I have heard/read that CIC will accept PCC receipt/Medical test confirmation as a placeholder documents/extend your deadline to submit because of delays in getting - in particular - these two documents.
I had applied with the receipt too and mentioned in the letter of explanation that I was waiting for the actual PCC. After a few days, I got a request for additional document (Indian PCC) in my CIC account. Once I received my Indian PCC, I was able to upload it in the documents section.
Good question. Now that I recall, and going through my email, I do not see any email or remember any “receipt” from SFO. Maybe my earlier post needs amends.
Perhaps submit a copy of you application/payment/mailing invoice? I am curious to know what others - who had to submit their EE application due to deadline but without PCC - have done.
As an aside, in some cases I have heard that depending on the embassy visiting in person is much quicker as they return your passport to you when they have verified it. Not sure how long it takes for PCC to arrive though, but atleast you have your passport with you for other purposes.
Thanks for replying. I asked around and realized that if you go in person, the Indian consulate gives you a receipt. However, since I am not living in SF, I mailed my application.
The funny part is, when I emailed the consulate office to send me a receipt via email, they said “You can come and get the receipt.”. I read bad reviews about them on Google reviews but didn’t know they could be rude even in an email.