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Mar 24 2011

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Latest on New Delhi Visa Office!

For those of you wondering what’s happening with the New Delhi Visa Office recently, they are working too hard to send out the AORs and Medical requests :) . One thing to note is the postal delays for as much as 20 days to get them delivered.

Stats for New Delhi applicants to date:

  • 90% of applications to the CIO have received a PER or a NER.
  • More than 50% of applications with a PER have received an AOR from the Visa Office.
  • About 25% of applicants have received their medicals, RPRF and PPR from the Visa Office.
  • 3 applicants have sent their medicals and passports for visa stamping to the CHC, New Delhi :) .

Well, we are still waiting for our AOR from the Visa Office:). Hope to send out the next update on our application soooooon:)

Thanks,

Indira Prabhakaran.

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  1. palnp

    Hi Indira,

    Wow, thats very nice and hope now i get some good news from NDVO..my 2nd AOR…VRY SOOON..

    Pawan

    1. indiraprab

      Thanks Pawan, me too hoping to get the AOR soon:)

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. khushi

        hi indira i am khushi,

        i applied for FSW as Dentist.
        Received by Nova Scotia office on 6th jan 2011.
        I received case file number on 14th march 2011
        i received mail from New Delhi Visa office dated 12th April 2011.

        after that i didn’t receive any communication. File Status shows ‘Received by visa office’..

        Is it safe to make an inquiry to New Delhi visa office regarding my case??

        plz advise me..

        1. Indira

          Yes Khushi, you can send a case specific inquiry into your application :) .

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. khushi

            hi indira..

            i sent the case specific enquiry to NDVO on 8th august..but still waiting for the reply…

            Any idea abt processing time for the FSW cases applied after 30th june 2010????

          2. Indira

            They usually take 15 days to reply for a query. Again, the timelines can vary. The least we heard is 6 months and it can go upto a year.

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          3. khushi

            hi indira,

            we r waiting from past 25 working days for the reply of our enquiry to CHC delhi..it was a case specific enquiry but we didnt receive any reply yet..n the case status still shows RBVO…plz advice us what we should do..??

        2. Nishit

          There’s an idea, I tried it & it worked..
          Send them the Passport Clearance Certificate.. I got communication from them in just a week after sending the PCC.
          Try it, seems sending PCC is simply a gentle reminder to them…& if you still don’t hear from them, you can try contacting them…I haven’t contacted them more than once in this entire application process.
          Best of Luck!

        3. Mihir Pandya

          Hi It seems you are waiting since long… But recently I had inquire about my application and they revert me with proper reason… You can also enquire about your status or file processing status with them…

      2. sarbjit kaur gill

        Hi Indira
        My medical has done on dated 20/11/11 & i DMP send my medical 0n 21/11/11. I also send my original passport PCC and landing fees to visa office ND,but till date clients application status on updated i.e Medical has been received not shown,so mam can u tell me where is problem….i m very tensed

        1. Indira

          Sometimes medicals received status appears, just before decision made. Not to worry!

          Indira Prabhakaran.

    2. binnet thomas

      Hai Indira
      I am submitted my papers with CIO approvel to CHC newdelhi on 11november 2010.I received one mail from CHC newdelhi on 4th january 2011.The mail indicated the fileno: B057775524.
      Also they mentioned their minimum processing time is 8th month.
      Now this is the 8th month but I have the no information from CHC Newdelhi.So could you please help me about the status of my file.is the processing is going on or not.
      Thanking You
      Binnet Thomas.

      1. Indira

        Hi Thomas,

        Looks like you are a Pre – June 26,2010 applicant and unfortunately it takes a bit longer for this batch for processing. I suggest you try sending a case specific inquiry to NDVO about your application.

        Thanks,

        Indira Prabhakaran.

        1. binnet thomas

          Hi Indira,
          Actually I applied for federal skilled worker visa PR.I got the CIO approoval on 29th september 2010.I submitted all documents to chc newdelhi on 11th november 2010.How can I ask NDVO,because on that mail they indicate don’t communicate them within the 8 months.
          Thanks
          Binnet

          1. Indira

            Yes, the wait times for your batch is currently 2 years + and so you will have to wait to hear from the VO. If you do not hear from them for 8 months from that letter, please contact them again.

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          2. binnet thomas

            hi Iindira,
            I send one mail to NDVO ask them about the status of my file’s prossesing,but they are not answered until now.wt can I do?

            Binnet

          3. Indira

            They usually take time to answer queries, sometimes as much as 25 days.

          4. binnet thomas

            Hi India,
            Till today I didn’t get any reply from NDVO,I am waiting one month now, for the reply.
            Binnet

    3. shiva

      Hi

      I got letter from newdelhi canada consulate for submitting my medical papers and landing fee as well as passport for stamping..

      How will i send my passport for stamping and currently i am working in bangalore.I have to send passport of mine and my spouse.

      Also do i need to pay right of lading fee for both myself and spouse which would be 980 dollars

      Can you guide me

      1. Indira

        Hi Shiva,

        Congrats on this big step! Yes, the RPRF has to be paid for the PA and the co applicant. You can courier them to the NDVO to the address provided in the communications from VO.

        Indira Prabhakaran.

        1. shiva

          Thanks for your guidance.Is it sending passport through courier is safe within india.Can i use indian speedpost to send my passport Also some of courier says that they dont deliver to Post Box address and they were asking for any contact person/name to deliver. In such case can you please advice what should i do?

          Below is the address where i have to send

          Immigration Section / Section de l’immigration
          High Commission of Canada / Haut-Commissariat du Canada
          PO Box 5209 ,7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
          New Delhi 110021
          India / Inde

          1. Indira

            Just replied to your email :) .

            Don’t worry. We have all gone through this and you will be fine :) . The correct address is,

            Immigration Section
            Canadian High Commission
            PO Box 5209 , 7/8 Shantipath,
            Chanakyapuri
            New Delhi 110021

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  2. Pawan

    2011-2016, states that there will be a labour shortage of qualified applicants for IT related jobs in Canada within the next few years. The report was released by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).

    According to the report, over 106,000 IT related positions will become available between 2011 and 2016 in Canada; however there may not be enough people to fill those positions. The report has also indicated that the most shortages will occur for positions which require five or more years of experience.

    In order to address the concerns regarding labour shortages, the report is suggesting five recommendations:
    Post-secondary students should be encourages to take IT-related courses;
    Foreign-education workers should be better integrated into Canada’s IT workforce;
    Making post-secondary education more cross-disciplinary; and
    Making the IT industry more accessible for various skill levels and diverse employees.

    Another important suggestion made by the report is to bring more foreign skilled workers to Canada. The IT industry will be looking for skilled workers with many different skills, rather than a specific technical expertise.

    The Government of Canada has not indicated how these shortages will affect their immigration strategies. Canadavisa.com will report on any changes to the Canadian immigration programs once they have been announced.

    http://www.canadavisa.com/news/entry/canadas-it-industry-to-face-labour-shortages-110404.html

  3. Kevin

    Hi Indra

    i got my PER on 30th march 2011 and AOR on 30th April 2011, what will be the next ? and how long it takes ? is it the Medical request and passport request ?
    Please reply to me indra .

    Thanks
    kevin j

    1. Indira

      Hi Kevin,

      Unsure if you are a NDVO applicant, if yes, you can expect the medicals in 15 days time. If not, please refer to the international tracker for timelines.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  4. Neelam

    Hi

    My ecas shows in process from feb 2011 but i haven’t receive any medicals or any communication from new delhi embassy i applied in Nov. 2009 for pr under fsw category. I want to know how much more time i have to wait? my application is postive please let me know?

    Thanks

    Neelam

    1. Indira

      Hi Neelam,

      Unfortunately it takes longer for the Pre June 2010 applicants as a lot of stuff are involved here. The VO has to do the eligibility review, calculate points, assess the application with selection factors, do the documentation and background checks etc.,. There are some applicants in your queue that i know of, so not to worry yet. May be you will have to wait a bit longer. Usually it takes around 4 months on average to get medicals after In Process in this category.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Neelam

        thanks so that means our wait is near to be over because they says We reviewd your case and start processing on feb 2011 its almost 4 months please tell me its positive when in process shows in cas

        Neelam

  5. Kevin

    Thanks for the reply indra
    I am in NDVO , i filled my application on 15th february 2011. As u said for me till now the enquiry from VO has not happened regarding the background verification (call to my employer)etc . do they call ? and when i can i expect my Medical and Passport request … Indira .?

    1. Indira

      You can expect the medicals in about 15 days to 1 month from the date they start processing as per your ECAS.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  6. Rajesh

    We had dispatched our documents to CIC on 18/09/2010, the File number & acknowledgement letter received from CIC on 27/01/11. And they forwarded the application to visa office in NEW DELHI for further processing. We are waiting for the further communication from them. When can we expect ?

    1. Indira

      Hello Rajesh :)

      You can expect a snail mail(2nd AOR) from the NDVO soon.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  7. Dear Indra

    My Ecas status is still on “receivied by Visa office” status
    I got my PER on 30th march 2011 and 2nd AOR by snail mail (post ) on 30th April 2011. Do i need to enquire why its not changed to in process status . and only if the Ecas status is updated to” In Process” then only we can expect our medical and passport request . is this right indira ?
    please correct me indira if i my expectation is wrong .

    thanks
    Kevin

    1. Indira

      Hi Kevin,

      I’m not sure if you are a New Delhi applicant. If yes, please read below:

      ECAS usually changes to In Process before medicals, BUT for a few applicants it changed only after they received medicals.

      You will have to wait until the ECAS changes to in process, i do not think VO will respond to such queries.

      Good luck with your application,

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  8. Kevin

    Dear Indira

    As you know one of the guy s VISA DENIED for the NOC 0631 ,for the reason of wrongly mentioning the NOC code of Supervisory role .
    Even my applications also i made both the roles in same NOC CODE 0631 . So please suggest me what to do before the VO does VISA DENIED for me .. please suggest indira immediately .

    thanks
    INDIRA

    1. Indira

      Oops, did you use a consultant too? If yes, please contact them immediately and ask them for clarification. If no, you will have to wait and see what the VO says and then respond. The response would be the same as suggested for Dibs.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  9. Neelam

    Dear Indira,

    Thanks for reply my question is that now 4 months likely to be completed we can hope for medical in first week of june and after how many days later decision made comes after in process.

    Mam i am very much worried these days b’coz a thread appears that all pre june 2010 get rejection letter please tell me the correct thing

    Neelam

    1. Indira

      It takes a while for them to process.. Not that they will reject you if they take long time to process.. Please hang on..

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  10. chaitra

    hi indira
    its a great blog u have started and congratulations for the good news!!
    i have applied under noc code 3113 only recently
    my status is as follows
    application sent- 7th April 2011
    1st AOR sent by CIC- 10th May 2011
    e-cas status- CIO ERC
    I had alook at the tracker and it seems nowadays the timelines are much shorter than before, in that case i should be recieving medical request and passport request by june end or july 1 st week
    but my main problem is that i have to go out of the country for 3 weeks or more in 2nd week of july till mid august, its v important and i cant postpone it,
    from what i have understood the 45 days period for medicals, PCC, PP is the time duration for all these documents to recieve NDVO is it?
    even if i manage to finish by medical tests before i leave and cm back by the 45 days period it may be too close to the deadline.

    another clarification i want is to know is should i apply for PCC right now because if i recieve the request for PCC while iam abroad i may not be able to do it if iam applying for it from passport office.

    If iam applying from police commissioner office it is possible for my folks to do it even while iam away, so what do u suggest.

    Another thing is my husband has lived in different parts of the country since he has turned 18, does it mean he needs to collect PCC from all these places or only from his permanent address mentioned on his passport i.e., bangalore.

    thanx in advance and wishing u all the best for your dream life in Canada
    please add me on the NDVO tracker
    regards
    chaitra

    1. Indira

      Hello Chaitra,

      NDVO does accept to extend the deadlines on genuine requests. You may want to contact them.

      No, to apply for a PCC, the person must be present physically.

      One PCC works for entire nation :)

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  11. T Satyanarayana

    My PR is thru. I have not used agent. Based on CHC, New Delhi request i posted my passports thru Bluedart. As per Bluedart tracking, they were delivered on 27 May 2011 at 0955hrs. My medical is valid only upto 16 June 2011. CHC had promised to receive the passports even i hand carry them, and wok in two days of time, however i posted due to lack of time. Till today 3rd June 2011 i have not recvd them. I have following mind boggling issues, please help me.

    1. The CHC, never acknowledged the receipt of passports? How safe are they when sent thru courrier?
    2. Will the CHC, give priority of working on them due to short medical validity?
    3. Will the CHC exchange any communication after they have done working on my passports?

    Thanks if some accurate inforamtion is given.

    T Satyanarayana

    1. Indira

      Hello :)

      I’m not sure I understand your situation clearly. Are you waiting for your passports with visa? And you submitted them on 27th May? If yes, they usually take 20 to 60 days to stamp the passports and return.

      1. they do not send any confirmation. Courier is safe.
      2. No, AFAIK.
      3. No. it’s just the ECAS ‘Decision Made’ or passports by post.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  12. avninder kahlon

    hi indira
    i have applied for PR IN MARCH 2010 and i received my file no from nova scotia on 27 may.after that i submitted my complete application along with all document at new delhi and then i got my file no after one month in which they said they contact us with in three month but now nine months are over and we still not received our medicals or any other information regarding my case.kindly let me know how much more time it will take.i shall be very thankful to you.
    thnking you

    1. Indira

      Hello, unfortunately it takes 2 years or more these days for a pre June 26, 2010 application. You will have to wait a bit more.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. avninder kahlon

        hello mam
        i applied in skilled worker category in march as a registered nurse.couple of months ago i sent an email. visa officer after that they have changed my file status from RBVO TO IN PROCESS.how much more time it will take for medicals.

        1. Indira

          http://indiraprabhakaran.com/blog/timelines/

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  13. T Satyanarayana

    Madam,

    Thanks for your reply. My case is bit different, though you caught me right that i am waiting for my PP with visa stamp in it.

    My case is Federal Govt PR skilled category.

    I have been guided by CHC, ND to attend the medical and send the passports. I have done medical in June 2010, the passports were not submitted, because my status was already NRI. Based on my request, the CHC allowed me to submit in person at CHC on 18th April 2011. They had also committed, that they shall finalise the case in two days after the deposit of passports. However, i could not do it again based on their request dated 2nd May, mine and my family members passports were submitted to CHC, ND on 27 May 2011 by Bluedart.

    I was under the impression, they will honor the two days of their commitment to finalise the case and return my passports. The medical is getting over by 16th June 2011. Passports were not received. I am just counting the hrs, how to do it? I shall loose the chance for ever, if they don’t work fast. What may happen in my case? Please suggest.

    What do you mean by AFAIK?
    My status in ECAS shaows as ‘IN PROCESS’ (A decision has been made on your application. The office will contact you concerning this decision. ) since last a year.

    Thanks for your time madm.

    Regards,

    T Satyanarayana

    1. Indira

      Ok, AFAIK is ‘As far as I know’.

      Your case is a bit different and so I suggest you contact the NDVO directly for the status. Worst cases they will ask you to do the medicals again, incase it expires before the visas are stamped.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  14. N Lakhani

    Dear Indira,

    My application status shows Received by visa office(new delhi). I had send my application to nova scotia sydney on 7th jan 2011 and received my first file number on 14th march 2011. It is 8th june 2011 now and am near to 3 months before I heared anything from the visa office.
    Can you tell me, how long it can take to change the status to in-process or visa office eligibility review complete? and after in-process status, when can I expect call for the medicals.
    Just to keep you informed, that I have submitted all the documents including PCC, on 7th jan 2011 itself.
    Thanks,

    N Lakhani

    Thanks

    1. Indira

      Hello Lakhani,

      It might take some extra time for some folks as we see the trend with NDVO. Please hang on, your day will come :)

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  15. ansh

    I have just checked my ecaase ,new delhi india,,,,, pnp pr.

    “We received your application for permanent residence on 24 feb, 2011.

    your processing started 18 march.medical result has been recived

    What does this mean? Is it a positive or negative answer?

    1. Indira

      Looks like you passed the medicals :) .

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  16. Ajit

    Hi Indra,

    I have applied under federal skilled category before June 2010. Received file number in march. and further letter with Immigration file number on September 2010. And E CAS status is in process. with comments-Case reviewed and eligible for processing.

    And we also send reminer to CHC Delhi.
    In response they said they will reply back with all same thing as in second letter.

    Please advise till what time we should wait.

    Ajit.

    1. Indira

      Unfortunately it takes more than 2 years now to process the Pre-June 2010 applicants and so you might have to wait a bit longer :( . Might take as long as 6 to 8 months after you received your AOR from VO.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  17. Neelam

    Hi Mam

    Today i again disturbing you mam we send the query to high comission in case specific enquiry but they have not send any reply to regarding our query ecas shows in process. You told that it takes 4 months those who have applied in 2009 but 4 months is over. Mam what should i do please tell me you are the only hope for me. reply me soon

    Thanks

    neelam

    1. Indira

      Sorry, I should have told 6 to 8 months average time and ‘Wait’ is the word :(

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  18. Ami

    Hi

    I just want to know that I launched file for Canada study permit on 06/06 without MEDICAL TEST and today got message that your passport is dispatched from the Canadian high commision . How do I know that I got pre- visa n I’m ready for medical test. Or do they send passport back if the the medical is not done at the time of launching file… And do I have to go to Chandigarh to submit passport after medical test…

    Please I will be really glad if answer this

    Thanks

    1. Indira

      Sorry, I’m not sure of the procedures for student permits and so I request you to contact the CHC directly.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  19. balwinder

    res madam

    i have applied in ap 2010 & got approval in june i applied for 2nd stage in oct 2010 till date i have not received any response 14 month has been passed

    pls help me

    1. Indira

      Hello :) ,

      Unfortunately it takes more than 2 years now to process the Pre-June 2010 applicants and so you might have to wait a bit longer :( . Might take as long as 6 to 8 months after you received your AOR from VO.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  20. arnav007

    hi indira,
    I have received my second aor dated 18/1/11. My visa office is new delhi. But its been a long time i havent received any communication from the visa office for medicals.i am tensed kindly advice,

    My sons passport has been renewed do i have to send the updated copy to the visa office?

    And also on the cie site my address is wrongly typed instead of bldg no 10.It is Bldg no n0

    1. Indira

      I suggest you send a case specific inquiry to NDVO.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  21. chaitra

    hi indira
    i recieved my PER on 10/05/11
    The mailing address in ecas shows an error, I notified the NDVO of this error in the case specific enquiry form on 13/5/11 and after about 2 weeks the error was corrected. However in the case specific form i typed my pincode wrongly (stupid error on my part!!!!).
    I again notified the NDVO of the error and even apologised for my mistake on the case specefic form, 1 month back and then even by fax and courier about 3 weeks back but the ecas continues to show the same error in pincode.
    what should i do???
    do they send the MR by email also or only by post because this pincode error would mean the letter could go to an entirely different locality in the city.
    please let me know wat should i do?

    1. Indira

      Try sending them a fax and a physical letter stating the change of pin code. They only send the MR by registered post.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  22. Tina

    Dear Indira,

    I have applied for permanent Residence and the website is showing status as “We received your application for permanent residence on February 14, 2011″.I did receive an mail from Delhi immigration office requesting for my passport on 4th March and I have posted my Passport on the same day.It is now almost 4months but i have not received any reply from Delhi office.Please advise.

    Thanks
    Tina

    1. Indira

      Hello Tina,

      Sometimes NDVO take more time to stamp the visas and return the passports. As of now, the timelines are anywhere between 20 days to 6 months. I know a person waiting for 8 months with hope though.

      Please keep your cool and hopes :)

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  23. balwinder

    Res madam
    i got file no from NDVO feb 2011 but i am pre june 2010 case in accoutns
    how long time they will take to give the decision with the effect of new rules i applied on second stage in oct 2010

    plz reply

    1. Indira

      Well, for the Pre-June 2010 applications, they are taking more time than expected and it’s currently 2 years for the whole process. You might want to wait a bit more.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  24. Manpreet Singh Hanspal

    This is a wonderful Blog.

    Amazing work Indira :)

    Regards
    Manpreet

    1. Indira

      Thanks so much Manpreet:)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  25. Neelam

    Hi Mam

    Today in my e-case status Only name of the applicant shown but address of my Representative not shown and status shows “In Process” what does it means.

    Neelam

    1. Indira

      Neelam, It officially means nothing. But there is a talk/belief that once your address disappears from ECAS, you can expect some communication from VO.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  26. balwinder

    Resp madam

    why they are taking so much time now VO shows 14 month processing i am pre june 2010 cases& got NDVO file no in feb 2011 (38 occupation list) financial auditor

    how much time they take wating for medical

    1. Indira

      Unsure :( . As far as members reported in the forum, they are taking an average of 2 years for the pre – June 2010 applications.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  27. Dev

    Dear indira
    thanks for creating this blog.guiding and soothing desperate applicants . Please keep it up
    i am dev from nepal.i applied to Fsw on 01/01/11 and received a letter from jan 12. I received a letter from NDVO on march 18. Then i have not received any communication from chc india. Could you please tell me how much time do i have to wait to get PER And MR?
    DEV

    1. Indira

      Thanks Dev, try sending them a case specific inquiry into your application.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  28. Drbhatia

    Hi indra,i applied 14april2011. And per 19may2011,ecas rbvo since 12june . Havenot received 2nd aor . My noc 3113. Vo newdelhi. Pl tell when can I expect 2nd aor and medicals

    1. Indira

      Hello :)

      You may want to send a case specific inquiry into your application. I wouldn’t worry as such with the timelines, but it might be a good idea to send a CSI.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  29. raj

    Dear Indira,

    I am a post june applicant. I applied on 21st oct, 2010 in NOC 1122, received my 1st aor on 16th march, 2010 and 2nd on 15th june, 2010. i have received my medicals on 23rd june, 2010. got medicals done on 4th juy, 2010and rest of the documents i.e. rprf, pp’s and proof of funds have received NDVO on 14th julyi. Since then my e-cas shows IN PROCESS….i just wanted to know that why they have not updated that MEDICALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED and how long will it take to get passports stamped.

