That makes it sound even worse (creepy even, given the 8 weeks and counting time frame)

On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 9:13 AM, Mardetanha <> wrote:
​Canadian visas are kinda different from rest of the world, Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia and turkey are considered in Visa center in Ankara.
Most Arabic countries are being considered in Amman Jordan. 
some Caucasian are being considered in Moscow
and in Europe most are in VAC office in Paris
so depending on your country of origin your document might be reviewed and sent to other countries, another strange point is throughout the process, they keep your passport, so it means that for unclear time-frame you can not make any travels.


On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 11:02 AM, Jane Darnell <> wrote:
Wow so sorry to read this, Armine! If the pillars of our community are having their visas "rejected-by-filing-in-Moscow" then this is surely newsworthy? Maybe someone can run a piece on this problem? This case in particular is pretty shocking to me.

On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Armine Aghayan <> wrote:
Hello all,

I am from Armenia and I applid for a temporary Canadian visa on May 8, 2017 from the  Canada visa application centre (CVAC) in Armenia. My documents were transferred from CVAC in Armenia to Embassy of Canada to Moscow on May 15, 2017. On page it says that documents for citizens of Armenia can be viewed within 2 weeks (without transfer time). It's already 8 weeks my documents are under review. Because of this uncertain delay I lost my trip to participate in WikiWomen Camp. On June 12, 2017 I wrote a letter to immagration office to Moscow and have this reply:  Your application  is under review. Processing times can take longer when verifications are needed and no specific time for completion can be confirmed. You will be notified once  a decision is  made.

On May 27, I wrote them telling that scholarship applicatnts visa deadline is near and again got the same answer back. So from May 8 up to now the Canadian Moscow visa office is reviewing my docs.

On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 1:05 AM, Andy Mabbett <> wrote:
On 22 June 2017 at 10:23, Bodhisattwa Mandal
<> wrote:

> The main topic of discussion among the scholarship recipients from global
> south this month is the high visa rejection rate by Canadian embassies from
> these countries.

Today in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said:

   “Ours is a land of original peoples, and of newcomers. And our
greatest pride is
    that you can come here from anywhere in the world, build a good
life and be part
    of our community. We don’t care where you’re from, or what
religion you practice,
    or whom you love, you are all welcome in Canada!”

Andy Mabbett

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Armine Aghayan

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