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    Overstayed Super VISA - mistake by the CIC?

    Un update on our situation.. Hope it'll help somebody. We got a support letter from our MP and applied for the restoration of status for my mother-in-law ($200 application fee). A few days ago, we got a call from Canada Immigration that they will be refunding $200, canceling the refusal letter...
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    Overstayed Super VISA - mistake by the CIC?

    Re: Overstayed Super VISA Yes, that's the link that I could not post, and that's exactly why we assumed that all was fine... I called the CIC (phone number on their website), and the lady on the phone also stated that it is "6 months for Supervisa holders if nothing is written under the...
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    Overstayed Super VISA - mistake by the CIC?

    This post will be of great interest to anybody who is applying or who is in Canada under the Super Visa program. Wish I knew 2 years ago what I know now. Also, can anybody suggest something constructive? We are now at a complete loss... From "Temporary residents: Examination and admission at...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Same situation except that they asked us to send additional documents. What addresses do you see when you check the status of your (or your sister's application)? In our case, it lists our Canadian address as "home" but the address in my mother-in-law's home country as "mailing address". Wonder...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    We are sponsoring my mother-in-law to immigrate to Canada (we are in the second 5K batch). Got an email today asking to submit my mother-in-law's divorce certificate. She's been divorced for 15 years or so.. why do they need this certificate is beyond me. Anyways, the problem is that my...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Canada Post 1:36pm delivery on January 4 (signed by SS). CIC charge (pending transaction) appeared on my CC this morning. Phew!!!! Good luck to all who are still waiting and hoping... I was ready to go to my MP and start writing nasty articles to the newspapers if my application didn't make...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    I think it should not be a problem to get a refund from Purolator. You paid for a very specific service that they have not provided. Have you tried calling them?
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    This is interesting... could you please let us know what you base this statement on?
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    From the CIC site: "To sponsor your parent or grandparent, you must be living in Canada." However, this may mean many things.. Most likely, commuting to the US for work is fine, but permanently living and working in the US is not.. There may be some gray area: for example, you are in the US...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Sure, let's hope that we will make it, but there will still be people whose applications get rejected, and they can be as unhappy about the process as I am... Even if we get in it will not make the system fair. The process this year was a mess but I doubt very much that Canada Immigration will...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    Thanks for the info. Actually, I am not blaming myself at all - I did everything correctly given the information that I had at the time. People who didn't make the cap last year had a better idea what to expect, and so paid local courier companies which - for a substantial fee - guaranteed that...
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    Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

    I sent my application by Canada Post XpressPost. It was in Mississauga on December 31, was out for delivery at 10:15am on January 4, and got delivered at 13:36am (signed by SS). Of course, if I had more info about the process and I found this forum last year I would have sent it by a more...