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Anyone applied a Student Permit from Philippines?

lopi14

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Aug 19, 2012
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Hi all,

It hasn't been 20 calendar days but I'm getting anxious about my application.

I am applying under SDS with my spouse who's a foreign national (OWP)

Here's my timeline:
June 18, 2019 - Upfront Medical Exam
July 1, 2019 - Submitted my application
July 2, 2019 - Biometrics Request Letter
July 8, 2019 - Submitted my biometrics

Up to this date, I have no updates yet regarding my medicals

Did anybody from PH applied for biometrics on or after July 8th and have received any updates regarding their applications?

Hopefully this thread can release some tensions! Thanks!
Firstly, thank you for sharing your timeline. I have added your data to this thread's spreadseet.

It is true that waiting can be cumbersome and without any foresight is perplexing. You have come to the right place. :)

I find this thread unique because majority of the applicants/members here share the same path and struggles. We rejoice in each and everyone's victory. We support those who seek help.

Welcome aboard! ;)

The dates below are based on the timelimes shared here from Feb 2019 to present.

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Updated forecast:
  1. artsh0914 (SDS: any day from now)
  2. Hunyo Dyes (Reg: any day from now)
  3. Em-em22 (SDS: July 31)
  4. rain143 (Reg: Aug 01)
  5. lopi14 (Reg: Aug 04)
  6. mgragl (SDS: Aug 07)
  7. rchldcv (SDS: Aug 09)
  8. roks (Reg: Aug 11)
Disclaimer: forecasted dates lang po ito. Plus/minus 2 days. SDS processing takes about 21 + 7 days, while Reg Stream takes about 28 + 7 days.
 
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nursesnow

Star Member
Jul 14, 2019
51
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UPDATE:

Lodged date: June 28, 2019 - Regular Paper-based
Biometrics Enrollment: June 28, 2019 - Upfront
Biometrics Correspondence Letter:

SP: July 24, 2019
OWP: July 13, 2019

Medical: June 19, 2019 - Upfront
Medical Passed: July 3, 2019

Final Decision:

July 24, 2019 - APPROVED.

"Entrust your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3

Thank you everyone for all the answered queries. Praying for the approval of all the applications! God bless us all! ❤❤❤

Oh My God,

Im so proud of what you did. God loves you.
Congratulations MrsM. Godbless us all
 

mrsm2016

Hero Member
May 19, 2016
301
89
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-05-2016
AOR Received.
16-06-2016 AOR2: 02-08-2016
File Transfer...
28-07-2016
Med's Done....
21-04-2016
Passport Req..
20-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
13-12-2016 VOH: 05-01-2017
LANDED..........
18-01-2017
Oh My God,

Im so proud of what you did. God loves you.
Congratulations MrsM. Godbless us all
Thank you! Goodluck on your new journey! ❤
 

mrsm2016

Hero Member
May 19, 2016
301
89
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-05-2016
AOR Received.
16-06-2016 AOR2: 02-08-2016
File Transfer...
28-07-2016
Med's Done....
21-04-2016
Passport Req..
20-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
13-12-2016 VOH: 05-01-2017
LANDED..........
18-01-2017
Guysssss.

Question po.

Meron po ba dito na nag-apply na family din na upfront din nagpasa ng passport?
Sabay2 po ba release ng passport nyo at approval ng visa?

Thanks po.
 

lilliecutie

Star Member
Jul 17, 2019
94
142
Manila
Hi all,

It hasn't been 20 calendar days but I'm getting anxious about my application.

I am applying under SDS with my spouse who's a foreign national (OWP)

Here's my timeline:
June 18, 2019 - Upfront Medical Exam
July 1, 2019 - Submitted my application
July 2, 2019 - Biometrics Request Letter
July 8, 2019 - Submitted my biometrics

Up to this date, I have no updates yet regarding my medicals

Did anybody from PH applied for biometrics on or after July 8th and have received any updates regarding their applications?

Hopefully this thread can release some tensions! Thanks!
To be honest, I was just as anxious as you when I was waiting for the results to come out; I lodged my application online June 27th (upfront medical date: June 24th), and had my biometrics done July 2nd. But, I did not get any updates until July 17th. If it hasn’t been 20 days from the time you submitted your bio, there’s nothing to fret about. It could be that for SDS, because the timeframe for processing is shorter, and decisions are granted faster (approved or refused), IRCC doesn’t bother updating the fields on our profiles as often as they do those of regular stream applicants’. When IRCC updated mine on said date (the first field to be updated was medical), they also ALREADY included the final decision (a few minutes later). None of the sections shown below got updated before July 17th—the day I was told I got approved, and received a correspondence saying I needed to submit my passport to the nearest VAC. This is what it looks like...

Review of eligibility - Review of eligibility
  • July 17, 2019 Your eligibility has been reviewed. Please see the final decision below.
Review of medical results - Review of medical results
  • July 17, 2019 You passed the medical exam.
Review of additional documents - Review of additional documents
  • We do not need additional documents.
Interview - Interview
  • You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes.
Biometrics - Biometrics
  • July 2, 2019 Completed.
Background check - Background check
  • July 2, 2019 Your background check was completed.
Final decision - Final decision
  • July 23, 2019 Your application was approved. Check your messages below for details.

EDIT: They updated the final decision section again with a new date on July 23rd, the day I went to VFS to submit my passport.
 
