When expression of interest forms for parents and grandparents applications became available on January 28, 2019 at 12:00 noon time, I and my wife both tried to fill express of interest for my parents. Luckily, we both were able to fill in the information for my parents within the allowed time. The only difference was that my wife entered her cell phone number and address of our then house and I put my cell number and address of our newly bought house two weeks ago. When invitations came, we filled out the applications by ourselves for our parents, sent for signing, and upon receipt we submitted ourselves without the help of any lawyer. We included both invitations in the application package. I know a few people who filed applications in those days, their parents have already landed in Canada but our applications are stuck somewhere. Could you suggest us what should we do to speed up the process of our parents’ applications?
The instructions were given clearly by IRCC prior to the opening of expression of interest system which were as follows:
– Don’t submit the expression of interest form more than once.
– Duplicate entry won’t increase your chances of being invited to apply.
– IRCC will remove any duplicate entries.
An Officer may use his/her discretionary powers that you have tried to misuse the system by submitting more than one expression of interest for the same persons to gain the more chances to be invited. The officer may ask further information from you and your parents which would delay your parents’s application. You should wait for the updates on the application and do not submit unnecessary web form requests to speed up the processing of the application.