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pnaran14

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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
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
- 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.
Generally, there is an email and ensure your rep is checking your account on a daily basis. If not, get the username, password, and security questions for the account from the rep.

- 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.
Yes, please. Call cic on a daily basis as it reads the exact status in your gc key account in case you do not have access to it and also, check your ecas @ https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/authenticate.do?app=
 
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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
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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
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
Due date is generally 12 months from receiving your application / started processing your application. It does not mean they will take until that date. People have received PR much before that date. It is a reference info.
 
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Jasmine1

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Apr 17, 2017
74
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Due date is generally 12 months from receiving your application / started processing your application. It does not mean they will take until that date. People have received PR much before that date. It is a reference info.
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
you are almost there everything is done for you...Due date should be the next round of review by an officer but most often you would not reach due date and get DM PPR before that

Your BGC started?
 
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Y boperrai123

Hero Member
Jul 26, 2017
249
133
30
India
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
NDVO
App. Filed.......
20-04-2017
AOR Received.
Aor1-26-05-2017 /Aor2-05-07-2017
File Transfer...
29-06-2017
Med's Request
20-06-2017
Med's Done....
01-07-2017
Passport Req..
Waiting
VISA ISSUED...
Waiting
LANDED..........
Waiting
How much to wait for dm now:(:mad:.
Nothing today also.:(
 

inak_15

Star Member
Jun 24, 2017
75
17
- 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.
Generally, there is an email and ensure your rep is checking your account on a daily basis. If not, get the username, password, and security questions for the account from the rep.

- 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.
Yes, please. Call cic on a daily basis as it reads the exact status in your gc key account in case you do not have access to it and also, check your ecas @ https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/authenticate.do?app=

Thank you for your reply. Yes, indeed I check ECAS daily (both sponsor and PA). I will be calling them to check the update.
 

Kinza_Bee

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May 25, 2017
860
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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
Due date is just an internal deadline for the officer to conclude your file within the 12 months of SA. They usually conclude files way before the deadline, unless the application needs special attention.
 
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sg33

Star Member
Sep 16, 2013
167
31
you are almost there everything is done for you...Due date should be the next round of review by an officer but most often you would not reach due date and get DM PPR before that

Your BGC started?
BGC still shows Not Applicable
 

MrsTanner28

Star Member
Jan 27, 2017
64
20
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
20-04-2017
AOR Received.
19-05-2017
Guys...Finally got Passport request OMGGGG....Quick question they already requested pictures with the original package, they're requesting it again...does he really need to get passport photos done again?
 

Electra

Star Member
Sep 7, 2016
112
34
Dubai
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
ON
App. Filed.......
21-04-2017
AOR Received.
25-05-2017
File Transfer...
19-08-2017
Med's Request
30-05-2017
Med's Done....
07-06-2017
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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
Guys...Finally got Passport request OMGGGG....Quick question they already requested pictures with the original package, they're requesting it again...does he really need to get passport photos done again?
Congratulations, great news!!! They do need two new photos to use on the visa issuance and the CoPR, that is the usual request with the PPR.
 

bafonso

Hero Member
Jan 21, 2017
398
92
Visa Office......
Mississauga
I got it today too! DM on October 11. Wasn't expecting it for another 2 weeks honestly. Now I need to take more pictures! I assume we write by hand their annex.. probably can only ship it out Monday. I would even drop it in Ottawa if they'd let me :)