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March 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

destiny2016

Star Member
Jan 30, 2016
87
15
Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
NDVO
NOC Code......
1112
App. Filed.......
21-03-2016
Doc's Request.
24-03-2016
AOR Received.
21-03-2016
Passport Req..
15-11-2016
LANDED..........
19-01-2017
sad news from IRCC
"As a precautionary measure to stem the spread of #COVID19, IRCC is cancelling all citizenship ceremonies and citizenship tests as of March 14 until further notice."
This was expected...will probably be in place for atleast the next 3-4 weeks, hopefully not longer than that.

Are they still accepting new applications normally? I am planning to send mine out on March 24th. Are other March 2020 applicants still mailing out their packages as usual and getting receipts for delivery?
 
 

navid2014

Hero Member
Jul 9, 2014
515
156
This was expected...will probably be in place for atleast the next 3-4 weeks, hopefully not longer than that.

Are they still accepting new applications normally? I am planning to send mine out on March 24th. Are other March 2020 applicants still mailing out their packages as usual and getting receipts for delivery?
You should consider mailing it as there is no news from CIC that they are not accepting new application.
 

John Matthews

Member
Dec 19, 2019
12
13
The average seems to be 2 months (some people from January have received theirs already). What will sadly delay all of us is the fact that citizenship ceremonies and tests have been cancelled indefinitely.
Yea, hopefully all goes well. Wasn’t sure if I wanted to apply, but did it anyway after 8 years in Canada. Not the best time i would say. All the best to you!
 

VictorCA

Hero Member
Oct 28, 2015
306
171
Visa Office......
Ottawa, ON
NOC Code......
6314
App. Filed.......
23-Nov-2015
Doc's Request.
09-Mar-2016
AOR Received.
25-Apr-2016
Med's Done....
08-May-2016
Passport Req..
26-Oct-2016
VISA ISSUED...
1-Nov-2016
LANDED..........
January 14, 2017. Praise God!
With coronavirus it is gone for 3 years stay calm and relax
Sorry, may I ask why you say 3 years? China was where the epicentre was back in January, and life in Wuhan is already going back to normal. Their president was even there this week. I would like to think more optimistically and say that the delay will be of around 3 months. Might just be wishful thinking on my part!
 
 

zstream

Champion Member
May 26, 2014
1,159
118
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-08-2014
Nomination.....
14-12-2014
AOR Received.
19-01-2015
Med's Request
11-03-2015
Med's Done....
15-03-2015
Passport Req..
14-10-2015
VISA ISSUED...
28-10-2015
There seems to be some problem with the main from.

1>The number of time I saved the form the the header of the Tax table (Q 12 B ) got incremented and saved on the new form.
2> I don't have any travel outside Canada last 4 year. I click NO on Q 10 B, But the table in 10 B still appears when I print. Should I put N/A or write something there.
 

VictorCA

Hero Member
Oct 28, 2015
306
171
Visa Office......
Ottawa, ON
NOC Code......
6314
App. Filed.......
23-Nov-2015
Doc's Request.
09-Mar-2016
AOR Received.
25-Apr-2016
Med's Done....
08-May-2016
Passport Req..
26-Oct-2016
VISA ISSUED...
1-Nov-2016
LANDED..........
January 14, 2017. Praise God!
There seems to be some problem with the main from.

1>The number of time I saved the form the the header of the Tax table (Q 12 B ) got incremented and saved on the new form.
2> I don't have any travel outside Canada last 4 year. I click NO on Q 10 B, But the table in 10 B still appears when I print. Should I put N/A or write something there.
I noticed that too; tables that disappear when checking “No” boxes re-appear when you print the form. I would say you are fine leaving them blank as long as the “No” box is checked. Make sure all your boxes are checked. A co-worker got his application returned because of a check box, so double-check your checks :)
 
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Tess90

Hero Member
Feb 18, 2020
215
77
Why don't you guys wait till the covid blows over. There will be a huge backlog. Most of my friends are waiting to submit theirs
 

anandg12

Hero Member
Jun 26, 2015
269
46
It will be 3 months or more before it blows over. Will IRCC be closed till then or will still be processing applications?
 
 

zstream

Champion Member
May 26, 2014
1,159
118
Category........
Visa Office......
Singapore
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-08-2014
Nomination.....
14-12-2014
AOR Received.
19-01-2015
Med's Request
11-03-2015
Med's Done....
15-03-2015
Passport Req..
14-10-2015
VISA ISSUED...
28-10-2015
It will be 3 months or more before it blows over. Will IRCC be closed till then or will still be processing applications?
Initial processing should remain same unless situation worsen. But test and ceremony will definitely be delayed for those who are waiting and those who are submitting now.
 
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VictorCA

Hero Member
Oct 28, 2015
306
171
Visa Office......
Ottawa, ON
NOC Code......
6314
App. Filed.......
23-Nov-2015
Doc's Request.
09-Mar-2016
AOR Received.
25-Apr-2016
Med's Done....
08-May-2016
Passport Req..
26-Oct-2016
VISA ISSUED...
1-Nov-2016
LANDED..........
January 14, 2017. Praise God!
I agree, I would still send them in. The CPC in Sydney remains open as far as I know. It is the tests and oaths that have been cancelled.

I could be wrong, though. My company has officially sent all of us to WFH as of today until further notice. The CPC probably doesn't have that luxury, though, and they have to stay safe.
 

Masih_001

Star Member
Oct 2, 2018
190
58
Sorry, may I ask why you say 3 years? China was where the epicentre was back in January, and life in Wuhan is already going back to normal. Their president was even there this week. I would like to think more optimistically and say that the delay will be of around 3 months. Might just be wishful thinking on my part!
3 years sit back and relax