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Processing time for spousal visa - Sri Lanka

Radipol

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Oct 4, 2018
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I emailed the colombo visa office and they said that our file was in queue. We’re about 3.5 months away from the 1 year mark.

Did they say that your file was never transferred? Or is it still in queue all this time? Our file was transferred 4 months ago to the colombo visa office ... so I’m a little worried too that I haven’t receive any medical request yet
You are way ahead of us. We are not even in the queue to be processed yet at the Colombo office. Apparently the file has been in transit from the London mission since forever. We know since May they have been saying it is in transit so unsure how much longer before they get it and place us in the queue. I am speechless and heart broken today. This is painful.
 

NilaS

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Oct 31, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words. Losing hope for processing anytime soon. We had emailed them over the weekend. They replied today saying they haven't received the file yet and its in transit still. Once they receive it they will place it in queue for processing.

I got file transfer letter in November 2018. I am baffled as to why the file hasn't even reached Colombo yet. Devastating. Seems we maybe looking at an other 6 months or so.
I am not getting it, file transfer happens via electronicly and how they are saying still on transit?

On your ecas anywhere saying...
We started process your file... date?

When my husband file transfer i got notification and on same day, on ecas shows "we started to processing ....
 

NilaS

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Oct 31, 2018
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I am not getting it, file transfer happens via electronicly and how they are saying still on transit?

On your ecas anywhere saying...
We started process your file... date?

When my husband file transfer i got notification and on same day, on ecas shows "we started to processing ....
You are just waiting for the last steps, you will be getting it soon.
 

Radipol

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Oct 4, 2018
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You are just waiting for the last steps, you will be getting it soon.
This is what their email from yesterday says: "Thank you for your email. This file is currently in transit from London Mission. Once we receive the file, it will be in queue for processing."

ECAS says we started processing on November 23, 2018. So I don't even know what to believe right now. An immigration consultant today said if their email is what is says then we are looking at another 6 to 8 months as the queue at Colombo visa office is quite busy.

On the other hand when my MP called last week they said they were verifying a medical note and the travel information we had sent voluntarily.

So I don't know if they have or haven't started processing it yet. The email suggests they haven't yet.
 

yoge

Hero Member
Feb 11, 2017
867
364
srilanka
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
colombo
App. Filed.......
07-02-2017 app return 21-02-2017 resubmit 29-03-2017
Doc's Request.
Sch a and pcc uploaded via gc key 17/05/2007
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
29-05-2017
Med's Request
01-09-2017 Re-medical Request 30-Jul-2019
Med's Done....
20-09-2017 Re-Medical Done 05th-Aug-2019
Interview........
13-03-2018 Ecas in process 05/26/2017 Aor2 05/29/2017 Ecas Changed To DM 31-Mar-2018
Passport Req..
Application Refused 2018-04-11 appeal file 2018-apr-20 Iad Confirmation May-09-2018 full hearing 23 rd may 2019 @edmonton Appel Won 14-june-2019 Additional Document Request 30-Jul-2019 doc send 13-Aug-2019 Bio metric req 13-aug-2019 Bio Completed 15-aug-2019 PPR 01-Nov-2019
VISA ISSUED...
13-11-2019
LANDED..........
26-11-2019
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I’m having a hard time making the payment online for booking the medical. It keeps telling me timed out even though I do it quickly. I tried several attempts. Any advice?
which website are you using ?
 

yoge

Hero Member
Feb 11, 2017
867
364
srilanka
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
colombo
App. Filed.......
07-02-2017 app return 21-02-2017 resubmit 29-03-2017
Doc's Request.
Sch a and pcc uploaded via gc key 17/05/2007
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
29-05-2017
Med's Request
01-09-2017 Re-medical Request 30-Jul-2019
Med's Done....
20-09-2017 Re-Medical Done 05th-Aug-2019
Interview........
13-03-2018 Ecas in process 05/26/2017 Aor2 05/29/2017 Ecas Changed To DM 31-Mar-2018
Passport Req..
Application Refused 2018-04-11 appeal file 2018-apr-20 Iad Confirmation May-09-2018 full hearing 23 rd may 2019 @edmonton Appel Won 14-june-2019 Additional Document Request 30-Jul-2019 doc send 13-Aug-2019 Bio metric req 13-aug-2019 Bio Completed 15-aug-2019 PPR 01-Nov-2019
VISA ISSUED...
13-11-2019
LANDED..........
26-11-2019
I am not getting it, file transfer happens via electronicly and how they are saying still on transit?

On your ecas anywhere saying...
We started process your file... date?

When my husband file transfer i got notification and on same day, on ecas shows "we started to processing ....
Actually there are not using electronically file tranfer all paper file send to colombo visa office by fedex courier
 

yoge

Hero Member
Feb 11, 2017
867
364
srilanka
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
colombo
App. Filed.......
07-02-2017 app return 21-02-2017 resubmit 29-03-2017
Doc's Request.
Sch a and pcc uploaded via gc key 17/05/2007
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
29-05-2017
Med's Request
01-09-2017 Re-medical Request 30-Jul-2019
Med's Done....
20-09-2017 Re-Medical Done 05th-Aug-2019
Interview........
13-03-2018 Ecas in process 05/26/2017 Aor2 05/29/2017 Ecas Changed To DM 31-Mar-2018
Passport Req..
Application Refused 2018-04-11 appeal file 2018-apr-20 Iad Confirmation May-09-2018 full hearing 23 rd may 2019 @edmonton Appel Won 14-june-2019 Additional Document Request 30-Jul-2019 doc send 13-Aug-2019 Bio metric req 13-aug-2019 Bio Completed 15-aug-2019 PPR 01-Nov-2019
VISA ISSUED...
13-11-2019
LANDED..........
26-11-2019
You are way ahead of us. We are not even in the queue to be processed yet at the Colombo office. Apparently the file has been in transit from the London mission since forever. We know since May they have been saying it is in transit so unsure how much longer before they get it and place us in the queue. I am speechless and heart broken today. This is painful.
why your file gone to london how its process in two missions ?
 

