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February 2011 Applicants

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Forum Name: Family Class Sponsorship
Forum Description: A review of current sponsorship programs (permanent residence) promoting the reunion in Canada of close relatives from abroad.
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Topic: February 2011 Applicants
Posted By: CattAdams
Subject: February 2011 Applicants
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2011 at 5:45am
Hey Everyone,

We got everything mailed off on the 4th Feb and it was received Mississauga on the 7th!  Glad the first step is done...here's to counting down the rest!  Hope I'm not alone here haha Big smile


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING



Replies:
Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2011 at 3:12pm
Hello!  Hopefully I can join this forum real soon!  I sent our completed application to our attorney on Feb. 4, 2011 from California. It should be sent to Mississauga shortly!
-Lisa

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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2011 at 7:22am
I just sent out our application yesterday to Mississauga. Since we also live in Mississauga, I'm sure it will get there today. Fingers crossed for the longest wait of my life now!

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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2011 at 10:53am
Well, looks like I'll be joining this thread after all, no thanks to the postal service lol! My application spent 7 days rotting in a Mississauga processing center before they finally delivered it. Angry

At least it's good to finally know they have it. 


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2011 at 12:01pm
Now we have to wait patiently haha Yeah right!! It's going to feel like forever!!

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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2011 at 5:44pm
Hi everyone.
 
Hello to you all...The class of February 2011. Tongue
 
Yes, now the agony of the wait! Unhappy
 
 
02/08/11: Application sent to CPC-Mississauga.
02/09/11: Received CPC-Mississauga.


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2011 at 1:11pm
Woo Hoo!  The attorney is submitting the application to CPC-Mississauga today! Let's hope this process goes very quickly and seamless for all of us!  I hope to be in Toronto with my family by this summer. A girl can dream right?!? Wink

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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 4:46am
A girl can dream!! I kept saying I wanted to be back with my husband before my 27th birthday (June 4th), but I think that's a bit over optimistic haha It's going to be a tough time for all of us in the upcoming months - but hopefully it will all go smoothly and QUICKLY for us all!  I really really want to be back before our first wedding anniversary on September 23rd.  That would be a wonderful celebration for him and I!

I still haven't dared check the site - as I have no doubt it won't even be added yet haha I should really wait until March to check if the time line currently is 36 days.  My husband asked me on Valentines Day if they'd made a decision yet!...I thought that was very optimistic of him! <3 Wink


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 2:11am
Me to count me in..........i guess cic has already started working on feb files...so hopefully will get to hear some good news. I sent mine on the 08th FEB and was recieved on the 10th FEB. Lets see what happens...goodluck everyone!


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 9:30am
As much as I'd like to get my hopes up, the website says they're working on files received Jan. 31st. Mine got there on Feb. 11th, so I'm hoping that when they update the site next week they'll be working on us!

For the last couple weeks the processing time has been increasing by 1 day each time, and the case date doesn't move too far either. This week it advanced by 6 days.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/information/times/perm-fc.asp

*Sigh* I guess I won't start getting anxious till they post that they're processing for our dates. :P 


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 10:50am
Hi everyone! I sent my application on the 4th of February and today's a month later. I've never received any confirmation at all that it's been received. Any advice on what I should do?


Posted By: PRgirl
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 11:56am
Hi there! we sent our app on Feb 7th! let's hope for the best!


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 12:31pm
Sleepy


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by tmason tmason wrote:

Hi everyone! I sent my application on the 4th of February and today's a month later. I've never received any confirmation at all that it's been received. Any advice on what I should do?
 
Tmason, thats ok its normal, they are currently working on the file recieved on JAN 31, so don't worry you would hear from them probably by next week or so. As now they are taking 37-38days to process sponsorship thingy. I know someone who submitted his file on the 2 or 3rd feb 2011, and he got a call or email on the 28feb or 01MAR from them regarding submitting some oder document such as option c print out and so, that means they might have started working on your file too.....if you submitted it on 4th feb 2011, so keep your eyes open for any emails or mails ya...goodluck :) !!


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 6:36pm
I made a table to help us keep track. Let me know if I left anything out or if something needs to be changed. - Lisa
FEBRUARY 2011
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor App Transferred In process AOR PPR
CattAdams Miss 2/4/2011 2/7/2011          
tmason ? 2/4/2011 ?          
Prgirl ? 2/7/2011 ?          
Kueball Miss 2/8/2011 2/9/2011          
Alzo1985 Miss 2/8/2011 2/10/2011          
Destanova Miss   2/11/2011          
Francohoosier Miss 1/31/2011 2/11/2011          
Doiron Miss/Buff 2/16/2011 2/18/2011          


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 6:59pm
That's really thoughtful, Doiron! I sent my stuff to Mississigua. I don't know the date it was received.

I was concerned I mailed everything to the wrong location since I thought the website was a bit vague about that, but seeing this forum and what others have done has put me more at ease. 

