Passport Request (PPR) :)

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 e-mail 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 immigration process! Our passports are being requested by the Canadian Embassy for visa issuance! 🙂

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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)

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Hello Justin Trudeau here we come!!!! 🙂

Here we go! One last step to go before we get that visa! If there’s anything you want to ask, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Alternatively, we’ve also set up a Twitter account @tropics2rockies, so we can also talk there. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Passport Request (PPR) :)

  1. Congratulations to you!!! I just received AOR two days ago and I’m really happy to see that many people receive PPR quickly enough. That’s really great! Good luck with submission of your passports!

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    • Thanks Miguel! And congratulations to you as well!

      Where are you applying from? I hear that the speed of things such as PPR and Visa stamping are influenced by how much workload the local Canadian embassy has for the moment.

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  2. Hi,
    Congratulations on your progress! Pls I would like to put in my application for this current PEI, but I heard that they give preference to people with qualifications where there is skill shortage. How true is this and if there are, which fields might that be?

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    • Hi Habbey!

      Nobody really knows where they give preference to in terms of qualifications and/or skill shortages since being nominated by the province does not guarantee one a job once they land.

      However, PEI’s main industries are tourism, seafood processing and technology… so that should give you a fair idea of what drives the island’s economy.

      Hope this helps, good luck! 🙂

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    • Hi Jinsoo!

      We got ours back in less than a month actually. It was around 2-3 weeks if I remember correctly. Wasn’t really expecting it to be that quick.

      I think it will really depend on the load that the embassy has when you submit your passports. Some will be processed faster than others. Safe to assume at least a month to a max of three months.

      Hope this helps!

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