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October 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

hungtington

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Dec 24, 2019
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That's correct. BG check is valid for one year. Since the 1st one was done in Jan 2020 for you, I assume the 2nd one was done between Jan-March 2021. But when exactly, you can only know by the GCMS notes (they should update the new tracker with this info to make it easier for us). I suspect if you get DM soon (which I believe it will happen to you), they will schedule you for the oath before your BG expires, because otherwise it will take another 2-3 months to update your clearance.
I'm not sure whether all BG checks are visible in GCMS. I ordered GCMS this summer, and the only thing that looks like a BG check dates back to Feb 2020. Nothing has a date around Feb 2021.
 
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Macarad

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Nov 26, 2016
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Visa Office......
Ottawa
App. Filed.......
06-09-2016
Doc's Request.
02-05-2017
AOR Received.
24-11-2016
Med's Request
07-02-2017
Med's Done....
09-02-2017
Passport Req..
03-08-2017
VISA ISSUED...
17-08-2017
LANDED..........
19-08-2017
I'm not sure whether all BG checks are visible in GCMS. I ordered GCMS this summer, and the only thing that looks like a BG check dates back to Feb 2020. Nothing has a date around Feb 2021.
Thanks for the info! good to know
 

JuCW

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Jan 25, 2017
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In case you need your passport, I strongly urge you request for Urgent Processing. I have heard of some folks who had to wait ~4 weeks before they got their citizenship certificate.
Thank you!
With 2 unvaccinated little ones that would need to quarantine for 2 weeks before returning to daycare, I’m not going anywhere near the borders.:D
 
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CaBeaver

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Dec 15, 2018
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I'm not sure whether all BG checks are visible in GCMS. I ordered GCMS this summer, and the only thing that looks like a BG check dates back to Feb 2020. Nothing has a date around Feb 2021.
I recently ordered my notes, and haven't received them yet, but I know someone who ordered them before me and got them who said their second background check is visible on the notes. I am not sure if it appears for some only.
 

hungtington

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Dec 24, 2019
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I recently ordered my notes, and haven't received them yet, but I know someone who ordered them before me and got them who said their second background check is visible on the notes. I am not sure if it appears for some only.
I was never asked for a fingerprint. Maybe it differs for people who need/need not submit fingerprints. Anyways, I don't know why only some applicants are asked for fingerprints.
 

CaBeaver

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Dec 15, 2018
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I was never asked for a fingerprint. Maybe it differs for people who need/need not submit fingerprints. Anyways, I don't know why only some applicants are asked for fingerprints.
The person I was talking about didn't receive FP request either. BG check expires after one year whether you did FPs or not. Maybe the officer decides what to put and what not to put in the notes.
 
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wstrn24

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Feb 23, 2017
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London, ON
Category........
NOC Code......
4012
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
I recently ordered my notes, and haven't received them yet, but I know someone who ordered them before me and got them who said their second background check is visible on the notes. I am not sure if it appears for some only.
I ordered mine on September 12 and haven't received it yet...
 

sheray

Hero Member
Aug 3, 2014
206
47
Dubai
Visa Office......
London VO
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
11-09-2014
Doc's Request.
No Photo Request.
Nomination.....
PER - 30-12-2014
AOR Received.
SLU (20 JAN 2015) Updated on 26 Aug 2015
IELTS Request
Sent with app.
Med's Request
12-09-2015
Med's Done....
15-09-2015 , Medicals Received , 14-10-2015
Passport Req..
23-10-2015
LANDED..........
11-03-2016
Requesting to update the tracker.
timeline in my signature.
 

Rendezvous70

Hero Member
Aug 8, 2014
517
41
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO / WVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19/12/2014
Doc's Request.
DD encashed - 14/02/2015
Nomination.....
08/03/2015
AOR Received.
15/04/2015
IELTS Request
submitted with the file
Med's Request
19-05-2015
Med's Done....
26-05-2015 / TLU - 06/06/2015
Interview........
DM Update - 01/08/2015
Passport Req..
07/08/2015
VISA ISSUED...
20/08/2015
LANDED..........
April 2016
Hello Folks,

I got an invite for oath to be held on Nov 27. I sent my application in October 2019, Mississauga and then my minor's son application was sent in December 2019. In the invite, his name or the application number is not mentioned. I replied to the email that I received for the oath , it came from CIC-Mississauga and I got a reply :
Your son’s application was submitted separately and it is being processed at the CPC-Sydney office. Please contact CPC-Sydney regarding your son’s application.

