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January 2021 - Citizenship Applicants

BNS007

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Dec 14, 2018
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Call the IRCC call center at around 8 AM local time. Get an agent on the line. Tell him/her "I'd like to know my application number since I've not received an AOR". Then provide UCI/DOB and other details that the agent might ask. This option might work. Doesn't matter if you don't get an AOR (several September / October applicants never received an AOR but they called IRCC and asked for their application numbers). Once you get the application number, you can go ahead and register on the New Citizenship status Dashboard and check your status from there.
Hey, Thanks for the suggestion. It helped!

It's just that I didn't want to consume IRCC customer support resources which could be more helpful to someone else who actually needed it. I thought as I don't have any rush, I would just try to send a webform and see if I get useful information on my application. But it didn't help.

So I called this morning. Agent was very helpful. He verified all the usual information and told me that my file is still not in their system. He then put me on hold for several minutes to verify further. Upon return, he told me that everything looks fine. I just need to wait till my application is uploaded in the system to get my AOR. (Based on his response, I am just guessing that he was trying to validate if they at least have my submitted online application somewhere in their other system.)

Though the information I got from the agent was as expected, at least this call was way more helpful than getting totally irrelevant generic response to my webform inquiry.
 
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BNS007

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It seems like this is their new generic response for any inquiries about online applications. I do hope that you simply didn't get the email from them. Give them a call tomorrow and hear what they say.

Surprisingly, my ATIP request has not been fulfilled yet which is concerning. I already contacted my MP office about my online application and they are looking into it, but I don't have high hopes anyway. IRCC will simply say that I need to wait lol.
Exactly! I am happy not to receive any response rather than getting totally irrelevant generic response even after trying to close all the potential generic reply loopholes! That was the frustrating part!

I am ok to wait for AOR even after already waiting for 5 and half months. I am ok if my application is moving slowly. It's this lack of update and on top of it such general responses! Anyways, I am happy that agent on the call was helpful today. :)
 

KMD1

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Jun 4, 2021
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IRCC must publish a date for AORs issued against online applications, similar to what they do for paper applications. It will bring some transparency and also save them the time taken to reply to individual queries. With lockdowns being lifted everywhere, I am sure their staff must be coming back to work in bigger numbers.
 

engray

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IRCC must publish a date for AORs issued against online applications, similar to what they do for paper applications. It will bring some transparency and also save them the time taken to reply to individual queries. With lockdowns being lifted everywhere, I am sure their staff must be coming back to work in bigger numbers.
I suggest that we all submit a feedback form from here https://secure.cic.gc.ca/feedback-retroaction/form-forme-eng.aspx?type=3 about e-applications and that we need a similar status updates on AORs for paper based applications.
 
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Canada
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
2243
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Doc's Request.
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Nomination.....
07-05-2014
Med's Request
26-06-2014 (Self MR + RPRF for both) & 31-07-2014 (Spouse MR),
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06-07-2014 (Self) & 18-08-2014 (Spouse)
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Category........
QSW
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
3112
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
App. Filed.......
07-07-2016
AOR Received.
14-11-2016
Med's Request
22-12-2016
Med's Done....
11-01-2017
Passport Req..
27-10-2017
VISA ISSUED...
07-11-2017
LANDED..........
24-12-2017
New tracker has an Update

Citizenship test in Progress.

I am tensed, no email YET.


Status updated today

I was tracking every day, nothing was there Last night, Now when i log in i saw this, YET no email.

My timeline applicants check yours too.. Thank you all


Your citizenship application status: In progress
Your next steps (1)
  • Take the citizenship test
    Citizenship test Waiting on you
    You have been scheduled to take the citizenship test online. Read the invitation you will receive carefully.
    • You need to take your online citizenship test between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021.
    • Contact the office that sent the invitation if you
      • can’t or don’t want to do the test online
      • need to reschedule
      • have any questions
Application history

  • Jun 25, 2021


    Scheduled for citizenship test

    Citizenship test

    You've been scheduled to take citizenship test online between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021. Information and instructions will be sent to you.
  • Jun 16, 2021


    Citizenship test activity status updated

    Citizenship test

    Citizenship test status has been updated to In progress
  • May 11, 2021


    Background verification activity status updated

    Background verification

    Background verification status has been updated to Completed
  • Mar 16, 2021


    Application filed


    We have received your application and have begun to process your application. Information about next steps and required action items will be coming soon.
 
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rajkamalmohanram

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Apr 29, 2015
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New tracker has an Update

Citizenship test in Progress.

I am tensed, no email YET.


Status updated today

I was tracking every day, nothing was there Last night, Now when i log in i saw this, YET no email.

My timeline applicants check yours too.. Thank you all


Your citizenship application status: In progress
Your next steps (1)
  • Take the citizenship test
    Citizenship test Waiting on you
    You have been scheduled to take the citizenship test online. Read the invitation you will receive carefully.
    • You need to take your online citizenship test between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021.
    • Contact the office that sent the invitation if you
      • can’t or don’t want to do the test online
      • need to reschedule
      • have any questions
Application history

  • Jun 25, 2021


    Scheduled for citizenship test

    Citizenship test

    You've been scheduled to take citizenship test online between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021. Information and instructions will be sent to you.
  • Jun 16, 2021


    Citizenship test activity status updated

    Citizenship test

    Citizenship test status has been updated to In progress
  • May 11, 2021


    Background verification activity status updated

    Background verification

    Background verification status has been updated to Completed
  • Mar 16, 2021


    Application filed


    We have received your application and have begun to process your application. Information about next steps and required action items will be coming soon.
You'll receive an email one or 2 days before the test date. Good luck!
 
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cyberkodi

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Jun 14, 2021
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Anyone knows the latest date of AOR received for online applications made in January?
 
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jackbauer

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Feb 15, 2017
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Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
NDVO
App. Filed.......
1 July
Nomination.....
N/A
AOR Received.
01-07-2017
Med's Request
Upfront
Med's Done....
21 Apr 17
LANDED..........
01-12-2017
Anyone knows the latest date of AOR received for online applications made in January?
Last I heard was for a FB applicant on Jan 10th. No further news from there..
 

Gorbv.01

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Aug 14, 2017
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Just checked status of my wife's application (sgorbv in the tracker ) and there is similar information about scheduled test : You've been scheduled to take citizenship test online between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021. That's surprising since the application (on paper) has been sent end of January, after my electronic application, which is still without AOR
 
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ankz001

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Just checked status of my wife's application (sgorbv in the tracker ) and there is similar information about scheduled test : You've been scheduled to take citizenship test online between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021. That's surprising since the application (on paper) has been sent end of January, after my electronic application, which is still without AOR
@Gorbv.01 Congrats. When did you apply online before paper one? Did you withdraw that?
 

KMD1

Member
Jun 4, 2021
15
9
Just checked status of my wife's application (sgorbv in the tracker ) and there is similar information about scheduled test : You've been scheduled to take citizenship test online between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021. That's surprising since the application (on paper) has been sent end of January, after my electronic application, which is still without AOR
That's great. Glad it worked out for you. Still waiting on my Jan 20 application AOR
 

Gorbv.01

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Aug 14, 2017
25
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@Gorbv.01 Congrats. When did you apply online before paper one? Did you withdraw that?
Sorry, I just poorly explained. In fact there were two different applications - mine is electronic on Jan19 and I am still waiting for the AOR. But for my wife and small kids we've prepared a paper one, sent one week later than me and voilà - the old plain paper application turns out to be faster way to get at least a test. However I am still hoping that soon I'll have my AOR and next steps won't be that long