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Processing time for spousal visa - Sri Lanka

vijay1987

Hero Member
Feb 3, 2014
312
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Dec-2012 Refused 2014- Reopened Jan 2016
Med's Request
Jan-2016
Med's Done....
Feb-2016
Passport Req..
01-2017
VISA ISSUED...
5-2017
LANDED..........
Hoping soon
samsho39 said:
Got my GCMS today, nothing was there regarding where we stand so we'll apply again in a couple of weeks. Here's a summary:
ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Not Started
Security: Not Started
HIRV:
Criminality: Not Started
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Other Reqs:
Final:
wow nothing started but applied last year!!!! Holy....thats unlucky.....and unfair.....applause for colombo visa office
 
 

Lav_Canadian

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Jan 13, 2016
276
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samsho39 said:
Got my GCMS today, nothing was there regarding where we stand so we'll apply again in a couple of weeks. Here's a summary:
ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Not Started
Security: Not Started
HIRV:
Criminality: Not Started
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Other Reqs:
Final:
hey we applied last year june and same thing showing for us too. If you are the applicant, have u lived in any other country than srilanka? From what I those applicants who resided only in Sri Lanka get their visa faster.

This is what it states for us:
ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Not Started
Security: Not Started
HIRV:
Criminality: Not Started
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed - Expired
Misrepresentation:
Other Reqs:
Final:
 

samsho39

Full Member
Jun 13, 2015
47
1
Surrey, BC
App. Filed.......
11/20/2015
Doc's Request.
4/4/2016
AOR Received.
1/19/2016
Med's Done....
9/7/2015
Lav_Canadian said:
Is it possible to meet the canadian visa officer in colombo? Do they actually talk to you if you go in person to meet them?
I don't think you can, but you can always try emailing them. If your processing time has exceeded 13 months, they should reply to you. I emailed CIC via the case specific forms regarding whether they received my additional documents, a few months later they replied saying they did and have forwarded my file to the Colombo VO.
 

vijay1987

Hero Member
Feb 3, 2014
312
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Dec-2012 Refused 2014- Reopened Jan 2016
Med's Request
Jan-2016
Med's Done....
Feb-2016
Passport Req..
01-2017
VISA ISSUED...
5-2017
LANDED..........
Hoping soon
Lav_Canadian said:
Is it possible to meet the canadian visa officer in colombo? Do they actually talk to you if you go in person to meet them?
Hi Lav,

I tried many times but they wont let us in.. you can go upto security level..they wont let u go inside unless you have appointment letter(i.e interview).
 
 

Lav_Canadian

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Jan 13, 2016
276
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samsho39 said:
I don't think you can, but you can always try emailing them. If your processing time has exceeded 13 months, they should reply to you. I emailed CIC via the case specific forms regarding whether they received my additional documents, a few months later they replied saying they did and have forwarded my file to the Colombo VO.
Thank you.This is the 13 months for us and have not heard anything. What are the chances of us hearing from them in the next two weeks with the good news? I think very low since as per the gcms notes its stating interview is needed and medical expied in april. They have neither called for an interview nor requested re-medical and eligibility,criminality,security have NOT STARTED so what have they been doing with our file for 13 months??
 

Lav_Canadian

Hero Member
Jan 13, 2016
276
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vijay1987 said:
Hi Lav,

I tried many times but they wont let us in.. you can go upto security level..they wont let u go inside unless you have appointment letter(i.e interview).
That really suck!!! Few years ago,if a canadian citizen requested to speak to the officer they were able to speak to them without an interview(i know few who met the officers without interview to follow up) but this was about 7-8 years ago and I think the rules have changed now alot.
 

ice1

Star Member
Mar 15, 2012
51
1
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-09-2012
AOR Received.
06-11-2012
Passport Req..
20-11-2012
VISA ISSUED...
02-25-2013
LANDED..........
05-01-2013
Hi,

Has anyone here applied early this year?
I know one person that got it and they've applied this year and it only took 6 months.
For a friend of mine that applied from November is still waiting. Could it be that all who applied in 2015 facing some sort of delay?


This is the timeline for my friend

Visa Office......: Colombo
App. Filed.......: November 2015
Additional
Doc's Request.: March 2016
AOR Received.: January 2016
 

hus123

Full Member
Jun 9, 2016
35
1
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-Nov-2015
Doc's Request.
05-Jul-2016
File Transfer...
21-Jan-2016 start processing 01-Feb-2016
Med's Request
Up Front
Med's Done....
25-Jul-2015 Ask Remedical- 15-Jul-2016
Interview........
NO Interview
Passport Req..
09 -Nov -2016
VISA ISSUED...
15 -Nov -2016
LANDED..........
02 -Dec -2016
hi
today we got an email by colombo-im-enquiry by asking for updated schedule A form .has any one got the same request by visa office .what should i do .where do i need to update in the form .

