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mariadejesus     07/20/2019 00:38 AM

Hello everyone,
My passport was delivered to the Canada Visa Application Center New York on July 12th.
And I received my passport tracking number on July 16th ( At around 6:00 pm), and it said my passport has been dispatched to IRCC for process.
July 18th, passport is at IRCC office, and few hours later, visa has been dispatched from IRCC.
July 19th, I received a notification said your processed decision envelope has been collected by Canada Visa Application Center New York office.

I asked them online and the customer service said my passport has been dispatched to the courier service on July 19th at around 10 am.

But I kept checking my usps tracking number, it says “label created, not in system”. I really I’m worried about where my passport is. Anyone in the same boat? Or does anyone know that is this normal with USPS?

Thanks a million!

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Yueningwang     07/19/2019 23:08 PM

Hi everyone, below is my timeline and experience:

April 25th - Application for study permit submitted online
April 27th - Biometrics collection letter
May 6th - Biometrics done
May 29th - Biometrics confirmation
July 5th - Passport Request letter
July 10th - Submit passport in person at VAC
July 17th - POE letter received via GIC account; Final decision posted as approved.

The entire process was really long and my travel plan made things a little more complicated. Here are some advices I was seeking but did not find during the application. Hope they could be helpful.

1. While submitting webform, choosing 'in Canada' instead of 'outside Canada' no matter from where you applied.

This was told by an CIC Call Center agent after I call 613-944-4000. I tried and got responses and help. My other three previous webforms never got responses and I chose 'outside Canada' for them.

2. No matter if you already have a valid visa or not, you would need to get a new visa stamped if you are applying a different type of visa/permit.

I know this one sounds weird, but I truly struggled with it. I have a tourist visa that would still be valid by the end of my study there. Someone told me I do not need a new TRV. However, the truth is I still need a new TRV along with a study permit.

3. You could send your passport to VAC in different country after requested passport.

I started my application in USA while I was still studying there. However, the entire process had taken much longer than expected. I needed to go back to my home before sending my passport. Therefore, I chose to finalize my application from VAC in my home country, It worked.

NOTE: Those advices are only from my personal experience and could be not applicable to other's cases.Thank you all.

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mat27x     07/17/2019 08:47 AM

Just want to share my experience with the Canadian visa and the NY VAC. I was very scared to send my passport there considering the ultra bad reviews but I took a chance.

JULY 4 - REQUEST PASSPORT LETTER (They had my biometrics from before)
JULY 12 - EMAIL: Visa application, tracking ID No. XXX has been dispatched to the IRCC Office
JULY 15 - EMAIL: Visa application, tracking ID No.XXX is under process at the IRCC Office.
JULY 15 - EMAIL: Visa application, tracking ID No. XXX – Your processed decision envelope has been dispatched from the IRCC Office
JULY 16 - EMAIL: The decision envelope for your application, tracking ID No. <refno> has been received from the IRCC Office on <scandate> at the Canada Visa Application Centre
JULY 16 - EMAIL: Visa application, tracking ID No. XXX – Your processed decision envelope has been collected from the Canada Visa Application Centre in Canada Visa Application Centre, New York
JULY 16 - EMAIL: (FROM CIC) Your application has been updated. Please sign in to your account and check your application status and messages for more information.
JULY 16: UPS return tracking triggered.
JULY 17: Got my passport.

My advice are make 100% sure you are sending the right stuff, double check sending addresses, send one day shipping so its faster (same for the return envelope) (UPS works great) and relax. It will be ok.

NOTE: I read that the LA VAC works faster because they only process a few types of applications so, I would send my passport there if I do this again. (Visitors visa)

Thank you all.

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nuyorkster     07/16/2019 17:09 PM

Online application dated: 28 June, 2019
Biometric done: 1 July, 2019
Received biometrics confirmation: 9 July 2019
Request for passport: 10 July 2019
Passport received by VFS and forwarded to embassy: 12 July 2019
Visa application has been received and is under process at the IRCC Office: 15 July 2019

No other updates since then - it is now the 16th.

When will I get my passport back? I need it by the 20th!

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Gurmeet kaur goraya     07/15/2019 03:30 AM

Application was dtd 8.6.19
Biometric done on 15.6.19
Biometric forwarded by vfs
Biometric data not received by the responsible office
IRCC web form filled in and uploaded documents on 27.6.19
Received visitor visa application confirmation thru email on 1.7.19
No progress after that.
Please share if anyone in same situation

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Pradeep24     07/15/2019 01:14 AM

I have applied for spouse open work permit from India on 10/06/2019, done with biometrics on 14/06/2019.
No update since then, Anybody on the same boat?


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Numerouno8548     07/14/2019 10:42 AM

Filled the Online Form from US ats CiC Website: June 30th for myself and my wife
Biometrics Letter Received- June 30th
Got the Biomterics Done-July 1st
Updated the Biomterics Information on CiC website: July 1st
Passport Request Letter for myself and my wife- July 14

Can anyone please guide, what are the next step and where we need to send the Passport? Is it to NYC or LA VAC centre and what all docs needs to be sent for myself and my wife?

Thanks in advance

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Gurmeet kaur goraya     07/13/2019 13:55 PM

Biometric done on 15.6.19
Visitor acknowledgement 1.7.19
No progress how much more time required
Please share if anyone in same situation

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mat27x     07/12/2019 08:38 AM

sent application June 25th
request passport letter July 4th
send passport July 9th
Passport Delivered July 10th @ 8 AM (NY VAC)

waiting for update since.

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rajani1980     07/11/2019 11:57 AM

posted passport via UPS on 7th july
reached NY VFS on 9th July

Didnt get the tracking ID yet.
Please share experiences when will I get the tracking number and stamping done for Canada.

Any contact number for inquiry for the tracking number, please guide

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