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How long can security check last?

CanadaSimple

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It’s CISIS, I have read that some people had luck contacting them but I would not expect them being able to tell you much.

They redacted the security check start date in our notes.
How do you know that it was CSIS who redacted your security start date?
 

CanadaSimple

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With my spouse's entry everything was legal. However, the entry was in temporary status and later I started sponsorship. I don't know if this is a bad sign for some agencies or not.
 

k.h.p.

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With my spouse's entry everything was legal. However, the entry was in temporary status and later I started sponsorship. I don't know if this is a bad sign for some agencies or not.
There is nothing wrong with that, and provided they entered legally as you've said, there is no flag for security here.

However, what nationality is your spouse? Where have they lived in the world, etc? The process for security checks includes verifying information with countries that share immigration data with Canada. It can be quite a long process.
 

shalenabennie

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shalenabennie, is it really CBSA that performs security screening? Not RCMP? Also, does ss means that CBSA doesn't like the way my spouse entered the country, so they started ss?
They won't say the reason for ss being fine on an applicant. It varies. Their nationality, travel history, things like this Cic does not conduct the ss. CBSA does the check with partners such as rcmp csis ect. It sucks and its long. But eventually it will be over and you'll get ppr
 
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AlgCad0218

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How do you know that it was CSIS who redacted your security start date?
It’s the agent that processed my access to information request that redacted the information that pertains to the security check. There are three notes in this regard, one is partially redacted and two are completely blank. CSIS is the government agency in charge of processing security checks with CBSA. I didn’t know the last part that’s why I thought CSIS was processing our check.

https://www.canada.ca/en/security-intelligence-service/services/security-screening-for-immigration-and-citizenship-applications.html
 

mashulia_26

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For our inland sponsoring case the security check is going on for like 5 month now. I believe that this is the only thing that is left, as we received AIP couple of month ago. We could wait more but there is a need for the principal applicant to visit the home country asap.
So I have several questions:
1. Are there any standards/estimates/statistics how long the security check could last?
2. We don't know anything about PA that might be suspicious from the security point of view. Is there any way to know what is the reason for the delay? Is there a way to contact the agency that performs the security check? IRCC says that this has nothing to do with them, so we shouldn't contact them about the matter.
3. If the request was sent to the country of origin of PA than how long they will wait for the response? What happens if the country of origin never responds?
Thank you for any input!
I've been living in Canada since the age of 14, was international student and never was out of status.....still, my application took longer than 12 months so it just depends on your luck, they might randomly choose your file and do ss
 

CanadaSimple

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Does getting under the ss means that my spouse will have trouble entering the country back before the process is finished?