Our CIO notice of assessment has arrived! CIO is the Centralized Intake Office in Canada where we submitted our immigration application under the FSW category. Under the new process they said that processing would take about 9 to 12 months. Usually, the assessment is within a 2-month period that's why it came unexpectedly. It was sooner than expected!
Last night, when we arrived home hubby handed me a brown envelope. I thought that it was just a statement of account or just an ordinary letter. My heartbeat went faster when I saw that the envelope is from Canada. Is this the "one"? Is this for real? A part of me wants to open the letter at once but I'm afraid if it'll be positive or negative. I opened the envelope and looked for the magic words : "Your application is being recommended for further assessment by a visa office. You are therefore requested to submit a full application to the visa office. You have 120 days from the date of this letter to prepare and submit these forms and supporting documentation. "
Guess what? The letter is dated April 21, 2009 which falls exactly on my birthday. It was a late birthday gift for me. I was so overwhelmed and until now I can't believe that it was that fast. If I have done it last year we could have gotten our visa already by this time.
Hay, this is it! Time to move on and go forward. :)