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File is with NDVO, Eligibility not started!!!

snehaabcd

Full Member
Sep 3, 2019
26
1
AOR: 18/12/2020
Medical passed: 21/01/2021
BIL: 21/01/2021
Called IRCC :23/02/2021
The agent said, file is with NDVO and Eligibility: Not started!!!
I have heard that files are moved to local visa offices after eligibility is recommended pass by the CIO, its been more then 2 months past AOR, still nothing has started, is it normal??
This "Not started" is some kind of new provision added by IRCC??
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

GursharandeepD

Full Member
Jan 14, 2021
24
9
AOR: 18/12/2020
Medical passed: 21/01/2021
BIL: 21/01/2021
Called IRCC :23/02/2021
The agent said, file is with NDVO and Eligibility: Not started!!!
I have heard that files are moved to local visa offices after eligibility is recommended pass by the CIO, its been more then 2 months past AOR, still nothing has started, is it normal??
This "Not started" is some kind of new provision added by IRCC??
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Agents do not have any information about NDVO once files get transferred, so apply for GCMS notes for proper information.
 

YouGotMeHere

Star Member
Sep 19, 2018
198
53
AOR: 18/12/2020
Medical passed: 21/01/2021
BIL: 21/01/2021
Called IRCC :23/02/2021
The agent said, file is with NDVO and Eligibility: Not started!!!
I have heard that files are moved to local visa offices after eligibility is recommended pass by the CIO, its been more then 2 months past AOR, still nothing has started, is it normal??
This "Not started" is some kind of new provision added by IRCC??
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Files can be moved to the Local Vo anytime in lieu of work load ballance, Local Employment Verifications, POF Verification, Issuance of PPR etc. There are varied reasons for that transfer and it's a natural process. Once the file is moved to the LVO, IRCC agents are not authroised to disclose you the current status. Eligibility is a succesive stage and is conclusivelly passed only after an Officer review has been done. Before that the Eligibility status can change multiple times in any Order from Not started >> Review Required >> Met >> Recomended Passed >> Passed. Given the above timelines, you might be at a Case Processing Agent Review stage that happens after R10 (Program assistant) check. Officer review should happen around or before May'21. You can order a set of GCMS by end of March to know more about your case status.
 

snehaabcd

Full Member
Sep 3, 2019
26
1
Sure, I was just curious, as I know, when files are transferred to local visa office the agents cant give any information, but the person on call told me first told me about the local visa office and then, eligibility and criminality not started, security is in process. He could have said," i can't give more info as file has been moved".
I am planning to order GCMS for better clarification.
Thanks for the input though!!!
 

AM2CAD

Full Member
Oct 9, 2020
24
8
India
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
2173
AOR Received.
10-12-2020
AOR: 18/12/2020
Medical passed: 21/01/2021
BIL: 21/01/2021
Called IRCC :23/02/2021
The agent said, file is with NDVO and Eligibility: Not started!!!
I have heard that files are moved to local visa offices after eligibility is recommended pass by the CIO, its been more then 2 months past AOR, still nothing has started, is it normal??
This "Not started" is some kind of new provision added by IRCC??
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
I also have similar timelines as yours. My file is transferred to NDVO sometime in mid feb. It is possible that files are moved to LVO at this early stage for load balancing.
 

YouGotMeHere

Star Member
Sep 19, 2018
198
53
I also have similar timelines as yours. My file is transferred to NDVO sometime in mid feb. It is possible that files are moved to LVO at this early stage for load balancing.
If your AOR falls in December, Most likely your Case Agent review would have been done and thats when the file is transfered to Local Visa office for the final Officer review and other verifications if needed. Keep a check on your account around late April until Mid of May when the Officer review should happen. Moreover, change of Background Verification status at times can also act as an indicator for the case progress. The Status would change from We're processing your BGC >> Your BGC is In Progress (agent review) >> We're Processing your BGC (officer review). Not all candidates would see the above status change but if it does, this could act as a rough indicator to monitor progress. Never the less, if you don;t see any updates / GU's until April end, you can order GCMS.
 
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frq1890

Full Member
Mar 3, 2021
23
10
Called IRCC today for latest update :
Profile : FSW-O
AOR : 03 Nov 2020
Medical passed : 10 December 2020
Biometrics done and updated: 01 March 2021
Criminality: Passed
Security : Not yet Started
Eligibility: Not yet Started
Visa Office : New Delhi

Not sure what it means and when I’ll get request to pay RPRF..

Also , is the eligibility check done before criminality check ?
 

AM2CAD

Full Member
Oct 9, 2020
24
8
India
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
2173
AOR Received.
10-12-2020
If your AOR falls in December, Most likely your Case Agent review would have been done and thats when the file is transfered to Local Visa office for the final Officer review and other verifications if needed. Keep a check on your account around late April until Mid of May when the Officer review should happen. Moreover, change of Background Verification status at times can also act as an indicator for the case progress. The Status would change from We're processing your BGC >> Your BGC is In Progress (agent review) >> We're Processing your BGC (officer review). Not all candidates would see the above status change but if it does, this could act as a rough indicator to monitor progress. Never the less, if you don;t see any updates / GU's until April end, you can order GCMS.
Thanks for the detailed reply. It helps a lot.
Surely I'll wait for one month then go for gcms.
 

snehaabcd

Full Member
Sep 3, 2019
26
1
Yeah GCMS is the only option to gain some clarity of the process.
Thanks for the detail response though.
 

NizJebin

Member
Mar 27, 2021
13
3
AOR: 18/12/2020
Medical passed: 21/01/2021
BIL: 21/01/2021
Called IRCC :23/02/2021
The agent said, file is with NDVO and Eligibility: Not started!!!
I have heard that files are moved to local visa offices after eligibility is recommended pass by the CIO, its been more then 2 months past AOR, still nothing has started, is it normal??
This "Not started" is some kind of new provision added by IRCC??
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Hi
Did you get an outcome yet?
 

snehaabcd

Full Member
Sep 3, 2019
26
1
Got my GCMS. Exactly same status. Eligibility not started. NDVO please wake up.
This is disheartening, I have also ordered my second GCMS notes which will arrive in the first week of July, but by looking at the trend I am not expecting anything from it.
 

Sharanm7

Star Member
Mar 23, 2019
193
89
Considering the travel restrictions has eased now, they should start working on all applications. My God, they are so used to of not working and now it is difficult for them to work I guess. :(