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AUGUST 2014 OUTLAND Applicants

EmiliD.

Star Member
Sep 26, 2014
98
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Vienna
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
18-08-2014
Doc's Request.
17-09-2014
AOR Received.
12-11-2014 ( SA )
File Transfer...
03-12-2014 ( asked Vienna via e-mail )
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
04-08-2014
Passport Req..
24-02-2015
VISA ISSUED...
03-03-2015
LANDED..........
14-03-2015
Got my passport today and flying on Saturday :D Can't wait to see my hubby :D

Good luck to all !!!
 

Very Happywife

Star Member
Nov 5, 2014
189
2
Philippines
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
18-08-2014
AOR Received.
05-11-2014
File Transfer...
14-11-2014
Med's Done....
16-07-2014
Passport Req..
09-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
Dm:20-03-2015 Voh april 21,2015
LANDED..........
may 3 2015
EmiliD. said:
Got my passport today and flying on Saturday :D Can't wait to see my hubby :D

Good luck to all !!!

Congratulations to you and your husband!have a safe trip too! Yours is fast!you got passport request feb and got it back so quick thi march..ours is not yet still. :'( but still hoping for this month..I miss my husband alot
 

yukonjames

Star Member
May 27, 2014
93
1
Visa Office......
canada/manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
18-08-2014
File Transfer...
05-11-2014
Med's Done....
03-07-2014
Passport Req..
09-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
20-03-2015
LANDED..........
next few weeks
Congrats to those that are getting DM and visa issued, seems August applicants are starting to see action , except those from the Manila office which is no big surprise. As another week has passed for me without no update on ecas again , now like 9 weeks after PPR but I have never had an ecas update since the beginning. Oh well there is always next week. I hope those who got visa have a safe trip to where ever there new life takes them . Enjoy :)
 

msbigshot

Hero Member
Jul 4, 2011
240
0
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-08-2014
Doc's Request.
11-03-2015
AOR Received.
29-10-2014
File Transfer...
24-11-2014
Med's Done....
25-04-2014
Interview........
WAIVED
Passport Req..
WAIVED
VISA ISSUED...
02-07-2015
LANDED..........
29-07-29
newgirl1 said:
Hey guys long time no see! My hubby got his PR Visa yesterday!
Woohoo! Congratulations, I know it has been tense for us end of the month August applicants. Good Luck to you and your husband!
 

Onemoretime

Star Member
Jul 30, 2014
182
3
Category........
Visa Office......
Warsaw
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
13-08-2014
File Transfer...
08-10-2014
Med's Done....
08-08-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
22-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
18-03-2015
LANDED..........
06-04-2015
EmiliD. said:
Got my passport today and flying on Saturday :D Can't wait to see my hubby :D

Good luck to all !!!
Definitely congrats. You certainly beat the posted processing time by a mile!! Vienna is 17 months. My VO is 9 months and still waiting...definitely no logic in the times to process for sure!
 

yukonjames

Star Member
May 27, 2014
93
1
Visa Office......
canada/manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
18-08-2014
File Transfer...
05-11-2014
Med's Done....
03-07-2014
Passport Req..
09-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
20-03-2015
LANDED..........
next few weeks
amazes me that the embassy in manila say they won't answer questions until the 17 months has expires and you should just assume your application is complete and you should just check the ecas, especially since they don't seem to update the ecas.
 

Onemoretime

Star Member
Jul 30, 2014
182
3
Category........
Visa Office......
Warsaw
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
13-08-2014
File Transfer...
08-10-2014
Med's Done....
08-08-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
22-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
18-03-2015
LANDED..........
06-04-2015
I'm happy to report that I received my email from the VO that my Visa is ready to be picked up by courier (at my own cost of course). All arranged and emailed shipping label to VO to have them send it to me UPS. :D

ECAS still showing "application received" :'(
 

Coni

Star Member
Mar 12, 2015
67
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
9/30/2014
Doc's Request.
10/10/2014//11/25/2014
AOR Received.
11/19/14// PR application recieved on 10/23/14//SA was approved on 11/27/14
IELTS Request
N/A
Med's Request
Sent with application
Med's Done....
8/18/2014
Interview........
WAIVED
Passport Req..
Decision Made 05/26/2015 PPR 05/26/2015
VISA ISSUED...
6/23/2015
LANDED..........
SOON :-)
Onemoretime said:
I'm happy to report that I received my email from the VO that my Visa is ready to be picked up by courier (at my own cost of course). All arranged and emailed shipping label to VO to have them send it to me UPS. :D

ECAS still showing "application received" :'(
Yessss!!! This is great news!!! Congratulations to you and good luck in Canada :D

As far as ECAS is concerned... Idk how to explain that... I called my VO last week and they told me that they are doing my background checks...but my ECAS has been showing application recieved until now. :eek:
 

rhcohen2014

VIP Member
Apr 6, 2014
4,940
184
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 17, 2014
Doc's Request.
April 11, 2014
AOR Received.
May 8, 2014
File Transfer...
May 9, 2014
Med's Request
upfront
Med's Done....
Nov 15, 2013
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
July 15, 2014
VISA ISSUED...
July 25, 2014/ received August 1, 2014
LANDED..........
August 29, 2014
Coni said:
Yessss!!! This is great news!!! Congratulations to you and good luck in Canada :D

As far as ECAS is concerned... Idk how to explain that... I called my VO last week and they told me that they are doing my background checks...but my ECAS has been showing application recieved until now. :eek:
ECAS status changes are dependant on the visa office and visa officer handling the file. It's certainly not consistent and there are many applicants who stay in "application received" even after they've received approval or even landed.

