I think the "cutting back on visas" is actually good for the spousal applications. They won't be reducing staff, just reducing the number of files for *parental* visas that get processed each year.
That *should* mean that all other visas become noticeably faster.
I agree. Guess I came across a little more offensive than I meant. Sorry. I am not trying to burst anyone's bubble, I'm just saying don't put your hopes too high because it's a tricky and unpredictable course. I truly wish and hope nobody has to go through the wait that I endured and gets it as fast as possible.
I had a bad experience, and want to make sure nobody gets their hopes as high as I has set and gets as heartbroken as I was. I missed a whole year of college because I had my hopes set on being processed in 4-5 months.
I would simply say HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST
the situation is out of our hands
Jessibee--I think a FBI clearance expires after 6 months (that's what I've heard recently on here). Usually though they extend it if your background check is clear. Like in my case, technically it should be expired as of 5 months ago, but they didn't ask for mine. I wonder if they lost it? I'm so sorry that you have to go through with this. Hopefully that's the last thing that they need and you'll get PPR soon!
Happy belated birthday and congrats on PR!!!!!!!
Thanks Mexicana!! Tonight is when I get to celebrate, going to my favourite local pub for drinks and appies with about 7 other couples. Gonna be a blast! I finally have a few things to celebrate! WOO