We currently both live in the US and my wife is from Canada, so I handled the US immigration stuff by myself. That's enough to cause anyone anxiety and make them nervous to go through an immigration procedure a second time!


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 9:15pm
Thanks Doiron!

If you like, you can add Buffalo to my offices since I'm American it'll be processing there after Mississauga. :)


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 9:18pm
oh yea put mine too as New Delhi the Visa Office....thanks a lot Doiron :) !!

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Visa Office:ND
08-02-2011:App.Sent     
10-02-2011:App.Received
09-03-2011:Sponsor Approved
22-03-2011:File received ND
06-01-2011:Medical Done
30-03-2011: PPR
21-04-2011: Visa Issued


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 9:59pm
You are all welcome!
In reading other posts in different forums it makes it easier to see each others' information and timeline. It is helping me to pass the time as well!!  Wink 
 
tmason: We did the US immigration thing too back in '99, I would never venture to do it on my own, yikes!!  We hired an attorney for that and since it was so successful that time we hired another attorney's office in Canada to help with this one. Kudos to you for doing it on your own! 
 
My husband is Canadian and I am American, our 3 kids are now citizens of both countries! YAY! We just got their confirmation of Canadian citizenship on Monday. Big smile It took CPC - Sydney only 96 days to complete it, instead of the 4 - 10 months previously projected. We are just waiting on my PR stuff to go through. I seriously hope it goes through just as fast. Odds are probably not, because I didn't pay the RPRF up front and I didn't send my fingerprint clearance, missed it by a few days. I still check ECAS everyday though just in case it actually works, it will be a pleasant surprise that day!
 
Here is an updated spreadsheet for you all! I'll keep it updated as we go along, nice to have company on this journey!! Smile
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor App Transferred Interview In process AOR PPR
CattAdams Miss? 2/4/2011 2/7/2011            
tmason Buffalo 2/4/2011 unknown            
Prgirl ? 2/7/2011 ?            
Kueball Miss? 2/8/2011 2/9/2011            
Alzo1985 New Delhi 2/8/2011 2/10/2011            
Destanova Miss? ? 2/11/2011            
Francohoosier Buffalo 1/31/2011 2/11/2011            
Doiron Buffalo 2/16/2011 2/18/2011            


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: PRgirl
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 11:56pm
Hi There! My VO is Buffalo!
 
Thanks


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 8:49am
I did my application entirely by myself, so I'm hoping all turns out well. I had a dream last night that my app got returned to me for the most minute thing that I had forgotten - to check a box of some sort where the answer was obviously stated elsewhere.

Good thing it was just a dream!! I hope that's not a premonition of things to come! Confused


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2011 at 8:57am
@francohoosier: I had that happen when I did the immigration stuff for my wife to become a permanent resident in the US. In my case the worst that happened was that they asked for a piece of additional documentation or ask you to fix the mistake.

I did the applications by myself this time around as well, so I'm expecting something like that to happen as part of the process. I'm sure everything will turn out okay for us :)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 12:54pm
Hello Everyone!

How are we all doing?  I'm having a tough time right now.  I am finding being away from my husband much harder this time around than any previous times.  Cry The longest we have gone before was 3 months apart and I have only been away 5 weeks and it's just about killing me.  I don't know whether it's because previous times I knew when I'd be going back and this time I have no clue....ICK!  Trying to look on the positive side and keeping myself occupied, but it's horrible!! Unhappy Nice to have other people who understand the feeling. Embarrassed  My husband and I talk on the phone twice a day and he keeps asking me if they have processed his part yet haha I have to keep bringing him down to earth and reminding him of the given time line!  Stops me checking the progress like a madwoman haha Wacko

Awesome spreadsheet! My VO is London once Mississauga are finished with it!

UGH - Hurry hurry hurry!



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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 1:03pm
Hi Catt!

I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through but I can say that I've been there! Sometimes I think that the immigration process involves too much "keeping people apart" in the quest to keep people together.

Take full advantage of the technology that's around now. I didn't have much of it in like 2002-2003 when my wife and I were apart for months at a time and I spent a fortune on phone cards. Make sure you sent each other little messages, use Skype or webcams or Face Time for the iPhone, that sort of thing. I know that sending small messages to each other throughout the day helped my wife and me a lot to feel there was a constant connection.

I think those separations made our relationship stronger. I don't think most people have to put as much effort into their relationships as immigrants do, so we value what we have because we really had to fight for it. It's just my opinion, though. Try to look on the bright side and you'll get through it :)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 1:03pm
Ooooh - had a mad woman moment and decided to check timelines again.  As disappointed as I was to see Step 1 increase by 2 days (38 days), I thought I'd be brave and check Step 2 by country and London, UK has gone from 9 months (when I checked at the beginning of Feb) to 8 months!!  Trying to find the positives, but it's driving me crazy! haha


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 1:58pm
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We received your application to sponsor VERITY MARIE CATT on February 7, 2011.
 
We started processing your application on March 4, 2011.
 
