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MARCH 2014 OUTLAND APPLICANTS

meiko3886

Star Member
Jan 29, 2014
102
5
Category........
Visa Office......
Warsaw
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-03-2014
AOR Received.
01-04-2014
Med's Done....
09-02-2014
Passport Req..
11-06-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-07-2014
Heh, i finally got my PR Card today (i landed on august 5th). I chaneged address on ecas 2 days ago and my application probably popped out in the system or something.. then they noticed they forgot about me xD and sent it right away :p Yay!~ As long as i have it!
 

bhoot

Star Member
Aug 7, 2014
53
1
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
20-03-2014
AOR Received.
30-04-2014
File Transfer...
30-04-2014
Med's Request
06-08-2014
Med's Done....
09-08-2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
28-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
11-02-2015, Visa reached at VFS : 23-02-2015
LANDED..........
18-03-2015
GOOD NEWS!!! At last today we got the PPR. I cant explain how excited I am. On the email it says,

"This refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada

We are now ready to issue your immigration visa(s). In order to complete this process, we need your passport(s)."

After looong 9 months of waiting. Please pray for us.
 

meiko3886

Star Member
Jan 29, 2014
102
5
Category........
Visa Office......
Warsaw
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-03-2014
AOR Received.
01-04-2014
Med's Done....
09-02-2014
Passport Req..
11-06-2014
VISA ISSUED...
22-07-2014
O_guy said:
Congrats meiko. keep in touch and don't forget us.
Thanks! I wont forget about all of you, I got so much of help in here :) Now im helping with common law applications some ppl from Poland on polish forum :) Good luck everyone!
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
bhoot said:
GOOD NEWS!!! At last today we got the PPR. I cant explain how excited I am. On the email it says,

"This refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada

We are now ready to issue your immigration visa(s). In order to complete this process, we need your passport(s)."

After looong 9 months of waiting. Please pray for us.
Congrats. Don't make any travel arrangements until the visa is in your hands.
 

angryrectangle

Star Member
Jun 7, 2013
159
3
Category........
Visa Office......
Amman
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-03-2014
AOR Received.
04-04-2014
File Transfer...
11-04-2014
Med's Done....
17-02-2014
Passport Req..
03-11-2014
Hey guys,

So busy with the baby and everything, but I just got an email yesterday that they want to do an interview. Kinda weird though cause my husband lives in Costa rica and they want to do the interview in El Salvador. Anyone ever heard of this before. It's going to be a significant financial inconvenience but its not like they're giving us a choice. Do you think someone made a mistake? Has anyone heard of anyone having to travel outside of their home country for an interview?
That does seem weird. I remember calling the CIC hotline a long time ago asking about this - if we had to do an interview, if it would be in the same country as the VO (not possible for us). They said it could be done in another country so long as there's an embassy there! I would send an inquiry also.

On another note, we landed on Dec 13 and still no PR card. :( What's the deal?
 

ABCml

Hero Member
Jan 27, 2014
259
13
BC
Category........
Visa Office......
Beijing
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
21-Feb-2014
AOR Received.
24-Feb-2014, SponsorshipApproved 01-Apr-2014
File Transfer...
01-Apr-2014 Officially rec'd Beijing 24-May-2014
Med's Done....
29-Dec-2013 "Medical Results rec'd" 01-Apr-2014
Interview........
15-Dec-2014
Passport Req..
at interview
VISA ISSUED...
16-Dec-2014
LANDED..........
25-Dec-2014
angryrectangle said:
On another note, we landed on Dec 13 and still no PR card. :( What's the deal?
Have you checked ECAS?
My wife landed on Christmas Day and just received notice today on ECAS that her "PR card request was approved on February 3, 2015. Your Permanent resident card will be mailed to you.."
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
*****GOOD NEWS*****

My wife received CoPR today and since she is already in Canada, we will land at the border this weekend if it doesn't snow too much. I hate the way CIC conducts business, but I will try to forget them. We are happy to end this chapter and get on with our lives.
 

