Recent content by Newf

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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    I linked the spousal sponsorship application to the principal applicant's account using the following information: Application # + principal applicant's last name (I used all caps for the principal applicant's last name) Principal applicant's location of birth exactly as was written on IMM0008...
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    I received AOR today. I updated my information on the spreadsheet. Application received: August 31, 2020 Deemed complete: January 20, 2021 Actual AOR: March 27, 2021 PR linked to online account: March 27, 2021
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    Sponsorship Application returned back from CIC

    It's weird. I understand some natural variation as different officers work through the files, but it seems strange that we are seeing like 2 month differences in completeness checks. At least 3 people who had their applications received August 31 had their applications marked as "deemed...
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    You have to talk to an agent. The automated message only says the date the application was received. Navigate through the options until they let you press 0 for an agent. You may have to try a few times before it will let you in the queue. Some agents either don't know how to check or won't...
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    Around 10 of us from the WhatsApp group have called and were told that our application is deemed complete. [Note: Applications are being checked for completeness around 2 months before AORs have been going out. For example, June is receiving OWPs/AORs around this time but those in August and...
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    Sponsorship Application returned back from CIC

    Just call the number from https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/client-support-centre.html Navigate the phone options until one of them lets you press 0 to speak to an agent. It might take several tries before it'll let you in the queue. Then wait...
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    Sponsorship Application returned back from CIC

    People from late August are being told that their applications have been marked as complete. It is a good sign if you haven't heard anything yet (although no guarantee) If you want to know ASAP you can call IRCC and ask them to check if there is a note on your file marking it as complete. You...
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    Question about open work permit under family class sponsorship

    I only sent the 2 photos required for the spousal application. Where are you reading you need photos for the OWP?
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    Sponsorship Application returned back from CIC

    Immigration lawyers and the Canadian Bar Association have been frequently bringing these issues up through letters and during Q&A sessions. The people in charge know these things are happening and have chosen not to do anything. We're almost a year into the pandemic at this point. If they...
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    Sponsorship Application returned back from CIC

    Different poster. From what I can tell, having applications returned because of IMM5406 addresses did happen in the past, but it was one of the rarer issues that caused applications to be returned. Frequently, when there was this issue people were given the ability to re-upload the IMM5406 form...
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    Sponsorship Application returned back from CIC

    Unfortunately Webforms are extremely backed up. It's taking 4-5 weeks to get a response. You can submit a Webform and hope for the best but there is no guarantee that it will be looked at before they check your application for completeness. It seems to just come down to dumb luck as to the...
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    July 2020, Inland Spousal PR Applications

    Unfortunately, the Immigration Minister does not seem to care. Lawyers have been regularly in contact with him about this issue. In Q&A sessions from November he has stated that applications are not being returned even though it is clear as day that they are. In December, the Canadian Bar...
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    PGWP Extension "International students: if you have been affected by #COVID19 while in Canada"?

    That's when the instructions are being released on the IRCC website.
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    PGWP Extension "International students: if you have been affected by #COVID19 while in Canada"?

    The IRCC announcement on Twitter was worded as "International students: if you have been affected by #COVID19 while in Canada and hold or held a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), you will now have the opportunity to apply for another open work permit." IRCC keeps re-quoting this Tweet about 10...
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    Feeling slightly paranoid around this time. Apparently, based on what another user was told IRCC is checking applications for completeness months in advance of issuing AORs. For example, based on the spreadsheet the following people have had their applications returned: Received April 22 -...