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File processing time into Nairobi Visa office

sm2133

Star Member
May 18, 2017
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Hello friends, need current information about nairobi, Kenya visa office... I am SINP-OID applicant. applied from Bangladesh.. Now i am working in South Sudan..have got 1st AOR on 27 march, 2017..today I have got email from Nairobi visa office that they have got my file and in queue for preliminary review...Can anyone one tell me how much time they take to give Medical Request on current scenario????

Is there any what'sapp group for Nairobi VO??

Thanks in advance
 

buhe

Star Member
May 4, 2015
75
25
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
25-07- 2017
Doc's Request.
07-09-2017
AOR Received.
06-09-2017
File Transfer...
21-09-2017
Med's Request
15-12-2017
Med's Done....
21-12-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
22-12-2017
VISA ISSUED...
11-01-2018
LANDED..........
05-02-2018
Hey Nairobi'ans :)
what new updates you got this days???
it feels good and makes hopeful when we hear about someone's progress.

Here is my timeline

Application type: Family class sponsorship ( Spouse sponsorship to be exact )
Country of application: Ethiopia
Visa Office: Nairobi, Kenya

Application sent: July 23,2017
Received: July 25,2017
AOR 1: Sep 06,2017 (UCI and file number)
GCKEY Link : Sep 07,2017
Sch A and PCC request: Sep 07,2017
Sch A and PCC submitted: Sep 13,2017
Sponsor approval: Sep 15,2017
File transfer to VO : Sep 21,2017
App Started processing: Sep 27,2017

since Sep 27 i am sitting and wait for some progress.
since it is monday i am hoping some good news
Good luck for all of us.
 
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BaNana82

Star Member
Jun 29, 2017
83
39
Nairobi
Category........
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
14-10-2016
AOR Received.
23-03-2017
IELTS Request
Sent with application
Med's Request
06-06-2017
Med's Done....
24-06-2017
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
01-11-2017
Hey Nairobi'ans :)
what new updates you got this days???
it feels good and makes hopeful when we hear about someone's progress.

Here is my timeline

Application type: Family class sponsorship ( Spouse sponsorship to be exact )
Country of application: Ethiopia
Visa Office: Nairobi, Kenya

Application sent: July 23,2017
Received: July 25,2017
AOR 1: Sep 06,2017 (UCI and file number)
GCKEY Link : Sep 07,2017
Sch A and PCC request: Sep 07,2017
Sch A and PCC submitted: Sep 13,2017
Sponsor approval: Sep 15,2017
File transfer to VO : Sep 21,2017
App Started processing: Sep 27,2017

since Sep 27 i am sitting and wait for some progress.
since it is monday i am hoping some good news
Good luck for all of us.
Took my case around 7 months after transfer to Nairobi (Federal self sponsored stream). Others have had their cleared within 3 months (mostly Express Entry). So hope that you're one of the lucky ones since there's a huge variation on how fast they deal with different cases.
 
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Libz1001

Member
Mar 30, 2018
14
1
My wife got an invitation to pre arrival servics on Jan 29th 2018 been waiting for some sort of response ever since... Can anyone help maybe someone went through a similar situation
 

buhe

Star Member
May 4, 2015
75
25
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
25-07- 2017
Doc's Request.
07-09-2017
AOR Received.
06-09-2017
File Transfer...
21-09-2017
Med's Request
15-12-2017
Med's Done....
21-12-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
22-12-2017
VISA ISSUED...
11-01-2018
LANDED..........
05-02-2018
My wife got an invitation to pre-arrival services on Jan 29th 2018 been waiting for some sort of response ever since... Can anyone help maybe someone went through a similar situation
Hello there,
I don't know whether her visa office is Nairobi, Kenyan or not. If it is, then my per-arraival invitation letter comes with medical request. And it took almost a month to finalize my case after the medical.
By the way, i encourage her to attend the per-arrival service.

