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August 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

zam7

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Jun 7, 2016
374
215
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
1226
App. Filed.......
08-02-2017
AOR Received.
08-02-2017
File Transfer...
06-04-2017
Med's Done....
24-03-2017
Passport Req..
25-05-2017
VISA ISSUED...
01-06-2017
LANDED..........
05-06-2017
I applied in August 2019, got DM on Feb 22nd. Scarborough office.
Didn't think it's necessary to order GCMS notes... Because severy time I called IRCC they told me my status is "ready for ceremony " and I should be "getting oath invite very soon". Until today the lady gently told me they are randomly selecting people for virtual oath and I may have to wait for the in-person one...

I really hope she was making a joke... anyone was told the same by IRCC?
She’s not incorrect because the website now says:

“We’re now inviting some applicants to attend a video oath ceremony (citizenship ceremony). Please wait for us to contact you.” (Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/citizenship.html)

Did she say when the in-person oath will resume?
Although, they do say it’s for “some people” and “COVID has slowed everything down”. We don’t know why others are getting but it depends on each individual and they got “lucky”!

p.s: If you order GCMS notes it’ll give you a full picture and we can compare lines. Good luck!
 
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eshan72

Member
Jan 23, 2017
10
3
I applied in August 2019, got DM on Feb 22nd. Scarborough office.
Didn't think it's necessary to order GCMS notes... Because severy time I called IRCC they told me my status is "ready for ceremony " and I should be "getting oath invite very soon". Until today the lady gently told me they are randomly selecting people for virtual oath and I may have to wait for the in-person one...

I really hope she was making a joke... anyone was told the same by IRCC?
I called IRCC too today and the lady basically told me that she's not even gonna bother opening my file if I'm waiting for oath,the reason she gave was that before the officers used to put notes on the file if they were gonna invite someone for oath but for virtual oaths they don't put any notes and it is totally upto the officer to put my file forward for virtual oath and she said eventually everyone waiting for oath are bound to get it but she cant give me any timeline so just wait and when the officer gets to my file, they'll put it forward. And I did ordered GCMS note which says my file's location is Surrey ceremony ready since march
 

ketchpop

Full Member
Jan 24, 2020
27
4
What difference does the GCMS notes make? Won’t it have the same information as the Application Status notes online? Dad, me and minor sister still without oath invites. (Mom is a citizen already) Planning on giving them a call on Monday.

Hamilton, ON office
App: August 1, 2019
AOR: October 18,2019
In Process: November 12,2019
Test Invite: December 3,2019
Test date: Dec 30,2019 (Passed)
DM: February 21, 2020
 

zam7

Hero Member
Jun 7, 2016
374
215
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
1226
App. Filed.......
08-02-2017
AOR Received.
08-02-2017
File Transfer...
06-04-2017
Med's Done....
24-03-2017
Passport Req..
25-05-2017
VISA ISSUED...
01-06-2017
LANDED..........
05-06-2017
Hi
I am just waiting for my GCMS notes. I have applied on August 17th still I didn’t get any response from them.
Ok please let me know what your notes under “Event 2” say. Thanks!
 

Appu@gkk

Newbie
Aug 14, 2019
7
8
Application nature - Single (1097 days)
Applied from - Montreal
Application sent to CIC - 1st Aug 2019
Application rec'd by CIC - 6th Aug 2019
AOR received - 24th Oct, 2019
Application Process start date - 19th Nov 2019
Test invite - 20th Dec 2019
Test date- 10th Jan 2020
Status changed DM - 24th Jan 2020

Finally, Took oath today. Received oath invitation email on 28th August 2020 and oath ceremony by virtual on 31st August 2020.
 
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carielilviztie

Hero Member
Dec 29, 2010
348
24
Category........
Visa Office......
Abu Dhabi
NOC Code......
U118
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
January 29, 2015 (Federal)
Nomination.....
CSQ December 15, 2014
Med's Request
July 13, 2015 and RPRF
Med's Done....
July 21, 2015 and Paid RPRF July 22, 2015
Interview........
Waived...
Passport Req..
February 01, 2016 (DECISION MADE on e-cas Feb 02, 2016)
VISA ISSUED...
Feb 01, 2016
LANDED..........
June 24, 2016
Application nature - Single (1097 days)
Applied from - Montreal
Application sent to CIC - 1st Aug 2019
Application rec'd by CIC - 6th Aug 2019
AOR received - 24th Oct, 2019
Application Process start date - 19th Nov 2019
Test invite - 20th Dec 2019
Test date- 10th Jan 2020
Status changed DM - 24th Jan 2020

Finally, Took oath today. Received oath invitation email on 28th August 2020 and oath ceremony by virtual on 31st August 2020.
Was your eCAS changed after your oath?
 

rafzy

Champion Member
Jan 31, 2015
2,200
285
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
2133
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-11-2016
Doc's Request.
24-11-2016
Nomination.....
N/A
AOR Received.
24-11-2016
IELTS Request
Up-Front
File Transfer...
16-12-2016
Med's Request
Up-Front
Med's Done....
15-11-2016
Interview........
Waived Off
VISA ISSUED...
20-12-2016
Hello folks. Submitted my application in august. Are you able to see any online status updates whilst waiting for AOR?
no. AOR is issued before you get online access.
 

randr

Full Member
Dec 7, 2019
33
19
Montreal
I got a request for fingerprints today after my file has been stuck "in process" since I did the test and interview back in January 2020. I know it's a good sign that something is moving in my file but I was wondering:

- if other applicants got an FP request AFTER their interview, and
- if you should be seeing an update on eCAS saying FP has been requested

My office is in Montreal.
 

zam7

Hero Member
Jun 7, 2016
374
215
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
1226
App. Filed.......
08-02-2017
AOR Received.
08-02-2017
File Transfer...
06-04-2017
Med's Done....
24-03-2017
Passport Req..
25-05-2017
VISA ISSUED...
01-06-2017
LANDED..........
05-06-2017
Update: Just received the Virtual Oath Invitation by email for Oath on Sep 9th at 1 PM Scarborough Office.

Timeline:
App sent - Aug 1, 2019
Test and DM - Jan 30th, 2020
Oath Invite - Sep 1, 2020
Virtual Oath - Sep 9, 2020 @1 pm

Thanks everyone. It was a long patient wait!
 
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grajdev382

Star Member
Apr 1, 2015
77
2
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2283
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
AOR Received.
22-08-2015
Med's Done....
25-07-2015
Just received the Virtual Oath Invitation by email scheduled on Sep 9th