Most other offices don't have a drop off and pick up service.
Please name these other Consular offices that will not let a resident applicant (a PR applicant living within that country) pick up his or her PR visa from the Consulate located within his or her resident country.
Nimi currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland and does not fall under the category of applicants who live elsewhere outside of the U.K. but have their applications processed by the London office.
live in glasgow too............but could not get an early date for medicals here.http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/brown-envelope-t5821.0.html;msg16038#msg16038
For example, applicants from Saudi Arabia might only be left with the option of having their passports being put in the mail. The Abijan, Cote D'Ivoire Consulate would require other nationals from neighboring countries to put their passport in the mail, but the Ivorians can pick up their PR visas.
So, as a U.K. resident living in Glasgow, Scotland, the answer to Nimi's question is that Nimi can pick up the PR visa according to the prescribed days and times on the Passport Request Letter as I clearly mentioned to Nimi. It may be two weeks now, but we don't know for certain what the prescribed time frame would be when Nimi finally receives her passport request.
I believe I started my previous post with, "Yes, if it is feasible for an applicant
, . . ." It will not be "feasible" for the Saudi applicant to pick up his or her PR visa from London - and the Saudi appliants know that as well as the meaning of the word, "feasible."
And thank you in advance for naming those Consular offices that will not let a resident applicant pick up his or her PR visa from the Consulate located within his or her resident country.