I then called IRCC and they said that because my son's a minor, his application is linked with mine and will be processed with me.

Anyone has any suggestions or thoughts as I am confused
 

Macarad

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Nov 26, 2016
217
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Visa Office......
Ottawa
App. Filed.......
06-09-2016
Doc's Request.
02-05-2017
AOR Received.
24-11-2016
Med's Request
07-02-2017
Med's Done....
09-02-2017
Passport Req..
03-08-2017
VISA ISSUED...
17-08-2017
LANDED..........
19-08-2017
Hello Folks,

I got an invite for oath to be held on Nov 27. I sent my application in October 2019, Mississauga and then my minor's son application was sent in December 2019. In the invite, his name or the application number is not mentioned. I replied to the email that I received for the oath , it came from CIC-Mississauga and I got a reply :
Your son’s application was submitted separately and it is being processed at the CPC-Sydney office. Please contact CPC-Sydney regarding your son’s application.

I then called IRCC and they said that because my son's a minor, his application is linked with mine and will be processed with me.

Anyone has any suggestions or thoughts as I am confused
Hmmm, i lean towards what Mississauga said.... If the applications were not submitted together, i think it makes sense that they would be processed separately. i do not remember where i read it but someone mentioned that their application had been processed initially at Sydney and only the final stages were sent to the local IRCC office. Since minors (depending on the age) do not need to pass the test, maybe the whole application is processed over there.

Then again, who knows.... IRCC does a lot of weird stuff. Have you tried contacting the CPC-Sydney?
 

Rendezvous70

Hero Member
Aug 8, 2014
517
41
Category........
Visa Office......
NDVO / WVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
19/12/2014
Doc's Request.
DD encashed - 14/02/2015
Nomination.....
08/03/2015
AOR Received.
15/04/2015
IELTS Request
submitted with the file
Med's Request
19-05-2015
Med's Done....
26-05-2015 / TLU - 06/06/2015
Interview........
DM Update - 01/08/2015
Passport Req..
07/08/2015
VISA ISSUED...
20/08/2015
LANDED..........
April 2016
Hmmm, i lean towards what Mississauga said.... If the applications were not submitted together, i think it makes sense that they would be processed separately. i do not remember where i read it but someone mentioned that their application had been processed initially at Sydney and only the final stages were sent to the local IRCC office. Since minors (depending on the age) do not need to pass the test, maybe the whole application is processed over there.

Then again, who knows.... IRCC does a lot of weird stuff. Have you tried contacting the CPC-Sydney?
Hi Macarad,

Thanks for replying. I actually called several times before I got the oath invite and they mentioned that his application is linked to mine and will be processed together. However CIC Mississauga says a different story.

What is the best and fastest way to contact CPC Sydney ? Can you give me their contact details please as my oath is not too far.

Btw, my son is 10 years old

Thanks
 

Macarad

Hero Member
Nov 26, 2016
217
232
Visa Office......
Ottawa
App. Filed.......
06-09-2016
Doc's Request.
02-05-2017
AOR Received.
24-11-2016
Med's Request
07-02-2017
Med's Done....
09-02-2017
Passport Req..
03-08-2017
VISA ISSUED...
17-08-2017
LANDED..........
19-08-2017
Hi Macarad,

Thanks for replying. I actually called several times before I got the oath invite and they mentioned that his application is linked to mine and will be processed together. However CIC Mississauga says a different story.

What is the best and fastest way to contact CPC Sydney ? Can you give me their contact details please as my oath is not too far.

Btw, my son is 10 years old

Thanks
Unfortunately, I do not have the contact info =/ ... The emails of the different offices are not listed, and you only see them if and when they contact you directly.

Sorry i cant be of more help
 

MIT19

Member
Nov 30, 2019
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Hi I want to make a phone call regarding my citizenship application. I m from mississauga . Please share phone number for this purpose.