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London Visa Office 2020/2021 (Outland Applicants)

Shabi1122

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Feb 22, 2021
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It takes a day from "In process" to update that line you guys are waiting for. Just a little patience. You might or might not get AOR2 email. Just treat moving back to In Process as AOR2.
yes you are right these days no one is getting AOR2.
 
 

pc8922

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Jun 6, 2017
307
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I posted this somewhere else. Useful, so will repost.


In order to get semblance of the LVO process, I did some digging and came across their AOR2 email, which seems to have some pretty detailed information on the process. Since not everyone receives it and speculates at what is going on, consolidating some of the bullets below. ( All of this is from their email, so credit for this is to LVO ).

Basic Info about LVO :

  1. The processing of applications starts in order of received date but once the file is in process, how long it will take to finalize the application depends on the complexity of the file. This explains why files are not finalized in the same order they were received.

  2. The IRCC Office in London is a large office responsible for 18 countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, and certain countries in Europe and the Gulf. Due to the volume of applications we receive it may be a few months before we start active processing of your application.

  3. Contact LVO if you don't hear anything in 3 months after of AOR2 ( In Process status second time ).
Steps done at LVO :

  1. Pre-assessment done by Case Analysts. They don't make a decision. ( probably the part now outsourced to other VOs ). They go over facts of the application. Also receive ADR at this stage.
  2. File then assigned to officer.
    A. First step is Eligibility - whether we meet basic requirements.
    B. Second step is Admissibility ( background check ) - this closely follows Eligibility. Can be extended in case of Criminal records, security concerns or medical issues. Some reviews also done by partner agencies at this stage.

  3. After eligibility has passed you'll receive 'eligibility letter informing you of the positive eligibility decision and providing information to help you prepare for immigration'.

  4. Admissibility is complete shortly after Eligibility. 60 days or less is usual time to hear back after eligibility letter ( assume this is pre-arrival ).

  5. You receive an interview if there is an issue with either Eligibility or Admissibility.
Hope this provides some idea about the process and why we feel we are stuck. Every file is different and sometimes different steps are taking longer.
 
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sh33p

Star Member
Mar 14, 2020
142
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Same here. Application changed from application received to in process but no additional line in ecas.
Same happened to us.

Original application sent March 17, 2020. Returned Oct. 2020. Sent back and was lost.
Second application sent - February 24, 2021
AOR1 - March 11, 2021
SA - March 23, 2021 (Notified of file transfer to London, UK)
Biometrics - From TRV
Medical Request - Waiting
“We started Processing” - April 1, 2021
AOR2 (London) - April 6, 2021
 

riyazqa

Full Member
Jan 8, 2020
36
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Category........
PNP
Visa Office......
London
In my recent GCMS notes it's showing, so where my file is currently any idea?
Primary Office: London

Secondary Office: Centralized Intake Office
 
 

Shabi1122

Full Member
Feb 22, 2021
45
17
I posted this somewhere else. Useful, so will repost.


In order to get semblance of the LVO process, I did some digging and came across their AOR2 email, which seems to have some pretty detailed information on the process. Since not everyone receives it and speculates at what is going on, consolidating some of the bullets below. ( All of this is from their email, so credit for this is to LVO ).

Basic Info about LVO :

  1. The processing of applications starts in order of received date but once the file is in process, how long it will take to finalize the application depends on the complexity of the file. This explains why files are not finalized in the same order they were received.

  2. The IRCC Office in London is a large office responsible for 18 countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, and certain countries in Europe and the Gulf. Due to the volume of applications we receive it may be a few months before we start active processing of your application.

  3. Contact LVO if you don't hear anything in 3 months after of AOR2 ( In Process status second time ).
Steps done at LVO :

  1. Pre-assessment done by Case Analysts. They don't make a decision. ( probably the part now outsourced to other VOs ). They go over facts of the application. Also receive ADR at this stage.
  2. File then assigned to officer.
    A. First step is Eligibility - whether we meet basic requirements.
    B. Second step is Admissibility ( background check ) - this closely follows Eligibility. Can be extended in case of Criminal records, security concerns or medical issues. Some reviews also done by partner agencies at this stage.

  3. After eligibility has passed you'll receive 'eligibility letter informing you of the positive eligibility decision and providing information to help you prepare for immigration'.

  4. Admissibility is complete shortly after Eligibility. 60 days or less is usual time to hear back after eligibility letter ( assume this is pre-arrival ).

  5. You receive an interview if there is an issue with either Eligibility or Admissibility.
Hope this provides some idea about the process and why we feel we are stuck. Every file is different and sometimes different steps are taking longer.
There is an update ....

Called MP office for our newborn update few days back. and also asked her if she can get update for our file from IRCC.

she called us today and said. IRCC knowledged the newborn update and they told me about the file that its been transferred from Shanghai VO to LVO back for the final decision on eligibility by immigration officer. and after that the security will begin.

I dont know what dose this means. because there is nothing on Eces or online account.

Can someone tell me what this means.
Transferred from Shanghai VO to LVO back for the final decision on eligibility by immigration officer.
 

sh_ed

Star Member
Dec 20, 2020
98
33
There is an update ....

Called MP office for our newborn update few days back. and also asked her if she can get update for our file from IRCC.

she called us today and said. IRCC knowledged the newborn update and they told me about the file that its been transferred from Shanghai VO to LVO back for the final decision on eligibility by immigration officer. and after that the security will begin.

I dont know what dose this means. because there is nothing on Eces or online account.

Can someone tell me what this means.
Transferred from Shanghai VO to LVO back for the final decision on eligibility by immigration officer.
Probably expect pre-arrival soon whats your timeline?
 

Shabi1122

Full Member
Feb 22, 2021
45
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Probably expect pre-arrival soon whats your timeline?
  • Application Date Received: February 24, 2020

  • Processing started: March 9, 2020

  • Date of Biometrics Enrolment: September 24, 2020

  • Review of medical results - October 6, 2020:You passed the medical exam.

  • File Moved to London, UK and then Shanghai VO - 21, Jan, 2021
No notification nothing after that.
Just info from MP office
 

sh_ed

Star Member
Dec 20, 2020
98
33
Similar timeline as me....hopefully its the pre arrival from what im hearing London still makes the final answer