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April 2017 - Citizenship Applicants

KT_2017

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Mar 22, 2017
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Brad Smith said:
And one more note about leaving a buffer... Even if you think you've got *everything* correct, there could still be some mistakes that swing things by a day on any given trip. Have you ever...

- Had a flight that was supposed to arrive late on one day, but got delayed until the next?
- Had a flight that landed at the end of one day, but didn't go through customs until after midnight?
- Taken a trip to the states but didn't realize you didn't cross the border back into Canada until 2am the next day?
- Had any delays/cancellations/rerouting of flights that caused you to spend an extra night somewhere that your flight receipts don't show?

Any of those things (and probably more I can't think of) could have easily happened and put your calculation off by a day on any trip. Have it happen on enough trips, and there goes even a week buffer without any effort. For example, in my calculations, I had a Cathay Pacific flight that landed back in Canada just before midnight each time. I took that flight 4 times. I guarantee you I didn't get processed as re-entering Canada until the next day each of those times. That's *four* extra days right there that you wouldn't think of if you just looked at your calendar/flight receipts.

This is not a big deal if you have a buffer, as anyone looking at your file is going to understand a discrepancy with arrivals right around midnight. But if you don't have a buffer, the physical presence test is incredibly strict. You either meet it or you don't.

So, again, *at least* two weeks buffer before mailing the application. Think of it this way, it's better to wait a few weeks than do what I did. I now might lose my fee, have to wait weeks (maybe a month) before my application is officially withdrawn, then pay and mail my application again. This will likely put me more than a month or so behind, plus possibly trigger extra scrutiny.

So, buffer it. :)

Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation. These examples actually made a lot of sense and it was super helpful.

According to my records, I would have been eligible on March 29th, but I have decided to give a min. of 1 month buffer and ordered the records from CBSA as well as US to be safe. I will now apply at end of April to be on the safe side.
 
 

user3000

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Mar 3, 2016
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Just went to Costco and took the photographs.. as per the specs for citizenship application.
All the photos were stamped with address and date. Also I wrote my name on the back of the photos.
 

AmPal

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Feb 5, 2013
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Hello all,

I am applying in mid April.

Just a quick question - I am originally from India and completed my all education (school and college) having English as first language. I have letters from all my schools and college indicating about the same. I have not taken any education in Canada.

In this case do I still need to take IELTS???


Please help.
 

Osorkon

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Oct 19, 2012
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maybenot said:
April here ?


are we required to translate all non-english stamps
such as Turkish entry/exit stamp?
You will send only the first page of your passport which has your photo and passport details, no need to send the stamped pages, I know that because I sent my application in March and returned back incomplete because I did not send the proper Language proficiency document. and will apply again in 10th of April, because I am waiting my English result test for CELPIP LS.
 

opk2much

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February 24th, 2013
user3000 said:
Just went to Costco and took the photographs.. as per the specs for citizenship application.
All the photos were stamped with address and date. Also I wrote my name on the back of the photos.

I mailed my application yesterday and just realized that I didn't write my name at the back of the photographs. Is there a big implication for forgetting this?
 
 

user3000

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opk2much said:
I mailed my application yesterday and just realized that I didn't write my name at the back of the photographs. Is there a big implication for forgetting this?
I think your application should be okay.
 

drmohan

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Sep 2, 2009
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Hi guys,
Please count me in.I am sending the application this week (hopefully in 2 days).
Thanks
 

drmohan

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AmPal said:
Hello all,

I am applying in mid April.

Just a quick question - I am originally from India and completed my all education (school and college) having English as first language. I have letters from all my schools and college indicating about the same. I have not taken any education in Canada.

In this case do I still need to take IELTS???


Please help.
Hi, you don't have to take IELTS.Just provide your degree certificate (make sure your certificates are in English).Hope this helps.
 

AmPal

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drmohan said:
Hi, you don't have to take IELTS.Just provide your degree certificate (make sure your certificates are in English).Hope this helps.
Thanks a ton.....
 
 

Classical_beat

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Oct 12, 2010
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Hi Fellow Applicants,

Do I need to submit ROEs' and Notice Of Assesment too with my application? I didn't see that in the document checklist.
 

user3000

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Classical_beat said:
Hi Fellow Applicants,

Do I need to submit ROEs' and Notice Of Assesment too with my application? I didn't see that in the document checklist.
No, you don't have to submit any documents that they haven't requested.
 
 

Hashad

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Mar 2, 2017
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opk2much said:
I mailed my application yesterday and just realized that I didn't write my name at the back of the photographs. Is there a big implication for forgetting this?
Your application may be returned. Hopefully not, but high probability.
 

zineb83

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Oct 14, 2016
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Hoping the best for you , I hope it will not be returned , all the best for April application