Lyle

PR Application submitted - October 2017

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Lyle

Submitted our PR application on 13 October and received the AOR a few minutes later.

Just one hold up on our medicals - need a specialist report for our youngest baby, but we should have that done later this week so I don't expect it will hold things up at all.

Anyone else in the October boat?

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Marcola

Congrats Lyle! Wish you and your family all the best. I remember your spouse was waiting for the job offer from Alberta...did that come through or did you guys just go the EE pool route?

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Lyle

Thanks @Marcola! We are still waiting to hear back from Alberta - things have gone very quiet!

We decided to go ahead as a standard express entry application. All moving quite quickly, just hoping it continues this way!

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Marcola

Eek thats exciting. Hold on to your hats, you'll have PPR in no time:)

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B_K

Hi guys

I am part of the October boat, we submitted on the 19th, received the AOR a few minutes later and have started the wait process. I am not very confident though regarding what financial information had to go through with the application. I submitted the same proof of funds I did for the Ontario nomination I received, so that should be fine but the main application seemed to ask for additional stuff and I didn't know what to do. So I really hope if something is missing that they contact me instead of rejecting me. 

This is going to be a ridiculously stressful next couple of months :(.

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MuggleOnline

Hoping that we can get our application in before the end of October - just waiting on PCCs! Good luck everyone, hopefully they are still processing applications so quickly.

@B_K It seems like if there is anything missing/they want anything additional they will contact you rather than rejecting outright. My husband saw an immigration lawyer in Canada, and that is what he told us. 

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B_K

@MuggleOnline

What do you mean you hope they are still processing applications so quickly ? What sort of timeline have people been getting recently ?

I am hoping and praying if anything is not sufficient on our application that they do contact us. At one point during our process, my Express Entry profile suddenly just became invalid and they closed it and I had no idea what had happened and had to recreate it. I am terrified if that happens with this main application now as I have read of people on this forum getting their PR application just straight up denied. I know this whole express entry is relatively new, I hope the process has become more refined so that there is communication channels in the event of insufficient information. I don't know how to cope with this stress to be honest.

All we submitted were basically verified bank statements for 6 months for my debit, credit and savings account. I had no idea if they required everything like my car for example since if I am accepted, the car is getting sold and settled, so I thought it seemed irrelevant. CIC wanted a letter from our bank detailing our whole portfolio or whatever but FNB said they didn't have anything like that and couldn't provide me with it. Best they could do was give me a letter saying account was mine etc and provide me with statements.

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MuggleOnline

@B_K From chatting to some people who have applied recently, not too sure if they are on this forum, the general impression was applications seem to be moving. Timelines are difficult to judge as it will depend on what stream you are in. I am only speaking on hearsay as we haven't submitted our application yet.

I am sure they will contact you if they require more information, the lawyer we have been dealing with assured us that this should be the case. I am not sure if anyone else on this forum has had any experience with this.

With regards to the Proof of funds, I have just has a similar headache. I ended up calculating the average balances on all my accounts myself and drafting a letter myself with all the details that CIC require and then taking it to the bank along with statements for them to verify the information I I supplied was correct. This was advice that I got from the 'Proof of funds' thread on this site - it seemed to work OK, although it did require me spending about 2 hours in the bank. Hopefully if they require any more information they will contact you directly.

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chayne

@B_K for those that qualified outright based on points without a provincial nomination (FSW) the processing time has been extremely fast in some cases. The shortest I heard of was 19 days, with many being processed in less than a month, although there are still a number of them waiting longer.

Unfortunately for PNP, the timing is much longer. The shortest has been about 4 months, with the average being 5-6 months and others still waiting past 7 months.

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Marcola
46 minutes ago, B_K said:

 

All we submitted were basically verified bank statements for 6 months for my debit, credit and savings account. I had no idea if they required everything like my car for example since if I am accepted, the car is getting sold and settled, so I thought it seemed irrelevant. CIC wanted a letter from our bank detailing our whole portfolio or whatever but FNB said they didn't have anything like that and couldn't provide me with it. Best they could do was give me a letter saying account was mine etc and provide me with statements.

Dont stress... You submitted the right docs. If you didnt provide a bank letter with details of the account holders 6 month balances etc, the statement you submitted would suffice. Many people have done this the way you have. Were they recent? If anything CIC may ask you for an updated one later, especially since PNPs are taking 6 months plus to process. 

