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MelJam

Hero Member
Mar 17, 2014
838
24
Montreal
Category........
Visa Office......
KGN
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
05-12-13
AOR Received.
04-01-14
File Transfer...
13-01-14
Med's Done....
23-09-13
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
08-12-14
VISA ISSUED...
16-12-14
LANDED..........
23-12-14
solkaman said:
Hi MelJAm, I am back from JA now. Our passport was received by POS on May 5th. On-line status as now been updated to "in process since April 29th".

We used FedEx to ship our passport and included a pre paid waybill along with a return envelope. Done! Now we wait. Hopefully we will get the visa back within a month. That's my hope.
Ok nice ! Hope you had a nice trip ! :) Keep me posted ! Yes yes it soon the end ! :)
 

MelJam

Hero Member
Mar 17, 2014
838
24
Montreal
Category........
Visa Office......
KGN
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
05-12-13
AOR Received.
04-01-14
File Transfer...
13-01-14
Med's Done....
23-09-13
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
08-12-14
VISA ISSUED...
16-12-14
LANDED..........
23-12-14
BullsBelle said:
Congrats to those who have made it through.... Today is interview day, wish us luck :eek:[size=10pt][size=10pt][/size][/size]
Good luck to you guys! Will think about you and keep me posted ! Yay !! :D
 

shortyp2000

Hero Member
Mar 15, 2015
892
18
Hamilton
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-12-2014
AOR Received.
18-12-2014
File Transfer...
07-03-2015
Med's Done....
24-03-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Oct 13, 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Nov 9, 2015
LANDED..........
Nov 12, 2015!!!
BullsBelle said:
Congrats to those who have made it through.... Today is interview day, wish us luck :eek:[size=10pt][size=10pt][/size][/size]
Good luck to you! hope it goes well!
 

shortyp2000

Hero Member
Mar 15, 2015
892
18
Hamilton
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-12-2014
AOR Received.
18-12-2014
File Transfer...
07-03-2015
Med's Done....
24-03-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Oct 13, 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Nov 9, 2015
LANDED..........
Nov 12, 2015!!!
impatientgirl said:
this is tearing our hearts up bad they need to know how bad this affects people but then do they care !!!
no they dont.... they should try and have compassion for families that want to be together
 

suzanne2014

Star Member
Dec 13, 2014
196
4
Alberta
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-02-2015 lost sent second one they recieved it May 13
AOR Received.
13-06-2015
File Transfer...
13-07-2015
Med's Done....
20-01-2015
Hi bullsbelle why did you need an interview?? I'm also fit up with this whole process already as well since square one my file has been screwed up .. I submitted my application and missisauga can't find it..now I'm sending a new one in .. plus I've been having bad thoughts about my husband getting approved too come back like the age difference, his exclusion order, refused refugee claim everything goes through my head all day all night I can't stand this Shit much longer.. you would think after 8 years together it shouldn't take long lol who am I kidding . But you can't give up on the one you love that's for sure but it takes a big part of your life too get through it all and true love for sure...
 

shortyp2000

Hero Member
Mar 15, 2015
892
18
Hamilton
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-12-2014
AOR Received.
18-12-2014
File Transfer...
07-03-2015
Med's Done....
24-03-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Oct 13, 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Nov 9, 2015
LANDED..........
Nov 12, 2015!!!
suzanne2014 said:
Hi bullsbelle why did you need an interview?? I'm also fit up with this whole process already as well since square one my file has been screwed up .. I submitted my application and missisauga can't find it..now I'm sending a new one in .. plus I've been having bad thoughts about my husband getting approved too come back like the age difference, his exclusion order, refused refugee claim everything goes through my head all day all night I can't stand this *censored word* much longer.. you would think after 8 years together it shouldn't take long lol who am I kidding . But you can't give up on the one you love that's for sure but it takes a big part of your life too get through it all and true love for sure...
I hear ya.... you dont want to give up but sometimes I've considered it. Its so frustrating
 

shortyp2000

Hero Member
Mar 15, 2015
892
18
Hamilton
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-12-2014
AOR Received.
18-12-2014
File Transfer...
07-03-2015
Med's Done....
24-03-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Oct 13, 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Nov 9, 2015
LANDED..........
Nov 12, 2015!!!
I emailed Kingston an hour ago and asked if my file was being worked on yet or not, since they dont like to update eCas for months... and they emailed me back a few mins ago to say its in queue to be reviewed. What does that mean? Im going to have to wait another year or so? You see, i knew i felt the false hope of them working quickly there. What a disappointment.
 

