PR Card - how long after landing?

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Hi guys,

When I landed at Toronto I was told my PR card should arrive in the post in 5 weeks. It's been 7.5 weeks now and I'm a little concerned there's no sign of it.

Should I be worried or wait it out a bit longer? I'm back in the UK now and paranoia has set in that something has gone wrong e.g. they don't like the fact I only landed for a short time and am not staying there right now.

Any info/advice much appreciated.
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Old May 23rd 2010, 4:10 am
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My husband and step son landed March 28th, no PR card yet for either of them, but read this on cic website

Initial Permanent Resident Card

It is our goal, for 80% of new permanent residents, to send an initial permanent resident card within 40 business days from the time the confirmation of permanent resident form is completed at a port of entry or at a CIC-inland office.


Now hubby has been the 40 days, can't do anything but sit and wait cos am itching to go to states and visit friend, but waiting for stupid PR card
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Originally Posted by Cdnshaz View Post
My husband and step son landed March 28th, no PR card yet for either of them, but read this on cic website

Initial Permanent Resident Card

It is our goal, for 80% of new permanent residents, to send an initial permanent resident card within 40 business days from the time the confirmation of permanent resident form is completed at a port of entry or at a CIC-inland office.


Now hubby has been the 40 days, can't do anything but sit and wait cos am itching to go to states and visit friend, but waiting for stupid PR card
landed 20th May, the IO informed us it could take upto 12 weeks for the PR card to arrive. Seems that CIC is having problems with their photo scanning equipment.

Nothing to do but wait.
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I'm another still waiting (40 days) let's hope we receive them soon

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Thanks guys, you have put my mind at ease!
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I'm another still waiting (40 days) let's hope we receive them soon
Add me to the list - around 40 days as well.
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Well we must be living in the right area, both my husbands and step sons arrived today!!
They landed March 28th, so if you landed before this and no word I would give it another week then call, if you landed after then sit and wait!!
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Looking at your time line we should have ours in the next week or two
thanks for the info
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Default Re: PR Card - how long after landing?

After nearly 3 months I finally got hold of someone on the phone who told me my pictures no longer fit the requirements, which seemed to indicate that the requirements changed from when I originally submitted them in the UK. After about another month I received a letter requesting my photos be taken again. The card arrived about 6 weeks after that. All in all, it took over 5 months for me to received my card.
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After nearly 3 months I finally got hold of someone on the phone who told me my pictures no longer fit the requirements, which seemed to indicate that the requirements changed from when I originally submitted them in the UK. After about another month I received a letter requesting my photos be taken again. The card arrived about 6 weeks after that. All in all, it took over 5 months for me to received my card.
could be the reason for the recent delays
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Got a call this morning saying mine has arrived in the post!!

Will be ecstatic when I get my hands on it
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Great news, all the best for the future
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Has anyone any advice on how to actually get though to CIC to make an inquiry?

I have been trying for a week and every time I call I go through the entire menu, pressing all the appropriate options and entering the ID number only to get to the final point and be told that there is no operator available and to call back later.

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Originally Posted by destinationnovascotia View Post
Has anyone any advice on how to actually get though to CIC to make an inquiry?

I have been trying for a week and every time I call I go through the entire menu, pressing all the appropriate options and entering the ID number only to get to the final point and be told that there is no operator available and to call back later.

Thanks
Try late in the week in the afternoon - I did that a couple of weeks back and got through after a 10 minute wait. My card arrived this morning funnily enough - around 55 days after I landed.
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Try late in the week in the afternoon - I did that a couple of weeks back and got through after a 10 minute wait. My card arrived this morning funnily enough - around 55 days after I landed.
Thanks, I managed to get through today. All the other times I didn't even get into the queue. This time I got into the queue so I left the phone on speaker, had a shower, blow dried my hair, got dressed, had some breakfast and eventually someone answered.

CIC at it's efficient best!!
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