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Old 11-02-2012, 09:27 PM
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Any new info regarding the Ottawa Processing Office?

Hey everyone!!
My application for my offshore defacto visa was received in Ottawa August 7th, I am just being impatient and anxious. Has anyone else received an approval lately or any information at all from calling etc.?
I hate waiting

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:08 AM
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Hi Tararabee

We got approval last week after applying for the 309/100 on the 23rd of May, so 5 months and 3 days it officially took. I wrote about our experience in the Pmv Ottawa thread.

5 months seems to be around the norm for straightforward applications.

Im so glad that the wait is now over for us, and patience definately is really stretched by this whole procedure, especially when you hear NOTHING.
My anxiety ball in my stomach is slowely turning into a ball of excitement in anticipation of my husband coming home.

I know calling is pretty fruitless but it at least for us an acknowledgement that it is being processed, and we could ask if there had been any communication as ours was going through an agent and we didn't want to miss any emails that may have been sent.
Good luck with the wait, I was hopeless at it , I look back at this year and can't believe we are now in November, because everyday I felt every second of every min time stretched on, but looking back I fell I have been robbed of all those months as I was just surviving, and wasn't able to enjoy my time.
And to be honest there is nothing that could have made it any better for me, I couldn't just switch the emotions off, when people told me well you knew you would have to wait for the visa I felt like punching a wall, knowing it intellectually and actually living it emotionally are 2 very diferent experiences. So I totally understand where you are coming from.
Just hang in there, everyday that passes is another day closer to your goal

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:40 PM
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Thank you livingon for your reply. It is such a stressful process, it is great that you were approved just after the 5 month mark. I hope the same happens for us, we have our return flights to Australia Feb 1st and the 5 month mark for our visa is January 7th. I pray it gets approved in time. I just hate that Ottawa does not contact you at all, I wish they would just tell us something! I wish more people that applied from the Ottawa office would reply on here. Knowing most people are getting approved around the 5 month mark relieves a bit of stress, though I know every application is different! Here's hoping!
Congratulations again on your approval!!

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:11 PM
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Tararabee, I applied for my visa on the 15th of June (from Ottawa) and have yet to hear anything. I am looking at an early Feb departure time (for flights), so I can get organized. That being said, I have not yet booked my flight and yet the prices continue to climb.

Would you bite the bullet and book one and hope that all goes to plan like tararabee or wait until my visa goes through and pay the extra few hundred bucks once my visa is granted. I also did not use an agent for my application which concerns me as well.

I appreciate all schools of thought on this.

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Patty309 unfortunatly we purchased round trip flights when we first arrived in Canada as it was cheaper, the latest I can change my flights to is Feb 1st. I probably wouldn't have purchased a flight if I didn't already have one scheduled as you never know when immigration is finally going to contact us. Our 5 months is January 7th so hopefully all goes well and we can take our Feb 1st flight, otherwise I will have to book a completley new flight, which does not excite me any.
Keep me posted on your approval, you shouldn't be to far away now!!
I didn't use an agent either, so hopefully we still get our approval around the 5 month mark as everyone else seems to.

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Patty you would probably be safe to book your flights now for Feb as you are almost at the 5 month mark now, I can't see them taking until past Feb to send your approval. If worse comes to worse it only cost me $100 to switch my flight to a different date, which was cheap. Depending on how much the flight prices go up you could potentially pay more then that if you wait it out. Good luck flight hunting!!

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Tararabee, I understand now with your round trip ticket. That makes sense and that actually could work out perfectly for you in the end. I really hope it does. As for me I still cant manage to pull the trigger just yet. But that might change in a couple weeks time.

Best of luck and I will definitely be updating the Ottawa forum once I get word


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Hi, my application for partner visa was received in Ottawa on 4th June. It’s been over 5 months now and I have heard nothing yet. I sent an email last week asking about the status of my application but I received a standard reply: ‘….the average processing time is 5 - 12 months…Your application is being assessed…’.

Patty390 – you applied in June as well, have you heard anything yet?


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hey a!

its the same story over here. I called them up yesterday and they told me nothing has been processed and the same old standard line. I was pretty down about it at the time but its nice to know that I'm not alone and there's someone else who is in the same boat. Im officially over the 5 months hump now.

Keep me posted!


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hey a!

its the same story over here. I called them up yesterday and they told me nothing has been processed and the same old standard line. I was pretty down about it at the time but its nice to know that I'm not alone and there's someone else who is in the same boat. Im officially over the 5 months hump now.

Keep me posted!
Patty you are past the 5 month mark, any news yet??? I just called yesterday as I am approaching 4 months and was told it should take about 5 months and to call back if I don't hear anything within the next few weeks.

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