PinkyM

Star Member
Mar 9, 2014
81
6
Ontario, Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
12.4.13
Doc's Request.
PC 3.8.14
File Transfer...
10.5.13
Med's Done....
9.4.13
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
18.3.14
VISA ISSUED...
26.3.14
LANDED..........
31.3.14
shortyp2000 said:
I emailed Kingston an hour ago and asked if my file was being worked on yet or not, since they dont like to update eCas for months... and they emailed me back a few mins ago to say its in queue to be reviewed. What does that mean? Im going to have to wait another year or so? You see, i knew i felt the false hope of them working quickly there. What a disappointment.
It means that it is in the queue with the others to be reviewed - so it hasn't yet been reviewed. To be honest with you, the more that you email them the less time they are spending on the applications in front of yours, so if you want them to speed up - don't email them! I know this process is hard and it shouldn't take up to 2 years to review files, but most people get through in less than the posted time. Your time will come & this will all be a distant memory. I am sure this is not what you are hoping to hear, but the reality here is there is nothing you can do the speed up the process, there is plenty you can do to slow down the process - so sit back, relax and try your best to let them do their jobs!
 

PinkyM

Star Member
Mar 9, 2014
81
6
Ontario, Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
12.4.13
Doc's Request.
PC 3.8.14
File Transfer...
10.5.13
Med's Done....
9.4.13
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
18.3.14
VISA ISSUED...
26.3.14
LANDED..........
31.3.14
impatientgirl said:
this is some bullsh*t am in process 17 months may 21 makes 18 months, status change to inprocess December 18 2014 and nothing file got transfer to port of spain I thought it Be better but its for the f***king worst, they ask for rcmp check and receive it a month now and the f****king asses just sitting on my papers and using it to wipe there nasty ass

am so frustrated and boiling to the top, am at the point to tell my husband to withdraw the process get his money back and start his life in Canada cause this is not worth it or he move to Jamaica and come live with me

this is not fair to no human at all, I email the assholes asking whats next and no reply what an insult I have no more patient for this sh*t

Canadian immigration is dumb all there rules laws and workers are dumb, look at the states they have so many country want to blow them away and there immi process takes like 6 months why Canada have to be over the top with there's/ for heaven sake its people life they playing with and they have us as a game
I understand your frustration....I've been there! You are however still under the posted average processing time and therefore, there isn't much you can do short of doing exactly what you said - withdrawing your application - and if you really love your hubby, what benefit would there be to doing that. I can tell you first hand that the wait will be a distant memory once you are here, so hang in there - your time will come!

With respect to your comments about Canadian Immigration rules and laws being dumb....Canada has immigration rules for a reason - the United States has different rules for a reason - and as a Canadian Citizen, I am okay with our rules being more strict than our American counterparts - they have a lot of problems there that we don't see as much here in Canada! Just my opinion tho.....
 

fab

Hero Member
Oct 29, 2012
266
5
Category........
Visa Office......
BOGOTA
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
08-10-2014
Doc's Request.
25-11-2014
AOR Received.
24-01-2015/Aor2 27-02-2015
File Transfer...
16-02-2015
Med's Done....
15-09-2014
impatientgirl said:
this is some bullsh*t am in process 17 months may 21 makes 18 months, status change to inprocess December 18 2014 and nothing file got transfer to port of spain I thought it Be better but its for the f***king worst, they ask for rcmp check and receive it a month now and the f****king asses just sitting on my papers and using it to wipe there nasty ass

am so frustrated and boiling to the top, am at the point to tell my husband to withdraw the process get his money back and start his life in Canada cause this is not worth it or he move to Jamaica and come live with me

this is not fair to no human at all, I email the assholes asking whats next and no reply what an insult I have no more patient for this sh*t

