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OCTOBER 2014 OUTLAND APPLICATIONS!

Coni

Star Member
Mar 12, 2015
67
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
9/30/2014
Doc's Request.
10/10/2014//11/25/2014
AOR Received.
11/19/14// PR application recieved on 10/23/14//SA was approved on 11/27/14
IELTS Request
N/A
Med's Request
Sent with application
Med's Done....
8/18/2014
Interview........
WAIVED
Passport Req..
Decision Made 05/26/2015 PPR 05/26/2015
VISA ISSUED...
6/23/2015
LANDED..........
SOON :-)
CrazyCatLady said:
Hiya LaLa320 and Coni!! Thanks for telling me your side of things. It's a relief to know you guys are where I'm at. I have a couple questions for you both though;

LaLa320, where are you able to see the notes they made on your relationship?

Coni, what is the RFPF? I can't keep up with all the abbreviations lol.

Thank you both for the comfort and motivating words! It makes me feel better already :) <3
Hi CrazyCatLady, RFPF-Right for Permanent Residence Fee.

They emailed me and requested for it and we paid it... and since then nothing
 

saria1

Hero Member
May 22, 2014
739
32
British Columbia
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
October 28, 2014
Doc's Request.
None
AOR Received.
January 16, 2015
File Transfer...
January 23, 2015
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
October 27, 2014
Interview........
None
Passport Req..
None
VISA ISSUED...
June 17, 2015
LANDED..........
June 30, 2015
LaLa320 said:
Hi CrazyCatLady,

I was able to see the comments on our relationship because I ordered my GCMS Notes. You will be able to see where your case is and what's being done on your file if you order your notes, but your husband will have to order them, because only a Canadian citizen can order them. You will also have to sign a consent form in order for him to be able to order them. I filled out the form and emailed it to my husband and he printed it out and signed it and scanned it back to me and I ordered them that way. FYI: It costs $5 CAD to order notes and you can pay by credit card.

Here is the link to order notes:

https://atip-aiprp.apps.gc.ca/atip/welcome.do

and here is the link to the consent form you need to sign in order for your husband to apply for the notes on your behalf:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/atip/form-imm5744.asp

Have your husband or yourself fill out the consent form with your info in section A and his info in section C (choose via email to receive notes). You then have to sign it and then scan it back to your hubby and then he can upload it to CIC. Pay the fee ($5) and you are all done. If you have anymore questions please feel free to ask.

The notes really helped me put my mind at ease as to where my case is. And the comments on my relationship with my husband were all positive, so I'm suspecting an interview will be waived.
Hi Lala, I'm curious where did you see notes on your relationship within the notes? More specifically, around what page'ish? My notes were 38 pages of emptiness, nothing was started, no notes made about our marriage. My son and husband did pass their physicals and that was it. My notes are from late March.... Thanks!
 

Bar98704

Newbie
May 18, 2015
6
0
andrew-brit said:
No, click the spreadsheet or FAQ link in my signature for info. In a nutshell for about the past year a lot of applications which would normally go to London have been going to Mississauga or Ottawa instead. This is due to a backlog of applications being dumped on London's doorstep.
That's awesome! Thank you so much for that! That's a big weight off my shoulders! Now all I gotta do is sit around and wait some more
 

kristel

Star Member
Sep 22, 2014
61
0
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
20/10/2014
AOR Received.
03-01-2015
File Transfer...
&amp; SA: 15-01-2015
Med's Done....
30/08/2014
elle0506 said:
I received an email saying the file was finalized and the visa package would be delivered in the coming weeks. That was their reply to me 4 days after I emailed them. You don't have to worry too much. It's not even two weeks yet since you got DM. My husband got his visa exactly 17 days after DM. :)

thank you sis.. i already sent an email 4 times and got auto reply. when will ur medical expires? is it a factor kasi sa august pa expiration ng medical ko...wag naman sanang hintayin til august. :( im worried na talaga
 

LaLa320

Star Member
Jan 23, 2015
189
9
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Santo Domingo/Mexico
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Oct. 14, 2014
Doc's Request.
09-06-15
AOR Received.
SA received, Dec. 11, 2014, AOR, Dec. 18, 2014
File Transfer...
Dec. 11, 2014
Med's Request
Med's sent in with app, requested again 09-06-15
Med's Done....
May 20, 2014
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
9-9-15
VISA ISSUED...
19-10-15
saria1 said:
Hi Lala, I'm curious where did you see notes on your relationship within the notes? More specifically, around what page'ish? My notes were 38 pages of emptiness, nothing was started, no notes made about our marriage. My son and husband did pass their physicals and that was it. My notes are from late March.... Thanks!
Hi Saria1
My notes were 37 pages and was similar to yours, only medicals passed for my husband and his son, but on the 34th and 35th page the v/o entered some remarks under the section titled NOTES, regarding how we met, our communication, proof of our relationship i sent in and near the end of the comments the v/o wrote 'ANALYSIS' and it said our 'relationship developed in a timely matter' and that the 'PA submitted several photos of the couple/family during various outings'. There were other positive things the v/o wrote in that section as well. I guess it all depends of the visa officer as to what and how they update the file. I order my file in April.
 

