Im glad I found this forum.. I really.. really NEED YOUR HELP
My partner is a naturalized Canadian Citizen for more than 10 years now. I met him in 2007 when he visited his parents in Manila for a supposed to be a short vacation. We dated for quite a while and soon after decided to enter in a relationship. Now, we have been continuously living together for more 3 years and have enough proof to show that we are living in conjugal relationship. This December we are finally submitting a sponsorship application under family class - common law relationship. We have all the required IMM forms filled-up and a heap of documents as attachments to our application forms. However, there are some requirements mentioned in Sponsorship/Immigrating Guides that we need clarifications;
I hope anyone here would be able to help us;
1. One of the requirements is a medical examination from designated medical practitioner (DMP). Do I need to undergo Medical Examination
first before we submit the application form to CPC-M?
2. Part of the medical examination is to bring the Passport. Unfortunately, my passport is already expired. Will they accept my expired passport
and allow me undergo medical examination? OR they will request me to return once I have secured a valid passport?
3. My partner's passport will expire on September 2011and he needs to go back to CANADA to renew it. Assuming if we're able to submit the
application forms and all supporting documents in December or worse January of 2011. Do you think the CPC-M and the Canadian Visa
office in Manila would have their decision before Sept 2011?
Appreciate your response.. thanks!!
1. yes you need to undergo medical examination first before submitting applications...the MP(medical practitioner) will give you a copy and include it in your application. if im not mistaken its called copy 2.
2. you should renew your passport first before you can undergo medical exams, that's one of their requirement. in the application they also need photo copy of your passport, if you will photo copy your expired passport that will 'cause delay to your application too. so better accomplish everything and it should be up to date that's one of the most important in applying.
3. processing time for canadian embassy depends on the country where the applicants origin, since you entered Manila Visa Office, i assume you are from Phil., for now current processing time for spouse, common law, conjugal according to cic.gc.ca is 9months since the completed application. based on Philippine website for cic it says at least 6months.
Now, processing time always change, so we can never depend on what is written today, it may change anytime depends on how bad is the traffic for applicants. sometimes it is also by case-to-case basis 'cause every applicants have different situations (back checks etc.)
Hope this helps you! Have a very great day and Good Luck!