Submit new updated schedule A form. For questions 8 and 12 you have to give answers from your 18 yrs of age to date without leaving any gaps. Even though the form indicates that information is needed from either 18yrs of age or the past 10 yrs , information is needed from your 18 yrs of age to continue processing your application. This must be received at this office
 
 

ice1

Star Member
Mar 15, 2012
51
1
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-09-2012
AOR Received.
06-11-2012
Passport Req..
20-11-2012
VISA ISSUED...
02-25-2013
LANDED..........
05-01-2013
Hi Hus123,

This was the same document request for my friend and additional to that they asked for police clearance for certain period plus a copy of national ID.
The form is the same one you filled out for the application. Just reprint it and fill it out. It's on cic.gc.ca under spousal sponsorship outland.
Specifically they want from 18 years old and on...


What is you timeline Hus123?
 

hus123

Full Member
Jun 9, 2016
35
1
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-Nov-2015
Doc's Request.
05-Jul-2016
File Transfer...
21-Jan-2016 start processing 01-Feb-2016
Med's Request
Up Front
Med's Done....
25-Jul-2015 Ask Remedical- 15-Jul-2016
Interview........
NO Interview
Passport Req..
09 -Nov -2016
VISA ISSUED...
15 -Nov -2016
LANDED..........
02 -Dec -2016
ice1 said:
Hi Hus123,

This was the same document request for my friend and additional to that they asked for police clearance for certain period plus a copy of national ID.
The form is the same one you filled out for the application. Just reprint it and fill it out. It's on cic.gc.ca under spousal sponsorship outland.
Specifically they want from 18 years old and on...


What is you timeline Hus123?
don't know how to add time line to profile , like yours. can u please explain it so i can add it to my profile .any way

this is my time line

app filled 2015 11 05
Aor 2016 01 20
start process 2016 02 02
 

hus123

Full Member
Jun 9, 2016
35
1
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-Nov-2015
Doc's Request.
05-Jul-2016
File Transfer...
21-Jan-2016 start processing 01-Feb-2016
Med's Request
Up Front
Med's Done....
25-Jul-2015 Ask Remedical- 15-Jul-2016
Interview........
NO Interview
Passport Req..
09 -Nov -2016
VISA ISSUED...
15 -Nov -2016
LANDED..........
02 -Dec -2016
ice1 said:
Hi Hus123,

This was the same document request for my friend and additional to that they asked for police clearance for certain period plus a copy of national ID.
The form is the same one you filled out for the application. Just reprint it and fill it out. It's on cic.gc.ca under spousal sponsorship outland.
Specifically they want from 18 years old and on...


What is you timeline Hus123?

i checked the copy of my early filled form(5669E) .for the question number 12 i have given information from my birth instead of giving it from age of 18. Also for the question number 8 I have given information from age 16 .

is that the problem?

how should i fill this time as same as earlier or giving information from 18 age as they asked?
 

vijay1987

Hero Member
Feb 3, 2014
312
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Dec-2012 Refused 2014- Reopened Jan 2016
Med's Request
Jan-2016
Med's Done....
Feb-2016
Passport Req..
01-2017
VISA ISSUED...
5-2017
LANDED..........
Hoping soon
hus123 said:
i checked the copy of my early filled form(5669E) .for the question number 12 i have given information from my birth instead of giving it from age of 18. Also for the question number 8 I have given information from age 16 .

is that the problem?

how should i fill this time as same as earlier or giving information from 18 age as they asked?
did you notice they have added new colomn "status"...i am not sure it was there when u applied... Becaue when i applied on 2013 that colonm was not there..
 
 

ice1

Star Member
Mar 15, 2012
51
1
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-09-2012
AOR Received.
06-11-2012
Passport Req..
20-11-2012
VISA ISSUED...
02-25-2013
LANDED..........
05-01-2013
Hi Hus123,


Just give them from 18 like they asked.
They just want it updated to see if you currently moved or your address changed.

How you can add the info under your profile is:

Click on PROFILE which is on top right hand corner.
This should bring you to your profile and you should see FORUM PROFILE INFORMATION on the fas left side.
Click on it and then you have your page with information you can fill in and make sure to save changes.


Vijay- the status column is new...it wasn't there when I applied in 2012 but my friend had it when she applied in november 2015
 

vijay1987

Hero Member
Feb 3, 2014
312
4
Category........
Visa Office......
Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Dec-2012 Refused 2014- Reopened Jan 2016
Med's Request
Jan-2016
Med's Done....
Feb-2016
Passport Req..
01-2017
VISA ISSUED...
5-2017
LANDED..........
Hoping soon
Lav_Canadian said:
Thank you.This is the 13 months for us and have not heard anything. What are the chances of us hearing from them in the next two weeks with the good news? I think very low since as per the gcms notes its stating interview is needed and medical expied in april. They have neither called for an interview nor requested re-medical and eligibility,criminality,security have NOT STARTED so what have they been doing with our file for 13 months??
they know exactly what they are doing because for me at that time the processing period was 18 month for srilanka visa office and i didnt hear anything till 17 months... End of 18th month they informed us my case is refused..so u wil hear withing two weeks.. dont worry