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visa stamping at other office

karanJ

Star Member
Jun 24, 2013
148
3
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP-O
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
15-05-2013
Doc's Request.
NA
Nomination.....
NA
AOR Received.
04-07-2013
IELTS Request
sent with application
Med's Request
28-01-2014
Med's Done....
28-02-2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
24/04/2014
VISA ISSUED...
14/05/2014
LANDED..........
waiting
veronica79 said:
Does it show in ecas if they have transferred you to other visa office?
No it wont.
 

veronica79

Hero Member
Nov 20, 2013
243
5
kenora, ont
Category........
Visa Office......
cpp-ottawa
NOC Code......
0631
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
june 13, 2013
AOR Received.
august 8, 2013
IELTS Request
sent with application
File Transfer...
August 8, 2013
Med's Request
February 12,2014
Med's Done....
February 25,2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
May 12,2014
VISA ISSUED...
june 20,2014
LANDED..........
july 7,2014

raagaa

Star Member
Aug 17, 2013
111
4
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
NOC Code......
1122
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
02-10-2013
AOR Received.
15-11-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with the application
Med's Request
29-04-2014
Med's Done....
02-05-2014
Passport Req..
09-05-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-06-2014
LANDED..........
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*** Update ***

I got a call from CHC New Delhi's office today. The officer said that she has received my passport however in order to print my visa and COPR she would require my photographs. Which I have couriered along with a cover letter. Based on the conversation Monday evening my PP with visa & COPR should be dispatched from New Delhi.
Still a step away from seeing it to believe it however the phone call was very reassuring. Don't want to celebrate half heartedly however looks like my move worked out.
PS
I had written to CIC twice, called/consulted the necessary stakeholders before sending out my passport. My humble request if somebody wishes to follow my plan of action then please make sure that you comply with all the necessary due diligences.
 

iamroth

Champion Member
Jan 26, 2013
1,881
77
Category........
App. Filed.......
23-03-2018
Well I believe there is no formal reason why a person needs "extra permission" to print their visas at any office that handles visa printing. As an applicant your information is available through GCMS, and a visa officer can open up your file, check that you are asked to submit the passport.

What I don't understand is why the passports have to be sent to OTTAWA, when there are thousands of visa offices all over the world. They also know a lot of the spouses/applicants live outside Canada. Yet they have a procedure in place that does not benefit these out-of-Canada applicants other than "Ummmm Email us, we will see what we can do" - What kind of response is this? Their should be clear instructions like "If you are outside Canada, contact your local High Commission that handles Permanent Residency application for your country" OR "If you are outside Canada, send your passport with a copy of PRR to your local High Commission that handles Permanent Residency application for your country"....Simple!

The instruction on PPR seems more like a guideline than a strict rule. I hope you get your visa stamped soon. That way people who are waiting for weeks, can at least have that option available.
 

veronica79

Hero Member
Nov 20, 2013
243
5
kenora, ont
Category........
Visa Office......
cpp-ottawa
NOC Code......
0631
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
june 13, 2013
AOR Received.
august 8, 2013
IELTS Request
sent with application
File Transfer...
August 8, 2013
Med's Request
February 12,2014
Med's Done....
February 25,2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
May 12,2014
VISA ISSUED...
june 20,2014
LANDED..........
july 7,2014
iamroth said:
Well I believe there is no formal reason why a person needs "extra permission" to print their visas at any office that handles visa printing. As an applicant your information is available through GCMS, and a visa officer can open up your file, check that you are asked to submit the passport.

What I don't understand is why the passports have to be sent to OTTAWA, when there are thousands of visa offices all over the world. They also know a lot of the spouses/applicants live outside Canada. Yet they have a procedure in place that does not benefit these out-of-Canada applicants other than "Ummmm Email us, we will see what we can do" - What kind of response is this? Their should be clear instructions like "If you are in Canada, contact your local High Commission that handles Permanent Residency application for your country" OR "If you are in Canada, send your passport with a copy of PRR to your local High Commission that handles Permanent Residency application for your country"....Simple!

The instruction on PPR seems more like a guideline than a strict rule. I hope you get your visa stamped soon. That way people who are waiting for weeks, can at least have that option available.

