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PR card timeline (Etobicoke office only)

MisterBlister

Full Member
Dec 6, 2021
24
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Guys, if your card processing is taking way beyond time and have plans to travel, my suggestion is to send a solemn declaration via mail to Case Processing Centre in Sydney. Yes, the website mentions it is only applicable for those whose cards have been sent but not received. But I still sent them anyway through Xpresspost with a letter of explanation and itinerary (if applicable). They received it on the 6th, got my PR Card approved on the 7th and received my card yesterday.

Also, emailing ircc.clientportalprairies-prairiesclientportail.ircc@cic.gc.ca helped in terms of speeding up.
are you able to share here what kind of explanation did you provide them. Would benefit a lot of users here. Thanks
 
 

G.Caio

Star Member
May 11, 2020
69
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Waiting PR CARD since 05/19.
I emailed IRCC today and they replied that my photo has been rejected.
7 months waiting for nothing
 

CEC_Applicant

Star Member
Feb 2, 2021
137
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Guys, if your card processing is taking way beyond time and have plans to travel, my suggestion is to send a solemn declaration via mail to Case Processing Centre in Sydney. Yes, the website mentions it is only applicable for those whose cards have been sent but not received. But I still sent them anyway through Xpresspost with a letter of explanation and itinerary (if applicable). They received it on the 6th, got my PR Card approved on the 7th and received my card yesterday.

Also, emailing ircc.clientportalprairies-prairiesclientportail.ircc@cic.gc.ca helped in terms of speeding up.
Don't you need to cancel your solemn declaration now? I have a fear that if I submit one, after receiving the pr card it will turn out to be invalid
 

jananicmouli

Star Member
Aug 3, 2021
57
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are you able to share here what kind of explanation did you provide them. Would benefit a lot of users here. Thanks
Absolutely:

Subject Line was: PR CARD APPLICATION # R00000000: URGENT PROCESSING REQUEST

I am _________ (Express Entry # E00000000 and UCI # 00000000). I received my eCoPR on August 24th, 2021 and I have been waiting for my PR card since. I have a trip booked to _______ on ______ (Mention reason if applicable). Enclosed is my itinerary with payment details. I would be extremely grateful if I could get my PR Card by the end of this year as it has already been an extremely long wait.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
_______
 
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Prcan21

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Feb 8, 2021
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Prcan21

Star Member
Feb 8, 2021
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Someone here already used the Solemn Declaration to ask about the card?

This package includes:

Use this form if:

  • you have waited six weeks longer than the normal processing time and you still have not received your PR card; or
  • your PR card was lost, stolen or destroyed but you don’t want to reapply for a new one right now.
never mind, think and received the answer at the same time.
 
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jananicmouli

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Aug 3, 2021
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Someone here already used the Solemn Declaration to ask about the card?

This package includes:

Use this form if:

  • you have waited six weeks longer than the normal processing time and you still have not received your PR card; or
  • your PR card was lost, stolen or destroyed but you don’t want to reapply for a new one right now.
I waited for over 3 months, so sent a declaration in December.
 

amala1611

Hero Member
Mar 10, 2017
229
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I submitted a new photo on Dec 3, it got rejected on Dec 7 (I suspect it had wrong dimensions and/or glare). I submitted another new photo the same day - Dec 7. Now waiting.

We do in fact have very similar timelines
Did you get any update after that? It's been 3 days and not sure if we can assume they accepted the photo? And I saw a ghost update on my husband's profile, but nothing changed.
 
 

RD1991

Star Member
Aug 19, 2020
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Portal email, portal Credentials, submitted photo and address: 29 Oct VO: Etobicoke office Info still "under review" Haven't received eCOPR

I sent emails to all the pr portal addresses that everyone mentioned here last Friday, no update. I emailed my MP as well last Friday. They sent me a consent form to fill out which I sent back the same day. I just got a call from their office and they said there is everything on file but no update. You just have to wait it out. I've sent out emails again today.
 

CEC_Applicant

Star Member
Feb 2, 2021
137
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Did you get any update after that? It's been 3 days and not sure if we can assume they accepted the photo? And I saw a ghost update on my husband's profile, but nothing changed.
You won't believe it but I just got off the call with the call center agent and she told me my photos passed the requirements a couple of hours ago and she said it should be mailed soon as well. Once I saw your message I got curious and decided to check my GCKey again (3rd time today) and the status changed to APPROVED. IT'S MAILED NOW :D
 

jananicmouli

Star Member
Aug 3, 2021
57
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You won't believe it but I just got off the call with the call center agent and she told me my photos passed the requirements a couple of hours ago and she said it should be mailed soon as well. Once I saw your message I got curious and decided to check my GCKey again (3rd time today) and the status changed to APPROVED. IT'S MAILED NOW :D
WOW Congrats!!!
 
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MisterBlister

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Dec 6, 2021
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You won't believe it but I just got off the call with the call center agent and she told me my photos passed the requirements a couple of hours ago and she said it should be mailed soon as well. Once I saw your message I got curious and decided to check my GCKey again (3rd time today) and the status changed to APPROVED. IT'S MAILED NOW :D
But how is this even possible? they approve photos that are submitted in recent days but dont approve photos from 3-4 months ago?