For ottawa, before the holidays, ECAS wouldn't change to In Process until the visa was ready to be issued. Generally, if passport, rprf or other documents were requested, status did not change until Ottawa received the requests and were ready to issue the visa. DM means the visa was mailed out. ECAS is not a true indication of what's happening with your file. Most applicants are already aware of any updates/requests before status changes.
 

brookslakeside

Star Member
Oct 15, 2010
193
48
Dubai, UAE
Visa Office......
Manila
App. Filed.......
19-08-2014
Doc's Request.
24-09-2014 (updated IMM1344), Submitted October 2014
File Transfer...
12-11-2014
Med's Done....
28-07-2014
Passport Req..
14-01-2015, Full Hearing December 7, 2016, Oral Decision given right away, Written Decision received December 19, 2016
VISA ISSUED...
Request for Updated Forms,Medical &Police Clearances: January 23, 2017, Emailed Scanned Copies February 22,2017
LANDED..........
28-06-2017
yukonjames said:
amazes me that the embassy in manila say they won't answer questions until the 17 months has expires and you should just assume your application is complete and you should just check the ecas, especially since they don't seem to update the ecas.
Most of the filipinos i know in the forum who had passport request last January didnt get any updates in their ecas. If i can`t hear from CEM by April i need to request the return of my passport so i can apply for an extension of my work permit here in UAE.
 

Malinka

Star Member
Jun 26, 2011
95
16
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Warsaw
App. Filed.......
20.08.2014
AOR Received.
01.12.2014
File Transfer...
28.11.2014
Med's Done....
17.12.2013 (Re-med 14.05.2015)
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
08.07.2015 (In Process 25.06.2015; DM 30.06.2015)
VISA ISSUED...
08.07.2015 (passport stamped on 16.07.2015)
LANDED..........
19.10.2015
Onemoretime said:
I'm happy to report that I received my email from the VO that my Visa is ready to be picked up by courier (at my own cost of course). All arranged and emailed shipping label to VO to have them send it to me UPS. :D

ECAS still showing "application received" :'(
Congrats on great news! :)

I pretty much gave up checking ECAS seeing its so inconsistent, just hoping to hear anything at all from them soon
 

Mariac819

Hero Member
Feb 29, 2012
967
43
New York USA
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Sept. 10, 2014
Doc's Request.
May 06, 2015 - they lost my relationship proof and FBI clearance. They will accept copy of FBI, I sent in more relationship proof.
AOR Received.
Oct. 23, 2014 (By Phone)
File Transfer...
Oct. 28, 2014 (SA)
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
July 25, 2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
none
VISA ISSUED...
DM - June 23, 2015 COPR June 24, 2015
LANDED..........
July 12, 2015
Coni said:
Yessss!!! This is great news!!! Congratulations to you and good luck in Canada :D

As far as ECAS is concerned... Idk how to explain that... I called my VO last week and they told me that they are doing my background checks...but my ECAS has been showing application recieved until now. :eek:
Could I ask what number you used to call the Ottawa VO? I was under the impression we could only email them. I applied on 09/10/14 and my notes show that my security checks have not been started yet. I wonder if I called if I would get a different story. thank you in advance.
 

tterry0419

Full Member
Jul 8, 2014
28
0
Minnesota/Manitoba
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
05-08-2014
Doc's Request.
23-09-2014
AOR Received.
11-09-2014
File Transfer...
29-09-2014
Med's Request
Up Front
Med's Done....
01-08-2014
Received our Approval March 2. Actually didn't receive any notice, and were back in the USA visiting family, so found out about it at the border crossing when we returned to Canada. Exciting. I know this means lots of us will start to hear something. Good luck to everyone else in the journey!
 

rhcohen2014

VIP Member
Apr 6, 2014
4,940
184
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 17, 2014
Doc's Request.
April 11, 2014
AOR Received.
May 8, 2014
File Transfer...
May 9, 2014
Med's Request
upfront
Med's Done....
Nov 15, 2013
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
July 15, 2014
VISA ISSUED...
July 25, 2014/ received August 1, 2014
LANDED..........
August 29, 2014
tterry0419 said:
Received our Approval March 2. Actually didn't receive any notice, and were back in the USA visiting family, so found out about it at the border crossing when we returned to Canada. Exciting. I know this means lots of us will start to hear something. Good luck to everyone else in the journey!
awesome. have you gotten your copr in the mail?
 

jpsant

Hero Member
Aug 14, 2014
362
12
Visa Office......
SP
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
26-11-2014
AOR Received.
17-02-2015
Med's Done....
12-11-2014
Hi.. I am a november applicant and I thought someone from here might have some information about my question.
So, we already got SA and app has been transferred to VO abroad.
Yesterday, I got an email requesting this: Certified Criminal Record Check (Civil Fingerprinting Screening) issued by the RCMP.
I am going to get that done on Monday.
I was wondering how long it takes to get the results since it's for immigration purpose?
On the police website it says: If you need the Criminal Record search for school or employment reasons remember the process can take upwards of 12 to 16 weeks to complete. So I guess it won't take 12-16 weeks because it's for immigration purpose, am I right?
did anyone go through this?