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maplesyrup

vancouver
16 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2006 :  23:53:51  Show Profile
OMG!!!OMG!!!OMG!!

I just checked ECAS today and I got AIP. My timeline is as the following;

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

We received your application for permanent residence on June 10, 2005.

We started processing your application on August 09, 2005.

Medical results have been received.

We transferred your application to the local office on January 31, 2006. The local office may contact you.

We sent you a letter on March 02, 2006 to ADDRESS...about approval in principle for you to become a Permanent Resident of Canada. If this address is not correct, please contact us. Thank you.

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SPONSORSHIP

We received your application to sponsor xxxx on June 10, 2005.

We started processing your application on January 31, 2006.

We sent you a letter on March 02, 2006 about the decision on your application.

Oh my god. What a relief!!! I thought I'm in trouble when my case is being transfered to the local office. I'm so frigging excited. My hands are shaking!!!!


maplesyrup

Weatherbee

Ontario
125 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2006 :  20:59:35  Show Profile
MapleSyrup

Congratulations! What local office was it sent to? There is a misconception that files sent to the local office is a bad thing but it is not. It is not uncommon and many times it is simply because of work overload. I am thrilled for u!! Enjoy!

Moderator

Ontario
11771 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2006 :  21:16:44  Show Profile
Great news MapleSyrup!

Thanks for sharing your timeline with us. It is useful to us and others in a similar situation.

Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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azazf

Toronto
18 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2006 :  10:13:03  Show Profile
Congratulations first of all.
So how will you be completing the permanent residence requirement. What I mean is do you have to go out of the country to change your status or can you do it from here itself?

wongn

Markham
1195 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2006 :  01:21:21  Show Profile
Azazf,

Regarding the next step in the process, once her admissibility checks are completed (criminality, medical and background), she will be sent a letter requesting for an interview. This will be the landing interview where she will be granted permanent residency. There is no need to go out of the country when you are applying in the inland class.

azazf

Toronto
18 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2006 :  10:45:03  Show Profile
Wongn,

At what stage are you in the process. I hope your wait is almost over.
Maplesyrup, please keep us posted on what happens with further down the process. Its nice to know people getting their papers as it makes the wait bearable.

Azaz

wongn

Markham
1195 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2006 :  12:05:33  Show Profile
My wife is waiting for the background check to clear. She's been waiting since April, 2005.

dadawg

toronto
8 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  13:34:57  Show Profile
I just got my AIP last week too. I was initially contacted by CIC last month for more info about my relationship and a valid passport. Since I was initially refugee claimant, and CIC has my passport, I explained them the situation, and they gave me AIP. However, I am concerned when it comes time to issue my PR, they still might ask me for a valid passport. They have my old one, and since my claim failed, they will not give it back. I can only renew it when I get it. Any advice is appreciated.

dadawg

canadapatriot

Toronto
28 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  17:20:39  Show Profile
Maplesyrup:
Congragulations!!

What local office was your file transferred too?

maplesyrup

vancouver
16 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  19:24:47  Show Profile
Hi All,

I just wanna share some of the informations pertaining to my case.

When my case is being transfered to the local office in Vancouver, I was so shocked and devastated. I believe I did not provide enough evidence and prove at the time when I submitted my initial application. I requested for FOSS file immediately and I am still waiting for it. I took some of the useful advices from applicants with similar case and gathered additional informations.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS SENT;

Spouse/Common-law Questionnaire (IMM 5285):

Question #12: On a separate sheet of paper, provide any additional details of your current relationship that you believe would help to prove your relationship is genuine and continuing.

1) I wrote a letter to convince my relationship is genuine as per question #12 above * very important *

2) A letter from my husband

3) Two letters from friends who stood as witness in our wedding ceremony. (TRY TO GET MORE LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM FAMALIES AND FRIENDS OF BOTH SIDES)

4) Joint bank account.

