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brucem

Hero Member
Apr 21, 2014
570
37
Edinburgh
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-07-2014
Doc's Request.
23-01-2015
AOR Received.
22-08-2014
File Transfer...
22-08-2014
Med's Done....
26-06-2014
VISA ISSUED...
08-05-2015
LANDED..........
08-07-2015
Tollah said:
Hey Guys,

I just had a quick question. My fiancee and I are in the waiting part of the application (August 2014 we applied and got SA by September).

Just was hoping someone could answer this; Once the decision has been made and I've, hopefully, been approved, do I have to give CIC my actual passport or just a copy of the identification page in order to complete the application. We're planning to travel a bit just before we land.

Many Thanks,

Tollah
If your from a visa exempt country then you don't need to send your passport. They may ask for a photocopy of the details page but thats all.
 

brucem

Hero Member
Apr 21, 2014
570
37
Edinburgh
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-07-2014
Doc's Request.
23-01-2015
AOR Received.
22-08-2014
File Transfer...
22-08-2014
Med's Done....
26-06-2014
VISA ISSUED...
08-05-2015
LANDED..........
08-07-2015
CookieM said:
Hi guys,

Questions for you please; My medical certificate expires mid-July (next month), does it mean that Ottawa VO might ask me for another medical certificate soon? OR it is highly likely that I will receive a DM before expiring date? Oh I hope I don't have to do another medical reassessment because that will mean another approx.$300 out of our pocket! :(

Also, are there any Quebec applicants here? Have you sent your QSC certificates to CIC yet? Apparently an email was received to request for my QSC in error, since then no genuine email received from CIC requesting my QSC. When CIC request a QSC how long will it take roughly to receive a DM?

Thanks
They may or may not ask for another medical, it depends where you are residing but if you are from what they class as a 'low risk country' in terms of transmittable diseases they usually will grant an extension to your medical but its at the discretion of the officer processing your case. Given you are an October applicant hopefully you will get DM by July!

If you are not already in Canada remember your COPR is linked to your medical date. We got COPR beginning of May and my medical was due to expire on 26/06 - they gave us a two week extension.

Sorry I haven't a clue about the QSC!
 

Tollah

Member
May 31, 2015
17
1
UK - London
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
13-08-2014
Doc's Request.
15-04-2015
File Transfer...
18-09-2014
Med's Done....
19-10-2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
N/A
VISA ISSUED...
03-07-2015
LANDED..........
16-01-2016
brucem said:
If your from a visa exempt country then you don't need to send your passport. They may ask for a photocopy of the details page but thats all.
Many thanks brucem, this is really helpful. :)
 

CookieM

Full Member
Jun 4, 2015
31
1
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24 Oct 2014
File Transfer...
10 Feb 2015
Med's Done....
Upfront
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Exempt
VISA ISSUED...
IP: 10 June 2015 DM: 03 July 2015 COPR: 21 July 2015 Lawyers received doc & 03 Aug 2015 I received the COPR
LANDED..........
05 August 2015
brucem said:
They may or may not ask for another medical, it depends where you are residing but if you are from what they class as a 'low risk country' in terms of transmittable diseases they usually will grant an extension to your medical but its at the discretion of the officer processing your case. Given you are an October applicant hopefully you will get DM by July!

If you are not already in Canada remember your COPR is linked to your medical date. We got COPR beginning of May and my medical was due to expire on 26/06 - they gave us a two week extension.

Sorry I haven't a clue about the QSC!
Thank you Brucem! I hope I will get my DM by mid-July then! Fingers crossed :)
 

Subbanator

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Jun 14, 2014
33
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Sept 8, 2014
File Transfer...
Oct 16, 2014
Med's Done....
June 21, 2014 upfront
Anyone know of a method of contacting Ottawa that is faster than their e-mail CPC-CTD-Ottawa@cic.gc.ca? They made an error on our COPR and we need to know what to do about that and they haven't responded to any our e-mails.
 

jaxxon

Star Member
Apr 29, 2015
82
0
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
16-03-2015
AOR Received.
23-04-2015
File Transfer...
29-04-2015 (SA)
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
09-02-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-06-2015 (Exempt) (DM)
VISA ISSUED...
06-07-2015
LANDED..........
12-02-2016
Subbanator said:
Anyone know of a method of contacting Ottawa that is faster than their e-mail CPC-CTD-Ottawa @ cic.gc.ca? They made an error on our COPR and we need to know what to do about that and they haven't responded to any our e-mails.
I'm also wondering this, I sent them an email five weeks ago to update my new legal name on ECAS ...They haven't replied or changed the name yet... :(
 

blacknirvana

Star Member
Jul 15, 2011
93
0
Copenhagen
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa (COPR office London)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Dec 16th 2014
Doc's Request.
July 9th 2015
Nomination.....
-
AOR Received.
March 5th 2015
IELTS Request
-
File Transfer...
March 15th 2015
Med's Request
N/A
Med's Done....
Sep 9th 2014 (up-front)
Interview........
-
Passport Req..
Oct 21st 2015
VISA ISSUED...
COPR Nov 6th 2015
LANDED..........
Planned landing Dec 15th 2015
We emailed them almost two months again about adding our newborn son to the application, still no answer :(
 

brucem

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Apr 21, 2014
570
37
Edinburgh
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-07-2014
Doc's Request.
23-01-2015
AOR Received.
22-08-2014
File Transfer...
22-08-2014
Med's Done....
26-06-2014
VISA ISSUED...
08-05-2015
LANDED..........
08-07-2015
If its urgent then the easiest way is to contact your MP and see if they can make an enquiry on your behalf. Our in laws were able to make an appointment in a couple of days and I spoke with the assistant over the phone who contacted Ottawa right there and then. Some MP's are better than others.
 

jaxxon

Star Member
Apr 29, 2015
82
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Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
16-03-2015
AOR Received.
23-04-2015
File Transfer...
29-04-2015 (SA)
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
09-02-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-06-2015 (Exempt) (DM)
VISA ISSUED...
06-07-2015
LANDED..........
12-02-2016
brucem said:
If its urgent then the easiest way is to contact your MP and see if they can make an enquiry on your behalf. Our in laws were able to make an appointment in a couple of days and I spoke with the assistant over the phone who contacted Ottawa right there and then. Some MP's are better than others.

