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Gabriel Israel
On 2/12/2019 at 4:32 PM, SteveE said:

December 12 AOR Here. 

MEP: Jan 22

Biometrics: Jan 24

Current status is IP1. No changes since a mail from VFS on 29 January informing me my application is with Pretoria VO. 

Hi steve, how are you? What do they mean your application is with pretoria? Have you had any feedback since then?

We submitted round about the same time.

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SteveE

Hey there, none as yet. VO was indicated on VFS email. 

What's your AOR? 

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Gabriel Israel
17 minutes ago, SteveE said:

Hey there, none as yet. VO was indicated on VFS email. 

What's your AOR? 

Hi my AOR is 11 December 2018. What is VO? still getting confused with a lot of abbreviations.

Our biometrics letter came on the 22nd of January......i guess our time lines are very close.

How many dependants do you have? I have one? - head may have an effect on how long applications take.....

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SteveE

It's a Visa Office

 

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Gabriel Israel

Hi Guys....any movements in your cases?

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BobbyV

16 Nov AOR here...been IP2 since early January and still waiting!

The only thing changing is the time scale on my profile, now at 11 weeks

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SteveE
7 hours ago, BobbyV said:

16 Nov AOR here...been IP2 since early January and still waiting!

The only thing changing is the time scale on my profile, now at 11 weeks

Judging by myimmitracker.com you should have a good March! 

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iTee23
On 3/1/2019 at 9:51 AM, Gabriel Israel said:

Hi Guys....any movements in your cases?

AOR 5th Dec. Case has been pretty quiet since Biometrics. Waiting almost impatiently 😄

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On 2/25/2019 at 7:47 PM, SteveE said:

Hey there, none as yet. VO was indicated on VFS email. 

What's your AOR? 

Hi,

What is the nature of this VFS email -- we didn't receive one after doing biometrics...

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Gabriel Israel
On 3/2/2019 at 11:40 AM, iTee23 said:

AOR 5th Dec. Case has been pretty quiet since Biometrics. Waiting almost impatiently 😄

Lol  i am sure you will get your response before mid March lol.

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Gabriel Israel

I look forward to each working week...........praying and waiting for that email. A blessed week to you all. All the best.

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Gabriel Israel

How does one know their VISA office? Does it automatically mean that if someone submits in South Africa then their VO is south Africa?

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Amy G

@Gabriel Israel I think you can phone to find out your VO but not sure... we saw that ours was Ottawa on one of our documents only after our PR was approved. 

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GuyRussy

Adapted from the Canada visa forum:

"
Visa Office

There has been an obsession of finding which visa office the application is at. Many threads on this forum start with explaining how to find your visa office. Let's get to the crux of it. Finding the visa office was very relevant pre- express entry. Even after the introduction of express entry in 2015, the same practice was followed which usually was for the paper based application, but that is no longer the case. Earlier all application followed the following trajectory:

Central Intake Office - Case Processing Centre - Local Visa Office

However, this has radically changed and for all express entry, all application follow the following:

1. Central Intake Office - The R10 (completeness check) is done at the Central Intake Office for all classes (FSW / PNP / CEC). Now even the criminality and medicals are done at CIO.

2. Case Processing Centre - There are 4 case processing offices of IRCC, which are as follows:

Sydney, Nova Scotia - deals with the following:

  • provincial Nominee Program (PNP) – Non-Express Entry applications
  • Centralized Intake Office – Immigrant Investor Program (IIP)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Start Up Business Class
  • Centralized Intake Office – Self Employed (SE)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Quebec Business Class (QBC)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Now has started doing eligibility for EE applications in limited numbers.

Vegreville, Alberta
Deals with Specialized permanent resident application. Those following in the category of Medical needs, work permits, work permits for spouses, study permits, co-op permits. EE applications which have a downgraded category.

This is the place where you EE application will land if any of the members in the application have a medical condition. This is where determinations of refusal, monitoring etc are made.

Now has started doing eligibility for EE applications in limited numbers.

Mississauga, Ontario
Only deals with family class PR applications.
No EE applications are dealt here so far.

Ottawa, Ontario
This is the most important processing office for all EE, and it is also the Local Visa Office for in-land applicants and those applying from USA.

This is based on the most recent information. IRCC has officers across Canada and some temporary offices that are used to process application based on workload distribution. 

Local Visa Office - This is the office where you will be asked to submit your passport after your application has been approved. Usually the consulate in your home country.

These days all application after starting at CIO (where R10 is met), either start the processing of eligibility at CIO itself, or move to CPC (wither Ottawa, Sydney, or Vegreville), or are straight sent to the LVO. The trend has been to complete most of the processing between CIO and CPC. Since the applications are electronically stored, there is no movement of physical files. 

