Have you gotten at least medical request? I can't remember how many emails my husband and I sent to AVO to prevent them passed the 12months. But no answer, nothing. 24th January 2017 applicant and not even medical request. Our file didn't even have any red flags. My MP sent a clarification request to AVO on Friday. My husband also send an email to get them know that the delay is passed. Now we are just waiting for their answer. Maybe now they will look at the file. Because I am pretty sure that nobody has touched this file since AVO got it. Sometimes It looks like Tombola.I sincerely hope so. Thanks for the reassurance. I needed it.
The wait and suspense is so depressing but it will definitely come soon. Keep sending them polite messages. Stay positiveI'm tired of constantly refreshing my mail and getting nothing. I'm tired of the constant bickering with my hubby caused by sexual frustration. I'm tired of not being able to make any definite plans for my future cause i dont know how much longer il wait. I'm just tired
Yes. I got medical request in August. It' been silent since then. Sent a couple of mails but got automatic responsesHave you gotten at least medical request? I can't remember how many emails my husband and I sent to AVO to prevent them passed the 12months. But no answer, nothing. 24th January 2017 applicant and not even medical request. Our file didn't even have any red flags. My MP sent a clarification request to AVO on Friday. My husband also send an email to get them know that the delay is passed. Now we are just waiting for their answer. Maybe now they will look at the file. Because I am pretty sure that nobody has touched this file since AVO got it. Sometimes It looks like Tombola.
LOL @ “IyawoSparks sparked for the Minister”. Gats spark. I’m all for being assertive - firm but not rude. No time to dilly dally. Thank you and congratulations to you too! Glad to be at the finish line. Praying for good news this week to everyone who’s due!FinallyI House, DHL delivered My documents back on the 31st of January making it exactly one year after application. More importantly, I have stuff to share.
It got to my neck on the 29th of November and I sent AVO this:
Dear immigration officer,
Checking online application status reveals "Action Required" but I have not received any email or update from your office concerning my Application for permanent residency under family sponsorship.
I also sent you more (travel)document update on the 16th November 2017. I will appreciate knowing what is the present situation of the application.
This will also enable me to know whether or not I have missed a correspondence from you.
To which I got this generic response from AVO on the 30th November:
Kindly note that your file is in queue for review and no action is required from you at this time.
After that I could not keep my cool a week afterwards as my 1 year period is almost at hand and my thought is that I do not have to keep quiet till the 1-year mark hence I sent them this on the 8th of December:
Dear Immigration officer,
Friends who submitted the same sponsorship application under the same category in only a few months have at least been asked to go for medical examination while some already have theirs passed, What is going on with my own application?
The expected duration is 12 months from your website but over 10 months is gone and nothing from you.
I will be happy and relieved to get some update concerning my application please, patience while friends that applied much later are making progress is not easy to keep up with.
Then on the 12th of December 2017, I got this invitation for prearrival by the following automail:
You have a new message(s) in your account.
After this I got MR and PPR on the 14th of December 2017 which I shared earlier on the forum.
I did medical, sent my Documents on the 19th December and sent them this mail:
Dear Immigration Officer,
The required medical examination was completed at an approved panel and attached is a copy of the medical test receipt. It is e-medical so, the test result is forwarded to you directly.
Today, all other requirements such as International passport, photographs, height and eye colour chat have been dispatched to your office via DHL courier.
DHL docs sent received at AVO on the 21st of December 2017. Med passed on profile on 27th dec. 2017 and then nothing. I say my counterfoil online on the 19th December that visa was issued on the 17th but no PUM.
After reading a post about how a forum member got a return DHL without getting A PUM, I decided to give them a little push again by asking for my PUM on the 24th January as pasted below:
Dear Immigration Officer,
I could see from the online GCKey that my wife's application was approved and documents issued on January 17, 2018.
Please, I'll love to send DHL to come over to your office for the document pick up immediately.
Then the very next day, 25th January 2018 they replied with:
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Please note that your document is ready for pick-up. Kindly make an arrangement with a courier service to pick up your package.
Immigration Program | Programme d'immigration (PA)
High Commission of Canada | Haut commissariat du Canada
I sent a DHL to pick up and I got my documents delivered on the 31st January with all my picture about 130 of them.
A massive thank you to every member of this forum for all manner of experience sharing that I have learnt a great deal from.
Now my personal advice
When I read Iyawosparks email to the minister I said to myself "IYAWOSPARK SPARKED FOR THE MINISTER!!"
I will advise anyone to send factual polite emails to the minister or the AVO. their response or none, is another thing.
In my own case, I was ready to start sending them emails everyday if they won't respond and later start copying the minister everyday also till they respond. Doing this wont take me time thanks to copying and paste until they process my application. I personally would not encourage rudeness or abusive words/verbal assault but make your voice heard and who know it might just help. My partner believed or thought that probably my emails were coincident with their responses but I believe my emails were led by the spirit as my own scripture says " whatsoever I do shall prosper(prayers and factual polite emails reminders)"
My sincere congratulations to IYAWOSPARKS, and Lagos babe and all other with good news. I encourage Olawumif to be positive, prepare for the interview, be confident and pray. After all, Daniel came out of Lions Den happily. That shall be your portion in Jesus name.
God bless you all