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2018 Spousal Sponsorship in-land Applications: timeline and updates

Can_loves_Aus

Star Member
Jan 4, 2018
119
127
Hi everyone!

Happy new year :)
I am new to this forum, but find it a very helpful resource. I have been reading the 2017 spousal sponsorship updates thread and didn't see a thread started for those submitting 2018 spousal applications. Hoping I can share any updates and also hear from others.

My common-law partner (from Australia) and I have submitted our application on January 2nd, received by the processing centre on January 3rd.

Wishing luck to everyone
 

Baharm

Star Member
Nov 28, 2017
129
76
Mine was received on December 21st so I guess technically we're 2017 applicants! But I have a question that I thought I'd ask here and it also might help other people. I noticed after sending our application that this was mentioned on cic guidelines:
The order of documents should be as follows:
checklist;
open work permit application (and supporting documents), if applicable;
any barcode pages;
supporting documents, in the order they’re listed on the checklist.

Has anyone else missed that? Also for anyone who hasn't submitted yet, keep that in mind! :)
 

Can_loves_Aus

Star Member
Jan 4, 2018
119
127
Mine was received on December 21st so I guess technically we're 2017 applicants! But I have a question that I thought I'd ask here and it also might help other people. I noticed after sending our application that this was mentioned on cic guidelines:
The order of documents should be as follows:
checklist;
open work permit application (and supporting documents), if applicable;
any barcode pages;
supporting documents, in the order they’re listed on the checklist.

Has anyone else missed that? Also for anyone who hasn't submitted yet, keep that in mind! :)
Yes that is the correct order! the OWP receipt should go behind the OWP form and any supporting docs. It's a bit confusing getting everything in the right order, but I'm sure it wont affect your app!
 

Can_loves_Aus

Star Member
Jan 4, 2018
119
127
Mine was received on December 21st so I guess technically we're 2017 applicants! But I have a question that I thought I'd ask here and it also might help other people. I noticed after sending our application that this was mentioned on cic guidelines:
The order of documents should be as follows:
checklist;
open work permit application (and supporting documents), if applicable;
any barcode pages;
supporting documents, in the order they’re listed on the checklist.

Has anyone else missed that? Also for anyone who hasn't submitted yet, keep that in mind! :)
Also I think you are well suited to this thread since all the action on your app will be in 2018! Please let us know updates!
 

MountainAB

Full Member
Jan 4, 2018
38
35
App. Filed.......
18-12-2017
Mine was received on December 21st so I guess technically we're 2017 applicants! But I have a question that I thought I'd ask here and it also might help other people. I noticed after sending our application that this was mentioned on cic guidelines:
The order of documents should be as follows:
checklist;
open work permit application (and supporting documents), if applicable;
any barcode pages;
supporting documents, in the order they’re listed on the checklist.

Has anyone else missed that? Also for anyone who hasn't submitted yet, keep that in mind! :)
I saw that but i don't think they would return it just because is not on the right order. As long as you sent all docs required you should be good. ;)
 
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MountainAB

Full Member
Jan 4, 2018
38
35
App. Filed.......
18-12-2017
Hi everyone!

Happy new year :)
I am new to this forum, but find it a very helpful resource. I have been reading the 2017 spousal sponsorship updates thread and didn't see a thread started for those submitting 2018 spousal applications. Hoping I can share any updates and also hear from others.

My common-law partner (from Australia) and I have submitted our application on January 2nd, received by the processing centre on January 3rd.

Wishing luck to everyone
Happy new year \0/
That's a good idea. We've sent in december but for processing purposes we might be considered 2018 applicants. =P
 
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kprs_ind

Hero Member
Apr 17, 2013
620
29
Chennai
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2174
App. Filed.......
02-08-2013
Doc's Request.
N/A
Nomination.....
N/A
AOR Received.
06-10-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with Application
File Transfer...
N/A
Med's Request
07-03-2014
Med's Done....
10-03-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-03-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-04-2014
LANDED..........
29-07-2014
I would recommend to follow 2017 thread also as many folks would have submitted during the last 3 months of 2017. We can see their updates and understand the trend... just my two cents..
 

brooklette

Member
Sep 9, 2015
10
7
Hey,
We're about to start the first bit of the process. I'm unfamiliar with the abbreviations being used here, but everything has been super helpful.