    Regards

    1. Indira

      It takes anywhere between 15 days to 6 months for the passports to be stamped and returned.. You are almost there :) . Please wait.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. raj

        hi again,

        sorry i posted the wrong dates. i applied in october 2010 and got medicals done 4th july 2011.my rprf got encashed on 6th july, 2011. Is it a good sign.

        Thanks

        1. Indira

          RPRF en-cashment itself is a good sign :) We are yet to hear a single case from NDVO, where the RPRF was encashed and the visa rejected. However, the timelines after that may differ.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. raj

            hi,
            as i told you i am done with medicals and rprf got encashed but still my e-cas is not updated yet with MEDICALS RECEIVED. I am worried.

            thanks

          2. Indira

            Raj,

            Sometimes that line appears just with the ‘Decision Made’. Not to worry:)

            Indira Prabhakaran.

        2. shagufta

          Hi Indira,

          My parents medical was done on July 1st, passports and other additional documents were sent out on July 17th. status still shows In Process, the mailing address disappeared. when should they expect the visa.

          thanks for ur help

          1. Indira

            As indicated to other folks, there is no definite time for the return of the passports. It can take anywhere between 15 days to 6 months.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  30. syeda uzma

    hi
    i am syeda uzma, i applyed canada immigracation nova scotia 22nd may 2010. frist file no is comeing on 29 september, and my full dacument submited in new delhi office 24 november 2010, they give me file nomber 6 january 2011, they told me do not contact me 8months, my 8 months is complited , plz tell me how long to wait for my madicals, pre_ june application, how to count my days thanks

    1. Indira

      Unfortunately they are taking an average of 2 years to process the Pre – June 26, 2010 applications and you may have to wait a bit more..

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  31. Gary

    Canada received our app on May 5tha and we recvd the AOR from Nova Scotia on June 9th which confirmed that our case has moved to New Delhi, we have not received any communication from Delhi, neither can access the status online…

    We have obtained the PCC…how long wil the AOR take…what do you suggest we do ?
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    1. Indira

      Hi Gary,

      Unfortunately the current time-lines for Pre – June 26, 2010 applicants is over 2 years and so you might have to wait a bit more..

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Gary

        Hi Indira,

        Apologies for not mentioning….applied in 2011….
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  32. Neelam

    Mam

    I want to know that how much time NDVO takes to send comminication ecase still shows In process after verfication query and mam please let me know that if there is any chance of rejection than in how many days we come to know? Verification call came in the last month i.e. july

    1. Indira

      It depends, usually after verifications, they send in the medicals within days. Or otherwise they contact you with the results of the verification within days. Unsure about your case. Please send a case specific inquiry into your application.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  33. Gurpreet

    Hi Indira,

    I had submited my full docs to CHC new delhi in August 2010 and got 2nd AOR in sept 2nd week, and after that got no news.
    How much time it will take to process an application.

    Regards,
    Gurpreet

    1. Indira

      Unfortunately the current time-lines for Pre – June 26, 2010 applicants is over 2 years and so you might have to wait a bit more..

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  34. Neelam

    Mam
    As you said It depends, usually after verifications, they send in the medicals within days. Or otherwise they contact you with the results of the verification within days. Unsure about your case. Please send a case specific inquiry into your application.

    See I am pre june applied in 2009 Nov and in the month of May i send case specific enquiry but no response from that side (NDVO) should i again send the query

    1. Indira

      Yes, no harm in sending the query again. Also try sending them a physical letter by courier, just in case.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  35. syeda uzma

    hi
    pri_june application , how to count my months , i appliyed FWC 22nd may2010 , file no comes to 29sep2010, i submited all dacument 22nd november 2010, chc new delhi , give acnoladgement later 6th january2011, i start my processing more then 15th monthsis gone, i submit my dacument chc nd november22nd almost 9months gone, plz tell me processing time i counted, thanks syeda uzma

    1. Indira

      There are no hard and fast rules for the processing times and so I cannot comment on this. It all depends on your file and the visa officer.

      The average time is 2 years and it could be from 6 months to as long as 3 years..

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  36. mandy

    hi

    i am post june applicant. done with the medicals, sent pp’s and rprf got encashed in august. my office has shifted to another place. do i need to inform ndvo about the changed address?? i am confused. what to do??? kindly help

    thanks

    1. Indira

      Hello Mandy,

      If your RPRF is encashed, it’s highly unlikely that there will be another round of employment checks. So, I assume you are safe.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  37. syeda uzma

    plz response

  38. ARN

    Hi, Indira
    I submitted application for PR (under family class) to CHC New Delhi on end of this July 2011 and I am waiting for the medical request letter. Could u please tell me how long it could take to get the medical request letter from CHC New Delhi?

    1. Indira

      Sorry, I have limited idea on the family class thing and I’m unsure of the timelines for the same.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  39. kamal

    Hi Indira,

    You,ve got an amazing blog. I;m happy i found it. Here are my application details. Its been almost 5 months since i hv sent my medicals and rprf fees and i havn,t received any response from CHC. Can you tell how more time will it take?
    Details
    “We received your application for permanent residence on September 29, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on February 4, 2011. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

    Your application was reviewed and we started processing on March 9, 2011.

    Medical results have been received.”

    thanks

    1. Indira

      Hello Kamal,

      Thanks so much :)

      The timeline for stamping of the visas is anywhere from 15 days to 6 months. There are few folks who waited longer for 8 months. My opinion is, when the medicals received line appears already, it’s not far away. Any day can be a good day for you from now on :)

      Good luck.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  40. Neelam

    Hi mam

    Thanks for ur valuable information at last we get the medical request

    We got the medicals and passports request from NDVO I want to know if we done it by the next week i.e. September 2011 than how much time NDVO takes to stamp visa (tell me in months) please tell me as u know i am pre june 2009

    Neelam

    1. Indira

      Hi Neelam,

      As I indicated earlier, it can take anywhere from 15 days to 6 months.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  41. Surinsin

    Hi Indira,

    I really appreciate your prompt reply on all the queries. I also have a situation if you can guide me please.
    I had received file number in Jan 2010. I completed my medicals in Nov’2010 but I have to hold my X Rays due to pregnancy. Last week I submitted all passports of me, my husband and baby as requested by CHC for stamping.
    Now I need to go to Australia for project in Oct first week. Please let me know if I can request CHC to expedite the process. Also can I personally collect passports from CHC to avoid any postal delays. Can I get the exact date when I will get my passports.

    Please Suggest. Thanks a lot.

    1. Indira

      Hello,

      Unfortunately there is no way CIC will expedite the stamping of the passports whatsoever. If you insist, they will return the passports without stamping. I suggest you wait as you are almost there. No, you cannot collect the passports in person, as far as I know.

      Good luck and I hope you receive your passports in time.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  42. Nira

    Hi Indra:

    Can you please confirm the timeline for receiving stamped passport. How long does it take from the day you submit your passport to the new delhi visa office?

    From my understanding, I though it takes 6 months from the day they receive your applicated or is it from the day they start to process it? please clarify.

    Thanks

    1. Indira

      Hi Nira,

      It can take anywhere from 15 days to 6 months after they receive your medicals and passports.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  43. Jiby Jacob

    Hi Indira,

    Hope you are well. My application received by CIC on JUne 2nd and got PER on Aug 2nd. Status changed to RBVO on 28 Aug… Now address is disappearing in ECAS..

    Could you please advice what would be the next step…

    1. Indira

      Hello Jiby,

      Next is your AOR by post :)

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  44. A Usha TP

    Hi Indira,

    I appreciate your blog.
    threads in blog is saying that passport stamping takes anywhere between 15 days to 6 months. But nowhere is it menitoned the overall time range for post june 2010 applications. I request you to let me know the same.

    The official site says 15 monthswhich includes receiving PR as well which is after landing in Canada.

    I have submitted my medicals and passport on request that was received on 19 July 2011 by NDVO . Got a physicall letter of RPRF encashed on 16 August. As on date the overall time gone is 328 days. Even in such cases should we wait for upto 6 months and then write to NDVO.

    Regards
    Usha

    1. Indira

      Hi Usha,

      The average time might be from 9 to 11 months. It doesn’t matter which stream you applied, after medicals and passports are received, every application goes through same stuff. So, you might want to want a bit more.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. A Usha TP

        Hi Indira,

        Thanks a lot….wish you all the best and bon voyage

        I have 2 questions:

        Question 1: When the RPRF is en-cashed would it be right to understand that the medicals are verified and found to be fine. Please do share, if you have knowledge of what happens / is the procedure after the medicals and passports are sent.

        Question 2: Along with Medicals, passport and RPRF I had send the copy of my appointment order of the job I changed recently. However by then I had not received the relieving letter from my previous company (it would take another 2 weeks and I did not want to delay). Now I am a little worried if that may cause delay in stamping….would you suggested me to send the copy of relieving letter now????

        Regards
        Usha

        1. Indira

          Hello :)

          1. Yes, it is safe to assume medicals was received and fine. Security and criminal checks begin now.

          2. dont see a need for that unless they contact and ask for that now.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. A Usha TP

            Thanks for the reply Indira.

            In the spread sheet and threads I observed that a few have received the stampled visa but the status in e-cas remains ‘in process’. Is this normal that major cases ecas status doesn’t change?
            Regads
            Usha

          2. Indira

            Sometimes it happens. But mostly people get their visas after ‘Decision Made’ appears.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  45. balwinder

    respected madam

    i am pre june applicant in financial auditor how long they are taking time now a day current time is 15 month this time when strarts because i sent all document in oct2010 ten month has been passed madam please tell and guide us

    1. Indira

      It might take a bit more, try sending a case specific inquiry into your application.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  46. Sahil

    Dear Indira,

    I was visiting online and found your blog and and your valuable feedback.
    Could you please have a look at the below query and help me understand.

    Category – FSW – submitted to CIO Sydney,NovaScotia on 23 April 2010
    Received File Number from CIO Sydney,NovaScotia on 10 August 2010
    Submitted 2 File to New Delhi Consulate on 23 September 2010
    Received Receipt Notice from New Delhi Office on 29 September 2010

    Since then i followed with them once and received a reply on 24 May 2011
    “Before your application can be placed in processing, our office will make a final determination as to whether or not you are eligible for processing.
    If your application is not eligible for processing, you will receive a letter informing you of the reasons for the determination as well as a refund.

    If your application is determined to be eligible for processing, processing will begin on a priority basis.
    Once your application has been assessed, you will receive further instructions from this office. ”

    I just checked online on the cic.gc.ca website and the case status is “in process”

    With the new post/pre june division of classes, i would need an insight as to which category do i fall in and an approx timeline to my case getting approved.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
    Sahil

    1. Indira

      You fall into the Pre June category and the processing times are a bit longer. You might want to wait a bit more..

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  47. Jiby Jacob

    Thanks for the advice… Does VO send AOR by India post or courier? I’m concerned because if its through India post i would not be able to collect it as i leavee for work at 11 everyday ( Mond to Frida)… Is it recommended to check with our post office:)…

    Anyway, when are you planning to fly.. wish you a prosperous and blessed life in Canada…

    thanks a lot…

    1. Indira

      AOR is through normal post in India. Yes, you can check with post office.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  48. gagan

    hi, im pre june 2010 applicant , i applied on 24 march 2010 and my file transfer date was 9 june 2010 and i submitted my full docs on 10 aug 2010. till then my e-cas status is showing received by visa office only.when i will expect my status to be changed in process?

    GAGAN
    THANKS

    1. Indira

      Hello,

      The current timelines for Pre Juners are more than 2 years and so you might want to wait a bit more..

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  49. Raj

    Very nice blog and very thoughtfull of you to answer the questions. I read the threads on pre june 2010 and the delays. I sent in my initial app to Nova Scotia sometime in May 2010. In a letter dated Sep 2010, I got my app number with request for docs. I sent in My docs in Jan 2011.
    I have applied under teaching instructor category.

    1.Do i also come under the pre june category
    2.Is the delay same for all occupations or are some occupations faster.

    Looking forward to your answer

    Raj

    1. Indira

      Hi Raj,

      Yes your application comes under the pre June category.

      Nope, I don’t think there could be any delay in line with the occupations.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  50. BALWINDER

    res madam

    when 2 year start it take 2year from which date 2 year start full document submission or approval your ans are not satisfied

    thanks

    1. Indira

      It’s not a strict 2 year thing.. You may consider it from the start of your application – the launch date. Please try contacting the NDVO with a case specific inquiry.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  51. BALWINDER

    got a standard reply 4 waiting another 2 years or more from what time this 2 year starts i m confused can u clear this doubt of mine

    i m confused can u clear this doubt of mine frustated

  52. Sahil

    hi Indira

    I sent my application to Nova Scotia & it reached there on 8th August 2011.

    Now i want to know about the application status of my application , kindly help how i can check the status as i m bit confused regarding the same .

    regards

    Sahil

    1. Indira

      hey Sahil,

      If your application is already 6 weeks old and you have not heard from them, here’s the link for you :) http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-after.asp.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  53. gab

    Dear Indira

    I sent my passports, RPRF, PCC and Medicals on 20 the JUL,11 but our passports returned back to us as they required my daughter passport with recent photograph. we prepared our daughter’s fresh passport and send all passports to NDVO on 19th Sep,11. We have not got the response till yet. How much time it will take in visa stamping.

    Regards

    Gab

    1. Indira

      The same reply I keep saying :) . 15 days to 6 months is the average timeline and so I wish you get it soon.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  54. raj

    hi,

    i wrote earlier also. i submitted my pp, rprf and medicals on 14th july. till date there is no update on my e-cas status. i am going to completed my 3 months on 14th october. i am really worried now. can i tell my agent to send the case specific enquiry or shal i wait???

    thanks

    1. Indira

      Yes, by all means you can ask your agent to send a CSI. Please note that the average time for the return of the passports is very variable from 15 days to 6 months. Wish you a speedy Visa :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  55. Gurpreet

    Hi Indra,

    My Consultant send the case spesifuc enquiry in month of June, but got no response from CHC new Delhi till now, I had submited my full doc in Aug 2010 and get confirmation from CHC new Delhi in Sept first week 2010

    Regards,
    Gurpreet

    1. Indira

      Try sending a physical letter by courier. Sometimes they do miss the online queries, specially if they ask ‘What’s happening with my application?’

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Sanket

        Dear Indira;

        Since last week i am trying to contact you over this blog and mail. if possible kindly reply to my queries. i have emailed you as well as posted my queries on this blog.

        Waiting for your reply

        Regards
        Sanket
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        1. Indira

          Sorry for the delay :( . I replied to your queries just now.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  56. Sanket Vohra

    Hi Indira;

    I am Sanket from Vadodara, Gujarat, I had applied for FSW Immigration in April through an agent in vadodara from Nova Scotia office , Sydney. I got a Message from Centralized Intake office that my application has received Positive Final Determination and shall be transferred to Visa Office in Delhi. this coresspondence was received on 07th June 2011. I was told by my agent that now i would receive a mail from DVO but since then there has been no communication from DVO.

    Kindly guide me as to what steps should i take now.

    1. Indira

      It could take about 3 to four months to hear from the VO, I suggest you please wait for a bit more.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Sanket Vohra

        Dear Indira;

        Thanks for the reply i would just like to ask one more question is it three to four months from time of getting my PER from CIO or three to four months from now onwards?

        Regards

        1. Indira

          3 to 4 months after the PER date :)

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. Sanket Vohra

            Dear Indira;

            Thanks for replying actually i got my PER from CIO Nova scotia (sydney) in june 2011. so it has already been 4 months moreover i would like to know whether there is a possibility of getting medicals directly without getting any communication from DVO prior to medicals.

          2. Indira

            Again it depends, they may ask for further documentation from your side, or an interview or simply send the medicals. It’s up to the visa officer’s discretion :) .

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          3. Sanket Vohra

            Dear Indira;

            Thanks for the reply :)

            i would further like to know what is the time given after stamping of visas to first time landing on port of immigration. moreover i & my wife have applied together so is it necessary for both of us to land in canada at the same time or is it ok if my wife joins me after sometime.
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          4. Indira

            Time for landing is 1 year from your medicals date and not the visas date. The Principal applicant has an option to either land alone or with family. But the family cannot land first without the PA.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          5. Sanket

            Thanks Indira :)

            Wish u & ur Family a very happy and a prosperous Diwali and Hindu New Year.

            Would get back to you with queries post diwali

            Regards

            Sanket

          6. Sanket

            Hi! Indira;

            I have received my medicals. with medicals i have also received a letter for invitation to CIIP (Canadian Immigrant Integration Programme). I would like to have your suggestion whether its worth attending as i am in vadodara and programme is scheduled in Delhi.

            Hope to have a reply soon:)

            Regards
            Sanket

          7. Indira

            Hi Sanket,

            Yes, I would definitely suggest CIIP for ALL immigrants. You can get answers to most of your questions and more useful information and contacts there.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          8. Sanket

            Dear Indira;

            my port of destination is Toronto. If i want to move to any other part of Canada for work purposes after arriving. what is the minimum stay required in Port of Destination before being able to move out.

            Once arrived in Toront what things should be on top of my priority List and how to go about completing them.

            Kindly throw some light on these topics it would be of great help to me. Also if possible give me your mail ID

            Thanks & Regards

          9. Indira

            You are free to move anywhere within Canada, as soon as you land as a PR! The first basic things are SIN cards, bank accounts, jobs etc., Some of my posts explain how to complete the above stuff. You can email me using the contact form in this blog :)

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          10. Sanket

            Dear Indira;

            I have mailed you my queries over contact form as instructed by you and am awaitng a reply from you.

            Awaiting your reply.

            Regards

          11. Indira

            Received and replying shortly!

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  57. Sanket Vohra

    Dear Indira;

    Hi, I am awaiting your reply on my first comment. Meanwhile i have got my credentials assessed from CCPE i.e Canadian Councilof Professional Engineers will this in any way help my cause of getting a FSW immigration Visa.

    Hope to have a reply soon :)

    Regards

    Sanket

    1. Indira

      Nope, unfortunately that cannot help you in the Visa process, but can help you with a job search after you arrive ehre.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  58. Mariyam

    Hi indira,
    Me and huband were submitted application on November 2009 in Sydney Australia. We received file number on feb 1st week 2010 and we completed medical this Aug17t and paid the right amount of Permanent residence fees last week of august. But still we didn’t get any updates from them. Can you help me regarding this matter?

    1. Indira

      I just replied to your query elsewhere :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  59. gab

    Dear Indira

    I recevied my passports back visa stamps and COPR within 20 days. Your blog has helped me lot in tracking the system.

    One more thing i want to ask from you

    In my COPR, the name of my wife and daughter is mentioned as accompanying memebers, but on the COPR of my wife and my Daughter only ‘My name’ is mentioned as accompaning spouse.

    Can it create some problem while landing or the the visa office writly prepared our COPRs.

    and keep yours fingers moved on ur computer.

    Regards

    GAB

    1. Indira

      Hey Gab :)

      Congrats and we had the same thing on our CPRs. Dont you worry :) As long as the other details are fine, you are good to land :)

      Happy Landing!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  60. khagendra prasad bhandari

    Dear Indira,
    I got my case number in 15 July 2010 and sent full documents in 2010 October 1.The visa office sent confirmation letter then.It is informed Delhi Visa office processes visas in 15 months.I am a college instructor and have applied as a federal skilled worker.when will i get information for medical examination?I have not got any information yet.and do they ask us to resend missing documents or do they just deny visa if some documents are missing in the parcel.I would be thankful to u if i get information on that.

    1. Indira

      Hello,

      Unfortunately you belong to the Pre – June 26, 2010 category and it takes 2 years or more for the processing. I suggest you send a case specific inquiry into your application and see where your application is, with the queue.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  61. mariyam

    Dear Indira,
    I appreciated your blog because you help the needy ones. I like to inform that
    Application file submission date was on November 2009 in London canadaian counsilate
    My Canadian P R file number got on februvary 1st week 2010.After that they transfer ed application to Sydney, Australia(canadaian counsilate0
    Our medical completed on 17th august 2011and paid RPRF. Hospital officials send our medical report to Singapore,Medical officer in charge.Now, we completed more than 8 weeks .We did nt get any reply for submitting our passport yet.Moreover we could nt track our status through their website.Can you please tell us…how long will take for getting the reply from themfor submitting our passport.
    By
    Mariyam
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    1. Indira

      Hi Mariyam,

      I guess you will have to send a case specific inquiry into yoru application and ask for an update. I’m unsure fo the timelines for other visa offices.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. mariyam

        Thank you for ur reply, we asked our agent to send a enquiry to them regarding our matter.

