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Criminal rehabilitation - my experience

ThisStinks11

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Sep 13, 2018
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I am currently going through this process now. My boyfriend completed this process last year. Here is his experience. Sent in the CR application, with no reference letters on May 26, 2017. He sent it to the New York, NY location as we live in western New York. He received an email with the "OK" on October 20, 2016. So his process took about 5 months. We are both US citizens. I sent my application in, without reference letters, but with a copy of an award I won in my profession, on September 4th. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted if I hear anything back.
 
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Raoul1865

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May 13, 2018
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Still patiently waiting... sent application on 23rd April 2018. Got an email in a July application put in the processing queue. Roll on October still ........ CANADA Immigration-Sydney office
 

hamilton88

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Aug 20, 2018
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Still patiently waiting... sent application on 23rd April 2018. Got an email in a July application put in the processing queue. Roll on October still ........ CANADA Immigration-Sydney office
Also sent the IMM1444 to the Sydney office. Submitted mid May 2018 and received a reference number late July. Hopefully you hear from them soon!
 

Raoul1865

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May 13, 2018
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Frustrating wait. Applied 23rd April 2018 to Sydney office and still no end insight. Travel is imminent and have advised them but still waiting a review by Immigration Officer! 8months and counting....
 

APD

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Jun 28, 2017
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Torontro
Category........
PNP
Job Offer........
Yes
Frustrating wait. Applied 23rd April 2018 to Sydney office and still no end insight. Travel is imminent and have advised them but still waiting a review by Immigration Officer! 8months and counting....
Never mind waiting for 8 months. I've been waiting for 10 months so far. Nothing updated. Merry Christmas.
 

Raoul1865

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May 13, 2018
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Hi All,

Just thought I will share my experience my Rehab Application all approved. Did it all myself and was eventually successful. Patience is the key.
 

matrixzero

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Dec 18, 2018
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Hi All,

Just thought I will share my experience my Rehab Application all approved. Did it all myself and was eventually successful. Patience is the key.
Hello,
congratulations!!!
For my case, I already have the work permit in Sep 2018, and I applied for the visa at 12th Oct. I have been waiting over 2 months...
Do not know what happened, very anxious. Anything you can share?
 

Raoul1865

Member
May 13, 2018
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Hello,
congratulations!!!
For my case, I already have the work permit in Sep 2018, and I applied for the visa at 12th Oct. I have been waiting over 2 months...
Do not know what happened, very anxious. Anything you can share?
Hi Matrixzero

2months is like nothing I would say in about 3-4 months time send them a gentle reminder to check if your application has been received and if you could be given a file number and then you will be advise they have put it in the processing Q. after 4 months of that send them another reminder asking for an update. As I said patience and heaps of it will get you across the finish line. And of course a strong application as well.
 

matrixzero

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Dec 18, 2018
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Hi Matrixzero

2months is like nothing I would say in about 3-4 months time send them a gentle reminder to check if your application has been received and if you could be given a file number and then you will be advise they have put it in the processing Q. after 4 months of that send them another reminder asking for an update. As I said patience and heaps of it will get you across the finish line. And of course a strong application as well.
Thank you for this!
 
Apr 21, 2019
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Well, I applied for a new eTA, stating that I needed to have one that accurately reflected my situation (disclosure of criminal record etc).

So I applied, after just over a week, my old eTA was cancelled and my new eTA was approved.
How did you go about reapplying for your new eta? My boyfriend is in the same position but I’m unsure as to whether he needs to just apply as a new one and include everything? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

soliloquy

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Nov 3, 2016
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How did you go about reapplying for your new eta? My boyfriend is in the same position but I’m unsure as to whether he needs to just apply as a new one and include everything? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I just applied for one as if it was the first time, but made sure to mention that I already had one, gave the number for the old one, and told them I wanted a new one that reflected my circumstances and included the approval number for the rehabilitation. I got it approved very quickly.

It all worked out, I now have PR.
 
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rtsmith1929

Newbie
May 11, 2019
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Timeline update:

I'm in a situation where I need to enter Canada from time to time for work. Initially when I got this job, I was one year shy of being eligible for rehabilitation. Criminal rehabilitation processing times were advertised at about one year. So I applied for a 2 year TRP which allowed me to travel into Canada in the meantime. I applied for the rehab as soon as I became eligible. All were approved and the timeline follows:

9/26- TRP application submitted
2/21- TRP application approved (2 year TRP)
6/23- (The day that I became eligible for rehabilitation) criminal rehabilitation application submitted.
10/21- received an email from the consulate that my application for criminal rehab was received and placed in the processing queue.
3/4- application for criminal rehabilitation approved


I hope this helps someone