To save you a long and boring story which will be related to you after everything is done, my wife’s permanent residency is approved, but there’s a problem we’re dealing with. And also, customs charged us duty charges for one of our boxes. Used clothes and my daughter’s stuffed animals and dolls. Definitely asking for that money back! In the meantime, some amazing clouds!
Good news! My wife’s permanent residency has been approved. Well, they still have to do the final assessment by an immigration officer, but it’s basically been approved.
We need to respond to their email, then print out our reply and the attached file to send to the Manila office. After that, they review it and let us know when landing is possible. As far as I know, my wife can either exit the country and return, or go to the immigration office downtown and officially land.
Well, it was bound to happen. We have our first problem with the immigration process.
We received an email today from the Manila office today. I guess that’s the good news. They got the application package. And they looked through it quickly. And they immediately told us they most likely would not approve it because they don’t believe I’ll be living in Canada.
When we applied in the beginning, they needed proof that I would live in Canada when the permanent residency began. Of course, permanent residency starts the moment my wife receives the visa while we’re in Canada, or the moment she arrives in Canada after receiving the visa. So, in either case, they need proof that I’ll be going to Canada with her or before her. They have that in the form of a rental agreement for where we’ll be living. I guess that’s not enough. But, fear not, we do have something else. Proof of my flight to Canada! We have 45 days to get it to them in Manila, and once that’s done, they will resume processing the application.
I’m not terribly worried. This is just a little setback that can be quickly resolved.
As you may know, my family is moving to Canada next year, and I’ve applied to sponsor my wife for permanent residency under the family class visa. Nearly two months ago, we received the notification that the application package had been received in Mississauga. Today, we received another email.
Good news! I have qualified to sponsor my wife for the visa! That was the quick part of the process. Now, the visa application goes to Manila, where they will process the visa. This can take several months, or it may not take so long. It’s up to the officer handling her case.
So, that is my update. It’s just a waiting game now.