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MoeD

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Apr 23, 2017
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I really hope we will hear something soon. It’s been such a long time I think they might ask us to redo our medical. I don’t mind it, I just want this to be over. It’s costing us many opportunities and money. We recently paid for or our second BOWP. i’m wondering if I should apply for notes again. This is killing me slowly
At this point I’m wishing they ask me to renew my medicals :D at least gives me hope someone actually looked at the file. I hope we both hear some good news soon! We don’t have a choice but to be optimistic and hope for the best!
 

Therisaw

Star Member
Jun 8, 2013
195
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Visa Office......
In Canada
App. Filed.......
06-05-2017
AOR Received.
05-05-2017
At this point I’m wishing they ask me to renew my medicals :D at least gives me hope someone actually looked at the file. I hope we both hear some good news soon! We don’t have a choice but to be optimistic and hope for the best!
Any form of response from them would be good news. I’m praying for the best.
 
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praspirantak

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May 7, 2019
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CEC - Inland
AOR Nov 9th
MEP Dec 2nd
IP1 since Dec 2nd

Eligibility in Progress
Background Check not started
Security not started

VO: Edmonton

How are things with Edmonton recently friends.. I know they are reputed for their slow processing.. Hope things getting better..
 

lieroi

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Dec 22, 2019
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At this point I’m wishing they ask me to renew my medicals :D at least gives me hope someone actually looked at the file. I hope we both hear some good news soon! We don’t have a choice but to be optimistic and hope for the best!
Well, my case shows that being asked to renew your medicals means nothing. I got my AOR in July 2017, still waiting for PPR, the delays are due to security screening. In February 2019 they asked me to renew my medicals, which I did, and... Boom, nothing happened ever since :)

Any form of response from them would be good news. I’m praying for the best.
MoeD, Therisaw - have you considered getting a lawyer or something? I tried reaching out to the IRCC multiple times, including through an MP - nothing seems to be working. I'm running out of ideas.
 

Therisaw

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Jun 8, 2013
195
27
Visa Office......
In Canada
App. Filed.......
06-05-2017
AOR Received.
05-05-2017
Well, my case shows that being asked to renew your medicals means nothing. I got my AOR in July 2017, still waiting for PPR, the delays are due to security screening. In February 2019 they asked me to renew my medicals, which I did, and... Boom, nothing happened ever since :)



MoeD, Therisaw - have you considered getting a lawyer or something? I tried reaching out to the IRCC multiple times, including through an MP - nothing seems to be working. I'm running out of ideas.
Oh wow! I thought that they only ask for medical renewal when they are ready to approve it.
The MP called last month and they say they are still doing security checks- not sure if they mean criminality or security screening.

I checked with a law firm and they said I should give them $10k upfront. They said $3k out of it is to send a letter "writ of mandamus" to say they will sue if it's not approved soon, but if it's not approved in that timeline then the rest of the money is for if they have to go court and I would get back whatever is leftover after court. However, if it takes more money I would have to pay whatever additional cost comes with it.

After waiting for almost 3 years it's unfair to have to pay $10k when some people are getting their PR in 3 months. So I will just continue to wait and ask the MP to call or try to reach out to the minister of Immigration or something else- I'm still thinking.

CIC should do better. It's unfair to keep people waiting this long, they should either update us, approve or decline so people can move on with their lives.
 
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lieroi

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Dec 22, 2019
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I checked with a law firm and they said I should give them $10k upfront. They said $3k out of it is to send a letter "writ of mandamus" to say they will sue if it's not approved soon, but if it's not approved in that timeline then the rest of the money is for if they have to go court and I would get back whatever is leftover after court. However, if it takes more money I would have to pay whatever additional cost comes with it.
Damn, $10k sure sounds expensive. I'll probably try to look for cheaper offers (even though I'm a bit skeptical about the whole lawyer thing) after a new version of my CBSA notes is in.
 

MoeD

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Apr 23, 2017
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Well, my case shows that being asked to renew your medicals means nothing. I got my AOR in July 2017, still waiting for PPR, the delays are due to security screening. In February 2019 they asked me to renew my medicals, which I did, and... Boom, nothing happened ever since :)



MoeD, Therisaw - have you considered getting a lawyer or something? I tried reaching out to the IRCC multiple times, including through an MP - nothing seems to be working. I'm running out of ideas.
It’s quite expensive to hire a lawyer and writ of mandamus doesn’t have encouraging rates of success if you really look into it. CIC can always just state it’s a matter of security why your file is taking this long and then you just continue waiting with a smaller bank account. I heard from someone here that maybe tweeting at them could help. For now I’m trying to enjoy the holidays, and will go back to thinking about what could be done afterwards. Was hoping for a white Christmas in Canada, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be this year.
 

