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October 2019 - Citizenship Applicants

Macarad

Hero Member
Nov 26, 2016
286
257
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
So you was not asked to have an interview or you did?
No, they ended up accepting the evidence I submitted for my travels, but it took them 5 months =/
 
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Rebotman

Star Member
Jul 15, 2019
64
10
Hello Folks,
Today my background verification from completed went back to in progress.
Now I need to do another set of fingerprints. The first one I did was in Mar 2021.
I was thinking I may get oath invite anytime soon and need for fingerprints will not be there.
The issue is I am outside Canada, can I do fingerprints for RCMP from outside Canada?

Any past experience and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Dreamlad

Champion Member
Jan 11, 2016
1,117
393
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2171
AOR Received.
08-04-2017
Med's Done....
23-06-2017
Hello Folks,
Today my background verification from completed went back to in progress.
Now I need to do another set of fingerprints. The first one I did was in Mar 2021.
I was thinking I may get oath invite anytime soon and need for fingerprints will not be there.
The issue is I am outside Canada, can I do fingerprints for RCMP from outside Canada?

Any past experience and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
I'm also outside. Somebody said you can use ink and scan it. Search the forum.
 

harirajmohan

VIP Member
Mar 3, 2015
6,105
1,618
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
29-May-2015
Doc's Request.
30-Dec-2015 ReminderEmail(PCCs, NewPassport via cse 31-Dec-2015)
Nomination.....
SK 22-Apr-2015
AOR Received.
11-Aug-2015
Med's Request
23-Dec-2015
Med's Done....
20-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
26-May-2016 (BGC In Progress 25-May-2016)
VISA ISSUED...
PP Reached Ottawa:27-May-2016, Received:10-Jun-2016
LANDED..........
PR: 09-Jul-2016, PR Card: 17-Aug-2016
Hello Folks,
Today my background verification from completed went back to in progress.
Now I need to do another set of fingerprints. The first one I did was in Mar 2021.
I was thinking I may get oath invite anytime soon and need for fingerprints will not be there.
The issue is I am outside Canada, can I do fingerprints for RCMP from outside Canada?

Any past experience and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Someone in this form confirmed that they got it done while outside.
https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/steps-getting-a-certified-criminal-record-check
 
 

cna110

Full Member
Apr 25, 2022
27
10
I'm considering reaching out to a lawyer re a writ of mandamus. Will it help? Who knows.
Yes that helps. Lawyers normally have 3 steps to approach IRCC. Each block cost 1-2k.
First they send a demand letter and the "Use of Representative" form. This normally makes IRCC move your file and do something about it
In two months if nothing specific happens on your file, you can file for the Writ of Mandamus.
If IRCC does not have a solid reason to fight, they will conclude your application before the court's date.
I recommend going forward with Mandamus. At least that makes this continuous pain to stop.
 
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Rebotman

Star Member
Jul 15, 2019
64
10
My file got updated with today's date and history reads background verification updated to in progress and this is dated 6th May.

So far formally I have not received any email or notification for fingerprints.

Is background verification refers to fingerprints request or it can be something else?

Anyone faced such update for BV other than FP request?
 

rishisingh86

Star Member
Apr 3, 2017
91
36
My file got updated with today's date and history reads background verification updated to in progress and this is dated 6th May.

So far formally I have not received any email or notification for fingerprints.

Is background verification refers to fingerprints request or it can be something else?

Anyone faced such update for BV other than FP request?
how may times did you provide fingerprints?
 
 

Macarad

Hero Member
Nov 26, 2016
286
257
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 considering reaching out to a lawyer re a writ of mandamus. Will it help? Who knows.
I think it can definitely help. But I would wait a bit until around 5-6 months after DM since that is how long they say it might take them to invite applicants. The process is very expensive (the lawyer i talked told me they charged more than $3000 for the initial steps where they follow up with IRCC and give them a couple of months to reply), so I personally would not start it unless I was already beyond the established wait time for oath. But yeah, getting a lawyer does seem to help, it is not necessary to go all the way to a Mandamus.

Best of luck!
 
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Macarad

Hero Member
Nov 26, 2016
286
257
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
My file got updated with today's date and history reads background verification updated to in progress and this is dated 6th May.

So far formally I have not received any email or notification for fingerprints.

Is background verification refers to fingerprints request or it can be something else?

Anyone faced such update for BV other than FP request?
My understanding is that FP requests are relatively random.

I have seen other applicants who see their BG checks go back to "in-progress" after having been completed for a long time. Some people think it's because some specific checks may have expired and need to be updated. It does seem to happen with some of the applications that have been waiting for a very long time =/
 

aeropostale

Hero Member
Sep 4, 2015
376
117
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
My file got updated with today's date and history reads background verification updated to in progress and this is dated 6th May.

So far formally I have not received any email or notification for fingerprints.

Is background verification refers to fingerprints request or it can be something else?

Anyone faced such update for BV other than FP request?
Don't worry about it. It happened to me as well when my Language, Prohibition and physical presence went into completed. Once that is done, in a day or two the Background verification goes back to "completed" and you can see the its a "Decision Made" in ECAS.
 
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Triet

Full Member
Mar 14, 2022
34
13
Don't worry about it. It happened to me as well when my Language, Prohibition and physical presence went into completed. Once that is done, in a day or two the Background verification goes back to "completed" and you can see the its a "Decision Made" in ECAS.
My background completed first then the test and the rest lol