Absolutely, I'm not taking any risk. if I don't get an answer from the embassy then I'm canceling the trip and sending original passports, tickets aren't refundable unfortunately but oh well, what can I do. nice meeting you over the forumOh that's too tight!!! But l recommend you to cancel the trip if the tickets are refundable...don't take the risk. Anyways they will take PR and join you very soon . congrats again and God bless....l am Egyptian too by the way but l live in Quebec.
by the way, not sure if you will have an answer to this question, the immigration office asked for a police report with translation, do you know if they would need this translation notarized?