        Mariyam

  62. khagendra prasad bhandari

    Thanx Indira.Can u please tell me how long do the take to send information to the applicant for medical request?

    1. Indira

      It depends, anywhere from 15 days to 6 months again.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. khagendra prasad bhandari

        Thanx Indira,
        I suppose I could not ask my question very clearly.My question is,how many months does the visa office generally take to ask the applicant for medical once they get full documents?I hope I ill get the reply soon.
        many many thanks to you for your reply.

        1. Indira

          OK, for Pre-Juners, it might take up to 6 months for this, while it will only take half the time for those applications received after June 26, 2010. This is because, half of the job is done at the CIO for the post Juners.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  63. Neelam

    Hi mam

    How are u? Mam my consultant get the letter from chc that we need the indian address as we cannot send the passports with visa outside india my consultnat mail it on the same day i.e. 3rd october but we don’t hear any news from chc they send it by fax and e-mail. Now when we can hear ecase status still shows inprocess

    1. Indira

      Well, things are moving and I hope you receive the visas soon. One of my friends received visas after 2 months of the same situation. Patience is the key :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  64. Ashutosh

    Hi,

    I applied in March 2010 and forwarded my full docs to NDVO in August 2010 got the AOR in September( If it is the second file number). I applied for CAIPS in Oct 2011 which says File F’WD to FRR 11 August 2011.

    What does that means. Is it the date to work on my file.
    If yes then its been 2 months now why they havent yet contacted me.

    Please respond.

    Thanks.

    1. Indira

      Sometimes, the processing/file review time is more than a couple of months. Patience is the key :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  65. shagufta

    Hi Indira,

    I have sponsored my parents. they were requested to send passport , medical . in september we received a letter asking to pay rprf fees. i paid that and last week i received a letter confirming payment has been processed from mississauga office and mississauga office have informed the visa office. after this step would you know usually how long it takes for visa to be issued.? if you have any idea.

    thanks indira. would appreciate it.

    1. Indira

      I guess it shouldn’t take long. May be a couple of weeks?

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. shagufta

        thanks indira for ur response.

        i also received an email from new delhi visa office last week that they have received the information on rprf payment and they will forward it to relevant department for their action.

        would you know what does this mean? if you have any idea

        thanks indira for ur response again:)

        1. Indira

          So, they have received the RPRF already? If yes, all you have to do is wait a bit and use that time to research on your upcoming move :) Good luck to you.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. shagufta

            Hi Indira,

            my parents got visa on monday.
            ecas still shows inprocess.:)

            thanks for all ur answers

            shagufta

          2. Indira

            Congrats :) How long did the entire process take?

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  66. param

    hello mam
    myself is engineering lecturer applied in june 2010,received first file no in sep2010 and send full documents in dec2010 and received 2nd aor jan2011.so my query is its already 10 months passed my ecas status remain documents received and review pending. what does that mean??how long to have the medical request ??
    And secondly do i have to consider myself to apply into other category thats manitoba under family support as my aunt lives in manitoba
    so please suggest me what to do
    stay with federal pr case or
    apply to manitoba
    looking forward to your answer
    cheers
    Thanks

    1. Indira

      I guess you are a Pre June era applicant and so there is an obvious delay in the processing. I’m guessing it makes sense for you to apply for the Manitoba PNP, but do not withdraw your federal application before they ask you to do so. Sometimes, it’s worth trying an additional path;)

      Good luck!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  67. GAGAN

    HI INDIRA,
    I am pre june applicant, i applied in march 2010, sent full docs in aug 2010 and my file transfer date was 9 june 2010.My file status was showing RBVO SINCE AUG 2010. But surprisingly after 15 months my status changed to IN PROCESS WITH RBVO DETAILS INSIDE on 18 oct 2011. I just want to know whether it is a positive sign or just chc gave pre -juners a just LOLLY POP. And if it is a +ve sign then what is the next procedure and how long it will take to get medicals? please please reply me i am eagerly waiting for your response.

    Thanks a lot.

    1. Indira

      Yes, it’s definitely a positive sign. This means, your file is already dusted and on the table :) . You might receive the medicals within 3 months, but can be as early as a month too..

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  68. anushka

    Hi Indira,

    How long does it take to get ppr after medicals?
    Does it take the same amount of time to preform background checks and verify medicals for all applicants, or are processing times different for applicants from different years? eg. I am a 2009 applicant who submitted my medicals 2 days ago. Will my processing time differ from, say, a 2010 applicant?

    I would really appreciate your help.

    Thank you for your time.

    1. Indira

      The average time for stamping of the visas is anywhere from 15 days to 6 months and there are no reasons for any delay on this other than the security and criminal checks. Irrespective of the application timelines, after we submit the passports, the processing times and procedures remain the same.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  69. sandy

    Hi Indira,
    we have been asked by CHC ND to submit passport , medical , landing fees, PCC and all documents in original for stamping PR VISA for Canada in May 2011 and we have submitted the same as per their instructions……….4 months have passed but still we are waiting for passport to get back after visa stamping from CHC ND……do not know the reason of delay………why they are taking so much of time in stamping the passport…? how much time they will take to send back the passport after visa stamping …..pl. let us have your opinion………

    1. Indira

      Well, the average time for the return of the passports after stamping is anywhere from 15 days to 6 months. There are no reasons whatsoever for the delay in this process.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. sandy

        Don’t you think that after the submission of medical reports, all the original certificates / documents and landings fees and original passport……CHC ND is taking too much time for stamping PR VISA on the passport and returning back the same to us….?

        when there are no reasons for the delay in this process then why we have not yet received our passports back from them after stamping PR VISA….? already more than 4 months have passed……we are very much worried about this, as if we are hanging somewhere in the air bet. India and Canada……can not decide what to do and when to do….really feeling tensed about the result………but thinking positive and waiting….
        pl. help me out in this matter.
        sorry for the trouble…..sandy

        1. Indira

          Ok, so did you know there is something called ‘criminal and security checks’ to be done before we get the visas? This part is only done after they receive our medicals and passports and are found to be satisfactory. This is actually outsourced and there is a cost involved in the same. This is done by various intelligence agencies and they may take their own time to verify things and give a report. Only after receiving this report our file will be moved towards closing(visa stamps). Every person and file is different and so it takes different amount of time for the checks, so the delays in some files.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. sandy

            thanks madam for your reply….but as you informed that there is security checks……in this matter we have already submitted PCC to them…..which indicates the criminal and security checks are clear…….and which is valid for 6 months…….apart from that do you think that any other criminals and security checks are still required…….? pl. need your opinion in this matter……

            another thing is that…..can you suggest me within how many months we will have to land in canada after getting back our passport duly stamped with immigration VISA…..?
            sorry for the incovenience….waiting for your reply…..

          2. Indira

            One more time for you!

            The PCCs are only to indiicate the clarity on the local police records. There are more international organizations like intelligence agencies etc., who do another round of security and criminal checks(This is mandatory for immigration to Canada). So, yes the wait is justified.

            For landing, we will have to land within one year from our medicals date, else the visa expires. This is irrespective to the date of visa issuance.

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  70. Nira

    The visa office has now requested an FBI clearance certificate from the USA which I am in the processing of receiving, but my main concern is it takes anywhere from 8-10 weeks for processing. Once I have it, it will be Mid-December and my medical expires in February. Will I have to redo my medical? How long will the visa office take to process the application after they receive the certificate? Should I send my passport along with the certificate to ND office to avoid the delay? Or should I wait for them to ask me for the passport? Any advice would be appreciated

    1. Indira

      You cant send the passports until they ask for the same. Yes you will have to redo your medicals, if they expire before they issue the visas.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  71. amarjit

    hi mam,
    i have applied on june 2010 under 38 occupations list. its being 9 months since receiving my 2 AOR & my ECas says documents received by visa office and review pending. so mam iwant to know
    when will it change to in process??????
    when will i receive medicals????????
    and one thing i ve applied through consultancy. do i have to enquire to CIC
    thanks

    1. Indira

      Looks like you are a Pre – June applicant and unfortunately they are taking longer than 2 years for this batch to complete processing. Please get your agent to send a case specific inquiry int the status of your application.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  72. m.prem kumar

    We received your application for permanent residence on February 11, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on March 22, 2010. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

    Your application and supporting documents were received by the New Delhi office. They are pending review.

    We transferred your application to the New Delhi office on March 30, 2010. The New Delhi office may contact you.

  73. puneet

    Dear Indira,
    can u tell about the old cases applied before 2008. i have applied in 2005 for canada but did not received anything after submitting documents agin in 2009. It was heard earlier that now old cases will get visa fastly but now a days it heard that Canada Govt. is not inetrested in old cases. they are not going to issue visa to old cases in 2011 or 2011. can u say anything on it.
    regards,
    Puneet
    from india
    Kindly update at my id too.
    thanks in advance!

    1. Indira

      While a part of this is true, they are fast tracking the new ones, and that is just to ensure they have enough time to process the old ones. They still haven’t declared anything about dropping all the old applications. Just that it will take some more time for them to clear the backlog. I suggest you apply again under the new strams if you are eligible.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  74. kamal gupta

    can anyone tell fate of pre june 2010 (M I 1) applicants .Ecas shows RBVO since last july 2010.caips notes tell B’FD on 25/12/2010.

    1. Indira

      This batch, the current processing time is more than 2 years :( .

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  75. rajiv

    if the e cas shows rbvo does it mean that the file is not being looked into at all.or are they doing any background checks or any other enquiry .what does b ‘fd to F R R means.Also caips mention that file is ready for officer review but does not mention when it will be reviewed.Does e cas changes as soon as they start reviewing it.

    1. Indira

      RBVO means the application file is physically received at the office and nothing much. I’m nto familiar with CAIPS notes :( .

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  76. charming_param

    mam i ve query regarding my case.ive applied in oct 2006 then i reapplied in fast track under 38 occupation list in june2010.when i check my Ecas with the file number which i received under 38 list, the page with two options says documents received and other says in process. so my question is
    is it for the fast track case????
    or is it for my old case aswellas for my new case????
    r they processing the old cases or just the new cases???
    thanks

    1. Indira

      You will ahev to corelate it with the file numbers received for the respective applications. They have not completely stopped processing the old applications, so there is a chance that either of the apps are in process.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  77. amarjit

    mam
    ive a question when u say 2 year + mam for the prejune cases
    whats mean by that
    is it from the day we applied the case
    or is it day when they recieved the full documentation
    please tell
    thanks & cheers
    amarjit

    1. Indira

      It is more likely 2 years from the date they receive complete documentation. Previously it was from the date of application received in Sydney, but now the times are increasing.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  78. tony

    Hi,
    We applied on July 14th via spouse sponsorship.. Received approval on sept 2st.. and file was transferred to ND VO on the same day..its been more than 40 days and we haven’t heard anything nor there is any update on ECAS.. Do you have any idea as to what’s going on and how long would we have to wait to get the PPR..

    1. Indira

      Hey Tony,

      Sorry, I’m not familiar with the spousal sponsership thing yet :( . Try sending a case specific inquiry to them.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. tony

        Sure.. Will try that.. Thanks for the quick response Indira.. Take care & have a nice day..

  79. kamal

    my e cas changed to in process today after 16 months .what is next stage on e cas & when i should expect request for medicals.

    1. Indira

      Congrats on this big step Kamal :) . You can expect some sort of verification on your file, or simply medical requests in the next 3 months :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  80. charming_param

    thanks a lot mam to enlight me regarding my immigration query.thanks

  81. philanthropist

    Respected Madam,

    I’ve applied for Canada immigration under skilled migration category (MI-3)
    When I’ve applied the cap limit was not reached and until last update i.e. on 31-10-2011 cap limit is yet not reached.
    My application reached CIO before 5-6 days of last updates. (done on 31-10-2011)
    I am in worry that whether my application would be included in updates up to 31-10-2011 ?
    (So that I can became secured within cap limit)

    Regards with Thanks in advance

    1. Indira

      You will have to wait and see if your application fee is encashed. That’s the only way your application can have a confirmation of acceptance.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. philanthropist

        Thank you Madam for quick reply…

        How can I check whether fees is en-cashed. As I have sent Bank Draft.?
        Further, how much time CIO takes to encash the bank draft.?

        Regards

        1. Indira

          You will have to check this from the bank which issued the draft. They can take anywhere from a week to 6 weeks to encash the draft.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  82. Renshu

    My final application was submitted on September 2010 on NOC 3112, Ecas status says, ‘In Process’ on January 12, 2011, I have however not yet been informed on Medical Request. Can anybody share experience on when around I might receive medical request? Thank you and have a good day.

    1. Indira

      Sometimes it takes longer to get the medicals and so you will have to wait for it. It all depends on the amount of time required for the verification on the information on file.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  83. Mariyam

    Dear Indira Madam, we finished more than 10 weeks from our medical, and enquired case specific, but they didnt replied. can you please advice regarding this matter

    Mariyam

    1. Indira

      Sometimes they take time to reply and they are not motivated to reply for ‘What’s with my file’ questions. Please be patient, as I have stressed several times, the time taken to return the passports with visas is anywhere from 15 days to 6 months and you are well within the limit.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  84. rajan

    hi mam ,
    i have appliied for fsw category of dentist on august 27 ,2011 .and till date i have not recieved any file number ,can u please let me know how much more time it will take so that i could get 1st file number , i have even checked that they dint have encashed the DD so y its getting late !!!

    1. Indira

      Hi Rajan,

      So, you have applied under the MI3 and still haven’t receievd the PER from CIO. And your BD is not yet encashed? Please send an email to the CIO and check status of yoru file. They will take about 2 weeks to reply(although they can reply sooner), but they can confirm what’s happening with the file. Sometimes, I have seen that they take more than 3 weeks to encash the BD, and I know of a person whose BD was encashed after 2 months. Don’t lose hope :) . Please send a inquiry into your application asap.
      The link for that is at the bottom, of this page http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply-after.asp. If you use an agent, you cannot send the query, your agent has to do it on your behalf.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. rajan

        hii mam , can u plz tell me how much time NDVO takes for providing the 2nd file munber n the next process after that, its about 36 days now from 1st file number i havent recieved anything !!!

        1. Indira

          Details in the process page of this blog!

          Indira Prabhakaran.

        2. rajan

          mam my ecas is showing IN PROCESS is it a good sign,im a MI-3 applicant ,should i expect direct medical also from ndvo or they vl send the 2nd file no. first ???

          1. Indira

            MI3 is the same process as MI2. Please read the process page on this blog for answer.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          2. rajan

            mam u said process for MI2 & MI3 IS SAME BT IN MI3 one has to send all there docs to nova scotia where as MI2 has to send cases to NDVO ,is itso so the process would also be diffrent ???

          3. Indira

            Looks like you are not familiar with the MI terms.

            MI – 1 is the applications received after NOV 2008, under the 38 occupations list(No CAP)

            MI – 2 is the applications received after June 26, 2010 under the 29 occupations list(1000 CAP for each NOC)

            MI – 3 is the applications received after July 01, 2011 under the 29 occupations list(500 CAP for each NOC)

            For MI 1, simplified applications were sent to CIO in Sydney and the complete applications were sent to visa offices.

            For MI 2 and 3, Complete applications are sent to CIO and everything is the same except for the CAP for each NOC.

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          4. rajan

            hi mam can u plz guide me how much time does NDVO takes after 2nd file no.,how much 1 has to wait these days as per the trend going !!! thanks

          5. Indira

            Please check the process page of this blog for answer.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  85. Mariyam

    Mariyam says:

    November 7, 2011 at 11:09 PM (UTC 5.5 )

    Reply

    dear maam,
    actually we completed our medical on aug 17th and were paid the right permanant fees. but still they didnt ask our passport to submit, actually our file processing in Sydney Australia not in delhi.

    pls reply me

    Mariyam

    1. Indira

      Hi Mariyam,

      I am unaware of the procedures of processing at the Sydney office :( . I suggest you contact them directly.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  86. rajan

    thanks alot mam for ur guidence , my agent says that CIO is taking about 4 months time these days to provide file number and BD is also been encahed late ,is it so can i trust them ?

    1. Indira

      It depends again, but there is no harm in sending in an email asking for an update on your application. Push your agent to send that email! I’m not sure of the current timelines of CIO :( .

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. rajan

        mam thanks for ur reply, ca u plz tell me how much time do ndvo is taking these days to provide file numbers to mi3 applicants n medical is expected in most cases??

        1. Indira

          Unsure, because I’m not tracking the timelines recently. You may want to check in the forum http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/skilled-worker-professional-immigration-b4.0/

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. rajan

            hi mam, today my address got disappeared when i check ecas ,is it good ,can i expect medical soon ??? when do 1 can expect medical after 2nd aor

          2. Indira

            Timelines post please..

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  87. amarjit

    mam i want to ask can i continue or can i leave my old job. is it make any difference if i join new job. if so do i have to give again the detailed experienced after joining the new job or just the appointment letter.please tell
    thanks

    1. Indira

      It depends on what stage of the application process you are in. If your medicals are over, it is safe to leave your old job and you can afford not to let them know about it. It is not going to affect your app. But if it is before medicals, you will have to let them know of the change in employment and they will ask for some documents.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  88. pianka

    My brother recommended I might like this blog. He used to be totally right. This put up actually made my day. You can not imagine simply how so much time I had spent for this info! Thank you!

  89. Jagdish

    Hi Indira,

    I submitted my Canada FSW -PR application on 9th April 2010 and second stage documents on 22nd Oct 2010. On 26th Nov 2010, I recieved a communication from Visa Office confrming the reciept of my “Application Package” at the visa office and also the change in file number from the one initially issued by CIC, Nova Scotia.

    Does this mean that the visa office is acknowledging the reciept of my second stage documents?

    Also, my esas status only says “Application Recieved” rather than RFVO as mentioned in some of the earlier threads posted.

    Please advice.

    Regards,

    Jagadish

    1. Indira

      Hi Jagdhish,

      As you are a Pre June applicant, there could be some differences in the ECAS statuses. As of now, yes your complete file is received by VO and they have put your file for further processing. You can expect a communication(probably medicals) soon.

      Good luck.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  90. osti

    Hi Indira ,

    to be direct to the point:

    NOC code 0631 restaurant manager

    1.Applied on 18 April 2011
    2. recieved Mail from CIC to update my fund details
    3. Updated funds. Details sent on July 17th+ sent them request to change VO from London To Singapore as i have left Dubai and moved to work in Singapore + sent them proof of residence in Singapore .
    4. recieved PER 18 October 2011
    5. Ecas Was showing: Eligibility review complete
    6. Now Ecas showing: In Process , when i click i get: We receieved your application on July 17th.

    To date i havent got any message such as Recieved by Visa office.

    what shall i do ?
    will they send my file to London ? or they will send it to Singapore as per my written request on July 17th?

    Kind regards:)

    1. Indira

      You will have to contact the Singapore VO, probably cc the London VO and confirm where your application is right now. Please use the respective VO’s website to contact them via case specific inquiry.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  91. rajiv

    hi indira,

    Is it true that most applicants under fsw at NDVO get a interview waiver? what is %age of applicants getting a waiver. Please tell me whether those who get a interview call are they mostly rejected & V O are mostly nasty & reject your application on even small grounds & are on lookout of ways & means to reject you & interview you for for hours.

    1. Indira

      Yes, only a few % of applicants say, 10 to 15% receive interview requests and not ALL of those who attend interviews are difficult applications/ get rejected. It depends on the individual file and how well we prepare for the interview.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  92. ROBIN JOY

    Hi Indira,

    I applied federal skilled worker apllication on 13th july,2011. I received my file nomber on 20th october. What is the next procedure.How much time take for passport medical request. I expect your reply at an early date,

    Thanks & regards,

    ROBIN JOY

    1. Indira

      I suggest you please go through ‘the posts related to our immigration story’ to get an idea of the process flow for the application processing. The process itself hasn’t changed much since then.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  93. moe

    mam i would like to have ur advice and guidance for my case .
    First of all thanks for ur great work and what u provide to the general public thats amazing .
    mam i m an lecturer.i have applied in june 2006 in which ecase says in process
    then applied under 38 occupation lists in oct 2009 and my case was rejected due to lack of documentatin i.e is my ielts score and adaptablity. at that time i got married and havent focus much on my case .then i reapplied on may 2010 under same category and its been 12 months since i submitted this time all my documentation.ecase says rbvo.how long it will take to have medical or all process done
    is it have any negative impact on my case as it was rejected because of lack of documentation????? or can i also applied to any other category to canada as my uncle lives in winnipeg????.please

    1. Indira

      I remember replying to a similar query already, and the answer hasn’t changed yet! IF the old application was rejected because of lack of documents to support points claim on language or adaptability, it will NOT affect your current application. The delay in your current application is probably due to the fact that they are taking more than 2 years at present to finalize the applications that were submitted before June26th, 2010.

      Yes you can apply for Manitoba PNP if you qualify.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  94. BALWINDIER

    Dear mam

    about pre june applicant tVO hav mentioned the time of 16 month

    i have completed the 13 month what are they doing with old cases

    1. Indira

      Hi Balwinder,

      I know the CIC website states 16 months for Pre Juners, but the reality(forum and this blog sources) confirm it’s more than 2 years as of now. I’m not sure what they are doing with the old applications :( .

