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esos4real

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Apr 2, 2016
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I talked to a CIC agent today.
One of my questions was about my VO as I didn't know yet which VO is processing my application.
Answer: right now it's in Sydney, NS. After that it probably will go to Ottawa for next process steps.
Hi kim positive, whats the update on your file?
 

esos4real

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Apr 2, 2016
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I sent an email to CPC Ottawa yesterday asking for UCI number and visa office details, and this morning I received the email from them informing me that my file is at CIO Sydney, Nova Scotia!

Like what do I make of it? I am about to complete 90 days mark post AOR, and my file is still at CIO??

Here's my timeline :

AOR Jan 18th
Medical passed Feb 16th
Additional Document - Received and uploaded
BG NN > NS > Not Applicable (since Feb end)

I hope you have got PPR now??? Please how long where yous tuck at NA

DId nova scotia vo issue you PPR or another Office?
 

rohitbites

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I hope you have got PPR now??? Please how long where yous tuck at NA

DId nova scotia vo issue you PPR or another Office?
Yes, I received my PPR on June 1st. My BG was stuck at NA till May 29th 2017, then it turned to BG IP on May 30th, and next day I received my PPR.
 

Skyler68

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Nov 28, 2016
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Visa Office......
London
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
01-08-2017
Passport Req..
09-11-2017
Hi Everyone,

My wife and I were surprised to know that our application is sat with CIO Sydney, Nova Scotia. We live in Singapore so this came as quite a shock, more so because another applicant with similar timelines (received AOR two weeks before we did) had her application processed out of Singapore and has received her COPR.

I guess this came as a shock as we are not aware of what's happening 'under the hood'.

Does anyone know if this is the initial stage and that our applications eventually get routed through to our local visa offices?


Many thanks in advance!
Hi, has there been any update on your file
 

Skyler68

Star Member
Nov 28, 2016
115
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Visa Office......
London
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
01-08-2017
Passport Req..
09-11-2017
I can confirm that SYDNEY NOVA SCOTIA IS damn slow! I am March 1 aor and my file is still in Nova Scotia till now, I will clock 5months on Monday.

Could it be that any slightly complicated applications are sent to Sydney? FOr me I added Wife after AOR and she has since been added and UCI generated.

Any progress on your file??
My application is pretty straight forward and it was sent there. Hoping you get your PPR soonest. When was the last time you were told your application was there? Has there been any change to your additional documents status?
 

inferno1234

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Jun 10, 2017
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My application is pretty straight forward and it was sent there. Hoping you get your PPR soonest. When was the last time you were told your application was there? Has there been any change to your additional documents status?
What is the significance of the change to additional document status?
 

Skyler68

Star Member
Nov 28, 2016
115
47
Visa Office......
London
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
01-08-2017
Passport Req..
09-11-2017
What is the significance of the change to additional document status?
I really don't know, for me it just shows your file is being looked at
 

MoeD

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Apr 23, 2017
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AOR: June 1st
BG: N/A

Still waiting for the guys in Sydney. I hope they start with my file soon! :D
 

esos4real

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Apr 2, 2016
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What is the significance of the change to additional document status?
If you got a status that changed to " No additional documents needed " at NA2 stage, it means that your file has progressed to a new department.
For me i confirmed it went to local vo, because i called Cic after seeing that change.
 
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Skyler68

Star Member
Nov 28, 2016
115
47
Visa Office......
London
AOR Received.
21-04-2017
File Transfer...
01-08-2017
Passport Req..
09-11-2017
If you got a status that changed to " No additional documents needed " at NA2 stage, it means that your file has progressed to a new department.
For me i confirmed it went to local vo, because i called Cic after seeing that change.
Hi! Do you know when exactly your file was transferred to London VO or when your additional docs changed to not needed?
What's your additional docs status now?
 

esos4real

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Apr 2, 2016
88
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Hi! Do you know when exactly your file was transferred to London VO or when your additional docs changed to not needed?
What's your additional docs status now?
My file was transferred to london vo on July 22. My additional docs changed sometime before that in June.

Now i am in Ipswich since August 3rd