Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office

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Subject: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office
  HELP
I am totally lost and scared and I am in need of some more information! Can anyone help me?
I am applying for permanent residency through spousal sponsorhip
This is my time line

it says IN PROCESS

We received your application for permanent residence on September 22, 2008.

We started processing your application on October 22, 2008.

We transferred your application to the local CIC office on March 30, 2009. The local CIC office may contact you.

I contacted the call centre and they say that it may take up to 12 months for my application to be processed!!!!!!ARE they frikin serieus?? And what could have gone wrong I DO NOT UNDERSTAND because are marriage is DEFINITELY not one out of convenience we submitted all the proper documents...I am at loss
PLEASE give me some more information if this thing is really going to be another 12 months? When will I get a letter in the mail to tell me what is going on??? please help!

[01-04-2009,13:17]
[**.233.81.190]
lost
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Dear "Lost"

where did u get married? In canada? And did u go for any visa interview before comming to canada?

[01-04-2009,18:40]
[**.157.98.21]
indian
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Nothing is Lost!

You have two options.

Option 1 WAIT!

Option 2 Withdraw application/undertaking and apply outside of Canada and PROVE your relationship ten times better.

Now you can be together here or you can go home and wait. Be careful to tell the truth about your address on schedule one. If you are going to stay put here!

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[02-04-2009,10:08]
[**.55.216.131]
Roy
Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office (in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Trust me....Dont mess with Immigration...and dont withdraw your appication. Its a normal procedure to transfer the file to the local office, the reason being, an interviwe is required in your case. make sure u have enough documents to prove the relation is genuine, like joint Bank accounts, property accounts,utility bills,ect....
Did you or your spouse attend any interview before comming to canada with any canadian immigration center outside canada?

[02-04-2009,21:43]
[**.48.11.172]
nancy
SPONSORING HUSBAND (in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
My husband was the principal sponsor and he landed with our family of 3 children in 2005. Subsequently we have been visiting on short stay since we were not sure of settling down due to job and other issues. Now we have decided to stay here and I have landed with my kids last year and I shall be completing the 730 days eligibility for PR renewal next year, but my husband will not able to complete his eligibility stay as he is working abroad. How can I get my husband sponsored after his PR expires and what are the legal options available to me to get him here after his PR expires? please help.
[03-04-2009,10:13]
[**.196.135.117]
SHAGUFTA
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Dear Nancy & Indian,

Yes we did get married in Canada,
And I have been in Canada for 7 years now since I attended school here so never had an interview at any canadian immigration center inside or outside canada. Neither has my husband since he is canadian,

Does anyone know if he Local Etobicoke office really takes 12 months to process he case??

[05-04-2009,15:37]
[**.233.81.190]
lost
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
LOST

Been in Canada for 7 years and now your married, hmmmm.

Now lets say you came as a student and just stayed.
Regardless of the time you have spent in Canada legally a portion of that has probably been with NO STATUS! One year legal and six illegal, or???

So now your married and CIC is not satisfied regarding your supporting documentation that you submitted to prove your relationship is genuine.

More like 36 months for Etobicoke to process a spousal interview. If successful they will give you another letter stating it will be one to two years before Landing.

Do you not miss your home country and extended family there?

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[06-04-2009,02:47]
[**.52.216.206]
Roy
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Hey Lost
I dont think u need to worry abt this. Coz i am also in the same situation, my file were also transfd on last week of feb to local CIC and after 20 days(Mar) i got a letter for local office that they were requested by vegerville to process and soon an officer will be looking into my file and if interviw req , then they will callme or send me a mail. I am pretty sure that you will also get the same letter,coz they send the same formatted letter to almost every one. when i applied to extend my visa,the file was tasferd to local CIC, then first i got a letter from local office
( the very same wordings)and after a 27 days i got a call from the local office and the officer asked me a lot of questions(37 min call)i gave her al info she needed, it was more like a questioning session,but the very second day they sent me the document and i got my extention for a year....
So keep ur fingers crossed and i am sure u will also get a letter soon....All the best

[06-04-2009,13:18]
[**.92.40.45]
Nancy
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Hey Roy,
I have been with status for the full 7 years so there has never been an illegal part in my file or history. I have been on student and visitors visas legally for the entire time. Of course throughout my 7 years I met my husband, we moved in together and eventually we got engaged and were married.
The vegeville office told me max length in etobicoke is 12 months where do you get the 36 months from if i may ask?
As well of course I miss my home county and my family thats why I am lost and freaking out because I am dying to go back and visit my family and godson that I have yet to see but I do not want to jeapordize my future in canada with my husband as well as my application process by leaving the country and then not being able to get back in to Canada, and then start everything from scratch...

[06-04-2009,17:49]
[**.233.81.190]
lost
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office (in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Hi Nancy
you said it took you 20 days to get a response from local CIC office? do you remember after how long they called your for interview. Was it a phone interview or face to face interview?

** my application was transferred to local CIC on 23 of April and just wonder when they will get back to me**

Thanks

[05-05-2009,14:28]
[**.48.79.80]
Confuse
(in reply to: Spousal Sponsorship transfered to Local CIC office)
Hi Confuse
For both my PR and visitor visa extention was transfrd to local office. Abt my PR , i was not asked for any additionl docs, they just send me my first stage approval letter and my wor permit since i applied for both together.
Appli subm: Aug 2008
Stard processing: Sept 2008
file transfed to local office : feb 2009
Fist stage appv : May 2009

[07-05-2009,08:59]
[**.92.42.173]
Nancy