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  95. Lakulish Pandya

    Hi,

    I applied on 4th August 2011 for FSW. My application received to CIO Sydeny on 8th August 2011. After several months I am unable to get status of my file. After several months pass on I sent mail to CIO Sydeny for search enquiry for my file. On 8th Nov I got reply with my file number on same number. Later I check my e-cas status. It show “In Proces” and when I click “In Process” it show my file received on 8th August. What is mean to show? It means only medical is pending or more.

    1. Indira

      The process is outlined in this post. http://indiraprabhakaran.com/blog/fsw/the-process/

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  96. Chintz

    Dear Indra,

    I have been following your thread for a week now and i sincerely appreciate your approach towards answering candidates’ queries. Frankly, your answers are much informative than those given by many of the visa consultants!!
    Please find my details as below:

    Applied under FSW2- category 0631- as Restaurant Manager- having one and half years experience in the specified field.
    Application Received at CIO- 4th February 2011- CAS- ” Application received”
    1st AOR and positive assessment of Eligibility – 22nd March 2011- CAS- “Eligibility Review Complete”
    File received at New Delhi V/O and letter issued- 18th April 2011- CAS- ” Received By Visa Office”
    Visa Office Review Complete and Started processing on 7h November 2011- CAS- ” In Process”- with tag line as mentioned.

    as per you how long it could take for medicals from this point of time.
    I read a couple of comments where its mentioned it could take as long as 6 months too after In Process.
    Just like most of candidates, i also have few important career decisions on hold due to this. I would be grateful if you can throw some light on my case.

    Regards,
    Chintz

    1. Indira

      Thank you for the compliments :) . The processing is outlined in this post. Please help yourself. http://indiraprabhakaran.com/blog/fsw/the-process/

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  97. Chintz

    Dear Indira,

    Thanks for the prompt response.. I went through the process before contacting you. its really informative as i mentioned.. i also read one of your comment which says it takes about 15 days to 1 month for medicals once the ECAS changes to “In Process”..

    Does “in process” signify that Visa Office Eligibility Review is complete?
    I have confirmed the employers havent received any verification call so far.

    I would be grateful to you can look into my case with regards to approximate total time which i have to wait till medicals.

    Warm Regards,
    Chintz

    1. Indira

      OK, the time to get medical requests again depends on how complex the file is. They may take anywhere between 15 days to 6 months to verify and process the file for medical requests. Calling the employer might happen, but that’s just one way of verifying things.

      Sorry I cannot predict your medicals date. In Process means, your file is up in the queue and just opened for processing.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Chintz

        Hi Indira,

        How r u..Glad to update that i received medicals- rprf- passports requests and completed the same. But there is a confusion. As mentioned earlier, my online status changed to “in proces” on 7th Nov 2011 and medicals were issued on 10th Nov 2011 itself with an expiry date of 30th Dec 2011. Unfortunately medicals were sent by soft copy only and the soft copy was marked to a WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS. The consultant posted a query on 12th January 2012 and received a reply from CHC on 31st January mentionong the email id to which medicals were issued. However in the same reply, CHC provided 30 days extension following which we completed medicals.. To all the readers, its a classic example to be careful in communications with CHC especially such rare mistakes should also be accounted for from their end in wait time!!! ALthough the consultant has written in the reply to CHC about the mistake in EMAIL ADDRESS.

        Hope there wont be an issue now…Is RPRF encashment a sign of medicals being cleared??
        I know Guru mantra of 15 days to 6 months..so no question on timeline :-) …Have a great time..
        Awaiting reply..

        Warm Regards,
        Chintz

        1. Indira

          Hi There,

          ALL is well! Yes, RPRF is encashed only after satisfactory medicals :) . Good luck to you!

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. chintz

            Hey Indira…

            RPRF draft en-cashed yesterday and status updated “medicals results have been received”…

            Awaiting Visas now..

            Regards,
            Chintz..

          2. chintz

            Hi Indira,

            I have received visa on first week of march2012, thanks for your guidence. I would seek your advice on couple of points,
            1) i am planning to move to regina as one of my friend is residing there. Do i have to stayback at toronto(first point of entry in canda) till my sin and health card is issued or i can proceed to regina the same day?
            2) can i work while awaiting sin?
            3) how much fund do i have to show in which specific format?
            4)has there been a case when anyone has not bee allowed entry in canada while immigration officers interview at POE.

            Pls Help

            Warm Regards,
            Chintz

          3. Indira

            Congrats!
            1. No, you can go to Regina directly, not necessarily through Toronto. If you want to, allow ample time for flight changes and landing procedures between flights.

            2. SIN is an instant thing. You get your number immediately after applying and that is sufficient to work. Plastic cards arrive later.

            3. Any format, but with your name on it.

            4. May be, I do not know.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  98. Gurpreet

    Hi Indira,

    My Status is changed from RBVO to “IN PROCESS” but deltails indise are still same.

    Regards,
    Gurpreet

  99. Rithvick

    Hello,

    I am a FSW applicant. I got my first file number by June 2010 (from Nova Scotia) and I supplied all the required documents to CHC New Delhi by Oct 2010 (within 120 days limit). Post submission, I got the 2nd file number in 2 weeks. It’s been over a year now and last night I checked the status in eCAS. It says “A decision has been made on you application. The office will contact you concerning this decision”. I have not received any communication in terms of request for medical examination nor a phone call pertaining to verification or any sort. This leaves me terribly worried.

    Glad that I found your blog with a hope that I would find some clarity from veterans like you and would appreciate your thoughts on this.

    Regards,
    Rithvick

    1. Indira

      Hi Rithvick,

      I’m afraid ‘Decision Made’ before medicals is usually negative, but this could be a BUG on the ECAS. Please contact the NDVO using a case specific query about this.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  100. Paramjit

    HI Indira,

    This is a very nice effort, must appreciate that.

    I applied to Nova scotia in the month of FEB 2011 as a pharmacist and my DD got encashed on 22nf FEb 2011. My file was transferred to NDVO in April 2011 and i recieved a letter from new delhi VIsa office stating they will take 8 to 10 months from processing and if i dont hear from them in 6 months i can contact them.

    So i contacted them in the month of October inquiring about my case, and last week i recieved a letter from them and they are asking me to provide me documents to prove my duration of employment (like pay slips, attendance records, form 16 and etc etc)..i work for a very small shop here in ahmedabad so i dont get pay slips and all…. And i am confused should i send the original documents to them or shd i send them the notarized copy. Also, am tensed what would be the outcome for this ….request you to please help .

    Thanks ,
    Param.

    1. Indira

      Hi Param,

      Do not worry, sometimes they just need more supportive work to prove employment. Just get a letter from your boss explaining your employment with starting date, salary details, work hours etc., If you can show the salary coming in(could be a cheque deposit) regularly in the bank, send them those bank statements to prove employment. Send original letters to teh NDVO and explain them why you don’t have Form 16 etc.,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  101. Rajesh

    We got a letter from CIC, New Delhi to under go the Medical, PCC, RPRF payment. We completed all they request and sent to them, So what is the next and how much time does it take, please advise

    1. Indira

      I suggest the Process page on this blog for the answer to your question.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  102. Neelam

    Hi Indira

    How was ur winters? today i got the call from NDVO regarding address confirmation and they said today we made decision on my case. Please tell me after this how many days later we got the passports back with stamp ecase status still show in process they also said we received ur medicals and its ok.

    1. Indira

      Hi Neelam,

      Congrats and you could have the passports back in hand in a week or so.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  103. seema singh

    Hi

    Thanks for your quick reply. I have good news to share Ecas is IN PROCESS from 2 December 2011 . well need to know how much time it takes to get medical request and how much time iVO will take to do verification about my employment.

    Regards
    Seema

    1. Indira

      Hi Seema,

      It could take anywhere from few days to months for the Medicals.

      Good luck to you.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  104. Sudha

    Hi

    I am done with my medicals n the status shows ” Medical results have been received”. I would like to know the funds which they asked to show in our account is still have to be continued, If so how long.From now how long does it take ?

    Regards,
    Sudha.

    1. Indira

      Hi Sudha,

      It could take anywhere from few days to months and I suggest you not withdraw the funds until you have the passports back. Good luck :) .

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  105. sandy

    Madam,
    after sending medical reports, landing fees, pcc, original documents for verifications and passport for stamping PR / immigration visa in the last week of june 2011……our status now (a week ago) shows as “decision made”…….

    1….can you suggest me that when I intend to get my passport back with PR status…?
    means positive reply from NDVO….
    2…..after the completion of above process is there any chance of any type of unfavourable response…?

    pl. let me have your opinion…..sorry for the trouble…..sandy

    1. sandy

      madam,
      we have recd. letter from CHC ND to submit original documents, PCC, landing fees , medical reports and passport for stamping immigration visa …..we have submitted all the requirements in the third week of june 2011 to CHC ND …….and they have acknowledge the same……
      a week ago, on verifying our status….it shows as “decision made”……but till date we have not yet recd. our passport back with stamping…… can you suggest me how much time CHC ND VO will take to return back our passport after stamping…….as decision has already made……..??

      Can I treat the “decision made” as positive news and can start my packing for the journey to CANADA…..? as after long waiting for more than 5 months after the submission of passports for stamping , we have not recd. any further queries from them till date……
      pl. let me have your opinion with regards to this…..thanks….sandy

      1. Indira

        As i replied to your earlier comment, it must be a positive decision, please wait.. It’s all there and just a matter of days..

        Indira Prabhakaran.

    2. Indira

      Hi Sandy,

      It should be a positive decision and you would recieve the passports soon.. Max a couple of weeks.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. sandy

        madam,
        we have recd. passports with a refusal letter….states that the income of the sponser for the 12 months before the file has been submitted in Feb. 2007 does not meet the minimum required income…..so they have refused giving PR…….it has become a very sad day for all of us……

        I can not imagine after doing medicals , PCC, depositing landing fees , submitted all the original documents which have not retd. back to me …..they have refused to give PR to us………now you can very well understand the position of my son, who has maintained the student status for the last 5 years instead of doing any job over here…….they have ruined the life of my son……this is India and not canada, getting the good job is very difficult……. he will have to struggle a lot to get the good job after crossing the age of 25……he will not get any govt. job at this age…..

        For your information, my elder son, (sponser) is maintaining much more income than the minimum required income to sponsor from June 2006 to till date…….his income is much more higher than what is required for sponsership……of his parents and dependent brother……all these has happened by the licenced canadian consultant who has taken our case and filed on our behalf to CPC Mississaga for our Immigration Visa PR….later on the file was transferred to New Delhi for consideration……..due to the mistake of the consultant who has submitted our file one month before (early) and that too without verifying the income ……if he would have submitted our file a month later then today we would have been in Canada and my younger son’s life wouldn’t have ruined………this is the question of life and death for my son…..

        can you suggest me what to do now ….? Is there any possibilities for this case / file to be considered in near future…? I am really worried about my son……pl. advice……sandy

        1. Indira

          Very sorry to hear this, but the sad truth is I keep hearing bad stuff about the immigration consultants these days!

          If you feel the refusal was unfair and you really qualified, please contact CIC. If they refuse to reopen the file again, the best thing is to apply again for the PR for your 2nd son. I’m sure you will be careful this time to verify the documentation before submitting.

          Yes you can reapply as long as the refusal was not on the misrepresentation/fraud counts.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. sandy

            Hi Indira,
            Thanks for you kind words….but tell me…

            1….. after doing medicals and depositing landing fees, can CIC refuse the cases like this…..?

            2….If my elder son reapply means again we will have to wait for another 5 years…..and maintaining the student status for another 5 years is not at all possible for my younger son ….then when my younger son will start his life….?

            3…..but one thing my elder son applied for our sponsorship thru licensed consultant …ex-canadian visa officer…, the mistake was not from our side…..consultant has made the mistake in the income column…..my elder son has given all the required documents to him….but he has not checked properly and this great lose of 5 years of life has happened only becoz of his negligence…..if he would have checked and then filed our case a month later ……which would have given us a positive result……
            4…….if I make an appeal, will I get positive result….?

            5……more over I want to file a suit against that consultant ex-officer of CHC for his negligency……….I am not going to leave him like that….he has spoiled the life of my younger dependent son……shall I get any fruitful result out of that….?…pl. guide…….sandy

          2. Indira

            Sorry for the delay :(

            1. Yes, CIC reserves the right to refuse visa at any stage.

            2. There are so many other ways he can qualify to immigrate! Please do your research and start with http://www.cic.gc.ca

            3. You chose your consultant and that means your consultant is acting on your behalf. So, there is nothing much you can do on that. You can sue your consultant for his mistake and that has nothing to do with CIC.

            4. An appeal cannot do justice for a mistake in the application. Nothing harm in trying that, except for the fact that you have to shell out more money and time.

            5. Please read my answer on 3.

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          3. sandy

            Thanks Indira,
            Thank you very much for spending your valuable time and opinion ……..do you have any idea about …..

            ……that during our appeal if our sponsor submit his income for the last 4 years which is far above than the minimum income required for the sponsorship, will it be taken into consideration for the sponsorship…???…….Is there any rules so that our case can be considered….?….pl. inform….sorry….sandy

          4. Indira

            Sorry, I’m not sure and I do not want to promise you on that. Please do your research.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  106. ROBIN JOY

    Hai Indira,

    Thanks for your quick reply. I have good news to share Ecas is I got 2nd AOR from
    NDVO on 24th November. Still I am waiting for medical request. Is that CHC staff taking off on Xmas time. Kindly reply,

    Thanks & Regards
    ROBIN JOY

    1. Indira

      They deserve a christmas vacation, dont they?

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  107. rajesh

    dear Indira,
    may i get your email id, because i need to send some details

    regards
    Rajesh
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    1. Indira

      I emailed you :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  108. sandy

    i could not understand what you want me to inform regarding my querries……pl. be specific…….sandy

  109. sandy

    Thanks madam for your immediate response…………waiting for the passports to receive………..

    but when CHC normally sends passports by registered post or courier, it should take only 3 to 4 days time to reach in metro cities then why they are taking so much of time….?…I can not understand……if you have any idea then share with me about this……I will be obliged for this…….sandy

    1. Indira

      Well, NDVO usually does some stuff and so we are able to predict some processes and timelines.. Otherwise there is no way we would be abe to answer most of the questions. Here, they usually send the passports out soon after the ‘Decision Made’ but they reserve the right to send it at their own pace. This could be due to the huge administrative burden they currently have.

      You have waited this long and a few more days before you stop waiitng! The passports come by registered post.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. sandy

        Thank you madam and very sorry for the incovenience…….sandy

    2. Ankur

      can you tell me how much time usually CHC takes to return the passport after submission. , I have to fly to other foreign country , i need my passport as soon as i can , is there any way we can request for personnel submission of our passport.

      Please advice

      1. Indira

        Anywhere from 15 days to 6 months. It’s not possible to submit the passport personally or collect it personally.

        Indira Prabhakaran.

      2. Ankur

        Hi Indra,

        as you said it will any where from 15 days to 6 months, is there any suitable way to contact CHC delhi for returning passport. in case we have any emergency, as I checked so many time there Ecase online status it does not show any fruitful information , when i called they said they would not tell status over phone, send a Email, even i sent couple of email and requesting letter via courier as well they are not ready to answer any query on time, I had USA visa, USA consulate never hold any passport untill they are not satisfy with all paper work , usually they release any one passport max 3- 10 days, I don’t know but it is very much pathetic behavior from any consulate i ever saw. ,

        1. Indira

          OK, so yes you can request for the passports to be sent back right away, BUT they are going to send it without visas. Anyways you will have to resend the passports and the same procedures apply for the waiting time. I’m sure you are talking about the work/visit visas for US and not the PR visas. NDVO processes a lot more applications than the US consulate and a PR visa requires lot of checks that are done after the receipt of the passports.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. Ankur

            CHC asked us to submit our passport in person on chc counter , they asked us local contact number as well, can you tell me whether they will provide any kind of receipt when they take passport over the counter, and after in person submission how much time they takes… any idea about this process…

          2. Indira

            Sorry, I do not know! This is the first time I hear something like this.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  110. Neelam

    Hi mam

    Today my status change decision made but medical received not written i am confused and tensed mam pls tell me everything is ok and now after how many days we received our passports.
    Please send ur email address also

    1. Indira

      Let’s hope it’s good news :) . The passports might arrive in less than 2 weeks time. I sent you an email.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  111. vidyagandhi

    i filed my application by february 2010. now they told me to pay me RPRF and submit my passport. no medical exam had happened. so how long it takes for medicals?. is there any possibility of rejection apart from medical reasons??

    1. Indira

      This is strange! NDVO usually sends medicals, RPRF and passports requests together. May be your case is different because you are a Pre June applicant? I’m not sure why they would need the RPRF and passports without medicals. Please contact them using a case specific inquiry and confirm if that is what they intended to.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  112. harshal

    hi indira i m pharmacist and my wife is physiotherapist we have applied under fdsw in may 30 2011 we have received medical request and landing fees and passport on 24th nov 2011 we submitted all necessary documents on 6th dec with original passport now how much time will take to get visa……???

    1. Indira

      It can take anywhere from 15 days to 6 months!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  113. hari

    hi Indira , I had applied in august 2006 , i got the IN PROCESS status in November 2006 with the acknowledgement , file no etc before that . but there has been no progress after that . I recently read that there has been some speeding up being done regarding backlog . i would like to know how far this is right and can you throw some light on this matter . Thanks .

    1. Indira

      Please check the recent ‘Timelines’ post on this blog for answers.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  114. Lakulish Pandya

    Hi,

    I applied on 8th August 2011. My DD clear on 20th October 2011. I got my file number on 4th Nov 2011. After few days back I send query to CIO in respond message I got “Your file is still pending final review and decision by our office. You will be contacted in due course” Does it mean PER or NER? Any idea how much time require for PER after DD en cash.

    1. Indira

      Sometimes they take longer than usual for issuing PER. I know of a case where they took 3 months to encash the DD and another case where they took 5 months to issue a PER. Please be patient.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Lakulish Pandya

        Today I got email from CIO. Pls. guide me on this.

        “I have now completed the assessment of your application for a permanent resident visa as a skilled worker. I have determined that you do not meet the requirements for immigration to Canada.

        Subsection 12(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) states that a foreign national may be selected as a member of the economic class on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada. Subsection 75(1) of the regulations prescribes the Federal Skilled Worker class as a class of persons who are skilled workers and who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada.

        Pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, 2002, skilled worker applicants are assessed on the basis of the requirements set out in subsection 75(2) and the criteria set out in subsection 76(1). The assessment of these requirements determines whether a skilled worker will be able to become economically established in Canada. The criteria are age, education, knowledge of Canada’s official languages, experience, arranged employment and adaptability.

        Your application was assessed based on the occupation(s) in which you requested assessment. The table below sets out the points assessed for each of the selection criteria:

        Points assessed

        Maximum

        Age

        10

        10

        Education

        22

        25

        Official language proficiency

        10

        24

        Arranged employment

        0

        10

        Experience

        17

        21

        Adaptability

        5

        10

        TOTAL

        64

        100

        You have obtained insufficient points to qualify for immigration to Canada, the minimum requirement being 67 points.

        You were assigned 22 points for your educational credential of a Diploma in Electronics & Communications Engineering at the Non-University Diploma level.

        You were assigned 10 points for your official language proficiency. This assessment was based upon the language results on file. No points were assigned for your second official language.

        No points were assigned for arranged employment.

        You were assigned 17 points for 2 years full-time equivalent work experience with Ziyone Infotech, where you worked from April of 2003 until December of 2007, for 4 years on a part time basis, which is equivalent to 2 years full time employment.

        No points were assigned for your work experience at Tulip IT Services Ltd, Almoayed Group, GTL Ltd, Strix Systems or Wesley Clover Communication Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

        At the time of decision, there was insufficient evidence that you performed the actions described in the lead statement for the occupation or that you performed a substantial number of the main duties of NOC 2147, including all of the essential duties.

        You were assigned a total of 5 adaptability points for your spouse’s educational credentials of both a Bachelor of Commerce, and a Master of Business Administration.

        No additional points were assigned for adaptability.

        You have not obtained sufficient points to satisfy me that you will be able to become economically established in Canada.

        Subsection 11(1) of the Act states that a foreign national must, before entering Canada, apply to an officer for a visa or for any other document required by the regulations. The visa or any other document may be issued if, following an examination, the officer is satisfied that the foreign national is not inadmissible and meets the requirements of this Act. Subsection 2(2) specifies that unless otherwise indicated, references in the Act to “this Act” include regulations made under it.

        Following an examination of your application, I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of the Act and the regulations for the reasons explained above. I am therefore refusing your application.

        Note: Any different or new information that you submit cannot be taken into consideration.

        Should you have different or additional information, you may wish to submit a new application. For up-to-date information on how to apply under the Federal Skilled Workers Class, please visit the website at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/skilled.asp

        There are many ways to immigrate to Canada. To learn more about your options, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp.

        Thank you for the interest you have shown in Canada. “

        1. Indira

          Hi There,

          This is a NER :( . I understand that you should have expected more points on the work experience factor and that’s where it went wrong. Looks like you have not done your homework on the job duties or description thing. May be you did your part well, but that did not satisfy the VO for that NOC. I suggest you to reapply, if you still think you qualify. This time, please ensure you double check your application and documentation.

          Good luck to you.

