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    Who has ever attended a Hearing with a Citizenship Judge? How was it?

    Can depend on the reason. Applications denied for misrepresentation, for example, result in a five year prohibition. And of course, whenever a new application is made, the applicant needs to be qualified for the grant of citizenship as of that date and continuing so until the oath is taken...
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    Citizenship application - Wait or Application

    For purposes of making a "complete" application, an applicant can enter an explanation for why a police certificate is not included even if the applicant checked [yes] in response to item 10.b) The applicant who checks [yes] then lists the respective country in the chart provided. Then, instead...
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    Coronavirus impact to stay requirements

    For sure. And I addressed that, noting that the OP has the time to amend plans and adapt so as to avoid a breach of the RO, assuming that keeping Canadian PR status is a higher priority than, for example, proceeding with the plan for the Antarctica venture. But as many are oft inclined, the...
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    coronavirus and oath ceremony

    A very reasonable assessment. But, frankly, not much of a "guess" necessary. April oath ceremonies are NOT in any reasonable forecast. Beyond that is tangled in contingencies, but in any event leaning heavily in the direction of NOT anywhere near SOON. As many here have reiterated, there are...
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    Coronavirus impact to stay requirements

    As others have commented, NO, just being employed by a Canadian employer does NOT qualify for the working-abroad-employed-by-Canadian-business credit. There are additional qualifying elements, which among others includes the work be pursuant to a TEMPORARY assignment abroad, thus ordinarily...
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    Correction needed on Mailed Application (Physical Presence Calculator)

    Yes. But you still should wait until you get AOR and a file number. An attempt to submit this before you have an application file number to reference will more likely than not fail to work. OK. Yes, that makes sense. Probably means the mistake is of very little import (beyond the obvious...
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    Correction needed on Mailed Application (Physical Presence Calculator)

    Assuming you are correct, that there is NO change in the total calculation of days present in Canada (which, frankly, does NOT make sense; addressed more below) . . . There is little or nothing you can do until AOR and you have a file number for this application. Once you have that, you can...
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    coronavirus and oath ceremony

    Background check and oath scheduling: Except for those who are effectively scheduled for the oath at or close in time to the scheduled test/interview event (such as more than a few applicants are attendant itinerant services), as best we know there is a policy to ALWAYS conduct another...
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    expired PR

    Not sure what you mean by "re-accumulate," but to be clear, if a PR obtains a PR Travel Document pursuant to Section 31(3)(c) IRPA, and comes to Canada, the days the PR then stays in Canada will NOT COUNT toward meeting the Residency Obligation (unless there is a successful outcome in the...
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    Question 19 in PR renewal form Dilemma ! please help

    Short answer: enter your PRIMARY address for each month in the "Address History." Exceptions: if you were boarding at a particular location for an extended period of time, a couple months or more (like a student boarding at a university address, or a worker at a particular job site for more...
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    police certificate for citizeinship

    You are quoting a post from a year ago. While not much has changed in regards to this particular aspect, be especially careful about older posts. Things do change rather often. Regarding the language issue: if you are at all uncertain about the instructions, get help from someone YOU TRUST. You...
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    Citizenship Security Clearance

    Really. You are "sure" about this? As sure about this as you are that even though IRCC is currently not scheduling or holding any test or interview events, and NO citizenship ceremonies, they will grant urgent processing to an applicant to facilitate obtaining status to work in the U.S.? It is...
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    Citizenship Security Clearance

    I have driven 140k on the QEW multiple times (a while ago now and in extenuating circumstances), and approaching that on the 401 at times, and was not stopped or ticketed. There are rules and policies. And there are exceptions. Stuff happens. But make no mistake, driving 40k over the speed limit...
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    Reclaim PR card

    The sooner you make the PR Travel Document application (explaining your situation as H&C reasons for allowing you to retain PR status despite the failure to comply with the PR Residency Obligations) the better chance you have of a favourable outcome. You may need to make some hard decisions...
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    Citizenship Security Clearance

    To be clear, however, generally IRCC does not expedite citizenship applications so a PR can qualify for employment abroad (in U.S. or otherwise). Or to quote you with corrections: "Don’t say what you don’t [know], to deceive the public. IRCC actually" does NOT offer urgent processing based on a...
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    Implied Status For Citizenship Application

    A longer answer than wanted, perhaps, but the short of it is: 1) Report implied status as an extension of the previous status (for example, if student permit expired July 23, 2016, and the applicant KNOWS with relative certainty she had implied status following that until, say, September 5...
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    PR card transferred to local office for further investigation

    Last November I responded to one of your posts specifically in regards to getting credit toward RO compliance for time abroad in the employ of a Canadian employer. At the time I cautioned: "NOTE: qualifying for this credit is a LOT more tricky, and difficult, than many PRs realize . . . just...
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    Personal interview for Canadian PR card renewal

    Best I can discern, this will be RISKY. Ranging from risky to very risky. My GUESS: it is leaning toward the latter, toward very risky. The clock does NOT restart. But I am no expert.
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    Question regarding RQ

    As observed by @jc94 this is "non-routine." So the timeline is even less predictable than the timeline for routinely processed applications. Also as observed by @jc94 but depending on just what the requests are, this is might not be the dreaded RQ. If it is not RQ, and you timely submit what...
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    moving to us after citizenship application

    "What are the requirements for physical presence after applying for citizenship?" Same as it is for all PRs. 730 days within the previous five years as of any day. Applying for citizenship has NO effect on a person's PR status, including PR Residency Obligations, unless and not until the oath...