We sent you a letter on March 4, 2011 about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
 
It would be a lot easier on a persons nerves if they said what the decision was!!!   Is this not a good sign???  Feel sick/excited/apprehensive!!!!!!!



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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 2:55pm
CattAdams, congrats thats a wonderful news and don't worry it is indeed a good sign ;) and yeah good luck for the next stage :) !! It seems they are moving fast with the files!

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Visa Office:ND
08-02-2011:App.Sent     
10-02-2011:App.Received
09-03-2011:Sponsor Approved
22-03-2011:File received ND
06-01-2011:Medical Done
30-03-2011: PPR
21-04-2011: Visa Issued


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 3:44pm
Thank you for the reply.  I was shaking so much and when I went to phone my husband...my mind had gone completely blank - I couldn't remember our home phone number HAHA Took me about 2 minutes to remember it! I dial that number atleast 2 times a day!!!!! Crazy!!

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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 5:40pm
Ahh congrats Catt! If your app got there on the 7th and they've already issued a decision, that means I can't be far behind!! Big smile

Keeping my fingers crossed! 


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 5:48pm
Thank you Big smile

Waiting for the letter to find out what exactly the decision is...is going to be the longest few days/week EVER haha

Can't wait to hear the progress on everyone else.  Really hoping it's good news for us all!!! 

I wasn't going to check ecas until the 14th...to fit in with the time line...glad I caved in again and checked. 

Oh, and for anyone who is wondering - when you go to check on ecas and it asks for your name/d.o.b etc...it only says decision made when using my husbands info - which I guess makes sense as he's the sponsor, but thought I'd let everyone know in case you're only trying out your info as the applicant and it's still not telling you it's being processed. Smile You may have more luck when the sponsor checks like we did!


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 6:07pm
Out of curiosity, what did you put on e-Cas as your identifying document? The only thing I have at this stage is the receipt form IMM5401, but it says it's unable to find any record when I enter both my and my husband's info with it. 

How did you get it to display something? lol


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 10:30pm
I used the receipt number too - as that's all I have.

So, it will work eventually - won't be long now!!

It's 3:30am here and I'm awake...I knew this was going to mess with my sleeping HAHA

Sleepy  Brain is working too much - would like to sleep until the letter arrives really HAHA !!


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 4:38am
I managed to get 3 hours sleep! Was having some sort of anxiety attacks.  This is crazy! haha

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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 11:51am
I can only imagine how excited you will be when you get PPR and Land, lucky girl! I love the updates for it keeps me hopeful!
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor Decision made Transferred Interview In process AOR PPR
CattAdams London 2/4/2011 2/7/2011 3/4/2011          
tmason Buffalo 2/4/2011 unknown            
Prgirl Buffalo 2/7/2011 ?            
Kueball Miss? 2/8/2011 2/9/2011            
Alzo1985 New Delhi 2/8/2011 2/10/2011            
Destanova Miss? ? 2/11/2011            
Francohoosier Buffalo 1/31/2011 2/11/2011            
Doiron Buffalo 2/16/2011 2/18/2011            


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 12:18pm
It probably won't have you in the system at all until they issue a decision I bet. Was your receipt under the sponsor's name? Cuz mine was all under my name for the total cost of all the fees together including the $75 sponsorship. 

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 4:25pm
The receipt was under my name.  Told Chris to keep his eyes open and to check the mail obsessively HAHA

I have no doubt when it comes to the next Step that it won't be updated for ages...if not until the letter comes through haha I've been reading on other posts that they are told to allow 20 - 24 weeks for it to be updated on there! That's horrible!

I am going to be very excited.  Still have some niggling doubt about the decision they have come to...can't seem to shift it! I don't know why...

Just written my huddy a letter and card for our 6 month wedding anniversary coming up on the 23rd of this month! Heart

Anyone else got news yet!??




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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 2:22pm
Doirion, I noticed your chart. How perfect! Thanks for taking the time to do it. I'm American, so the embassy processing my app will also be Buffalo. I sent the app on Feb10. Just some info so you can fill in my missing pieces of info!

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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 2:45pm
Seems like there's a lot of Americans this time around! Let's hope we don't bog down Buffalo :P 

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 2:52pm
Nothing in the mail Monday haha Chris said he checked 3 times!!!!!! Eager much!?

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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 3:11pm
Haha take deep breaths. I've been purposely distracting myself from trying to check E-Cas! 

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 3:13pm
Can anyone clear up the thing on Buffalo vs. Mississauga? I thought the website said to send "spouse-only" permanent resident applications to Mississauga if you were outside Canada? What's Buffalo process?


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 3:24pm
I wasn't going to check E-cas until the 14th!! If I'd waited...Chris would have probably got the letter before we even know they'd made a decision haha

tmason - I hope someone can answer your question for you.


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 3:26pm
Going through our wedding photos...can you tell I'm pining a bit today!? haha

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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 10:10pm
Originally posted by tmason tmason wrote:

Can anyone clear up the thing on Buffalo vs. Mississauga? I thought the website said to send "spouse-only" permanent resident applications to Mississauga if you were outside Canada? What's Buffalo process?


