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Parthg011

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Aug 31, 2019
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Quick questions for FSW Inland and any senior member (Note: Questions may counter each other)

1) Are FSW Inland applications sent to home country visa office? (After approval or prior to that)
2) Are CEC Inland applications actually processed first and FSW Inland second or its random?
 
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usa2canada2021

Full Member
Nov 11, 2020
38
8
Hi Guys/@legalfalcon,

I am currently in USA on H-1 B and I have already got PRV stamped on my passport and my PRV is expiring in Feb/2021. I don't want to go to Canada anytime before Feb/2021.
Has anyone extended COPR lately after getting PRV stamped on passport? And if yes, then what is the process and how much time does IRCC take to extend?

Reasons I don't want to travel:

- Currently my wife's H-4 is in processing, but she has old H-4 which is good till Feb/2021. Let me know if it is good to travel using AVR(Automatic Visa Revalidation) to Canada?
- Me and my wife don't have visa stamp to return to USA, so if I go to Canada then I have to come back using AVR.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,242
9,007
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Quick questions for FSW Inland and any senior member (Note: Questions may counter each other)

1) Are FSW Inland applications sent to home country visa office? (After approval or prior to that)
2) Are CEC Inland applications actually processed first and FSW Inland second or its random?
1. All FSW outland applications will be eventually sent to LVO in the country of residence, some before and some after. It all depends on whether for the application any local resources are required, in those cases, the applications will be send to finalise eligibility. For some the eligibility will happen at a VO in Canada and the final review at LVO, and for others, everything is done at a VO in Canada and after PPR is sent the application is transferred to LOV for PRV and COPR.

2. There is no such rule. All applications are processed on a case by case basis. However, the CEC tend to be processed faster, as per the 2019 annual report. This is pre-COVID.


How long did it take to process an Express Entry application?
Table 35 displays the time, in months, that IRCC took to process 80% of applications under each program. In 2019, IRCC did not meet the processing standard of finalizing 80% of all applications sourced via Express Entry within six months. The processing time for Express Entry, overall, was eight months. As an alternative measure of processing times, 60% of applications finalized in the 12-month period ending on December 31, 2019, were completed within the six-month service standard.

Table 35: Processing Times for Express Entry applications finalized by year and immigration category, in months
Program201720182019
Canadian Experience Class457
Federal Skilled Worker469
Provincial/Territorial Nominee669
Federal Skilled Trades6712
All Programs558
 
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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,242
9,007
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi Guys/@legalfalcon,

I am currently in USA on H-1 B and I have already got PRV stamped on my passport and my PRV is expiring in Feb/2021. I don't want to go to Canada anytime before Feb/2021.
Has anyone extended COPR lately after getting PRV stamped on passport? And if yes, then what is the process and how much time does IRCC take to extend?

Reasons I don't want to travel:

- Currently my wife's H-4 is in processing, but she has old H-4 which is good till Feb/2021. Let me know if it is good to travel using AVR(Automatic Visa Revalidation) to Canada?
- Me and my wife don't have visa stamp to return to USA, so if I go to Canada then I have to come back using AVR.

Your will have to send a webform and inform IRCC.

See https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1218?language=en_US
 

usa2canada2021

Full Member
Nov 11, 2020
38
8
Your will have to send a webform and inform IRCC.

See https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1218?language=en_US
Thanks @ legalfalcon.

So if I send a webform to inform IRCC, is it confirm that they will extend it or there any chances that they might deny extension.
Any idea how much processing time does IRCC take to reply to the extension? Because my expiration date is 26 Feb 2021 on PRV and if they don't reply by that time, what if they reply after 26 Feb 2021, that they cannot extend my COPR/PRV.
 

jule1989

Star Member
Sep 25, 2019
68
6
Hi Guys/@legalfalcon,

I am currently in USA on H-1 B and I have already got PRV stamped on my passport and my PRV is expiring in Feb/2021. I don't want to go to Canada anytime before Feb/2021.
Has anyone extended COPR lately after getting PRV stamped on passport? And if yes, then what is the process and how much time does IRCC take to extend?

Reasons I don't want to travel:

- Currently my wife's H-4 is in processing, but she has old H-4 which is good till Feb/2021. Let me know if it is good to travel using AVR(Automatic Visa Revalidation) to Canada?
- Me and my wife don't have visa stamp to return to USA, so if I go to Canada then I have to come back using AVR.
Do you mind sharing when you did your medical exam?
 

shadowz

Full Member
Mar 5, 2019
26
3
1. All FSW outland applications will be eventually sent to LVO in the country of residence, some before and some after. It all depends on whether for the application any local resources are required, in those cases, the applications will be send to finalise eligibility. For some the eligibility will happen at a VO in Canada and the final review at LVO, and for others, everything is done at a VO in Canada and after PPR is sent the application is transferred to LOV for PRV and COPR.

2. There is no such rule. All applications are processed on a case by case basis. However, the CEC tend to be processed faster, as per the 2019 annual report. This is pre-COVID.