They unfortunately arent very lenient with anything else, but the rejection rate is very low and predominantly PCC related. 

Ps you will get used to the stressing  - Im on three months (also PNP) since submitting and my life is on hold and filled with stress. There are some PNP foruminites that are waiting over 6 months. FSW is alot faster and seeing trends of PPR in under a month.

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chayne

The things they are very fussy about are PCCs and if those are missing or incorrect, I’ve heard they do reject outright without requesting them. It also seems to be the luck of the draw as to which visa officer you get. Apparently some will request missing documents, while others will simply reject.

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MuggleOnline

@Marcola , @B_KThe stress really does seem to take over! It is comforting that there are so many people on this forum that are in the same boat though.

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B_K

@chayne I think we all wish this thing could be sorted out within a single month lol, that would be amazing!

@Marcola yea the bank statements were recent, taken about 3 weeks before we sent our application off. Your comment did make me feel a bit better, thank you but at the same time, almost impossible not to stress regardless, even if everything you submit is 100% perfect.

@MuggleOnline yea it does help, every time I have had an issue or some element I cannot handle, this forum is my default port of call, it really is a fantastic and supportive community.

Regarding the PCC, does it just have to be legit at the time of application submission ? If I'm not mistaken, if the process takes longer than 6 months and that is the valid length of the PCC, chances are it could be expired by the time the application gets processed ?

 

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Marcola

@MuggleOnline it really does sometimes. Other times i just say to myself that I will get to Canada! But for those stressful moments, the people on this forum have been such a great support.

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Marcola
2 minutes ago, B_K said:

 

Regarding the PCC, does it just have to be legit at the time of application submission ? If I'm not mistaken, if the process takes longer than 6 months and that is the valid length of the PCC, chances are it could be expired by the time the application gets processed ?

 

PCC issues are mainly that it wasn't provided (one has to provide a PCC for every country that they lived in for more than 6 months), was issued more than 6 months ago, didnt cover the full geography (e.g. local pcc vs national)...those are the ones i can think of.

Your nomination, PCC, IELTS etc freezes once you submit. Even if all has expired by the time youve passed 6 months, you will still get PPR. 

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LidiaS77

Just a bit of extra info: PCCs from countries other than the one that you are currently living in do not expire, unless you go and live in that country again for 6 months.

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Lyle

Update: Medicals passed, there have been a few changes to the 'Background Info' section, but I can't recall exactly what they were.

I am a little concerned regarding proof of funds since the post on RA/Pension Funds not being accepted, but I guess we will see.

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chayne
3 hours ago, Lyle said:

Update: Medicals passed, there have been a few changes to the 'Background Info' section, but I can't recall exactly what they were.

I am a little concerned regarding proof of funds since the post on RA/Pension Funds not being accepted, but I guess we will see.

Congrats on passing your meds!

I wouldn’t worry too much about the pension fund.  I have seen someone post specifically that they used pension fund as POF and got PPR.

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Lyle

Thanks @chayne

Hoping for a speedy PPR! :)

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Karen 1225
On 30/10/2017 at 9:46 AM, Lyle said:

Update: Medicals passed, there have been a few changes to the 'Background Info' section, but I can't recall exactly what they were.

I am a little concerned regarding proof of funds since the post on RA/Pension Funds not being accepted, but I guess we will see.

We used pension fund as proof of funds and we got out ppr 2 weeks ago.

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Lyle

Thanks @Karen 1225, helps put my mind at ease!

Update: Background check status now at Not Applicable! Things are moving quickly...

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Lyle

Update: We are now on IP2. Hopefully PPR email this evening...

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Marcola

Wow @Lyle that would make it 3 weeks -  super quick!:) How wonderful. Im sure you will get it in the wee hours of the morning:)

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geloofy
On 10/30/2017 at 9:46 AM, Lyle said:

Update: Medicals passed, there have been a few changes to the 'Background Info' section, but I can't recall exactly what they were.

I am a little concerned regarding proof of funds since the post on RA/Pension Funds not being accepted, but I guess we will see.

Hi @Lyle! Did you use a pension fund or RA for your proof of funds?

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Lyle

@geloofy, we used RA's and also included details on our investments held in cash and cash equivalents.

I believe that RA's and Pension Funds are still acceptable...

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