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Old 12-04-2012, 07:51 AM
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Hey Cdn!

I know exactly how it feels! I saw one of your posts on another thread and it looks like we're waiting on the exact same visa that's being processed in the same office. My application was lodged on the 24th of August, so if I hear anything, I'll let you know right away because yours will only be a couple days behind. I'm not sure if that's how it works, but I assume they grant them sequentially from when they are received.

Tararabee had hers lodged a couple weeks before me, so hopefully we can get some sort of indiction off of her as well!

Chin up everyone! I'm feeling confident we'll get some news in the next couple of weeks!
Hi sean7,
It's kind of reassuring to know that there are people in the same boat as myself with the same waiting period. Same goes for me, if I hear anything I'll let u know too.

This thread has been very helpful & Informative in answering most of my questions.

Keeping positive & crossing my fingers that we all get our visas granted!

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:09 PM
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Well, I've sent my application to the Ottawa office awhile back.
This is my first post and my timeline:


Date of application: May 18, 2012

Nationality: Canadian

Visa type: 309 (De Facto)

Offshore/onshore: Offshore - Ottawa

Medicals submitted (yes/no): July 2, 2012

Police check submitted (yes/no): July 4, 2012

Date CO assigned: May 22, 2012

Date visa granted: TBD


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Ren give them a ring and see if you can get any info out of them! Though I know its like pulling teeth. Hopefully it will be coming through any time now!! Keep us posted!!

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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Ren give them a ring and see if you can get any info out of them! Though I know its like pulling teeth. Hopefully it will be coming through any time now!! Keep us posted!!
Ya, I've called them multiple times. I'm going to wait another week or 2 and then give them another shout.

The only other possibility is that we've been living together for over 3 years. So they may just be processing both 309/100 at the same time.


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Old 12-06-2012, 10:07 PM
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Hey everyone!


Just thought I would pass along a bit of information that I got today. I called DIAC in Ottawa to see if they received some supplementary documents I sent over. Here is what I found out:

(1) Apparently I've had a case officer assigned for a while now. I haven't received an email about this because nothing has ever been required to process my application. I guess it's another classic example of 'no news is good news'. So for everyone still waiting for that email telling you've been assigned a case officer, it's probably really good news that you haven't got one yet.

(2) In an attempt to get as much information out of the DIAC representative, I asked the question we ask ourselves everyday : Any idea on when my visa will be granted? I'm sure they get this question so much that the DIAC representatives must roll their eyes when it comes up, but he actually gave me an answer that I was happy with. Although he didn't give me a date, he did explain to me that DIAC is under legislation to limit the number of 309's that are granted each month. To me, this means that a visa could be processed, but if too many 309's have been granted this month, you will be put in the queue to have it granted in the subsequent months. This might explain why the processing time can sometimes lead into 6 months even with a straightforward case.

Hopefully this helps put everyone's nerves at rest! I'll keep you in the loop with anything else I find out!

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:13 PM
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Visa has been approved as of December 6. =)

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That's fantastic news Ren! Congrats!

Did they process the 300 and 100 at the same time like you thought they were doing?

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Thanks for the update sean7!! Very helpful! I hope I make it in under the 6 month mark. I am at 4 months and 1 day right now, but whos counting lol

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sean any news yet?

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:03 PM
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sean any news yet?
Tarabee, I thought you would have some great news before Christmas?! No news as of yet?

My doctor took a week and a half longer than he said to send my medical forms off. I wasn't happy when I called the other week to hear they hadn't received my medicals yet. Going to call again tomorrow because they should be there by then.

Good luck everyone! Hope someone receives some great Christmas news!


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