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Permanent Resident Renewal Timeline 2018

Pari123

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Apr 11, 2012
998
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Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo/Ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
26 Feb, 2012
Doc's Request.
18 Mar, 2013
Nomination.....
25 Jan,2012
AOR Received.
26 April, 2012
IELTS Request
No
Med's Request
26 April, 2012
Med's Done....
3 May 2012. In Process: May 21,2013
Passport Req..
July 23,2013
VISA ISSUED...
July 31,2013
LANDED..........
Aug 17, 2013
  1. We received your application for a permanent resident card on June 6, 2018.
  2. We sent you correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application(s) on September 20, 2018.
  3. We started processing your application on September 20, 2018.
  4. Decision made September 25, 2018
Congrats.... Did you receive any email?
Do we know from Ecas when they mail our card?
 
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jojik

Full Member
Dec 6, 2012
27
9
Hi guys,
How long it's usually takes to receive a new card after a "Decision Made" ?
 
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jojik

Full Member
Dec 6, 2012
27
9
Congratulations! It generally takes a week or so.. what's your timeline?
Thanks,

that's my parents timeline :
  1. We received your application for a permanent resident card on June 14, 2018.
  2. We sent you correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application(s) on September 25, 2018.
  3. We started processing your application on September 25, 2018.
 

godisFin

Hero Member
Oct 15, 2012
340
3
Ontario, Canada
Visa Office......
London
LANDED..........
07-09-2013
Hey all,

Does anyone happen to know when do they usually update the automated message on the applications they are currently processing? I called the number and the automated message still says June 14th or earlier. It was exactly that last Wednesday as well. So frustrating. ;)
 

dpenabill

VIP Member
Apr 2, 2010
4,978
2,128
Hey all,

Does anyone happen to know when do they usually update the automated message on the applications they are currently processing? I called the number and the automated message still says June 14th or earlier. It was exactly that last Wednesday as well. So frustrating. ;)
As you can readily see from numerous posts above, your eCas will ordinarily show when your PR card application is in process within ROUGHLY a week, two at most, of the day when the application and file are opened UNLESS it is being returned to the PR (such as, if it is incomplete, or the fees have not been paid). This will be the ONLY reliable indication of when YOUR PRC application is in process.

Given the changes in how IRCC is reporting timelines, just implemented a bit more than two months ago, it is very likely the automated message system is not kept current and to the extent it is updated it is not likely there is a RELIABLE schedule, even if there has been a more or less reliable schedule in the recent past.

BUT there is little or no reason this should be frustrating. The situation is clear enough. Any and all such information has long been GENERAL and NOT about any particular applications. If you currently know that IRCC is reporting that it is working on applications received as of June 14, that does NOT necessarily mean it is working on or has even opened all applications received as of June 14, but MOST LIKELY HAS OR SOON WILL be opening files received as of June 14, and from that it is EASY, easy as blueberry pie, to infer it is very likely applications received within a few days or a week after that will MOST LIKELY BE opened within the next TWO to FOUR WEEKS. And that is about as precise as it gets. Anyone claiming to know more precisely than that is blowing smoke.

REMINDER: While routinely processed PRC applications will ordinarily result in a Decision Made roughly around the same time the application is opened (even though date of DM technically might not happen for a few days, a week or so, after the date AOR is noted), to be soon followed by the issuance and mailing of the PRC, many PRC applications are NOT routinely processed . . . so, unless and until the PR sees dates for AOR AND DM in eCas, a PR cannot infer much about when a new PRC will actually be sent to the PR. If the PR has solid reasons for believing the application should be routinely processed (such as a PR who has been settled and living in Canada for well more than THREE years, AND has less than 700 days absence in the relevant five years, AND is waiting on a citizenship application to be processed), it is REASONABLE to forecast a LIKELIHOOD the PRC will be mailed within seven to ten weeks of the processing times being reported by IRCC BUT THIS DEPENDS ON A LOT OF BIG IFS and at times IRCC is simply slower than it has been in the recent past, so the actual processing time can be months longer than the reported timelines. And, nonetheless and in the meantime, all the IRCC information is mere a ROUGH GUIDE as to ranges, and it is imprudent to forecast the timeline specifically for individual PRC applications.
 
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vnps1903

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Sep 3, 2018
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As you can readily see from numerous posts above, your eCas will ordinarily show when your PR card application is in process within ROUGHLY a week, two at most, of the day when the application and file are opened UNLESS it is being returned to the PR (such as, if it is incomplete, or the fees have not been paid). This will be the ONLY reliable indication of when YOUR PRC application is in process.