Radipol

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Oct 4, 2018
194
63
why your file gone to london how its process in two missions ?
I wish I had an answer or explanation. The only thing I can think of is the principal applicant is Pakistani national and majority of Pakistani applications are processed at London Mission. But if they had to send it to London then just assign us an officer there...don't understand why they sent they did the transfer to Colombo but sent it to another mission.

I am hoping against hope this doesn't delay us too much. 8 months since file transfer and it is still in transit. We are just sad and clueless what to do.
 
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yoge

Hero Member
Feb 11, 2017
867
364
srilanka
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
colombo
App. Filed.......
07-02-2017 app return 21-02-2017 resubmit 29-03-2017
Doc's Request.
Sch a and pcc uploaded via gc key 17/05/2007
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
29-05-2017
Med's Request
01-09-2017 Re-medical Request 30-Jul-2019
Med's Done....
20-09-2017 Re-Medical Done 05th-Aug-2019
Interview........
13-03-2018 Ecas in process 05/26/2017 Aor2 05/29/2017 Ecas Changed To DM 31-Mar-2018
Passport Req..
Application Refused 2018-04-11 appeal file 2018-apr-20 Iad Confirmation May-09-2018 full hearing 23 rd may 2019 @edmonton Appel Won 14-june-2019 Additional Document Request 30-Jul-2019 doc send 13-Aug-2019 Bio metric req 13-aug-2019 Bio Completed 15-aug-2019 PPR 01-Nov-2019
VISA ISSUED...
13-11-2019
LANDED..........
26-11-2019
I wish I had an answer or explanation. The only thing I can think of is the principal applicant is Pakistani national and majority of Pakistani applications are processed at London Mission. But if they had to send it to London then just assign us an officer there...don't understand why they sent they did the transfer to Colombo but sent it to another mission.

I am hoping against hope this doesn't delay us too much. 8 months since file transfer and it is still in transit. We are just sad and clueless what to do.
did you try to order your gcms notes ? if not try to order GCMS notes then you can understand what actually going on in your Application .
 

Radipol

Star Member
Oct 4, 2018
194
63
did you try to order your gcms notes ? if not try to order GCMS notes then you can understand what actually going on in your Application .
I have twice and they tell us nothing too. Except for medical every thing else is not started. There is no notes whatsoever after the initial transfer in November from Sydney office.
 

yoge

Hero Member
Feb 11, 2017
867
364
srilanka
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
colombo
App. Filed.......
07-02-2017 app return 21-02-2017 resubmit 29-03-2017
Doc's Request.
Sch a and pcc uploaded via gc key 17/05/2007
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
29-05-2017
Med's Request
01-09-2017 Re-medical Request 30-Jul-2019
Med's Done....
20-09-2017 Re-Medical Done 05th-Aug-2019
Interview........
13-03-2018 Ecas in process 05/26/2017 Aor2 05/29/2017 Ecas Changed To DM 31-Mar-2018
Passport Req..
Application Refused 2018-04-11 appeal file 2018-apr-20 Iad Confirmation May-09-2018 full hearing 23 rd may 2019 @edmonton Appel Won 14-june-2019 Additional Document Request 30-Jul-2019 doc send 13-Aug-2019 Bio metric req 13-aug-2019 Bio Completed 15-aug-2019 PPR 01-Nov-2019
VISA ISSUED...
13-11-2019
LANDED..........
26-11-2019
I have twice and they tell us nothing too. Except for medical every thing else is not started. There is no notes whatsoever after the initial transfer in November from Sydney office.
its really ridicules any how just wait untill hit your one year mark
 

sama94

Star Member
Jan 14, 2019
76
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Category........
FAM
This is totally unbelievable. The only means we have to know about our application are the emails and thethe gckey updates. What are we supposed to do if they are false? I still can't grasp how a file can be in transit for such a long time. This is really outrageous.i feel so bad for you. There is no Human factor in this entire framework for processing, we are being treated like some paperwork

I hope and pray you receive a positive update asap don't lose hope
 

sama94

Star Member
Jan 14, 2019
76
51
Category........
FAM
I emailed the colombo visa office and they said that our file was in queue. We’re about 3.5 months away from the 1 year mark.

Did they say that your file was never transferred? Or is it still in queue all this time? Our file was transferred 4 months ago to the colombo visa office ... so I’m a little worried too that I haven’t receive any medical request yet

Hi there, may I know how you sent that email? I would like to try as well. I thought they don't reply at all before the 1 year mark. My app is similar to yours I think. 3.5 months to hit 1 year time frame. My file was transferred on Feb 27 2019