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SPOUSAL Sponsorship PAKISTAN @ London Visa Office

Pindimurree

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My wife’s eligibility for spousal application went into progress yesterday and today there were ghost updates. any idea what to expect? (Dec 22 applicant)
 
 

InfoSeeker12

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Just submitted TRV application yesterday for my spouse (October 5, 2023).

Applied for Spousal Sponsorship on July 26, 2023.

Received AOR1 on September 27, 2023.

Received Sponsor Approval on September 29, 2023.

Received Biometric Request on September 29, 2023.

Biometric Appointment booked for October 20, 2023.

Visa Office is set to London, UK on October 3, 2023.

Background Check is in Progress for both sponsorship and visit visa application.

I am a Canadian born citizen. Wife is Pakistani.

I also contacted my MP’s office. They provided the much needed clarification on the TRV for Spouse process.
Salams Noor - could you please share what clarification the MP provided you - if it was not private/specific to your case.
There are many on this forum who applied for TRV right after the announcement of Family reunification back in May 24, but very few have got their TRVs approved. And recently, it seems that the Spousal PR processing timelines have reduced drastically to 5-6 months - so it seems CIC is not processing TRVs (yet keeping it open perhaps for income) and focusing on quickly processing Spousal PR.

If there is any insight you can share from your conversation with MP - that will be great.
 
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sai23

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Jul 15, 2023
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Salams Noor - could you please share what clarification the MP provided you - if it was not private/specific to your case.
There are many on this forum who applied for TRV right after the announcement of Family reunification back in May 24, but very few have got their TRVs approved. And recently, it seems that the Spousal PR processing timelines have reduced drastically to 5-6 months - so it seems CIC is not processing TRVs (yet keeping it open perhaps for income) and focusing on quickly processing Spousal PR.

If there is any insight you can share from your conversation with MP - that will be great.
I wonder which visa offices are processing applications within 5-6 months. My husband's application is currently being processed in Sydney, Australia, known for their lengthy delays in processing visas. We submitted the application in November of last year and his background check has been in progress since April 19.
 

InfoSeeker12

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I wonder which visa offices are processing applications within 5-6 months. My husband's application is currently being processed in Sydney, Australia, known for their lengthy delays in processing visas. We submitted the application in November of last year and his background check has been in progress since April 19.
I feel sorry for your application processing delay. No Two applications are identical - and each application takes its own path in CIC processing.
Recent applications submitted in March and April, have started to receive PPR (passport requests) or at COPR numbers (ppr follows).

May applicants: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/may-2023-outland-spousal-sponsorship.796862/post-10620552

April applicants:
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/march-2023-spousal-outland-application.791640/post-10627862
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10626876
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10622746
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10622785
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10619903

March applicants:
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/march-2023-spousal-outland-application.791640/post-10584247
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/march-2023-spousal-outland-application.791640/post-10582077

Are these applications from Sydney, Australia VO??....i dont know. You can research that yourself. But yes, applications have started to process in 5-6 months, which has never happened before.
 

sai23

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I feel sorry for your application processing delay. No Two applications are identical - and each application takes its own path in CIC processing.
Recent applications submitted in March and April, have started to receive PPR (passport requests) or at COPR numbers (ppr follows).

May applicants: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/may-2023-outland-spousal-sponsorship.796862/post-10620552

April applicants:
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/march-2023-spousal-outland-application.791640/post-10627862
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10626876
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10622746
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10622785
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/april-2023-family-sponsorship-outland.793709/post-10619903

March applicants:
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/march-2023-spousal-outland-application.791640/post-10584247
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/march-2023-spousal-outland-application.791640/post-10582077

Are these applications from Sydney, Australia VO??....i dont know. You can research that yourself. But yes, applications have started to process in 5-6 months, which has never happened before.
I understand that applications have different processing times and how this may not be dependent on the visa offices but rather than what seems like a new trend in processing applications more quickly. It's interesting how newer applications are being processed within 5-6 months, whereas applications like mine and many others who submitted theirs last year are still awaiting PPRs.
 
 

ShaniHeer

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Aug 13, 2023
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Is it still hard for Pakistani applicants to book Biometric appointments?
It is not hard anymore because you have to fill up a webform now and they give you an appointment themselves. The only downside is that they might give appointment after biometric expire date.
 
 
Sep 24, 2023
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Hi everyone,

I got a pakistani marriage in pakistan 2 years ago but we are divorced now. Since its now safe for me to re-marry in pakistan (I had mentioned receiving threats in a prior post)

but since I'm a Canadian citizen who got a foreign divorce, there are special requirements for my divorce to be recognized by the immigration officer found on the CIC website for when I re marry and sponser 2nd wife:


"If a sponsor living in Canada got a divorce in Pakistan, include proof that either party of the divorce
lived in Pakistan for at least one year before the divorce, or
had a substantial connection to Pakistan, such as frequent visits, property ownership or active businesses there
"

My ex wife's sponsership was cancelled by me, so she never came to canada even for a visit and is still a resident of Pakistan. But I'm not sure how to show this as proof as part of the foreign divorce requirements?

Anyone have any experience with proof?
 

Alisarfaraz

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Oct 19, 2023
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Hi Every one

I am new here -
OUTLAND SPOUSE(WIFE) APPLICATION - Wife in Pakistan - I am in Canada Ontario -citizen

  • -Application submitted June 07 2023
  • -Biometrics request came Aug 15
  • -Met requirements for eligible to sponsor Aug 17 and letting us know that "The Application for Permanent Residence for your relative(s) will be forwarded to the visa office in London for further processing."
  • -Last Day for Biometrics Sept 15 2023
  • -request for Biometrics extension Sept 05 2023 - no extension received
  • -Due to biometrics appointment being given very late - Biometrics were given in Lahore on Sept 20 2023 -
  • -Applied for spousal TRV/ Visit visa on Oct 02 2023

....have not heard since.
 
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InfoSeeker12

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Recently ordered gcms notes. Noticed that medical records were sent to New Delhi. That's strange... Usually Pakistani citizens applications are processed in London. Why medicals are sent to another VO.

Did any one else recently ordered gcms notes in this group.. Can you pls check the section of medical records, where was it sent?
 

Ahmedgull

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Oct 21, 2017
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Is London Visa Office the slowest one?
I know someone from Pakistan who applied in June and file was sent to Rome, Italy visa office and he got PPR last week.