ABCml

Hero Member
Jan 27, 2014
259
13
BC
Category........
Visa Office......
Beijing
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
21-Feb-2014
AOR Received.
24-Feb-2014, SponsorshipApproved 01-Apr-2014
File Transfer...
01-Apr-2014 Officially rec'd Beijing 24-May-2014
Med's Done....
29-Dec-2013 "Medical Results rec'd" 01-Apr-2014
Interview........
15-Dec-2014
Passport Req..
at interview
VISA ISSUED...
16-Dec-2014
LANDED..........
25-Dec-2014
O_guy said:
*****GOOD NEWS*****

My wife received CoPR today and since she is already in Canada, we will land at the border this weekend if it doesn't snow too much. I hate the way CIC conducts business, but I will try to forget them. We are happy to end this chapter and get on with our lives.
Don't forget...., to celebrate! Congratulations - still celebrating here :D
 

Canadianfairy

Star Member
May 4, 2014
155
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14/3/2014
AOR Received.
6/5/2014 & 16/5/2014
Med's Done....
13/3/2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
30/9/2014
VISA ISSUED...
15/10/2014
LANDED..........
21/01/2015
congrats!!! o_guy

We landed on Jan 21 and we went to Service Canada on Monday to get my husband's SIN sorted out as we opted not to do it at the airport when we arrived as we were tired and so were the kids... anyway Service Canada said Immigration hasn't updated the system so we have to wait another week!!!! I find it ridiculous that 12 days after we landed Service Canada can't do the SIN.. apparently it is longer than usual but not out of the norm.
 

O_guy

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2013
720
12
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Canadianfairy said:
congrats!!! o_guy

We landed on Jan 21 and we went to Service Canada on Monday to get my husband's SIN sorted out as we opted not to do it at the airport when we arrived as we were tired and so were the kids... anyway Service Canada said Immigration hasn't updated the system so we have to wait another week!!!! I find it ridiculous that 12 days after we landed Service Canada can't do the SIN.. apparently it is longer than usual but not out of the norm.
Thanks Canadianfairy. Nothing surprises me about our Canadian immigration anymore. The system should not take 12 days plus to update. On the bright side, don't let anything about immigration upset you. I hope you and your husband are both happy and enjoying your new life in Canada together.
 

Canadianfairy

Star Member
May 4, 2014
155
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14/3/2014
AOR Received.
6/5/2014 & 16/5/2014
Med's Done....
13/3/2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
30/9/2014
VISA ISSUED...
15/10/2014
LANDED..........
21/01/2015
I am not upset I am happy to be home :) just thought it was insane that after 12 days the system is not updated... we will go again next week and see if we can get his SIN. :)
 

agarand8

Hero Member
Aug 21, 2013
579
24
Regina, Saskatchewan
Category........
Visa Office......
Mexico City
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-03-2014
Doc's Request.
10-06-2014
AOR Received.
21-05-2014...#2 - 10-06-2014
File Transfer...
22-05-2014
Med's Request
Additional tests requested on 05-06-2014
Med's Done....
Feb. 2014 & August 5th 2014
Interview........
24-FEB-2015
Passport Req..
24-MAR-2015...received at VO 6-APR-2015
Hey guys. So I did send an enquiry email about the location of our interview and it took 2 nerve wracking weeks for them to reply and this is what they said:

"Madam,

Thank you for confirming your spouse’s attendance to the scheduled interview.

Mr. Xxxx has been invited to attend an interview in El Salvador, as there is no date designated for an area trip to Costa Rica, therefore the location cannot be changed.

Be informed that if he does not attend this interview, his application will be assessed based on the evidence currently available on file and this may result in the refusal of his application."

So yesterday I booked flights and hotels. Omg so much money.
I do have another question though... The PDF letter gives a gigantic list of everything they want us to bring with us and 2 things are of concern to me.

1. They openly state that we are to bring ALL correspondence. Every letter in its original envelope, printouts of every email, chat conversations, etc.
when sending in the application I kind of Drew the line at this stuff, I thought that it's good enough that they can see how often and how long we talk they don't need to see what we talk about as well. But...our only form of correspondence other than phone calls/Skype is facebook chat, and I've gone through a bunch of it and there's not really a lot of private stuff so I think I'm going to give it to them. I am having serious problems trying to print it out though, when I try to copy and paste it into a word document the formatting gets all wonky and it would literally take me hours and hours to fix it all.
Can anyone who did print out their facebook chat, tell me what the easiest way to do it was? Did you clean up the formatting or just send it in as is and let them deal with it?

2. They want photocopies of every page of my passport including previous passports. I threw away my old passport like 4 years ago when I got the new one. Is this going to be a problem?

Thanks in advance. And congratulations to everyone who has made it to Canada already. Hoping that having the interview now means I can bring my hubby home this summer. :)