          Thanks,

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  115. moe

    can i file a petition against CIC canada regarding the slow processing .i heard they are not dealing with our cases(pre june case). their 1st priority is post july 2011,2nd is post july 2010 and 3rd is pre june.so they are no in mood to deal with our cases. what is ur opinion on that.

    1. Indira

      You are welcome to do that! I would also suggest you to reapply under the new streams if you are eligible for faster processing!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  116. Neelam

    Hi Mam

    How r u? CHC give x’mas gift to us yes we got the mapple leaf pr on 19/12/2011.

    Thank you so much for ur useful advice i have ur email also may be next month we will be there.

    Mam i want to know one thing i.e. me & my son passports stamp on 5/12/2011 & husband on 14/12/2011 why?

    Happy X’mas & New Year

    1. Indira

      Congrats Neelam :) So happy for you! Sure we will meet here..

      Now that you ALL have the visas, why worry about other stuff ;)

      Prepare for the landing!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  117. sajid

    Hi
    HRU, my medical report is recived on september 30,2011 & after that there is no reply from london VISA OFFICE ,i applied from saudi arabia for PR.can u pls tell me how long takes time to decide PR visa approied or not.
    bi

    1. Indira

      I’m sorry I’m not familiar with London VO timelines..

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  118. Ami

    Hi Indra,

    I sent my application for PR in July 2011 in FSW 3113 category. My visa office is New Delhi. I had applied this application when I was in London but since then I have travelled to USA and currently living in USA.

    I received AR from NDVO in Nov and now waiting for medical and passport submission request.

    My question is: I can travel short term to India for passport submission but need to travel back within 4 -5 weeks to USA due to my job. Do you think my passport will be stamped and returned in this time perid or if there is a workaround to this problem?

    Also, is there a requirement that your passport needs to have atleast 1 year validity at the time of submission, my son’s passport will expire Jan 2013?

    Regards,
    Ami
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    1. Indira

      Hi Ami,

      There is a risk involved with this. Sometimes passports take upto 6 months for no known reasons to get stamped and returned. No, a 6 months validity should work, provided it is 6 months from the date of visa stamping. They may ask you to renew if they think it will take longer for the visa issuance.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Ami

        Thank you for your response Indra.

        Another question:

        1. I had submitted all documents initially except for PCC. Now I have received PCC for stay in USA and India. Shall I send it to NDVO proactively or wait for them to ask for it.

        2. I understand I need to send this to

        Immigration Section
        Canadian High Commission
        PO Box 5209 , 7/8 Shantipath,
        Chanakyapuri
        New Delhi 110021

        Since I need to send this from USA and cannot fedex documents to PO address

        So instead can I send it to this address:

        Immigration Section
        Canadian High Commission
        7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
        New Delhi 110021

        Regards,
        Ami

        1. Indira

          You may have to wait until they ask for it. Yes the second address works fine too :)

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. Ami

            Hi Indra,

            Need your guidance again. Just to refresh, I applied for PR in 3113 category in July 2011, visa office is new delhi.

            First AOR received Sept from Nova Scotia and 2nd AOR from new delhi in Oct 2011.

            I have now received letter from NDVO requesting proof of funds & Original PCC.

            My questions:
            1. Does this request for POF & PCC indicate that my background check is done and okay?

            2. I submitted PCC on 6th Jan to NDVO even before they asked me, and I have not received any acknowledgement from NDVO of receiving it yet (though I do have courier delivery confirmation) – do I need to submit again or just tell them that I have already sent it before
            (I sent PCC even though you advised me to wait till they ask for it)

            3. POF – All my bank accounts and property/house are in combined name with my husband. Please tell me all possible “proof” of funds which are acceptable to NDVO , Are joint account with spouse acceptable, can Property be considered as proof of funds
            My husband has sufficient funds in his Provident funds & can take out that to a saving bank account – is this required.
            I am trying to understand all possible ways to gather funds

            Regards,
            Amit

          2. Indira

            Hi Amit,

            1. It only means that they are currently processing your file ad will need those docs to complete the checks.

            2. If you have sent it already, tell them. Chances are they will ask for it again as it shows they do not have that doc on your file and it could be lost.

            3. Liquid cash – bank accounts are the best. Properties are not considered as far as I know. Yes, savings accounts are OK. joint accounts are OK, as long as both of them are in the application for PR.

            Thanks,

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          3. Ami

            Indra,

            Are these valid proof of funds:

            • Fixed deposits in joint name of applicant and her father or some other blood relation– is that acceptable proof of funds
            • Provident fund – in applicant’s name – this that acceptable

            Do we need to give last six month bank statement or the current balance in the account?

            As I had told earlier that I had sent PCC on Jan 2nd, which is now asked in the recent letter I have got :

            1. Do they usually inform/send confirmation back upon receiving documents like PCC
            2. Do documents usually gets misplaced in this process?

            I had sent them “case specific enquiry” to follow-up to confirm if they received the PCC sent through courier, they just replied after 15 days that this request is forwarded to the relevant department.

            Regards,
            Ami

          4. Indira

            I would always suggest liquid funds In the name of applicants only. Current balance statement attested by the bank is fine. They may ask for 6 months statement later on. Sometimes documents get misplaced and no they do not acknowledge receipt of docs.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          5. Amit

            Hi Indra,

            It’s been a pleasure to follow your blog.

            Quick recap – I had submitted PCC by courier on Jan 6th , late Jan I received a letter from NDVO to submit PCC and proof of funds.

            I dropped an email from “case specific enquiry” on Feb 3rd asking them if they have received the PCC I had sent – no reply yet.

            To respond to the letter I got – shall I send proof of funds + notarized copy of PCC with a note that I had already send original copies, if they need / have not received – let me know and then I will reapply for PCC once again?

            Will they reply if they need PCC once again?

            Regards,
            Amit

          6. Indira

            Perfect approach! Good luck to you!

            Indira Prabhakaran.

          7. Amit

            Hi Indra,

            Thanks for the prompt reply, I just got confirmation from NDVO that they have received the original PCC for USA and India.

            They now need ONLY PCC for UK stay.

            I had submitted the PR application from UK but then I moved out from UK to USA and my stay in UK was less than 6 months (it was 5 months and 10 days). I had sent letter earlier to NDVO about this address change and also sent them notarized passport copies showing exit date from UK. I had sent these documents along with PCC.

            Shall I contact them again with this information that my UK stay was less than 6 months and double check if I indeed need to arrange UK PCC? Or shall I just go ahead and apply for UK PCC?

            Regards,
            Amit

          8. Indira

            I suggest you talk to NDVO about the situation and concurrently start processing for your UK PCC. That could avoid further delays.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  119. kamal kumar

    Hi Mam,
    I send my all the document in August 2010 under professor category but from last 6 months the status of my application is showing in process whereas it was mentioned that this specific case will take 8-10 months. Please tell me that when i will get me medical.

    1. Indira

      Please check the timelines post on this blog!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. kamal kumar

        Dear Mam, I send a letter to Immigartion section New Delhi regarding the processing of my case and yesterday i got a mail from immigration section in which they are mentioned that period you have applied from feb.2008 to june 2010 we have total received around 425000 applications and till now only 144000 applications are left during from that lot. but in 2012 it will be difficult to process your case so it will take around 2 years or more so if you want to withdrawn your application you can otherwise it in a Que.

        I have send all my document in August 2010 and status of my application is showing- IN PROCESS.

        Kindly suggest me what to do.

        1. Indira

          Try to reapply if you are eligible in the new occupations list. Else, Wait is the answer :(

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  120. rinku

    Hi Indira…
    I worked for one restaurant as a supervisor from feb1-july1 2011(i have ROE of this job for experience proof) and then i got the job at other restaurant as a restaurant manager and i started working from 15th july- present….but now my present employer wants to close the restaurant in coming april 2012…so my questions are-

    1) M i eligible to apply for PR under FSW(0631) in coming feb 2012(when i will have 1 year canadian experience)?

    2)If i m eligible should i apply for PR(in feb) before looking for other job or should i find new job n new LMO, new work permit then apply for PR.

    3) Is transferring LMO from old employer to new is difficult or not…..n my previous employer wants to hire me….Is this will favor me in LMO transfer? bcoz i also have a 6 months work experience with this employer.

    I had open work permit from sep 2010-sep2011…but now i m under LMO exempt wp till nov 2013.

    I am sorry indira for asking too many questions….I dnt know what should i do?

    I really need your help….

    Please reply….

    1. Indira

      Please note that you should have a total of 1 year verifiable exp in one of the 28 occupations at the time of application and the vo has to be satisfied about the job descriptions provided. I’m not sure about LMO procedures.

      Thanks

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  121. rinku

    Thanks a lot for your reply….
    but I wants to know if i change my job during the processing of my PR….is it going to effect my PR application or not ?….can i inform the VO that i changed my job or i have to file again for the PR with new job offer letter…

    Thanks…

    1. Indira

      Your application will not be affected as long as you fully qualify at the time of application. You are required to notify the VO of the changes in your employment later, once the VO receives your application from CIO.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. rinku

        hi indira…
        I worked as a supervisor in a fast food restaurant from 1st feb, 2011 to july 5th 2011 n after that i have been working as a restaurant manager from 15th july 2011 – present…..
        can i show it as a 1 year work experience…to apply under FSW(0631-restaurant manager) in coming feb(2012)???
        M i eligible or not ?
        plssss reply…
        thanks…

        1. Indira

          Yes you are eligible to apply as long as the duties performed throughout match the appropriate NOC description.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. rinku

            okay….
            thanks a lot for your reply….

  122. Milan

    Hi Indira

    I applied for PR under FSW in 2010 April. I had applied along with IELTS. Since the IELTS was done in 2010 March, it is about to become two years. Yet, ND VO has not shown ‘In Process’. Will they again ask me to submit the IELTS Report in case it crosses two years by the time when they turn my file?? Really in trouble due to the delay of the NDVO.

    1. Indira

      This delay is common for ALL pre June 2010 applicants and as long as your IELTS was valid at the time of your application, they should not ask you for a new test.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  123. Milan

    Thank You Indira. Would you mind please emailing me your email address. I want some more suggestions from you.

    1. Indira

      You can email me directly from the contact page on this site.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  124. Milan

    I applied under the category of Lecturer. I applied in 2010 April and now I have also got 1+year experience in Social Worker. Should I inform them (NDVO) the change of my profession to apply in new category of work experience? Please suggest me whether I should wait until the decision is made against the present status or should I reapply under the changed profession without informing them.

    1. Indira

      If you wish to apply under a new category/NOC, you will have to reapply. VO cannot change the NOC for the application when it is in process.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  125. prem prasad poudel

    hello

    I have send application in nova Scotia Sydny for skilled worker on may 10, 2010 and received letter on oct 4 ,October 2010 and send full document on 20 Nov 2010 , then I havenot got any information. Pls let me know when I will get about my approval or rejection information?

    1. Indira

      Please check the timelines post in this blog!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  126. amit patel

    Hi Indira,
    I had applied for PR in June 2005, still shows my file under process. Recently I had received a Job offer in Canada for first 12 months on contract base. How can I reach to CHC to let them know that if they can expedite my PR file then I will not required to apply work permit. Also I had already inform CHC regarding my job offer, but no reply by them. I just want to know how whether they are receving my mails and updating my files and taking any action or not? How can i communicate CHC apart from this.
    Kindly help me.
    regards,
    Amit

    1. Indira

      You can try emailing them, faxing them and sending the same letter as a hard copy by courier.

      Good luck to you..

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. amit patel

        Hi Indira,
        I had already sent hard copy thro post. Can you please let me know e-mail address thro which i can send them again.
        regards,

        1. Indira

          Delhi-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca and also try the CSI link https://dmp-portal.cic.gc.ca/cicemail/intro-eng.aspx?mission=new delhi. Fax number is (91-11) 4178-2031

          Indira Prabhakaran.

    2. Sanket

      Hi Amit;

      If you dont mind can you please tell me how you got the job offer from Canada inspite of being in India. This would not only help me but lots of people who wish to immigrate to Canada.

      Thanks in Anticipation of reply

      Regards

  127. Manpreet

    Hello

    I applied under Spouse category(family class) for Canada.

    CPC received my file on August 18, 2011
    Decision made on step 1 for my spouse eligibility check was on Oct 28th 2011.
    File sent to Canadian High Commission New Delhi on oct 28th 2011
    Request for RPRF, PCC and Passport was made on Dec 10th 2011.
    I paid my RPRF online, PCC was submitted with initial submission of my file, I also submitted my medicals along with the initial submission of my file.
    Still my ecas shows “application Received” with the same information that they received my file on August 18th 2011.

    How long do they take for the visa processing?
    What should be my next steps about the same?

    Please help.

    Regards

    Manpreet

    1. Indira

      I’m sorry I do not know much about the family class thing. I heard they take about 6 months to a year to finalize once NDVO receives the app. Good luck to you.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  128. Ramit Sharma

    Hello Indira Ji,
    I had applied in March 2006 and got file number in May 2006.
    I knew that the processing time for 2006 applicaiton is 90 months from CIC New Delhi. I am writing to you just to know whether still there is any hope or this timeline would be further shifted to more months or years to avoid old cases.

    Best regards
    RAMIT SHARMA

    1. Indira

      I’m sorry but I’m guessing they will not complete processing that batch before 2014 :( . Please try to reapply under the new instructions if possible.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Ramit Sharma

        Hello Indira Ji,

        Thanx for your reply. I didn’t expect so fast reply.

        Unfortunately my skilled category doesn’t fall under new list. Since an intake of new applications from 2008 have been reduced, though CIC website still shows the processing time as 90 months. Is there any reason at CHC New Delhi for not touching old cases.

        My agent is in Canada and my application was submitted at New Delhi through them in March 2006 along with original IELTS certificate. In case, the file is processed in 2014. Do I have to appear again for IELTS?

        Best regards
        RAMIT SHARMA

        1. Indira

          As long as the IELTS was valid at they time of application, they will not ask you to redo it. Then, the only option for you is to wait :( . The reason is not very clear, but they claim this delay is to reduce the backlog. It’s not just with NDVO, but the same all around the world. Do not lose hope. I keep hearing good news from Pre June applicants getting their visas regularly. Just that the delay is a bit more. Good luck to you..

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. Ramit Sharma

            Thanx for your clarifications Indira Ji!

            All the best

            Best regards
            Ramit Sharma
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  129. rahul sharma

    Hi Indira,
    Well my application for permanent residence to canada was received by the CIO Sydney canada on 19th august 2011 . I received email from them on 15th nov 2011.
    I again received a letter from delhi office on 26th dec 2011 saying that ur application is under process and it normally takes 10 months for processing .

    I was wondering when will i get my medical papers please guide.

    Regards
    Rahul

    1. Indira

      Please check the process page on this site for more info. 10 months in the letter is a generic one and not to worry. All of us received it and received medicals well before that 10 months;).

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  130. symendeep

    hi i am canadian pr i submit my wife passport in new delhi canadian embassy on june 13th 2011
    on on nov 26 2011 they ask for rprf fees i already paid my wife rprf fees on nov 26 already send receipt to mississauga office on nov 27 in ecas status say in process medical have been recived how long it take get a visa pls help me out

    1. Indira

      Sorry I’m not familiar with family class visa process, but after the passports are received for stamping, NDVO takes anywhere from 15 days to 6 months to stamp the visas and return the passports.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  131. Ghani

    hi, Indira,

    i done my medical, and i send our passports and RPRF before 15 days. now my query is that i need to withdrew my money from bank , i already withdrew more than half, please tell me it will affect to my visa process? and i heard that generally they will ask for statement if they have doubt,and if they ask me than i can deposit again and issue them statement.but it will show them transaction, it will affect?
    thanks in advance.

    1. Indira

      I would suggest you put the money you withdrew again in the account, as they can verify this thing anytime before visa issuance. Why risk in the final stage?

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  132. BABU VARGHESE

    Hi Indira,

    My daughter and son-in-law applied for PR from Vancouver and got approval, have done Medical on 19th Jan. They both are presently in Vancouver on student’s visa. Now they are going to send their Passports through somebody within 2 days to have it delivered to my son-in-law’s Father in Kerala for onward submission to Canadian Embassy in New Delhi by courier for stamping the visa. Kindly let me know the following as early as possible as they are going to send the passports within 2 days:-

    1) There will be any problem for submitting the passports to Canadian Embassy, New Delhi since they are presently in Canada?
    2) Normally how much time it will take to stamp the visa?
    3) What is the amount they have to pay for landing/visa stamping? If they accept draft in CAD for that amount from Vancouver or we have to make a draft in Indian rupees?
    4) What are the Forms/documents to be submitted along with Passports while applying for visa?

    Awaiting your reply at the earliest.

    Best regards,
    Babu

    1. Indira

      I would not suggest sending passports out of country first. It could take anywhere from 15 days to 6 months or even more for the passports to be stamped and returned. So, what if they require passports while in Canada?

      Other details, will be found in this blog posts. Please take time to read.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  133. kiran

    Hi indira i vee applied on 1oct n was recieved by cic nova scotia on 5oct.i m yet to recieve any thingfrom them.applied under fs
    Fsw3113.Bd is not able
    to traced

    1. Indira

      Please check the quick links page!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  134. KSingh

    Hi Indira ,

    I have applied for the permanent residency for Canada under FSW . As per delivery status of the courier, my application was delivered to the CIC – Nova Scotia, Sydney office on 14th December 2011. But until now I haven’t received any communication from CIC. As per my knowledge I should receive an AOR letter stating my file number .

    Based upon your experience could you please let me know about when can I expect to hear from CIC? I have been checking my email inbox and spam.. but haven’t seen any thing from CIC.
    Should I contact CIC via phone or email?

    1. Indira

      Please check the process page of this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. KSingh

        Hi Indira ,

        i have checked process page of your blog. Its been more than 2 months now and I haven’t heard anything from CIC. I have been checking my emails and spams every day.. should I contact CIC via email? if yes, which
        email id should send the email to..?

        1. Indira

          Please check the quick links page for the link.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  135. surinder mohan

    We received your application for permanent residence on April 30, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on August 11, 2010. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

    A decision has been made on your application. The office will contact you concerning this decision.

    My ecas show me like above , but i didn’t get any medical request.

    1. Indira

      This is either a bug or a negative thing. Please contact your agent or see the letter they sent in August 2010 for details.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  136. amit patel

    Hello Indira,

    I am going to apply for Temporary Work Permit. Kindly help me which forms I need to submit along with my application for my Spouse and dependent children. I understand as per following. Kindly correct me if i am wrong.

    Self:
    Work Permit Application made outside of Canada
    Family Information form with you as the applicant
    Spouse: (Will plan for open work permit)
    Work Permit Application made outside of Canada
    Family Information form with Henal as the applicant
    Application for a Temporary Resident Visa made outside of Canada
    Daughter:
    Study Permit Application made outside of Canada (She is in Grade 2. Does she required Study Permit?)
    Application for a Temporary Resident Visa made outside of Canada
    Son:
    Visitor Permit Application made outside of Canada
    Application for a Temporary Resident Visa made outside of Canada

    From where should i Visitor permit Application i get ?
    please advice.

    1. Indira

      I’m sorry, I’m not familiar with the temp work permit thing. Please get the details from CIC website. For sure a grade 2 student will not need a study permit ;) .

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  137. chandrasekar

    hi indira mam,
    this is chandru
    i want to know how to apply PR visa tool&diemaker trade for canada.
    for that i want to write ielts english or french.
    what are the basic step to apply .
    plz guide me

    by

    chandru

    1. Indira

      Please check http://www.cic.gc.ca for more options to immigrate to Canada. I don’t think you can apply under the fsw program.

      Thanks

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  138. rajan

    mam how long 1 has to wait for medical, after getting 2nd file no. from new delhi chc, please reply !!!

    1. Indira

      It varies. Anywhere from 15 days to 6 months or even more..

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  139. ajaypal

    HI Indira ,

    There are many who got depressed like me after checking the latest processing times updated on 27th Jan 2012. Just within 3 months , time for New Delhi is changed from 16 to 18.
    It will be really helpful if you can give your approximation if this time will reduce in future because due to harder rules after June 25, 2010 , they must have got less applications to process as compared to pre June.
    Also the processing times are only given before June 25, 2010 . What about the times after June 2010. Would it be little quicker ??

    Your help will be very much appreciated.
    Thanks

    1. Indira

      Please refer the timelines post in this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  140. Supreet Singh

    Hi,

    I have applied for Canadian Immigration under FSW program….I have applied at the New York VISA office (that is where my file is). Recently, i received a request to submit my passport. I am in India nowadays, Can I get the stamping done at New Delhi Visa Office????? Let me know

    Regards,

    Supreet

    1. Indira

      Please contact Newyork VO and let them know of your residence change and take it from there.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  141. Harmeet Singh

    Respected Indira,

    I am a pre-june applicant 2010 under FSW category.My e-cas earlier showed -”Application Recieved” and “Decision Made” ,and you suggested me that either it was a technical error or a negative answer.But yesterday when I checked my e-cas status,It showed just “Application Recieved” and nothing else.

    So,please give an appropriate advice about this matter.

