I applied for PMV through Ottawa and was approved within 2.5 months. Crazy, I know. Our application confirmation, request for more documents and visa grant letter were all issued by the same officer so I guess that was my case officer. When I had a random question the officer answered my email, when I had a specific question I never received an answer. I guess they are somehow restricted in what they are allowed to tell you and what not. All you can do is to stay patientHi There. I have followed this forum for a long time but have only just registered in order to ask for some direction.
My Canadian fiance has applied through Ottawa for a PMV 300:
Applied online February 2016 with no agent.
March 2016 - they requested medical and police check.
RCMP held us up for 4 months taking that long to send the police check, and when my fiance received it finally, it has his wrong brith date on it (their mistake, not ours). Had to apply for a new police check which took another 3 months to arrive.
Nov 2016 - submitted police check
Dec 2016 - requested to provide details of crime listed
Crime was minor (summary offence as opposed to indictable, and no conviction recorded - small fine paid) and occured in 2008.
My fiance duly submitted a detailed account on Dec 5th 2016, and since then we have heard nothing.
He has tried phoning the Australian High Commission in Ottawa on the Visas and Immigration phone number on their web site (+1 (613) 238 1040) but never gets a human, only a recorded message to which no one ever returns calls. He has also emailed our CO to ask if she received his statement and to ask about progress, and has never received a reply. The only contact we have ever had with the CO is via 'official' Request for Information, never person to person. Is this normal?
The frustration is that it has been all but a year now, and we are unable to even contact our CO to ask about progress. Has anyone had any luck actually contacting their Ottawa CO and getting any information? Since we're coming up to a year, and other PMVs (seemingly much more complicated ones!) on this forum have been approved through Ottawa in as little as 4 months, we are now getting concerned that there may be a problem. We are both single, no children involved, both financially stable professionals, no negative visa history, low risk country etc.
Does anyone have any advice on a way to actually be able to speak to our CO in Ottawa?
Thanks in advance
I waited over 12 months for my Canadian visa, didn't hear anything from my officer for 10 months. I know the feeling. It's frustrating. Good luck to youThanks Tweety15884 - I was afraid this was the answer I was going to get! It's such a horrible process when your entire life is on hold because you don't even have any idea of what will happen. I have even considered moving to Canada (because my fiance is Canadian) purely because it takes so bloody long this way! Ah well, I can only hope the wait will bear fruit. It's pretty frustrating though when you see applications going through in 2.5 months and you've been waiting with baited breath for almost a year :/