My wife and I just started this whole sponsorship process. I'm the sponsor, and I'm sponsoring my wife. We've ended up with Singapore as the Immigration Office that is processing our application.
Below is the timeline:
We received your application to sponsor XXX XXXXXXXXXXX on April 6, 2011.
We started processing your application on May 10, 2011.
We sent you a letter on May 10, 2011 about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting
The status on ECAS says "Decision Made". I'm not quite sure which decision.
I also received an Email from CIC, noting:
We are pleased to advise that you have met the requirements for eligibility as a sponsor. Accordingly the undertaking and the Application for Permanent Residence have been forwarded to the Visa Office in SINGAPORE for further processing.
However, when we first submitted our application, I forgot to sign and date the IMM540. However, we sent a signed & dated copy of the IMM540 yesterday (May 18th, 2011).
Aside from the hiccups on the IMM540, we're fairly sure we've packaged everything well. We've included police & medical reports, photo (& love letters, hehehehe), my wife's supporting documents (practice license, work history, academic history).
My question is, What's next for us? And How much waiting is there to be had?
Is there some sort of "career preference" advantage system going on? I recall an immigration consultant saying that "skilled medical workers" are highly-desirable candidates, or something.