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Old Sep 20th 2011, 9:55 pm
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Hi folks,
I was wondering what timescales people have encountered waiting for their PR cards to be posted out (to address in Canada).

We landed in August in Nova Scotia (yay) and provided a Canadian address, but the cards have not arrived yet. We have since returned to the UK but I have checked with my friend (the address we used) and it's not arrived. I just wondered if this was normal timescale or if I should chase it up.

Any information gratefully received,

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Old Sep 21st 2011, 2:57 am
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Processing Times: Permanent Resident Card

This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.

Last update: September 14, 2011

Type of application Processing Times
New permanent residents
48 business days*

(This time applies if you have provided a mailing address)
Existing permanent residents
renewals
replacement
initial cards
144 calendar days

If you require your PR card urgently, please follow these instructions.

(Working on applications received up to May 16, 2011)
Note: If you live inside Canada and if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, please contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.

*The processing time to receive the new PR card is shown in business days. This means it does not include weekends or holidays.


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Processing Times: Permanent Resident Card

This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.

Last update: September 14, 2011

Type of application Processing Times
New permanent residents
48 business days*

(This time applies if you have provided a mailing address)
Existing permanent residents
renewals
replacement
initial cards
144 calendar days

If you require your PR card urgently, please follow these instructions.

(Working on applications received up to May 16, 2011)
Note: If you live inside Canada and if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, please contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.

*The processing time to receive the new PR card is shown in business days. This means it does not include weekends or holidays.


Hope this helps
Yes that helps alot.
Many thanks
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Old Sep 21st 2011, 4:56 am
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No problem
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Old Sep 22nd 2011, 7:57 am
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Gosh, just an observation, but that is a he'll of a long time isn't it?
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We landed 25 th Aug and were told 90 days processing at present!
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135 days in line for me & still waiting
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Just checked timeline & CIC have changed them again would you believe it !

Your now looking at waiting even longer either 46 days for first cards or 150 days for renewal cards


Processing Times: Permanent Resident Card

This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.

Last update: September 21, 2011

Type of application Processing Times
New permanent residents
46 business days*

(This time applies if you have provided a mailing address)
Existing permanent residents
renewals
replacement
initial cards
150 calendar days

If you require your PR card urgently, please follow these instructions.

(Working on applications received up to May 17, 2011)
Note: If you live inside Canada and if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, please contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.

*The processing time to receive the new PR card is shown in business days. This means it does not include weekends or holidays.
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I KNOW this is a stupid question, but... it's the first, and hopefully ONLY time, so please bear with me - I 'Land' in Canada, all going well on 15th October, and I give a Canadian friend's address for my PR Card. Hopefully during the next, maybe six months, he receives it and Fedex's it to me in France. How long does that initial card last? We are moving permanently, all going well in July/August 2012 will my initial card last till then? I'm still groping for the information regarding the three weeks that I will be in Canada for my 'landing', so forgive me on not being on top of this one, I see this phase of my life as being on a course such as the Grand National, and so far I'm crossing the hurdles pretty well, but with more than a bit of help from you lot on here... many, many thanks.
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Originally Posted by MillieF
I KNOW this is a stupid question, but... it's the first, and hopefully ONLY time, so please bear with me - I 'Land' in Canada, all going well on 15th October, and I give a Canadian friend's address for my PR Card. Hopefully during the next, maybe six months, he receives it and Fedex's it to me in France. How long does that initial card last? We are moving permanently, all going well in July/August 2012 will my initial card last till then? I'm still groping for the information regarding the three weeks that I will be in Canada for my 'landing', so forgive me on not being on top of this one, I see this phase of my life as being on a course such as the Grand National, and so far I'm crossing the hurdles pretty well, but with more than a bit of help from you lot on here... many, many thanks.
1. Card is valid for 5 years.
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PMM - 1000 thanks, as ever I am very grateful!
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CIC just extended PR card waiting again 'shock horror'
Now at 48 days ( business days ) for new card applications
and 154 days ( calendar days ) for replacement cards
Thinking of having ago at making my own card at this rate
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By gum that's six months? Maybe I should apply once (I hope) I get my first one, to avoid disappointment?
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Old Sep 30th 2011, 6:33 am
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I think it's about time CIC increased it's PR CARD production team and set on a second person to help
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Hi

We landed 26th June, still not received ours yet yet my two year old daughter who traveled with us and apparently had a query on her card has arrived.

Have phoned again today, told they emailed processing department on 20th Sept (when I last phoned) will take a month for processing to reply to themn I can then have an update :curse:

My hubby needs to travel to the states early Nov, beginning to panic, anyone know what the procedure will be for him, he will probably boat over to Seattle then fly from there to where he needs to go in Pennsylvania if possible.

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