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Tips for 2016 (Future) PGP Applicants

tian4738

Star Member
Mar 2, 2016
59
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HI All

I am uploading the PCC and RPRF receipt today on the online portal. Can you let me know how PCC from 2 countries was uploaded. Do i zip them and upload? or do I have to scan them as a single pdf and then upload them as a single document?
I scaned 2 PCC as 1 PDF file and show the PCC country detail in "file name". Don't know if it works well yet. still waitting for final decision:)
 
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tanvirmk

Star Member
Jan 30, 2005
119
21
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
SVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19 June
AOR Received.
24 Aug 2015
File Transfer...
27 Aug
Med's Done....
April 2015
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YULIA-2016

Champion Member
Mar 4, 2015
2,932
760
Visa Office......
Warsaw
App. Filed.......
Jan.2016
AOR Received.
June 2016
File Transfer...
Jan.2017
Med's Request
First June 06-2017 from Warsaw ; Second 26 July 2018 from London
Med's Done....
Sep 27 2018
Passport Req..
DM Sep 29 2018, PPR Oct 01 2018
VISA ISSUED...
Oct 10 2018

yumoka

Newbie
Jun 5, 2018
3
4
Got a request for passports to issue visas to my parents! Good luck to everyone on the Forum who are still waiting. It's been a very long journey for us. 4 years in total. Finally.

Anyone has parents who are telecom (my dad) or civil engineer (my mom)? If so, have you explored engineering licensing and work options in Ontario? Is there a separate thread on work-related topics for immigrating parents who are planning to work in Canada?
 

mghchdh

Star Member
Jan 8, 2016
194
38
Canada
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
04-01-2016
Med's Request
23-02-2017
Hi everyone...just a random question..hoping someone can help?

Due to the nature of my father's job..he has done quite a bit of traveling internationally and lived in various countries for a few years too...
Could CIC ask for PCC from all countries since his age of 18?

Has anyone's parent's been in the same boat as this?
Hoping someone can share their experiences.

Thanks.
 

YULIA-2016

Champion Member
Mar 4, 2015
2,932
760
Visa Office......
Warsaw
App. Filed.......
Jan.2016
AOR Received.
June 2016
File Transfer...
Jan.2017
Med's Request
First June 06-2017 from Warsaw ; Second 26 July 2018 from London
Med's Done....
Sep 27 2018
Passport Req..
DM Sep 29 2018, PPR Oct 01 2018
VISA ISSUED...
Oct 10 2018
Hi everyone...just a random question..hoping someone can help?

Due to the nature of my father's job..he has done quite a bit of traveling internationally and lived in various countries for a few years too...
Could CIC ask for PCC from all countries since his age of 18?

Has anyone's parent's been in the same boat as this?
Hoping someone can share their experiences.

Thanks.
they might to ask but for now doing just back home PCC
 
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tanvirmk

Star Member
Jan 30, 2005
119
21
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
SVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19 June
AOR Received.
24 Aug 2015
File Transfer...
27 Aug
Med's Done....
April 2015
Hi everyone...just a random question..hoping someone can help?

Due to the nature of my father's job..he has done quite a bit of traveling internationally and lived in various countries for a few years too...
Could CIC ask for PCC from all countries since his age of 18?

Has anyone's parent's been in the same boat as this?
Hoping someone can share their experiences.

Thanks.
How difficult that would be for you? How many countries we are talking about? I had issues getting FBI clearance as they were asking for my 65 yrs old mother who never lived in the USA for 6 months at a time, but CIC looks at cumulative 6 months.

Only if it's extremely hard, I would approach local embassies and/or get screenshot from their embassy/police website that they don't provide such service for whatever reason (due to not having valid status in that country anymore or they don't service foreigners).

