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November 2018 - Citizenship Applications

jamdon24

Star Member
Apr 9, 2016
62
5
Hi folks, I received a FP request from Scarborough in April, but not even a single word after that. I called up the CIC telephone number and they said that the FP has been received about 20 days after I completed them. But now its almost three months after they received the FP and still no news.
My question is: are other FP applications moving along, and at what speed? At what point should I write an email to CIC?
I’m not in Scarborough....I’m in PEI. However, I received my fingerprint request early to mid March....sent them back the same day, and haven’t heard anything since either. Seems pretty hit or miss on the processing times, offices....etc.
 

shahzadpir

Hero Member
Jun 12, 2014
303
37
120
KSA
Category........
Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
2133
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-06-2014
AOR Received.
PER (21-10-2014)
IELTS Request
Submitted with application
Med's Request
03-12-2014
Med's Done....
14-12-2014
Interview........
Waived (Alhamdulilah)
Passport Req..
29-12-2014
VISA ISSUED...
29-12-2014
LANDED..........
29-07-2015
They will say "everything is in order". Do not check until 12 months have passed since you send, which is the official time they have on the website (actually it is the time before which 80% of applications will have been finalized). If you call after 12 months have passed they will tell you "everything is in order, processing is just taking time".

It is basically a wait. Do not do anything until they do something. I do not want to worry anyone, but even if your application is in some type of limbo, calling agents who will look it up on a screen with basic details will not move it. Only internal processes can move it. But that's really rare and does not happen anymore with their system of "due times". Stay assured, they are just waiting for an agent to have ~ 15 minutes to read your papers. the pile above yours is getting shorter and shorter and there is no use of watching it get shorter.

I am in the same boat. Let's wait.
Hey wilderman, I am surprised you were right word by word. I just got off the phone and man there response was 100% same like you said, that everything is in order and wait since official time is 12 months. :) LOL

But agent said to me that if I am worried that I will receive letter to write my CTZtest when I am out of country, he said I could write to IRCC and ask them to schedule my test earlier, it's upto them then if they consider it or Not... But after reading your reply, I am just thinking it may not be good idea to poke around into my application and ask them to schedule me for test as they will wonder what's going on. The main reason is I want to avoid coming back by rescheduling my flight paying extra for it and then screwing up my vacation time, it will be a mess if they sent letter during that time when I am out of country on vacation which is why I am bit worried. I wonder what is your advise?
By the way, I am from fredericton,NB, which is already super slow province.
 

visaforca

Star Member
May 25, 2014
104
16
Calgary
I got my Canadian Passport with First Name: XXX(first name is mandatory so they put 3 x's) Last Name: ABC DEF( my whole name)
All my Canadian ID's have only Last Name: ABC DEF First Name: Empty
Indian Passport First Name: ABC DEF Last Name: Empty
Question : .
1. While applying for OCI or Indian Visa any issues ?
2. Travel with Canadian Passport any suggestions? like buy airline ticket same as passport name ?

I don't want to do legal name change, lengthy process and expensive too!
 

aleph

Member
Oct 9, 2015
10
1
I'm down to the final stretch,

Oath Letter Date - July 30
Oath Ceremony - August 29

Thank you all for your support throughout this process, and best of luck with your applications!
 
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fortune2010

Star Member
Aug 14, 2010
128
11
Category........
Visa Office......
singapore
NOC Code......
3112
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-01-2011
Doc's Request.
with application
AOR Received.
22nd march.2011
File Transfer...
30th march,2011
Med's Done....
06/12/2012
Interview........
not asked for
Passport Req..
along with MR,submitted on 20th December
VISA ISSUED...
waiting
LANDED..........
waiting
I'm down to the final stretch,

Oath Letter Date - July 30
Oath Ceremony - August 29

Thank you all for your support throughout this process, and best of luck with your applications!
Congrats!!!
Which office did process your file please?
 

wildemam

Hero Member
Nov 10, 2015
693
61
GTA
Category........
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
Hey wilderman, I am surprised you were right word by word. I just got off the phone and man there response was 100% same like you said, that everything is in order and wait since official time is 12 months. :) LOL

But agent said to me that if I am worried that I will receive letter to write my CTZtest when I am out of country, he said I could write to IRCC and ask them to schedule my test earlier, it's upto them then if they consider it or Not... But after reading your reply, I am just thinking it may not be good idea to poke around into my application and ask them to schedule me for test as they will wonder what's going on. The main reason is I want to avoid coming back by rescheduling my flight paying extra for it and then screwing up my vacation time, it will be a mess if they sent letter during that time when I am out of country on vacation which is why I am bit worried. I wonder what is your advise?
By the way, I am from fredericton,NB, which is already super slow province.
Judging by the time between invite and test, I'd say you will get a good heads up and may be able to reschedule your trip with enough time ahead. Just keep watching the trends and check if your office is showing any signs of life.
 

fortune2010

Star Member
Aug 14, 2010
128
11
Category........
Visa Office......
singapore
NOC Code......
3112
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
27-01-2011
Doc's Request.
with application
AOR Received.
22nd march.2011
File Transfer...
30th march,2011
Med's Done....
06/12/2012
Interview........
not asked for
Passport Req..
along with MR,submitted on 20th December
VISA ISSUED...
waiting
LANDED..........
waiting
Got test invite for Aug 19 at Scarborough. What all documents do I need to carry with me?
Please dont forget the landing paper.They ask for it.
 

Ranbir4u

Star Member
Mar 6, 2012
64
2
Hi whoever in this group applied as a family and got their status changed to Decision Made after Citizenship test, please confirm if the status of your minor child got changed to Decision made as well or still showing as In Process.