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OnurA

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Mar 25, 2021
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Hi, we ave a complicated sitution. I am Turkish, my wife is Canadian and she is sponsoring me. Our application is outside Canada and received by Sydney in 2020 January. On August 2020 I came to Canada with my tourist visa. I was in Canada with my tourist visa more than 6 months but before my tourist visa expired I applied to extend it. I am still in Canada but I have no answer for my tourist visa extention applicatiion. I also made the address update at my application and changed my address to where I stay which is my wife's Canadian address.
Does anyone know if changing my address to a Canadian address will automatically switch my application to inside Canada? Or this address change will extend our application process somehow? As it has already been more than a year since we applied, we are really worried for this. What should I do? Turn back to Turkey and change my address again to Turkish one? If I turn back I will appear as I stood in Canada with an expired visa and I am afraid this may lead to other problems also.
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
75,122
12,634
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hi, we ave a complicated sitution. I am Turkish, my wife is Canadian and she is sponsoring me. Our application is outside Canada and received by Sydney in 2020 January. On August 2020 I came to Canada with my tourist visa. I was in Canada with my tourist visa more than 6 months but before my tourist visa expired I applied to extend it. I am still in Canada but I have no answer for my tourist visa extention applicatiion. I also made the address update at my application and changed my address to where I stay which is my wife's Canadian address.
Does anyone know if changing my address to a Canadian address will automatically switch my application to inside Canada? Or this address change will extend our application process somehow? As it has already been more than a year since we applied, we are really worried for this. What should I do? Turn back to Turkey and change my address again to Turkish one? If I turn back I will appear as I stood in Canada with an expired visa and I am afraid this may lead to other problems also.
It's still an outland application. You would need to withdraw the outland application and submit a new inland application to change this.

Application processing is taking much longer than normal right now due to COVID. What you're experiencing in terms of processing time is normal. Nothing to worry about.
 
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OnurA

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Mar 25, 2021
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It's still an outland application. You would need to withdraw the outland application and submit a new inland application to change this.

Application processing is taking much longer than normal right now due to COVID. What you're experiencing in terms of processing time is normal. Nothing to worry about.
Thank you very much for the answer. So they do not send our documents to Canada and start our application from the beginning, right? Or my address change doesn't create extra complications?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
75,122
12,634
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Thank you very much for the answer. So they do not send our documents to Canada and start our application from the beginning, right? Or my address change doesn't create extra complications?
Correct.
 
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YVR123

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Thank you very much for the answer. So they do not send our documents to Canada and start our application from the beginning, right? Or my address change doesn't create extra complications?
scylla is correct.

They will not start your application from the beginning because you change your address to Canada.
It's acutally pretty common. So update your new address. And extend your visitor status before it expires to retain a legal status.
 
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OnurA

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Mar 25, 2021
73
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scylla is correct.

They will not start your application from the beginning because you change your address to Canada.
It's acutally pretty common. So update your new address. And extend your visitor status before it expires to retain a legal status.
You made our day! This waiting process without knowing "when" is really stressfull and any additional complication is adding more on top of it. We thank you very much to you for your replies.
Unfortunately although I applied for the extention of my tourist visa before 2 months it expires, still there is no reply.
 

caseyarnold

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Jan 22, 2020
88
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Montréal, QC
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
CPC Sydney
App. Filed.......
21-01-2020
Thank you very much for the answer. So they do not send our documents to Canada and start our application from the beginning, right? Or my address change doesn't create extra complications?
I had a similar situation. I was a visitor/temp resident of Canada while it was processing outland. They ended up just issuing me COPR as I got DM while in Canada. Hope this helps.
 
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OnurA

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Mar 25, 2021
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I had a similar situation. I was a visitor/temp resident of Canada while it was processing outland. They ended up just issuing me COPR as I got DM while in Canada. Hope this helps.
Thank you very much for your reply. So as far as I understand from what you wrote: There was totally no trouble, first your decission was made, then you got your confirmation of permanent residence while you were in Canada? Sorry for repeating same things but I am new in at the forum and just wanting to be sure.

After you got your COPR approved, did you have to go back to US for documents etc or could you do the further process in Canada?
 

caseyarnold

Star Member
Jan 22, 2020
88
82
Montréal, QC
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
CPC Sydney
App. Filed.......
21-01-2020
Thank you very much for your reply. So as far as I understand from what you wrote: There was totally no trouble, first your decission was made, then you got your confirmation of permanent residence while you were in Canada? Sorry for repeating same things but I am new in at the forum and just wanting to be sure.

After you got your COPR approved, did you have to go back to US for documents etc or could you do the further process in Canada?
I've been in Canada since August. I came here as a visitor and just stayed and am now a PR. I got my PR two weeks ago.
 
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