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LONDON Visa Office Applicants....Lets connect here

Kitua85

Star Member
Aug 2, 2015
117
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Job Offer........
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Dear forum members,

I have created this thread for members who have their applications being processed at the London VO
I hope we can connect and share ideas
I will be glad if members who have got their PR's can also share their timelines

My timeline

AOR- 6-Nov-2015
Medicals-Passed
Interview held @ Canada House London on 9-March-2015
BC- Not Started
Final Decision- Not Started
 
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Ranee

Full Member
Jan 18, 2016
20
1
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Nomination.....
10-12-2015
AOR Received.
06-02-2016
Kitua85 said:
Dear forum members,

I have created this thread for members who have their applications being processed at the London VO
I hope we can connect and share ideas
I will be glad if members who have got their PR's can also share their timelines

My timeline

AOR- 6-Nov-2015
Medicals-Passed
Interview held @ Canada House London on 9-March-2015
BC- Not Started
Final Decision- Not Started
Anyone knows the average processing time for London visa office?
 
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Kitua85

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Aug 2, 2015
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Ranee said:
Anyone knows the average processing time for London visa office?

My application will reach 5 months next week.
I believe October AOR's are currently being processed.
 
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bahadur

Hero Member
Jan 2, 2015
248
9
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
6221
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
03-Nov-2015 SINP
Nomination.....
SINP EE 05-Dec-2015
AOR Received.
04-Nov-2015 SINP EE
IELTS Request
Upfront
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
27-Jan-2016 Med Passed
Passport Req..
11-March-2016
VISA ISSUED...
11-March-2016
LANDED..........
27-May-2016
I received PPR on 11 March from London Visa office. Timelines in signature.
 

dupsy21

Star Member
Jul 15, 2015
157
11
My country of residence is UK but my application is being processed in Ottawa.

AOR: 9th October
Medical Passed/Schedule A: 15th October
Additional Document Request (Passport for spouse): 7th March
New passport uploaded: 11th March
Background changed to in progress: 31st March
PPR: Waiting
 

Kitua85

Star Member
Aug 2, 2015
117
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dupsy21 said:
My country of residence is UK but my application is being processed in Ottawa.

AOR: 9th October
Medical Passed/Schedule A: 15th October
Additional Document Request (Passport for spouse): 7th March
New passport uploaded: 11th March
Background changed to in progress: 31st March
PPR: Waiting
From your timeline, your PPR is around the corner.
How did you confirm that your VO was Ottawa?
I was of the opinion that applications are sent to the local VO's for background checks.
 

dupsy21

Star Member
Jul 15, 2015
157
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I requested for GCMS note in January, which I received in February. From the note I realised that my file was transferred to VO Ottawa on 29th October. Nothing was done on my application from October 29th till 22nd January when my GCMS note was generated.

I think London VO processes application faster though as people that had similar AOR as mine and were interviewed in London got their PPR since January.

I am not sure if all applications are sent to local VO for background check


Kitua85 said:
From your timeline, your PPR is around the corner.
How did you confirm that your VO was Ottawa?
I was of the opinion that applications are sent to the local VO's for background checks.
 

LizzyBob

Star Member
Nov 26, 2015
180
16
NOC Code......
2145
Kitua85 said:
Dear forum members,

I have created this thread for members who have their applications being processed at the London VO
I hope we can connect and share ideas
I will be glad if members who have got their PR's can also share their timelines

My timeline

AOR- 6-Nov-2015
Medicals-Passed
Interview held @ Canada House London on 9-March-2015
BC- Not Started
Final Decision- Not Started
what was your interview about?
 

Kitua85

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Aug 2, 2015
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dupsy21 said:
I requested for GCMS note in January, which I received in February. From the note I realised that my file was transferred to VO Ottawa on 29th October. Nothing was done on my application from October 29th till 22nd January when my GCMS note was generated.

I think London VO processes application faster though as people that had similar AOR as mine and were interviewed in London got their PPR since January.

I am not sure if all applications are sent to local VO for background check
Cool stuff, I haven't requested GCMS notes, however I had a personal interview at Canada house 3 weeks ago during which the visa officer made me understand that my file was been processed in London.
 

Kitua85

Star Member
Aug 2, 2015
117
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LizzyBob said:
what was your interview about?
There were a range questions but I believe the main reason for the interview was to ascertain whether my work experience aligned with my chosen NOC.

I may also have been chosen randomly for an interview because 2 additional visa officers who were in attendance were been trained by the visa officer conducting my interview.
 

LizzyBob

Star Member
Nov 26, 2015
180
16
NOC Code......
2145
Kitua85 said:
There were a range questions but I believe the main reason for the interview was to ascertain whether my work experience aligned with my chosen NOC.

I may also have been chosen randomly for an interview because 2 additional visa officers who were in attendance were been trained by the visa officer conducting my interview.
OK, what was your NOC?
 

dupsy21

Star Member
Jul 15, 2015
157
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Were you told when decision will be made with regard to your application.

I know of someone that attended the interview in December and was told he should get a response within a month. I am not sure the exact time he got his PPR but he already has.

Check the link below for details about his interview:
http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/london-office-interview-experience-and-questions-for-others-t391206.0.html;msg4867587#msg4867587
You can also check his profile to read his other posts.

Kitua85 said:
Cool stuff, I haven't requested GCMS notes, however I had a personal interview at Canada house 3 weeks ago during which the visa officer made me understand that my file was been processed in London.
 

Kitua85

Star Member
Aug 2, 2015
117
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dupsy21 said:
Were you told when decision will be made with regard to your application.

I know of someone that attended the interview in December and was told he should get a response within a month. I am not sure the exact time he got his PPR but he already has.

Check the link below for details about his interview:
http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/london-office-interview-experience-and-questions-for-others-t391206.0.html;msg4867587#msg4867587
You can also check his profile to read his other posts.
No, the visa officer didn't give me a timeline within which to expect passport request though he hinted that the outcome of the interview was positive.