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Mamun     03/14/2019 15:38 PM

Hello all,
I sent my application with all documents to the Canadian High Commission in Delhi on 19th February 2019, for my Permanent Residency Application as asked by IRCC under dependent  child category.I still did not get any update about my application whether it was received and is being processed. Could you please tell me when should I be expecting to receive further updates and instructions for my application?
Thank you so much,

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vigorcat     03/13/2019 17:56 PM

I am following the instructions to create the FedEx shipping label at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/account/where-submit-passport/cross-border-shipment-instructions.html

But I cannot see the option of “SHIP DATE”: If not today or tomorrow (further in the future)

Anyone experienced the same issue?

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certprep3     03/12/2019 23:03 PM

Hello all,

I received my passport request for visitor visa.
As a part of the package to be sent to LA/NY VAC, we had to send a consent form. I have already provided my biometrics, so I was wondering what pages of the consent form should I be filling ?

Kindly confirm if the below list is fine or if I'm missing something:

1. Passport
2. Passport request letter
3. Consent form
4. Money order of 19.9$ in the name of “TT Visa Services Inc.”
5. Return shipping label with UPS or USPS. Is fedex accepted too ?

I'd really appreciate if someone could correct me if Im missing something.

Thanks in advance!

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PramodV     03/12/2019 15:42 PM

My timeline -
Feb 27- submitted application (Online from USA)
Feb 28 - Got Bio metrics collection letter in evening
Mar 01 - Gave bio metrics, got passport submission request same day.
Mar 01 - 2 return shipping labels with International Customer Invoice and passports sent directly to Ottawa, Canada from USA.
Mar 08 - Got email and on application showing that my passport info is updated with Document number (I guess that is Canada visa number or something else) and Status as Document is Valid.

After that I have been tracking my return labels but no signs of shipment.
Waiting for the stamped passports to come.
Did all the expedited processing and paid 2 day shipping in Fedex so that things can be done fast but still waiting.

Anyone knows whats the Document number and document status actually indicates and how many days after this do they ship back the passports.

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kpraveen01     03/11/2019 00:27 AM

The whole process is hassle free. Apply online and once approved, send the letter received and the passport along with return envelope to NY or LA VAC centers.
For me it took over a month after sending it to NY VAC, the reason being that I was told we can send a banker's cheque of 41.50 USD for return courier service. But they don't have that facility and you need to send a return envelope. I sent the return envelope again and got it in a couple of days!

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vigorcat     03/08/2019 13:23 PM

I submitted my online application yesterday 3/7. Looking at the forum, most people have got Biometrics letter the same or next day. I have not received it yet.

I do remember paying for the biometrics fees, so I think I am required to do the Biometrics. Getting a bit edgy because of the 50 day processing timeline (outside of biometrics) that they have and I need to attend L1 blanket interview on 5/2.

Any suggestions on where I can check / expedite for the biometrics letter?

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suhganesh     03/08/2019 07:04 AM

Hello Guys,

Please find my timelines for ICT Work Permit for Canada

01/21/2019 - Submitted Online Application (Including my spouse and kid)
02/22/2019 - Received Biometrics instruction letter
03/01/2019 - Submitted Biometrics
03/01/2019 - Received 1st VFS Global Notification
Visa application, tracking ID No. XXXXXXXXXXXXX has been dispatched to OC from VAC, on 2019-03-01 01:25:13 PM GMT Standard Time for processing.Please note this is an auto generated e.mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

03/01/2019 - Received 2nd VFS Global Notification
Visa application, tracking ID No. XXXXXXXXXXXXX The envelope for the decision on the results of your visa that has been processed has been received at the Canadian Visa Application Center at BangaloreOC, on the date. We will then send this to the Canadian Visa Application Center BangaloreOC. Please note that this is an automated email. Please DO NOT reply to this email.

03/02/2019 - Received 03rd VFS Global Notification
Visa application, tracking ID No. XXXXXXXXXXXXX has been received at the BangaloreOC VAC on 2019-03-02 09:43:28 AM GMT Standard Time and is on transit to the IRCC Office in BangaloreOC ,for processing. Please note this is an auto generated e.mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

Thats it. This is last update I see when I check the status of my application. After this, I haven't received any update from VFS. When I check with VFS Helpline, they provide me the same status. Additionally they mentioned that, the status will not change from here. Not sure what does that mean.

Not sure whether IRCC has received my biometrics or not. How much time it will take from here to process.

Ganesh A

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harigalent     03/07/2019 00:37 AM

Hey Guys
I applied for Canada visa online on Feb 24 & got an email for Biometrics on Feb 25, I completed fingerprints on Feb 26th. Application status also reflects Biometrics completed on Feb 26th but its 9 days now! I haven't received " Request for Passport". Not sure what to do. Very much worried. Please help.

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GnanavelG     02/27/2019 19:23 PM

Hi all,

I am an Indian and working in US on H-1b, applied Canada work permit and following are the time lines,

Submitted appliction online - 02/13/18
Biometrics letter received - 02/13/18
Biometrics submitted - 02/14/18
Passport request received - 02/19/18
Sent overnight courier - 02/20/18
Reached VAC - 02/21/18
First update from VAC - 02/25
Passport ready to collect from VAC - 02/26
Went to NYC and collected the passports

Overall - exactly 2 weeks of time

Few thing to note,

- Submitted passports to NYC VAC
-$19.90 cashiers cheque for each applicant (my kid and spouse)
-Created return label in FedEx, but NYC VAC does not accept FedEx. Hence best option is using UPS/USPS
-I have not faced any problems during this entire process


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gupta_neha1@yahoo.co.in     02/25/2019 13:31 PM

I am applying for Canada visitor visa and need few information.Please if someone would be able to help me out here:
1) in the form for family information do we need to fill the form in both English and our native language (Hindi) or just English is fine.
2) in the form for application for visitor visa under section :Details of visit to Canada
a) what needs to be entered under name , relation and address of the person whom I will visit ? Do we need to give the hotel details ? If Yes , do we mandatorily need to make a hotel reservation? Because I am planning to visit Niagra falls via car and return back on the same day. Hence will not need any hotel accommodation.
If not what can be entered in that section please advise.
Sorry if my questions are really stupid but I could not find answers to these.

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