Im not even 100% sure what an MP, what they do or how to contact them :p
 

jamsham12

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Jan 6, 2015
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120
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Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
01/19/2015
AOR Received.
03/16/2015
File Transfer...
04/21/2015
Passport Req..
In Process: 08/06/2015 DM: 10/31/2015
VISA ISSUED...
11/16/2015
LANDED..........
12/30/2015
jaxxon said:
Im not even 100% sure what an MP, what they do or how to contact them :p
MP=minister of Parliament. The MP represents your borough or town, a quick google search of the city you live in and MP should pop up the correct person, usually they have assistants that work for them , some are incompetent some are good depends on who you get. The times i contacted my MP's office i have never spoke to the actual MP just their office assistants.
 

Amalthea

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May 27, 2014
437
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Vancity
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23-09-2014
AOR Received.
12-11-2014
Med's Done....
08-07-2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
waived
VISA ISSUED...
29-05-2015
LANDED..........
18-06-2015
jaxxon said:
I'm also wondering this, I sent them an email five weeks ago to update my new legal name on ECAS ...They haven't replied or changed the name yet... :(
Jaxxon,

I emailed them and after 2 mos my address still wasn't updated in ECAS. I also sent a change of address in ECAS itself. When my DM showed up I called the call centre to see what address it was going to, and voila! They actually had my current address as the default in their system, they just never changed ECAS to reflect this.

Give the call centre a shot, ask them if your name has been updated since it's not updated in ECAS. It may very well be:)
 

jaxxon

Star Member
Apr 29, 2015
82
0
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
16-03-2015
AOR Received.
23-04-2015
File Transfer...
29-04-2015 (SA)
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
09-02-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
25-06-2015 (Exempt) (DM)
VISA ISSUED...
06-07-2015
LANDED..........
12-02-2016
Amalthea said:
Jaxxon,

I emailed them and after 2 mos my address still wasn't updated in ECAS. I also sent a change of address in ECAS itself. When my DM showed up I called the call centre to see what address it was going to, and voila! They actually had my current address as the default in their system, they just never changed ECAS to reflect this.

Give the call centre a shot, ask them if your name has been updated since it's not updated in ECAS. It may very well be:)

Thank you for your reply! I guess I shouldnt hold my breath waiting for them to change it, lol. In a way I dont really care if they do, as long as its the correct name on the COPR when its time. The emails we have recived like AOR and SA its been written in my correct name like the forms :) But I'll def call the call center to confirm it. Thanks again for your advice!
 

bbcj

Star Member
Oct 17, 2013
59
2
Vancouver
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa (originally Hong Kong)
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-08-2014
Doc's Request.
none
AOR Received.
none received
File Transfer...
14-10-2014
Med's Done....
upfront
Interview........
none
Passport Req..
none (British passport holder)
LANDED..........
05-07-2015
Got CPR today. :D

So I can try to book an appointment at a CIC office (I tried calling but is this next step a "getting a PR card"?).
I have a British passport so I don't need to send my passport in. Or do most people just flagpole and get their PR at a border? (I'm close to US border).

Also, do I then have to apply for an actual PR card?

**confused**

Thanks everyone here on this forum. You have all been great support during the wait.
Warm wishes to everyone here who is waiting.
 

michminn

Hero Member
Aug 26, 2014
330
6
120
Nanaimo, BC
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP - Miss to Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23/09/2014
AOR Received.
05/12/2014
File Transfer...
05/12/2014
Med's Done....
18/03/2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Waives/US citizen
VISA ISSUED...
COPR 17/6/2015
LANDED..........
Soon... 25/6/2015 !!!!!!!!!!! Anticipated
Hey guys quick question? Immigration sent this: (My question is: Can I send them an email of the citation or, do they require a certified copy?) Ottawa doesn't have a phone number for me to call so just curious if anyone has been in my situation. **THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR AN FBI RECORD**

6xxxxxxx - Michelle xxxxxxxxx:
•Court record / Police report: Provide an original police report or court records Provide court documents related to your "Damage to property" conviction in the state of Arizona.
•This must be received at this office by: 2015/07/05

Please note:

All documents must be accompanied by English or French translations. When original documents are requested, notarized documents are not acceptable.
 

Amalthea

Hero Member
May 27, 2014
437
39
Vancity
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23-09-2014
AOR Received.
12-11-2014
Med's Done....
08-07-2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
waived
VISA ISSUED...
29-05-2015
LANDED..........
18-06-2015
bbcj said:
So I can try to book an appointment at a CIC office (I tried calling but is this next step a "getting a PR card"?).
I have a British passport so I don't need to send my passport in. Or do most people just flagpole and get their PR at a border? (I'm close to US border).

Also, do I then have to apply for an actual PR card?

**confused**

Thanks everyone here - this forum and you have all been great support during the wait.
Warm wishes to everyone here who is waiting.
Did you apply Inland or Outland? My understanding is that the appointment booking thing is for Inland applicants, since they aren't permitted to leave Canada. Outland folks usually flagpole, especially if you're close to the border.

I don't think you have to manually apply for a PR card. The immigration officer should confirm your address and it will be mailed to you. That's my understanding so far. I'll be landing next week. Make sure your border crossing does landings.