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Issues with permanent residency application 

Mapleleaf1
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Posted On: 26 days ago
Mapleleaf1
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Hi everyone,
I am currently working in Canada on a temporary residence permit tied to a work visa. I applied for PR in May via the Express Entry program and have submitted my medical, English test and paid the fees. I have now been waiting over 4 months for a decision with the average wait time being 2 months. The other day, I received an email from my account saying I had a message. I had hoped it was the PR decision, but instead it was in the old temporary residence section of the account saying my temp residence permit had been approved and I had to send my passport to Ottawa within 30 days. My PR application is still pending. My temporary residence permit was approved 2 years ago and I am currently living and working in Canada. I think somebody has made a mistake, but of course it takes two weeks to get a reply via email (and the replies are normally copy and pasted stuff which isn't helpful) and I can't even get into the queue on the phone.

I am really confused and exasperated by the process and I don't know what to do I will soon have to re-apply for my work permit as I'm not sure if this PR mess will be resolved in time for when I need a renewal. I am considering writing to my member of parliament to ask them to intervene on my behalf.

Does anyone have any experience of this or idea why they are requesting my passport on my old work visa account saying it has been 'approved' almost two years after it was actually approved?

Thank you,
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Posted On: 13 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

Since you are in Canada, you may want to contact the IRCC Call Centre directly to find out information specific to your situation.

You may also want to contact a Lawyer or a reputable, registered Immigration Consultant who is familiar with Canadian immigration issues for some advice and assistance with this process.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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