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Kitchener local office after Bill C6

Discussion in 'Citizenship' started by pepe84, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Hello folks,

    I thought of creating this new thread for citizenship applicants post-October 11, 2017 who live in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding towns. Just an FYI, our applications will be processed in the IRCC office located at 29 Duke St E, Kitchener.

    Please share your updates here on test invites, interview and oath ceremonies.

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  2. Represent!

    I'm in the November batch, Delivered Nov 8th.

    Just an FYI, I know of people that applied pre-Oct 11th (one in March, one in May), and one of them was informed that there's current a severe lack of citizenship judges in the region, meaning that Oath ceremonies can happen several months after the interview has been completed/decision has been made. I hope this changes going forward, but let's see. The process up to the interview was quite smooth though.
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  3. Thanks for replying and for the updates. I know a case who got their citizenship in less than 6 month in this office, but it happened early this year. Maybe the office went back to slow mode and perhaps this explains why the AoRs are being sent so slowly to October applicants who belong to this office?

    Anyways, let's keep all updates here.

  4. I'm in the October batch, Delivered on Oct 13th.

    Still waiting for AoR...

    I don't know how long does it take to have AoR
  5. I am from Cambridge
    Application Delivered on Oct 13th
    AOR not yet
  6. Application sent on October 12 and received on October 16. No AOR yet. From Waterloo
  7. Also Oct 16 applicant and no AOR here, but I thought AOR is sent from Sydney and has nothing to do with local office?
  8. Correct. Local office is irrelevant when it comes to AOR.
  9. Yes, AoR comes from Sydney, this thread is just for applicants from Kitchener Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge who have received AoR. Please come back to this thread once you received your AoR.

    So far only one applicant from Cambridge @CanadaApplication126 has gone into processing. Please @CanadaApplication126 post your updates in this thread.
  10. #10 pepe84, Nov 29, 2017 at 9:34 AM
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
    Kitchener local office may be slow this year, I am about to believe that most of the people awaiting for AoR belong to this office. No one has gone into processing yet, just one applicant @CanadaApplication126
  11. As you said AOR comes from Sydney, but then you said people belong to this office waiting for AOR is due to its being slower. I don't quite understand what you mean here.

    I am in Waterloo and still waiting for AOR (Oct 16 applicant).
  12. Yes I wasn't very clear, let me explain my theory. Maybe CPC-Sydney is sending those random AoRs based on the capacity of local offices to process applications. It seems a lot of October applicants from Kitchener are in queue for AoR while just a few have got AoRs so far, none have got their applications into processing yet except one applicant. Hope this makes sense now.

  13. Got my AOR email last night and can access ecas now. I'm not in any spreadsheet

  14. Seems logical guess....
  15. My friend and I sent our applications from Waterloo together on October 11 in separate envelopes. Both were received on October 13 at the same time. My friend got his AOR on Nov 14 and I got mine on Nov 23. My friend’s app’s status changed to ‘In Process’ on Nov 27, while mine still says ‘Application received’. I’m in the spreadsheet, but my friend is not as he is not on this forum. Here is his timeline, if someone would like to add him.

    App sent: October 11
    App received: October 13
    App type: Single
    No of days: 1425
    Location: Waterloo
    AOR: Nov 13
    IP: Nov 27
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