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mparavindh

Newbie
Feb 19, 2020
4
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Hey Everyone,

Like everyone else I'm also in middle of the process. I received my PPR on the 16th of March'20. However I have not yet submitted my passport and the VFS offices are closed till 31st March. Looking at the situation I feel this closure and lockdown might extend for sure. I have two questions pertaining to this:
1) Given that my passport should reach Delhi high commission Canada with 30 days of my PPR, Will they be extending the deadline because of the existing chaos ? If yes, Whom should I check this with - IRCC or Delhi high commission office?
2) In general, till when does the one time landing visa valid? Is it till the 1 yr mark from the day we got our medicals done? Will we get extension again because of the existing situation?

It would be great if somehow can help me get some clarity. Thanks in advance.
 

RockingRavi

Hero Member
Jul 29, 2019
212
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Hey Everyone,

Like everyone else I'm also in middle of the process. I received my PPR on the 16th of March'20. However I have not yet submitted my passport and the VFS offices are closed till 31st March. Looking at the situation I feel this closure and lockdown might extend for sure. I have two questions pertaining to this:
1) Given that my passport should reach Delhi high commission Canada with 30 days of my PPR, Will they be extending the deadline because of the existing chaos ? If yes, Whom should I check this with - IRCC or Delhi high commission office?
2) In general, till when does the one time landing visa valid? Is it till the 1 yr mark from the day we got our medicals done? Will we get extension again because of the existing situation?

It would be great if somehow can help me get some clarity. Thanks in advance.
Hello,
Sorry to here about your situation brother, there is a way to contact delhi VFS office but I am not sure what there email is now since I haven’t contacted them in about 6 years, but since the VFS is closed until March 31st I don’t think they will be responding to you so it won’t be of much help.
Try sending a web form to IRCC https://secure.cic.gc.ca/enquiries-renseignements/case-cas-eng.aspx?mission=New Delhi
explaining your Situation, they will respond back to you within 3-4 business days and considering the situation now they should extend the 30 days deadline.
My COPR and landing visa were valid exactly until the expiry of my medicals it won’t be for 1 year.
Again send them a web form explaining about your medicals situation as well, they will either ask you to do medicals again if it is expiring soon or considering this unusual situation now they might make an exception and give you a VISA for 6 months.
Good Luck
 

baltzly

Hero Member
May 21, 2019
805
324
Still no sign of my PR card. Had a ghost update last week, hoping for some news this week. Not that it really matters, can't travel anywhere anyway
Hey

Did you receive any reply after you raised your webform regarding PR card? It's been 3 weeks since landing but I haven't even got a GU yet. I raised a webform today but I have no idea if they are gonna respond to it.
 
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baltzly

Hero Member
May 21, 2019
805
324
Same here no sign of PR card
Hey

I genuinely think our PR card processing is being delayed for the reason we all know.

The PR card processing center is in Sydney. Since Nova Scotia has already declared a state of emergency and they require at least 2 meters between people in offices, I do believe the Sydney processing center is reducing its workforce to meet that social distancing requirement, which means they almost surely have a reduced capacity now.
 
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dhanashree29

Star Member
Apr 30, 2016
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Hey

I genuinely think our PR card processing is being delayed for the reason we all know.

The PR card processing center is in Sydney. Since Nova Scotia has already declared a state of emergency and they require at least 2 meters between people in offices, I do believe the Sydney processing center is reducing its workforce to meet that social distancing requirement, which means they almost surely have a reduced capacity now.
Ye I can understand... I am not at all in hurry...but how do you know that processing center is Sydney..
 
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baltzly

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May 21, 2019
805
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Ye I can understand... I am not at all in hurry...but how do you know that processing center is Sydney..
I just checked my account and the status is still submitted without any update.

IRCC website indicates the PR card processing center is in Sydney:)

I'm not in a hurry in terms of using this card for international travel, but I really want to put this card under my pillow when sleeping at night hahaha
 
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priyanka93

Star Member
Oct 20, 2014
65
13
Hi all, hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
I got the ready for visa email on March 9th and sent my passport the same day. It reached Ottawa on the 11th. In the midst of this situation, do you think the passport would be stamped and sent back anytime soon as I already reside inside Canada?
 
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baltzly

Hero Member
May 21, 2019
805
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Hi all, hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
I got the ready for visa email on March 9th and sent my passport the same day. It reached Ottawa on the 11th. In the midst of this situation, do you think the passport would be stamped and sent back anytime soon as I already reside inside Canada?
Hey

If your passport reached Ottava on March 11 and you are still waiting, I can say your process is already slower than before the outbreak began. What is the status in your online account? Is it already "approved"?

My PR card is also delayed.
 

priyanka93

Star Member
Oct 20, 2014
65
13
Hey

If your passport reached Ottava on March 11 and you are still waiting, I can say your process is already slower than before the outbreak began. What is the status in your online account? Is it already "approved"?

My PR card is also delayed.
Hey, No my account never got updated after September 4th. Even after I had received the email. It shows checking for eligibility. Very strange to me.
 
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baltzly

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May 21, 2019
805
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Hey, No my account never got updated after September 4th. Even after I had received the email. It shows checking for eligibility. Very strange to me.
Correct. That is the case for everyone. When it changes to approved, it means they have stamped the visa and printed COPR. If the status remains the same as before you received PPR, it means they are yet to process your passport. I think all of our cases are delayed by the same reason.
 

priyanka93

Star Member
Oct 20, 2014
65
13
Correct. That is the case for everyone. When it changes to approved, it means they have stamped the visa and printed COPR. If the status remains the same as before you received PPR, it means they are yet to process your passport. I think all of our cases are delayed by the same reason.
Great, thanks for the response! Can I ask what the next steps should be after receiving the stamped passport?
 
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baltzly

Hero Member
May 21, 2019
805
324
Great, thanks for the response! Can I ask what the next steps should be after receiving the stamped passport?
I also have no idea as to what to do next after you receive your stamped passport and the COPR, as flagpoling and IRCC office landing are both suspended.

Also, the call center has been closed and is expected to resume on April 1, so you could wait until then and call them for advice on what to do next. I will also call them if the call center is indeed reopened on April 1 to ask if my PR card is delayed.