Mississauga CPC is where you send your application initially. They assess the sponsor's eligibility to sponsor the applicant. Once they determine that the sponsor is able, they approve it (which is considered "approval in principle (AIP)) and then the application is sent to Buffalo to determine PR for the actual applicant.

I hope that makes sense!


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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 10:49am
Hello Fellow Members of the Class of February 2011. So nice to have company in my misery.

Q: We are heading up to Canada in May for a visit and wonder if there would be any reason they would refuse us entry?

We are only staying 2 weeks and all have to get back to work. It would seriously suck to pay airfare just to be rejected at the border.



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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 12:02pm
Firstly - welcome to the February 2011 Class! Smile

I would say that as you're going for 2 weeks and you have work to return to, that it shouldn't be a problem.  Obviously I don't know that for certain, but with the evidence of a job to go back to as well as the return flight - they don't have a lot to turn you around for.

I won't be attempting to go back while it's being processed as I had problems with my last visit.  I was going back for 6 months and got called into the immigration room at the airport (YVR) for further questioning and they commented that I'd spent a lot of time in Canada over the past few years (duh).  I showed them my return flight and also that I had enough savings to support myself for the 6 months.  He was a very nice immigration officer and after telling me he believed me to be genuine etc he stamped my passport.  He did say that I might not have been so lucky if I'd had a different officer!!  I was getting married during that 6 months, so would have been devastated had they turned me around!!!  All worked out in the end though.

I know I wasn't much help!


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 1:03pm
We just came back from our honeymoon on Saturday night and flew into Pearson (Toronto). The IO commented at the time that he saw I had been in Canada a lot in the past few years, and that I'd had a few "run-ins" with Immigration. BUT, he said that he could see from my record that we were trying to do things "by the book". He gave me a stamp, and wished me well with my application's processing.

I guess the point of my story here, is that as long as you are trying to do things the correct way (and with a job to return home to, a return ticket and a solid timeline of when you'll be leaving), that there's no reason that they should deny you entry. There's never any guarantees, but I would say that you're pretty safe.

Good luck, and do let us know how everything goes!


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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: mirthx
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 2:05pm
Hi all! Happy to join this thread. This message board was amazingly helpful in my ordeal of putting together a sponsorship app for my Irish common-law partner. We went to an immigration lawyer for advice but I did the app myself thanks to everyone here. Best of luck to you!

My partner's living with me in Vancouver on a 1 year working holiday visa that started Sept 18. I lived with him in Dublin for 7 months before that. We sent in the app a few weeks after we got official common-law status. We're applying Outland via London and hoping he gets PR by Sept.

Here's our timeline:

26.8.2010 - Medical done in Dublin
12.1.2011 - Police certificate of character issued
21.2.2011 - App sent by courier
22.2.2011 - Received Mississauga




Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 2:59pm
Welcome to the thread!! Glad to see our thread growing!! Here is an update!
 
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor Decision made Transferred Interview In process AOR PPR
CattAdams London 2/4/2011 2/7/2011 3/4/2011          
tmason Buffalo 2/4/2011 unknown            
Prgirl Buffalo 2/7/2011 ?            
Kueball Miss? 2/8/2011 2/9/2011            
Alzo1985 New Delhi 2/8/2011 2/10/2011            
Destanova Buffalo 2/10/2011 2/11/2011            
Francohoosier Buffalo 1/31/2011 2/11/2011            
Doiron Buffalo 2/16/2011 2/18/2011            
Mirthx London 2/21/2011 2/22/2011            
Getushome Buffalo 2/24/2011 2/25/2011            


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 4:39pm
Thanks for the welcome and info!

We are totally by the book and legit. So naturally I worry. :)

They better let us in. How else are we going to get all them pictures with the family?


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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 7:22pm
Hey guys.....anymore updates or good news??
Its Wednesday already, I hope we here something from them by this week atleast :( !!


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Visa Office:ND
08-02-2011:App.Sent     
10-02-2011:App.Received
09-03-2011:Sponsor Approved
22-03-2011:File received ND
06-01-2011:Medical Done
30-03-2011: PPR
21-04-2011: Visa Issued


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 10:30pm
The CIC site say That they are "working on applications received on February 8, 2011". That's only THREE days before the day they received mine, so I'm definitely starting to get angsty and anxious. Up until today I had just been going through my day to day without any extra thought of it.

I'm still unable to log into the CIC site to check my status. Has anyone else been able to?


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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 11:32pm
Originally posted by mirthx mirthx wrote:


My partner's living with me in Vancouver on a 1 year working holiday visa that started Sept 18. I lived with him in Dublin for 7 months before that. We sent in the app a few weeks after we got official common-law status. We're applying Outland via London and hoping he gets PR by Sept.

Mirthx, glad to have someone in a similar situation as me! I'm also on a 1-year working holiday visa (from the US) and mine started Sept. 20th! What a coincidence! lol

Definitely hoping to get PR before Sept. since I can't renew my WP. 

