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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    No problems. We told the panel physician that it was an up-front examination for inland sponsorship and that was it. No form to fill out, the Dr does the exam and uploads it to the eMedical system. He did give us a receipt with the medical file # on it. We made a copy of that receipt and sent...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    So we landed at CIC Vancouver on Saturday. Arrived 45 minutes before the 8:15AM appointment at the office, already the building's lobby was full. shortly after 8AM, CIC staff came down to escort us up the elevator in groups on 15 or so, collected our landing letters and proof of RPRF payment...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    Have our landing letter: Saturday August 16th, 8:15AM in Vancouver
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    OWP arrived in today's mail, so now just waiting for the landing letter
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    I honestly think it takes them no more than a few hours of direct work per application, probably mostly reading the supplemental information and proofs provided, as much of the other work including background checks can and likely are easily automated. More than likely it is simply that inland...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    ....and DM CIC Vancouver will contact us for the final appt
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    AIP and OWP approval just arrived too
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    For our July 26th application, Just got sponsorship approval. No sign of AIP or DM yet
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    My MP sent along another enquiry on Monday, so I'll wait and see until I hear from there. I've made 2 MP enquiries and been featured in the Toronto Star article with a testy quote criticizing the government. I probably have my picture on the wall with a bullseye at CPC-M at this point...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    Fairly typical. The apps just sit and collect dust until it comes to the top and then they get it knocked out in a few hours/days. Similar experience when I was waiting for my US PR card: A multi-year queue and it just sits without action until they finally reach it, then a quick resolution if...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    I haven't been paying much attention to the wait times for other classes of applicants, but it seems that the inland family class is not currently a priority for them. Based on the governments statements regarding their preference for Outland among other things, I cannot help but feel this is an...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    So once the file is approved and forward to the local office for landing. Does the RPRF have to be paid before the local office will schedule an appointment, or will the office issue an appointment time regardless and just verify that the fee has been paid at the appt itself?
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    You'll never get a government MP to speak out against the party, especially with how tightly the Tories control their message. Best bet is the MP's who's sitting as immigration critic for the opposition so, contact her office and lay out the story: http://lysaneblanchettelamothe.ndp.ca/ probably...
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    Move - US to Canada

    We flew in; He had a US passport for that part since the airline wouldn't accept anything else. For clearing immigration we used his citizenship certificate, but his birth certificate along with my citizenship proof would have been enough - we just had to establish he was my child and I was...
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    Move - US to Canada

    Similar boat. I'm a born Canadian, my son was born in the US - as far as Canada was concerned he was a citizen at birth regardless of if we had a certificate: We could use his birth certificate plus my proof of citizenship to establish the relationship according to the nearest consulate staff...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2014

    As one of the featured couples in that story I can say some context was stripped from statements that very much changed the meaning from what was said during the interview, from our perspective at least.
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    Been in contact with a member of my MP's staff. They've contacted CIC who have only stated to check back with them if we have not received any notifications on our file after another 2 months.... I was informed my concerns about the ever lengthening processing time is an operational matter for...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    Dear XXXXXX: Thank you for your email of May 9, 2014, addressed to Mr. Chris Alexander, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, concerning your sponsorship undertaking on behalf of your wife’s application for permanent residence. I would first like to explain that the creation of...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    Seemed a bit...cold. Of course it came from a no-reply address so I'm unable to respond that there are several and complex factors to why we chose inland processing and that our main concerns remains wildly varying timelines and an overall inability to get consistent, straight information from...
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    INLAND APPLICATIONS 2013

    Received a reply from Chris Alexander's office regarding wait times, lack of information etc... here's a snip: However, Family Class category redesign aimed at faster processing of applications from spouses, common-law partners and dependent children only applies to applicants who are outside...