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roks

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Feb 13, 2019
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QUESTION:

Am I allowed to use the show money after getting the visa? Some are just borrowed from my friends that I need to return

Thanks for the replies.
 
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donday

Full Member
Jul 23, 2019
32
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UPDATE:

Lodged date: June 28, 2019 - Regular Paper-based
Biometrics Enrollment: June 28, 2019 - Upfront
Biometrics Correspondence Letter:

SP: July 24, 2019
OWP: July 13, 2019

Medical: June 19, 2019 - Upfront
Medical Passed: July 3, 2019

Final Decision:

July 24, 2019 - APPROVED.

"Entrust your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3

Thank you everyone for all the answered queries. Praying for the approval of all the applications! God bless us all! ❤❤❤
If nareceive na po yung biometrics correspondence letter, may chance pa po kaya na hihingi sila ng additional documents? Thanks po.
 

mrsm2016

Hero Member
May 19, 2016
301
89
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-05-2016
AOR Received.
16-06-2016 AOR2: 02-08-2016
File Transfer...
28-07-2016
Med's Done....
21-04-2016
Passport Req..
20-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
13-12-2016 VOH: 05-01-2017
LANDED..........
18-01-2017
If nareceive na po yung biometrics correspondence letter, may chance pa po kaya na hihingi sila ng additional documents? Thanks po.
Yes. Nauna kasi biometrics correspondence ng husband ko. Then nag-ask sila additional document for me.
 

donday

Full Member
Jul 23, 2019
32
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Yes. Nauna kasi biometrics correspondence ng husband ko. Then nag-ask sila additional document for me.
Thanks po sa reply. So before po nareceive yung biometrics letter nyo po, nagask muna sila ng additional document, tama po? Thanks po ult
 

postdoc_fellow1008

Star Member
Jan 24, 2018
56
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Oh awesome. I'll be living in the W. Edmonton area. I figured it would be better to rent outside the university as that would be 50% cheaper. After all, school is just for 3 days a week, so I don't really need to live in-campus (too expensive for me at 850-1200 CAD a month? Hell, no). But I made sure I found a place that is just a minute walk to the bus stop, LOL. Winnipeg? In Manitoba? Oh my, I almost applied to study at the University of Manitoba, but they didn't have the program that I was eyeing. U of A's M Ed. prospectus totally had me. It was love at first sight. (Dork moment!)

But what do you guys normally do for recreation during wintertime aside from skiing?
It is indeed better to rent outside university (university housing is a rop off), but the west side is a bit far, in my opinion. Well, I guess it depends on how far west. I always think about the west edmonton mall area when someone says they live on the west side. There's a couple direct buses from the west side to university and the commute can be very long and boring depending on how far west you'll be at. If you can still find a place closer to uni, I recommend Garneau, Strathcona, or University areas. I've always lived around these areas and managed to find cheap and good places ($550-700); some rooms were even fully furnished. Download the "My Ualberta" app, lots of posts there from students looking for roommates.

Winters are loooong and can be very boring (snowfall usually starts end of Oct/early Nov and warms up for spring around April/May, but getting snow in June/July is not unheard of). In the city, all you can really do is hang out indoors with friends if it's -15 to -40 outside. Tons of stuff to do on Whyte Avenue (busy street close to university) or Jasper Avenue and nearby areas (downtown) as well - bars, restaurants, coffee shops, board games cafes, escape rooms, etc. Lots of concerts/performances come to the city too (lots of local bands as well playing all over the city). And of course, there's always hockey! Depending on who the oilers play, tickets can be pretty cheap, like $40-60.

Lots of people come here and find Edmonton to be a very boring city. They get depressed. But the city can be fun and charming if you let it (small town feel, people are very nice). It's all about who you know here really. As long as you have friends to hang out with, that's all you need. That's the first thing you need to do as soon as you get here. Find friends!

Well, first get a SIN, open a bank account (CIBC, Scotiabank, and other banks offer student accounts that are free as long as you're a student), then apply for health care (free!). Then go find friends!
 
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postdoc_fellow1008

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Jan 24, 2018
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Guys. Please I need your opinions.

Anyone who applied for a program na may co-op/internship?

Did they ask you to pay for working permit as well?

Thank you for your answers!
Hello po! May coop din po ung program ko.. but wala naman pong ni-require na payment for work permit.. so far. hehe. halaaa. meron ba dapat? oh nooo :( Pero may kasama po ba kayo na pupunta ng canada? Baka sya po ung need ng work permit?
Hi, if your study program requires a co-op/internship term/s, I don't think you'll need a separate work permit. Technically, you are allowed to work legally anywhere in the city under a study permit (but for only up to 20 hours a week for students). You can also talk to your university department to confirm if a work permit is required for international students. But having a study permit should be enough for you to look for employment as long as your co-op work doesn't go over 20 hours/week.

I'm not even sure if you're allowed to have both a study permit and work permit at the same time?
 

mrsm2016

Hero Member
May 19, 2016
301
89
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-05-2016
AOR Received.
16-06-2016 AOR2: 02-08-2016
File Transfer...
28-07-2016
Med's Done....
21-04-2016
Passport Req..
20-12-2016
VISA ISSUED...
13-12-2016 VOH: 05-01-2017
LANDED..........
18-01-2017
Thanks po sa reply. So before po nareceive yung biometrics letter nyo po, nagask muna sila ng additional document, tama po? Thanks po ult
Yes po.