So, I passed my roadtest on second try. I still have couple of mistakes, isa di daw ako nag full stop nong may nag aaway na pusa sa residential road, malay ko ba na mga hayop pala dito are treated as pedestrian.. e sa phils pwede man na ligsan oi... wahehehehe. Sabi nong examiner, i don't want to kill a cat on a road test, it's not worth it.. asus... kung aso cguro i will stop, i don't like cats mula ng mamatay ang beloved pachuchay ko. Then another mistake, nag cut ako sa isang car, di pa nag shoulder check buti nalang talaga di ako binagsak on this mistake, pero minus 20 ba naman. Ah basta ang importante i got my license now.
Lately, i'm starting to get worried about Dennis' application two months na since the embassy asked for his passport but til now no word from them pa. Ibang-iba sa application ko dati na every month may nare-receive ako from them. I have a friend here --kasama ko sa work dati-- she is sponsoring her hubby too. She gave me this forum na puro spouses na napapraning ang andon. So timelines on the processing were posted there. May iba nakakainggit kasi 4 months lang, may iba naman na inabot ng 2 years.. sana naman di mangyari samin yan.. mostly nasa 6-8 months lang talaga. Yan din ang binigay sakin na timeframe ng immigration. Nasa fourth month na kami. I hate this waiting game. Help me pray.
Dahil sa timelines sa forum naisipan ko ipost dito ung application ko dati for my immigrant visa. Auntie rem this will give you an idea. I can't remember the exact dates anymore, month and year nalang.
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
January 2006 - After gathering all documents, sobrang dami (pinaka importante Affidavit of Support nila Auntie J) I submitted my application to Winnipeg thru regular mail, mahal kasi sa fedex, i took the risk para lang makamura (pobre no processing fee yet
February 2006 - Received Acknowledgement of Receipt with File Number
March 2006 - Received a letter asking for a missing document (mom's birth certificate), send the same right away thru regular mail again
April 2006 - I emailed CIC Manitoba asking if they received mom's BC, they replied saying they received it and my papers were being assessed
May & June 2006 - NO News
July 2006 - Nomination Approval received (happy dance) with letter saying papers are now forwarded to Manila and I have 6 months to apply for Visa or else the Nomination Certificate will be invalid. This time I have to pay the processing fee. (25k) They also asked for additional documents, mostly proof of education and work experience.
November 2006 - applied for Visa ( ang tagal no, ang tagal nakahanap ng 25k e , medyo natagalan din ako sa pag gather ng additional documents)
December 2006 - Received Acknowledgement of Receipt
January 2007 - Received letter asking for CENOMAR, NBI Clearance and my Educational Credentials be authenticated at CHED)
February 2007 - our main office Human Resource manager informed me that embassy called them to confirm employment. They were asked to sign something sent thru fax.
March 2007 - Received letter on Medical Examination instruction and request to pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) 21k
April 2007 - RPRF fee payment and Medical form sent
May 2007 - VISA received (yezzzz)
July 31, 2007 - Landed in Vancouver as immigrant
two months pa bago ako umalis, one month notice sa work then paalam blues pa.. not to mention mahirap humanap ng pamasahe...
Twelve months lang talaga ang process nong case ko sana ganun pa rin ngayon. Let's pray. Baka nga mas mabilis pa kung wala akong mga na miss. Basta complete lang at di pabalik balik ung papers, mabilis. Kelangan basahin ng makailang ulit ang mga sulat nila..
Bago ko lang nalaman that Pre-Departure Seminar from Commision of Filipino Overseas(CFO) is compulsory. It says on Canadian Embassy-Manila that you cannot leave the country without that seminar. Milagro kasi ako nakalabas ng bansa ng walang PDOS. No question asked at the immigration. God knows that it was an honest mistake, di ko talaga alam, kaya nabulag yung immigration officer di nakita that there's no CFO sticker stamped on my VISA.
May 1, 2009 - Mailed application to CPC- Mississauga
May 29 - Received Letter of Sponsorship Approval
June 25 - Dennis' PR Visa processing started in Manila-Canadian Embassy
July 9 - Received File Number and His passport was requested
July 13 - Embassy received his passport
August - NO News
September 21 - application status (from CIC online services) changed to Decison Made from In Process. Now waiting..............
September 24 - Visa received....