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Visitor visa for a Russian

JaceAndKieran

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May 27, 2022
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Hello! I'm a Canadian citizen inviting my Russian partner to come to Canada to visit me, and we applied for a Visitor Visa to the Canadian Embassy in Moscow on April 12, 2022. Our intention is to get married as soon as he arrives, but the Canadian government doesn't know that, and for immigration purposes we are "very close friends".

My question is why it might be taking so long? We filed the application in Moscow on April 12, and he gave his biometric information on April 14. The processing time when we filed was listed as 39 days, but it's since decreased to 19 days.

We gave a letter of invitation from me, proof of financial resources for him and for me because I'm partially supporting his travels, a letter of financial support from me, proof of friendship in the form of a selection of texts spanning a full calendar year, etc. IRCC has not reached out to either of us.

One more detail to include. We filed this second application because the first - filed a month prior - was not completed due to delays in giving biometrics that exceeded the allowed biometrics submission window of 30 days. We also emailed IRCC with the web form to clarify that the newer application is the one that should be used, and that the old one should be disregarded.

What's going on?
 
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
81,499
15,164
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hello! I'm a Canadian citizen inviting my Russian partner to come to Canada to visit me, and we applied for a Visitor Visa to the Canadian Embassy in Moscow on April 12, 2022. Our intention is to get married as soon as he arrives, but the Canadian government doesn't know that, and for immigration purposes we are "very close friends".

My question is why it might be taking so long? We filed the application in Moscow on April 12, and he gave his biometric information on April 14. The processing time when we filed was listed as 39 days, but it's since decreased to 19 days.

We gave a letter of invitation from me, proof of financial resources for him and for me because I'm partially supporting his travels, a letter of financial support from me, proof of friendship in the form of a selection of texts spanning a full calendar year, etc. IRCC has not reached out to either of us.

One more detail to include. We filed this second application because the first - filed a month prior - was not completed due to delays in giving biometrics that exceeded the allowed biometrics submission window of 30 days. We also emailed IRCC with the web form to clarify that the newer application is the one that should be used, and that the old one should be disregarded.

What's going on?
We are seeing many TRVs taking longer to process than the posted timeline right now. The reasons are that IRCC is prioritizing processing of other temporary visas, specifically study permits, work permits and the CUAET visas for Ukrainians who have been displaced and are escaping from the war.

IRCC won't reach out to you for further information. They will make a decision in the application based on the information you've submitted.
 
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