SUGGESTION - There is no point sending emails to ask which VO your application is at, as that process is moot since the eligibility can even start at CIO. So save yourself some time and efforts and also save the human resources of IRCC and stop sending emails. Even if you know which VO your application is at, it means nothing. Most applications which are processed within weeks and get PPR, are processed at CIO, and this is a much faster way. 

A few applications will see eligibility passed, and then go to not started when the application is sent to the LVO. This is because the final review is done at the LVO, and the local agent may decide to conduct additional review, or identification before the eligibility is finally set to PASSED.

"

 

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Gabriel Israel
21 hours ago, Amy G said:

@Gabriel Israel I think you can phone to find out your VO but not sure... we saw that ours was Ottawa on one of our documents only after our PR was approved. 

@Amy G Thank you for your response. I trust you landed well with your family.....best wishes!

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Gabriel Israel

@GuyRussy Thank you very much this is very helpful!

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Gabriel Israel
On 3/13/2019 at 1:38 PM, GuyRussy said:

Adapted from the Canada visa forum:

"
Visa Office

There has been an obsession of finding which visa office the application is at. Many threads on this forum start with explaining how to find your visa office. Let's get to the crux of it. Finding the visa office was very relevant pre- express entry. Even after the introduction of express entry in 2015, the same practice was followed which usually was for the paper based application, but that is no longer the case. Earlier all application followed the following trajectory:

Central Intake Office - Case Processing Centre - Local Visa Office

However, this has radically changed and for all express entry, all application follow the following:

1. Central Intake Office - The R10 (completeness check) is done at the Central Intake Office for all classes (FSW / PNP / CEC). Now even the criminality and medicals are done at CIO.

2. Case Processing Centre - There are 4 case processing offices of IRCC, which are as follows:

Sydney, Nova Scotia - deals with the following:

  • provincial Nominee Program (PNP) – Non-Express Entry applications
  • Centralized Intake Office – Immigrant Investor Program (IIP)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Start Up Business Class
  • Centralized Intake Office – Self Employed (SE)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Quebec Business Class (QBC)
  • Centralized Intake Office – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Now has started doing eligibility for EE applications in limited numbers.

Vegreville, Alberta
Deals with Specialized permanent resident application. Those following in the category of Medical needs, work permits, work permits for spouses, study permits, co-op permits. EE applications which have a downgraded category.

This is the place where you EE application will land if any of the members in the application have a medical condition. This is where determinations of refusal, monitoring etc are made.

Now has started doing eligibility for EE applications in limited numbers.

Mississauga, Ontario
Only deals with family class PR applications.
No EE applications are dealt here so far.

Ottawa, Ontario
This is the most important processing office for all EE, and it is also the Local Visa Office for in-land applicants and those applying from USA.

This is based on the most recent information. IRCC has officers across Canada and some temporary offices that are used to process application based on workload distribution. 

Local Visa Office - This is the office where you will be asked to submit your passport after your application has been approved. Usually the consulate in your home country.

These days all application after starting at CIO (where R10 is met), either start the processing of eligibility at CIO itself, or move to CPC (wither Ottawa, Sydney, or Vegreville), or are straight sent to the LVO. The trend has been to complete most of the processing between CIO and CPC. Since the applications are electronically stored, there is no movement of physical files. 

SUGGESTION - There is no point sending emails to ask which VO your application is at, as that process is moot since the eligibility can even start at CIO. So save yourself some time and efforts and also save the human resources of IRCC and stop sending emails. Even if you know which VO your application is at, it means nothing. Most applications which are processed within weeks and get PPR, are processed at CIO, and this is a much faster way. 

A few applications will see eligibility passed, and then go to not started when the application is sent to the LVO. This is because the final review is done at the LVO, and the local agent may decide to conduct additional review, or identification before the eligibility is finally set to PASSED.

"

 

Thank you very much this is very helpful.

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GuyRussy

@Gabriel Israel glad its helpful 

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Gabriel Israel

Guys are you there?

 

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ReneLestan

We're still waiting this side, just over 4 months now, so guess we can't complain, but really wish it would hurry up!

Anyone else from December applications still waiting or received any news?

Would ordering GCMS notes mean anything at this stage?

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We waited for 5 months, and it seems most people currently wait around the 150 +-20 day mark (myImmiTracker). I'm not sure that GCMS would provide any additional info at this point -- could be wrong, don't know what others think...

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Daddy's Girl

Also still waiting.. 

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iTee23

Still waiting as well.

A little over 5 months now.

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BobbyV

Tick tock...8 days left on the 6 month timeline. Praying for good news! 

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BobbyV

Hi guys,

I finally got the golden email on Saturday 11 May 2019. I'm ecstatic and relieved at the same time. 

My AOR date is 16 November 2018 so my processing time up to PPR was 176 days.

I'm at the VFS office for passport submission and then on to the BIG plans.

All the best to others still waiting. 

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