OMFG, It's going to be an amazing Christmas! I picked up my phone because my wife sent me a text. I looked at my email as I normally due ready delete all the junk and BAM!PPR!
I feel a bit of guilt for those of you who were due long before me... but we have no control so all I can say is I know how rough things can be being separated and I can't imagine having to wait as long as some. CIC needs to get their act together.
For those that love the details... It was an email
Subject: F0000****** MIL***, **** **** [mxf/pb] (file#, Full name, some code)
From: BFALOIMPA-AP @ international.gc.ca (I believe someone posted this email the other day.
This refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada. We are now in a position to request your passports for visa issuance.
Please submit your passport(s) within the next 30 days. The issuance of your visa(s) is time sensitive so it is important for you to submit your passport(s) as requested. Please note, though your passport(s) is/are due at our office within the next 30 days, you must check your documents upon receipt. There will be a validity date indicated, and the landing must take place on or before that date. The visas cannot be extended. If you are not prepared to live permanently in Canada immediately after landing, please consult the website regarding residency requirements in order to ensure that you retain your status in Canada.
We require two (2) recent photographs of yourself and each accompanying family member.
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE.
FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE:
Photographs, height and eye colour
Instructions for passport submission
Important notice for family members
Immigration Section/Section de l'immigration
Consulate General of Canada
Consulat général du Canada
Buffalo, New York