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CSQ for Family Class Sponsorship Application (Spouse)

degm

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May 31, 2017
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Hello all,

I need help please. I'm in the process of sponsoring my spouse from Mexico. I currently live in British Columbia but will be relocating to Montreal very soon due to a new job. My spouse's application is currently at the Mexico VO (application was submitted on Aug 28th and Mexico's VO confirmed receipt on December 23rd). Can anyone explain what do I have to do to obtain a CSQ this late in the process? I haven't relocated to Quebec just yet, so I'm not sure if that's something I can do if I'm not a resident of Quebec. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Canadacanadavisa

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Jan 22, 2020
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Ireland
Category........
FAM
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Can we got our PR approved and Visa stamp with COPR without having CSQ or it is mandetory to obtain CSQ 1st before landing or gettig PR approved and Visa Stamp...?
Good question :) I was asking myself the same thing given we’ve done the biometrics, the medical tests and that the federal asked for our CSQ to be sent to them by the beginning of February. So I presume they won’t give us the PR until they receive the CSQ since they’ve asked for it.
 
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MidoRafa

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Jul 5, 2012
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Category........
Visa Office......
CPC-O
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-04-2014
AOR Received.
12-09-2014
Med's Done....
22-09-2014
Passport Req..
30-04-2015
Hello all,

I need help please. I'm in the process of sponsoring my spouse from Mexico. I currently live in British Columbia but will be relocating to Montreal very soon due to a new job. My spouse's application is currently at the Mexico VO (application was submitted on Aug 28th and Mexico's VO confirmed receipt on December 23rd). Can anyone explain what do I have to do to obtain a CSQ this late in the process? I haven't relocated to Quebec just yet, so I'm not sure if that's something I can do if I'm not a resident of Quebec. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Once you actually move to Montreal you would write to IRCC/VO (e.g., using email or the webform) advising them that you moved to Montreal (presumably also changing the residence and mailing addresses they have for you on file), at which point they will most likely ask you for CSQ and put a hold on finalizing your application until they get it from you (meaning the processing of the application will be probably keep going but they can't issue a COPR/visa until they receive the CSQ).
Once you get that request from the VO for CSQ, you will then apply for it from Quebec's MIFI, which will require -among other things- a proof of residence in the province (lease, utility bills, driving license, etc.). Currently CSQ seems to be taking around 5 months to be issued from the date you request it, so you'd have to factor in that potential delay.
 

degm

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May 31, 2017
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Once you actually move to Montreal you would write to IRCC/VO (e.g., using email or the webform) advising them that you moved to Montreal (presumably also changing the residence and mailing addresses they have for you on file), at which point they will most likely ask you for CSQ and put a hold on finalizing your application until they get it from you (meaning the processing of the application will be probably keep going but they can't issue a COPR/visa until they receive the CSQ).
Once you get that request from the VO for CSQ, you will then apply for it from Quebec's MIFI, which will require -among other things- a proof of residence in the province (lease, utility bills, driving license, etc.). Currently CSQ seems to be taking around 5 months to be issued from the date you request it, so you'd have to factor in that potential delay.
Thank you very much! Do you have any idea of what would happen if we decide to skip the CSQ and have my spouse land somewhere else and then head to Quebec? Would that amount to misrepresentation? I'm just thinking it may be too much of a hassle without having the certainty that we'll stay un Quebec for the long term... Any thoughts?
 

Narinder261990

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Dec 19, 2019
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Good question :) I was asking myself the same thing given we’ve done the biometrics, the medical tests and that the federal asked for our CSQ to be sent to them by the beginning of February. So I presume they won’t give us the PR until they receive the CSQ since they’ve asked for it.
Did you receive any email from IRCC with this regard..? If yes, can you please share that one..
 

Narinder261990

Star Member
Dec 19, 2019
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Good question :) I was asking myself the same thing given we’ve done the biometrics, the medical tests and that the federal asked for our CSQ to be sent to them by the beginning of February. So I presume they won’t give us the PR until they receive the CSQ since they’ve asked for it.
But I think you could get your PR and visa stamp.
 

Canadacanadavisa

Star Member
Jan 22, 2020
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Ireland
Category........
FAM
The Department is currently processing applications received up to:

- September 9, 2019 for a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child;
- October 11, 2019 for other family members.

Wait time information is updated regularly.
I saw that too, it was updated earlier but now it’s back to October 4th and August 23
 

Romakim

Member
Jan 16, 2020
11
10
I just compute/estimate how MIFI works our CSQ.


MIFI update (2020)--------------App Recieved (2019)
Jan 14 - Jan 30 -------------------- Aug 20 - Sept 9
Jan 30 - Feb 17‐-------------------- Sept 9 - Sept 27
Feb 17 - March 4 ------------------ Sept 27 - Oct 18
March 4 - March 20 ------------- Oct 18 - Nov 8
March 20 - April 7 ---------------- Nov 8 - Nov 29
April 7 - April 23 ------------------- Nov 29 - Dec 20

Again just my own computation lol (weekdays only)
 
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