_________________

As for E-cas, i still can't log on. When I checked the processing times though, for me it still has last week's data of processing apps received on Jan. 31st. That's completely strange that you're able to see an updated version but I'm not? 




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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 12:24am
even i can't see the updated one for the sponsorhsip processing time, but its been updated to 8th FEB, i know few other member in diff forum who had the same issue can't see the updated version, but some can see it, but no worries good to know atleast that they are working :) !

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Visa Office:ND
08-02-2011:App.Sent     
10-02-2011:App.Received
09-03-2011:Sponsor Approved
22-03-2011:File received ND
06-01-2011:Medical Done
30-03-2011: PPR
21-04-2011: Visa Issued


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 2:16am
Decision made March 4th...........STILL NO LETTER! Cry

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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 9:54am
That's wierd...I just spoke with a lady at CPC call centre.  She told me that they are still working on January 31. 2011 applications.  I said "wait a minute, it was updated yesterday to Feb 8th. 2011. She check her computer and told me no, we are working on January 31.
So, what gives Canada Immigration? Playing head games with families? Shame on you!!! 

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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 11:51am
I just think they need to get their updates straight. It seems like the people at the call centre aren't any more informed than we are! I bet they pull their info from the same jacked-up website we do haha! 

PS. I can now see the March 9th update that says they're working on apps from Feb. 8th.




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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 2:04am
Smiley Tongue Cheesy.......my ecas is activated finally.

We received your application to sponsor ******** on February 10, 2011.
 
We started processing your application on March 9, 2011.
 
We sent you a letter on March 9, 2011 about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
 


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Visa Office:ND
08-02-2011:App.Sent     
10-02-2011:App.Received
09-03-2011:Sponsor Approved
22-03-2011:File received ND
06-01-2011:Medical Done
30-03-2011: PPR
21-04-2011: Visa Issued


Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 6:38am
Yeah you alzo1985!!!!

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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 10:07am
Clap We received your application to sponsor *********on February 9, 2011.
We started processing your application on March 8, 2011.
We sent you a letter on March 8, 2011 about the decision on your application.  Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.      Big smile
 
Now the agony of waiting for the letter!


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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 10:16am
Ahhh congrats you two!! Now I'm completely antsy for mine!!! Can't wait to get home from work tonight so I can check it again!!!  (Don't have the receipt number on me here Unhappy




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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 10:26am
WOW...this is awsome!! The mail just arrived. I recieved the LETTER.  I was talking with my wife on Skype when it arrived. Thumbs Up
 
It reads...We are pleased to advice that you have met the requirements for eligibility as a sponsor.  Accordingly the undertaking and the Application for Permanent Residence have been forwarded to the visa office in Manila for further processing.
 
My wife and I are very excited and happy. Big smile


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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 10:42am
Congratulations Alzo1985 and Kueball!!  That is fantastic news... I am sooo exciting to see others and soon myself get this news as well.  It is happening so fast and as predicted, that is reassuring. 
@francohoosier... so anxious that I memorized my receipt number! LOL I am following your lead francohoosier, so yes hurry up and get some news!!!
 
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor Decision made Transferred Interview In process AOR PPR
CattAdams London 2/4/2011 2/7/2011 3/4/2011          
tmason Buffalo 2/4/2011 unknown            
Prgirl Buffalo 2/7/2011 ?            
Kueball Manila 2/8/2011 2/9/2011 3/8/2011 3/8/2011        
Alzo1985 New Delhi 2/8/2011 2/10/2011 3/9/2011          
Destanova Buffalo 2/10/2011 2/11/2011            
Francohoosier Buffalo 1/31/2011 2/11/2011            
Doiron Buffalo 2/16/2011 2/18/2011            
Mirthx London 2/21/2011 2/22/2011            
Getushome Buffalo 2/24/2011 2/25/2011            


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 5:25pm
That's great news guys!!

I'm still really pissed off right now...they made the decision on the 4th and still no f'in letter.  Excuse the language...just really fed up now.  Our application took 1 business day to get to them...and it's been a week now since they sent it and still nothing!  I guess the only good thing is...providing it's good news..they should have already forwarded it by now!!  Although, no doubt that will take ages too haha

Had a really bad dream about it all last night....the waiting game is doing my head in.  Stupid Canada Post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Cry Cry Cry Angry Angry Angry


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: alzo1985
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 5:49pm
@ CattAdams : don't worry all is well.....as u said its almost a week now, i guess the file by now has already been trsf....goodluck dear Smile

have a wonderful weekend Wink !!

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Visa Office:ND
08-02-2011:App.Sent     
10-02-2011:App.Received
09-03-2011:Sponsor Approved
22-03-2011:File received ND
06-01-2011:Medical Done
30-03-2011: PPR
21-04-2011: Visa Issued


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 6:00pm
Thank you - I am trying to, but it's all I can think about.  Can't believe it's taken this long. Ridiculous.

