Yes, that would make sence if you requested it, or applicant is in Canada, othervise I think it should be local visa office. That is what I wanted to confirm, who is getting these letters? All CPP-O applicants or just some?
Also in the letter for medicals it clearly says:
DO NOT TAKE OTHER STEPS TO EMIGRATE OR COME TO CANADA UNTIL OUR OFFICE HAS NOTIFIED YOU THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED
So I dont think applicants even should be in Canada, but there are exceptions I guess with parents sponsorship, especialy when we even do not need visa to come to either Canada or USA.
I was confused about that too but ater some clarification, it means that "don't try to enter like refugee or some other way" - it's perfectly fine to enter on Visit/Supervisa. The above statement pertains more to those who don't require any visa to enter Canada
As for CPP-O/Passport Request and US as LVO: Only those who are 'green card holders or citizens" could have picked US as LVO, anyone with 5-10 multiple US visit visa cannot pick US as LVO since they are only entitled to live 6 months at a time and requirement for other "than home country" is you have entered for atleast 1 year i.e, H-1 ( which is unlikely for Parents ) so it comes down to Green Card Holders/or citizens
CPP-O is simply a satellite office, but respective LVO's have to stamp visa ultimately and I think that's the case for "Mockava", her folks are on Supervisa, yet she was asked to send passports to home country
We haven't seen many cases for this Seattle Passport request, especially when an Indian Passport holder cannot mail passports so its unthinkable of CPP-O to ask them to mail it, only other thing is here that, if they know you are in Canada ( still doubtful ) but that can be for any file, not just CPP-O. Last time I spoke to CIC agent, she said 2 options
1) Mail Passport to Home Country ( regardless of them being in Canada )
2) Once stamped with COPR ( Make appt with immigration officer or go to US and re-enter )
We need some users from here who can tell us their experience, we haven't got any concrete data about Seattle except copy/paste from other forum - we need to know where the parents were, LVO, time etc - till then this is just a guessing game