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March - 2019 Citizenship Applications

Selectedfew

Full Member
Oct 20, 2014
33
7
Please I require assistance. As at today using the calculator , I would have spent 1,113 days meaning I am eligible for citizenship.

But I am yet to file my tax for the 3rd year as I am yet to receive my T4 slip for 2018. Also I will need to wait till almost end of march to receive my 1st 60days RRSP contribution receipt to enable me file for tax towards end of March/ early April 2019.

Can I go ahead to apply now since I will be filling my 3rd tax year by End of march/ early April or should I wait till I have filed the 3rd Tax year. Your response will be highly appreciated. Theres a portion of the form which requires me to indicate the years I have filed for taxes also can I go ahead to say I have filed for taxes for the 3rd when I will just be doing that towards the end of march / early april
 

hisaca

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2012
222
4
Good step to have this rolling before March. The change in the form too has helped to clarify the PCC issue.
 

cursor18

Hero Member
May 31, 2015
405
130
Hi Yam,

Big up! Lol. I would wait until after the test to do the pictures. I wasnt invited to do the test until about the 6 month mark after submitting my application and didnt do the oath ceremony until the 10 month mark after submitting my application. Your pics cant be more than 6 months old so I'd just wait until you're further in the process. My application was straightforward too with no trips outside Canada in the eligibility period.
All the best.
I dont understand your comments. Sorry.
Its in the checklist of a Complete application to send 2 passport sized pics that are less than 6 months old
i.e if a complete application is sent 01 March 2019, the picture attached with the 01 March application cannot be older than 6 months i.e. 01 Sep 2018. Note that you also have to put the date behind the picture. Your pictures cannot be older than 6 months at the time of application (not at the time of processing)

Every application applied will have their pics older than 6 month once they start processing it anyways. As the processing time is around 12 months. Does that mean they will ask updated pics from every applicant. I think not. Did you not send your picture with the application too?
Or did I completely miss what you said.
 

cursor18

Hero Member
May 31, 2015
405
130
Please I require assistance. As at today using the calculator , I would have spent 1,113 days meaning I am eligible for citizenship.

But I am yet to file my tax for the 3rd year as I am yet to receive my T4 slip for 2018. Also I will need to wait till almost end of march to receive my 1st 60days RRSP contribution receipt to enable me file for tax towards end of March/ early April 2019.

Can I go ahead to apply now since I will be filling my 3rd tax year by End of march/ early April or should I wait till I have filed the 3rd Tax year. Your response will be highly appreciated. Theres a portion of the form which requires me to indicate the years I have filed for taxes also can I go ahead to say I have filed for taxes for the 3rd when I will just be doing that towards the end of march / early april
Am in a similar position, but my plan is completely different that yours. I too am eligible today, but will hold off until I can submit my tax 2018 and then apply by mid Mar or so
Yes, as per the application you can mark it as Yes to lodged (as by the time they process it, you would have applied it by then anyways)
But in case something comes up (some complications with tax,personal situation etc and you are not able to lodge it), then your CIC application would still say Lodged. But you may have not actually lodged.

CIC may return it back saying, incorrect/incomplete information. And you lose few months for it.
So I rather wait, submit my tax first and then apply a complete package in peace (losing one month in process vs many). This is my thought process only. You may or may not choose to follow it.
 

Mjaber

Full Member
Apr 25, 2014
38
2
Hi guys,
I intent to apply this March as well. Trying to collect the required documents. One of the requirements for my 6-years old child is two ids and one with photo!
I have his health card without a photo but couldn't find any other id with photo. Is the biographical page of his passport is acceptable. I should already provide that. Are they looking for different id ?
 

click.trick

Hero Member
May 22, 2014
854
117
Chilliwack, BC
Hi guys,
I intent to apply this March as well. Trying to collect the required documents. One of the requirements for my 6-years old child is two ids and one with photo!
I have his health card without a photo but couldn't find any other id with photo. Is the biographical page of his passport is acceptable. I should already provide that. Are they looking for different id ?
Yes for kids passport copy is a photo ID
 

