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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,032
9,399
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
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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,032
9,399
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
AOR March 25 2020
CEC Inland (dependent outland UK when we applied but currently in Canada)
Medicals re-passed on portal July 2021 and silence since...

We were told that medicals was the last bit and our application should be close to completion. Inland applications are supposed to be prioritised and it's frustrating that 2021 applications are being processed so quickly. Really struggling with mental health as we're in limbo, back on implied status waiting for my 2nd BOWP to be processed and visitor visa extension for my dependent. Waiting for GCMS notes too.

Even with COVID delays and if we were put through enhanced screening 20 months is feeling excessive.

There is an option to submit feedback/complaints to IRCC but I'm hesitant to do this incase it hinders our application further?

@legalfalcon or anyone have any advice? We've been through our MPs office a few times, no extra info available.

We've come so far that withdrawing and resubmitting doesn't feel right. Everything has expired so we've have to do medicals and English tests again.

I was hoping to get home to visit family in the UK as it's been 2 years now but can't with no status and variant isn't helping the situation.
You are not the only person who is facing this issue, and there are a lot of other applicants in the same boat. IRCC is sending our PPRs and portal emails, you just have to wait it out.

There is no way to expedite the process.

You can submit feedback or a complaint against IRCC using this link https://secure.cic.gc.ca/feedback-retroaction/feedback-retroaction-eng.aspx

However, nothing much will happen, and even if you do submit a complaint, it will have no impact on the processing of your application.
 
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soul

Member
Jun 4, 2014
17
32
Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you all for your encouragement in this forum. we finally received a VISA letter for passport submission on the 9th of November, 2021. I am in Australia and my partner is currently in Nigeria, so we have submitted our passports to the Sydney Australia VAC and Accra respectively, we are waiting for COPR and the Visas now.

AOR: February 2020
PPR:9th November, 2021
waiting for COPR and VISAs
 

nbtnbt

Member
Feb 20, 2019
18
6
Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you all for your encouragement in this forum. we finally received a VISA letter for passport submission on the 9th of November, 2021. I am in Australia and my partner is currently in Nigeria, so we have submitted our passports to the Sydney Australia VAC and Accra respectively, we are waiting for COPR and the Visas now.

AOR: February 2020
PPR:9th November, 2021
waiting for COPR and VISAs
Hi, it's good to see someone from Australia get PPR, congratulations. I am also here. May I ask if you were CEC or FSW?
 

Aim@1211

Star Member
Nov 18, 2017
72
2
Hi all,
First, I am grateful for this forum. Thank you all! It is the one thing that has been helpful during this trying time of endless wait without any reasonable justification from IRCC.

I am CEC (inland) AOR Mar 4 2020. Like some of the others on this forum, my application is stuck and the Webform responses are generic messages. I called IRCC few times and the agents told me that my application is "waiting to be finalized". When I asked agents say that it means it is waiting for a visa officer to finalize the application (whatever that means). The application has been "waiting to be finalized" for at least six months when I first called IRCC.

My life situation is difficult as it is and this indefinite wait is making it much worse.

I have reached out to my MP, they said they'll reach out to IRCC to get an update but I am not sure if IRCC will give them a generic reply too. I also reached out to the minister of immigration but got a vague automated message, not even sure if they'll look at my request.

I have ordered GCMS notes, about 30 days ago, still waiting to receive them.

I have also submitted a compliant against IRCC under "Services > Processing Procedures" that they need to at-least provide a meaningful updates to Webform requests and when applications will be finalized.

Seeing recent updates from IRCC that they are processing May applications making me lose all hope.

At this point, I have decided to file a writ of Mandamus. My questions are:
  1. Is 1 year delay without any meaningful updates from IRCC sufficient to justify a Mandamus? My application is not complex per IRCC definition. It was complete, including biometrics and medicals on time (before pandemic). I got no requests for additional docs or anything from IRCC.
  2. How long does a typical Mandamus take to finish?
  3. Has anyone in this forum successful gone through the process (or know someone who has) and willing to share their experience? Does anyone have recommendations for a good lawyer in GTA (Toronto area)?
Perhaps some of the senior folks like @legalfalcon @caipsnotes who may have experience with Mandamus can shed some light.

Thank you all.
I am in same situation. But mine is work permit exentesion in aug. 2019 but still processing.
 

Numwa

Star Member
Jun 24, 2020
145
107
It's finally happened - received the portal email today! So excited and relieved :D

Here's my timeline (FSW - Inland):

ITA: March 4, 2020
AOR: March 15, 2020
Medical Passed: April 30, 2020
Biometrics Request Letter: April 30, 2020
ADR (Singapore PCC): April 30, 2020 (Submitted May 20, 2020)
Biometrics submitted: October 13th, 2020
Medical expired: March 25th, 2021
Medical passed: November 27th, 2021
Ghost update: December 7th, 2021
Portal email: December 8th, 2021

Good luck to everyone and thanks for keeping me company during this time!
 

Mohd Khaleel

Newbie
Nov 2, 2021
7
2
Got GCMS notes - it seems no one even touched the application since June . Eligibility recommended pass, Criminality passed, info sharing complete, medical passed expired but security not started.
AOR - 23rd Mar 2020
Stream - PNP
Anyone else with similar timeline and status? Guess IRCC again working only on inland applications.
 
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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,032
9,399
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
@legalfalcon is it possible to raise gcms notes after copr and pr visa issuance?
Absolutely. You can request GCMS notes and obtain your information anytime, during and after an application has been processed and fil=nalized.