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March 2013 Applicants

Smiley17

Star Member
Jun 18, 2013
66
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
8 May 2013
IELTS Request
Given with application
Med's Request
22nd Jan 2014
Med's Done....
17th Feb 2014
Passport Req..
18th Feb 2014
Re: March 2013 Applicants - Landed !!

shibinp said:
Dear All,

and finally I have landed and obtained PR status. I have landed at Peace Bridge, Fort Erie on 29th Jan.
My plan was to land at a CIC office and had also booked an appointment for Feb 14th with my local CIC office (Kitchener), however due to a job offer I had to land sooner than this date hence I went to Peace Bridge. Everything was good at the border, the officer only asked my work permit, COPR, my family COPR and a an address proof (I gave rental agreement) to send PR card, (and off-course the passports). Everything went well.

Thanks to this post, which is very clear and detailed: http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/my-landing-experience-at-peace-bridge-fort-erie-t152323.0.html, esecpially the GPS location 42.907632, -78.913359 is very accurate.

Thanks each and everyone of you for your support, suggestions, comments etc during my journey. Congrats whoever already completed their journey and all the very best for those who are yet to complete.


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My time frame:

Application date : 11-Mar-2013
AOR : 23-Apr-2013
Medical received : 10-Dec-2013
Medical completed: 17-Dec-2013
PPR(passport request): 27-Dec-2013
Passport Received at CIC: 06-Jan-2014
Passport Received Back: 14-Jan-2014
Landed: 29-Jan-2014
Congratulations & wish you all the best for future
 

mwan

Star Member
Jul 30, 2006
55
1
EDS1275, SMILEY17 and others who landed and required a PPR please advise
When CIC ask for the PPR, what do you have to send? Please be specific - do you send your passport, pre paid return postage etc?

I ask because I am going away on a tour/trip for 3 months and I am expecting the PPR email may come during that time and wanted to get whatever I need together so I can mail it in from wherever I will be.

Congratulations and please respond
Wan
 

shibinp

Star Member
Jan 7, 2013
189
4
Ontario - Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP - Ottawa
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-03-2013
AOR Received.
23-04-2013
IELTS Request
CELPIP - Sent with application
Med's Request
10-12-2013
Med's Done....
17-12-2013
Interview........
N/A
Passport Req..
27-12-2013
VISA ISSUED...
08-Jan-2014
LANDED..........
29-Jan-2014
mwan said:
EDS1275, SMILEY17 and others who landed and required a PPR please advise
When CIC ask for the PPR, what do you have to send? Please be specific - do you send your passport, pre paid return postage etc?

I ask because I am going away on a tour/trip for 3 months and I am expecting the PPR email may come during that time and wanted to get whatever I need together so I can mail it in from wherever I will be.

Congratulations and please respond
Wan
when CIC will send you the PPR (by email) they will clearly tell you what documents you need to send and how to send it. It will usually be, your passport(s), the printout of the PPR email, 2 photo graphs for you and your family members, and a return envelope. It would be clearly mentioned what you have to do if you are using Canada post XPress post service or any other courier. In my case they also asked RPRF payment receipt and bio-data (they asked to send these to respective email address only, however I also sent hard-copy), I guess that is because I got PPR very soon immediately after completing medical request. I also put a simple cover letter stating that as per your request herewith I am sending mine and my family's passport.
 

steveholt

Star Member
Mar 13, 2013
85
7
bold9k said:
Steve i am in the exact same boat as well - I did my medicals on the 9th of January and they sent my medicals on the 14th. Its been almost three weeks since and its still showing application in process.
Mine hasn't even sent it yet, I did mine on the 7th. Called Medisys again today (29 days after the medical) and they *still* haven't sent it to CIC. They said the person who could explain its status wasn't there and will call be back.

Very concerned as my 60 day deadline for doing medical expires in 3 days, after which CIC reserves the right to refuse my application based on the original medical request email.
 

Vik1112

Star Member
Aug 7, 2013
52
3
Category........
Visa Office......
CCP-Ottawa
NOC Code......
1241
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-03-2013
Doc's Request.
RPRF & Biodata 23-12-2013
AOR Received.
19-04-2013
Med's Request
24-12-2013
Med's Done....
06-01-2014 (eCAS received 02-02-2014)
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
Visa exepmt
VISA ISSUED...
30-01-2014 (received in mail 05-02-2014)
LANDED..........
06-02-2014 at Peace bridge
Hi guys,

Latest update! Got my COPR in the mail today ;D
COPR was issued on Jan 30th and eCAS changed to medical received/decision made on Feb 2nd.

