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  1. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    Hello, kind folks, A strange thing happened with our application today: - Our OWP was approved last Saturday, 17 September 2022. Today, our Visitor Record application that we sent prior to submitting our spousal sponsorship application was approved. Does this Visitor Record cancel out the...
  2. mapple007

    JULY 2022 INLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP PAPER

    UPDATE: Spousal Inland+OWP, paper-based, delivered by courier Application received: 29 July 2022 AOR: 31 August 2022 @ 4:15 AM PST Medical Exam requested & completed: 31 August 2022 Biometrics Instruction Letter (BIL) received: 7 September 2022, appointment booked for 8 September 2022.
  3. mapple007

    JULY 2022 INLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP PAPER

    Hi guys, just got our AOR+MEI today. Here's our timeline: Spousal Inland+OWP, paper-based, delivered by courier Application received: 29 July 2022 AOR: Today, 31 August 2022 @ 4:15 AM PST Medical Exam requested & completed: 31 August 2022 We're manifesting hard for a quick processing!
  4. mapple007

    June 2022 INLAND Spousal Sponsorship Paper Based

    Because the portal system is relatively new, unreliable, and extremely unfair. Its infrastructure is horseshite; there's no FIFO, no accountability, and no structure or pattern on how they go through applications. I and countless others had to deal with the headache and stress brought by this...
  5. mapple007

    June 2022 INLAND Spousal Sponsorship Paper Based

    You will have implied status as a worker once your current work permit expires. Tell your HR that it doesn't matter, you are legally allowed to continue working as long as your application is still being processed and you remain in Canada. Quoted from IRCC: "If a temporary resident also...
  6. mapple007

    May 2022 Spousal Sponsorship Outland and Inland - Paper/Online

    Since your wife has a work permit now, you can withdraw the visitor record application and hopefully get a refund of the processing fee if processing for that application hasn't begun. Quoted from Canada.ca website below: "Application not processed Fees for service shall be refunded if an...
  7. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    By the way, I think that your original text was also correct if you consider "overthink" as a particular action; in which case, that action can certainly be done to an extent that is too much or too many times! :D
  8. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    My wife just read your responses and she said she'll need your contact information to start a support group/intervention for me, LOL!
  9. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    Thanks a lot for the reassurance, @armoured ! We tend to overthink things, yeah o_O. I know from experience with my own PR application that they can be quite relaxed when it comes to the minute details. Albeit, they can also be quite inconsistent with that leniency, and we just want to make...
  10. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    @Jazzed, @armoured, and @Kaibigan, thanks again, folks! To update regarding the certified true copy issue: We managed to get a certified true copy of my spouse's birth certificate from the Consulate General of Mexico here in Vancouver. All we had to do was make an appointment 3 days ahead and...
  11. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    Sorry about that, guys, didn't mean for it to be as dense as it was! No offence was meant, we are just two very concerned folks. Thanks a lot for your input on this. We will follow your suggestions to find more info from a local source. :D
  12. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    Thanks a lot for your response, kind sir/madam! Regarding above: Could you please kindly point to where this information can be found? As it's stated at https://ircc.canada.ca/english/information/applications/spouse.asp: "Official documents issued by this country must be government-certified...
  13. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    Well, I'd be jazzed! Thanks a lot, mate, for going above and beyond to research this for us. Whilst we'd prefer if we could do it at the local consulate, we have a general idea now of how to go about doing this and that's something! Albeit, we are a little sceptical that it's "needed" needed in...
  14. mapple007

    Spousal sponsorship

    Hi guys, hope everyone's having a lovely evening! I (current PR) am sponsoring my wife (Mexican) via the inland spousal sponsorship application. We have a few questions and doubts, hoping any kind souls who've had experience with this process can help out: Background: Under the Country...
  15. mapple007

    Mexico

    Saludos a tod@s, I (current PR) am sponsoring my wife (Mexican) via the inland spousal sponsorship application. We have a few questions and doubts, hoping any kind souls who've had experience with this process can help out: Background: Under the Country specific requirements, it's noted as...
  16. mapple007

    "Government-certified true copies (copies certified as authentic by the issuing governmental authority, signed and sealed)"

    Hi there, I hope everything worked out for you and your partner in the end! I 100% understand your frustration having had dealt with IRCC on multiple occasions in the past decade or so. I do have a couple of questions to ask you about this as my wife is also Mexican and she's currently in...
  17. mapple007

    New PR confirmation portal

    I've not seen this one yet, but I've seen similar cases where a family member(s)'s profile is missing from the PA's portal. Another common thing I've seen often is that the wrong CoPR is attached to the portal (for the wrong person) or COPR is just missing for some family members even though...
  18. mapple007

    New PR confirmation portal

    Hey folks, Just want to give everyone a final update, and some words of encouragement to those waiting for what feels like is going to be for the rest of eternity, here's my timeline: 1st portal e-mail: 19 May 2021 2nd portal e-mail & submission of address, photo and in-Canada declaration: 20...
  19. mapple007

    New PR confirmation portal

    Just an update for those with mistakes on their COPR: At Service Canada, I was able to obtain a permanent SIN with the client copy of the COPR without signing it. I cannot sign the damned thing because of what's written right above the signature line: "I hereby certify that the above statements...
  20. mapple007

    New PR confirmation portal

    Thanks for the update and I'm glad you'll be able to see her soon! As is customary, the gov. of Canada has to be frustratingly inept in their ability to provide any straightforward information that isn't contradictory in one way or another. Their website lists PR card and PRTD as accepted...