There are a couple of us in the same situation, decision made appeared August 4 on ecas, but no letter/email received yet. Where is your app being processed?
Actually there are quite a few people received their passport requests.
Here is the letter for your preparation (links were removed, not allowed).
OttPilot-Immigration OttPilot-Immigration @ cic.gc.ca
Immigration Section/Service d' immigration
1501 4th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA 98101-4328
Fax (206) 441-7838
Date: July XX, 2012
Your application for permanent residence in Canada has reached the final stage of processing. You must submit your passport(s) to the Canadian Consulate General in Seattle, within 30 days of the date of this letter in order to finalize your application.
Please include a copy of this letter with your submission.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS SET OUT BELOW AND COMPLETE THE STEPS ACCORDINGLY. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE FINALIZED AT THE CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL, SEATTLE, WA. U.S.A. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AFTER READING THE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL, SEATTLE, BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THEIR WEBSITE:
1. Change in Family Composition
If any of the following conditions apply to you, your spouse/common-law partner or your sponsor,
You must immediately inform Case Processing Pilot-Ottawa (CPP-Ottawa), IN WRITING:
Have you married, separated or divorced after you submitted your application?
Have you adopted a child after you submitted your application?
Do you intend to get married, separate or divorce prior to you becoming a permanent resident?
Do you intend to adopt a child prior to you becoming a permanent resident?
Has there been a death in the family?
Has there been a change in health?
Has there been laying of any criminal charges or conviction for a criminal offence?
Have you a change in your contact information: e-mail address/mailing address/telephone number?
Failure to declare any changes of the above to CPP-Ottawa office could result in the cancellation of your immigrant visas and may render you and your spouse (if applicable) inadmissible to Canada. Failure to declare dependent family members during your application processing will permanently exclude them from later sponsorship in the Family Class, according to paragraph 117(9)(d) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations 2002. You cannot declare new or previously undeclared dependants when you arrive in Canada.
If none of the above conditions apply to you, your spouse or your sponsor, you may proceed with the instructions below.
2. Visa Validity
The issuance of your Confirmation of Permanent Resident document(s) is time sensitive so it is important for you to submit your passport(s) as requested. You must submit these items by mail. We recommend that you submit a prepaid envelope for the return of your Confirmation of Permanent Resident document(s) and passport(s). Please refer to the passport mailing instructions for further information.
Upon receipt of your Confirmation of Permanent Resident document(s) verify your bio-data information. If there is any error, such as incorrect spelling of name, incorrect date of birth, please inform Canadian Consulate General, Seattle, immediately.
Your permanent resident visa will expire on Feb 23, 2013. If your passport or the passport of your spouse expires on an earlier date, the visa will expire on that earlier date.
You must travel to Canada and present your immigration documents at a Canadian Port of Entry before the expiration date of your permanent resident visa. The validity of the Confirmation of Permanent Resident documents cannot be extended. If you fail to enter Canada before this date and still wish to immigrate to Canada, you must reapply by submitting a new application and paying new processing fees. All such applications will be assessed according to the Immigration Act and Regulations in force at the time of receipt of the application. There is no guarantee a future application would be successful.
No reminder letter will be sent. You are requested to immediately act upon the instructions set out in this letter.
3. Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)
Your sponsor is required to pay a Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) in the amount of CAD$490 for each principal applicant and accompanying spouse/common-law partner of that person. For further information on how to make this payment, please visit the Pay the Fee section in the CIC instruction guide:
The RPRF will be refunded if for any reason you do not immigrate to Canada.
4. Passport Requirements
If you are a citizen of a country that is required to obtain a visa to visit Canada, you must submit your original passport and the original passport of your accompanying spouse, if applicable. If you are a citizen from a country that is exempt from obtaining a visa to visit Canada under Regulation 190 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, you are only required to send a photocopy of your passport (all pages) and of the passport of your accompanying spouse (all pages), if applicable.
To find out if you are visa-exempt under Regulation 190, consult this CIC webpage.
Passports for you and your accompanying spouse (if applicable) must be submitted together. There must be at least two blank visa pages in each passport. Your passport(s) must be valid for at least six months. Please note that Immigrant visas cannot be placed in Diplomatic, Official or Military passports.
Please also provide the following information for yourself/your spouse/common-law partner:
Two (2) recent photographs of yourself/your spouse/common-law partner.
Follow the instructions provided in the section How to Complete the Forms of the application guide and in Appendix A: Photo Specifications (h).
On a separate piece of paper, please provide the following information:
- Height (you/your spouse/common-law partner)
- Eye Colour (you/your spouse/common-law partner)
5. Sending your Passport(s) to the CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL, SEATTLE, WA. U.S.A.
Passport(s) may not be delivered in person.
Send your passport(s) with this letter to:
Canadian Consulate General
1501 Fourth Avenue,
Suite 600, Seattle,
The security of your passports is important to us. We strongly encourage you to use United States Postal Service Express or Priority Mail (if in the USA) or FedEx Courier Service (if in Canada). This allows you to track the delivery of your documents.
The Canadian Consulate General is not liable for passports that are lost or stolen in the mail.
NOTE: Immigrant visas cannot be placed in Diplomatic, Official or Military passports.
6. The Return of your Passport(s)
Passport(s) and permanent residence documentation cannot be picked up in person.
The Canadian Consulate General in Seattle will only return passport(s) to addresses in the USA or Canada.
Your immigration documentation and your passport(s) will be returned to you by the Seattle
Canadian Consulate General within 30 days from the date of receipt of your passport(s).
Passports sent to the Canadian Consulate General, Seattle, by mail will be returned to you by United States Postal Service First Class Mail.
If your address is in the USA:
Please purchase a prepaid, 9" x 12" USPS Express Mail or USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation envelopes.
We will use this envelope to return your passport and documents. Add the documents you wish to send to us.
Complete the mailing label on the return envelope showing your full mailing address in the "Deliver To" field and the address of the Canadian Consulate General in Seattle in the Return Address field.
Enter a daytime telephone number on the mailing label above the recipient address.
Make a note of the tracking number for each envelope.
If you chose to not provide us with a return envelope, we will mail you via regular mail (US Postal Service First Class Mail).
Please note that we will not send mail to U.S. addresses using any commercial courier service.
If you have already provided us with a return envelope do not send us a 2nd envelope if you mail us more documents later.
If your address is in Canada: Provide a self-addressed return envelope.
NOTE: The Visa Office will not return your passport using registered mail, certified mail, return postage coupons. The Visa Office will not return passports to addresses in the United States or Canada using ANY commercial courier services (e.g. UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.)