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August 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

zam7

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Jun 7, 2016
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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
It's amazing how traffic to this site, and the posts have vastly fallen in number.. From 8th April to date, a full month, there are just 3 new posts !! :(:eek:
Unsurprisingly so!
 

sonico

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Apr 9, 2014
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Hi all,

I am an August 2019 applicant . I got my AOR on Nov 20-2019 and status was changed to processing on Dec 05, 2019 . I have plans to go back to home country as my parents aren't well. Will there be an impact in application if i plan to go back? I can come during citizenship exam and oath ceremony but i am planning to go back and stay with them for sometime. I have my PR validity till June 2021. Please advise if i can go once the situation is stable and flights are resumed.
I actually left Canada after I had sent my application and returned to do the test and oath. Because I'm still working abroad, after oath I had to get Canadian passport to be able to return to Canada, since during oath you have to give up PR including card. I just made sure I'm able to fly back for the test and oath. I did not get invitation to oath though email but regular mail, so if you plan not be in the country, make sure you are able to receive regular mail as well.

Note that situation for you might be different depending on how you plan to get to Canada during current restrictions.
 
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issteven

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I actually left Canada after I had sent my application and returned to do the test and oath. Because I'm still working abroad, after oath I had to get Canadian passport to be able to return to Canada, since during oath you have to give up PR including card. I just made sure I'm able to fly back for the test and oath. I did not get invitation to oath though email but regular mail, so if you plan not be in the country, make sure you are able to receive regular mail as well.

Note that situation for you might be different depending on how you plan to get to Canada during current restrictions.
so you flew back twice for test and oath, right? during test/interview, how did you explain you being abroad? Thanks.
 

sonico

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Apr 9, 2014
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so you flew back twice for test and oath, right? during test/interview, how did you explain you being abroad? Thanks.
Yes a flew back twice. There was less than month between the flights and not much lead time either. Cpouple of weeks lead time if I remember correct.

I didn't explain being abroad and it's not forbidden to leave Canada during application process as long as you have valid PR to the end of the process:

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=911&top=5

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"Can I leave Canada after I mail my citizenship application?
Yes. You can leave Canada after we receive your application.
If you need to leave Canada and want to stay eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must:
  • make sure that you live in Canada long enough to keep your Permanent Resident (PR) status
  • be a permanent resident (when you apply)
  • not lose PR status before you take the Oath of Citizenship
  • bring your PR card with you when you leave Canada so you can return easily"
-- --

So, leaving Canada is not an issue, but it's still good to make sure to be able to participate both test and oath as well as have access to Canadian mail in case IRCC sends regular mail instead of email.
 
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sr5095

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Feb 18, 2018
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Did you update your address with IRCC? Did they ask you any question about your address or if you move abroad

Yes a flew back twice. There was less than month between the flights and not much lead time either. Cpouple of weeks lead time if I remember correct.

I didn't explain being abroad and it's not forbidden to leave Canada during application process as long as you have valid PR to the end of the process:

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=911&top=5

-- --
"Can I leave Canada after I mail my citizenship application?
Yes. You can leave Canada after we receive your application.
If you need to leave Canada and want to stay eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must:
  • make sure that you live in Canada long enough to keep your Permanent Resident (PR) status
  • be a permanent resident (when you apply)
  • not lose PR status before you take the Oath of Citizenship
  • bring your PR card with you when you leave Canada so you can return easily"
-- --

So, leaving Canada is not an issue, but it's still good to make sure to be able to participate both test and oath as well as have access to Canadian mail in case IRCC sends regular mail instead of email.
 

sonico

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Apr 9, 2014
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Did you update your address with IRCC? Did they ask you any question about your address or if you move abroad
I did not update address, since I own the house and rest of my family lives in the house IRCC had the address for in their books.

From the link above: "We usually only mail letters, notices and other documents to addresses in Canada."

Based on my experience and instructions from IRCC, I don't see any issue leaving Canada after application is sent as log as one has Canadian address and is ready to return to Canada in short notice.

They did not ask me anything about my location when in interview. Would they have asked I would of course have told them the truth.

I also had plenty of buffer on my Canadian residence and I had paid taxes to Canada for last 8 years.
 
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issteven

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Jan 2, 2014
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I did not update address, since I own the house and rest of my family lives in the house IRCC had the address for in their books.

From the link above: "We usually only mail letters, notices and other documents to addresses in Canada."

Based on my experience and instructions from IRCC, I don't see any issue leaving Canada after application is sent as log as one has Canadian address and is ready to return to Canada in short notice.

They did not ask me anything about my location when in interview. Would they have asked I would of course have told them the truth.

I also had plenty of buffer on my Canadian residence and I had paid taxes to Canada for last 8 years.
Did the interviewer ask you about your current job/work?
 

terulinkarezinka

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Alberta, Canada
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It's amazing how traffic to this site, and the posts have vastly fallen in number.. From 8th April to date, a full month, there are just 3 new posts !! :(:eek:
You're quite hazardous with the word amazing lol. Juts kidding. Checking every day, anxiously waiting for CIC to resume. The only comfort I have is that my test and interview is done already, and immigration officer said "now just wait for the oath invite". Wishing everyone good luck and patience :)
 

el02220

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Sep 3, 2019
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I understand that they cant schedule tests and oath ceremonies, but it seems that they have stopped looking at applications all together. They can still issue AOR and put applications to process cant they ?
 

issteven

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Jan 2, 2014
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I understand that they cant schedule tests and oath ceremonies, but it seems that they have stopped looking at applications all together. They can still issue AOR and put applications to process cant they ?
I think IRCC employees are not working now.
 

memo1212

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Jan 5, 2020
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37 % on test invite and test interview date. in April and May.
It seems they are not working.
are not they suppose to work from home?
 

Flandernss

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Mar 5, 2019
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I guess it depends on the province? Quebec (therefore presumably their CIC offices) is rolling back on the lockdown this week.

Yes they should work from hom but your files are in paper, are they not?