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February 2019 Citizenship Applicants

vinaj

Hero Member
Nov 3, 2014
692
75
Calgary
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Location: Calgary
Application Sent: 29 Jan 2019
Application received in Sydney: 1 Feb 2019
Physical presence: 1104
Application type: Family (2)
AOR : Awaiting
 
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click.trick

Hero Member
May 22, 2014
854
117
Chilliwack, BC
Hello

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Name: Click.trick
Location: Chilliwack BC
Family members: 2
Application sent: February 11, 2019
Application received: not yet
Physical presence: 1168
 

rajkalra007

Full Member
Apr 10, 2017
20
2
Wow. What a day we had. Today my wife and I took our citizenship oath this morning in Vancouver on Expo Blvd. It was a beautiful ceremony. We took the oath twice, once in English and again in French. As this is Black History Month, we heard a wonderful address from a prominent BC civil rights attorney from Somalia. Everything went smoothly as planned today, although there were a few minor deviations that occured. Nothing adverse or serious but thought I would mention them.

First, at the ceremony, we checked in. We arrived with all the documents requested in our oath invitation notice:
  • this notice;
  • 2 pieces of personal identification, one of which has your photograph and signature on it; (e.g. driver's license, health card, Permanent Resident Card); Note: minors are not required to show identification with a signature.
  • All of the original documents in your possession – Immigration Record of Landing (IMM1000) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM5292 or IMM5688);
  • Permanent Resident Card (if you have a landing document and a Permanent Resident Card, you must bring both of them);
  • All original passports and travel documents in your possession (current and expired);
  • (optional) a holy book, of your choice, if you wish to use one to swear the Oath of Citizenship;
  • a signed copy of the Permission Release and Consent form (included with this notice).
It turned out that they did not ask for our foreign passports or COPR document. They only asked for our PR cards and Driver License. (I will miss those PR cards. They served us well =o) )

We asked about legal name changes and we were informed that, yes, we would be required to apply for a new Citizenship Certificate if we apply for a legal name change with the province. They suggested it is easier/cheaper to do a legal name change before reaching the Decision Made point in the citizenship application process. Once the name change certificate has been issued by the province, it is forwarded by the applicant to the IRCC who apply the new name to the pending application. In this case, the initial citizenship oath and certificate are administered and issued in the new name from the start which is then used apply for the new Canadian passport in the new name after taking the oath.

The only exception to this rule, as someone already posted on this thread previously, is if changing to a married name of a spouse when the spouse's family name is on the marriage certificate. In this case, only the marriage certificate is needed to assume the new family name. They said to allow at least 90 days to receive a new Citizenship Certificate with the new name.

The biggest surprise of the day was when we attempted to apply for our new Canadian passports. According to the Canadian Passport agency web site, one should wait 3 business days before applying. During the citizenship ceremony, the presiding clerk advised we should wait 2 days before applying for the passport. However, when we went in to the passport office in the afternoon to inquire more specifically, the reception agent scanned the bar code on the back of our new citizenship certificates and found that our information was already in the system and they were able to accept our passport applications the same day. It would seem if anyone needs to submit their application as early as possible after taking the oath, by all means go to the nearest passport Office and make the attempt on the day of the oath. At least in our case, the staff were quite helpful in determining how soon it can be done.

When applying in person, they did not need copies of our IDs (they said they are needed only if mailing the application). The only ID the passport office needed when applying in person was our Driver License and the new Citizenship Certificate. They mentioned that when we renew in ten years as long as there has been no major change in indentity (name, gender, etc), they will only need our old passport and new passport photos. The certificate and IDs are no longer needed.

Hope this detail helps anyone.

this was very helpful...
 

rajkalra007

Full Member
Apr 10, 2017
20
2
Please update....

ID: rajkalra007
Location: Milton
Add Type: Family (2)
Physical Presence Days: 1605
App sent: 02/06/2019
App Delivered: 02/11/2019
 

Khaled_Youssef

Full Member
May 20, 2014
35
6
Ottawa
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
CPC-Ottawa
NOC Code......
11232
App. Filed.......
11-July- 2014
Nomination.....
PER: 06-Nov-2014
File Transfer...
Waiting
Med's Request
20 - April - 2015
Med's Done....
27 - April - 2015
Passport Req..
08 - May - 2015
VISA ISSUED...
09 - June - 2015
LANDED..........
29-10-2015
Please add me

Location: Ottawa
Add Type: Family (4)
Physical Presence Days: 1170
App sent: 02/07/2019
App Delivered: 02/11/2019
 

nilyam

Star Member
Aug 16, 2011
130
22
Calgary
Category........
Hello plese add me:
ID: nilyam
Location: Calgary
App Sent: January 29
Recieved: February 1
# of days: 1825

Thank you.
 

Sackville

Newbie
Jan 5, 2019
4
0
Hello,

I am seeking clarification to be sure what I am reading on the new Citizenship form is as I am interpreting it. You no longer need to produce PCC if the 183days spent was before you landed in Canada or you became PR within the eligibility period.

I will be glad if someone can assist?

Thanks
 

Mohsin aziz

Star Member
Feb 4, 2019
79
10
Kindly add me to the Feb spreadsheet..
ID: mianmohsinaziz
Location: Mississauga
App type: Single female
Physical presence days: 1367
App sent: 12/02/2019
App delivered: 14/02/2019
 

krisbalar

Full Member
Feb 14, 2019
28
13
Please add me
ID: krisbalar
Location: Burlington
App type: Single
Physical presence days: 1810
App sent: 12/02/2019
App received: 14/02/2019
 
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katyspring

Hero Member
Nov 17, 2010
548
85
Tehran,Iran
Category........
Visa Office......
Damascus/Transferred to Warsaw on 30/03/2011
NOC Code......
3131
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
21/12/2010
Doc's Request.
Submitted with application/PCC included
AOR Received.
09/03/2011
IELTS Request
Submitted with application
File Transfer...
30/03/2011
Med's Request
29/09/2011
Med's Done....
06/10/2011
Passport Req..
16/12/2011
VISA ISSUED...
23/01/2012
Hi everyone. Could you please add me to the spreadsheet?

ID: Katyspring
Location : Vancouver
App type : single
Physical presence: 1286
App sent : 06/02/2019
App received : 11/02/2019