Therisaw

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Jun 8, 2013
195
27
Visa Office......
In Canada
App. Filed.......
06-05-2017
AOR Received.
05-05-2017
Damn, $10k sure sounds expensive. I'll probably try to look for cheaper offers (even though I'm a bit skeptical about the whole lawyer thing) after a new version of my CBSA notes is in.
I checked out two other layers and one said $3k and the other one said $2,500 for the letter and they both say if we go to court that's a different fee and I would have to pay the court fees too.

what do you mean by: "after a new version of my CBSA notes is in"
 

Therisaw

Star Member
Jun 8, 2013
195
27
Visa Office......
In Canada
App. Filed.......
06-05-2017
AOR Received.
05-05-2017
It’s quite expensive to hire a lawyer and writ of mandamus doesn’t have encouraging rates of success if you really look into it. CIC can always just state it’s a matter of security why your file is taking this long and then you just continue waiting with a smaller bank account. I heard from someone here that maybe tweeting at them could help. For now I’m trying to enjoy the holidays, and will go back to thinking about what could be done afterwards. Was hoping for a white Christmas in Canada, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be this year.
Where in Canada are you located? Most places have snow. It normally doesn't snow where I am so I wasn't expecting it.

I'm trying to enjoy the time but it's always on my mind, plus I applied to renew my bridging work permit on Aug 23, and still have not received it. I checked the processing time online and it says they are now working on applications submitted September 1. So I'm not sure why the delay with the work permit too. Hopefully, next year is a brighter one for all of us.

Happy holidays to everyone by the way! I'm gonna try my best to relax- that"s my new year's goal and trust that things will work out.
 

MoeD

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Apr 23, 2017
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Where in Canada are you located? Most places have snow. It normally doesn't snow where I am so I wasn't expecting it.

I'm trying to enjoy the time but it's always on my mind, plus I applied to renew my bridging work permit on Aug 23, and still have not received it. I checked the processing time online and it says they are now working on applications submitted September 1. So I'm not sure why the delay with the work permit too. Hopefully, next year is a brighter one for all of us.

Happy holidays to everyone by the way! I'm gonna try my best to relax- that"s my new year's goal and trust that things will work out.
I’m an outland applicant. What I meant was that I hoped we’d be in Canada enjoying the snow in Christmas. Happy new year to you, and yes, hopefully 2020 is better for all of us.
 
Jan 4, 2020
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Hi Everyone:

I received AOR on 13th June, 2019 and passed the medical on July 18th, 2019. It has been seven months but the status has not been updated. This is what the status looks like:

Review of eligibilityHelp - Review of eligibility
  • We are reviewing whether you meet the eligibility requirements.
Review of medical resultsHelp - Review of medical results
  • July 18, 2019 You passed the medical exam.
Review of additional documentsHelp - Review of additional documents
  • We do not need additional documents.
InterviewHelp - Interview
  • You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes.
BiometricsHelp - Biometrics
  • July 25, 2019 Completed.
Background checkHelp - Background check
  • We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information.
Final decisionHelp - Final decision
  • Your application is in progress. We will send you a message once the final decision has been made.
I also contacted IRCC through the web form last month and got the following reply:

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Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We verified the information you provided and can confirm that your application is still in process.

All the required documents and information have been received by the responsible office for the moment.

While the processing times may vary with each case, we will make all the necessary efforts to finalize your application as soon as possible.

Rest assured that you will be informed as soon as a decision is reached or if additional information is needed.

We hope the information provided is helpful in assisting you with your enquiry.
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Could you please let me know what could be the reason for the delay in PPR. Does ordering GCMC notes help. Any help will be appreciated.
 

wick_sran

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Mar 5, 2012
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India
NOC Code......
2174
AOR Received.
04-06-2019
IELTS Request
01-02-2019
Hi Everyone:

I received AOR on 13th June, 2019 and passed the medical on July 18th, 2019. It has been seven months but the status has not been updated. This is what the status looks like:

Review of eligibilityHelp - Review of eligibility
  • We are reviewing whether you meet the eligibility requirements.
Review of medical resultsHelp - Review of medical results
  • July 18, 2019 You passed the medical exam.
Review of additional documentsHelp - Review of additional documents
  • We do not need additional documents.
InterviewHelp - Interview
  • You do not need an interview. We will send you a message if this changes.
BiometricsHelp - Biometrics
  • July 25, 2019 Completed.
Background checkHelp - Background check
  • We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information.
Final decisionHelp - Final decision
  • Your application is in progress. We will send you a message once the final decision has been made.
I also contacted IRCC through the web form last month and got the following reply:

====================================================================================================
Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

We verified the information you provided and can confirm that your application is still in process.

All the required documents and information have been received by the responsible office for the moment.

While the processing times may vary with each case, we will make all the necessary efforts to finalize your application as soon as possible.

Rest assured that you will be informed as soon as a decision is reached or if additional information is needed.

We hope the information provided is helpful in assisting you with your enquiry.
====================================================================================================

Could you please let me know what could be the reason for the delay in PPR. Does ordering GCMC notes help. Any help will be appreciated.
I ordered GCMS notes on September 4 and November 5, and have not received any of them yet. They are taking 120+ days to release them.
 

baltzly

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May 21, 2019
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after 2.5 years since AOR, I received a ghost update today ... Let's see if it's actually a good sign.
Hope this is the sign of PPR. I cannot imagine waiting for this for 2.5 years...I would commit suicide! really admire your patience and persistence!
 
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