Hi Linda, Thanks for the well-wishes! I checked the CIC website because it has been so long that I forgot the details of how I applied. It looks like currently the Ottawa office only processes PR apps for those inside Canada, or in the U.S. As I applied from the U.S. this office was the one I used for my application, since the US office in Buffalo, NY closed the year prior. However, I am not sure what the application process is for other countries. Sorry for any confusion!