Hi all: I just wanted to start a new thread for the applicants that have been waiting for over 16 months now. In other threads, our questions get buried but we can discuss with people in similar situations here. To start off here is my info: Applied: Feb 10, 2016 Latest activity: BG in progress, May 22, 2017 Citizenship: Pakistan. Please share your info as well and let us know if you have found a way to successfully get out of this delay. CIC doesn't even have the man power to pick up my phone call, they are too busy.