Fast processing to those still waiting :)
 

iam_toby

VIP Member
Feb 4, 2013
7,506
351
Vik1112 said:
Hi guys,

Latest update! Got my COPR in the mail today ;D
COPR was issued on Jan 30th and eCAS changed to medical received/decision made on Feb 2nd.

Fast processing to those still waiting :)
Nice! Congrats!! :) About 11 months for you, huh? That's great to see.
 

gracy016

Star Member
Jun 21, 2011
136
4
Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP-Ottawa
NOC Code......
6311
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
03-22-13
Doc's Request.
12-30-13 (RPRF & Biodata)
AOR Received.
04-30-13
Med's Request
12-31-13
Med's Done....
01-08-14
Passport Req..
02-21-14
VISA ISSUED...
02-28-14
LANDED..........
03-09-14
Vik1112 said:
Hi guys,

Latest update! Got my COPR in the mail today ;D
COPR was issued on Jan 30th and eCAS changed to medical received/decision made on Feb 2nd.

Fast processing to those still waiting :)
CONGRATS!!! ;D
 

steveholt

Star Member
Mar 13, 2013
85
7
steveholt said:
Mine hasn't even sent it yet, I did mine on the 7th. Called Medisys again today (29 days after the medical) and they *still* haven't sent it to CIC. They said the person who could explain its status wasn't there and will call be back.

Very concerned as my 60 day deadline for doing medical expires in 3 days, after which CIC reserves the right to refuse my application based on the original medical request email.
Didn't get the call back (surprise), called again - got a different receptionist, she said it would be done "by the end of the week". I pointed out that is what they told me on the 28th (Tuesday last week) and she forwarded me to another number (as far as I can work out the number of the person they were going to get to "call me back") and I got my voicemail.

When this finally goes through I am going to leave a scathing google review of these guys, it's pretty clear their processing time is woeful compared to many of the other authorized clinics in Toronto.
 

bigly007

Member
Nov 20, 2013
13
0
bigly007 said:
ECAS updated this morning to Decision Made.

Now just the final wait for CoPR to arrive.
CoPR arrived in the mail yesterday.....so happy the process is complete,
now just to move halfway around the world....again!

App Received :March 18
AOR: April 24
Med Req: Jan 11
Med Done: Jan 15
Meds Rec: Jan 28
Dec Made: Jan 28
COPR: Feb 5

Best of luck to everyone still waiting ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

aussie_geoff

Member
Jan 1, 2014
13
0
Just curious guys, do they always request your passport? Or do some people just get their CoPR without it?

Thanks for the help!

AOR: 18th March 2013
Medical request: 20th January 2014
Application in process: 22nd January 2014
RPRF & Biodata: 27th January 2014
Meds Done: 28th January 2014
Meds Received: 2nd February 2014
 

honeysingh

Hero Member
Feb 20, 2013
632
33
Edmonton
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
aussie_geoff said:
Just curious guys, do they always request your passport? Or do some people just get their CoPR without it?

Thanks for the help!

AOR: 18th March 2013
Medical request: 20th January 2014
Application in process: 22nd January 2014
RPRF & Biodata: 27th January 2014
Meds Done: 28th January 2014
Meds Received: 2nd February 2014
Only people from Visa Exempt country won't receive Passport request ,

By your User name, i see that you are from Australia... If you are, then i guess you'll receive the Corp once the Decision is made on your Application.

Good Luck
 

iam_toby

VIP Member
Feb 4, 2013
7,506
351
honeysingh said:
Only people from Visa Exempt country won't receive Passport request ,

By your User name, i see that you are from Australia... If you are, then i guess you'll receive the Corp once the Decision is made on your Application.

Good Luck
Second that. I've heard of cases where people from visa exempt countries where asked to email a scan of their passport.
You don't have to mail your passport to CIC tho.
 

aussie_geoff

Member
Jan 1, 2014
13
0
Hey guys, another question, it looks like people are having their CoPR sent by physical mail? Is this true or will mine arrive by email like everything else. I haven't changed preferences or anything. Thanks again for all the help
 

honeysingh

Hero Member
Feb 20, 2013
632
33
Edmonton
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
aussie_geoff said:
Hey guys, another question, it looks like people are having their CoPR sent by physical mail? Is this true or will mine arrive by email like everything else. I haven't changed preferences or anything. Thanks again for all the help
Nope corp comes through mail, not email.