wonderful congratulationsUpdate: I received confirmation that I will be rescheduled for the in-person oath on the 6th. Guess I might see you in-person @savj
And alas, the final tale of the tape for my citizenship application:
Citizenship Application Status
CPC: Toronto; Type: Single; PPD: 1115;
Sent: Oct 06, 2020; Delivered: Oct 09, 2020; AOR: Jan 28, 2021;
IP: Feb 23, 2021;
Test: Feb 27, 2022;
PP RQ: May 06, 2022;
Interview: Jul 14, 2022;
DM: Nov 22, 2022;
Oath Letter: Nov 30, 2022
Oath: Jan 06, 2023
This means the full process has taken 2 years, 2 months, 26 days. The timeline given was 12 months back in October 2020.
If I have any advice to offer myself back when I started my 5 year journey of dealing with the IRCC as a complex applicant (during both PR Card + Citizenship), it would be this one: everything is possible to those who persist and I should NOT take no for an answer. I should persist by calling/e-mailing my MP till they help; persist by calling IRCC for updates; persist by submitting frequent Webforms for updates; persist by submitting frequent ATIP requests. If all else fails and the file has exceeded the normal processing time, I should consider seeking a Writ of Mandamus as this seems to get IRCC working on the file no matter the complexity.
While it seems like the whole system is out to get you, it only takes that one wonderful, empathetic soul to make the world of a difference. And one can only find them by persisting.