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reify

Star Member
Nov 2, 2016
133
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Hello Guys

I landed on 12th July and I really want to travel back to my Home Country on or before 22nd September.

I know it takes normally 60-61 Days which is 12th or 13th of September.

You guys think i should just go ahead and Book my Flights for 20th or 21st September. As i do not want to leave without the Card just to be on Safe side.

Thanks in Advance
Current processing time seems to be 61 days,
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp

Check if your travel reason qualifies for urgent processing, if so you can apply,
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/pr-card/apply-urgent-processing.asp
 

Canadian beaver

Full Member
Jul 26, 2017
38
5
Hello Guys

I landed on 12th July and I really want to travel back to my Home Country on or before 22nd September.

I know it takes normally 60-61 Days which is 12th or 13th of September.

You guys think i should just go ahead and Book my Flights for 20th or 21st September. As i do not want to leave without the Card just to be on Safe side.

Thanks in Advance
I recommend not to book the tickets until you receive your card. It is not guaranteed that they will accelerate your document processing time even if you qualify to leave.
 

Sam8119

Hero Member
Aug 26, 2016
409
106
I would strongly caution you. If there are any delays, additional photo request, strikes, etc you will not get it in time. General suggestion is to have at least 3 months in hand from the time you land and the planned trip date.

However, I am just stating the worst case scenario but everything is possible with CIC. Like it sadly happened to me.

Good luck and hope for the best!
+1
 

etcoflife

Hero Member
Jan 12, 2017
398
41
This may be an inappropriate place for this question but I am posting as many of you have landed. If you have landed in Ontario as FSW outland can you share how you got your driving license. Like-

1) Did you get an exchange license in Ontario?
2) What class?
3) How much time it took to come in your mailbox? etc etc

Thanks
 

dipens

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
88
23
This may be an inappropriate place for this question but I am posting as many of you have landed. If you have landed in Ontario as FSW outland can you share how you got your driving license. Like-

1) Did you get an exchange license in Ontario?
2) What class?
3) How much time it took to come in your mailbox? etc etc

Thanks
  1. It depends on your country of citizenship. Many countries have a program under which they are able to exchange your foreign license to Ontario license. If you don't belong to one of those countries, then you have to go through each step (i.e. G1, G2 and G)
  2. Again you start from G1 if no experience. If you have an experience letter from your home country, you can add that in your profile and you can skip G2 if you have enough experience.
  3. 4 weeks is the official processing time, but they give you a temporary paper licence which is valid until original license doesn't come to your mailbox.
 

dipens

Star Member
Feb 8, 2016
88
23
Received pr card today
one received in correct address and one in wrong address, but luckily we still got it.
Congratulations. Do you know when your application was approved? My timeline is just a couple of days behind you so I am expecting my card next week,
 

sasakaka

Hero Member
Jul 31, 2016
201
29
Congratulations. Do you know when your application was approved? My timeline is just a couple of days behind you so I am expecting my card next week,
Both my and my spouse's application were approved on 4 August and received pr cards on 11 August.
 

etcoflife

Hero Member
Jan 12, 2017
398
41
  1. It depends on your country of citizenship. Many countries have a program under which they are able to exchange your foreign license to Ontario license. If you don't belong to one of those countries, then you have to go through each step (i.e. G1, G2 and G)
  2. Again you start from G1 if no experience. If you have an experience letter from your home country, you can add that in your profile and you can skip G2 if you have enough experience.
  3. 4 weeks is the official processing time, but they give you a temporary paper licence which is valid until original license doesn't come to your mailbox.
Thanks. This helps.
 

fido_dido

Full Member
Jul 10, 2016
37
0
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
N/A
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
March 2016
Doc's Request.
November 2016
AOR Received.
April 2016
Med's Done....
December 2016
Passport Req..
5th January 2017
VISA ISSUED...
11th January 2017
////re-posting again and awaiting experts reply //////

Here is my current situation and need support and help from experts please :)

1// I landed 15th of June 2017
2// yesterday , got a letter for myself only to re-submit photos again
3// Called CIC PR cards phone number ( being on hold for 41 minutes :) :) ) and the lady told me that I need to submit new photos also for my wife and son

The questions below :

1//I'm currently outside Canada to finish some work and will be back soon , so should I send these photos from inside Canada or from anywhere would be OK ?
2// How much time on average it will take to approve and send the PR cards after the new photos are submitted ?

Thanks all for your help and support :) :)
 

JuCW

Hero Member
Jan 25, 2017
205
71
Hi guys,

I don't know if anyone posted this same situation in the past (if someone did, sorry).

Our applications now have "The additional documents you provided are being reviewed" in the additional document status. We never sent any additional documents.

From your experience - or in your opinion - what does it mean? Maybe they are reviewing our photos? If our process sticks to the processing time, we will get our cards next week.

Did anyone experience the same situation?

Thanks!
 

bestofluck

VIP Member
Aug 11, 2015
6,303
221
LANDED..........
10th June 2017
Hi guys,

I don't know if anyone posted this same situation in the past (if someone did, sorry).

Our applications now have "The additional documents you provided are being reviewed" in the additional document status. We never sent any additional documents.

From your experience - or in your opinion - what does it mean? Maybe they are reviewing our photos? If our process sticks to the processing time, we will get our cards next week.

Did anyone experience the same situation?

Thanks!
It will remain like that forever I think. It shows the same for me even after decision is made. so nothing to worry.
I expect my card today ! landed on 10th June. Card approved on 3rd ( reflected approved on 5th Aug)
 
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Ravi123456

Star Member
Nov 7, 2016
140
10
Hi guys,

I don't know if anyone posted this same situation in the past (if someone did, sorry).

Our applications now have "The additional documents you provided are being reviewed" in the additional document status. We never sent any additional documents.

From your experience - or in your opinion - what does it mean? Maybe they are reviewing our photos? If our process sticks to the processing time, we will get our cards next week.

Did anyone experience the same situation?

Thanks!

How will we know our PR card is approved or not? Is it through CIC account? When I landed I didn't put any application for PR card. Are we supposed to put an application for PR card after landing ? Am I missing something here?