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Permanent Resident Renewal Timeline 2018


Star Member
Apr 29, 2013

I got an email this morning from CIC.

This confirms that your application for your Permanent Resident card has been received on 2018/06/25.
Finally! I got email from CIC.
Same here!!
Our applications must be in the same batch :)


Sep 25, 2018
My status got updated today to In process from Application received.
I have not received any emails from CIC though.
  1. We received your application for a permanent resident card on June 28, 2018.
  2. We started processing your application on October 9, 2018.


Full Member
Aug 29, 2018
I have been sitting at In Process since Sept 20th. I see there have been a few people who have had DM with a similar time line to me. At this point, is it likely that my application could be returned (I forgot to write name and DOB on the back of photos, did send more in but maybe they did not manage to match them to my application)? Or if they have started processing, does that mean they have accepted my application?

I have been out of the country for about 40 days so other than the photos, I figured my application would be fairly straightforward.

I saw mention of a phone number, would they be able to give me a better update if I called?

Hey Corgi,
Any update?


Full Member
Oct 10, 2018
Hello, this is my first post and I sure am glad I found this forum.

My application for PR card renewal was received by Sydney CIC on July 16, 2018. I have not received any email of AOR and my ecas has no information.

May I know whether anybody here whose application was received by CIC on or about July 16, 2018 has any update?

Thanks in advance.


Star Member
Sep 3, 2018
ok. So I called IRCC and asked about the status.

They told me that my application had been approved and it is on its way to be mailed.
So possible timeline for me

1- Received: June 18, 2018
2- AOR and processing: Sep 29, 2018
3- DM: Oct 3, 2018
4- Received: NOT YET

They said mails are expected to be 2 to 3 weeks. wow, that's a long wait


Full Member
Oct 30, 2012
Have u received the card? Thankfully canada post strike is deferred as of now and I am wondering when the post arrives in Toronto ,which should be in 4/5 days . Keep us posted when u get it.
Hi vnps.
I got my pr card by canada post mail today on 10 th oct. it was posted on 4th oct.


Star Member
Sep 3, 2018
Quick update from me (ECAS Status updated to" Complete")

  1. We received your application for a permanent resident card on September 27, 2018.
  2. We sent you correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application(s) on September 29, 2018.
  3. We started processing your application on September 29, 2018.
  4. Your Permanent Resident card was sent by mail on October 4, 2018.
Have u rcvd the card