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immicow

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Jan 9, 2020
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Anyone here got the passport request yet?
We are FSW, currently in US.
We got new picture request last Monday, and they received it on Wednesday. How long does it take till we get our visa & passport back? TIA
that's good news. I think it should depend how well your local VO is functioning and how many applicants are there in US currently.
 
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Drajesh

Full Member
Mar 24, 2020
24
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Mine earlier GCMS notes (and webform inquiry; since past 1 year or so) for the security check status was "not initiated". However, on the recent webform inquiry, I received the following response:
"Furthermore, we verified the information on file and can confirm that:
• The background verifications are in process.
• Due to COVID-19, IRCC is experiencing processing delays and we can't give accurate processing times for most types of applications. Our ability to review and process applications is also being affected."

Does this mean they have started the security check? Or is it just a manner of saying that the security has not been started yet? @legalfalcon.
 

immicow

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Jan 9, 2020
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Mine earlier GCMS notes (and webform inquiry; since past 1 year or so) for the security check status was "not initiated". However, on the recent webform inquiry, I received the following response:
"Furthermore, we verified the information on file and can confirm that:
• The background verifications are in process.
• Due to COVID-19, IRCC is experiencing processing delays and we can't give accurate processing times for most types of applications. Our ability to review and process applications is also being affected."

Does this mean they have started the security check? Or is it just a manner of saying that the security has not been started yet? @legalfalcon.
background process includes security and criminality. So here they are not specific. You should have asked the question in a specific way with IRCC. They usually make a blanket statement. Happened to me when I submitted a inquiry on webform. Unless you spell out the specific stages they wont answer it.
 
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Drajesh

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Mar 24, 2020
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background process includes security and criminality. So here they are not specific. You should have asked the question in a specific way with IRCC. They usually make a blanket statement. Happened to me when I submitted a inquiry on webform. Unless you spell out the specific stages they wont answer it.
My query was as follows:
"Request you to provide the details relating to followings: 1. My medicals expired early march, however I have neither received any exemption notification or re-medical request. Can you please update on this? 2. Has my security background check started yet? It has been appearing as not initiated since past 6 months or so. 3. Has the officer review on my file been completed? It has been appearing as review required for exemption application since past 6 months."
Do you think this was not specific enough? Should I have asked any other way??
 

AishB

Hero Member
Sep 29, 2020
674
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Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
CIO
NOC Code......
2146
App. Filed.......
13-02-2021
AOR Received.
13-02-2021
My query was as follows:
"Request you to provide the details relating to followings: 1. My medicals expired early march, however I have neither received any exemption notification or re-medical request. Can you please update on this? 2. Has my security background check started yet? It has been appearing as not initiated since past 6 months or so. 3. Has the officer review on my file been completed? It has been appearing as review required for exemption application since past 6 months."
Do you think this was not specific enough? Should I have asked any other way??
One possibility, your file has not been picked up.
When they do, based on the requirement, the medicals may be extended or asked for a re-medical.
One way to ask specifically is:
Eligibility
Criminality
Security
Info Sharing
Misrepresentation
 
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ruan

Member
Oct 28, 2019
14
8
It's not just FSW Outlanders from India, believe me. It's the same everywhere. I applied from Jordan in March 2020. I was just wondering is it possible that another year could pass without any progress? :(
We're unable to make any realistic plans for our future anymore.
I'm also FSW-outland and my application has been approved since 10 October 2020, but I haven't received any request to retake the medical and I haven't received any medical extension. My AOR date is 1 March 2020. I sent a webform inquiry 3 weeks ago, but haven't received any response. We have all but given up on Canada at this point. It feels like they have failed me and are not honouring the agreement that was made. If you pay for a service you expect a service, but I have nothing to show for my efforts and application fees. My country is on the verge of a civil war with riots and looting going on uncontrolled, yet my application has been approved for 9 months already, but no visa. I have started interviewing for jobs in another country as I'm not going to sit another year in limbo waiting for Canada to wake up. Life must go on.
 

habibi123

Star Member
Nov 22, 2020
115
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I'm also FSW-outland and my application has been approved since 10 October 2020, but I haven't received any request to retake the medical and I haven't received any medical extension. My AOR date is 1 March 2020. I sent a webform inquiry 3 weeks ago, but haven't received any response. We have all but given up on Canada at this point. It feels like they have failed me and are not honouring the agreement that was made. If you pay for a service you expect a service, but I have nothing to show for my efforts and application fees. My country is on the verge of a civil war with riots and looting going on uncontrolled, yet my application has been approved for 9 months already, but no visa. I have started interviewing for jobs in another country as I'm not going to sit another year in limbo waiting for Canada to wake up. Life must go on.
Whichever road you pick, pls remember "God tests a man according to his measure - Armenian proverb" and might it give you confidence.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,675
9,250
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
@legalfalcon Hi Sir. Am I considered Canadian Permanent Resident starting on the day I receive COPR email, or only after my landing in Canada?

If you are in Canada and receive a COPR by email, which is dated, effective that date you become a PR.

IF you are not in Canada and have received a cOPR, only after you land in Canada and are admitted, effective the date of admission you will attain the PR status.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,675
9,250
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Mine earlier GCMS notes (and webform inquiry; since past 1 year or so) for the security check status was "not initiated". However, on the recent webform inquiry, I received the following response:
"Furthermore, we verified the information on file and can confirm that:
• The background verifications are in process.
• Due to COVID-19, IRCC is experiencing processing delays and we can't give accurate processing times for most types of applications. Our ability to review and process applications is also being affected."

Does this mean they have started the security check? Or is it just a manner of saying that the security has not been started yet? @legalfalcon.
BGC is. generic term used for Criminality, security and information sharing.

Unless you get a specific response that your security is in progress, it is difficult to gauge. Alternatively you can see your GCMS notes.

To read on security, see https://bit.ly/3apWglN
 
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Emong01

Member
Feb 12, 2020
19
8
India
Category........
PNP
Pre-Assessed..
Yes
Medical was extended on 12 May 2021, didnt see any other update after that 2 months already. AOR 14 March 2020. Frustrating