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Visiting Visa for Canada
I would like to mention my Canada travel visa experience with dates:

12/09/19: Submitted online application.
12/10/19: Got email about bio metrics submission.

As I leave close to NY city VAC, chosen the appointment for bio metrics on 12/13(even though 12/11, the very next day appointments were also available). I've tried to schedule on USCIS website as well but the earliest date was 12/24/19, literally 2 weeks from the day I looked up, and this 14 days wait time is minimum if you chose USCIS location.

12/13/19: Bio metrics at New York VAC. Same day IRCC website updated with the information that they received my bio metrics.

12/14 & 12/15: Weekend

12/19/19: Consulate asked for passport submission.

12/19/19: Took money order and submitted the passport at UPS location and chosen premium delivery option available. (Next day air)

12/20/19: Passport delivered to VAC and sent to consulate on the same day evening.

12/21 and 12/22: Weekend

12/23/19:
10 AM message saying passport received by consulate.
12 PM message saying visa is issued and sent back to VAC.

12/24/19:
Passport received by VAC and ready for pickup for UPS by 12 PM.
5 PM: Passport picked up by UPS.

12/25: Holiday.

12/26/19: Passport delivered by 12 PM.

Total processing time 17 calendar days including 5 holidays and 2 days I delayed myself for bio metrics, so I can say 10 business days in total.

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Still waiting
Im losing my hope already that i will get a response frim ircc regading my TRV application..almost 2mos now and bot getting any reaponse😌😕
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TRV experience
Hi all,

Just wanted to post my experience to help someone

Nov 15 : Application submitted (Early morning )
Nov 16 : Bio metric letter
Nov 29 : Bio metric appointment (USCIS will have only appointment date after 14 days , walk in is very rare Nov 29 : Bio metric reflected in portal (No letter or some email )
Dec 05 : Correspondence letter (Bio metric validation letter )
Dec 06 : passport request letter
( 20.40 money order for each applicant and prepaid receipt with return address on it along with consent letter , passport , passport request letter )
Dec 11 : Receipt activated with VAC tracking number with the status send to IRCC
Dec 12 : Status updated to IRCC send back to VAC
Dec 13 : Return receipt activated
Dec 14 : Got my passport back (I had a flight booked on dec 14th ) and everything is neck to neck

below are the timelines for the entire process after reading lot of post and personal experience

Submission confirmation : same day or 1 day
Bio metric letter : 1-2 business days
Bio metric appointment : 2 weeks
passport request letter : 3-5 days
VAC tracking activation : 2-4 days
VAC processing : 2-4 days
Overnight delivery : 2 days as they will hand over to courier after 6 pm so receipt won't get activate on the same day

if you are lucky, everything will be processed in minimum mentioned time

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NY VAC Visitor Visa Experience
Hello,
I applied for a visitor visa on PAPER from VAC NY and got approved. Here's my full timeline:

December 5th: VAC Appointment: Application and passport submitted. Biometrics was given.
December 5th: "Visa application, tracking ID No. 2019xxxx has been dispatched to the IRCC Office"
December 6th: "Visa application, tracking ID No. 2019xxxx is under process at the IRCC Office."
December 7th: WEEKEND
December 8th: WEEKEND
December 9th: Status on cic.gc.ca: "We are processing your application. We will send you a message when there is an update or if we need more information from you."
December 10th: Biometrics Correspondence Letter received
December 11th: Application approved. "Visa application, tracking ID No. 20191xxxx – Your processed decision envelope has been dispatched from the IRCC Office"
December 12th: Envelope delivered to VAC in the morning. I picked up my passport with the visa on the same day.
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No response from IRCC
I submitted my TRV application on Oct 29, 2019.after 24hrs received a petter for biometrice collection letter.
On Nov 7,2019 submitted my boimetrics
Nov 22, 2019 received a correspondence letter
Since then im still not getting any response,its almost 15business days sonce i received the correspondence letter and thats it.
Anyone who have the same timeline w/ me and not getting any response also?
Thanks
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Candian study permit
I have done my biomatric 29 oct 2019 but still no responce by
Ambacy how much time more required to
Ambacy my class held on 8 january
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Applying for TRV in US
I am on H1B and appying for TRV

Biometrics collection letter - 11/7/2019
All appoinments at USCIS were 2 weeks later, got biometrics done on 11/21