Good luck my friend.
 

Libz1001

Member
Mar 30, 2018
14
1
Yeah her visa office is in Nairobi, I think it's the Canadian consular's office and as for the pre arrival is attendance mandatory?
 

buhe

Star Member
May 4, 2015
75
25
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
25-07- 2017
Doc's Request.
07-09-2017
AOR Received.
06-09-2017
File Transfer...
21-09-2017
Med's Request
15-12-2017
Med's Done....
21-12-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
22-12-2017
VISA ISSUED...
11-01-2018
LANDED..........
05-02-2018
Yeah her visa office is in Nairobi, I think it's the Canadian consular's office and as for the pre arrival is attendance mandatory?
where is she resides in currently? because in my case, i.e Ethiopia, they don't even have an in-person pre-arrival service. So, I attended some online services based on my choice. And as far as I know it is not mandatory but highly recommended.
Let me know if you have any question.
 

Libz1001

Member
Mar 30, 2018
14
1
She currently resides in Nairobi, when she received the pre-arrival invitation it didn't have any medical requests attached so I thought maybe they didn't need it and when she checks the status it's says "In Process" and in the account it also says she doesn't need a medical exam it's been almost two months and a half... I'm a bit worried
 

buhe

Star Member
May 4, 2015
75
25
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
25-07- 2017
Doc's Request.
07-09-2017
AOR Received.
06-09-2017
File Transfer...
21-09-2017
Med's Request
15-12-2017
Med's Done....
21-12-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
22-12-2017
VISA ISSUED...
11-01-2018
LANDED..........
05-02-2018
She currently resides in Nairobi, when she received the pre-arrival invitation it didn't have any medical requests attached so I thought maybe they didn't need it and when she checks the status it's says "In Process" and in the account it also says she doesn't need a medical exam it's been almost two months and a half... I'm a bit worried

I know how it feels buddy and trust me it will be fine after all.
There is one thing you should know. Everyone's case is different plus the way every officer handle cases is different so don't panic ok.
Did you guys submit medical result upfront with your application? if you did, then it might be because of that or if you didn't submit with your application then they might want to do everything once. For instance, I haven't heard from them for almost 3 months once my file was transferred to Nairobi but once they start my file then everything was fast and everything was done and my file was completed in less 1 month.

By the way, as per my knowledge getting a pre-arrival invitation is a good sign.
 

Libz1001

Member
Mar 30, 2018
14
1
We tried to obtain a medical exam before handing in the file (initially) but at the IMO Medical Centre they said that we would have to bring a medical request form from the Visa Office. Yeah it's kind of hard being apart and the fear of the unknown isn't really conforting...your right though getting a pre-arrival invitation is a good sign, I really appreciate your help your so kind to take the time to respond to me, thanks you!
 

buhe

Star Member
May 4, 2015
75
25
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
Nairobi
App. Filed.......
25-07- 2017
Doc's Request.
07-09-2017
AOR Received.
06-09-2017
File Transfer...
21-09-2017
Med's Request
15-12-2017
Med's Done....
21-12-2017
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
22-12-2017
VISA ISSUED...
11-01-2018
LANDED..........
05-02-2018
We tried to obtain a medical exam before handing in the file (initially) but at the IMO Medical Centre they said that we would have to bring a medical request form from the Visa Office. Yeah it's kind of hard being apart and the fear of the unknown isn't really conforting...your right though getting a pre-arrival invitation is a good sign, I really appreciate your help your so kind to take the time to respond to me, thanks you!

Anytime my friend, and there is no reasno to thank me because I got lots of support and advice from many great members of this forum. And it is my turn for others.
Good luck and I am sure you will hear something good soon.
 

Baraar

Full Member
Dec 12, 2017
21
5
Edmonton
Visa Office......
Edmonton
Is there any Supervisa applicatns here? i am trying to get my mom and she lives in Kenya. Thanks for the help