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No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

Postby American » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 1:51 pm

Hi All,

I have decided to apply for the PR. However, after I filled in all of the necessary paperwork and tried to find a slot in the e-Appointments system, there is nothing available. From January 2017 onwards, there aren't any PR slots open.

For those that have recently managed to get an appointment to submit the application, what method did you use?

1. Did you simply check every single day for an opening (cancellation)?

2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment?

3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services Centre to secure an appointment?

4. Has anyone used an agent or legal company like "Immigrant Solutions" or "Paul Hype Page" to secure an appointment? One of them claims they can accelerate the appointment process.

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Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

Postby dynamic.dante » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 1:55 pm

American wrote:Hi All,

I have decided to apply for the PR. However, after I filled in all of the necessary paperwork and tried to find a slot in the e-Appointments system, there is nothing available. From January 2017 onwards, there aren't any PR slots open.

For those that have recently managed to get an appointment to submit the application, what method did you use?

1. Did you simply check every single day for an opening (cancellation)?

I did that, in the early morning usually.
Yes the slots usually full for half a year from todays date

2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment?

Not sure, heard you can drop in documents in their mailbox.

3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services Centre to secure an appointment?

Same as 3

4. Has anyone used an agent or legal company like "Immigrant Solutions" or "Paul Hype Page" to secure an appointment? One of them claims they can accelerate the appointment process.

Its a scam, dont do it.


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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 2:07 pm

American wrote:4. Has anyone used an agent or legal company like "Immigrant Solutions" or "Paul Hype Page" to secure an appointment? One of them claims they can accelerate the appointment process.


The only possibility of accelerating the date is a) economic scheme or b) FTS, where upon request iCA has occasionally informed of earlier date, but it was just one slot - no multiple choices.

Unless that too has changed.

As for agents, they want your $, how they get the $ from you won't matter.

If you ask for refund they can take their own sweet time to return it :).

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Postby hohoho00 » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 2:08 pm

1. Did you simply check every single day for an opening (cancellation)?

Yes, i check very often, until last month i finally got available date in may 2016

2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment?

No

3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services Centre to secure an appointment?

No, i have asked the service desk whether its possible for walk-in appointment, they said can not, must through e-appointment.

Hope this help, keep trying, wish you luck

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Postby dynoto » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 2:11 pm

adding on top.

for appointments, best is you should book the earliest available date even if it is on january 2017.
assuming that is your "best case scenario" at least you already secure a slot.

note that you STILL can change your appointment date twice, therefore ... after grabbing a slot for yourself in jan 2017, keep checking earlier dates for available slots ... there will be someone who will reschedule their slots due to circumstances and if you happen to saw it, well just jump on it.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 2:17 pm

dynamic.dante wrote:2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment?

Not sure, heard you can drop in documents in their mailbox.

3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services Centre to secure an appointment?

Same as 3


If you drop in the letter box, this is what happens, based on own observation:

2+ months or so later, they may ask you to send in additional details, latest 6 month pay slip etc.

And once you sent them, another 2+ month or so later, you get another letter giving you an appointment date 5 months or so away. So, 2+2+5 = 9 ++ months.

If that's the plan of ICA, the folks who thought of this plan are brilliant, in their way to stop those who try to short cut the e-appointment system. But I suspect it's all simply due to the volume of applications.

And those who take this route can't bring forward the appointment, as the customer service guys in ICA will read the letter stating the appointment date and be like "if you were given a date in January 2017, please come back on that date ... ".

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Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

Postby American » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:03 pm

dynoto wrote:adding on top.

for appointments, best is you should book the earliest available date even if it is on january 2017.
assuming that is your "best case scenario" at least you already secure a slot.

note that you STILL can change your appointment date twice, therefore ... after grabbing a slot for yourself in jan 2017, keep checking earlier dates for available slots ... there will be someone who will reschedule their slots due to circumstances and if you happen to saw it, well just jump on it.


Hi, actually it is not possible to even book January 2017 or thereafter. The website has the entire year of 2017 and all years afterward as Greyed-out; they do not even give the option to reserve these dates at this time. I wonder if they will open these up at the beginning of 2017?

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Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

Postby American » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:05 pm

dynamic.dante wrote:
American wrote:Hi All,

I have decided to apply for the PR. However, after I filled in all of the necessary paperwork and tried to find a slot in the e-Appointments system, there is nothing available. From January 2017 onwards, there aren't any PR slots open.

For those that have recently managed to get an appointment to submit the application, what method did you use?

1. Did you simply check every single day for an opening (cancellation)?

I did that, in the early morning usually.
Yes the slots usually full for half a year from todays date

2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment?

Not sure, heard you can drop in documents in their mailbox.

3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services Centre to secure an appointment?

Same as 3

4. Has anyone used an agent or legal company like "Immigrant Solutions" or "Paul Hype Page" to secure an appointment? One of them claims they can accelerate the appointment process.

Its a scam, dont do it.



Thanks!

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Postby American » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:09 pm

ecureilx wrote:
American wrote:
If you ask for refund they can take their own sweet time to return it :).



point taken, thanks

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Postby American » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:10 pm

ecureilx wrote:
dynamic.dante wrote:2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment?

Not sure, heard you can drop in documents in their mailbox.

3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services Centre to secure an appointment?

Same as 3


If you drop in the letter box, this is what happens, based on own observation:

2+ months or so later, they may ask you to send in additional details, latest 6 month pay slip etc.

And once you sent them, another 2+ month or so later, you get another letter giving you an appointment date 5 months or so away. So, 2+2+5 = 9 ++ months.

If that's the plan of ICA, the folks who thought of this plan are brilliant, in their way to stop those who try to short cut the e-appointment system. But I suspect it's all simply due to the volume of applications.

And those who take this route can't bring forward the appointment, as the customer service guys in ICA will read the letter stating the appointment date and be like "if you were given a date in January 2017, please come back on that date ... ".


It sounds like a decent option actually. I wonder what would happen if use this method,and keep trying to find an e-appointment slot each morning at the same time... Take whichever is 1st.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 5:08 pm

American wrote:It sounds like a decent option actually. I wonder what would happen if use this method,and keep trying to find an e-appointment slot each morning at the same time... Take whichever is 1st.


I would suggest you to stick to one option.

Letter box + online may lock you out, totally.

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Postby American » Sat, 16 Apr 2016 5:34 pm

ecureilx wrote:
American wrote:It sounds like a decent option actually. I wonder what would happen if use this method,and keep trying to find an e-appointment slot each morning at the same time... Take whichever is 1st.


I would suggest you to stick to one option.

Letter box + online may lock you out, totally.


someone told me to check the online booking system every single morning. something should come up once another cancels

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Postby sgstrait » Mon, 18 Apr 2016 7:44 am

Just be sure to have all your documents and the completed form ready. I say this because I know people who scoured the available appointments each day, and would suddenly find a vacant slot just the next day or day after.

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Postby beast123 » Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:52 am

Now days not easy to apply pr


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Postby beard1 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:49 pm

American wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
American wrote:It sounds like a decent option actually. I wonder what would happen if use this method,and keep trying to find an e-appointment slot each morning at the same time... Take whichever is 1st.


I would suggest you to stick to one option.

Letter box + online may lock you out, totally.


someone told me to check the online booking system every single morning. something should come up once another cancels


Checking every morning is actually a pretty legit strategy, although finding one that is the very next day is more likely in this case. Make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you start "camping" for a slot in the morning


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