Hope you have a good weekend too! Big smile


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 6:30pm
Cattadams - it does take a while, unfortunately. It took 2 weeks to get my kids AOR from Sydney. They sent it on 12/21 and I didn't get it until 1/4.   I am still waiting to get their citizenship certificates sent to Los angeles embassy on Feb. 28 as of two days ago the embassy has not received them!..   Hang in there great news is worth the wait!!

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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 2:17am
Finally the good news!!

My husband was approved to sponsor me and our application was forwarded to London!!  Smile

Still no letter though....he phoned them!! Tongue

YAY!!!





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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 7:53am
Congratulations CattAdams, Alzo1985 and Kueball!!




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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 10:15am
Congrats CattAdams.
 
Cheers!
 
Greg.
 


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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 5:51am
OMG OMG OMGOMGOMGOMG... Excuse my freaking out.

We received your application to sponsor BRANDI XXXXX XXXXXXXXX on February 11, 2011.
 
We started processing your application on March 10, 2011.
 
We sent you a letter on March 10, 2011 about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

We live in Mississauga, literally down the street from the processing centre, so I'm REALLY hoping that we get our letter on Monday.

We have a straight forward case, and everything should go smoothly... but I NEEEEEED that letter in my hands to calm my nerves and anxiousness.


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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 12:54pm
Hiya fellow class mates!!

Hope we're all having a good weekend!

I have some more good news - I decided to check ecas today...not sure why haha it's kinda addictive when you're sitting at the computer and you know your receipt number off by heart! Tongue

Anyway...this is what it said...

Under 'Permanent Residence Application Status' - APPLICATION RECEIVED!!

We received VMC's application for permanent residence on March 9, 2011.

At least it's on the right side of the pond and they have it hahahaha Wink Now they better work quickly hahaha


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 12:56pm
Congrats everyone else who has had news and it won't be long now for those who haven't yet!! 

destanova...the waiting for that letter was horrible!  In fact my husband still hasn't had a letter!! He phoned them haha


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 1:21pm
Big smileTwo words: DECISION MADE!!!!! Big smile

We received your application to sponsor STERLING XXXXX XXXXXX on February 11, 2011.
 
We started processing your application on March 10, 2011.
 
We sent you a letter on March 10, 2011 about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
 
We forwarded your application to the  http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.asp - Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles  (MICC) on March 10, 2011.

Now on to Québec before our final stop at Buffalo. So the rest of my timeline will be slightly behind the rest of us, but AHHHHHH DECISION!!!!!!!


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 1:34pm
CattAdams, I'm already anxious and worrying about the letter. I can't imagine being in your shoes and waiting for so long! When your husband called, did they give him any info? 

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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 1:34pm
I think this is true, but just to double check - the fact that it was forwarded means our decision was positive, right???



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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 2:35pm
Woot Woot!!!   That is amazing!!...  Congrats Destanova and Francohoosier! 
Woohoo... I am sure to get news this week then!
 
@Tmason and PRgirl: Any word yet? keeping my fingers crossed for you both
 
@Francohoosier: I've updated the column you at your request. I hope it is sufficient. Thanks for the clarification on that.
 
@all: I've included a calculation from the date the app is recieved to the date of decision made. It helps those whom are anxiously watching timelines ahead of us.  Wink You will see the change in the Sponsor decision made column. Please keep us updated!!
 
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor Decision made MICC Transferred Interview In process AOR PPR
CattAdams London 2/4/2011 2/7/2011 3/4/2011 (26d)  ----------- 3/4/2011        
tmason Buffalo 2/4/2011 unknown    -----------          
Prgirl Buffalo 2/7/2011 ?    -----------          
Kueball Manila 2/8/2011 2/9/2011 3/8/2011 (28d)  ----------- 3/8/2011        
Alzo1985 New Delhi 2/8/2011 2/10/2011 3/9/2011 (28d)  -----------          
Destanova Buffalo 2/10/2011 2/11/2011 3/10/2011 (28d)  -----------          
Francohoosier Que/Buffalo 1/31/2011 2/11/2011 3/10/2011 (28d) 3/10/2011          
Doiron Buffalo 2/16/2011 2/18/2011    -----------          
Mirthx London 2/21/2011 2/22/2011    -----------          
Getushome Buffalo 2/24/2011 2/25/2011    -----------          


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 2:55pm
When my husband phoned, they told he had been approved and that everything had been sent to London on the 4th.  So, the waiting for the letter isn't bad anymore...as we know what it says haha

The stuff got to London before our letter got to my husband haha Crazy!!


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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 2:56pm
Thanks! ^_^

Doiron,  I don't know if you can modify the table, but my "transfer" has an extra step in it for Québec's approval before they start processing my PR app. It's not actually the transfer to the embassy haha!

So perhaps put a column labeled "MICC" for me? lol


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 3:18pm
Francohoosier...  it's been updated, refer to my last table posting! Congrats again on your applications movement!
-Lisa

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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 3:38pm
Thanks so much! Thumbs Up

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 9:52pm
WOW! congrats everyone.
 
