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  1. kevinthegerbil

    We have not received your fingerprints. Check your biometrics request message below for details.

    confirm with VFS that it’s gone to Canada immigration. do a web form to Canada immigration asking them to confirm (can take a couple of weeks for a reply). however, the tool does NOT update until you have your COPR. As long as the biometrics info appears in the GCC tool (it has a date, the...
  2. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Where were you settling again? Vancouver? Bit far to pop in, but raise a Molson when you arrive to new lives!
  3. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Wow! That was fast! Mine took a few weeks! Right now, I’m sat at an indoor skate park in Guelph while my little guy scoots with his new mates, a few blocks from our rented house, having just secured a family car for delivery this week. Job hunting is going ok, but haven’t landed that one yet...
  4. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Hi Netraam! I hope you have got your CoPR by now. Just to rub in buying the express police check cert - I am writing this on the plane, a little over Newfoundland on my flight to land in Canada!! ;) (seriously!) They said Brexit might affect the supply of computer printer paper... :/ Anyway...
  5. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Nahh.. sounds like a mistake to me! ;) (joke!) That's amazing! Congratulations! So - there's a MASSIVE delay on printing in London. I actually used the webform to email them to say 'There's a DM but no details - can you tell me more about the status of my application?' and they wrote back...
  6. kevinthegerbil

    We have not received your fingerprints. Check your biometrics request message below for details.

    I've now been through the process - I have my PR! The biometrics did not update until AFTER I'd received the physical PR (letter/CoPR) in the post. So don't worry. Sadly they have no loop back to say it's received. In the closing weeks of the process, I was asked to resubmit a renewed police...
  7. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Ah! Of course, yes! Yay ... and... grr.. I mean, I did the medical right at the beginning and the restriction on my entry period is based on the processing of my application.. entirely out of my control... Chicken and Egg.
  8. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Mine is an electronic visa stub. The date is, I think, 18th Jan 2020. Shorter than I expected! What about others?
  9. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    I had already sent copies in my application pack (it was one of the requested documents). In the CoPR letter it states that my visa is an 'electronic visa' - it's a serial number - when I land, the immigration officer taps it into the computer. No need for a foil. I'm landing in Ontario - what...
  10. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    On average - 2-4 weeks. However, when I had 'Decision Made' the reply came the NEXT DAY. (I guess someone was working on my case!)
  11. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Use the webform: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp Click on 'Tell us more' to start entering information and state that the portal is showing 'Decision Made' but there is no other information. Hopefully London will email you back pretty quickly with some news! (and if you...
  12. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Not an expert, but also heard that it was, for instance, VFS Global office (where you did fingerprints) rather than the Canadian commission itself. However, please don't quote me. What is the wording on the letter? (There was a similar thread here but from 2017 - ALWAYS GO BY THE INFORMATION IN...
  13. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Hi! Congratulations on the PPR - that's nearly the end of the road! I'm afraid I can't help - I went straight to CoPR because I am British and am visa exempt. (list of visa exempt countries/citizenships...
  14. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    That's all a bit weird. Pre-arrival is usually a good sign - but, if you're well-travelled, you'll have a short delay while they do one last check I guess. Hang in there! o_O
  15. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    They often, it seems, ask for the same forms again (Schedule A especially) to check that nothing has changed... afterall, it was a year ago! For example, address, job/status, relationship/marriage etc.
  16. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    I think all the activity of moving offices etc is IRCC’s attempts to balance the work load and hit the deadlines. And pre-arrival services are a GOOD SIGN (I’ve signed up to some - some of them are quite in depth and funded - so they won’t give them to you unless you are an almost certain...
  17. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    All my colleagues spoke (impeccable) English. Except the cleaner (who was older - from the country) I once used the word ‘cutback’ in conversation (meaning we had to reduce costs) in front of her - and she looked HORRIFIED! A colleague spun back the conversation a bit and laughed - Turns out...
  18. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    CoPR arrived today. It was posted yesterday (LDN email confirmed this) and it arrived in registered, signed for <1pm special delivery today. Stay strong - this is one hell of a process, of mostly waiting in the dark. Keep your eye on the prize! Good luck everyone!
  19. kevinthegerbil

    ****August 2018***** OUTLAND SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

    Oops - I meant 18 MONTHS not years (!) - My Dutch isn't that good (too many 3 and 4 letter combinations with your teeth and tongue in different places). Plus, every time I started speaking Dutch, most people would speak back to me in perfect English! (a colleague said 'You're learning Dutch...