    Kind Regards
    Harmeet Singh

    1. Indira

      So that was a bug! You are still in the game. Cheer up!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  142. Dev

    Hi Indira,
    My name is Dev, i came here in Canada in sep 2006 on student visa and I went to india in Dec 2008 for marraige and I got married. My wife she is Ragistered Nurse and we apply PR file in June 18,2010 in FSW. We got first file number from Nova scotia on 15 oct and They receive our documents on 4 th nove. I m here on open work permit and we spend together only 3 months. one side they said on website we will do fast procedure in family reunification case. she is principle applicant and i m dependent and she livind in india and i living in canada.can you tell me how long its take time or we have to withdraw the file and apply again in july 2012. otherwise give me some suggestion so we can spend time together and live our life
    or we can call or we did specific case inquiry but may be they send same letter for everyone
    Thnx

    1. Indira

      Looks like you are Pre June applicants. I suggest you reapply again as the new stream applications are REALLY fast tracked.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  143. Gurpreet

    Hi I had Applied for PR in 2010 under 0213 code and my duties are mentioned below as i had submited the same on my Experience Certificate and submited to CHC NEw Delhi are the below duties enough for 0213

    Following points to be added in my Experience Certificate as my Roles and Duties:-
    · Plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade software interfaces. Analyze and evaluate present or proposed business procedures or problems to define data processing needs.
    · Troubleshoot and resolve software problems, including user access and component configuration.
    · Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems.
    · Problem solving skills: Designated as Systems Analyst, provided alternate solutions to the system and also for the problems occurring at the various stages of the project lifecycle.
    · Interpersonal skills: Interacting with the product users and the customers technical team to understand the requirement and concerns (if any) and proposed the best possible solution in the shortest possible timeframe, managed to make the business operations & customer satisfied.
    · Team Lead – Headed set of resources in multiple projects as tech lead.

    1. Indira

      Looks OK, but it all depends on the VO’s discretion.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Gurpreet

        Thanks Indira :)

  144. Ghani

    hi,INDIRA, i need your valuable advice. i got my passport back with COPR, I gone through COPR ,AND find small mistake, in the COPR, there is 25 to 40 column, and in 32 column which is reflect medical validity, and it shows 22/12/12 in my wife’s COPR, while in my and my son’s COPR shows 30/12/12, we did our medical on 31/12/11, so it should be 30/12/12, which is incorrect in my wife’s COPR. my visa validity is 22/12/12. so i think they printed visa validity instead of medical validity. it can create any problem?.we will land before visa expire, so it is ignorable mistake or not? or i should inform to NDVO. all other information are correct. all passport validity is much longer.
    thanks.
    P.S:-i also post this message at DECISION MADE “topic.

  145. chirag

    hi Indira
    You are doing tremendous job, from last 2 hrs i am reading query and your fine replies.You are giving very prompt answer and same way when you are not aware the things you frankly says that i have little information this way is very helpful to many people like us.
    Because it is very difficult to find sound knowledge and updated knowledge data base I AM Thanking you on behalf of thousand of people and in my view everyone agree with me that you doing the best job.ALMIGHTY WILL blessed SHOWER OF HIS GOOD WISHES ON YOU.

    I have submitted my application on 14/10/2011 they received it on 18/10/2011 for category 7216 I have got the approval on 19/10/2011 from Sydney.they transferred my file to Delhi office i have got mail from Delhi office on 15/11/2011 my present status is “In Process” How much time it will take to get medical? I am in the central govt job in Indian railway from last 12 years.Is any impact of this job on my file processing ? i have submitted all the proofs,i am asking this because in form they have one column where they ask that HAVE WORK FOR GOVT OR STATE GOVT OR FEDERAL GOVT GIVE DETAILS?

    Same way my one friend under different category applied on 12/8/2011, got approval from Sydney on 7/11/2011,got mail by post from delhi office on 20/12/2011 and recently on 3/2/2011 got medical

    1. Indira

      Hi Chirag,

      Thanks for your compliments :) .

      Sometimes there is a delay in the processing before medicals for people with Govt job history. This is because of the extra record and background checks that may be required. That will not influence your application in anyway, as long as you have put entire correct information on the application.

      I suggest you do not compare your timelines too much with others.. some people get medicals in 10 days and some, 6 months and eventually BOTH of them get the visas ;)

      Good luck to you!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  146. sahil

    Hi indira,

    I am new to this blog….. iv applied from india through a consultancy after i got a first AOR in november 28th
    i got the second from new delhi… it was a letter from VO saying that they got the documents and they will start processing ..and you won believ it in just 20 days now i got my MR PPR PCC AND RPRF request, the consultancy have forwarded me this email from NDVO(new delhi) im sooooo happy..
    but in the letter iv asked for all the four MR RPRF PPR AND PCC and submission of these befor march 23rd to them, but have not mentioned which DMP and its address.. i just now got an email from the consultuncy i cant wait for tomorrow… can you please tell me from where will i get the dates and which DMP?? is ti so happened that the consultuncy knows and they will tell me later ?????

    and one more thing i had got the email of my first AOR from consultancy in which my file no. and and receipt no. was mentioned and i still havent got the hard copy of that and also i haven got the copy of seconf AOR (which was a confirmation letter sent on 21st jan to the consultancy that they have started processing) are these AOR’s important??? i mean do i have to have a hard copy of these AOR’s hopefully when i fly to canada?? and also my online still says RBVO it never went to in process …. plsss reply soon :) thanks

    1. Indira

      Congrats! The medical request package will have the list of DMPs and you can choose one of them. Nope AORs are of no value after you receive visas :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  147. chirag

    Thanks for quick reply

    I have sent one query on your mail id please give me answer on my mail id

    CHIRAG

  148. sahil

    Oh thanks a lot indira… i spoke to the consultancy they will be sending my medical papers… soon… but my concern is my employer has stil not received any verification call nor email …. i mean will the verification be done after my medicals??? as iv even askd to pay RPRF send PP and PCC’s…
    and about the employment i have forwarded them with all docs including pay slips and even photographs at my work place…. im worried bec my employer is most of the time away on field visits and only he can explain abt my duties to them .. please reply.. thanks

    saahil

    1. Indira

      If you have received and completed medicals, you are safe about your employment. Only after satisfactory employment they will issue medicals for a file.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  149. saahil

    maam i would also appreciate if you could give me your email id.. as i would be needing that
    for a lot of my other quiries thanks

    Saahil

    1. Indira

      Use the contact page form in this blog!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  150. koolguy

    Hi,
    I’ld like to start my application for the Canada PR under FSW 2171 … where should i start from ??

    Thanks.

    1. Indira

      http://www.cic.gc.ca is the best place. For FSW info, you can go to Come to Canada section of this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  151. Ani

    what are the reasons for rejection of a PR?when i applied for a pr i was working, now after having some ten years of working i am home a doing business without filling an IT return though my wife is earning?can cic reject my visa on this basis?

    1. Indira

      CIC doesn’t care if you are working currently or not. All they are concerned is do you satisfy ALL the minimum requirements to qualify for a PR visa under that particular stream.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  152. Kumar

    Hi Indira,

    I applied PR on 22/11/2012 and cio recived my application by DHL on 29/11/2012. But still I do not have any answer from CIO for AOR. Do you know how long they take for AOR? My processing centre will be London.

    Kumar

    1. Indira

      Sometimes CIO takes more than usual time to issue PER. Try sending a query on the status of your application using the link in the quick links section of this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. kumar

        Hi Indira,

        I applied PR on 22/11/2012, but i have not include my PCC(assuming process time will be more and by that time my PCC will expired) Do i have to send it now or wait for them to ask me ?

        Thanks
        Kumar

        1. Indira

          You cant send anything after application submission, until they ask you!

          Indira Prabhakaran.

      2. Kumar

        Thanks Mam,

        I sent email for my query on the status of application, so far no response,
        Do they take more then week?
        As per my consultant he said your application may be reached after CAP, and CAP web page update on cio is very let.
        I am not sure where they received it or not before CAP.
        Application received to CIO on 29/11/2011 (CAP for biologist 332 on that week out of 500). And to date it is 3 month.
        Sorry to bother you.

        Kumar

  153. Sanjay

    Dear Indira,

    I lost my passport and applied for new passport. Do i hvae to inform the CIO to update the new passport No. Or i have to wait until my file open.

    Thanks

    Sanjay

    1. Indira

      You must inform CIC of this thing as soon as you get your application into Visa Office, or when you get a second AOR from VO.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Sanjay

        Dear Indira,

        Thanks for reply, sorry I am not clear, what do you mean by second AOR. I have not got any AOR yet.

        Sanjay

        1. Indira

          2nd AOR is a letter that VO sends once they receive complete application from CIO, Sydney for further processing. For more info, please check the process page of this blog.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  154. Shiva

    I am pre June 26 applicant. I have currently made a new MRP since earlier I had a hand-written passport and it was, as most of the countries legal provision, considered to be outdated. Should I inform the New Delhi Visa Office about the information of my new MRP.

    Thanking you.

    1. Indira

      Machine Readable Passport? Yes please send the update with photocopies of the new one to the VO.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  155. moe

    i have applied through wwics consultancy chandigarh,yesterday the offices of wwics were sealed off by chandigarh police.does it make any negative impact on my case as i,m already prejune applicant.please

    1. Indira

      Yes, in that case ALL your correspondence might go to that sealed office! Contact NDVO and cancel your representative on the application and give your contact details. Use case specific Inquiry for this.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  156. Shiva

    Thank You for your kind suggestion.

  157. PRITPAL

    Dear Mam,
    I receivd my file number by a mail from FSW – Sydney on 28 nov.
    on 21st Jan i received mail from Delhi office about the receipt of my file
    My status is IN PROCESS from 28th Nov to till date.

    May you please tell is it okay. Till when will i receive medical.

    1. Indira

      Check the ‘A quick note to my readers’ post of this blog!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  158. amar

    hi i hv applied for canadian PR march 2011 .i was living in canada on work vis earlier.my medical has been done on oct 2011.may i know how long it will take to passport stamped?

    1. Indira

      Please check the process page and timelines post of this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  159. Yoclub

    Hi ,
    I have applied under FSW to Sydney in Nov 2011. I received my 2nd AOR from New Delhi VO. I am applying under 3113 category. I am taking my licencing exams in Canada and have one to give in June 2012. Looking at the timelines on the spreadsheet in canadavisa, i might get requests for passports by March. Problem is that i will need my passport to travel to Canada.
    Would it be possible for me to request the NDVO and maybe send them my passport after i come back in June?

    1. Indira

      Yes you can request for your passports to be sent later, but then it could delay your case further. Do it only when it’s absolutely necessary.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Yoclub

        Thanks for your prompt reply. I was actually thinking of sending my passport now and if my visas are not issued by Mid may, I could request them to return my passport for a few days. What do you suggest.

        1. Indira

          There is no few days with NDVO! Your choice!

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. Yoclub

            guess you are right. thanks

  160. rupinder

    Hi,Indra,

    I m going under spouse case.CHC demanding me passport through email.i sent it on the following address.
    canadian high commission,7/8 shantipath chankayapuri,new delhi.110021 through speed post.i track speed post it shows delivered. but i did nt write PO box.5209 on the envelope Is is delievered CHC?

    1. Indira

      Must be!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  161. Sukh Singh

    Hello Indira,
    My parents did medicals for family class in new delhi and then my mom got a letter to do some tests in Gurgaon and she did those and again she received letter yesterday to do more chest X-rays .My dads medical is all clear so my question is can they issue my Dad a VISA ?or they will wait to issue visa to both and secondly my moms passport will expire in april 2012 so how can we get her passport back so we can renew?

    Please suggest.
    Thanks

    1. Indira

      If it was a single application for both of them, your dad has to wait until your mother’s medicals are clear for a visa. Probably VO will contact you guys and as you to renew her passport before they issue a visa.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Sukh Singh

        Thanks for update Indira,i have another question to ask ,the letter that my mom received yesterday to do more tests done says-
        CONSULT CHEST SPECIALIST-REPORT MUST INCLUDE HISTORY OF TB TREATMENT AND DRUG SCHEDULE USED. REPEAT AFTER TWO MONTHS

        I dont get what they mean by repeat after two months and how long will this whole process take?

        Thanks in advance

        1. Indira

          That indicates they will have to confirm after 2 months about the status of the TB for your mom. Only after that they will move the file for visa issuance.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  162. Sreeni

    Hello Indira,

    I have been watching all the posts posted here since I have applied. I didnt request till now as I have got most of the answers in the earlier posts. However, I have got a query now which happend to be earlier queried raise..but mine was as below
    1. I am a pre-june 2010 applicant, till last week my ecas status was In process.. This week while I was checking it came as Decision Made.. I understand might be negative or Techincal error. Hope for the best..
    But to my fear, as I am doing my process through WWICS agent and recently this has been sealed in Chandigarh. I am now afraid to remove the agent from New Delhi office as all my documents has been submitted via.Agent. Would you mind advise me if I am not clear can I request you to mail me Pls.
    ECAS Status as shown below.
    We received your application for permanent residence on March 25, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on May 25, 2010. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

    Your application and supporting documents were received by the New Delhi office. They are pending review.

    We transferred your application to the New Delhi office on June 1, 2010. The New Delhi office may contact you.

    A decision has been made on your application. The office will contact you concerning this decision. Your application and supporting documents were received by the New Delhi office. They are pending review.

    We transferred your application to the New Delhi office on June 1, 2010. The New Delhi office may contact you.

    A decision has been made on your application. The office will contact you concerning this decision.

    Many thanks.
    Regards
    Sreeni

    1. Indira

      I read somewhere recently that ALL pre june applicants received this thing, and it is a bug in ECAS! Please wait until they contact you.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  163. soj

    Hi Indira
    I want to change my account which i summited for immigration in 2010 november.I got my second file number.Whenever i am checking my status i end up with this msge-We received your application for permanent residence on April 7, 2010.We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on October 4, 2010. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.My question is
    1.for some reason i want to change my account.is it possible?
    2.how long i should wait for my medical?
    Thanks for your kind attention
    with regards
    soj

    1. Indira

      Which account are you talking about?

      Have you received the letter they sent in Oct 2010? What was it about?

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. soj

        Hi mam
        the account in which we are showing our bank balance.

        1. Indira

          I would suggest not to change that, unless in an urgent need. After you change, intimate the VO of the change and send the new POF details.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. soj

            Hi
            we got a marriage questionnare to fillup from the embassy ..so would you know what will be the next step?
            soj

          2. Indira

            Fill it and send it!.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  164. Sulay Soni

    HI, indira,
    I have completed my interview on 16th FEB_2012, VO has told that he was satisfied with application and approving it.
    next day of interview he has sent MR of my baby( 4 month old).
    I have completed my and spouse MR in NOV_2011, sent PP,RRPF,MD in dec_11,
    I have called for interview in FEB._12.
    they have taken PP of my baby while interview.In MR of baby they written that they are returning it with standard courier.

    still it not reaached at address?
    how much time it is taking and how they are sending back.
    please help.

    also my agent is in cananda who has put my file and also till date of doc communication of CHC is with canada agent office but they are not sending PP outside india so i am worried that 10 days passed but why still PP not reached to my indian address?

    1. Indira

      Contact them and let them know that you are still waiting for the courier.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  165. Daljeet kaur

    Hello mam, i am prejune 2010 candidate… i just want to know is really cic is started working on prejune as i saw many msgs of prejune2010 candidates,,,plz guide me mam

    1. Indira

      Please see the timelines post on this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  166. Jeena

    My case, I have already sent the medicals and the ecas shows the medicals have been received at New delhi office. THey have also requested for Singapore PCC for my spouse. Our deadline to sent the PCC, passports and the PR card fees is march 9th. When I contacted Singapore Police for clearance certificate they asked for a request letter from the VO stating that Statutory declaration is not enough ( as Singapore stopped issuing COC to non-citizens). I sent a mail to delhi office and I got a reply from them last week that the mail has been forwarded to the concerned Immigration Section. So far no reply from them, and I am not sure I will get that before March 9th. I have called the Singapore COC office and explained my situation. Finally they have atleast asked to send the necessary documents and they will see to it. It wont reach Delhi before March 9th. What can I do now? I am running out of time, dont know what to do. Can u please help me in this matter, Pleaseeeeee?
    Thanks a ton,
    Jeena

    1. Indira

      Explain the same thing and forward the email correspondences to NDVO and ask for more time to submit the PCCS.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  167. anureet

    hi indira,

    my application for PR under FSW was received on 24th march 2010

    i got my file number on may 27 2010

    after that on november 2011 CAS status changed to in process

    now in feb 2012 one more line is added your application is reviewed and processing had begun on feb 2012

    what does this mean? can they call me for interview? and when can i expect my medical?

    1. Indira

      They have started to process your file and they will contact you in due course.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. anureet

        hi indira…

        could u please elaborate a little? contact me in the due course mean? will they call me for an interview or will they send medicals? or any of these is possible?

        1. Indira

          Any of those is possible!

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  168. Saravanan

    Hi Indira,
    I have submitted the passport for ICT visa stamping on feb 22 in NewDelhi office. Can you please tell how long it would take to get the stamped visa to reach me in Pune?

    1. Indira

      Once it is stamped, it takes about 2 weeks to reach you!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  169. herry

    Hello Indira,

    I submitted passport for PR under family(spouse case) to NDVO on dated Feb 2,2012.But my e-cas status stil coming ‘Application received’.can u tell me please if NDVO request to for passport.why my status coming ‘application received’now it near about one month going.status not change and not any mail coming for office.can u tell me pls how long they take it to clear??

    thanking you

    herry

    1. Indira

      Forget about the ECAS! It could take 15 days to 6 months to receive the passports with visas.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  170. Jeena

    Thanks Dear for your reply. I am sending the passports and PR fees today along with our email correspondences with Singapore Police requesting for more time. Hope they wud accept my request. I will update you the status once I get a reply from them.
    THanks again!!!
    Jeena

  171. irfan

    hey indra
    Im a pre juner aplicnt . Ecas is “in process” its been more than 2 yrs since i applied . Can i expect something soon from vo .

    Thnx for ur time

    1. Indira

      Please check the latest ‘note to readers post’ on this blog.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  172. Rupesh

    Today I got email from CIO. Pls. guide me on this.
    “I have now completed the assessment of your application for a permanent resident visa as a skilled worker. I have determined that you do not meet the requirements for immigration to Canada. Instead
    Subsection 12(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act states that a foreign national may be selected as a member of the economic class on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada. Subsection 75(1) of the regulations prescribes the Federal Skilled Worker class as a class of persons who are skilled workers and who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada.
    Pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, 2002, skilled worker applicants are assessed on the basis of the requirements set out in subsection 75(2) and the criteria set out in subsection 76(1). The assessment of these requirements determines whether a skilled worker will be able to become economically established in Canada. The criteria are age, education, knowledge of Canada’s official languages, experience, arranged employment and adaptability.
    Your application was assessed based on the occupation(s) in which you requested assessment as a University Professor or Lecturer (NOC 4021) . The table below sets out the points assessed for each of the selection criteria:
    Points assessed
    Maximum
    Age
    10
    10
    Education
    25
    25
    Official language proficiency
    08
    24
    Arranged employment
    0
    10
    Experience
    17
    21
    Adaptability
    5
    10
    TOTAL
    65
    100
    You have obtained insufficient points to qualify for immigration to Canada, the minimum requirement being 67 points. The experience you have claimed with tuition classes has been pro-rated to reflect your actual experience gained. You have not obtained sufficient points to satisfy me that you will be able to become economically established in Canada.

    Subsection 11(1) of the Act states that a foreign national must, before entering Canada, apply to an officer for a visa or for any other document required by the regulations. The visa or any other document may be issued if, following an examination, the officer is satisfied that the foreign national is not inadmissible and meets the requirements of this Act. Subsection 2(2) specifies that unless otherwise indicated, references in the Act to “this Act” include regulations made under it.
    I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of the Act and the regulations for the reasons explained above. I am therefore refusing your application.
    I worked as a part time commerce Instructor form 1st May, 2006 to 31st December,2006 and from 1st January, 2007 till 31st January, 2008 I worked as a full-time commerce Instructor. Than after I worked as a lecturer in college. So I have shown total 3 years of experience.
    Actually I submitted my file in NOC 4131 (NEW NOC 4021) (4131: College and Other Vocational Instructors) but when I received above letter from immigration department which states my occupation(s) as University Professor or Lecturer (NEW NOC 4021). Which comes under the NOC 4011. (old NOC 4121: University Professors).
    Can you please help me What can I do?

    1. Indira

      May be your job duties were best matched to ‘University Professor or Lecturer’ and not ‘College and Other Vocational Instructors’. CIC usually judge the application not just with the given NOC code or job title, but with the job duties actually performed.

      I would suggest you to rework your application and apply again.

      Thanks,

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Rupesh

        As u give me ur answer. i appriciate ur answer. but as my friend said me that the NOC given in refuse letter was different than the NOC applied. even the NOC which they given in refuse letter was also different and it was not matched with my applied NOC.
        after that i send my more documents for satisfying tham and proving my request, it takes 2 months and there is no reply for tham. can u please help me what can i do?

        1. Indira

          Contact them again. Fingers crossed.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. Rupesh

            thank you mam……….. Your efforts are really been appreciated.
            what you think about my case? what will happen? is it fine to send them a remainder letter?

