Let me ask you something...
You are stuck on India, right? Did you receive AOR and medical request here is US, right? As I remember you did your medicals in India...Did you find any problems regarding receiving AOR/medical requirement in US, but doing medicals in India? Someone sent you the medical forms, so then you went to a doctor in India?
Let me tell me my case, I didn't receive my AOR yet, it has been 2 months and a half that I applied for CIC, I want to leave US in the end of this month...I don't know why they are delaying the AOR for people that applied end Jan, beg of Feb. Someone even said that it might take 120 days now...I am lost.
So I was wondering what you did, maybe I could do the same...
Thanks in advance
I had applied for CIC on 5th December 2008. I went to India on 15th Jan 15th. Apparently, in the first week of Feb I received AOR dated 26th Jan along with medical request.
Since I did not have access to my mail I had to repeatedly call my (irresponsible) neighbour to get hold of my mail
and only on 25th March(the 59th day of 60 day deadline) she says, "there is a letter from Buffalo". I asked her to fedEx the letter immediately.
Meanwhile I did my medicals in Bangalore and that doctor was nice enough to send the results to Ottawa on 28th. He in fact gave me the tracking # of FedEx and they reached Ottawa on 1st April.
1. I am stuck here for last 3 months and no idea whether they have transferred my case to NY (probability is high as I live in New York).
2. My FBI fingerprints are in my apartment in the US and the apartment keys are here with me.
3. I applied for Indian PCC at NY Indian consulate and they have arrived after I came here. At least the lady at consulate informed me about this and left a voicemail. Luckily, (thanks to Vonage) I could receive a copy of voicemail in my email. However, to get them I have to return to US and show my passport.
And what I am thinking..
I will wait another month and then get FBI and PCC again from here in India.
Don't leave US till you get your AOR. From my experience, Canadian Immigration offices work on a logic (unlike their US counterparts) and you WILL get your AOR soon. You should remember that your application was fine, else they would have returned it by this time.
Finish medicals there, send PCC and the come to India. Then you can change address.
However will they transfer your case to ND, I am not sure (see Albertagoverner's post). I wrote a mail to them and the reply was very generic one saying CIC will decide on transferring case. Only catch is if there is interview requirement and if that happens at one of Canadian consulates in the US, then you need some visa to travel back into US.
Hope this helps..