I super agree with u!
 

sandrinho

Star Member
Oct 15, 2013
194
4
Category........
Visa Office......
cpp-ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-10-2013
LANDED..........
12-07-2014
Congrats Raagaa, bold move! It is nice to know that after all there is such an option for all of us :)
If I don't get response back today, I will call them on Monday. Hopefully I will speak to more cooperating agent, who would check for me if they have received my request.....
 

raagaa

Star Member
Aug 17, 2013
111
4
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
NOC Code......
1122
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
02-10-2013
AOR Received.
15-11-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with the application
Med's Request
29-04-2014
Med's Done....
02-05-2014
Passport Req..
09-05-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-06-2014
LANDED..........
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Couldn't agree more with you iamroth. No doubt CIC has been doing continuous improvement with their efficiency and turn around time. However, they still have a long way to be near perfect. I hope future applicants interact with more sensitive and empathetic system. After all, their verdict plays a crucial role in most of lives. These are one of the make or break decisions.
 

raagaa

Star Member
Aug 17, 2013
111
4
Category........
Visa Office......
CPC Ottawa
NOC Code......
1122
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
02-10-2013
AOR Received.
15-11-2013
IELTS Request
Sent with the application
Med's Request
29-04-2014
Med's Done....
02-05-2014
Passport Req..
09-05-2014
VISA ISSUED...
04-06-2014
LANDED..........
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sandrinho said:
Congrats Raagaa, bold move! It is nice to know that after all there is such an option for all of us :)
If I don't get response back today, I will call them on Monday. Hopefully I will speak to more cooperating agent, who would check for me if they have received my request.....
Thanks Sandrinho :) Must say I was very nervous with this move. However it was either breaking away and making a move or waiting patiently. It was a catch 22 situation. I went by the same thought process, wonderfully articulated by iamroth.
 

waitstartedaug13

Hero Member
Aug 24, 2013
271
28
App. Filed.......
24-01-2019
I collected stamped passports and COPR today from local VFS center today. It took about 7 working days to get the visa printed at CHC New Delhi when submitted through VFS.
 

sandrinho

Star Member
Oct 15, 2013
194
4
Category........
Visa Office......
cpp-ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-10-2013
LANDED..........
12-07-2014
iamroth said:
Someone should make a spreadsheet for Ottawa timelines :p
What do you mean? A spreadsheet for all of us who are waiting for a response back from Ottawa maybe?
 

iamroth

Champion Member
Jan 26, 2013
1,881
77
Category........
App. Filed.......
23-03-2018
sandrinho said:
What do you mean? A spreadsheet for all of us who are waiting for a response back from Ottawa maybe?
Exactly. It is not very useful like other spreadsheets, because there are not a lot of people waiting for it. But for future people who fall in to this trouble, maybe the spreadsheet will shed some light on the waiting process. Over the time it will be better. :p
 

sandrinho

Star Member
Oct 15, 2013
194
4
Category........
Visa Office......
cpp-ottawa
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
10-10-2013
LANDED..........
12-07-2014
iamroth said:
Exactly. It is not very useful like other spreadsheets, because there are not a lot of people waiting for it. But for future people who fall in to this trouble, maybe the spreadsheet will shed some light on the waiting process. Over the time it will be better. :p
Then how about something like that: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1svJGj1ptYFYuIfZ7ZqIVvcLX3akCRGV2AR0pT9_GK4w/edit#gid=0
 

karanJ

Star Member
Jun 24, 2013
148
3
Category........
Visa Office......
CPP-O
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
15-05-2013
Doc's Request.
NA
Nomination.....
NA
AOR Received.
04-07-2013
IELTS Request
sent with application
Med's Request
28-01-2014
Med's Done....
28-02-2014
Interview........
waived
Passport Req..
24/04/2014
VISA ISSUED...
14/05/2014
LANDED..........
waiting
Finally got the copr and stamped passport. Below is the timeline:

App. Filed: 15th May
PPR : 24th April
Request to stamp in other office : 27th April
Response from CIC : 28th April
Passport sent : 6th May
Passport received :14th May