WP GSS category application timeline and Shipping labels query
We are a family of three (daughter is a US citizen), planning to travel to Canada by road
Following is our timeline as of Jan 21, 2021:
1. Biometrics Completed - Dec 1, 2020 (at NYC ASC)
2. Medical test results - Dec 19, 2020 (at NYC Albert Levy)
3. Medical Result approved - Dec 22, 2020
4. Waiting for Passport Request letter - checked Jan 20, 2020 (portal says: reviewing eligibility, no additional docs needed, background check being processed and application is in progress)
I was reading that the next step of receiving the approval letter is to request a two-way shipping label from VFS? Is there any way we can request a label before receiving the approval (assuming that the application is approved?) as it may save some time.
Do we have anyone in this group whose WP was filed in GSS category from US to Canada and can suggest average processing time in these current delays? I have seen some posts where regular ICT WP has taken around 2 months to get passport request. So probably GSS ones can be faster, any suggestions would be helpful.
1. Application sent - October 8, 2020
2. Biometric completed - October 20, 2020
3. Approval and Passport request received - Dec 21, 2020
4. Sent request to VFS for shipping label - Dec 29, 2020 (Delay on my end as I went down to NY CVAC office but they declined in-person dropping of passport)
5. Payment link received - Jan 7, 2021
Completed payment and now Waiting for shipping labels.
Can someone suggest that shipping label is sent via email or by post? And how much time could it take for passport to be returned with stamp? I am sending it to New York CVAC. I heard they are quite slow, already experienced delay in providing payment link.
Need your suggestions, my WP is applied at NY office on Dec 18th in GSS category which gives 14 days processing time, lawyer also said that this might not be entertained due to COVID and normal 15 weeks processing time as per CIC website might apply. My US max out date is April 30, 2021.
Do you guys think I can get the WP ready to move to Canada before that based on current processing times? If it delays further do i have option to stay back to wait for a bit to avoid unnecessary travel to India in COVID times.
Travelling with Kid holding US passport/ Citizen to Canada
Hi, I'm travelling with my family to Canada from the USA. Would like to check if there are any additional support / exemption documents to be carried for my kid who is a US passport holder. Anyone who travelled from the USA to Canada in the recent COVID situation with their US born kid... pls share your experience if they asked you for any additional documents/ exemption letter for your kid at Canada POE.
ICT WP Applied: Aug 10
Passport request for stamping: Dec 1
Two way Shipping labels applied: Dec 2
Two way Shipping labels received: Dec 10
Passport sent: Dec 10
Passport received: Dec 16
I applied from the US and got the letter on Nov 19 to drop my passport. My passport was expired and I applied to renew my passport at our embassy and due to Covid-19 issues, it is taking longer than normal and I still do not have my passport in my hands. The government of Canada gave me 30 days to drop my passport and just 10 days is left. is there any way I can extend this 30 days? Do you have any number, website or email to contact with? I filled a form on the canada.gov website two weeks ago but no body answered to that form.
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