CIC has option for such cases but personally I would use this as last resort (right before giving up)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=035&top=4
 
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mghchdh

Star Member
Jan 8, 2016
194
38
Canada
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
04-01-2016
Med's Request
23-02-2017
How difficult that would be for you? How many countries we are talking about? I had issues getting FBI clearance as they were asking for my 65 yrs old mother who never lived in the USA for 6 months at a time, but CIC looks at cumulative 6 months.

Only if it's extremely hard, I would approach local embassies and/or get screenshot from their embassy/police website that they don't provide such service for whatever reason (due to not having valid status in that country anymore or they don't service foreigners).

CIC has option for such cases but personally I would use this as last resort (right before giving up)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=035&top=4
How difficult that would be for you? How many countries we are talking about? I had issues getting FBI clearance as they were asking for my 65 yrs old mother who never lived in the USA for 6 months at a time, but CIC looks at cumulative 6 months.

Only if it's extremely hard, I would approach local embassies and/or get screenshot from their embassy/police website that they don't provide such service for whatever reason (due to not having valid status in that country anymore or they don't service foreigners).

CIC has option for such cases but personally I would use this as last resort (right before giving up)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=035&top=4


Thank you so much for your detailed response. Much helpful.
My only worry is that their stay in those countries was during the 70s and 80s and 90s so records may have long been lost.
Would be really hard to get the Pcc today if it ever comes to that.

We are in the dark and just dont know what additional info they may ask..
 

tanvirmk

Star Member
Jan 30, 2005
119
21
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
SVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19 June
AOR Received.
24 Aug 2015
File Transfer...
27 Aug
Med's Done....
April 2015
Thank you so much for your detailed response. Much helpful.
My only worry is that their stay in those countries was during the 70s and 80s and 90s so records may have long been lost.
Would be really hard to get the Pcc today if it ever comes to that.

We are in the dark and just dont know what additional info they may ask..
Their standard letter says:
"Updated Police Certificates from all of the countries you have resided in for 6 months or more since you turned the age of 18 years old."

I was hoping they would ask for only last 10 years but that was not the case.
 
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mghchdh

Star Member
Jan 8, 2016
194
38
Canada
Category........
FAM
App. Filed.......
04-01-2016
Med's Request
23-02-2017
Their standard letter says:
"Updated Police Certificates from all of the countries you have resided in for 6 months or more since you turned the age of 18 years old."

I was hoping they would ask for only last 10 years but that was not the case.
Thanks for your response. One last question from me if thats okay?

Did they ask you for updated PCCs ( since age 18) after the original Pcc request?

Thank you.
 

tanvirmk

Star Member
Jan 30, 2005
119
21
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
SVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19 June
AOR Received.
24 Aug 2015
File Transfer...
27 Aug
Med's Done....
April 2015
Thanks for your response. One last question from me if thats okay?

Did they ask you for updated PCCs ( since age 18) after the original Pcc request?

Thank you.
Nope, they used the term 'updated' in initial email to make sure it was generated recently as there is validity period for PCCs.
 
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tanvirmk

Star Member
Jan 30, 2005
119
21
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
SVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19 June
AOR Received.
24 Aug 2015
File Transfer...
27 Aug
Med's Done....
April 2015
Does anyone know what is the validity of PR visa? By which landing must be completed? Is it 1 year from medicals done or certain months from visa issuance?
 

Bittboy34

Full Member
Jul 6, 2017
36
16
Does anyone know what is the validity of PR visa? By which landing must be completed? Is it 1 year from medicals done or certain months from visa issuance?
It is 1 year from medicals or expiry date of passport, which cannot be less than 6 months from date of issuance. Whichever of those 2 comes first.
 
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kartt

Full Member
Jun 7, 2016
27
2
Hi guys,
I applied in 2016 but due to my dad's medical it was significantly delayed. Then it was transferred to Hong Kong in March this year. The day before yesterday we received an email of Invitation to Pre-Arrival services. I was just wondering if any of your parents have received this, because this sounds new. Also if they have received this, how long was it before the DM and PPR, especially those from the HKVO? Much appreciated.