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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Because it was too long. This happened in very many cases - the 2nd medical was requested because the 1st one had expired with no decision made by then.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Pre-Arrival letter is sent out to those whose application is potentially passed, though the timing may be quite different. We got this letter before the request to do the second medical :( which did not make much sense.... But it definitely means that they are working on your application and you...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    I got an email with the appointment details in a week after my call to CIC. The date of the appointment is 10 days from now.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    You need to call the regular way, as if to get your application status. In the end of the recorded status hit zero to talk to an agent. Then tell them that you need to schedule an appointment for landing as your parents are in Canada now. That's it. They will take the details and you will get...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Question to those who did Landing in the CIC office (i.e. without crossing the border): - we got the instructions about the appointment and they are asking 2 photos .... again.... The same was requested when we sent the passports for visas, and we sent 2 photos then. Does anybody know if they...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    You need to follow the instructions in the "Ready for Visa" letter. If the instructions don't mention how to get visa in Canada, you need to email to your visa office and explain that people are now in Canada and please provide instructions. You can also mention in that letter that you live in...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    We got the passports back in less than one week. They were received in Ottawa on Wednesday, then on Friday I got an update in MyCIC with the numbers of visas, and on Monday the passports were in our mailbox. We live pretty close to Ottawa (5 hours drive)....
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Does anybody know how long it takes to get passports back from Ottawa CPC? Thanks.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Call the Call Center and they will help you to link your application. There may be unexpected spelling of the city of birth (as it was in my case) or something else...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    I suggest calling the Call Center and ask them to guide you through. In my case spelling of the city of birth was different than on the application papers, not sure why. Because of this discrepancy I could not link my application until I called them. They also explained what number to enter as...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Call your local Embassy and find out if they allow this. I just called CIC with the same question and they said this is regulated per country: some countries allow getting PR visa in Ottawa and doing Landing in Canada, but some don't. Probably this is the reason of different stories here on the...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/transparency/access-information-privacy/requests-information-act.html or search CIC site by "ATIP"
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    To confirm that CIC is a mess: I just got off the phone with the Call Center. All of a sudden, they don't see that I am authorized to receive the information on the file. I said that not only I have been contacting the office multiple times and received all info, but I also have the email from...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Is the email sent from MyCIC when there are updates? I only got the emails when they attached re-medical forms. Now I am waiting for the status update and don't know if I need to log in to check it or there will be an email.... Does anybody know this?
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    My parents did re-medical yesterday. Before that the status was "background check in progress" and they asked us to provide some additional documents. I thought we would be on time before our first medicals expire but no, they said to re-do. Several days before the re-medical requests got posted...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Yes, this is the form for re-medical. Unfortunately :( We also got this, and no subsequent request through email or anything else.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Do you know why they gave you a full year? Are there specific reasons for this? Or this is just a normal extension period?
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Sorry, what does it mean "extended for another 1 year"? Did you do re-medical? What are the dates of the previous medical(s)? Thank you for sharing and congratulations.
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    No, it will not delay the process. I had the same situation, got an email that asked to allow release of information, my mom signed it and I got the report on the due date. That authorization to release information is related only to that report, i.e. it cannot delay total processing time of...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    To those who cannot link their application to their account in CIC. I just called the CIC while having my application open on the screen. While talking to them I asked to lead me through the answers. And it appeared, that the spelling of the city of birth is different on the file, not the same...