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***APRIL 2017***SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP OUTSIDE OF CANADA

Oulrish

Hero Member
Apr 24, 2017
667
428
Winnipeg
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Pretoria
App. Filed.......
04-04-2017
Doc's Request.
14-05-2017
AOR Received.
Applicant - 12-05-2017, Sponsor - 13-05-2017. AOR2 - 30-06-2017
File Transfer...
12-06-2017
Med's Request
30-08-2017
Med's Done....
04-09-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
18-09-2017
VISA ISSUED...
03-10-2017
LANDED..........
13-10-2017
I think we're in trouble because we initiated the process too early.

Received a letter from CIC saying they are not satisfied with the sponsor's intent to return to Canada "once PR is granted" and they need proof within 45 days that the sponsor plans to reside in Canada once the PA gets the immigrant visa.

We're currently residing outside Canada. I'm in grad school, scheduled to graduate in January 2019. In the original proof of intent we wrote that once PR is granted, we plan to return to Canada in 2019 and settle there. We included bank accounts, driver's licence copy, proof that husband is listed on his dad's car insurance, a letter from his dad verifying our plans to relocate and offering us a short-term place to stay.

Had no idea how long the process would take and figured if it's granted early, no big deal. What kind of proof are they looking for? We can write another letter stating that the sponsor will return to Canada, and I will finish my studies. He is applying to PhD programs, including some in Canada (start date would be Fall 2018), could this help? His dad has since decided to move across the country, so no short-term place to stay anymore, but we could get affidavits from friends.... We kind of also emptied out the Canadian bank accounts, since that money was more useful to us here :(

CIC also suggested an option to withdraw the petition - would we lose all the application fees and have to redo the (really expensive) medical exam also?

Advice?
Hi Phyline,

I am really sorry to hear this. Although this might be a setback, you can take the positive out of it that your application was/is taking the right direction and that they were/are close to grant the PA her/his PR.

Since you both are planning to come into Canada as of January 2019 there is plenty of time to properly get ready with all the needed information. There are a lot of threads on the forum that provides idea/suggestions/advice on what is needed and what was provided to satisfy immigration on the intent to return.

Here's one of such link, give it a try and do not lose hope, it will all eventually work out:
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/intent-to-return.228779/
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/intent-to-return.228779/

Good luck on your studies as well!!!
 

Oulrish

Hero Member
Apr 24, 2017
667
428
Winnipeg
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Pretoria
App. Filed.......
04-04-2017
Doc's Request.
14-05-2017
AOR Received.
Applicant - 12-05-2017, Sponsor - 13-05-2017. AOR2 - 30-06-2017
File Transfer...
12-06-2017
Med's Request
30-08-2017
Med's Done....
04-09-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
18-09-2017
VISA ISSUED...
03-10-2017
LANDED..........
13-10-2017
Thx! @Oulrish you have been a positive light on this forum. Wishing you all the best.
Thank you for the good wishes. You're very welcome and I wish your couple a beautiful life ahead!!! ;)
 

knnn

Hero Member
Jul 23, 2014
225
38
Application received: April 23rd
Aor1: April 27th
Sponsorship approval date: May 13th
Schedule A and police clearance: may 27th
No information u till October 1st
File transferred to NDVO: oct 2nd
NDVO: we started processing your application on Oct 3rd
Medicals have been received
No information after that!!!!!
Next step would be Back Ground check In Progress - there are many Apr applicants from NDVO waiting at this stage. Hope you see some updates in coming weeks.
 

Phyline

Full Member
Jun 1, 2017
39
18
Boston, USA
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
15-03-2017
Doc's Request.
04-05-2017
AOR Received.
27-04-2017
Gonna wing it. Since in theory the sponsor MUST return to Canada by September 2018, it makes sense for him to return once PR is granted to set things up and such. Now just need to gather enough papers. Thankfully now is smack in the middle of school application cycle, so we can submit it as evidence.

