They have asked 1 year of credit card statements and letter from employer with all absences.not one year . All statements from the covered period (Normally in the past 4years )
Yes. Many have. There are many topics here discussing the various types of requests . . . some discussions go into more detail than others.Has anyone received request for supplementary evidence? Please advise.
As I noted, the CIT 0520 ordinarily makes specific requests addressed to the particular applicant. If you have been sent CIT 0520 then READ and CAREFULLY FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS in the SPECIFIC REQUEST YOU RECEIVED. Most of the requests are straight-forward, even if some might not be easy to obtain and provide (for example, applicants often report difficulty obtaining and submitting "Entry-Exit Records" or "Record of Movement" from certain countries).
They have asked 1 year of credit card statements . . .
Remember, omissions can be considered a material misrepresentation as much as an overt deception.I have two credit cards. Should I sent statement for both or just one?
My employer doesn't provide such type of letter, what would be my best option?
Hi, sorry to hear about your experience. Were you asked for anything else during the processing of your application, like fingerprints?Hello, so today I had the test, scored 20/20, got to interview, they said everything is fine. Then the officer required the "Request for Supplementary Evidence", form CIT 0520, and specifically said I had to do a US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get all entry/exits from the US. I grew up in the US so that's where I immigrated from, and I do have several trips over the past several years between Canada and US.
I was not super bothered by this when I left the Citizenship test and interview, but then I get home to research and start reading these horror stories. I already found the FOIA, filled out the forms, and I am starting the wait today. The form clearly says, and the officer clearly advised I have 30 days, minimum. The form frighteningly says if you don't comply within 30 days and take no action your application will be considered abandoned?!?
The scary thing is I hear people having to wait 3-6 months, sometimes years or never receive a response!?! Now I'm starting to freak out. Officer said "everything looks good" but yet they ask this step.
Apparently my dates checked out 100% with the entry to Canada, so I'm not sure why this step was required? Any others have advice? Are there others who went through this specific experience and can report their outcomes??? I was so joyful that I'd go in today and leave with an oath ceremony waiting... Alas, it wasn't to be.
They give this notice when they feel they cannot approve application just the way it is (too little convincing evidence, too much travel to count, self-employed, etc.), but they want to avoid the long way of RQ either.I was not asked about any other issues, the interview was otherwise normal. I didn't even know this form was being requested until the very end. She repeated "everything is good" as she handed the paper out. I am unsure if that was a true statement, or just her trying to avoid someone questioning the documents.
I didn't question, because I had never heard of this, nor did I realize it was "not standard". I have not been reading a lot about others' citizenship experiences, I didn't realize you basically go from interview to oath, I thought this was "normal" until I get on here. It doesn't seem normal to me.
That's a hard question to answer since the case processing officer will have to make the call. It depends on the documents you have to submit in addition to the CBP FOIA request. If the CBP doesn't respond within 30 days, you will have to show proof of having made the request but not received a response yet.So you think they will approve whether or not US CBP responds to FOIA request within 30 days?
Just my opinion, but I don't think anything has "gone wrong" at this stage. Most times you would have to wait 1-3 months for the oath after the test anyway. Trying to guess what might've triggered this request is only going to make you more anxious, and any person's guess on this forum is as good as yours.I just got concerned, because after $630, most of the year waiting, and passing the test I just can't believe something could go wrong at this stage. A delay of 3-6 months is rather extreme, if it comes to that.
No one was actually, substantively, evaluating your qualifications until very recently, in preparation for the test and interview. All that time your application was merely sitting in one queue and then another (for example, the queue for file to be opened, another queue for local office processing agent to review the file in preparation for the test and interview event).most of the year waiting, and passing the test I just can't believe something could go wrong at this stage. A delay of 3-6 months is rather extreme, if it comes to that.
We remember getting the same request for my wife when we applied for a new PR card and they gave us 30 days to get one from FOIA. We got an extension of 15 days from CIC I believe still we ended up submitting the I94 eventually and explained that FOIA request was made but couldn't get that in time (although explained to FOIA regarding the urgency). If I remember correctly, it took more than 3 months to get it although mentioned about the urgency so I know your frustrationNo need to be concerned that I wouldn't comply with any request. I've already filled out the FOIA from the US to obtain the requested information. My concern is with the US as much as anything, they have no incentive to release FOIA requests within the 30 day timeline, yet that's what is necessary. I have a right to be concerned, I'm less than 24 hours into this process.
And yes, "CITIZENSHIP" is a "LIFETIME" status, but that's the entire point. I am fully loyal to Canada. I have lots of plans for the future, hoping to get out of the big city and into a smaller community with a new line of work. Citizenship is something we've all worked hard for, so its hard to take any issues that arise non-chalantly.
My frustration is simple: I do not want to get into a bureaucratic paperwork football game where IRCC says they need this data (even though my Canadian checked entry dates match perfectly), yet the US refuses to release the information in a reasonable time frame. All the while, my application says I only have 30 days to complete it.
This is a legitimate frustration. I have 29 days to find out.
Firstly, my condolences for what you are going through. Whatever the reason this entire process can be quite stressful especially when extra requests like this are made and so late in the process.This is the bureaucratic nightmare I've stepped into... I am only going to hope that the US delivers this information quickly within the 30 day period.
I can't believe the Canadian officer requires this when my Canadian dates match perfectly, that should have been the accuracy verification they needed. So unnecessary!
Thank you for providing your experience and support.
28 days and counting. The FOIA request hasn't changed beyond "submitted" in the last day and a half, and I asked for an expedited case.