YamPower

Champion Member
Jan 13, 2015
1,030
654
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
22-04-2015
Med's Done....
14-04-2015
Passport Req..
09-09-2015
VISA ISSUED...
23-09-2015
LANDED..........
13-11-2015
Hi Yam,

Big up! Lol. I would wait until after the test to do the pictures. I wasnt invited to do the test until about the 6 month mark after submitting my application and didnt do the oath ceremony until the 10 month mark after submitting my application. Your pics cant be more than 6 months old so I'd just wait until you're further in the process. My application was straightforward too with no trips outside Canada in the eligibility period.
All the best.
Big up! The checklist mentions including two (2) pictures so they must be included with the application. You want them to send back my application and make it take longer? Lol
 

YamPower

Champion Member
Jan 13, 2015
1,030
654
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
22-04-2015
Med's Done....
14-04-2015
Passport Req..
09-09-2015
VISA ISSUED...
23-09-2015
LANDED..........
13-11-2015
Just submitted my 2018 tax return this morning!
 

Novia2018

Full Member
Sep 8, 2018
20
5
Big up! The checklist mentions including two (2) pictures so they must be included with the application. You want them to send back my application and make it take longer? Lol
My bad Yam Power lol. I thought you were referring to the pics for the passport. I definitely want you to have smooth sailing like I did. All the best.
 
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YamPower

Champion Member
Jan 13, 2015
1,030
654
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
22-04-2015
Med's Done....
14-04-2015
Passport Req..
09-09-2015
VISA ISSUED...
23-09-2015
LANDED..........
13-11-2015
My bad Yam Power lol. I thought you were referring to the pics for the passport. I definitely want you to have smooth sailing like I did. All the best.
Yeah that will have to be a different set of pictures. It will be such a freeing feeling to finally have a passport so I don't need visas to go to all the places I'm dreaming of.
 

YamPower

Champion Member
Jan 13, 2015
1,030
654
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
22-04-2015
Med's Done....
14-04-2015
Passport Req..
09-09-2015
VISA ISSUED...
23-09-2015
LANDED..........
13-11-2015
Bump! Any other March 2019 people with tips or questions?
 

cursor18

Hero Member
May 31, 2015
405
130
Bump! Any other March 2019 people with tips or questions?
Sorted the Tax 2018 and now just a waiting game until mid March
Read a few posts where app was returned due to incorrect photos. Is there like a safe place to get photos? Am guessing Shoppers Drug Mart for now...
 

YamPower

Champion Member
Jan 13, 2015
1,030
654
Category........
Visa Office......
Kingston, Jamaica
NOC Code......
0213
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
22-04-2015
Med's Done....
14-04-2015
Passport Req..
09-09-2015
VISA ISSUED...
23-09-2015
LANDED..........
13-11-2015
Sorted the Tax 2018 and now just a waiting game until mid March
Read a few posts where app was returned due to incorrect photos. Is there like a safe place to get photos? Am guessing Shoppers Drug Mart for now...
I'm going to Pro Passport Photo next week. They have locations all over the place.

http://www.propassportphoto.ca/service.html

Just got my NOA this morning!
 
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aero_eng

Full Member
Nov 26, 2015
43
3
Visa Office......
CPC-M
App. Filed.......
26-11-2015
AOR Received.
30-05-2016
Med's Request
09-06-2016
Med's Done....
15-06-2016
LANDED..........
07-02-2017
Hello Everyone,

Application completed and ready to be sent on Monday (March 04, 2019).

Physical Presence at the time of application: 1095 days

Wishing everyone a speedy process.

Can someone share the spreadsheet for March applicants please?
 

Joshua1

Hero Member
Nov 18, 2013
946
461
Sorted the Tax 2018 and now just a waiting game until mid March
Read a few posts where app was returned due to incorrect photos. Is there like a safe place to get photos? Am guessing Shoppers Drug Mart for now...
Costco, hands down! It’s the cheapest and most reliable (they follow all the CIC instructions very well).
 
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