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TRV From Inside Canada - Normal Processing Time Has Passed

somadina

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Jun 5, 2019
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assen89

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Jun 30, 2017
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This is the most depressing episode I have faced . I missed my brother wedding last year when I received my passport the Monday after his wedding over the weekend. Now it is deja vu all over again and I am about to lose $2k non refundable I paid for my vacation to Europe. When I applied online based on processing time of 5 days, I assumed worst case scenario in 2 weeks I will receive my passport. If by June 19, 2019 I don't receive notification my passport has been mailed back I lose the non refundable because it take 2 days from Ottawa to Calgary and I still have to go for my in person Schengen interview on June 24, 2019 and I need my passport back.

May 22, 2019: submitted the application online from inside Canada
- June 10, 2019: received passport request
- June 10 2019,: mailed the passport to Ottawa from Calgary,Alberta
- June 11, 2019: Passport received by CIC
- Waiting to receive passport

My advice is don't book any trip until you have the counter foil in your passport.
 
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K3nda

Hero Member
Oct 3, 2018
215
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Nova Scotia
This is the most depressing episode I have faced . I missed my brother wedding last year when I received my passport the Monday after his wedding over the weekend. Now it is deja vu all over again and I am about to lose $2k non refundable I paid for my vacation to Europe. When I applied online based on processing time of 5 days, I assumed worst case scenario in 2 weeks I will receive my passport. If by June 19, 2019 I don't receive notification my passport has been mailed back I lose the non refundable because it take 2 days from Ottawa to Calgary and I still have to go for my in person Schengen interview on June 24, 2019 and I need my passport back.

May 22, 2019: submitted the application online from inside Canada
- June 10, 2019: received passport request
- June 10 2019,: mailed the passport to Ottawa from Calgary,Alberta
- June 11, 2019: Passport received by CIC
- Waiting to receive passport

My advice is don't book any trip until you have the counter foil in your passport.
I’m sorry to hear about your situation
Have you tried calling ? Emailing ? What is the reason behind the delay?
 

assen89

Hero Member
Jun 30, 2017
210
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I’m sorry to hear about your situation
Have you tried calling ? Emailing ? What is the reason behind the delay?
I did send a case specific inquiry and shortly after I received my passport request. I was told when I called prior to this that it would take close to a 30days because it is summer and this is the peak period when tourists visit the country. Hopefully my tracker gets activated latest by Wednesday, so I can make my trip.
Made a mistake by not spending an extra $100 to be able to reschedule by flight because I assumed I would get the TRV in a maximum of two weeks.
 

K3nda

Hero Member
Oct 3, 2018
215
107
Nova Scotia
I did send a case specific inquiry and shortly after I received my passport request. I was told when I called prior to this that it would take close to a 30days because it is summer and this is the peak period when tourists visit the country. Hopefully my tracker gets activated latest by Wednesday, so I can make my trip.
Made a mistake by not spending an extra $100 to be able to reschedule by flight because I assumed I would get the TRV in a maximum of two weeks.

Did you apply from inside Canada? Because tourists can not get visiting visas from inside Canada they would have to get it from their home countries therefore their explanation doesn’t make sense, if you’re inside Canada I suggest you call again and ask them to leave a note to the officer working on your case to dispatch the passport urgently I read in the forum that someone requested that, it’s worth a shot
 

somadina

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Jun 5, 2019
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Has anyone withdrew their application and submitted a new one and got approved. I'm thinking of withdrawing my application and submitting a new one. any advice. processing time already passed and no request for passport yet
 

Yaha14

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Jun 11, 2017
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No updates for me yet.

Well, I think you risk to start over and get even more delayed if withdrawing application. Only my opinion.
 

somadina

Full Member
Jun 5, 2019
26
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No updates for me yet.

Well, I think you risk to start over and get even more delayed if withdrawing application. Only my opinion.
Hi,
I will give it till Friday this week and if i don't hear from them, i will risk it by withdrawing and applying for a new one