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Subject: Processing & Police Clearance & Medical
  Hi

I had posted a month ago & got positive responses. Thank you.
I also visited the site below to check processing times.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/times/process-in.html#temp_res
We are confused with the In-Canada spousal application processing timings. It says 9-10 months and then it gives 39 days and it gives an address for Alberta and another for Missa.
1. Could someone please confirm how long does it really take?
2. Where is the actual In-Canada spousal application need to be submitted?
3. My husband has his Police Clearance certificate from India dated Dec 2005. Is it still valid?
4. Do we submit medicals now or later?
5. His tourist visa expires June 2007 can he get extended from within Canada? Is there a problem if he carries on staying while his visa has expired?

We do not intend to make an Out-of-Canada application since my family does not approve and we got married in court. Since the papers will be evaluated by an Indian Citizen in an Out of Canada case we believe we will encounter stereo types.

Will wait for some answers and more tips.

Thanks
Anita

[18-01-2007,13:17]
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Anita
Processing/Police Clearance/Medical (in reply to: Processing & Police Clearance & Medical)
1. Could someone please confirm how long does it really take? 2. Where is the actual In-Canada spousal application need to be submitted?

Inland applications are processed through Vegreville, AB. (Mississauga, ON processes the outside applications before they´re routed to the visa office responsible for the applicant´s home country.) Inland applications are currently taking 12-18 months to finalize - with first stage approval (Approval in Principle) usually being granted in 9-10 months.

3. My husband has his Police Clearance certificate from India dated Dec 2005. Is it still valid?

Police clearances are only valid for six months.

4. Do we submit medicals now or later?

Medical results are valid for one year - some inland applicants wait to submit the medicals and the criminal clearances until after they have confirmation that their application is actually in process, to avoid having to repeat them. You should state your intention to do so in a cover letter included with your application. Currently, CPC-V begins to assess an application about 4 months after you submit it.

5. His tourist visa expires June 2007 can he get extended from within Canada? Is there a problem if he carries on staying while his visa has expired?

It is advisable (though not required per legislation enacted in Feb 2005) to remain in status while the inland PR ap is in process. You should definitely apply for an extension of his visitor status well in advance of it´s expiration. I´ve also heard that if you include an application for an open work permit with your PR application, it gives the applicant "implied status" until CIC makes a decision on first stage approval. This would protect your husband from being out of status if extension of his visitor visa was denied. In addition, the OWP would be granted at the same time as AIP, eliminating the 60+ day wait (for status and the ability to work) that you encounter if you wait until after AIP to apply.


[18-01-2007,17:27]
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oromum
Police Clearance & Processing times (in reply to: Processing & Police Clearance & Medical)
Oromum thank you for your response.

1. In the last paragraph of your reply you mention you have heard that I could possibly include an OWP application, but is that possible and advicable?
2. SHould I hand I submit my police clearance & medicals after I receive a letter from CPC?
3. Does CPC Alberta really take so long to process a spousal application from within Canada 9-10 months? Are there any exceptions at all. For instance my husband is highly educated etc.

I will wait for more tips and suggestions.

Thank you
Anita

[18-01-2007,23:50]
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Anita
(in reply to: Processing & Police Clearance & Medical)
Hi Anita

Hope to answer your questions: 1.) In the last paragraph of your reply you mention you have heard that I could possibly include an OWP application, but is that possible and advicable?

Check this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/manuals-guides/english/ip/ip06e.pdf Section 5.5 talks about "implied status" and gives these instructions for inland applicants: In situations where an applicant who has visitor status submits an application for permanent residence to Vegreville and at the same time submits an application for a work permit (pursuant to R207(b)), the visitor may be considered to have requested an extension of their TR status (in accordance with R183(5)). They are considered to have implied status as a visitor, until a decision is made on their WP application. When no application for a work or study permit is received with the application for permanent residence, the applicant is obliged to apply to extend their visitor status.

More info on the CIC website:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/guides/5289E10.html#wp1042806

Here is a link to the OWP application package: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/visitor.html

Be sure you fill it out as a completely separate application, including documentation and fees - but INCLUDE it with the mailing, in the same envelope, of your PR application to Vegreville.

2.) SHould I hand I submit my police clearance & medicals after I receive a letter from CPC?

Once you have confirmation that the sponsorship has been approved and you have both your client ID# and your sponsor´s client ID#, I think I´d FedEx any additional documents with a signature request. Street address I have is, but you might want to confirm it with the CIC call centre:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
6212-55 Ave.
Vegreville AB T9C 1W5
Note that you won´t usually get a confirmation letter from CPC-V that sponsorship has been approved; instead you´ll need to check your case status on the CIC website using your client ID# or receipt number at: http://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/ECAS.jsp


3.) Does CPC Alberta really take so long to process a spousal application from within Canada 9-10 months? Are there any exceptions at all. For instance my husband is highly educated etc.

They´re processed as they´re received. Check this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/times/process-in.html#perm_res It says CPC-V is currently processing aps received through March 27, 2006 - average processing times 9-10 months to first stage approval (AIP). After AIP they begin the CSIS background checks, etc. These can take from a couple of months to over a year to complete.

Hope this helps you out a bit.

[19-01-2007,13:49]
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oromum
Thank you very very much (in reply to: Processing & Police Clearance & Medical)
Thank you for your response. You have answered all my questions.
Anita

[19-01-2007,14:34]
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Anita
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