Great news all around!
 
Cheers to you all!
 
Greg


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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: PRgirl
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 10:12pm

Our App was received on February 18....so we are still waiting for the approvement. Maybe by the end of this week hopefully!!



Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2011 at 9:29am
That is wonderful everyone. Yeah, you!


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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: mirthx
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2011 at 7:54pm
Congratulations to everyone who's had a decision made! We have to celebrate each and every step, hey?


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 5:46pm
We got our letter in the mail today about the sponsorship being approved! Even though we already knew it since the ECAS update, it's still a major happy moment! I can't wait for everyone else to get theirs!

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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 6:06pm
Congrates destanova. Thumbs Up
Join the rest of us in the waiting game now!  Ermm
 
Cheers!
 
Greg.


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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 6:43pm
Well goodness! I got my decision on the same day as destanova, but still no letter! And I actually NEED the letter in-hand so I can submit my paperwork to MICC! Cry

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: destanova
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 11:12pm
francohoosier, maybe it's just a day or two behind since it's going further in the mail? I'm sure you'll get it soon!

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22Nov10 Mailed out FBI req
19Jan11 FBI Certificate recvd
24Jan11 Medical completed
11Feb11 Application recvd @ Mississauga
10Mar11 Decision Made
10Mar11 Sent to Buffalo
24Mar11 Buffalo rcvd


Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2011 at 7:32am
Congrats francohoosier and destanova. Fingers crossed we will be approved next week.


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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2011 at 9:20pm
Yep. Got the letter tonight. Makin' copies and fillin out forms this weekend. Dropping it off at MICC on Monday! Thumbs Up

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 1:44am
WOO HOOO!! what a lucky day, lets hope the luck stays with it for the rest of the application process. I got a decision made on my sponsorship application. I decided to check one last time before bed and sure enough it was there!  So now I'll have great sleep tonight! yeah right! ;-)
 
We received your application to sponsor Lisa on February 18, 2011.
 
We started processing your application on March 16, 2011.
 
We sent you a letter on March 16, 2011 about the decision on your application. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
 
@PR girl: our applications where received on the same day you should check ecas for an update!  Keeping my fingers crossed for you and everyone else yet to come! So exciting!!!


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 5:01pm
Good news, everyone! I got some mail too. My wife has met the eligibility requirements for a sponsor and our stuff is getting forwarded to Buffalo. I also overpaid by $550 and will be getting a refund! I hope it's in USD since the banks never want to exchange funds for me.


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2011 at 10:30pm
Congrats Doiron and tmason!! Clap I highly doubt it would be refunded in USD since you had to originally pay in CAD. As a gov't agency, I wouldn't expect them to deal in anything but their own currency. 

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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: CattAdams
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 7:56am
Hello everyone!!

Congratulations to all with good news!! I love coming here and checking on everyone's progress - cheers me up!!  Smile

My husband still hasn't received the letter telling him about the decision! I think if he hadn't called them - I'd be completely insane by now haha

Reading about these refunds - I am curious how anyone overpaid on the fees...because I would LOVE a refund cheque HAHA! LOL Talk about a bonus to already good news lol!  I'm pretty sure we won't be getting any money back though - could use it to pay for the phonecards!! Tongue

I'm trying to not check ecas every day, but proving more difficult than I thought!  London have had my application for 10 days now.....waiting to see the 'In Process' update haha I have read that can take AGES though and it's possible that I'll have a letter/email before they even update that, so...Tongue

My husband and my parents are positive that I am going to be back before my birthday on June 4th and as much as I would like to agree with them...I am trying to stay realistic and keep in mind their time lines etc haha Hate sounding like the party pooper in everyone's celebrating around me, just want to save the celebrating for when I am actually back with my husband with my PR in hand! Is anyone else going through this with people around them?  I would love to be counting the days a long with them, but I have the processing time of 8 months stuck in my mind.  I do try to think about the majority of stories I have read taking 4 months though...Smile  Wow, I'm talking a lot today haha

Anyone want to share their stories to pass some time? Tongue 

Happy Weekend All xxx





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4.2.11-Everything mailed
7.2.11-Received Mississauga
4.3.11-Sponsor Approved
9.3.11-Received London
13.5.11-In Process
16.5.11-Decision Made
18.5.11-PPR
2.6.11-PP to VO
16.6.11-PP back
14.7.11-LANDING


Posted By: tmason
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 9:02am
Thanks! Regarding the overpayment, I must have just read and tallied the chart wrong on the website. I stand by my opinion that the information and the immigration process is excessive and complex. I don't think it's hard to make mistakes like that!


Posted By: francohoosier
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 11:05am
Catt, my birthday is June 11th and my parents would really like me to come home for it, but I told them I'm not coming back to the states till I have my PR visa in hand! That way I can celebrate with everyone and pack up the rest of my stuff to move it up.  I'd really love the chance to go back and see my friends and family this summer but with Buffalo at 11 months and my application's detour past the Québec gov't, I highly doubt I'll fall within that 4-month mark.

