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How long can security check last?

sparknotes

Star Member
Jul 5, 2011
145
25
Ottawa
AOR Received.
23-05-2018
Lol I am AOR May, 2018. Security started in June, 2018. CSIS sent report back to CBSA on January, 2019. Now security final check is pending with CBSA eversince.
If you are under security screening it can take anywhere from 6 months to 24 months or even more, so there's no timeline. Contacting MPs, Ministries, IRCC, CBSA, CSIS, ordering GCMS nothing can help you unfortunately.
 

sparknotes

Star Member
Jul 5, 2011
145
25
Ottawa
AOR Received.
23-05-2018
I ordered CSIS notes and when they finishes your security screening, they tells you when they received the request from CBSA and when they send it back to them, if it's in processing then they only tells you that it's with them and don't disclose the dates.

The process is: IRCC (Short lists candidates for SS) - CBSA (Forwards request to CSIS) - CSIS (Does the checks and then send the report back to CBSA) - CBSA ( Based on CSIS report, conducts further review, once done send final report to IRCC) - IRCC (Review and closing)
 

sparknotes

Star Member
Jul 5, 2011
145
25
Ottawa
AOR Received.
23-05-2018
I have seen cases as long as 10 years, but those are way more complicated cases where people are involved in wars, detention, refugees, etc. Read some of the court cases from the Federal court website and you will see but for express for 95% cases it's from 6 months to 24 months max.
 

alexiich

Full Member
Nov 9, 2018
29
9
Waterloo
Category........
App. Filed.......
08-01-2018
AOR Received.
12-02-2018
Med's Request
28-06-2018
Med's Done....
05-07-2018
LANDED..........
04-10-2019
My SS case have been done. Usually for chinese people, it will take around 10 months, but I saw someone got finished around 6~8 months.
 
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alexiich

Full Member
Nov 9, 2018
29
9
Waterloo
Category........
App. Filed.......
08-01-2018
AOR Received.
12-02-2018
Med's Request
28-06-2018
Med's Done....
05-07-2018
LANDED..........
04-10-2019
Hi, may I ask how long have your security check taken? Spouse sponsorship inside or outside Canada?
It took me 10 months. I am inland sponsorship applicant. But I think the SS is not depending on program, it is depending on your nationality.
 

jerry22880

Hero Member
Aug 23, 2019
212
45
China
It took me 10 months. I am inland sponsorship applicant. But I think the SS is not depending on program, it is depending on your nationality.
I see. From now on, I need to prepare well for waiting for a very long period. Thank you for sharing your experience with me.
 

johanex

Star Member
Sep 7, 2017
78
12
Category........
FSW
App. Filed.......
29-06-2019
I see. From now on, I need to prepare well for waiting for a very long period. Thank you for sharing your experience with me.
Same boat, yesterday I received ADR for Cv+form, people told me it's for SS.
I will just forget about Canada for now and live my life.
 

MB from Ott

Star Member
Jul 31, 2018
51
16
We're in month 11 of SS now (PA from Syria). May 2018 Outland applicant. Expecting CBSA notes sometime this week...got IRCC notes and MP check-in last week. Waiting, waiting, waiting...
 

am1978

Newbie
Dec 12, 2012
8
0
Has anyone here been able to get CBSA notes (not GCMS) from outside of Canada ? Please let me know. Thanks.
 
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