I am a filipina now married to a canadian. My PR application has been in processed since September 24, 2009. I was still single then till we got married September 3, 2010 of which the embassy was fully informed of the change in status. After a year and 4 mos since they started processing my application, am still waiting for my visa! Sad
After the wedding, embassy requested for our NSO marriage contract and Advisory of marriage of which we sent out promptly. We heard from embassy once more informing us of date of interview. At the conclusion of my interview at the manila canadian embassy last november 22,2010, the officer indicated that me and my son were to be approved for our Permanent Residence Visa as soon as the 're-medical' forms were recieved by their office as our first medical had exceeded the one year validity. They sent me the remedical forms last Dec 9, 2010 i had my remedical dec 13 and 14. The clinic of the designated medical doctor who did my remedical informed me that they sent out the remedical report forms via dhl on Dec 20, 2010 and was received by the mr lubos/nestor tuballa of the visa section. Thus my remedical was submitted promptly as requested by the interview officer. Our remedicals generated same results as to our first medical exams, the dmd told me everything was fine. As of today, we have not recieved notice or instruction as to the Permanent Residence Visa.
What could be the problem? during the interview the officer already returned all documents submitted except our passports and nso marriage certificates, infact she herself said she will change my status to married on their database as we got married along the process of my application. I even raised a concern regarding my passport still being in my maiden name... she informed me i didnt need an updated one with my married name as it will only cause more wait. She said if i opt not to change my passport they can issue my visa and that of my son soon as my remedical is done. its close to a month now since my remedical was submitted and we havent heard from them.
If there is anyone who can relate to my case, please share your experience and your views here. thank you very much and happy new year!
this is my timeline
July 8, 2009 had medical exams
August 16 2009 sent application to mississauga including medicals
Sept 24,2009 start of processing of PR application
October 2009 Passport request and other documents
Feb 2010 request more documents proving relationship
Sept 3 2010 got married and informed embassy of new status
Oct 9. 2010 request for original NSO copy of marriage certificate
and Advisory on marriage
Oct 26, 2010 Received email informing of Interview schedule on
Nov 22. 2010 at visa section canadian embassy manila
Nov 22, 2010 Had interview, was approved for pr
Docs were returned except passport and nso marriage
Visa officer requested for remedical
Dec 8, 2010 Received remedical forms via dhl
Dec 13/14 2010 Had remedical at same designated medical doc
who did our previous medical last july 2009
Dec 20, 2010 Dhl informed of receipt of remedicals at visa section
canadian embassy manila (received by mr. lubos/nestor
up till present... no word or instruction as to visa
I assumed you are applying as provincial nominee right? and marry canadian citizen? it seems everything was fine they returned all your documents coz they are done with the processing. they didnt give you the passport back coz they have to wait for your medical results to issue the visa. yah you have to do re-medical because its already expired. about the NSO marriage contract they gonna keep it and put it in their file. the immigration was right no need to change your passport it will add more time you can still use your maiden name and change your status as married. just be patient they only have it last dec20 and it took a month from them to response so maybe in a week or by the end of the month you'll have your visa back
did you already fill-up appendix A form when you submitted your passport? just pray and wait to mr. DHL hehe... like mr.vip, lee,monoko and my husband even me we are patiently waiting for mr. postman to knock the door hehe..