I applied for my PR at the end of August, so it's been about 4 months. I desperately need to get it as soon as possible, so I tried to speed it up in November by having my company (a U.S. company) write a letter for me, but obvisouly it didn't work.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if the letter got to whoever's handling my application. When I went down to the immigration to hand in the letter, I realized they got my address wrong, which I asked them to correct. A few weeks later, I called them to check if they'd corrected it, but still they hadn't. I went down there again to ask them to correct it, but they still have it wrong until now. I asked them if they had sent anything to that wrong address, they'd only say they don't know. This is government adminitration at its finest.
So, I'm curious why it's taking so long. They initially told me it'd take up to 3 months, but now they say it can take up to 6 months because there are too many applicants. But is it really the case? I know some people who applied later than me, but have got their PRs a while ago. Why is it? Is it because of my race (Korean)? Because I'm single? Because I'm too young (in late 20s)? I've been trying to ask them, but of course they won't say anything.
Is there any practical way to make them speed up on my application at all?
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You can't speed them up, it'll take as long as they take to process and make a decision. Recently my friend who's been here for nearly 20 years running her own successful business took longer than the usual 3 months to get a decision, but it was positive so I don't think the delay necessarily means bad news. However it's very important to get them to correct your address. When our PR was approved, we were notified by letter and had a time limit in which to apply for our ICs. You don't want to find that's gone to the wrong address and your time limit has expired. Perhaps go back and clarify with a supervisor?
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