How long did it take to process an Express Entry application?
Table 35 displays the time, in months, that IRCC took to process 80% of applications under each program. In 2019, IRCC did not meet the processing standard of finalizing 80% of all applications sourced via Express Entry within six months. The processing time for Express Entry, overall, was eight months. As an alternative measure of processing times, 60% of applications finalized in the 12-month period ending on December 31, 2019, were completed within the six-month service standard.

Table 35: Processing Times for Express Entry applications finalized by year and immigration category, in months
Program201720182019
Canadian Experience Class457
Federal Skilled Worker469
Provincial/Territorial Nominee669
Federal Skilled Trades6712
All Programs558
I have recently raise a webform and got reply saying meets eligibility requirement. Pending Security and Background. Does this mean the my eligibility verification is already completed at VO in canada and LVO? referring to your statement "For some the eligibility will happen at a VO in Canada and the final review at LVO"
 

Kamal001

Star Member
Nov 27, 2018
152
31
Hi @andy108 I just called CIC , the agent said everything is passed as of now but he don’t know what the final decision will be i.e., approved or refused. So what are chances after everything is passed?
 

Parthg011

Star Member
Aug 31, 2019
149
71
1. All FSW outland applications will be eventually sent to LVO in the country of residence, some before and some after. It all depends on whether for the application any local resources are required, in those cases, the applications will be send to finalise eligibility. For some the eligibility will happen at a VO in Canada and the final review at LVO, and for others, everything is done at a VO in Canada and after PPR is sent the application is transferred to LOV for PRV and COPR.

2. There is no such rule. All applications are processed on a case by case basis. However, the CEC tend to be processed faster, as per the 2019 annual report. This is pre-COVID.


How long did it take to process an Express Entry application?
Table 35 displays the time, in months, that IRCC took to process 80% of applications under each program. In 2019, IRCC did not meet the processing standard of finalizing 80% of all applications sourced via Express Entry within six months. The processing time for Express Entry, overall, was eight months. As an alternative measure of processing times, 60% of applications finalized in the 12-month period ending on December 31, 2019, were completed within the six-month service standard.

Table 35: Processing Times for Express Entry applications finalized by year and immigration category, in months
Program201720182019
Canadian Experience Class457
Federal Skilled Worker469
Provincial/Territorial Nominee669
Federal Skilled Trades6712
All Programs558
Thanks @legalfalcon, however the 1st question was for FSW Inland and whether these applications go back to home VO after approval. I for once, know my application is in Ottawa right now.
 

SVSD

Star Member
Oct 8, 2020
115
65
GTA, Ontario
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
OTTAWA ( Last Checked)
NOC Code......
2151
AOR Received.
05-03-2020
Med's Done....
11-03-2020
Cec inland

CEC Inland
AOR - March 31st
Biometrics done - Sep 28th
Criminality in progress
Called ircc in nov first week and got to know that biometrics are yet to be processed by back end team.
I believe ..once the biometrics are processed, criminality check will be completed and then may get the copr soon.
Waiting :(
I had the same Conversation last week with IRCC. Biometrics yet to be processed by the VO.
 

Prxyz12

Star Member
Oct 3, 2020
61
73
I had the same Conversation last week with IRCC. Biometrics yet to be processed by the VO.
Somethings amiss, Criminality check maybe more than biometric.
I had submitted a webform on 8th Oct to ask when will biometrics be updated (exempt case).
Subsequently around 13th bio updated and 16th got webform reply which was
“Application still in process..” (generic) and that ”biometrics is on file and has been evaluated by VO”.

So I guess criminality has to be more than biometrics.

My case - FSW Inland - Everything passed as per call centre only criminality check pending - this call was made on 27th Oct
 
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SVSD

Star Member
Oct 8, 2020
115
65
GTA, Ontario
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
OTTAWA ( Last Checked)
NOC Code......
2151
AOR Received.
05-03-2020
Med's Done....
11-03-2020
Somethings amiss, Criminality check maybe more than biometric.
I had submitted a webform on 8th Oct to ask when will biometrics be updated (exempt case).
Subsequently around 13th bio updated and 16th got webform reply which was
“Application still in process..” (generic) and that ”biometrics is on file and has been evaluated by VO”.

So I guess criminality has to be more than biometrics.

My case - FSW Inland - Everything passed as per call centre only criminality check pending - this call was made on 27th Oct
I don't know what is going on because I called IRCC and agent said eligibility passed, Criminality in progress and Security not started. Criminality will pass once they have biometrics, Security will start once they have biometrics. From previous references from people in the groups Security should start after eligibility is passed and criminality after biometrics are done. Not sure what is the current scenario with my application

PS: I called IRCC like 4 -5 times and my eligibility is not recommended pass, it is passed by an officer.

Ordered GCMS notes in last week of October. Still waiting for the clear picture.
 

AshRK

Star Member
Feb 14, 2020
107
59
AOR: March 5th CEC Inland
VO: Ottawa
Meds Passed: March 11
Biometrics done: March 13
Additional docs also submitted: March
Criminality: In progress
Security: Not started
Eligibility: Not started

Ordered GCMS twice and also spoke to an agent and seems nothing has been moving for my file. The agent did confirm there are no red flags. @legalfalcon Anything to be concerned?