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Spousal Sponsorship in-land Applications 2017 timeline and updates

EGH

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Apr 3, 2017
140
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App. Filed.......
15-03-2017
AOR Received.
23-03-2017
Hello,

Can someone help me to understand the process..
Application received: March 2017..yes almost 17 months
August 3.2018 ( yesterday) I received a letter and Elegibility passed
August 04, 2018 ( today) ECAS sponsor side ( Decision Made) .. Applicant side ( In process)

What it does mean? Help
@sylvain1 @profiler

Thanks
 

Lewalle7

Star Member
Jun 29, 2015
65
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You don’t need proof of finances, you have all ready been approved for PR.

You can take your current and expired permits as it did instruct that in my wife’s letter, however they never asked to look at those.

The photos are PR photos which are slightly different to passport but just tell the photographer you need PR photos and they will size them correct (Costco or shoppers is cheapest place).

The letter should state the time of interview, though I think Montreal is running on a walk in basis (must say on the letter?) so can go in any time it’s open.

Yes thank you!

In the letter they just give you the office hours and no contact, and the language is very like “just come by”, so I think I will bring a book.

Does the sponsor also need PR photos done? Does my husband need to bring anything too? (The sponsor)
 

sylvain1

Champion Member
Nov 2, 2016
2,209
1,155
Quebec
Visa Office......
Montreal
App. Filed.......
12-08-2015
AOR Received.
07-11-2015
Med's Request
07-12-2016
Med's Done....
21-12-2016
LANDED..........
26-05-2017
Hello,

Can someone help me to understand the process..
Application received: March 2017..yes almost 17 months
August 3.2018 ( yesterday) I received a letter and Elegibility passed
August 04, 2018 ( today) ECAS sponsor side ( Decision Made) .. Applicant side ( In process)

What it does mean? Help
@sylvain1 @profiler

Thanks
Congratulations, you got SA (sponsor approval shown by DM on the sponsor side) and AIP (eligibility letter to the PA). You're waiting now for DM on the PA side. My guess is that it will come very fast. When the SA and AIP is delayed that much, they tend to finalize quickly after. We got SA and AIP within few minutes after 19 months... DM the next day!

With the AIP letter, the PA can now apply for the health coverage (ohip if in Ontario, ramq if in Quebec, I don't know names in other provinces).
 

sylvain1

Champion Member
Nov 2, 2016
2,209
1,155
Quebec
Visa Office......
Montreal
App. Filed.......
12-08-2015
AOR Received.
07-11-2015
Med's Request
07-12-2016
Med's Done....
21-12-2016
LANDED..........
26-05-2017
Yes thank you!

In the letter they just give you the office hours and no contact, and the language is very like “just come by”, so I think I will bring a book.

Does the sponsor also need PR photos done? Does my husband need to bring anything too? (The sponsor)
Photos for the PA only, this is for the PR card. The sponsor should bring ID (passport and/or driving licence).

Tell us after you landed. I'm curious about this pilot project. For us the landing appointment letter came 8 weeks after DM and landing was 2 weeks later, so totally 10 weeks after DM! This pilot project looks very cool. You just go whenever you want. Montreal was very slow to give appointments.
 

EGH

Star Member
Apr 3, 2017
140
86
App. Filed.......
15-03-2017
AOR Received.
23-03-2017
Congratulations, you got SA (sponsor approval shown by DM on the sponsor side) and AIP (eligibility letter to the PA). You're waiting now for DM on the PA side. My guess is that it will come very fast. When the SA and AIP is delayed that much, they tend to finalize quickly after. We got SA and AIP within few minutes after 19 months... DM the next day!

With the AIP letter, the PA can now apply for the health coverage (ohip if in Ontario, ramq if in Quebec, I don't know names in other provinces).
Thanks!!
 
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jeet07

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Jan 10, 2018
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Photos for the PA only, this is for the PR card. The sponsor should bring ID (passport and/or driving licence).

Tell us after you landed. I'm curious about this pilot project. For us the landing appointment letter came 8 weeks after DM and landing was 2 weeks later, so totally 10 weeks after DM! This pilot project looks very cool. You just go whenever you want. Montreal was very slow to give appointments.
Hey guys
What is pilot project ???
 

gabrielasqs

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Sep 26, 2017
381
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Yes thank you!

In the letter they just give you the office hours and no contact, and the language is very like “just come by”, so I think I will bring a book.

Does the sponsor also need PR photos done? Does my husband need to bring anything too? (The sponsor)
LOL you won’t need a book.. I went to their office around 3:40pm on a Tuesday and I was the only one in there,got inside they write your name and then the guy called me right way,by 3:50 I was leaving the office!
This new system is so simple and fast!
 
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gabrielasqs

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Sep 26, 2017
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Photos for the PA only, this is for the PR card. The sponsor should bring ID (passport and/or driving licence).

Tell us after you landed. I'm curious about this pilot project. For us the landing appointment letter came 8 weeks after DM and landing was 2 weeks later, so totally 10 weeks after DM! This pilot project looks very cool. You just go whenever you want. Montreal was very slow to give appointments.
Definitely made our life easier hahaha
 
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KandyK

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Feb 9, 2017
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Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
CPC Mississauga
App. Filed.......
13-03-2017
Doc's Request.
O4-04-2017
AOR Received.
28-03-2017
File Transfer...
05/10/2017
Med's Request
19/07/2017
Med's Done....
03/08/2017
LANDED..........
10/19/2017
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sylvain1

Champion Member
Nov 2, 2016
2,209
1,155
Quebec
Visa Office......
Montreal
App. Filed.......
12-08-2015
AOR Received.
07-11-2015
Med's Request
07-12-2016
Med's Done....
21-12-2016
LANDED..........
26-05-2017
Hey guys
What is pilot project ???
I've heard about it only in Montreal so far, but instead of receiving a specific date and time for your landing appointment, you still get a letter stating the documents to brings but you can go whenever you want for your landing. So instead of landing 6-10 weeks after DM, which was the normal timeline in Montreal, now you can land as fast as 1-2 weeks after DM. Hopefully IRCC will be happy with the results and extend this way to all other landing offices.
 

Mutato_KT

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Oct 18, 2017
148
55
QC
Category........
FAM
I've heard about it only in Montreal so far, but instead of receiving a specific date and time for your landing appointment, you still get a letter stating the documents to brings but you can go whenever you want for your landing. So instead of landing 6-10 weeks after DM, which was the normal timeline in Montreal, now you can land as fast as 1-2 weeks after DM. Hopefully IRCC will be happy with the results and extend this way to all other landing offices.
I am hoping that's what we get-- that we be part of that project. :D
 
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EGH

Star Member
Apr 3, 2017
140
86
App. Filed.......
15-03-2017
AOR Received.
23-03-2017
Any march 2017 applicants here? I'm from march 24 and stuck on the background check for about 4 months now. This is ridiculous. Any advice? Thanks.
You should contact your MP.
I am March 15 applicant and I received AIP and Decision made ( sponsor side) 2 days ago ( Aug 03). It's been a long wait