Passport Stamping

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Subject: Passport Stamping
  Hello, I am wondering if some of you guys had a similar situation. I sent my medicals/Police clearance and landing fee in July 2007. However, I was unable to send my passport as I need to travel very often.

My consultant suggested that given sufficient amount of time with the above documents I can probably go to the visa office now and get the passport stamped on the same day. However on enquiring, the embassy just asked me to send them the passport instead of coming there. Can someone here tell me how long does it take for the visa to be processed provided that all the other documents were sent almost 4 months ago.

Look forward to your reply in anticipation.

Regards
Anish

[17-10-2007,10:06]
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Anish
(in reply to: Passport Stamping)
Anish

It depends on your Visa Post, how many applicants there are, the weather, the staff holidays etc. etc.

If Canada was worth waiting for so is your passport stamping process.

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[17-10-2007,11:35]
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Roy
Passport stamping (in reply to: Passport Stamping)
Thank you Roy for your response. I dont have any issues with waiting. Trouble is that I am currently in Canada on a tourist visa (WX1-Worker category) which expires in December. Now I cannot send the passport to my visa issuing post in Guatemala and receive the passport back in Canada. Because, It would look wierd to get out of Canada when my tourist visa expires while having the stamp of my permanent residency. I mean I want to avoid any unnecessary questions at custom while exiting the country.

At, the same time I cannot leave Canada for many days, as I am providing training to some people here.

Anything you can suggest to get me out of this dilemma

Thanks,
Anish


[17-10-2007,13:21]
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Anish
(in reply to: Passport Stamping)
If they asked for the passport, and you mail it to them, it takes about 1-2 weeks to get it back.
I had used USPS express return envelope and I got it back within a week.
If its Buffalo, then usually they do the stamping on the same day (I think they do it 2-3 days in a week) if you go in person, in your case, I am not sure why would they specifically ask you not to come personally.

[17-10-2007,13:24]
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Raj
(in reply to: Passport Stamping)
ok, you can ignore my previous post as I have no idea about the time frame for Guatemala.
But its interesting though, say if you have a PR stamped on your passport, you would still need to go out of the country and come back to land right ?

[17-10-2007,13:27]
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Raj
Passport stamping (in reply to: Passport Stamping)
Thanks Raj. Yes I had applied in Guatemala as it handles all the immigration from central america region. I had applied in Jan 2006 and the final request from them was for the medicals, Police clearance, landing fee and original passport with atleast 18 months validity.

I sent all the documents except the passport in July 2007. I couldn´t send the passport because it needed to be renewed and I needed it for travelling. My consultant suggested to write a letter to the embassy and let them know the reasons for not sending the passport and he also said that once you give them sufficient time you can just go to Guatemala in person and have the passport stamped.

Meanwhile I had to travel to Canada on a tourist visa in August and I have been here since then. I dont know if I can send the passport ot Guatemala and receive it back in Canada. Because apparently I will have to re-enter on the permanent resident visa. Besides, when I exit Canada in december I dont know what questions they will ask me?

I was wondering if some one else had to face a similar situation.

Once again thank u very much for your interest.

Regards,
Anish

[17-10-2007,13:39]
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Anish
(in reply to: Passport Stamping)
Anish,

Just be carefull in case you send your PP to Guatemala from Canada. Couriers usually don´t carry pps overseas. Make sure with them before sending.

[17-10-2007,13:44]
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Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Passport Stamping)
Exactly, thats one more reason I want to go in person. I dont know how they want me to send my passport to Guatemala.
[17-10-2007,13:52]
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Anish
PR (in reply to: Passport Stamping)
hi,
can anyone guide me about the issue,,, I am in Canada on visitor visa and married to a PR girl and also applied for My PR status at Delhi, India office.

My question is ,,, SHould i need to go back to India for stamping?,, or they can give me SIN number directly here in Canada. I am in Toronto, Canada right now but my PR file is in Delhi.My police clerance, Medical and all other procedure is already completed,,,
thanks

dev

[16-08-2010,16:42]
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dev
(in reply to: Passport Stamping)
you will need to be outside of the country to land.

does CIC know of your marriage?

[16-08-2010,17:40]
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Sharon
thanks Sharon (in reply to: Passport Stamping)
yes, CIC does know about my marriage which took place in toronto, Canada. I have submitted my marriage certificate while appling for PR.
[16-08-2010,20:39]
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dev