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No approval past 6 months

Discussion in 'Permanent Residence in Canada' started by jchandiran, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. On Jan 11, 2019 I submitted my Express Entry application and received my AOR. Its been more than 6 months which is the processing time listed on the site and I have not yet received my approval. The last updates on my application were in Feb. Early Feb to confirm my medical was fine and late Feb where they confirmed that my biometrics was received. Is there a reason for a delay as my application is very straightforward? Only notable things are:

    - I have a very long personal travel history which i've listed out in detail
    - I also had a resident visa in the UAE as a child but that was more than 10 years ago. Never the less i also provided a PCC for UAE.
    - I changed my job and address within the US after AOR of which I informed IRCC and they acknowledged receipt within a week of submitting the form.

    Any recommendations from past experiences on what is causing the delay and anything I can do to get some updates?

    I've already raised a status request question with IRCC and also requested for GCMS notes - both pending response.
  2. The six month processing time is just an estimate - not a guarantee or a maximum. It's not at all unusual for processing to take longer than six months - some applications take over a year (although only a small percentage).

    Ordering GCMS notes is really the only way to get an update on where processing with your application stands. So good you've already done that.

    Unfortunately no way to speed it up. All you can do is wait.

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