I applied for a TRV visit visa on June 26 in Dubai at VFS and completed my biometrics application at the same time. I am a married, employed nurse and my husband is in the UAE and won't travel with me. I have visited a few countries in the past and have been previously granted a Shengen visa. I also have a return air ticket and medical insurance for the duration of my trip. When I submitted my application the processing time was reported to be 31 days. The processing time did increase to 37 days, however, the application is still over this processing time. I tried to track my application on VFS but had been advised the application did not exist. I then tried to use the IRCC webform but there has been no response. I then tried to contact the Embassy in Abu Dhabi directly (I was told to do so when I called VFS). They confirmed they had my application but to get any further information I would need to use a different webform, so I tried this also but unfortunately did not recieve a response. As VFS in the UAE recommend that an air ticket is submitted with a TRV application, I did this. However, that departure date is in a few days and to get any refund back or minimize change penalties, I will need to do this quite soon. I tried to link my application online via the CIC website but this process requires a UCI number which unfortunately I did not take from my original application. I realize I did apply during a very busy period and certainly a learning for me next time! I wonder if there is any other channel or avenue I might be able to consult to understand the status of my application to help me make a decision about changing or perhaps cancelling my trip. Thank you for any guidance.