Hi Moksh & Indira,
I m also in the same boat.yesterday i call at Cio no. taken from this forum.the person talking with me is very friendly and helping.he replied for same 33 weeks and asked to check the encashment of payment.
My concern was only to confirm the receiving of application,again he was stressing upon that he can track the document only if the payment encashment has been done.
Today I communicate with my HDFC bank and its not a positive response.My BD has not been encashed yet.My application was received on 16 of Aug.and it was signed by Mr.Paul.
I m planning to write Minister,atleast they should have a system to reply for just receiving.
Thanks all for writing.
Yes I agree, if they are perceiving such long delays for AOR and eligibility review completion then they should have a system for receipt.
I think basically it seems to be the case that they enter your details on their computer system once you have passed the completeness check and they submit your CC/BD for encashment. So IMO it would seem a logical thing (since your email will be on their computer system by that point) to email out an AOR to say that you have passed the completeness check.
Then another AOR could be submitted once you've passed the eligibility review.
This could very easily be automated so there would be no extra work on their part, they have to enter your details on their computer anyway.
Honestly I think they need to get with the times, certainly with regards the technology they are using. They seem to be 15/20 years behind!
It should be possible to make this system like this:
1) First you apply online by paying the processing fee to get an account number/client number
2) Once you have your account you initially fill in all the forms "online", and all your data will be on their system already.
3) There is a facility on the online system to print all the application forms already filled in. You just need to check them and sign them, then mail your application with all the supporting documents
4) When they receive the application they will already have the ID and all the data will be entered onto their system, so it should be very quick to run the completeness check and the system will then send an AOR saying you passed that stage
5) Eligibility review should then take place but once again it will be a simple matter for the system to automatically update you by email once the review is passed.
Just think of how much time they would save in NOT having to manually enter the data from paper forms for 200,000+ applications each year, and also they would not need to be involved in any credit card transactions since this would all be dealt with securely online.
Also you would have an online account before you even mail your application, so the facility to check the status would be there from the outset.
I understand they probably need to keep a manual system in place for those applicants without internet access and/or who cannot pay be credit card - but IMO at least 90% of the applicants would welcome a full online way of initially paying and applying, and it would save CIC a vast amount of time and money in the long run.
My 2 cents,