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Subject: Anybody from Manila?
  Could anyone explain the advisory found in http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/manila/immig/servstan-en.asp

Processing Times for Permanent Resident applications
Due to processing targets for 2005 and backlog of higher priority applications, we do not currently expect to review applications received after May 01, 2002, any further before the second quarter of 2006, or later.

about processing time in Manila?...

do they mean that all applications lodged from May 2002 to present will not be entertained until second quarter of 2006, or later.?....

Kindly elaborate... thanks...


[21-02-2005,05:44]
[***.14.85.241]
lost28
Anybody from Manila? (in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
yes, maybe that´s true. my aor (manila) dec. 2000, and just have our whole family medicals last sept. 2004, and all other docs. submitted including final proof of funds, but up
to this writing, i´m still waiting for passport request, that´s how slow visa processing are at cic manila. literally i have no more car, house, and other property, already liquidated them all, and just renting now, waiting
for the PP request for visa stamping. i need to convert all my assets to cash to meet UNENCUMBERED CLEAN cold cash as per requirement.

[21-02-2005,06:44]
[***.172.21.2]
sakuragi
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
ya i think it´s that long. my wife filed her application last 2002 and we´ll just have our interview this month.

serak, how was ur interview? what were the questions asked?

[21-02-2005,07:23]
[***.131.121.67]
braveheart
sakuraki (in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
sakuraki,

how was ur interview ? how did it go? can you share ur experience?

[21-02-2005,07:25]
[***.131.121.67]
braveheart
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
meaning?... i have to wait till Q2 before they´ll assess if my documents are complete or not?.... before they´d issue AOR?....
[21-02-2005,08:49]
[***.14.85.241]
lost28
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
I think CIC will assess your documents in 3 to 6 months time but maybe will give the decision in the 2nd quarter of 2006.

We applied Feb. 2001, got AOR Aug. 2001 and passed the interview last Feb. 15, 2005. We will have the medical in March 1, 2005. And hopefully PP request in 3 to 6 months.

[21-02-2005,11:40]
[**.9.0.98]
em-em
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
hi em-em,

can you share the details of your interview?

our interview due this coming thursday. any advise?

[22-02-2005,01:11]
[**.9.9.101]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
do you have any idea if it´ll take 5 years for my papers to process?. my husband and i are both IT professionals with both over 6 years experience. we have a 3 yo son. we applied for independent skilled-worker immigrant. so far all documents reqd from the checklist are done. esp. employment certificates/ reference letters authenticated by DFA as well as our civil registry records. my husband is currently working abroad as programmer and im a system´s analyst. I am the principal applicant since my husband wont be able to have the documents prepared due to some time/work constraints.

thanks for some inputs.

[22-02-2005,01:26]
[***.14.85.241]
lost28
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
I think CIC Manila is making it fair to all applicants. Don´t you know that most of pre-2001 applicants waited for 4-5 years for the finalization of their applications? It doesn´t matter who you are and what are you into. If you are on queue, then you have to do nothing but wait.
[22-02-2005,03:45]
[***.213.149.11]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
I took the exam (Essay and Reading Comprehension) first because I did not have IELTS. The Reading comprehension was about Spiders and Its Habitat. It was easy because all the answers were all there (5 questions). My essay was to give 3 characteristics that I have that will make me succeed in Canada.

The first question he asked was if I had relatives in Canada. Then he asked me about my job (I?m a pharmacist), the usual prescription for asthma, my preparations in coming to Canada, if I know the apartment rental in Vancouver (it?s my port of entry), and that?s it! He then gave us the medical forms and advised us to comply within a month.

I was scheduled at 10:00 a.m. but my husband and I went there 7:45. Be there early and don?t be nervous. Canadian´s are kind people and you have nothing to fear and everything to offer. Don?t memorize all your answers especially pertaining to your job description. You internalize your answers so as not to miss anything. I wish you all the luck on your interview.





[22-02-2005,06:44]
[**.9.109.2]
em-em
salamat em em (in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
salamat em em sa advise mo. we had our interview this morning...grabe...mamamatay kami sa kaba...pero so far ok naman...pumasa kami..salamat Po. sa mga gusto ng advise tawagan nyo lang ako 09178429665..share ko sa inyo experience namin...shhoooshhh.. grabe nakakakaba super... mag papa medical na kami next week. sana tuloy tuloy na... good luck sa mga pinoy. kita kits tayo
[24-02-2005,13:10]
[**.9.9.84]
braveheart
(in reply to: Anybody from Manila?)
Congratulations Braveheart!


[24-02-2005,18:06]
[**.9.0.98]
emm