So, we booked our annual pilgrimage to the Brisas Sierra Mar in late October (I need one of Osmar’s Ron Collins) and my better half diligently applied to have her permanent resident card renewed during the first week in November.
A couple of weeks ago, she has a look online and sees that it takes approx. 95 days to process a renewal. This puts us on the edge and so we’ve sent a fax to Immigration Canada pleading for mercy. However, because we did not send the envelope via registered or express mail, they say they cannot track it and therefore we’re at the mercy of the system.
The maddening thing about this (other than the possibility of losing our trip), is that new card applications only take 30 days. This flabbergasts me, until I remember we’re dealing with government bureacracy, at which point it becomes quite understandable.
All this to ask if anyone else has been in this position, how long did your renewal take, who can I bribe, etc., etc. Any information or advice appreciated.