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Canada Tourist Visa Experience - Applied from USA
Aug 17 2022 - Submitted Application
Aug 17 2022 - Received Biometrics Collection Letter
Got Biometrics appointment only after 2 weeks

Aug 30 2022 - Biometrics completed in Dallas and it was updated in portal
Sep 7 2022 - Received Original Passport submission request Letter
Sep 7 2022 - Created account in VFS Global and created 2 way courier (around 76$ ) and sent through Fedex to New york Office from Dallas.
Documents:
1. Original passport
2. Consent Form - ( Available on www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/usa as TTServices Consent Form ) - 2 copies
3. IRCC Original Passport submission request Letter
4. Printed Copy of Confirmation letter for courier service
5. Money Order / Cashier Check ONLY accepted for $22.80 USD per applicant - addressed to "VFS Services (USA) Inc"

Sep 8 2022 - Delivered to VFS New York
Sep 8 2022 - Received email - Your application is dispatched to IRCC Office
Sep 9 2022 - Received email -Your Application, tracking Id XYZ has been received and is under process at IRCC office
Sep 9 2022 - Received email - The decision envelope for your application , tracking Id no XYZ has been dispatched from IRCC office to the Canada Visa application centre in USA, New York

Application in IRCC portal updated with Approved status and visa details ( like expiry date)

Sep 9 2022 - Received email -The decision envelope for your application, tracking Id no XYZ has been received from IRCC Office on Fri 9 Sep 09 2022 at Canada Visa Application Centre and it is ready for collection.

Sep 9 2022 - Received email - The decision envelope for your application, tracking Id no XYZ has been couriered from Canada Visa Application centre, New York via Courier Partner

Sep 9 2022 - Got tracking number from Fedex

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