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Old Jun 21st 2011, 4:21 pm
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Hi

I would really like a little advice/reassurance if at all possible?

We are hopefully nearing the end of our spouse sponsorship visa by this I mean we got the approval of sponsorship on the 08/03/2011,
Then nothing until the 12/05/2011 asking that we pay the
"Right of residency fee" which was all paid and receipt sent to the CPC Mississauga on the 19/05/2011.

We used an immigration company and to be honest we should not have done!! We both just presumed that the best way was to go through the experts!! that was before we found this site and a little to late.

Anyway Our dilemma is that my wife starts her Teaching position in Canada on the 25th August so we would both ideally like to be back around the first week in August.
The problem being is What will happen if the Canadian government have still not asked for my passport? I really dont know what the time limit is on them asking for my Passport and when they do how long it takes to get back?

My case worker mentioned that if they have not requested my passport by the time we want to go! Go to Canada and once it has been requested send it to her and once stamped they will send it back to me!!
I will then have to either go back to the UK or to the U.S so that I can re-enter Canada on my visa!! Is this right?

Sorry if its a little confusing and long winded, but any advice would be very much appreciated...

cheers,

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Old Jun 21st 2011, 8:03 pm
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Hi

I would really like a little advice/reassurance if at all possible?

We are hopefully nearing the end of our spouse sponsorship visa by this I mean we got the approval of sponsorship on the 08/03/2011,
Then nothing until the 12/05/2011 asking that we pay the
"Right of residency fee" which was all paid and receipt sent to the CPC Mississauga on the 19/05/2011.

We used an immigration company and to be honest we should not have done!! We both just presumed that the best way was to go through the experts!! that was before we found this site and a little to late.

Anyway Our dilemma is that my wife starts her Teaching position in Canada on the 25th August so we would both ideally like to be back around the first week in August.
The problem being is What will happen if the Canadian government have still not asked for my passport? I really dont know what the time limit is on them asking for my Passport and when they do how long it takes to get back?

My case worker mentioned that if they have not requested my passport by the time we want to go! Go to Canada and once it has been requested send it to her and once stamped they will send it back to me!!
I will then have to either go back to the UK or to the U.S so that I can re-enter Canada on my visa!! Is this right?

Sorry if its a little confusing and long winded, but any advice would be very much appreciated...

cheers,

Jack
1. There is no time limit as to when the passport is request, background/security/criminal records checks have to be complete. Once it is requested you can count on a minimum of 4 weeks for it to be returned.
2. The problem is that the PPR will be sent to your agent, you then passes it on to you. If you get the PPR request, sent it to London yourself and have it returned to you. Cuts out at least one step.
3. If you are in Canada and wish to "land" then you either flagpole at the Border or phone the call centre 1-888-242-2100 to make an appt. at an inland CIC to Land. Interesting what advise your "case worker" gave you.
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Old Jun 21st 2011, 8:53 pm
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If you are able to hand deliver your passport to the High Commission once they ask for it, and pick it up, you will have it back in 2 weeks. They actually told my husband it might be ready in 1 week, but couldn't guarantee it. Hopefully you hear something soon. It might be worth sending them an case specific email. My husband got his passport request about a week after we paid the right of residency fee.
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Old Jun 21st 2011, 10:22 pm
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If you are able to hand deliver your passport to the High Commission once they ask for it, and pick it up, you will have it back in 2 weeks. They actually told my husband it might be ready in 1 week, but couldn't guarantee it. Hopefully you hear something soon. It might be worth sending them an case specific email. My husband got his passport request about a week after we paid the right of residency fee.
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thank you both for your help! We are hoping that it wont be much longer after reading other peoples posts that have been in similar situations, they all seem to have had passport requests in and around the 5/6 week mark!!

I may well send a case specific email and see what I get back from that. Only one week after you paid the residency fee you got the passport request!! that is good going....
I did wonder if it has made any difference in the time it has taken because we used a immigration consultant, anyway thanks again.. Jack
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Old Jun 22nd 2011, 4:17 pm
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Hi,
Just a quick thought Would I be able to send a case specific question to the Canadian government as I'm using a Immigration specialist as it were??
Or would I have to go via my case worker?

The other thing being I have a case ID number but that is solely for the use of company I'm using and not the Canadian government....


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