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SaraRahul

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Hi All,
Need any helpful info/ insights on my situation. Below is our timeline.
-COPR approved - Jan 15 2020
-Landed in Toronto - June 25 2020
-Applied (i.e linked the principal applicant’s PR application to the CIC profile) for PR card - June 27 2020. The status is submitted. No Ghost update or any other messages or emails.
- Still not able to link the PR application for dependent applicant.
-Applied for SIN (both principal and dependent) - July 10 2020
-Received SIN of principal - July 21 2020
- Called Service Canada from USA to ask about dependent’s SIN on Aug 14 2020 and they told there was some problem with his application so we need to wait and the file is yet to be opened.

For the PR card and SIN, I have given my friend’s address and I have even received my SIN. Now, since their lease has expired they have moved to a new place and I am looking at the process to change the address for PR card and SIN (dependent) I am trying to update the address in the below link
https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/authenticate.do but whenever I give my UCI or application number it says not able to identify a file.
1) Has anyone done this process through the link or through web form ?
2) Was it successful?
3) Do we get any notification about the address change ?
4) Does this change of address apply for SIN as well? Or is it just for the PR card ?
Thanks in advance for your replies:)
 

Shezzy

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Aug 14, 2014
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I believe its 128 calendar day not business day. IRCC Hamilton probably is not that busy. Other maybe comparatively busier, tho it wont take more than 2 months. You should get it in couple of weeks for sure.
Hello Sharjeel,

Can you please explain what documents you had to send for your PR card? Did you have to apply for one? In my case I just received an email from CIC which had my COPR number and they requested me to submit my photos thats it. I never filed for an application is there something I am missing?

Please let me know how your application went through. I am an inland applicant too.

Thanks,
 

sharjeel91

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Oct 2, 2013
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App. Filed.......
09/09/2013
Hello Sharjeel,

Can you please explain what documents you had to send for your PR card? Did you have to apply for one? In my case I just received an email from CIC which had my COPR number and they requested me to submit my photos thats it. I never filed for an application is there something I am missing?

Please let me know how your application went through. I am an inland applicant too.

Thanks,
no that's all you need. I hope you added copy of that information letter (CoPR), which should have been on your CIC account, along with your pictures. CIC makes an application on your behalf. You should be able to link the application to your account.
 

Shezzy

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Aug 14, 2014
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no that's all you need. I hope you added copy of that information letter (CoPR), which should have been on your CIC account, along with your pictures. CIC makes an application on your behalf. You should be able to link the application to your account.
Actually I didnt include the copy, my case is through a lawyer and they said that you just need to send the photos and mention your UCID and name on the back of the photos. Would that be okay?

Have you seen someone else who didnt include the letter?
 

Kevin4216

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Jun 17, 2019
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I landed in Calgary on the 12th of March 2020 and completed my application for my initial PR. Still not gotten my PR Card or any correspondence. I travelled out of Canada and I have been in the UK for a while. I am now considering returning back to Canada but my PR is still not out. Still unsure of my options on how to go back to canada. I have linked my PR application to my PR Account but still nothing. Getting a bit anxious, Should I give IRCC a call and what number can I reach them considering I am calling from outside of Canada.
 

Iam_cracker

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Nov 8, 2019
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just in case this helps-

wait time when I sent photos was 95days n I never called IRCC and I got the card within 95days-

COPR- 6th July

Photos sent 7th July By UPS

Photos received in Montreal- 8th July

PR card confirmation email that card has been dispatched- 11th Sept from NS
PR received in Hamilton - 16th Sept.
 

tayrg

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Jan 10, 2017
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First PR Card (estimated) processing time in Montreal office!!!
COPR: Aug 20
Sent Picture+ Letter: Aug 21
Picture received by Montreal office: Aug 24
Link application in GC key: Aug 28
Ghost update: Sep 22

P.s. I got the ghost update today in gc key account. Hopefully it is because they have start working on my application. Perhaps there will be an update soon. Will keep you guys posted :)
 

sumitkamboj88

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Jun 15, 2019
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First PR Card (estimated) processing time in Montreal office!!!
COPR: Aug 20
Sent Picture+ Letter: Aug 21
Picture received by Montreal office: Aug 24
Link application in GC key: Aug 28
Ghost update: Sep 22

P.s. I got the ghost update today in gc key account. Hopefully it is because they have start working on my application. Perhaps there will be an update soon. Will keep you guys posted :)
Hi @tayrg ,
which application you are linking in GC key? does IRCC providing PR card application number once they receive the photo and then we can use that PR Card application number to link in GC Key?
Please shed some light about how this is working?
 
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tayrg

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Jan 10, 2017
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Hi @tayrg ,
which application you are linking in GC key? does IRCC providing PR card application number once they receive the photo and then we can use that PR Card application number to link in GC Key?
Please shed some light about how this is working?
Application for PR Card already exist in the GCkey after you receive your COPR. After few days of your sent the picture + Letter, go to the gc key and link application and follow the route to link the PR Card application... eneter your personal information as per COPR or Passport aaand you will be through.
If informationd oesnt match and it tells you that no application exist then call IRCC and agent will help you to link your application ... usually its place of birth which troubles...
 

sumitkamboj88

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Jun 15, 2019
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Application for PR Card already exist in the GCkey after you receive your COPR. After few days of your sent the picture + Letter, go to the gc key and link application and follow the route to link the PR Card application... eneter your personal information as per COPR or Passport aaand you will be through.
If informationd oesnt match and it tells you that no application exist then call IRCC and agent will help you to link your application ... usually its place of birth which troubles...
Thank you so much @tayrg. This was really helpful.
 
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Simplejustice

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Jan 28, 2020
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Application for PR Card already exist in the GCkey after you receive your COPR. After few days of your sent the picture + Letter, go to the gc key and link application and follow the route to link the PR Card application... eneter your personal information as per COPR or Passport aaand you will be through.
If informationd oesnt match and it tells you that no application exist then call IRCC and agent will help you to link your application ... usually its place of birth which troubles...
Hey @tayrg, your knowledge and clear directive on this matter is simply a live saver. Thank you so much.
 
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tayrg

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Has anyone here sent the picture + COPR to the """Montreal office""" for the first PR Card ??
 

tayrg

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Jan 10, 2017
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**Update***

Just got my PR Card approved and GCKey says that its in the mail.

Here is my timeline for an ide aof processing time in Montreal Office (Please noteL: Time may vary from office to office and person to person)

COPR issued: Aug 20
Picture + COPR mailed: Aug 21
Dox delivered to Montreal Office: Aug 24th
PR Card application linked in GCKey: Aug 28th
Ghost Update: Sep 22
PR Card approved and mailed: Sep 25th 2020

--- My journey ends here folks.. Good Luck to all :)
 
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