I'm an Australian, I came here on the IEC working holiday visa, arrived in April 2016, and I got married to my Canadian husband on the 30th December 2017.

We're waiting on the marriage docs right now to send off. Will update once I send the application!
 

Can_loves_Aus

Star Member
Jan 4, 2018
119
127
Hey,
We're about to start the first bit of the process. I'm unfamiliar with the abbreviations being used here, but everything has been super helpful.

I'm an Australian, I came here on the IEC working holiday visa, arrived in April 2016, and I got married to my Canadian husband on the 30th December 2017.

We're waiting on the marriage docs right now to send off. Will update once I send the application!
Welcome! Similar situation to me, but reversed. I am the Canadian sponsoring my Australian common law partner who is currently on a 2 year work permit.
We submitted Jan 3rd :)
 

MountainAB

Full Member
Jan 4, 2018
38
35
App. Filed.......
18-12-2017
Hey,
We're about to start the first bit of the process. I'm unfamiliar with the abbreviations being used here, but everything has been super helpful.

I'm an Australian, I came here on the IEC working holiday visa, arrived in April 2016, and I got married to my Canadian husband on the 30th December 2017.

We're waiting on the marriage docs right now to send off. Will update once I send the application!
Welcome do the journey with us.
I wasn't familiar with the terms too. I had to google most of them to follow the comments. =P
Here is what I know so far:
AOR - Acknowledgment of Receipt
PCC - Police Check Certificate
Med - Medical Exams
AIP - Approved in Principal
SA - Sponsor/Sponsorship Approval
DM - Decision Made

The best of luck for you!
 

Baharm

Star Member
Nov 28, 2017
129
76
Hey,
We're about to start the first bit of the process. I'm unfamiliar with the abbreviations being used here, but everything has been super helpful.

I'm an Australian, I came here on the IEC working holiday visa, arrived in April 2016, and I got married to my Canadian husband on the 30th December 2017.

We're waiting on the marriage docs right now to send off. Will update once I send the application!
This link might be useful, it also explains the abbreviations. Also, if you're in a hurry for any specific reason you might be able to ask for your marriage certificate to be processed faster. We got ours in 5 weeks in Ontario whereas it's supposed to take 10-12 weeks. This post was very helpful even though some details are out dated.
 

crystarclear

Star Member
Oct 2, 2017
179
113
Alberta
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
09-12-2017
Doc's Request.
26-01-2018
AOR Received.
24-01-2018
LANDED..........
06-11-2018
My app was received Dec 09, 2017. I'll join this forum since documents I am waiting to receive will hopefully come this year
 
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brooklette

Member
Sep 9, 2015
10
7
This link might be useful, it also explains the abbreviations. Also, if you're in a hurry for any specific reason you might be able to ask for your marriage certificate to be processed faster. We got ours in 5 weeks in Ontario whereas it's supposed to take 10-12 weeks. This post was very helpful even though some details are out dated.
Hey,

Thanks for that. When we got married, the officiant said he would get the certificate through faster, he said he could probably get one out to us in 10 days. I'll be content that it gets through faster than the 10-12 weeks.
 

Mrs Vincent

Newbie
Jul 14, 2015
9
0
Hi every one I think that I am a 2018 applicant. I applied on Oct 28 2017 but I my application was returned last month because of a mistake on my 5406. I corrected the error and mailed it on January 2nd and it was received on Jan 4th. Do i have to wait for another 6-8 weeks for CIC to send me my AOR.
 
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