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April 2021 - Citizenship applications

Eitan-ro

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Oct 9, 2018
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In the spreadsheet, the "Test interview date" means that the applicant has taken the test, not that the applicant went through an interview. Before COVID it appears that when IRCC invited applicants to take the test and interview could be performed at the same time, that doesn't happen now, there are very few cases where interviews are required and that information is captured in the Notes section.
oohh... I didn't realize that. I thought that some people have some sort of interview after the test, thanks for clarifying that.
It is not clear from reading the title of that column
 

Fa2

Full Member
Apr 28, 2021
26
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Hey everyone,

Unfortunately my application seems stalled again - I applied online (Vancouver) on April 20, only got AOR on August 25, and since then, absolutely nothing. No updates on the online tracker after Aug 26. I keep reading here that folks are having their tests already, whereas I didn't even get my background check completed. Anyone else in the same boat? What's going on?

Thanks!
I apply online too, April 18th 2021 . AOR August 25 and update on the online tracker August 26. Since then no update. I think they forgot about us. We are in same boat. Please let me know if you have background checks completed and test invite please. I would do same , if I received them.
 
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Strongfaith42

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Mar 24, 2015
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Interesting new update. My wife's file was updated with BG completed on Sept 10th and my file hadn't been updated at all. However, we have both recieved test invites (according to the new tracker) on Oct 25th, even though my BG is still marked In Progress. (I'm bacovcin on the tracking sheet).
You will probably be required to submit Fingerprints, usually BG is completed before test invite, but it appears that you are an exception, every local office has its own metrics and rules!!! What is your test window? Please let us know once you have received the actual test invite. Thanks
 

AGENTOO7

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Feb 2, 2016
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I apply online too, April 18th 2021 . AOR August 25 and update on the online tracker August 26. Since then no update. I think they forgot about us. We are in same boat. Please let me know if you have background checks completed and test invite please. I would do same , if I received them.
IRCC officers are reassigned to deal with applications from Afghanistan. This has cut down their ability to process the citizenship applications faster. Also, now that the federal elections are over, the federal government (read incumbent liberals) has no incentive to direct IRCC to clear the backlog early.
 

Shmak2017

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Sep 3, 2016
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Category........
Visa Office......
ND
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
30-08-2016
AOR Received.
2016/09/26
File Transfer...
SA 2016/09/30 & AOR2 on 2016/10/11
Med's Done....
12-08-2016
Interview........
BG IN PROGRESS 30-March-2017 DM :31-March 2017
Passport Req..
10 April 2017
Got email today with " Follow the progress of your citizenship grant application " but it does not have any application file number or anything. Never got any email with the attached PDF or in the mail yet.

Checked all folders but there is no email. When checked with the old e-case with UCI it says they sent AOR details on 15 Oct 2021.

Should I expect AOR email? Does anyone know this kind of odd situation?
 

abdisarockstar

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Aug 3, 2015
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Winnipeg
Weird. I applied online on April 7 (MB applicant) got my AOR on August 24, 2021. I just checked my online tracker and it says "Updated:October 26, 2021" However, all fields are still in process. I see nothing new. Everything just the same as it was when I first created the account in that new tracker @Strongfaith42 any idea bud?
 

Strongfaith42

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Mar 24, 2015
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Weird. I applied online on April 7 (MB applicant) got my AOR on August 24, 2021. I just checked my online tracker and it says "Updated:October 26, 2021" However, all fields are still in process. I see nothing new. Everything just the same as it was when I first created the account in that new tracker @Strongfaith42 any idea bud?
You should see an actual update in the next couple of days, it could be BG verification completed. I you don't see any update in a week, it could mean that you will be required to provide FP, you will need to wait from 6 to 8 weeks to receive the FP request from IRCC Vancouver, it could be earlier as online are being processed faster than paper applicants. Please keep us posted.
 
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Strongfaith42

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Mar 24, 2015
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Got email today with " Follow the progress of your citizenship grant application " but it does not have any application file number or anything. Never got any email with the attached PDF or in the mail yet.

Checked all folders but there is no email. When checked with the old e-case with UCI it says they sent AOR details on 15 Oct 2021.

Should I expect AOR email? Does anyone know this kind of odd situation?
Your only option here is to call IRCC and confirm the email address they have on file for you, I think they will be able to provide the Application # during the call as well. Is the information in old ECAS correct? If you have a representative the email may have gone to the representative email address.

At least you have access through old ECAS.
 

Finland

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Sep 5, 2015
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Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Hi strong faith how long it take from the complete all family BG completed to test invite ?
 

abdisarockstar

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Aug 3, 2015
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Winnipeg
You should see an actual update in the next couple of days, it could be BG verification completed. I you don't see any update in a week, it could mean that you will be required to provide FP, you will need to wait from 6 to 8 weeks to receive the FP request from IRCC Vancouver, it could be earlier as online are being processed faster than paper applicants. Please keep us posted.
wow 6 to 8 weeks eh? Crazy! Fingers crossed for the next one week. Thanks so much, will keep you posted
 

Strongfaith42

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Mar 24, 2015
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Hi strong faith how long it take from the complete all family BG completed to test invite ?
Nobody knows the exact answer to your question, it varies by the local office processing your application, it could take weeks or months, you can see some trends in the spreadsheet.
 

Malik1983

Hero Member
Aug 22, 2015
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Pakistan
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
30-09-2016
AOR Received.
07-10-2016
File Transfer...
03-11-2016
Med's Request
27-04-2017
Med's Done....
02-05-2017
Interview........
01-03-2018
Passport Req..
01-03-2018
VISA ISSUED...
01-03-2018
LANDED..........
12-04-2018
I apply online too, April 18th 2021 . AOR August 25 and update on the online tracker August 26. Since then no update. I think they forgot about us. We are in same boat. Please let me know if you have background checks completed and test invite please. I would do same , if I received them.
In the same boat, applied April 19th 2021, AOR Aug 27th and nothing after that.