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chris8890

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May 2, 2018
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i sent my photos via my sponsor on 6th Dec but have not got any tracking since he posted via regular mail, i inquired multiple times through webform and response i got it they are processing November applications and my pictures not received yet, anyhow, 2nd February i logged in to gckey and found the status changed to application/profile updated, is that mean they received the pictures? any idea how long further for PR Card Approval and delivery? Kindly help.
I sent my photos I guess on Nov 30 and got status updated 4 days back saying it is approved. Click on the status update and see what do you see inside, as per timelines looks like they would be mailing your PR Card soon if photos are approved.
 

chris8890

Full Member
May 2, 2018
27
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Just to let you know our time line.
Landing 08 Sep, Photo Request 31 Oct, Photos Delivered 5 Nov (courier = Purolator, to given PO box address)
checked status via webform on 8th Jan, got feedback that PR cards are sent on 11th Jan
Received PR cards on 28th Jan
I think you need to give Canada Post up to 3 weeks for delivery.
I would say give them 4 to 5 weeks before taking any action. I got mine one in four and half weeks.
 

chris8890

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May 2, 2018
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is this established that you can cross the border via road as a PR with only Non-Canadian Passport and CoPR?
can you share some references where people have done this in the past?
This statement is true I have read it on CIC website few months ago that clearly stated the above statement, in fact I am going to do that soon. There are few other threads which also have these experience listed which I have gone in the past. Sorry could not find the link quickly so just stating it from my 2 to 3 months past research.
 

chris8890

Full Member
May 2, 2018
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Guys i need your advise.

Landing 18 Sep, Photo Request 17 Nov, Photos Delivered 23 Nov.

I see all with photo delivery in december getting approvals. Sent CIC web form queries and called too. They just say they are processing November photos. I even sent Webform query and specifically asked them to trace envelope from the tracking number i provided. Got reply after 3 days with same copy paste answer.

Please suggest what should i do now. Getting really worried. I am just concerned they lost the package as it shouldn't take them this long. It's been ten weeks now since photo delivery. :(
Yes it is long time I send my photos on Nov 30 and my status got approved 3 to 4 days back. If your PR Card is approved they would have let you know with your webform query. Looks like it is not approved yet if they are just saying that they are processing it. Shoot another email after one week. I now it is pain but my experience says end result is positive things do get worked out.
 
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prt22

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Nov 7, 2017
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is this established that you can cross the border via road as a PR with only Non-Canadian Passport and CoPR?
can you share some references where people have done this in the past?
I do it every week. I have been leaving in Canada since 2013 but became a PR in Dec 2018. Still waiting for my PR card to come but I go to US once every week and come back to Canada using my visa-required passport and CoPR (I use my own vehicle to cross the border).
 

mapleleaf2019

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Jan 31, 2019
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I do it every week. I have been leaving in Canada since 2013 but became a PR in Dec 2018. Still waiting for my PR card to come but I go to US once every week and come back to Canada using my visa-required passport and CoPR (I use my own vehicle to cross the border).
wow! thats some information! so i must be able to travel by road using my own vehicle with my indian passport and CoPR and they will let me in.
are you travelling every week to Canada even after Dec 2018?
 

prt22

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Nov 7, 2017
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wow! thats some information! so i must be able to travel by road using my own vehicle with my indian passport and CoPR and they will let me in.
are you travelling every week to Canada even after Dec 2018?
Yes done it 3-4 times in January. Few examples of my interaction:
(1) Hand over my passport. Border officer asked "Where is home". I answer. He asked "What was your reason to travel to USA?". I replied. He asked "How do I know what your status in Canada is". I answer I am a new PR as I landed in Dec 2018 and haven't received my PR card yet but told him that he can have a look at the CoPR attached in my passport. He opens it up and looks at it. Hands my passport back and lets me proceed.
(2)Hand over my passport. Border officer asked "Where is home". I answer. He asked "What was your reason to travel to USA?". I replied. Hands my passport back and lets me proceed.

You can see the difference between my two interactions. The questions you get asked will vary based on CBSA officers. Both the visa officers were quite friendly and chill. Its just the first one asked me about my status in Canada and the second one didn't even bother to. Their computers should show them your info when they scan your passports.
 

itsme123

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Aug 2, 2018
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I sent in a webform asking the status for my PR card . They said they cant locate my photos at this point because they are processing Dec 10th photos resubmission.
Is this normal ? Has anyone else recived this reply saying we cant locate your photos?

Timeline

Oct 24- landed
Dec 13- photo requested
Dec 21-delivered

Nothing yet !!!
 
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rehanacca

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Apr 22, 2017
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I sent in a webform asking the status for my PR card . They said they cant locate my photos at this point because they are processing Dec 10th photos resubmission.
Is this normal ? Has anyone else recived this reply saying we cant locate your photos?

Timeline

Oct 24- landed
Dec 13- photo requested
Dec 21-delivered

Nothing yet !!!

That's perfectly normal. They know nothing until they actually start processing the card.