Canadian immigration is dumb all there rules laws and workers are dumb, look at the states they have so many country want to blow them away and there immi process takes like 6 months why Canada have to be over the top with there's/ for heaven sake its people life they playing with and they have us as a game
you should not move to Canada if that's what you think about Canada.

really think about withdrawing the app, you will not be happy in Canada...
 

shortyp2000

Hero Member
Mar 15, 2015
892
18
Hamilton
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-12-2014
AOR Received.
18-12-2014
File Transfer...
07-03-2015
Med's Done....
24-03-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Oct 13, 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Nov 9, 2015
LANDED..........
Nov 12, 2015!!!
fab said:
you should not move to Canada if that's what you think about Canada.

really think about withdrawing the app, you will not be happy in Canada...
ppl say things they dont mean when they are upset and angry, and with the wait i can understand why shes angry..... she shouldnt be saying those things tho, its not canadians that are reviewing the files in jamaica, its jamaican workers.... so its not really canada thats slow, but saying she wont be happy here in canada because shes frustrated at waiting so long isnt true.
 

fab

Hero Member
Oct 29, 2012
266
5
Category........
Visa Office......
BOGOTA
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
08-10-2014
Doc's Request.
25-11-2014
AOR Received.
24-01-2015/Aor2 27-02-2015
File Transfer...
16-02-2015
Med's Done....
15-09-2014
shortyp2000 said:
ppl say things they dont mean when they are upset and angry, and with the wait i can understand why shes angry..... she shouldnt be saying those things tho, its not canadians that are reviewing the files in jamaica, its jamaican workers.... so its not really canada thats slow, but saying she wont be happy here in canada because shes frustrated at waiting so long isnt true.

well I am Canadian myself and you have to wait for a lot of things in Canada, like health services for example....people that are not even in Canada yet and criticize the way Canada works should really think about moving to Canada I mean it's not a good start!
 

shortyp2000

Hero Member
Mar 15, 2015
892
18
Hamilton
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-12-2014
AOR Received.
18-12-2014
File Transfer...
07-03-2015
Med's Done....
24-03-2015
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Oct 13, 2015
VISA ISSUED...
Nov 9, 2015
LANDED..........
Nov 12, 2015!!!
fab said:
well I am Canadian myself and you have to wait for a lot of things in Canada, like health services for example....people that are not even in Canada yet and criticize the way Canada works should really think about moving to Canada I mean it's not a good start!
Now that is something i can agree with.
 

solkaman

Star Member
Jan 27, 2015
69
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston via Port of Spain
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
02-09-14
Doc's Request.
none
AOR Received.
March 10 2015
File Transfer...
16-10-2014
Med's Done....
20-07-14
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
29-04-15
VISA ISSUED...
20-05-2015
Dear forum members,

I have been reading this thread for a few months now and I have learnt a lot from people who have shared their experience and offered advice based on what they went through. It helped me take important decisions to make our immigration process more efficient. So thank you!

We are getting really close to the end of this process in our case and it feels really good. Looking back and reflecting on our immigration journey I would recommend the following to anyone getting started:

- Submit a perfect file upfront. Get help from a consultant or someone who has gone through the process and knows about the do's and don't. Have them go through your application before you send the final draft. It's well worth the $100 you will pay for a consultant to spend an hour with you to review your documents and proof.
- Pay all fees upfront. This will save you time at the end.
- Set the right expectations for yourself. Take a look at the spreadsheets. Know how long it takes on average and be prepared to be patient. One year ago the process took 12-15 months on average, my application submitted in September 2014 will take about 9 months, and the applications submitted towards the end of 2014 are taking even less time.
- Be positive. It is not an easy process and this forum should be a place to encourage everyone in this long and challenging journey.
- Limit your communications with CIC.
- Use FedEx to courier your stuff for peace of mind.
- Respond to CIC promptly when they correspond or need something from you.
- Don't loose it with the CIC people. They have the power to speed up or slow things down on you.
- Be proactive. If your PC or Meds are expiring, don't wait for CIC to ask you for the documents, send them proactively, They will have all that they need when they get to your file.
- Have faith!

Wishing you all the very best!