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nawalasansol

Star Member
May 29, 2017
149
48
Here is my complete timeline, might be helpful for some readers.

Landed:- 22nd Jan 2019 Etobiko Cic Office, Toronto
Ghost Update: 8th March 2019 (It means my PR went to Production for printing)
Approved:- 12th March 2019, (Status Update in my profile, it means PR card was mailed by CIC before 12th March).
Received:- 14th March 2019, (Received the PR card and thanked God)

Wish you guys all the best and hope everyone get there card as soon as possible.
 
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MaxNad

Newbie
Mar 6, 2019
7
6
Here is my complete timeline, might be helpful for some readers :)

Landed in Toronto: Jan 24
Ghost Update: March 9
Approved and mailed: March 12
Received: March 14 (Which is my birthday too :p) Happy Birthday and Happy PR day to me :D

Good Luck to everyone here
 
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PlimPlum

Star Member
Jan 11, 2018
62
24
Just checked the status for the remaining PR cards we have been waiting for. Ghost update for the photos delivered Feb 14, 2019, less than a month after photos were delivered. Not bad.
Final update:
Photo resubmitted (delivery date): February 14, 2019
Ghost Update: March 9, 2019
Approved: March 12, 2019
Received in Windsor, ON: March 15, 2019.

Good luck to everyone who are still waiting their PR cards.

P.S. Here is what I learned about the photo requirements after series of rejections. Absolutely no shadows on the background, while shadows on the chin seems fine. Only my photo was taken in Canada at shoppers, photos were not very sharp though. My wife's and kids photos were taken in the US by a professional studio. I received the digital version of their photos, which I then cropped using idphoto4you and printed them out at shoppers. Their quality was much better than the one taken at shoppers. I then wrote the original studios' address and date the photo was taken on the back myself. All the previous photos taken at Walmart and Walgreens got rejected multiple times.
 
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lampbreaker

Champion Member
Apr 7, 2015
1,638
341
Landed 09 Feb 2019
Spouse Photo Request 15 Mar 2019
Child Ghost update 15 Mar 2019
My own application cannot be found/unable to link, no photo request yet

Should I simply send them all our photos?
 

hell911

Champion Member
Apr 10, 2012
1,352
31
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
After completing COPR, do we have to apply for PR card or it will automatically arrive in the mail?
 

adigautam

Star Member
Jan 3, 2016
191
50
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
16-12-2015
Doc's Request.
28-03-2017
Nomination.....
08-05-2017
AOR Received.
15-02-2017
IELTS Request
Awaiting
File Transfer...
Awaiting
Med's Request
Awaiting
Med's Done....
Awaiting
Interview........
Awaiting
Passport Req..
Awaiting
VISA ISSUED...
Awaiting
LANDED..........
Awaiting
Landed 09 Feb 2019
Spouse Photo Request 15 Mar 2019
Child Ghost update 15 Mar 2019
My own application cannot be found/unable to link, no photo request yet

Should I simply send them all our photos?
Hello, I landed on Feb 22, 2019, so I too can expect some communication from IRCC in next 2 weeks. Can you please let me know how did you receive the photo request? Did you get any letter in mail or did you get email/account update?
 

adigautam

Star Member
Jan 3, 2016
191
50
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
16-12-2015
Doc's Request.
28-03-2017
Nomination.....
08-05-2017
AOR Received.
15-02-2017
IELTS Request
Awaiting
File Transfer...
Awaiting
Med's Request
Awaiting
Med's Done....
Awaiting
Interview........
Awaiting
Passport Req..
Awaiting
VISA ISSUED...
Awaiting
LANDED..........
Awaiting
Final update:
Photo resubmitted (delivery date): February 14, 2019
Ghost Update: March 9, 2019
Approved: March 12, 2019
Received in Windsor, ON: March 15, 2019.

Good luck to everyone who are still waiting their PR cards.

P.S. Here is what I learned about the photo requirements after series of rejections. Absolutely no shadows on the background, while shadows on the chin seems fine. Only my photo was taken in Canada at shoppers, photos were not very sharp though. My wife's and kids photos were taken in the US by a professional studio. I received the digital version of their photos, which I then cropped using idphoto4you and printed them out at shoppers. Their quality was much better than the one taken at shoppers. I then wrote the original studios' address and date the photo was taken on the back myself. All the previous photos taken at Walmart and Walgreens got rejected multiple times.
Even my photo was taken in Walgreens, should I be concerned? Does it always happen that photos taken at Walgreens/Walmart/CVC will get rejected? I never got any professional photographer in my area who can take passport photos
 

northern sunshine

Hero Member
Mar 22, 2017
575
587
USA
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2112
App. Filed.......
12-06-2018
AOR Received.
12-06-2018
Med's Done....
02-06-2018
Passport Req..
26-07-2018
LANDED..........
23-02-2019
After completing COPR, do we have to apply for PR card or it will automatically arrive in the mail?
The process is started automatically when you have your CoPR signed upon entry to Canada. They will send your PR card to the address that you provided when you landed.
 
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PlimPlum

Star Member
Jan 11, 2018
62
24
Even my photo was taken in Walgreens, should I be concerned? Does it always happen that photos taken at Walgreens/Walmart/CVC will get rejected? I never got any professional photographer in my area who can take passport photos
No, as long as photos are of good quality. Not all Walgreens the same. Personally, I've tried 2 different Walgreens, but both photos of their photos got rejected. Their photo quality was worse than the one taken by an iPhone. We had to drive 1.5 hours one way to the nearest city to get a professional photographer specializing in international passport/visa photos.
 

mrHuiChen

Star Member
Feb 23, 2018
69
11
Here is my complete timeline, might be helpful for some readers.

Landed:- 22nd Jan 2019 Etobiko Cic Office, Toronto
Ghost Update: 8th March 2019 (It means my PR went to Production for printing)
Approved:- 12th March 2019, (Status Update in my profile, it means PR card was mailed by CIC before 12th March).
Received:- 14th March 2019, (Received the PR card and thanked God)

Wish you guys all the best and hope everyone get there card as soon as possible.
That makes me wonder, since I got approved on 14th March, should I receive the card Monday? (I live in Markham ON)
 

caf445

Star Member
Jul 8, 2018
137
5
Hi, for photos on landing, do we have to write down the name and DOB of applicant on the back of the one photo that has the name and address of photo studio? I see two links online, one says write the name and DOB along with photo studio address and name for the PR card application and the other does not mention anything about the name and DOB only asks for photo studio info. Thanks
 

lykamarie

Star Member
Jul 12, 2017
102
54
yes u need to write ur name and dob at the back of the photo along with the studio. the immig officer take only one which is with the name & dob. i just did our landing last mar. 14.
 

sam396

Member
Mar 6, 2019
10
0
Hello, this is my timeline
Landed: Jan 5
Photo resubmission request: March 01
Photo received: March 11
Ghost updage: March 17th
I dont have any change in status yet on my application tho since it still says submitted. What would the ghost update be with regards?