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jaggeo

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May 11, 2017
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Anyone landed on or around January 16th 2019 got their card approved ?. I haven’t received any ghost updates, approval or any emails asking for photo submission either. Can anyone please inform me if the photo submission request comes by postal mail at the address provided when you land or do they send an email or does it come to the cic account. Thank you
i received through email(photo submission). you can call in enquire
 

letsgotocan

Star Member
May 16, 2018
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My logical opinion: Photos have to be compliant the day they process your card as well.. So, technically if you got your photos done > 6 months, they become non-compliant when they process. I think to stay safe submit fresh photos while landing if you are landing >4-5 months after date on the photos coz it takes them 40-50 days to do it
Thanks!

But since out of the 2 photos submitted during copr, one is on the copr and the other returned, based on which photo do they process the PR card? Is it based on the one in copr that we hand over to them during landing (the IRCC copy)?

Also can we voluntarily provide recent photos during landing if there is a larger gap between photo submission date for copr and landing?
 

dk27

Star Member
Sep 3, 2018
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USA
Did anyone receive an email from IRCC titled "How did we do? A government of Canada survey". It says "you have been selected to take part in a Government of Canada Survey! Our records indicate that you have recently received a decision from us on an application." I previously received Express Entry survey email but this looks different. And I'm not sure what application they are referring to. If my Express Entry application, it's been a while since it was approved. I don't think my PR application is approved yet.
 

jayker2002

Full Member
Feb 1, 2019
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I got the same message . the status is Profile Updated then changed to Approved few minutes ago...
It took 3 months for me to get this Approved message.

My timeline again here:
Landed : Nov 21, 2018
Photo requested : January 03, 2019
Photo delivered to the PO BOX: January 09, 2019
Ghost update: Feb 21, 2019
Approved: Feb 26, 2019

I hope you guys will get it soon too. Best of luck!!
Finally, I got my card on the mailbox today... I live in Toronto, Canada and took 3 days to deliver my card.

After 3 months, I got my card.

For anyone who will resubmit the photos or still waiting and worry, everything will be okay and you will get your cards soon.

Here is 2 things I want to note to anyone.
1. Take your photos at right place. For anyone who lives in West of Toronto, I & my friend took the photos in a store (at corner Bloor & Euclid Ave, there is only one Passport photo at that corner and took by a Korean guys. He knows what he is doing and do it right).
2. Make sure you write at the back of photos your Full name (exactly the name from your passport), and Date of Birth... And please make sure give 2 photos when you landing. Mine and one of my friend gave 2, but the lady got 1 and gave back 1, and both of us had to resubmit photos again...So make sure to ask that lady if you have to submit 2 of them.

I hope you guys who are still waiting will get the cards soon. This forum is very helpful and great to be one of the members here.
Hope to see you guys at the Citizenship topic.

Cheers,
 
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Arod

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May 15, 2017
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Thanks!

But since out of the 2 photos submitted during copr, one is on the copr and the other returned, based on which photo do they process the PR card? Is it based on the one in copr that we hand over to them during landing (the IRCC copy)?
I have the same question. In my case they stamped the photo without the details to the COPR, which is the same photo the immigration officer took during my Landing.

How will they know if it was taken less than 6 months ago?
 
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jaggeo

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May 11, 2017
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I have the same question. In my case they stamped the photo without the details to the COPR, which is the same photo the immigration officer took during my Landing.

How will they know if it was taken less than 6 months ago?
basicaly you will receive a photo resubmission mail. trust me... you will receive it based on you landing date.if you have any doubt you can call them and verify. they need 2 fotos. n because we have only one left after using the other on copr, thats the reason they request for resubmission. this is what i have understood.
 
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jaggeo

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May 11, 2017
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i would like more people puting their status of the photo resubmission status here.
like
1:when they landed
2:request for resubmission of photos
3: when was photo sent
4:when was it received there
5:ghost update
6:approved or not
7:dispatched or received PR card
 

letsgotocan

Star Member
May 16, 2018
50
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basicaly you will receive a photo resubmission mail. trust me... you will receive it based on you landing date.if you have any doubt you can call them and verify. they need 2 fotos. n because we have only one left after using the other on copr, thats the reason they request for resubmission. this is what i have understood.
So, can we provide the agents (during landing) with 2 recent photos then? Do they accept it?
Basically I am looking at reducing the PR card processing time since I have a planned international travel in 3 months time and if they request for photos usually the processing time jumps to almost 4 months!!
 
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jaggeo

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May 11, 2017
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So, can we provide the agents (during landing) with 2 recent photos then? Do they accept it?
Basically I am looking at reducing the PR card processing time since I have a planned international travel in 3 months time and if they request for photos usually the processing time jumps to almost 4 months!!
am stuck in the same boat. for me my issue was i had landed on dec 8th. received my photo submission req on jan 17th . the email went to spam. never checked. once realized the delay . checked and understood the issue . too late by then, my photos reached only by feb 25th. and i need to exit canada by march 14th. so technically am in a pickle. hopin that the backlog is less so they can fly through jan and feb
 

jaggeo

Star Member
May 11, 2017
128
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So, can we provide the agents (during landing) with 2 recent photos then? Do they accept it?
Basically I am looking at reducing the PR card processing time since I have a planned international travel in 3 months time and if they request for photos usually the processing time jumps to almost 4 months!!
carry two more photos. with details mentioned behind.. if possible get the latest ones with the stamps mentioning dates as close to your landing