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  1. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    You can postpone both the test invite AND the oath invite if you are outside the country. But be warned, when you do that, no one knows when you'll get a second invite. Given the delays that are already there, it might take a while IMO.
  2. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    This might very well be the case. Until I see significant progress, we might be in for a long wait. My hopes have started to dwindle.
  3. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    You can't take the test or oath from outside Canada. You'll have to be physically present in Canada for both the test and oath. I'm not sure about the interview but it is safe to assume that you'll have to be physically present in the country for interview as well, if you are called for one...
  4. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    No that's not what I said. Forget about the passports, we are talking about the process from application submission to oath. Passport is a completely separate process and you can't include that in the citizenship grant timeline. I'm saying that given the rate at which they are sending tests...
  5. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    I picked up some email chatter from those records that suggest increasing the number of test invites per week towards the end of Jan 2021. Not sure if they are following that plan or what! It is hard for me to believe that technology being a bottleneck for increasing the test invites. I think...
  6. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Passport is a whole another story. You'll apply for passport separately to Passport Canada after you get your Citizenship certificate. IRCC is not responsible for issuing passports. There is no approximate timeline. Assume it to be 1.5 to 2 years now (for mid-late 2020 applicants at least)...
  7. rajkamalmohanram

    Primary & Secondary Offices After File Transfer

    I don't think an Case-Specific Inquiry will help here. It is likely you'll get a boilerplate response.
  8. rajkamalmohanram

    September 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    I think it really depends on the office. The IRCC corporate records show some information that is quite disturbing. For instance, Mississauga office has about 10,000+ applications that are test ready but it has only issued test invites to around 290 people. This stat looks very scary, not sure...
  9. rajkamalmohanram

    Application for Canadian Citizenship - A Comprehensive Guide

    You MUST mention these periods of unemployment.
  10. rajkamalmohanram

    Primary & Secondary Offices After File Transfer

    This is sickening to hear. I'm not sure why that office is special and why they aren't processing any applications. Think you should try to get more details via an ATIP request very specific to Windsor office. This is unfair to applicants who pay hefty "processing fee" and "Right of citizenship...
  11. rajkamalmohanram

    Citizenship test: Collective action required, or expect endless delays, years. Example of the effective lobbyng of people awaiting spousal sponsorship

    The department handling these requests knows the content of the document inside out. It took them three months to put together and redact/review this information. They likely would have spent more time on redacting, checking and re-checking the document to ensure that any information that is not...
  12. rajkamalmohanram

    Citizenship test: Collective action required, or expect endless delays, years. Example of the effective lobbyng of people awaiting spousal sponsorship

    Huh? There is nothing wrong in sharing this document publicly. I obtained this document by filing an ATIP request. Whatever is shown in that document is eligible for public viewing. If everything were to be redacted, then what's the using of getting these documents anyways? Whatever needs to be...
  13. rajkamalmohanram

    Citizenship test: Collective action required, or expect endless delays, years. Example of the effective lobbyng of people awaiting spousal sponsorship

    Guys, I've finally received the corporate records from IRCC! I haven't gone through the file completely but looks like there is data there that could be useful. As a reminder, here's the post detailing the information that I requested from IRCC. Please find the document below...
  14. rajkamalmohanram

    April 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Updated the spreadsheet!
  15. rajkamalmohanram

    Application for Canadian Citizenship - A Comprehensive Guide

    Initially, you'll only be submitting the bio pages of the passport. So, you don't have to get your stamps translated at this point.
  16. rajkamalmohanram

    June 2020 - Citizenship Application

    FP requests are usually triggered when you have a common name (and there is a hit for the name in any of the police/security databases like RCMP/CSIS). Your wife's name might not be that common and that is the reason she might not have received such a request. Good luck!
  17. rajkamalmohanram

    March 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Not everyone gets an interview. If you have completed the test, there is a decent chance that the next communication from IRCC would be your oath invitation. Good luck!
  18. rajkamalmohanram

    March 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    The mere fact that you received a FP request makes your application non-routine. The processing time stats provided on the website only reflect routine applications. Again, you cannot "see" if your application is routine or non-routine from GCMS notes. You can find this out only if your MP...