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how long will it be before I get my passport back? help

nada

Member
Nov 27, 2009
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Hello,

I am lebanese in Sweden and my permanent resident application is processed in London.
I received a request from the immigration center to send my passport and 2 photos to obtain the visa. I sent it on the 25th of October and I did not know that "Royal Mail" was on strike.
My passport was stuck for 3 weeks at the same place in UK. I thought it was lost, I made an official complaint to the swedish mail, which started an investigation. Following my complaint, my passport was finally delivered to the embassy on the 13th of November.
It was painful for 3 weeks.

I would like to know when will I receive my passport back? I am worried because my visa in Sweden will end on the 19th of December.
Is it possible for my husband to bring the passport in person? I do not trust the mail anymore.

Thank you,
 

Karlshammar

Champion Member
Sep 3, 2009
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Re: Combien de temp pour me retourner mon passeport?

Bonsoir,

Je ne parle pas francais, ni la majorite de les gents en ce forum. Je recommande que vous ecrivez en anglais pour recevoir une reponse.
 

colsy

Star Member
Mar 27, 2009
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Re: Combien de temp pour me retourner mon passeport?

Your grasp of French Karlshammer looks as good as your English :)
 

Karlshammar

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Sep 3, 2009
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Re: Combien de temp pour me retourner mon passeport?

Thanks, colsy!

The unfortunate part is that that post up there is pretty much the extent of my French skills right now, though I'm still studying and trying to learn more. :)
 

Prodigy4299

Star Member
Oct 25, 2009
58
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Ottawa, ON
Category........
Visa Office......
London
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
05-10-2009
Interview........
n/a
Passport Req..
23-05-2010
VISA ISSUED...
08-07-2010
LANDED..........
26-07-2010
Have you thought of using UPS or FedEX? It seems like a cheaper option than having a person deliver your passport...

I agree with you though that the Royal Mail strike is ridiculous, and am sorry to hear your passport got caught up in it. I know I would have freaked out!
 

ariell

Hero Member
Oct 9, 2008
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Job Offer........
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Based on other completed applications listed on trackitt.com, it looks like you can expect to wait anywhere from 2-4 weeks. You can check for yourself here: http://www.trackitt.com/canada-immigration-trackers/family-class. Select London as the visa office and `spouses and partners`as the family class.
 

Suin

VIP Member
Sep 14, 2008
4,037
282
Ontario, Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CIC Etobocoke, H&C Grounds
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-03-2014
File Transfer...
31-07-2014
Med's Request
09-12-2014
LANDED..........
24-02-2015, PR Card Received: 02-04-2015
Prodigy4299 said:
Have you thought of using UPS or FedEX? It seems like a cheaper option than having a person deliver your passport...

I agree with you though that the Royal Mail strike is ridiculous, and am sorry to hear your passport got caught up in it. I know I would have freaked out!
one can never rely on the postal services any longer. it looks like cases with bad experience become frequent now. the most safest way is collect the passport in person.
 

arewethereyet

Full Member
Sep 2, 2009
44
2
UK
Category........
Visa Office......
London
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
31-07-2009
Passport Req..
22-10-2009
VISA ISSUED...
13-11-2009
LANDED..........
10-12-2009
My passport took exactly 3 weeks to arrive back to me (UK address) from the time it arrived at the London visa office.
 

namrata

Newbie
Nov 15, 2009
7
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hi,

My timelines are as follows:

Documents sent for sponsorship approval: August 24th 2009
Sponsorship approved: Sept 17th 2009
File started processing in New Delhi: Sept 29th 2009
Passport & UK Police Clearance requested: Oct 27th 2009
Passport & UK Police Clearance sent: Nov 16th 2009
Passport & UK Police Clearance received: Nov 17th 2009
Still waiting for an update :(

Anybody else with similar timelines???