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MAY 2021 *Outland* Spousal Sponsorship

nik_on

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May 10, 2021
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Application was received by IRCC on 3-May.
I received AOR1 on behalf of the PA on 11th June.
However, I (the sponsor) received a weird email from IRCC that says this:
A refund in the amount of $85 has been initiated. If you paid by credit card, it will be credited back to your credit card account. Otherwise, a cheque will be mailed to you at the address indicated above in approximately six weeks to eight weeks.

I am in Canada but my PA (wife and children) are in India. Why would they issue a refund? It seems like it's for biometrics.
But, I dont understand why!

There's no exception for PRs from India.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/biometrics-exemption-temporary-residents.html
 

nik_on

Full Member
May 10, 2021
30
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Application was received by IRCC on 3-May.
I received AOR1 on behalf of the PA on 11th June.
However, I (the sponsor) received a weird email from IRCC that says this:
A refund in the amount of $85 has been initiated. If you paid by credit card, it will be credited back to your credit card account. Otherwise, a cheque will be mailed to you at the address indicated above in approximately six weeks to eight weeks.

I am in Canada but my PA (wife and children) are in India. Why would they issue a refund? It seems like it's for biometrics.
But, I dont understand why!

There's no exception for PRs from India.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/biometrics-exemption-temporary-residents.html
Edit: someone rightly pointed out that I overpaid for biometric, child under 14 yrs does not need to appear for biometric.
 

Angel1113

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Jun 6, 2019
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Ontario
Category........
CEC
NOC Code......
4212
AOR Received.
24 June 2020
Med's Done....
05-06-2020
Application received- May 4th
In process- June 16th
Got biometrics letter- June 17th
 
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karthikm

Star Member
Apr 20, 2014
71
13
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2173
Job Offer........
Yes
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
05-03-2019 (ITA)
AOR Received.
05-05-2019
Med's Request
08-03-2020
Med's Done....
15-03-2020
Passport Req..
10-03-2020
VISA ISSUED...
11-03-2020
LANDED..........
15-03-2020
Hi everyone, just wanted to share my family sponsorship timeline. Almost same timeline for my app as well
* Application received - May 5th - 2021
* AOR - June 15 - 2021
* sponsor Approval - June 16th 2021
* Another mail on same day - file moved to NDVO for further processing (India)
* Med request for wife and child - June 17th 2021
 
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Scarpetta

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Apr 28, 2021
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Category........
FAM
We got the AOR today (on a Saturday, surprise). Quick question: sponsor's approval is a separate email, is it not? Or are they one and the same thing?
 

gc1735

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Apr 6, 2021
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We got the AOR today (on a Saturday, surprise). Quick question: sponsor's approval is a separate email, is it not? Or are they one and the same thing?
Separate email! I had been checking the ECAS using sponsor's details every morning and yesterday it had switched to "Decision Made" under sponsorship, but we didn't get an email until later in the day.
 
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Scarpetta

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Apr 28, 2021
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FAM
Separate email! I had been checking the ECAS using sponsor's details every morning and yesterday it had switched to "Decision Made" under sponsorship, but we didn't get an email until later in the day.
Wonderful news, congrats, and thank you!
We're now wrestling with the utterly uncooperative system trying to link the bloody thing to my husband's CIC account..none of the combinations we tried today worked, so annoying!
 

nik_on

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May 10, 2021
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For me, application was received on 3-May, received AOR1 on 11-June. No sign of SA approval yet. I was expecting some form of delay because I just moved to Canada and did not yet file tax in Canada yet (and that's not going to happen until 2022). So, I could not fulfill that CRA form, line 150 requirement. I have sent a letter of explanation with past 5 years tax form in the USA. Let's see how it goes.
 

gc1735

Full Member
Apr 6, 2021
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For me, application was received on 3-May, received AOR1 on 11-June. No sign of SA approval yet. I was expecting some form of delay because I just moved to Canada and did not yet file tax in Canada yet (and that's not going to happen until 2022). So, I could not fulfill that CRA form, line 150 wrequirement. I have sent a letter of explanation with past 5 years tax form in the USA. Let's see how it goes.
We were in same situation with no Canadian tax to report since my sponsor has been in the US for 9 years - it seems like our SA took a bit longer from AOR1 than a lot of other people on the spreadsheet, but it did eventually come! Hope you hear something soon.
 
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OMoe

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Jun 23, 2021
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Hi,
My husband and I applied whilst together in Quebec, I have since returned to the UK for a while. Does anyone know the best way to update my passport details as I have had to renew it? Or can I attend the biometric appointment with my old passport?

Thank you everyone for posting your info so I knew to keep a look out for communications this week.

4th May: Application posted from Quebec via Canada Poste
10th May: Application delivered to Sydney office
23rd June: PA received email with invite for Biometrics
24th June: Sponsor received email with confirmation of application
 
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armoured

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Feb 1, 2015
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Hi,
My husband and I applied whilst together in Quebec, I have since returned to the UK for a while. Does anyone know the best way to update my passport details as I have had to renew it? Or can I attend the biometric appointment with my old passport?

Thank you everyone for posting your info so I knew to keep a look out for communications this week.

4th May: Application posted from Quebec via Canada Poste
10th May: Application delivered to Sydney office
23rd June: Received email with invite for Biometrics
You can submit an electronic copy of the tombstone page via webforrm.
 
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