Wish us luck!
 

inak_15

Star Member
Jun 24, 2017
75
17
Hello, I need some guidance or suggestion. Our file recently moved to London and our ECAS has changed to 'In Process' with the line added 'we started processing the application on 13th Oct'. I have 2 parts to my questions
- Since our application is being processed by a rep, we do could not link the GCKey (is there a way we could link it even if we have a rep) and hence don't know if the medical request has been received via GCKey. Do the reps also get a notification via email, or is GCKey the only answer.
- Should I call the automated CIC number to get an update, as I have read that this is the same as GCKey. If so, could some kindly let me know the number too.
Hoping for your answers and advice. Thank you
 

soniababbar123

Full Member
Apr 24, 2015
34
7
India
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
NDVO
App. Filed.......
20/04/2017
Doc's Request.
02/06/2017
File Transfer...
19/06/2017
Med's Request
31/05/2017
Med's Done....
10/06/2017
Interview........
NA
Passport Req..
15-01-2018
VISA ISSUED...
26-01-2018
LANDED..........
07-02-2018
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Please help us in regards to the landing formalities. Basically I am looking for the detailed explanation regarding carrying of gold during landing. If somebody can help me with how to do the evaluation of my gold jewellery.
 

sg33

Star Member
Sep 16, 2013
167
31
Just received our GCMS notes. Not sure how to read them. Is there a link or a thread that explains the notes?
 

HeyKenGuy

Hero Member
Mar 10, 2017
405
129
Vancouver
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Manila
App. Filed.......
04/04/2017
Doc's Request.
n/a
AOR Received.
04/27/2017
File Transfer...
06/01/2017
Med's Request
05/01/2017
Med's Done....
05/04/2017:Meds Passed 05/12/2017
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hm28

Member
Sep 2, 2016
15
0
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
07-04-2017
AOR Received.
02-05-2017
File Transfer...
26-05-2017
Med's Done....
17-11-2016
Passport Req..
XX-XX-XXXX
VISA ISSUED...
XX-XX-XXXX
LANDED..........
XX-XX-XXXX
Just received our GCMS notes. Not sure how to read them. Is there a link or a thread that explains the notes?
How long did it take for them to send it?
 

sg33

Star Member
Sep 16, 2013
167
31
From our GCMS notes:
Eligibility : Recommended Pass
Security: Not started
Criminality: Passed
Due Date is May 30, 2018 for me.

Not sure why the due date is that far away. Any advise?

April 21st Applicant, AOR2 : June 19th
 
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pnaran14

Hero Member
Jan 11, 2017
231
258
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
India
App. Filed.......
18-Apr-2017
Doc's Request.
25-May-2017
AOR Received.
17-05-2017
File Transfer...
07-06-2017
Med's Request
18-05-2017
Med's Done....
22-05-2017
Passport Req..
15-Jan-2018
VISA ISSUED...
Waiting
LANDED..........
Waiting
Hey everyone,

I just thought I should share this. When I ordered GCMS notes, I noticed that the status of Review of additional documents in My CIC account has changed to "We need more documents to continue processing your application. We will send you a message with more details." on September 2017. But I have submitted everything such as PCC, schedule a , medicals (passed then), and all possible documents. On top of that, I did not receive an email or update in ecas or any changes in MyCIC account to indicate what exact documents they need to continue processing. Later when I received GCMS notes, I noticed that the notes generated date and status change dates are same.

So I sent a case specific enquiry 10 days after status change to My visa office.

Yesterday we got a reply from NDVO (New Delhi visa office) as below.

Please be advised that your application is pending a final review by an officer. At this point in time no additional information is required on your part. Our office will be in touch with the next step in processing once the review is completed.

Inference: We saw this same pattern with 8-10 other applicants in 2017 applicants. When we called CIC, similar comments were given by the agents as the internal request within the VO is reflected in applicant's status and of course, the GC Key account is not a great tool as the information structuring is yet to be better organized. Also, this is one of the baffling queries circulated by applicants in 2017 (NDVO forum and April 2017 forum). Hence I shared my 2 cents! Again, it is definitely not an ascertainment. An observation of a pattern! Agreeing and disagreeing is everyone's prerogative as it is case specific.So please expect the review of documents status to change to “need more documents” when you order GCMS although you have submitted everything. On a precautionary note, please reach out to CIC by a call, case-specific enquiry, and an email just to be sure.

Thanks!
 
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