workers- Applications received on or after June 26, 2010
Processing offices may transfer files at any stage for reasons of program integrity.
Program integrity includes issues related to local knowledge, such as the ability to effectively evaluate
documents: knowledge of local security and criminality environments; or familiarity with business
practices and procedures.
Progam integrity also includes improving program efficiencies. For example missions may be asked by
National Headquarters to transfer files in order to improve processing times where there are insufficient
capacities to process the volume of applications at the mission or in the event of special circumstances
(political instability, natural disaster, etc) . This not only helps the department in reaching its objectives
but the applicant also benefits from faster processing times. Other factors may be taken into account
when evaluating the impact of a file transfer on program integrity.
Processing offices are not required to transfer files for any other reasons. Such reasons include cases
of applicants who comply with subsection R11(1) for the specified visa office, at the time the
application is received at the CIO, but subsequently leave the territory of the specified visa office. In
these cases, the original visa office should proceed and process the application as usual.. Leaving a
visa office's territory alone, may not warrant a file transfer. In this case, if an applicant requests a file
transfer, the visa office should inform them that the application will not be transferred.
File transfers following an administrative error by the CIO
In rare cases the CIO may assign the wrong office as the primary file holder.
In these cases, the office that received the file should transfer the file to the correct office.
The new office and the CIO should be notified by email that the file is being transferred and why.