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Does anyone know how to reach the NYC consulate? My visa processing time already passed, no response

Roman94

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Jan 9, 2020
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Dear all, I did not want to post it here, but to be honest, I am very desperate, I am feeling like the Canadian immigration authorities ruin my life, and since I cannot find any solution, I decided to ask you for advise.

I hold an open work permit. However, I cannot get back in Canada, because I don't have a visa (my old one has expired). I am currently visiting the US, so I've applied to get it here. However, after my biometrics was submitted, 3 weeks have already passed, even though their current processing time is 2 weeks after biometrics submission. I've called to the NYC consulate, but they told me to call the IRCC instead, since they can only help with passport tracking. And I cannot call IRCC because they block calls from outside of Canada. Of course, I've sent dozens of emails, but needless to say, I got no response. The problem is that I am just a visitor here in the US and I must leave the country in a couple of weeks, and go back to Eastern Europe, that's said, I must spend tons of money. I've lost several employment offers because of permit and visa long processing time, so they basically put me in a really critical situation. Thus, I want to ask 2 questions:

  1. Does anyone know how to reach IRCC from outside of Canada, or how to reach out to the NYC consulate to figure out when the decision will be made?

  2. Does anybody know what are REAL (NOT PROMISED) processing times for Canadian visas in the US? So I can make a decision to either stuck here and wait or to move to my home country?
Again, sorry for such a long post, and I will be very grateful if someone can provide me with some info. Y'all have a nice day :)
 

k.h.p.

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Mar 1, 2019
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If you search these forums for methods on calling the IRCC call centre, you'll see that people have used things like Google Phone or Skype with Canadian numbers to call IRCC. However, if you get through, you'll be reaching a call centre that cannot really comment on your individual application, and it is most definitely not the NYC consulate. I haven't searched for the NYC visa office's email address, but that may get you further along on your quest.

A caution on your interpretation of processing times: IRCC doesn't provide "real" nor "promised" processing times; they're just averages based on most recent processing cases. Any individual application may be longer or shorter than the average reported on the website.
 

Roman94

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Jan 9, 2020
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Hi, thank you for your reply! I've already called them, and they redirected me to the NYC consulate. However, it seems that it's impossible to get any information from them... because it's impossible to reach their visa services directly :( And yeah, I know about the processing times, but I was still hoping that this is a real thing, but it seems like it's not... :(
 

BelsKay

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Jun 28, 2019
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Hi, thank you for your reply! I've already called them, and they redirected me to the NYC consulate. However, it seems that it's impossible to get any information from them... because it's impossible to reach their visa services directly :( And yeah, I know about the processing times, but I was still hoping that this is a real thing, but it seems like it's not... :(
Hi ,
Did you get your visa ?
 

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Hi, thank you for your reply! I've already called them, and they redirected me to the NYC consulate. However, it seems that it's impossible to get any information from them... because it's impossible to reach their visa services directly :( And yeah, I know about the processing times, but I was still hoping that this is a real thing, but it seems like it's not... :(
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