  173. Amol

    Hi Indira,

    Nice to read of the questions’ answer provided by you. Your efforts are really been appreciated.
    I have received 2nd file number feb-2010. Now my consultancy through which I have applied is telling that 16 months means in this year till june 2012 I will get any update from CIC.
    I have already filed old case in 2006 and now above one written is fast track case.
    My questions are like ::::::
    1) Do they give priority to the people who have 2 cases filed , old and new one (fast-track)?
    2) I have done diploma in French language also , of 2 years , any advantage ?
    3) They do background check means what exactly do these people do ?
    4) Suppose Medical comes in June 2012 how much time does it take for stamping later on ?
    5) I have filed case through wwics so right now as you will be knowing of raid on their offices. Will my application be safe by CIC perpective or will it be barred ?
    6) could you please also give me full forms of AOR , VO , NOVC , etc ?

    Thanks a lot ,
    Amol

    1. Indira

      ALL of your answers are in this blog, in several posts. Please could you take some time to read them?

      No preference for the number of applications filed. Your application could be safe, but Any communication would be sent to the agent’s office. It’s up to you to cancel representative on the application.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  174. jasi

    hello mam,
    i just want to tell u that our medical reached us august , i have send back our medical on september…2011 ,
    so.mam.our six months are completed .. there are no response from their side…. so tell us what we do now?

    1. Indira

      well 15 days to 6 months is just the average timeline! Patience!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  175. Priya

    Hi Indira, I submitted my passports in Nov 2011 from Toronto, I have applied through experiance class but haven’t yet received it back from the CHC New Delhi with the visa stamping, can I directly call and talk to the Immigration office ? Could you let me know if 3 months after medicals is normal processing time?

    1. Indira

      Quick Note to my readers’ post has your answer!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  176. Shiva

    Hi Indira
    Can you plz suggest me as to how i could file the petition against CIC from India itself? Now, after going through yr blog, I came to realize that three years or more means, it has a vested interest to deceive hundreds of thousands people like me who were impatiently waiting from 2 years or more.

    1. Indira

      All I know of is outlined in my latest post on the topic. Please do your research.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  177. anureet

    hi indira,

    the people those have their files reviewed and processing had begun this year,will they get their visas stamped by the end of this year?

    1. Indira

      May be or may not be!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  178. jasi

    thnx mam,
    u give me a good advice :-D

  179. Harmeet Singh

    Hi Indira

    I am a pre-june 2010 applicant and I applied under FSW category to Nova Scotia.I submitted full application package in Nov.2010 to the New Delhi Visa Office.As I guess I secure only 64 or 66 points.I want to know that at what stage visa office check the points for eligibility.Is it before setting the application in process or at the time of finalizing the application. After 16 months of submitting full application package to New Delhi Visa Office, my application status in E-CAS shows only “Application Received” under the application number issued by the New Delhi Visa Office.As per the FAQ’s answer can I consider my application in process? If it is not so, what might be the fate of my case?Will the visa office have checked my eligibility in such a long time or not, and if not, what can be the reasons for keeping my application unattended?

    Kind Regards
    Harmeet Singh

    1. Indira

      If you are a pre juner, VO from NDVO will check your points eligibility as soon as your file comes up on the queue. Please wait for a response.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  180. herry

    Hello Indira,

    My Father-in law got visa today.so i am going to share with people ,that is below,

    my father in law was under appeal case.because my mother in law was unfit due to medical and she died so case was closed.then again appeal for him.
    Application received at NDVO on dated 27 June 2007.

    after appeal,they received again application on dated 14 November 2011.
    processing starts on dated 20 Jan,2012.
    send letter for Medical and passport by NDVO on dated 29 Jan,2012.
    medical done on dated 9 Feb 2012.
    Passport sent to NDVO on dated 10,Feb,2012.
    Passport received at CHC on dated 13 Feb,2012.
    Medical has been received shown on status on dated 18 Feb ,2012.

    Decision has been made on dated 07 March,2012.

    On dated 10 March,2012,Passport with PR Visa stamed came to Home by post.

    so this was the whole procedure during his application.So please count according to this who are under appeal or under family class.It was really fast process..we are so happy.

    Furthermore,Indira,I also submitted my passport under (spouse class), on dated 03 Feb,2012.Stil my application status coming,application received.I am surprising that if they did not start my application.why they demand for passport.otherwise status should must be come IN process.but now more than one month going,( 1 month and 7 days going) stil no any answer and no any status changes on my ECAS.I am really wondering and in fear that what going on there in NDVO.My hopes are going dull day by day.Dont know wht I do.sometime want to go far from this life.because i cant stay without my partner.I want to come near early with her and start my life .But dont know when these distance decreases between us. anyone answer this.???
    please reply what would be happen next.???????

    Thanking you

    herry

    1. Indira

      Congrats for yoru father’s visa :) . Thanks for sharing the tiemlines.

      I’m not familiar with spousal visas and so I cannot comment on that.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  181. kumar

    Dear Indira,

    Last weekend 10/03/2012 cic return my application (FSW-2121).
    My application reached to CIO on 30/11/2011 before CAP reached (as per web on 30/11/2012 it was 330 for Biologist).
    But they written latter on 23/01/2012 saying CAP reached.
    When I call to CIC call centre they said send a letter in writing if you think any error from CIC.
    CIC process is not transparent; tha FSW application no is not up to date on web.

    Can you guide me do I have to write letter or just accept the system.

    Kind regards
    Kumar

    1. Indira

      Well, to accept an application into the cap, it’s not just the number of applications received by the office. The applications have to be complete in ALL forms, including the payment of fee and so there is a gap between the actual numbers and the numbers posted on the site.

      I wish you can reapply this year.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Kumar

        Thanks Mam,

        I am planning to apply for Master’s (August) and also i will reapply for PR this Year (July) (hop fully it will come under 500).

        1)It is ok to apply both?

        Because once side student have to prove that he will return home country.

        When they return my application they written my Application No. and UCI No. by penciled on my application form.

        2)Is it ok to change my VO when I reapply FSW this year?

        Because my be they have previous details on their data base. I want to change from London to Newdelhi. I think I will leave London soon.

        Thanks a lot for your voluble advice.

        Kumar

        1. Indira

          Yes you can apply for both. Yes you can change VO for next application. Ensure you provide enough evidence to prove you will come back after studies if you are not granted a PR.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  182. Bhawana

    Hi Indira,
    I have applied in a Delhi canadian embassy on 19th December 2011 under Federal skilled worker category. Yet, I have not heard anything till now how long does it take usually to get the visa. Is it they ask for the medical reports too but, my consultancy has not informed me regarding medical at this time as he was saying that could be done after reaching Canada. I have process through a consultancy.

    One more question if I apply for my parents and my younger brother would they be able to accompany with me or is it that after I reach Canada only I could process for my parents visa. How is it?
    Please, let me know in details.

    Thank you in advance,
    Bhawana

    1. Indira

      OK! For FSW, we have to mail the entire application set to CIO in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada and not New Delhi! There is no way to receive visas without medical checks done for a PR Visa. Hail your agent!

      You cannot apply for any family member except spouse and kids on your PR application. Parents and brothers can be sponsered after you arrive in Canada.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  183. Imran

    Hi Indira,
    I had applied last Year for FSW but CIO rejected it saying that I do have enough points.though I had got my UCI and application num. I have applied again this year.
    MY application was recieved by CIO on 7th FEb 2012. .i got letter written mentioned that “Based on a review of the information you have provided, your application has received a positive final determination of eligibility for processing on the basis of work experience in an occupation specified in the Instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and published in the Canada Gazette on June 26, 2010
    and that YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE FORWADED TO A VISA OFFICE FOR FURTHER PROCESSING. dated 6th March 2012.
    My question is when i Log into ECAS on the outside it says IN process and when i click and go inside it says that we have recieved ur file on 7th February 2012. and nothing else.
    Can you please explain whats happening now and what will happen next. why this discreppensiases in my ECAs?
    thanks Indira
    Much appreciated.

    1. Indira

      That could be a bug! Good luck for your applciation.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Imran

        Hi Indira,

        My ecas still shows in process and when i click it it still shows that they have recieved my application dated 7th Feb2012.
        I Have recived PER from CIC and that they have forwaded my package to NDVO.
        I recived an email from NDVO dated 6th April that they have rceived my application.
        The question is that my ECas never gets updated,
        is the mail that i am recieveing from CIO and NDVO is a bug i mean is it fake.because going by ur blog, i shoudl recieve a snail mail from NDVO.
        how do i initiate an ecas update?

        1. Indira

          Not to worry :) . Looks like NDVO has switched to email communications these days. That’s your 2nd AOR email from NDVO.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  184. moe

    mam i,m prejune applicant. can i use the shown funds as i need urgently.its being 15months since i,ve submitted my documents.i,m looking for ur advice.
    thanks

    1. Indira

      Tricky! What if they start to process your applciation and the funds are not there? Try not to use it until you receive visas.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  185. Milan

    Dear Indira,
    If you have any idea plz kindly suggest me that if I apply as the principal applicant with my wife for PR and both of us get the visa, should both of us reach to Canada at the same date? And will I be counted as the Sponsor of my wife or both of us have independent rights to sponsor others in the future? Should we also wait for five years to sponsor other in case we separated in Canada???

    1. Indira

      OK, The PA can land alone or with the dependants first. Dependants cannot land without the PA. After landing, ALL of those who landed will become independant PR and can sponser people seperately. Unsure of your last question.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  186. shilpa

    Hi Indira,

    I want to know that when i enter my details in check application status i recieved:

    We received your application for permanent residence on May 7, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on September 28, 2010. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

    Your application and supporting documents were received by the New Delhi office. They are pending review.

    After that i have not recieved anything as of now its been more than a year around 15 months. Please suggest what to do and does does above means.

    Thanks n Regards,
    Shilpa

    1. Indira

      send a case specific inquiry.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Indira

        For timelines, please check the latest posts on the blog.

        Indira Prabhakaran.

  187. Balu Mahindran

    Dear Indira,

    Right now, I am working as Physiotherapist in Ministry of Health of Botswana (South Africa). I have applied for PR in FSW category to Canada in New Delhi High commission on August 2007 and received a PIN no letter on September 2007 which stated that it will take 60 months like. But, so far, I have not received any further communication from them. Some of my friends who applied for PR later than me got the PR and migrated to Canada in new faster process. I would like to know whether Canadian high commission in New Delhi is still processing the older back logged applications or not. What can I do now? Can I wait for reply from them? (Or) Can I proceed the new application process?
    I need your valuable suggestion please…

    1. Indira

      For sure I suggest you reapply! They are processing old applciations but slower than ever.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  188. Poonam

    Hello,
    I had applied for visitor visa to Canada twice but it got rejected giving same reason for travel history and financial assets point. My financial balance is 59,991.62 CAD$ and the main reason for me to travel is because it is my 2nd Marriage Anniversary on March 23rd. And my husband is a student in Canada. Earlier I never felt any need to travel abroad so never applied and also due to no leave when working with Airline.
    Please suggest What next step should I take because I really want to go.

    1. Indira

      Do you have a canadian account without being in Canada? I suugest you send a letter explaining why your travel history is so vast and that you need to go to Canada for a short trip to meet your husband who is studying in Canada.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  189. herry

    Hi Soj,,

    When you will got a letter to fullfill a marriage questionnaire from embassy???tell me when ur sponcer applied ur application and when it comes newdelhi and when the CHC demand fo this??

    reply soon

    thanks

    herry

  190. Rajveer Singh

    HI,
    My name is Rajveer, I live in Toronto for about 2 and a half years now.
    My Dad from back home applied for immigration as he was falling under the construction category. now they have taken off this category. He applied on June 8, 2010. after that we received a letter on Oct 4, 2010. then our file was sent to c-50 office , Sydney, Novascotia. then c 50 roll out office . now it says that our file have been received by visa office Newdelhi (this was 3 months ago).
    Its has been already so long . I am worried why is it taking so long?
    It will be helpful to take an advice from an expert like you.
    your advice is highly appreciated.
    with best regards
    Rajveer

    1. Indira

      Yes they are taking forever to process that batch of applciations.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  191. Sanket

    Dear Indira;

    Can you please send me a copy (scanned) of the RTO letter issued by local RTO in India to you for safe driving record, tenure for which you held driving license etc.. I need the contents to confirm what i should have in my letter. Is it that RTO is having a specific format whcih is common throughout India.

    1. Indira

      That’s kind of common. Have you read the landing prep posts?

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  192. Nimishj

    Hi Indira ,

    NOC-2151 :FSW Architect

    1.Applied on 27th September 2010 .
    2.Received 1st AOR from Nova Scotia on January 23,2011.
    3.Received 2nd AOR from NDVO CHC on Feburary 13,2011
    4.Updated new job details ,PCC ,appointment letter ,salary slips in March 2011.In the due course i changed my job in the monh of october 2011 and joined Jaypee Group as a Senior Architect..
    5.Agian sent new joining letter ,appointment letter ,salary slips.
    6, Completed 10 months of processing time in NDVO . Sent case specific query
    7. Got in process in December 2011
    8. Saw update on E cas as interview on March 15 2012
    9. Appeared for interview and completed it successfully. the visa officer was a foreigner. She has some query reg my employment status ….. i explained her everything.She said i am satisfied with your answers …She took my recent salary slips ,app letter . reference letter present employer.My folfder was complete and also my interview prep was good.
    10.She said i am spproving your case …you will rec your medicals in 2 to 3 weeks.it was just a 20 minute session .11. She did not speak to my wife.She too was called for the interview …..

    What does this mean ,….please help….

    E CAS Status :
    We received your application for permanent residence on September 27, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on January 27, 2011. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

    Your application was reviewed and we started processing on December 2, 2011.

    Interview scheduled for March 15, 2012.

    1. Indira

      Congrats and you will receive medicals soon :)

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Nimishj

        Dear Indira ,

        We got the medicals today. They have req for passport and landing fee.

        Thankz!

        What does this signify ???

        Regards

        1. Indira

          Congrats and good luck for the next step.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

          1. nimishj

            Dear Indira,

            Thankz for your help.

            Pleae confirm that the RPRF demand draft has to made in the favour of whom???

            Reeiver General of Canada payable at Nova Scotia or

            Canadian High Commission New Delhi .

            Regards
            Nimishj

          2. Indira

            Canadian High Commission New Delhi.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  193. angad

    Hello mam , i wanted to know the current time lines followed by chc delhi to send back the passports ? We sent our passports , landing fee and bank statements on 7th and they recieved it on 9th , how much more time should we expect for the return of passports ?

    1. Indira

      Latest post ‘quick note to my readers’ on this blog!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  194. Indira

    Every application is different and you cannot compare the timelines with others. Some applications take extra time to process.

    Indira Prabhakaran.

  195. Indira

    Please read the latest posts about timelines.

    Indira Prabhakaran.

  196. angad

    Sorry for d incomplete info. Mam ,
    And im a post june applicant should i still consider d same timeline ??

    And yes you are doing an awesome work :) keep it up

    1. Indira

      Timelines are on this blog already!

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  197. moe

    mam i.ve 2 questions
    1 is regarding pre june2010 case,can i consult a immigration lawyer in canada regarding the delaying in processing time as my brother is canadian citizen.he can avail service on behalf of me
    2 can i apply to pnp stream .i consult immigration consultant as most of them said that withdrawl of previous case and then apply to new one.is that true mam
    thanks

    1. Indira

      You need not withdraw previous app, apply for PNP right away.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  198. Samir Modhera

    Hi Indira;

    I just have a question for you. I am giving you my timeline and see if you can help me.

    My mothers application for immigration was received by CIC-M on Dec 24 2007.
    I received AOR on Feb 27 2008. Then after nothing up until November 25 2011, that’s when they start sending out letters to submit documents again. We filled out documents and sent again to CIC-M on January 13 2012. I received AOR on February 24 2012 and my sponsorship was approved on March 6th 2012 and now file is transferred to New Delhi office. For those who send application were sent after mine and file transferred to CPC-Ottawa office and they already got letter to do medical and result were received by cic too.. So when will i be getting call for ??

    1. Indira

      Try sending a case specific inquiry.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. Samir Modhera

        What do you exactly mean by specific case inquiry? How and who do I send it?

        1. Indira

          Read the post about contacting the VO on this blog.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

  199. herry

    Hi Indira

    its 53 days going to submit my PP to ND,stil my ecas is showing only application received.
    waiing for when for ecas in process.
    pls advice me what i should do? Is it ok to send case specific enquiry by myself or through MP?

    pls advice madam,

    thanks

    1. sahil

      herry when did you submitt??? has ur RPRF been encashed???
      its been a month i submitted al docs… still waiting

      1. herry

        RPRF already submitted by my wife.now 55 days gone, submitted my PPR,ecas is stil Application received”

    2. Indira

      Send it yourself.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  200. krishana

    Hi Indira,

    I have got 2nd AOR, I have applied under FSW category. If I want to quit from my job, can I do so, will it affect on my process or i should continue it? With in how many days did u get your medical request after getting 2nd AOR?

    Thanks

    Krishna

    1. Indira

      You can quit, assuming you already qualify to apply.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  201. amit

    Hello Indira,
    Recently I had applied for Workpermit with my family. I had received Medical examination test request from CHC.
    I had completed the medical tests also. Now follwoing are my questions need your guidelines.
    1) Is CHC will inform me further to submit all passports for necessary Visa stamping?? OR I need to visit nearest VFC center with medeical test complition letter which i received from the othorized doctor?
    2) When i received medical test request letters for self and family, By mistake, the all letters are combined together, and on each letter UCI & APP. No. indicated by hand written. Also on medical request letter no name or pass port number mentioned. Now How to recognize whose UCI no. belogs to whom? Becasue the same I had mentioned on Medical compltion CHC form which doctor has requested.
    So if my UCI no. is not match with the respecitve form mentioned for, what happed?
    e.g. In my medical completion form, by as I don’t know which medical request form indicate my UCI no., if I had mentioned other UCI no. of one of my family member’s UCI code, then what happen??????
    3) Approx how much time it will take now to issue Visa for Work permit and Temp. Residance for me and my family after medical examination. As per doctor, all tests results are OK and no observation or concern on all of ours fitness.
    I hope you understand my above queries.
    thanks and with regards,
    amit

    1. Indira

      Sorry I’m not familiar with WP processing.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  202. pooja

    Hi Indira,

    I keep checking your postings regularly. want clarification on few things.
    I received my medicals on 24Jan 2012 and couriered RPRF dd, Passport and Pcc on 27th Jan. March 5th i got a register post saying that rprf dd is not payable at delhi. So immediately resent it on 6th March and it got encashed on 15th March 2012.
    In between to know the status of my file….i mailed delhi immigration enquiry about the status of my file on Feb.29.2012. for which yesterday i got the reply saying that ” You may note that the file is currently awaiting further review,any next steps in the processing of this application will be determined and communicated to you. Until then, kindly await our contact.”.
    Indira, when the DD is encashed on 15th march…..why did they mail yesterday saying that it needs further review ??? should i think that they are re checking my file ??? regret mailing to Immigration section delhi…
    very curious what will happen now as i always read from your postings that once RPRF dd cleared, then in 2 weeks mai you get the visa !!! Also want to kno…stamping happens from delhi or canada ? Pls reply.

    1. Indira

      Forget the RPRF, 15 days to 6 months is the rule! NDVO stamps the visas.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  203. mansi

    Hi Madam,

    I’m Mansi. I have a question regarding my application under MPNP. My file had been received by CIC, New Delhi on the 22 nd of September 2011 and the processing started on the 16th of November 2011. We had our medical done on the 3rd of October 2011 which CIC has already received. CIC requested a document regarding my son’s custody for which I was given time till 12th March 2012, but I sent the same in time i.e. in January 2012. But after this, I did not get any information relating further progress in my case. The status still shows ‘In Process’.
    Can you pls help me to get the latest information about it???
    Thank You.

    1. mansi

      Hi Indira,

      I’m writing this mail for the second time. May be that u did not notice the previous one. I’m Mansi. Ihad applied for PR of Canada under the MPNP stream in January 2011 for which I got approval from the province in August 2011. CIC New Delhi received my file in September and started processing it in November. I and my son got Medical Examination done in October, which was received by the Visa Office at New Delhi. Earlier when I used to check processing of my application, my present address used to appear on the screen but from about a few weeks, only my name appears. Furthermore the status shows ‘in process’. There is no change in the status. Visa office had demanded a document regarding my son’s custody for which I was given a deadline i.e. March 12 2012, but the same was sent in time i.e. in January. But there is no further information. I would really appreciate if u could pls guide me in knowing about further progress in my case.

      Would u pls tell me how long it takes in processing an application under MPNP?
      My PCC also expired on March 05 2012, but it is not demanded by the Visa office. Do u think it can be asked for?

      Pls help me out by answering my queries.
      Thank you.
      Mansi.

      1. Indira

        OK, We have no control on the timelines after passports submission for visas. 15 days to 6 months or more! PERIOD! They may ask for another PCC, but you will have to wait and see if they ask.

        Indira Prabhakaran.

        1. mansi

          Hi Indira,

          Thnx fr ur valuable advice. I have another question, if the CHC demands some document, does that mean delay in the processing?

          1. Indira

            Obviously, the time taken to send the query and for you to collect the documents and send them.

            Indira Prabhakaran.

  204. sandip surila

    Hi Indira,

    Nice to read the answer provided by you.