saria1

Hero Member
May 22, 2014
739
32
British Columbia
Category........
Visa Office......
Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
October 28, 2014
Doc's Request.
None
AOR Received.
January 16, 2015
File Transfer...
January 23, 2015
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
October 27, 2014
Interview........
None
Passport Req..
None
VISA ISSUED...
June 17, 2015
LANDED..........
June 30, 2015
LaLa320 said:
Hi Saria1
My notes were 37 pages and was similar to yours, only medicals passed for my husband and his son, but on the 34th and 35th page the v/o entered some remarks under the section titled NOTES, regarding how we met, our communication, proof of our relationship i sent in and near the end of the comments the v/o wrote 'ANALYSIS' and it said our 'relationship developed in a timely matter' and that the 'PA submitted several photos of the couple/family during various outings'. There were other positive things the v/o wrote in that section as well. I guess it all depends of the visa officer as to what and how they update the file. I order my file in April.
Ahhh, ok I know where you mean. The only thing that was said about our proof of marriage was that I supplied a marriage certificate... They said nothing about all the joint bank accounts or our pics together. Wonder if they'll make me submit more proof of a real marriage?!?!
 

elle0506

Star Member
Jan 13, 2015
173
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila, Philippines
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-09-2014; received on 02-10-2014
AOR Received.
none; SA: 07-11-2014
File Transfer...
25-11-2014
Med's Done....
25-06-2014
Passport Req..
08-01-2015
VISA ISSUED...
In Process: 21-04-2015; DM: 24-04-2015; VOH: 11-05-2015
kristel said:
thank you sis.. i already sent an email 4 times and got auto reply. when will ur medical expires? is it a factor kasi sa august pa expiration ng medical ko...wag naman sanang hintayin til august. :( im worried na talaga
Oh no, don't send too many emails lol. You are fine...not even a month yet since DM... Just wait, it will come :)

My husband's medical expires in June. His visa is valid until July. Meds expiry is not really a factor...though some got their visas because meds would expire soon. Most of the applicants get approved before the expiry anyway!

There is one January 2015 applicant who is now DM and just waiting for his visa to be delivered (CEM gave the tracking #). Take note that his medical doesn't expire until December, but his visa is on its way!
 

kristel

Star Member
Sep 22, 2014
61
0
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
20/10/2014
AOR Received.
03-01-2015
File Transfer...
&amp; SA: 15-01-2015
Med's Done....
30/08/2014
elle0506 said:
Oh no, don't send too many emails lol. You are fine...not even a month yet since DM... Just wait, it will come :)

My husband's medical expires in June. His visa is valid until July. Meds expiry is not really a factor...though some got their visas because meds would expire soon. Most of the applicants get approved before the expiry anyway!

There is one January 2015 applicant who is now DM and just waiting for his visa to be delivered (CEM gave the tracking #). Take note that his medical doesn't expire until December, but his visa is on its way!



yes lmao,, i said to myself i will just wait for that visa to come. lucky is that jan applicant and other applicants who have their visa fast. yes i just pray to God now, they will not wait till my medical expires or near to expire.
 

shibet

Newbie
May 20, 2015
7
0
Hi there,
I have sent my application to CPC Missisuaga on august 2014 for my wife.From Canada they sent it to New Delhi on October 2014.I have just got a acknowlege that New Delhi has recieved it.Then so far i haven't heard from them.I am wondering what's going on.please help with this guys.thank you.
 

CrazyCatLady

Star Member
May 17, 2015
67
0
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14-10-2014
AOR Received.
03-12-2014 (SA received)
Med's Done....
17-08-2014
LANDED..........
28-11-2015
I am so mad we were not told about the notes. UGGH! And I'll have to write down that acronym just in case. Thank you so much again Lala and Coni!
 

nelsonhk

Full Member
May 5, 2014
21
0
Just an update: bad news.

They received our application in Miss Ontario Oct 1st 2014 and I have already been cleared as a sponsored.

Our files went to Hong Kong Office and now they want to interview my wife on 25th June 2015. She is born in Philippines and is there as a foreign worker with work permit.
They want Police Certificates from everyplace she lived since 18 (now 41 and I'm 40) plus a page full of additional supporting documents about the relationship besides whats already been submitted originally.

They ask that I be by a phone here in CANADA because they "might" call me.
 

