120 pack - July 2010'ers

Old Aug 28th 2010, 10:23 pm
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We are on an almost identical timeline I think. Submitted to NS in early Feb 2010, hand delivered 120 day pack to London 2nd August, got AOR in post this morning.

Am very unsure how long we have to go till med request (assuming application passes and nothing missing...) but seems about 4 months is norm. We want to be out there by end of 2011 ideally or early 2012. House to sell and usual complications etc. .
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Old Aug 29th 2010, 8:01 am
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Hey 99problems,
We are hoping to be in Canada summer 2011.
I think the application is going to take longer than about 4months though!
My GF's family sent their initial application in last November (to N/S). The 120pack was forwarded to London in Jan/Feb time and they are still waiting for med requests.
What part of Canada are you hoping to go to? Were not sure yet, need to do a reccie to have a good look around and find out what the employment is like, somewhere in AB though hopefully.
Hope your application goes through smoothly
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Old Aug 29th 2010, 10:13 am
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Hi guys,

I've registered on http://www.trackitt.com/. Check it out if you haven't already. You can add your app details and track and compare to others around the same time line as you. It's quite interesting to see other time lines.
Trouble is it's just another thing to get obsessive about (that and checking ECAS!)
Hope you're all enjoying the bank holiday weekend!
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Old Aug 29th 2010, 12:22 pm
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Thanks Princess Caribou. Have just registered too.
Will be interesting to keep track of everyones timelines.
Have got a new file number on the AOR letter but at the moment the ECAS doesnt recognise it. Will check again next tues/weds to see what it says.
Its really hard not to go on there everyday and check though
Having a good Bank holiday w.end so far, am off fishing in a bit with the famo, hopefully its not going to rain
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You have to try and only check once a week or so or you go mad. We are off for recce in Nov 2010 flying to Vancouver, looking at Vancouver suburbs or possibly Victoria.

Might try this trackit thing.
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Originally Posted by spaceace
Well for those who don't already know, this is our 2nd attempt, so we already have ecas, and already have a file number and Sidney quoted our original file number when we got the 120 letter.

1st attempt was FSW1
2nd time will be FSW2

It'll be interesting to see how it pans out with timeframes compared with you guys

Good luck to all
Hey, spaceace, can I pm you about this point? Don't want to divert this thread but want to ask something, please.
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Got our AOR letter yesterday dated 11th Aug
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Got our AOR letter yesterday dated 11th Aug
Thats good news Well Done!!
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Hey, spaceace, can I pm you about this point? Don't want to divert this thread but want to ask something, please.
sure, go for it :-)
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Originally Posted by csmirthwaite
before you apply for your 120 pack you are best to get your CRB and references and things like this already sorted as 120 day is not really a long time to apply and get your CRB back in time??
The new rules make this a lot better, I think. Now you just get all your documents into a pack in your own time and that ALL goes to Sydney. They look at their bits and then when they are happy they send it on to London or wherever your local Visa Office is for the country you are in. Things like the Language Test results are needed by both centres, so once they have been looked at they just get forwarded on with the rest of the paperwork by Sydney to the Visa Office to look at.
This means no '120 day' deadline rush and it also should mean that there is no delay for this once you have applied while you get it all together. If you look at the foot of OP posts, you will see that it did take people several weeks sometimes to get everything together for the Visa Office pack and while that is happening the application does not progress.
So, now it all goes in to Sydney at the start it should mean a smoother, quicker process.
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I got my AOR today, dated 27th of August
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cool, 1 step closer
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Hey rubberduck

Looks consistent with our timeframe. Am hopeful there will be no app returned incomplete situation, maybe up to 6mths until med request but hope to have this done before year end. Still unclear how they will break up pre and post 26 June apps.

We have our recce in Nov to look forward to.....(vancouver)
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Hey rubberduck

Looks consistent with our timeframe. Am hopeful there will be no app returned incomplete situation, maybe up to 6mths until med request but hope to have this done before year end. Still unclear how they will break up pre and post 26 June apps.

We have our recce in Nov to look forward to.....(vancouver)
Cool, hope it goes well. I've done two trips to Calgary, plan is to stay with a friend until we get settled and find a place.

If it all goes pear shaped we're going to try for Nova Scotia in the community stream as we have family there. Hopefully go out on a BUNAC, live there for a year and set ourselves up and apply for the community stream.

Good luck to you, keep me posted with your progress.
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I like Calgary, just a tad cold. Did Bunac about 14yrs ago in Nevada, not sure how it fits in with Canada - some sort of student working holiday visa I think.

You are lucky having someone to stay with, we literally have to find somewhere from scratch on the cheap initially. Trust you are using Canadian Affair for flights, we are, I hear they are a bit rough and unreliable but cheapest.
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