Why do you feel your delay is about this particular issue? I hope your new passport has info about your old/expired passport. Am I correct?Hi guys, I'm March 14 AOR FSW-O, it's 144 days and no news yet and really getting worried as BG has been NA since 7th June. Anyway going through my application again, I realized that when I took my IELTS last year I was on an old passport but by the time I submitted my application I had received a new passport and hence only uploaded biodata page of the new passport. Should I send an email informing them or is it fine?
Expired passport's information is usually given on the biographical data page of the new passport (e.g. previous passport no.). So if CIC has any confusion about that they can easily see that you had a passport previously, the number of which is given on your IELTS TRF as well as on your new passport. As far as I know, while submitting APR you only have to submit the biographical data page of your current valid passport. IELTS certificates are verified directly from IELTS website based on info such as full name, DOB and passport number. IELTS certificate doesn't become invalid if someone gets a new passport.
As long as you have the old passport number in your new passport, you are supposed to be fine. I think sending a mail to CIC can create confusion. If they think it's an issue they will communicate with you anyway and you will be able to explain. The fact that your application has been submitted 144 days back suggest they would have communicated with you by now if this had been an issue.
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