MaryL

Hero Member
Apr 24, 2014
827
299
Land of Living Skies
Visa Office......
Rabat
App. Filed.......
30-10-14
AOR Received.
22-01-15
File Transfer...
27-01-15
Med's Done....
28-08-14 Redone 25-07-17
Interview........
21-05-15 DM 10-08-17
Passport Req..
05-10-17
VISA ISSUED...
11-10-17
LANDED..........
14-10-17
Husband had 30 minute interview today. They did not keep his passport, lady said they will let.him know in less than a month. We are hoping for great decision and sooner than later. Good luck all.
 

draxz1289

Champion Member
Apr 28, 2010
1,764
71
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
October/28/2014
AOR Received.
Feb/04/2015, IP Since Feb/04/2015
File Transfer...
Jan/19/2015
Med's Request
Re-Medicals - Sept/23/2015
Med's Done....
Sept/04/2014
Passport Req..
Jan/18/2016
VISA ISSUED...
Oct/09/2015
LANDED..........
Feb/05/2016
nelsonhk said:
Just an update: bad news.

They received our application in Miss Ontario Oct 1st 2014 and I have already been cleared as a sponsored.

Our files went to Hong Kong Office and now they want to interview my wife on 25th June 2015. She is born in Philippines and is there as a foreign worker with work permit.
They want Police Certificates from everyplace she lived since 18 (now 41 and I'm 40) plus a page full of additional supporting documents about the relationship besides whats already been submitted originally.

They ask that I be by a phone here in CANADA because they "might" call me.
Hey,

Dont worry about the interview, most interviews are very straight forward and you can find tons of tips and information on this forum.
 

draxz1289

Champion Member
Apr 28, 2010
1,764
71
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
October/28/2014
AOR Received.
Feb/04/2015, IP Since Feb/04/2015
File Transfer...
Jan/19/2015
Med's Request
Re-Medicals - Sept/23/2015
Med's Done....
Sept/04/2014
Passport Req..
Jan/18/2016
VISA ISSUED...
Oct/09/2015
LANDED..........
Feb/05/2016
Quoting from another members (RYIT) post about the update in processing time for various visa offices. If your visa office is not in the list that means there hasn't been any change.

"Accra-Ghana has increased from 14 to 16 months

Ankara-Turkey has increased from 10 months to 11 months

Beijing-China has increased from 9 to 10 months

Beirut-Lebanon has decreased from 18 to 16 months

Bucharest-Romania has increased from 16 to 17 months

Cairo-Egypt has decreased from 20 to 18 months

Colombo-Sri Lanka has decreased from 13 to 10 months

Hong Kong-China has increased from 9 to 10 months

Kingston-Jamaica has decreased from 25 to 23 months

Mexico decreased from 18 to 17 months

Nairobi-Kenya decreased from 27 to 22 months

Ottawa increased from 15 to 16 months

Pretoria-South Africa decreased from 19 to 15 months

Sao Paulo-Brazil decreased from 8 to 5 months

Singapore decreased from 30 to 28 months

Vienna-Austria decreased from 17 to 16 months

Warsaw-Poland increased from 9 months to 12 months

If you would like to look at the new list of processing times it can be found at the link below.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/perm/fc-spouses.asp"
 

andrew-brit

Champion Member
Jan 16, 2014
1,542
77
Calgary, Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
London, UK
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
17-09-2014
Doc's Request.
15-10-2015
AOR Received.
SA: 31-10-2014 In Process: 07-09-2015
File Transfer...
31-10-2014
Med's Done....
26-08-2014 extended until 19-10-2016
Passport Req..
DM 05-12-2015
VISA ISSUED...
17-12-2015
LANDED..........
30-12-2015
draxz1289 said:
Quoting from another members (RYIT) post about the update in processing time for various visa offices. If your visa office is not in the list that means there hasn't been any change.

"Accra-Ghana has increased from 14 to 16 months

Ankara-Turkey has increased from 10 months to 11 months

Beijing-China has increased from 9 to 10 months

Beirut-Lebanon has decreased from 18 to 16 months

Bucharest-Romania has increased from 16 to 17 months

Cairo-Egypt has decreased from 20 to 18 months

Colombo-Sri Lanka has decreased from 13 to 10 months

Hong Kong-China has increased from 9 to 10 months

Kingston-Jamaica has decreased from 25 to 23 months

Mexico decreased from 18 to 17 months

Nairobi-Kenya decreased from 27 to 22 months

Ottawa increased from 15 to 16 months

Pretoria-South Africa decreased from 19 to 15 months

Sao Paulo-Brazil decreased from 8 to 5 months

Singapore decreased from 30 to 28 months

Vienna-Austria decreased from 17 to 16 months

Warsaw-Poland increased from 9 months to 12 months

If you would like to look at the new list of processing times it can be found at the link below.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/perm/fc-spouses.asp"
FYI London changed from 29 months to 28 but is not in this list.