    .I have applied under fsw on 20th july 2011 .
    Received 1st AOR from Nova Scotia on oct. 20,2011.
    Received 2nd AOR from NDVO CHC on November 15,2011
    after the i have received a mail from NDVO and chaged my e cas form “RBVO” to “in process” .In mail they demanded some more docs supporting my exprience and written ” such proof may include”.
    letter of appointment or promotion,
    employment contracts
    pay slips,
    attendence record
    addition letters of refference
    any tax or income document
    employer’s business licience or registration
    organizational chat

    I have sent all these except additional letters of reference and not full attendence record but it was more then five years that i have sent. NDVO received all these documants by feb.16.12. till now my e cas is showing “in process”.
    And now i m waiting for further information, i hope it may be MR with RPRF. I am worried why is it taking so long?
    mam i want your kind suggestion that what can happen with my application and for what time i have to wait for all these.

    1. Indira

      Please wait for further communication from NDVO.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  205. adam

    hi Indira

    plz tell me……is there any affect of one mismatch answer of a question in job verification by chc nd ..on decision…..

    1. Indira

      That’s a definite red flag!. But they will ask for an explanation before making a decision.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

      1. adam

        mam….already 2 month passed after job verification…no further communication or reply from Ndvo…….medical already submitted 4 month before……nd mismatch answer is not related to my job….it is about our owner”s partner which never coming in our industry…

        1. Indira

          Last one! It takes upto 6 months or more for the stamping of passports and return of the same. If you have submitted medicals and passports, please wait. Else send a case specific inquiry.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

      2. adam

        u r totally wrong Indira……..i already got my visa…….ur all answers are same….u have no experience….then why are u advice peoples here.
        thanx……wish u gud luck

        1. Wellwisher

          Adam,

          You cannot be so rude. It is a blog and only probabilities are being discussed. She had never claimed authority.
          Indira, You Please keep up your good work.
          Adams still may crop up.

          1. Indira

            Thank you :)

            Indira Prabhakaran.

        2. Indira

          True Adam :) . I have no experience as an immigration consultant, not do I charge thousands of dollars for answering queries here. I have never claimed I know everything! So you already got your visa and you posted a contradicting query on this blog just to trap me in? wow!

          Happy for your visa, have a safe landing and a happy life there after.

          Indira Prabhakaran.

        3. Nimishj

          Mr Adam ,

          If u cannot help anyone ..please do not play blame game . We trust Indira allright!!!!

          If u dnt like please do not visit the blog ! Request you to keep out of Indira’s Blog ….She has been a great help to millions of people like us!

          Thankz

  206. moe

    hello mam, i,ve checked my E cas today it says in process but when i click on in process,it says documents received and review pending but doesn’t say in process mam what does that mean?

  207. surinder mohan

    Hi Indira

    My Ecase status is in process. when i click on the in process. Message under the in process like below.

    We received your application for permanent residence on April 30, 2010.
    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on March 15, 2012. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
    Your application was reviewed and we started processing on March 15, 2012.

    Still i am waiting for letter from the cic. Can you suggest me what this mean and how many days cic takes to send a letter.

    Regards
    surinder

  208. alka Sharma

    Hi Indira

    Its nice to see that you are helping lot of people . I also have one query . My ecas stauts has been changed to
    “We received your application for permanent residence on April 7, 2010.

    We reviewed your application and sent you a letter on March 12, 2012. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us. ”

    what does this means and till now i haven’t got any letter from them its been more than 20 days can you suggest what to do .

    1. Indira

      Contact them using a case specific inquiry and ask about that letter.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  209. nirvair

    Hi Indira,

    I applied under MPNP General Stream for PR. Though I had sufficient points i.e. 52, but I was not given 5 points for connectivity which is mandatory under MPNP. My sister also applied ahead of me under same programme and the sponsors were the same and she got approval for it. Kindly suggest me if I can apply with the same family of sponsors. We have good relations with them. Also let me know if there are some changes in the rules for applying under this programme since last February i.e. when I last applied.

    Pls reply.
    Thank you.

    1. Indira

      Sorry I’m not familiar with PNP stream :( .

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  210. Milan

    Hi Indira,
    It has been 6 years from the date I have been teaching in a College. I applied for PR in April 2010 under FSW, at that time, it was already four years of my teaching. Now, still there is no In Process under my case. I want to switch my profession from teaching to business related works. Does it affect for ‘In Process’ of my application? Should I cling on the same job all my life for the sake of that illusive PR of Canada???? Should I inform them the change of my profession??

    Regards
    Milan

    1. Indira

      You are free to change your profession as long as you fully qualified for PR during the time of application. Yes you will have to inform VO of the changes in your employment.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  211. rajan

    mam it shows decision made on ecas bt my agent says that they have recieved pps back from chc , how much time does ndvo take to send the pps after DM ???

    1. Indira

      Anytime upto 2 weeks.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  212. rajkaran

    Dear ma’am,

    I have submitted my papers to cic in sept as per new forms. and my immigration fees was deducted on forst week of jan 2012 . i have got arranged employment frm bc. can u please tell me how much time will they take for complete process . one more thing experience certificate which i gave to them their number hv got changed except the fav number so they hv asked my lawyer to give affidavit for the experiences letter that its original he gave that too is this a positive sign or negative….

    waiting for your kind reply. thanks

    1. Indira

      If the contact details on the experience letters have changed, the VO should be notified of the same asap.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  213. sahil

    Dear Adam,

    Cic is unpredictable…. you cannot blame no for this…….

  214. mannik singh

    Hi Indira

    my name is Mannik i have applied for mpnp general stream provincial nominee program for immigration to canada (manitoba) along with my sister through one common sponsor and another one was different for both but unfortunately my connectivity with my sponsors was not proved but i got a letter showing sufficient points i.e. 52.but i donot got 5 more points of connectivity can i apply through same sponsors or other sponsors from same family

    kindly guide me in this regard

    1. Indira

      Sorry I’m not familiar with PNP stream.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  215. jay Singh

    hello Indira,

    I have reviewed the blog but there no case that relates to mine.

    I went to Canada on study visa in May 2003 and by misguidance applied for political asylum that got refused in 2004.
    Then with my counsel’s help i filed case under the H&C. The time goes and in sep 2009 CBSA sent a letter to file a PARA a last chance to stay in Canada. So i filed the PARA and with my counsel’s advice i personally visited the CBSA office in Toronto in Feb. 2010 and requested them to withdraw my case and said that i am ready to leave Canada.

    So i bought my own plane ticket and informed CBSA. On 5 march 2010 they handed over my passport and The DEPARTURE CERTIFICATE in a sealed packet. that was later handed over to plane curie and i was asked to collect my packet in NEW DELHI before immigration.

    But the plane curie had handed my docs directly to immigration and the immigration had started interrogating me for 5 hours they then the shift super wiser had said that his identity is clear and let him go but at that time i was so scared from Indian immigration authorities and they only handed over me my passport.

    Later i came to know that they had kept my Departure Certificate with them.

    Now I got married to a Physiotherapist and applied for permanent residency under FSW. Our file reached CIO on 30 Jan 2012 and we got the second file number on 27 March 2012 from NDVO stating that our file is under process.

    As i do not have any criminal record in Canada and i was self employed and payed tax regularly. But my FOSS details shows Section A36 under Deemed Deportation, NO Criminality, NO danger to Canada security.

    I need your advice that what will happen next what sort of documents they will require from me. I already sent my tax documents ,my drivers license, my job experience letter from Canada.

    I will really appreciate your help,
    Jay

    1. Indira

      I’m hoping it will not be an issue. Unsure what documents they are going to ask, if at all they do. Please wait until they contact you further. Good luck to you.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  216. Paramjit

    Hi Indira,

    I am silent reader of your blog and appreciate your great work.

    I have applied for FSW in Feb 2011 under NOC 3131 (Pharmacist), i have been called for interview on 19th April 2012. am little bit tensed what exactly the interview is for. is this good to have interview, i have some friends whose interviews were waived off.

    Please guide me.

    thanks,
    param.

    1. Indira

      Interviews are not always inquisitive. Sometimes it’s just a routine thing. Don’t worry, just prepare yourself very well.

      Indira Prabhakaran.

  217. Paramjit

    hi just to add i have been called at NDVO.

    1. Nimishj

      Dear Paramjit ,

      Just to help you …My husband & I were called for an interview at tha NDVO .The visa officer did not take my int. but my husband was interviewed on March 15,2012.My husband is an Architect and we applied in September 2010 .

      I would suggest you to gather all the documents as they have mentioned in the interview letter.Also,if you case is 12 months old in NDVO then you must carry a new PCC for you and your dependent applicants.

      Please do not worry as we too belonged to FSW1 category in which interview is waived off.Do your homework well !Prepare your file folder well! Like take a folder with transparent pockets of about 40 pockets (if ur wife is also called then make a separate folder for her)Make an Index beginning with
      1)Id Proof:
      Passport
      PCC Latest
      Photographs if asked (6nos)
      2) Employment details
      put all reference letters salary slips since the time u applied in order.It will be good if you can take your reference letter from the present employer.
      3) Educational Qualifications
      4) Summary of Funds
      5) Marrige certificate ,photos if req.
      6) IT Returns…last 6 months bank statements stamped ,passbooks,NSC etc.

      In our case the visa officer had two queries fist she found a salary slip of my husband a little vague this was his ex employment …my husband told her that they get salary slip with a stamp on it however he has original of it and the ref letter from the employer with his bussiness card..she was satisfied with this

      Next she had a query that there was some mismatch in communication when his profile was veriufied from his employer by the visa officer …my husband clarified everything.it was a 20 in interview ..people were taking longer than this ……..Please prepare yourself well ……..

      For any other information you can put in your questions …if possible please email me your id and i will send you some material .

      Also there is a very good lawyer, he is a retired Brig from Indian Army who can help in preparing u for the interview in New Delhi ..you can send your contact number and we will call you.

      1. Paramjit

        My contact number is 09173436609.

  218. Nimishj

    Dear Paramjit,

    If all goes well and u are able to convince the VO she/he will tell you that your fill will be approved and you will get medicals within 3 to 4 weeks. Please prepare well !!!!!!!!!!! Dress well@ Reach in time!

  219. Nimishj

    Dear Paramjit ,

    Surviving the immigration interview

    Category 1: About You and Your Family1. Tell us a little about
    yourself. / Could you tell me about yourself. Schooling /
    lifestyle..??
    2. Give us some information about your Origin/ Family background/ Ethnicity?
    3. Please describe your typical workday?
    4. What do you like doing in your spare time ?
    5. Where do you live?
    6. Do you own a house, or do you rent? Or is it company provided?
    7. (If you have children under 18) Where are your children now? Are
    they alone at home? (Note: In Canada, it is illegal to leave children
    under 12 unattended).
    8. Do your parents live in the same home?
    9. Do you plan to bring them to Canada if your application is approved?
    10. If not, who will look after them if you move to Canada?
    11. What’s your current status – single/married/engaged?
    12. Where does you spouse / Fiance’s parents live ?
    13. How long have you been married? OR When do you plan to marry?
    14. What’s the name and D.O.B of your spouse?
    15. Have you been previously married?
    16. Do you have other children not listed in this application?
    17. How would you rate your English language skills? How about French?
    (Note: Expect to be tested on this if you claim some degree of
    skills).
    18. Tell us where you think you are Excellent, Good, bad or Worst in
    Reading Writing Speaking Listening
    19. How well do your spouse and children speak English/French?
    20. Have you ever been in trouble with the law? Were you ever
    reported/charged/arrested for any crime?
    21. Do your spouse and children support your plan to move to Canada?
    22. Do you have family in Canada?
    23. What would you do if your immigration application is rejected? Or
    What is your plan if you are unsuccessful in this Interview and is not
    given a Landing Visa?
    Category 2: Job and Qualifications
    1. What is Your profession?
    2. Where are you working now? Or What do you currently do?
    Name Address Contact details of Employer

    3. Can you give us the name of your supervisor / Person you are
    reporting to / Your Immediate manager?
    Name Title/Designation Address & Contact details

    4. What is your title?
    5. What does your job involve?
    6. Is this a full time or part time job?
    7. How long have you worked at this company?
    8. Have you had the same position since you started?
    9. What jobs have you had prior to this?
    10. Can you provide references?
    Name Address Contact details of Previous Employer

    10-b Details of Previous managers/ supervisors
    Name Title/Designation Address & Contact details

    11. Why you quit those jobs and why you are going to quit this current
    one and move to Canada?
    12. Tell us about your educational background.
    13. What qualifications do you have for your present job?
    14. Were you trained before taking on this role?
    15. How many people work in your department/company? How many work under you?
    16. Who do you report to in the company? Could you give us their
    contact information?
    17. What are you currently working on?
    18. Would you say you are doing well in this company?
    19. Why would you want to quit this job and head for an uncertain
    future in Canada?
    20. Do you think you will easily find a similar job in Canada?
    21. Do you think your qualifications are sufficient to help you find a job?
    22. How can your current job help you get a similar job in Canada?
    23. How can your current job help you to Integrate in Canadian Society?
    24. Do you plan to study further in Canada?
    25. Will you undergo a training/ upgrade your skills or go for an
    internship before taking up a job?
    26. Have you had your qualifications assessed in Canada?
    Category 3: Financial Position1. What is your Financial position?
    2. What is your current source of Funds? Have you got any Business or
    just a job ?
    3. How much money do you earn at your present job?
    4. Do you have any other sources of income? How much do you earn from those?
    5. How much money do you have in the banks?
    6. Can you provide bank statements for the last 1/2/3 years?
    7. What other assets do you have? Property? Stocks and bonds? Gold?
    8. What are your assets worth, approximately, at today’s market rates?
    Do you have an assessment report?
    9. If your immigration application were to be approved, would you sell
    your assets before moving to Canada?

    Category 4: What You Know About Canada
    1. How much do you know about Canada?
    2. What exactly have you heard about Canada?
    3. What do you expect Canada to be like?
    4. Who is Canada’s Prime Minister?
    5. What is the capital of Canada?
    6. How many Canadian Provinces can you name?
    7. Can you name some Canadian cities
    Or Could you give me the name of 3 Canadian cities and 3 Canadian Provinces ?
    8. What is the name of the premier of the province where you plan to settle?
    Category 5: Immigrating to Canada1. Why do you want to leave your country?
    2. Why do you want to come to Canada?
    3. Are you prepared for the challenges that come with a move to a new country?
    4. Why did you choose Canada? Why not Australia, New Zealand, the US
    or Britain? Or Is there any specific reason for choosing Canada as
    your residency country ?
    5. Where in Canada would you like to Settle ? and Why?
    6. What are your preparations for leaving your country?
    a. Would you sell all of your equity/assets?
    b. b. Any emotional and/or psychological preparation associated with
    leaving your country.
    c. How do you think your spouse and kids [family] will cope with
    emotional and psychological stress associated with leaving their
    friends and relatives?
    7. What do you expect Canada to be like?
    8. Which city in Canada do you want to go to? Why did you decide on that city?
    9. Do you have family/friends in Canada? If so, where do they live?
    10. (If your intended destination is different from the one you have
    family in) Why did you choose City X rather than City Y if that’s
    where you have family?
    11. Will you change your mind and settle in City Y if your application
    is approved?
    12. Will your relatives/friends assist you after you move to Canada?
    13. How do you plan to connect with your relatives/friends in you live
    in different cities?
    14. How will you support yourself and your family before you get a job?
    15. How are you preparing yourself and your family for Canada?
    a. Do all of your family members know English?
    b. If no, how do you think they will adapt to a new culture and
    environment suddenly?
    16. How much money do you plan to take with you to Canada?
    17. How long do you think your funds will last you if you haven’t found a job?
    18. Have you found out about the cost of living in your intended destination?
    19. Explain how you plan to find a job in Canada.
    20. Will you be using the Internet for your job search? Will it be the
    only source for job hunt ?
    21. What other means would you use to find a job?
    22. There are so many job-seekers in Canada who are familiar with
    current industry practices. Why do you believe you can get the job
    ahead of them?
    23. Have you been in touch with prospective employers in Canada with
    regard to your job search?
    24. Do you know of any associations or licensing bodies related to
    your profession in Canada?
    25. Have you attempted to contact them? If yes, what did they say?
    Will they Grant you Membership?
    26. What do you know about your profession in Canada ?
    27. What would you do if you cannot find a job in your field? Are
    Unable to secure Employment ?
    28. Would you seek government unemployment benefits while you are unemployed?
    29. Would you return to your home country if you can’t find a job in
    your choosen Fileld?
    30. Where do you see yourself five or 10 years from now?
    31. Have you ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any violation
    of the law?
    a. If yes,
    i. Include felonies and misdemeanors, but not traffic violations.
    ii. Provide all the details, your details include but not limited to

    1. Felony 2. Sentence/fine 3. When happened 4. When was the sentence
    served or fine paid

    25. Do you have any criminal record?

    a. If yes,

    i. Provide details of what the charge was, sentence served, and why
    you were charged.

    Some tips for the prospective applicants appearing for interview.
    - Carry along with you the xerox copies of the initial application
    filled by you.
    - Carry original of all your educational certificates and job
    offer/contract letters mentioned in the application.
    - English language test results copy.
    - Passport
    - You may be asked questions about your field of study.
    - Your present job responsibilties and other details to ascertain you
    can settle down in canada under your job category.
    - Before the interview date do some research about the city where
    there is maximum demand for your trade.
    -Be cool and don’t bluff. Speak the truth

    Interview Details :-

    Yesterday, I have received interview letter form CHC ND. my interview
    is scheduled on 12 JAN 2012.

    I don’t know whether it is positive or negative? they have asked all
    document in original for education, employment(work experience),
    family configuration. with all application form with relationship
    proof and marriage proof.Also IELTS proof (which I have already
    submitted originally to Canada).also asked for Photo of each member.

    They have also asked for Form-16, IT return,PF certificate and bank statements.
    additional family info of spouse.

    One more question they strongly addressed to send dependents fees
    before interview.I have new born baby, i have informed CHC by fax. her
    PP still need to apply. Can i send her application fees without her PP
    detail?

    I don’t know what they can ask in interview?
    please guide me seniors.
    i am really worried about interview.what is the processor?

    HI Saurav,

    DONT WORRY…..your Interview is just a SPOT CHECK (similar to quality
    assurance Smiley)…IMO.

    This is why I say that and the things you need to do:

    1. Your Interview is scheduled for 12 Jan 2012 and you were intimated
    on 19th Dec 2011. That means you got less than 1month to prepare for
    Interview. It is only fair in these situations that the applicant
    would go for a CAIPS request and CIC knows very well that CAIPS takes
    a minimum of 1month to be processed and an additional week to reach
    the applicant. Also, if tough questions were to be asked then you
    should got an Intimation from NDVO that you are in queue for an
    Interview, which obviously you did not get.

    2. You have been asked for the WHOLE application package. Do you think
    you have problems in all those aspects?……I dont think so.

    3. You have been asked for photos…that is a positive sign. CIC would
    ask for them only when they are sure about the final outcome of your
    application.

    4. Be careful on marriage proof…as this was not added (was not
    required) during the time of application. Contact JasonBourne/Sonir on
    the docs they supplied on Marriage/relationship proofs. JB was also
    asked for PF and IT returns. This is to update CIC’s file on you.

    5. IELTS proof….you have already submitted…no need to orry…just
    take a copy an memorise how many points you got Wink

    6. Dont lose time for applying for your baby’s PP…ASAP. If CIC is
    asking for it then – IT IS A MUST…..no playing around with their
    demands. Fees should ideally go with PP details. If not, then inform
    VO and include/despatch the processing fees for her.

    7. Probably Nothing is wrong with your case but you have to be 100%
    informed about your own details….dont mess it up. Be calm and
    confident.

    8 CIC always gets new officers and they need training too with REAL
    applicants, so you may be facing a new VO…..so play your game well.

    9. Ask questions here on the forum to dissipate your worries…..

    Preparing For Your Canadian Immigration Interview

    You have been selected for an interview with the Canadian Immigration. Although this can be a stressful time the following will help to prepare you for the interview and help to improve your awarded points.

    Bring the Correct Documentation

    It is most important that you take all the necessary documents with you to the interview. You will want to have original copies of all documents as well as translated versions if this applies to your situation. All school documents, certificates, marriage and birth certificates. If you are a business owner you will need to have three years of financial statements and all other specified and applicable documents. The immigration office should have or will provide you with a list of documents they need you to bring along to the immigration interview.

    The Immigration Interview

    During your interview the office will be paying close attention and assessing your ability to handle and succeed within the Canadian lifestyle. Some of the discussion will be based upon your professional and work skills. Focus will also be placed on how resourceful you appear and how well you present yourself and the information. Always remember to remain calm and relaxed, straightforward answers are best.

    Attendants of the Interview

    It is not necessary to bring along children under the age of 19 years. The main applicant and wife should attend as well as any children over the age of 19. The immigration office should have specified to you whom they expect to attend the meeting.

    Professional and Educational History

    You will be asked questions regarding your education and working background. You may be asked about your experience working within a specific field. You will most likely be questioned on the professional skill that you have entered in your application, be prepared to discuss your experience.
    If you are an entrepreneur you will be asked about your business and what skills you have in regard to such. You will want to be as honest as possible as the details you give may very well be checked on to ensure accuracy.

    What’s covered in the Interview?

    To feel better about the interview, a person will have to know some of the subjects that are routinely covered. Normally, it’s just standard things, such as reviewing the application and verifying all of the information. For instance, they’re particularly curious when it comes to education, training, and financial sense. In addition to this, the immigration officer will assess the linguistic skills of the applicant, judging whether they will be accurately able to homogeniz