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milo23

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milo23

Thought some may be interested. 

My brother put my parents in the pool for sponsorship for PR in January 2018. They received ITA a couple months after that (100 000 issued apparently). Processing time was stated between 20-48 months. 

They got requests for Police clearance and medical in Feb. 2019. submitted two weeks later.

Passport requests end March. Submitted 2 April. Golden email on 7 April. So 14 months processing. 

They have to land before Feb 2020.  Definitely taken us all by surprise as we were all working on a much longer processing time. 

Big decisions to make - particularly difficult when you’re in your 60s. 

 

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Nelline

Excellent news!

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Cathy K

Wonderful news! Our daughter sponsored us in 2001 at around age sixty. We have been blessed every day since then.

For you and your brother this means peace of mind. Our children were extremely concerned about our safety in South Africa. After we arrived they didn't have that worry.

There are many added bonuses. When we arrived our daughter had just adopted a little girl. As a busy medical doctor she needed help to care for the little one and that is where we stepped in. We were the surrogate parents when our daughter's profession made demands on her time.

We all have a wonderful relationship. Our daughter's house consists of two separate homes. We live in the walkout basement suite. We have our privacy, and our daughter has a permanent gardener and housekeeper (me) as well as a very hands on handyman (hubby).

Our granddaughter thrived from the start. She had the exclusive attention of three people who doted on her. She's now 18 years old, and a lovely teenager that anyone can be proud of.

Most of our friends were sponsored by their children. All of them helped with daycare for the grandchildren while their children worked. We are the pet-sitters when our children go on holiday. We bring our side in so many ways.

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