In the worst case scenario, if I don't get PR by Sept. 19th, my work permit runs out and is non-renewable. Even if I found another way to stay in Canada, I'd still HAVE to go back to the states in November - for my best friend's wedding!! 

I think I've come to accept all the possible outcomes now, but I'd really prefer that everything be as quick and streamlined as possible! 


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1/31/11: App sent to CPC-M
2/11/11: App rec'vd
3/10/11: Decision made, sent to Buffalo
3/21/11: CSQ app sent to MICC
3/24/11: Buffalo rec'vd
4/5/11: CSQ issued
7/13/11: AOR (forced after inquiry)


Posted By: kueball
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2011 at 11:36am
Recieved great news today. Big smile
 
We received CATHERINE application for permanent residence on March 15, 2011. Thumbs Up
 
Cheers!
 
Greg.
 
 


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04/04/11 AOR letter requesting PP,AOM & Petition of Divorce.
06/09/11 Medical results have been received.
08/04/11 DM.
08/13/11 Visa arrived.
08/20/11 Arrived in Toronto.


Posted By: GetUsHome
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 6:19am
Woohooo kueball. We are waiting and still waiting. But knock on wood we will hear something this week or next.

My girl just read up on the landing procedure... it is amazing all the things we are no longer taking to Canada.

And our kid now understands why I made him spend his Christmas break cleaning his room and getting rid of everything that he wasn't currently using or taking to Canada. hehehe bad mommy.


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24/02/11 - Sent App to CPC-M
25/02/11 – App Rec’d
24/03/11 – Sponsor Approved
07/04/11 – Buffalo Processing
? – Decision Made
? – PPR
? – COPR/PP in hand
? – Landed
? – PR Card Rec’d


Posted By: Doiron
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 12:18pm
Congrats Kueball!! 
 
It's awesome that ecas is updated more quickly. I had read in another discussion forum that for February and March applicants that CIC (the thread was pertaining to buffalo, not sure if it includes all systems) is switching systems that allow for faster information to be scanned into ecas. If this is true, then it appears ecas will be updated more quickly for us and we won't have to wait 2 months to get an AOR letter for the information to be received.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!
 
@getushome: LOL!! We have done the same "cleaning" with our 3 children.  We have sold so much that I have only 1/4 of the wardrobe I've had before and the house looks bare. :( We are now sitting on not so comfortable patio furniture. But I know it will all be worth it in the end to be closer to family. We are basically only taking a few personal items and clothes, almost everything will be replaced in Canada. 
 
Question: for those sending items ahead of landing. I know we have to declare items accompanying and items to follow... but what if there are items sent ahead of landing do we have to list those as well?
 
Question for all:  Does everyone plan on mailing their passports when requested or is anyone going to the VO to get the passport stamped?  For us I know we plan on flying to buffalo to get the passport stamped and land the same day, we are headed for Toronto!  I smile everytime I think about it!
 
woohoo!!  Lawyer received Decision letter today, (3/21) saying my husband is approved to sponsor me and that our file has been transferred to Buffalo on (3/16). The sponsor part was the hardest for me because my husband lives with us in the USA. I figured it would be harder for us to prove relocation to Canada because he doesn't have a job waiting nor housing situated. But now that that part is over I am sure the rest will be a big piece of cake!  LOL
 
Name Visa Office Date Sent Date Rc'd Sponsor Decision made MICC Transfer'd to VO Rcv'd at VO AOR Interview In process PPR
CattAdams London 2/4/2011 2/7/2011 3/4/2011 (26d)  ----------- 3/4/2011 3/9/2011        
tmason Buffalo 2/4/2011 ? ?  ----------- ? ?        
Kueball Manila 2/8/2011 2/9/2011 3/8/2011 (28d)  ----------- 3/8/2011 3/15/2011        
Alzo1985 New Delhi 2/8/2011 2/10/2011 3/9/2011 (28d)  ----------- ? ?        
Destanova Buffalo 2/10/2011 2/11/2011 3/10/2011 (28d)  ----------- ? ?        
Francohoosier Que/Buffalo 1/31/2011 2/11/2011 3/10/2011 (28d) 3/10/2011            
Doiron Buffalo 2/16/2011 2/18/2011 3/16/2011 (27d)  ----------- 3/16/2011          
Prgirl Buffalo 2/7/2011 2/18/2011    -----------            
Mirthx London 2/21/2011 2/22/2011    -----------            
Getushome Buffalo 2/24/2011 2/25/2011    -----------            


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~Fam. PR~
8.28.99 Married
1.24.11 - 2.17.11 FBI sub'd-rec'd
1.27.11 Med
2.18.11 App Rec'd CIC-M
3.16.11 DM/file trsf'd
3.24.11 Buffalo rcv'd
5.18.11 AOR
7.20.11 PPR
will Land 7/28/11



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