After a long day at work last Monday, I was half asleep in the car when my phone chirped with a notification for a new e-mail that had just come in. “Oh great, my credit card bill has arrived…” I thought, while straining my half open eyes against the blazing Manila afternoon sun.
Then I saw the subject of the e-mail, “Request for Passport”.
Suddenly wide awake, I immediately opened the email and quickly messaged V to check his e-mail as well. At this point, I really hope that this wasn’t just a dream since we’ve finally reached the last part of the moving to Canada process! Our passports are being requested by the Canadian Embassy for visa issuance! 🙂
I still remember about a couple of weeks ago, V and I were combing the many forums online, comparing the timeline of our application with others who are going through or have already gone through the process of getting their PR visas. Based on the experiences of most, we were expecting that the passport request should come about two and a half months after the Acknowledgement of Receipt (AOR). We got our AOR on the 2nd of December 2016, so our PPR came a bit before our estimate of mid-February. Our agency said that we were lucky because we didn’t have to submit additional documents.
Here’s our updated timeline:
January 2016: PEI Letter of Intent
September 1, 2016: Invitation to Apply from PEI
September 15, 2016: Submission of Documents
September 26, 2016: Request for Application Fee for PEI PNP Nomination
October 5, 2016: Received Nomination Certificate from PEI
October 12, 2016: Express Entry Draw, Express Entry Invitation to Apply (ITA)
October 18, 2016: Upfront medical at St. Luke’s Bonifacio Global City
December 2, 2016: Acknowledgement of Receipt (AOR). Medical passed at this point.
February 6, 2017: Passport Request (PPR)
Here we go! One last step to go before we get that visa!
Moving to Canada will be a daunting task for anyone and If there’s anything you want to ask, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!