5) Electrical utility with both our names on it

6) A letter from the property manager that I have been living with my husband since April last year

7) My T4, pay slips, work permit, SIN. (I'm holding a work permit under post graduate program)

8) Photographs

PROVIDE AS MANY DOCUMENTS AS POSSIBLE THAT YOUR SPOUSE AND YOU ARE LIVING TOGETHER. THIS MIGHT SERVE AS PROVE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS CONTINUING.*VERY IMPORTANT*.


CIC processing manual IP08, Section 10.2:

"If the documents provided do not give adequate proof of a genuine marital or conjugal relationship, or if officers doubt that the applicant is living with the sponsor, the CPC should refer the case to an inland CIC for investigation.

• The CIC may need to interview the sponsor and the applicant separately to establish whether the relationship is genuine. Factors that may be considered during this interview are listed in OP 2, Section 12.

Officers should give the applicant and sponsor the opportunity to respond to any concerns. In the event of refusal, officers should record all questions and answers in the interview."

Today, I received AIP letter but there is no mention of police certificate required from my home country.

Weatherbee,

when did they inform you to submit police clearance certificate from your home country? I come from one of those countries that are not required to submit police cert at the time when I submit my initial application. How far is your case progressing? I hope to hear from you soon.

maplesyrup

poplars

Toronto
71 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  23:56:45  Show Profile
Hi Maplesyrup,

Congratulation! I just found my processing status online and they have started processing my file on March 1. I just wonder how long does it take to get the AIP. When did you send the additional information? right after you know that your file was transfered to local CIC?

I would like to hear from weatherbee as well.

Poplars

Poplars

azazf

Toronto
18 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  10:31:55  Show Profile
quote:

Hi Maplesyrup,

Congratulation! I just found my processing status online and they have started processing my file on March 1. I just wonder how long does it take to get the AIP. When did you send the additional information? right after you know that your file was transfered to local CIC?

I would like to hear from weatherbee as well.

Poplars

Poplars



Poplar,
How do you see your status online. WHere did you get the clinet Id from?
Thanks
Azaz

marco

Toronto
633 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  11:34:31  Show Profile
quote:
How do you see your status online. WHere did you get the clinet Id from?
e-Client Application Status (e-CAS):

http://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/ECAS.jsp

Additional information:

How can I check the status of my immigration application?
http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4000576

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Settlement.Org Content Coordinator, CIRS

maplesyrup

vancouver
16 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  21:53:05  Show Profile
Hi Polars,
I sent additional informations after my case is transfered to the local office. I would advice you to send additional informations now rather than waiting for your case to be transfered bcos if CPC receives ample evidence, you will receive AIP. AIP is issued based on the current processing time. In Canada processing time is now 7 months. They are processing applications received up to AUG 11, 2005. Just add 7 months from the date they received your applications. And the processing time is updated everyweek.

maplesyrup

poplars

Toronto
71 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  22:35:19  Show Profile
Azaz,

Actually I've applied for the visa extension and in the letter they sent me, I used that client # to check my PR processing status.

Poplars

azazf

Toronto
18 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2006 :  08:39:15  Show Profile
quote:

Azaz,

Actually I've applied for the visa extension and in the letter they sent me, I used that client # to check my PR processing status.

Poplars



Thanks Poplars and Marco.
I think I will be using the receipt number to check the status.
Poplar you have applied in november sometime and I have applied in end of december so lets see how it goes.
Good luck,
Azaz

Weatherbee

Ontario
125 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2006 :  19:43:46  Show Profile
Hi Everyone

Ok, we rec'd AIP in November of 05 and with it we rec'd a letter stating that Police Certificate was required. Hubby is from the UK. We immediately sent for it and within 30 days had it in the hands of the CIC local office...via xpresspost.

Maple, what country do you need to get your PC from?

When you rec'd AIP did you get your WP and approval letter for your spouse? I rec'd all three in the same envelope.

Depending on your country, it might be wise to call them and ask IF you will be receiving any notification for a PC.

Let me know, glad to help out

   
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