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ETA application (with a criminal record) not processing.

seithr

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Oct 17, 2018
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Hey, I have submitted my ETA quite a few months ago. However my situation isn't quite the standard as I have a DUI from 8 years ago.. Upon submitting my request I was asked to supply these criminal documents such as court record/police report. These took quite some time to dig up but eventually I was able to submit the required documents via my IRCC account before the deadline. Once I submitted these forms I did not received any reply from Canada immigration. Its been over a month since submitting my documents and my application status still states that mine hasn't even been viewed yet. I have also sent an official inquiry via the help center regarding my application and I also received no reply. I'm beginning to get worried that my application has been ignored/lost somehow...

I'm quite lost as to what I can do at this point. Does it usually take this long for my application to even be viewed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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scylla

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Hey, I have submitted my ETA quite a few months ago. However my situation isn't quite the standard as I have a DUI from 8 years ago.. Upon submitting my request I was asked to supply these criminal documents such as court record/police report. These took quite some time to dig up but eventually I was able to submit the required documents via my IRCC account before the deadline. Once I submitted these forms I did not received any reply from Canada immigration. Its been over a month since submitting my documents and my application status still states that mine hasn't even been viewed yet. I have also sent an official inquiry via the help center regarding my application and I also received no reply. I'm beginning to get worried that my application has been ignored/lost somehow...

I'm quite lost as to what I can do at this point. Does it usually take this long for my application to even be viewed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yes - this is normal for an application where a DUI is involved.

I don't believe the eTA can be approved unless you apply for and are approved for rehabilitation first. Have you done that yet?
 

seithr

Newbie
Oct 17, 2018
5
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Finally received the expected result. I was declined an ETA. Moving onto applying for criminal rehabilitation.