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MonzB

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Nov 28, 2016
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Canada
Category........
Visa Office......
NOVA SCOTIA
App. Filed.......
November 1, 2017
Hi everyone I recently join this forum and i amazed by the help and support shared! i am a Canadian citizen and my husband and i are married 6 1/2 years with one child 4 1/2 years old we both currently live in Trinidad and now have decided that we want to move to Canada considering applying using the outside of Canada spouse sponsor program.
our situation seems straight forward but i am a bit confuse about me proving to immigration my "Intent" to move back to Canada once my husband PR is approve... like what docs should we provide etc.

anyone in a similar situation like us we both will truly appreciate your advice/opinion.
Hi tinirock, there was a Bill-C6 which was passed which states "Applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live in Canada once granted citizenship. This provides more flexibility to Canadians who may need to live outside of Canada for work or personal reasons."

Here is the link, check it out.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2017/06/bill_c-6_receivesroyalassent0.html
 
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orichy

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Apr 20, 2014
137
34
Category........
Visa Office......
New Mexico
NOC Code......
3152
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
23/09/13
AOR Received.
27/11/13
Hello everyone. My VO is also POS but I am under the Quebec Skilled worker category.
My time line is:
Federal application submitted: January 9th 2017
AOR1: March 2nd
File transfer: ?? April- May
AOR 2: 8th May
File started processing: 4th May

I have just been able to link my account and my status shows:
Application status We are processing your application. We will send you a message when there is an update or if we need more info. from you.
Review of eligibility We are reviewing whether you meet the eligibility requirements.
Review of medical results If you need a medical exam, a message with instructions will be sent to you. Help
Review of additional documents We do not need additional documents. Help
Interview You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes. Help
Biometrics We do not need your fingerprints. We will send you a message if this changes. Help
Background check Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check. Help
Final decision Your application is in progress. We will send you a message once the final decision has been made.

Hoping to receive MR soon. Wish you all the very best. Your posts have been really helpful to me. Thank you.
 

CanadianVincy

Star Member
Sep 24, 2015
58
10
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
POS/Ottawa
App. Filed.......
15-June-2015
Doc's Request.
Re-do New App. 27-01-2017... Submitted 31-01-2017
AOR Received.
18-July-2015
File Transfer...
21-Aug-2015
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
22-Sept-2015/Redo 15-Feb-2017
Interview........
20-Jan-2016...Denied/Appeal 24-Nov-16...Allowed/Decision ltr Dec.21.16
Passport Req..
Background check 08-Feb-2017/DM on ECAS 02-June-2017/PPR 21-June-2017
VISA ISSUED...
July-20-2017/Received July-24-2017
LANDED..........
July-26-2017
Hey all,

I haven't been on here in a while but just wanting to say my hubby finally got a PPR today from POS!!!! Now just wondering how long it takes to get it back since my hubby will be sending it tomorrow through FedEx?
 
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Jamaicangirl88

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Feb 23, 2016
224
43
Category........
PNP
Visa Office......
Port of Spain, Trinidad
NOC Code......
1111
AOR Received.
21-01-2017
Hi everyone,

I recently found out that my application for permanent residence is currently at the POS visa office.

I emailed them and they replied saying that my app is currently being reviewed and as soon as the review is completed I will be contacted regarding the next step in processing my application...

Application Date: JAN 21, 2017
Category - Ontario Provincial Nominee - Outland

Anyone out there with similar situation?
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Why did you get a lawyer?? they are 100% waste of time...I work for a Law Firm and I can tell they are useless because they are not working on your file. Their assistance work on it and most of the time they are incapable and just rack you up with an necessary bill. What is the name of the Law Firm if you dont mind me asking. Anyways, I would still order it without the lawyer, because every time you call your lawyer office they document billable and they charge you for every damn thing. And, I sure hope you didn't retained a west indian...
Anyway, try ordering yourself, it will be $5. and see what the notes
says...I order the notes two weeks ago.
DAMN! chill - no everyone has the resources as their finger tips like you do. Why someone gets a lawyer, is their own business and reasoning. At the time, the agreement between lawyer, and client will be different. So not every lawyer is a sleezebag like you're painting them out to be.
 

ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Hi everyone,

I recently found out that my application for permanent residence is currently at the POS visa office.

I emailed them and they replied saying that my app is currently being reviewed and as soon as the review is completed I will be contacted regarding the next step in processing my application...

Application Date: JAN 21, 2017
Category - Ontario Provincial Nominee - Outland

Anyone out there with similar situation?
In my experience, this is a generic response. They usually will contact you as the app moves along the process.


-Ryan
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Hey all,

I haven't been on here in a while but just wanting to say my hubby finally got a PPR today from POS!!!! Now just wondering how long it takes to get it back since my hubby will be sending it tomorrow through FedEx?
If im not mistaken it takes about 2-3 weeks.
When I sent my wifes passport, I confirmed it reached in POS in a few days. Then emailed POS saying "Hey im just confirming the passport has arrived, and signed by XXX person (usually whichever mail carrier you sent it with, will have a signed or received by name in the confirmation/online tracking tool), and I would like to know if there is anything else you may need"

This forced the person who is answering you email to check into your application and give you a more accurate response.

Ryan
 

ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
what else I have learnt....sending tooo many e-mails to CIC they will eventually block you....THEY BLOCKED ME....LOL this is crazy...i sent a test email from work work email and it went through...and from my personal e-mail I keep getting an error message. And, I also found out that they signed for the document on April 18, 2017. some Dexter Khan signed for it.
No they can't block you - that's not possible. They just won't respond in a timely manner.
 

ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Yes, apparently it does takes an extra 4-5 months for preliminary and then can be sent for another review which will take anywhere beyond 12 months...I have a friend that works with an Immigration Law Firm...So this is what she conveyed to me...because I asked her what does it mean to go into preliminary review, because doing Accident Benefits, Preliminary hearings are never a good thing.

It is sad, very very sad...they kill marriages and relationships the ones that are suppose to go through this get through with flying colours...It is very sad. My friend said I just have to hope for the best.
Theres are two reviews

Preliminary Review - Just verifying documents that you have everything in the package. This usually takes 4-6 weeks - then sent to POS

Trinidad POS Review - In POS they review the application and all supporting documents in depth. If you have any missing, expired incorrect or if they have any questions it will delay the process. This mean that they will in some cases STOP the process put your file on the back burner, and wait for the updated document - again this depends on the severity of the noticed issue. OR they will proceed with the application. This is where the bulk of the time takes to review, 3+months.

If your application is clear cut, some people can get a passport request in as little as 2-3 months, others will have to wait until all notices are corrected.
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Also, Preliminary Review as oppose to the Standard Review is where they need to put a comb through it because there may be doubts about the relationship. LOL, like are you kidding me??? 8 years later WTH...
Everyone one and their application is treated individually. Some applicants have "red flags" - this can be infractions (speeding, car insurance, family court, removal notices, and the list goes on [check this ----> Driving without insurance will decline your sponsorship application]).
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Happy Monday everyone. I'm still waiting to hear anything from POS. Application filed since September and Transfered since November. Haven't heard a peep since. 6 months and counting since my application has been in Trinidad. May makes 9 months of this whole process and nothing. :(:(. It can only get better from here hopefully we hear something soon cause its hurting my relationship
Hey you can simply email saying hello Passport Office, I'm just following up on XXX application. It's been in POS Office for XXX time, are they any questions or concerns about the application.

What they dont like is you asking for a time, and how long it will take. That is different from the above. You are being proactive, you're asking about your application and if there are any outstanding issues. This forces the person who answered the email to do a quick look over of your application.

So hopefully if there is any stoppage, or delay reasons you will get a faster response/update.

Cheers

Ryan
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Definitely a strain on the relationship. My Husbands passport was sent in 2 months ago. The last correspondence we received from PSPAN was mid April as well. Not knowing what's going on is the hardest part. I've decided to go spend a few days down in Trinidad. A part of me wants to march into that visa office and demand the documents loll or at least help get everyone approved quickly. Has anyone seen updates on ecas ?
Or a simple email
Hi PSPAN
The passport was received X days, Im just following up to see if there are any outstanding issues, and if I can help expedite any details missed to you.

youre not demanding, forcing or askign for timelines. You've simplly TRYING to help fix any issues they may have encountered.

In actually ' the email is forcing the responder to review your application and tell you where it is. What is holding it back? This is you being proactive, to know what is happening.


Cheers

Ryan
 

ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Good Morning Everyone, I got an updated letter from CIC this morning.

They are requesting:
1. PASSPORT
2.Updated Police Report from Home Country.Updated PC
3. New Application Form Generic Application Form and Background Declaration and Additional Family information form
4. updated Medical
5. .Recent Photograph.
This means another 2-4 weeks.

HOw long will all of this take to get for you?

WHen i got the email similar to this, I has the 1/3 and 5 ready to go. But Police Clarence and Medical would have taken MONTHS.

I recommend emailing and ask if you original Medical and police has expired? If it hasnt KINDLY, Nicely ask them if they can reprocess using those documents if theyre not expired. I did that by emailing an asking for a call from the office. They called me, and i explained that if i have to request a medical it would take a while, and the police Clarence wold also take 4 months.

If you are very nice polite and the documents have not expired they CAN TURN A BLIND EYE and use the old. They did that for me, SO im hoping your docs havnt expired.


Cheers

Ryan
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Thanks, we are in the process of getting all the updated request information together.
See my last email if the medical and police Clarence hasn't expired, call email PSPAN and kindly, NICELY ask for a call back regarding this.

Granted everyone's application is different but this is just a paper process as you are right at the finish line. If it hasnt expired, they can use the original documents.

Hell my wifes FBI Clarence was going to expire in a week. Being nice polite and helpful to them on the phone and they were able to process the passport and send it a few days later. But again its how you speak on the phone.
 
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ryanr

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
196
15
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
POS - Outland
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
2015DEC04
AOR Received.
2016FEB15
Med's Request
Submitted /w App.
Med's Done....
2015MAY08
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
FEDEX PP-SENT POS 2016APR16|POS RECV POS:2016APR26
VISA ISSUED...
VISA ISSUES 2016MAY10-FEXEXED|PP-INHAND 2016MAY12
LANDED..........
SEP2016
Hey all,

I haven't been on here in a while but just wanting to say my hubby finally got a PPR today from POS!!!! Now just wondering how long it takes to get it back since my hubby will be sending it tomorrow through FedEx?
I fedexed mine, and i think if i can remember in 2 weeks time it was processed and sent back to me.

When i mailed it via fedex, I waited a day or tow to confirm it was received and emailed PSPAN
I emailed saying, it was received by X person on this day, please let me know if there's anything else i can assist with.

Sure enough a week later, it showed up on Fedex as being mailed from POS.


Being nice, polite and HELPFUL (you asking if there's anything else you can assist with) does go a long way.

Cheers
Ryan
 
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