Passport request letter - 12/2/2019

Send passport to VFS New York with the passport request letter, original passport, money order and letter requesting expediated processing as my H1 expires towards end of the Dec

1. UPS next day deliverly, all 3 family applications were shipped in one envelope, save the UPS tracking # for the return envelopes too
2. 2 copies of conset form with signigature only on the page 2 [for each appicant]
- In case of minor pasrent can sign
3. Letter to VFS and Canadian consulate requsting expediated processing [for each appicant]
4. I got Money order from Walmart money services - $20.40 in favor of VFS Services (USA) INc.
5. A page with contact information - name, address, passport #, cell #, email, application # [for each appicant]
6. Prepaid return envelope [for each appicant]

Reference - https://www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/usa/how_to_apply.html

UPS next day delivered to VFS New York - 12/5/2019
Called VFS customer care '+18882964511', emailed '[email protected]' and chatted with VFS customer care multiple times requesting expediated processing

VFS generated tracking number - 12/6/2019
Visa application, tracking ID No. <> has been dispatched to the IRCC Office, on 2019-12-06 10:18:13 PM GMT Standard Time for processing.Please note this is an auto generated e.mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

12/7/2019 - Saturday
12/8/2019 - Sunday

Email notification
- 12/9/2019 9:00:00 AM EST
Visa application, tracking ID No.<> is under process at the IRCC Office. Please note this is an auto generated e.mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

Email notification
 - 12/9/2019 11:45:00 AM EST
Visa application, tracking ID No. <> – Your processed decision envelope has been dispatched from the IRCC Office, on 2019-12-09 04:45:39 PM GMT Standard Time to the Canada Visa Application Centre in USA, New York. Please note this is an auto generated e.mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

Called VFS and chatted with VFS customer care on 12/10/2019 to know the status, they informed the package is ready to the picked up by the carrier

UPS tracking activated and passport coming though on 12/11/2019

Thank you 'wahoo' whose post on 'https://www.immihelp.com/experience/413311-Timeline-for-Visitor-Visa.html&#39; was detailed enough to get the visa proceessing through.

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Time taken for IRCC To return the passport
Hi,

I currently stay in the United States and have applied for a study permit since my college starts from Jan 2020. I have completed my biometrics already and the latest status on my profile says ' Your application was approved, please send us your passport to finalize your application.' I received a request to submit the passport on 26th November.
Now due to some personal family problems I needed to make an urgent trip to India, and I can only return to the US on 19th Dec and I am planning to visit the New York VAC on the 20th and hand in the passport personally.
Since I need to travel to Canada by the 4th of January, I am a little worried about the number of days they usually take to stamp the visa and send it back. Does anyone over here know the number of days IRCC usually takes to stamp and send the passport back?

Thanks for the help !
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TRV Paper Application in New York
Hello. I applied for a visitor visa on paper at New York VAC. Here's my timeline so far:

December 5th: VAC Appointment: Application and passport submitted. Biometrics given
December 5th: "Visa application, tracking ID No. 2019xxxx has been dispatched to the IRCC Office"
December 6th: "Visa application, tracking ID No. 2019xxxx is under process at the IRCC Office."
December 9th: Status on cic.gc.ca: "We are processing your application. We will send you a message when there is an update or if we need more information from you."

What is your estimate on the processing of the application? When should I expect to have my application approved? Also, does the Visa Office in New York City (or Los Angeles) consider applications as CAN+?

I'll be updating this post as well as posting another entry with the full timeline after it's processed.
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Is there any chance for me to get student visa stamp and ROI before registering expiraton?
My Condition:
1-I have a valid multiple visitor visa so I can enter CANADA without any problem.
2-I've applied for student visa from my residence country and I'm in my residence country yet waiting for approval of my online student permit application which start in 6 Jan 2020.
3-There is no VAC or CANADA embassy in my country so even if IRCC approve my application I should go to a near country to get my visa stamp and my letter of introduction.
4-For some reason I've sent my documents a bit late.
My Questions:
Considering approval of my study permit very late and just a few days (2~3) before last acceptable date by university for registering, can I go to CANADA (using my visitor visa) and get my student visa and letter of introduction there in Border or from a VAC in this country?
Can I go and register for my application just after approving my application online and then go for Student Visa Stamp and LOI (conditional registration or something cause my entering is legal anyway cause of valid visitor visa and approved online means I can get both, the only problem is I need more time to receive physical copy of documents)
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