Given the changes in how IRCC is reporting timelines, just implemented a bit more than two months ago, it is very likely the automated message system is not kept current and to the extent it is updated it is not likely there is a RELIABLE schedule, even if there has been a more or less reliable schedule in the recent past.

BUT there is little or no reason this should be frustrating. The situation is clear enough. Any and all such information has long been GENERAL and NOT about any particular applications. If you currently know that IRCC is reporting that it is working on applications received as of June 14, that does NOT necessarily mean it is working on or has even opened all applications received as of June 14, but MOST LIKELY HAS OR SOON WILL be opening files received as of June 14, and from that it is EASY, easy as blueberry pie, to infer it is very likely applications received within a few days or a week after that will MOST LIKELY BE opened within the next TWO to FOUR WEEKS. And that is about as precise as it gets. Anyone claiming to know more precisely than that is blowing smoke.

REMINDER: While routinely processed PRC applications will ordinarily result in a Decision Made roughly around the same time the application is opened (even though date of DM technically might not happen for a few days, a week or so, after the date AOR is noted), to be soon followed by the issuance and mailing of the PRC, many PRC applications are NOT routinely processed . . . so, unless and until the PR sees dates for AOR AND DM in eCas, a PR cannot infer much about when a new PRC will actually be sent to the PR. If the PR has solid reasons for believing the application should be routinely processed (such as a PR who has been settled and living in Canada for well more than THREE years, AND has less than 700 days absence in the relevant five years, AND is waiting on a citizenship application to be processed), it is REASONABLE to forecast a LIKELIHOOD the PRC will be mailed within seven to ten weeks of the processing times being reported by IRCC BUT THIS DEPENDS ON A LOT OF BIG IFS and at times IRCC is simply slower than it has been in the recent past, so the actual processing time can be months longer than the reported timelines. And, nonetheless and in the meantime, all the IRCC information is mere a ROUGH GUIDE as to ranges, and it is imprudent to forecast the timeline specifically for individual PRC applications.
 

jagga

Hero Member
Feb 25, 2011
488
13
Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
New delhi
App. Filed.......
10 June 2014
Med's Request
2 feb 2016- remedical
Med's Done....
5 feb 2016-remedical
Interview........
1 feb 2016 (Application approved)
Passport Req..
8 MAY 2017
VISA ISSUED...
17 MAY 2017
LANDED..........
20 MAY 2017
Hi jagga, thank you for sharing your timeline.
Do you by chance remember when you noticed the first update for the first time? Or did you not go onto ecas until you received your AOR?
Hi rie.. around 10th of September it started showing application received and got aor on 20th with ecas in process.
 
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jagga

Hero Member
Feb 25, 2011
488
13
Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
New delhi
App. Filed.......
10 June 2014
Med's Request
2 feb 2016- remedical
Med's Done....
5 feb 2016-remedical
Interview........
1 feb 2016 (Application approved)
Passport Req..
8 MAY 2017
VISA ISSUED...
17 MAY 2017
LANDED..........
20 MAY 2017
Do you have the 4 th line added or the status just changed to Decision Made ?
Hi mbkp..no 4th line..just the title says decision made.
 

jagga

Hero Member
Feb 25, 2011
488
13
Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
New delhi
App. Filed.......
10 June 2014
Med's Request
2 feb 2016- remedical
Med's Done....
5 feb 2016-remedical
Interview........
1 feb 2016 (Application approved)
Passport Req..
8 MAY 2017
VISA ISSUED...
17 MAY 2017
LANDED..........
20 MAY 2017

jagga

Hero Member
Feb 25, 2011
488
13
Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
New delhi
App. Filed.......
10 June 2014
Med's Request
2 feb 2016- remedical
Med's Done....
5 feb 2016-remedical
Interview........
1 feb 2016 (Application approved)
Passport Req..
8 MAY 2017
VISA ISSUED...
17 MAY 2017
LANDED..........
20 MAY 2017
Congrats.... Did you receive any email?
Do we know from Ecas when they mail our card?
Thanks pari..i think they don't email when they send pr card but ecas might say pr card sent ..
 

rie_n

Star Member
Apr 29, 2013
50
6
June 25th applicant here.

After my ecas got updated to "Application Received" on Sep 20th, I came to realize that I made a mistake on the form... specifically in the Travel History section.

I missed a trip to the US in 2014!!! :O
It was for a 4-day sightseeing purpose and it was a pure oversight.

Anyway, I called the call centre to seek an advice. His advice was essentially “wait and watch” until they start processing.

But I just couldn't stay doing nothing thinking that the officer might think I was trying to hide the trip.

I had to send an enquiry via Case Specific Web Form. Just simply stated the fact and added a scanned copy of entry/exit stamps for the trip.

We’ll see what happens... just sharing.