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SRIS

Star Member
Dec 22, 2017
81
27
Hi,

I have observed that once IRCC -Sydney office completes their portion of work on citizenship application which is issuing AOR & IP then the processing it done by local offices. After this stage the applications from different regions follow different timelines based on workload of local offices. This makes treads based on a particular months applicants which track processing timelines not very effective.

In light of this, I suggest that a processing tread is formed according to geography rather than month. I am an August 2018 applicant from Surrey. I would request other applicants from Vancouver and Lower Mainland who had applied in other months to share their timelines. This will allow us to better predict our processing.

I'll start with my timeline:
ID: SRIS
Location: Surrey
App. Type: Family (4)
Physical Presence Days: 1177
App. Sent: Aug 22, 2018
App. Received Aug 27, 2018
AOR: 07 Nov 2018
IP: 20 Nov 2018
 

awai ali

Champion Member
May 30, 2011
1,886
53
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
November 2011
Doc's Request.
March 2013
File Transfer...
April 2012
Med's Request
March 2014
Med's Done....
April 2014
Interview........
February 2014
Passport Req..
PPR1 and PPR2 in June with gap of 10 days .....
VISA ISSUED...
ما شاء الله ,الحمد لله......July 2014......
LANDED..........
September 2014...Living Happily in Vancouver B.C.
Location: Surrey
App. Type: Family (4)
App. Received June 28, 2018
IP: Sep13 2018
 

RDS1

Star Member
Oct 24, 2018
61
10
Location: Richmond
App. Type: Single
App. Received Oct 12, 2018
AOR : Dec 31, 2018
IP: Jan 11, 2019
 

benitaagogo

Hero Member
Apr 4, 2015
278
8
Category........
Visa Office......
HKVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
03-03-2015, CIC received 03-05-2015
AOR Received.
04-16-2015, SA 04-30-2015
File Transfer...
05-07-2015
Med's Done....
upfront
Interview........
waived, IP on Oct.9, DM on Nov.12
Passport Req..
N/A
VISA ISSUED...
N/A
LANDED..........
12-06-2015
On the spread sheet you can filter it by selecting the location you would like to see.
Also on the lower bar you could see the data by different province/regions/ month, it gives you a pretty good idea of the general processing time geographically to predict. Honestly I think the current spreadsheet is really great.




 
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BiomedAmrt

Star Member
Dec 17, 2018
51
9
Hi,

I have observed that once IRCC -Sydney office completes their portion of work on citizenship application which is issuing AOR & IP then the processing it done by local offices. After this stage the applications from different regions follow different timelines based on workload of local offices. This makes treads based on a particular months applicants which track processing timelines not very effective.

In light of this, I suggest that a processing tread is formed according to geography rather than month. I am an August 2018 applicant from Surrey. I would request other applicants from Vancouver and Lower Mainland who had applied in other months to share their timelines. This will allow us to better predict our processing.

I'll start with my timeline:
ID: SRIS
Location: Surrey
App. Type: Family (4)
Physical Presence Days: 1177
App. Sent: Aug 22, 2018
App. Received Aug 27, 2018
AOR: 07 Nov 2018
IP: 20 Nov 2018
I am
Hi,

I have observed that once IRCC -Sydney office completes their portion of work on citizenship application which is issuing AOR & IP then the processing it done by local offices. After this stage the applications from different regions follow different timelines based on workload of local offices. This makes treads based on a particular months applicants which track processing timelines not very effective.

In light of this, I suggest that a processing tread is formed according to geography rather than month. I am an August 2018 applicant from Surrey. I would request other applicants from Vancouver and Lower Mainland who had applied in other months to share their timelines. This will allow us to better predict our processing.

I'll start with my timeline:
ID: SRIS
Location: Surrey
App. Type: Family (4)
Physical Presence Days: 1177
App. Sent: Aug 22, 2018
App. Received Aug 27, 2018
AOR: 07 Nov 2018
IP: 20 Nov 2018
i am Kamloops applicant . Your timeline is almost like mine.
 

BiomedAmrt

Star Member
Dec 17, 2018
51
9
What is the best number to contact Vancouver CIC ?
Please update my status:
Application received: August 27
AOR: November 15
In process: November 28
CIC : Vancouver
Physical presence:1501
FP request: December 6
FP received according to Canada post: January 4
Waiting for test invite.
How long does it take to get my test invite in my case ?
I am family person of two.
 

SRIS

Star Member
Dec 22, 2017
81
27
What is the best number to contact Vancouver CIC ?
Please update my status:
Application received: August 27
AOR: November 15
In process: November 28
CIC : Vancouver
Physical presence:1501
FP request: December 6
FP received according to Canada post: January 4
Waiting for test invite.
How long does it take to get my test invite in my case ?
I am family person of two.
I am

i am Kamloops applicant . Your timeline is almost like mine.
There are 2 IRCC office to my knowledge which process citizenship applications in BC. One is in Vancouver and the other in Surrey. There are many other temporary offices across the province in which tests/interviews and ceremonies etc are carried out. I do not know if your local office, which will process your families application, is the Surrey or Vancouver.
 

BiomedAmrt

Star Member
Dec 17, 2018
51
9
There are 2 IRCC office to my knowledge which process citizenship applications in BC. One is in Vancouver and the other in Surrey. There are many other temporary offices across the province in which tests/interviews and ceremonies etc are carried out. I do not know if your local office, which will process your families application, is the Surrey or Vancouver.
It’s Vancouver office Coz I sent out my fingerprint to them by mail.
 

SRIS

Star Member
Dec 22, 2017
81
27
I applied in August 2018. It seems from past cases of Surrey applicants that I should get a test/interview letter in April for a test date in May 2019.
 
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Goldiedawn

Full Member
Feb 4, 2019
29
14
Location: White Rock
Cic: Surrey
App.type: single Physical Presence Days: 1828

We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on July 20, 2018.

2.We sent you correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on September 26, 2018.

3.We started processing your application on October 6, 2018.
 

SRIS

Star Member
Dec 22, 2017
81
27
Location: White Rock
Cic: Surrey
App.type: single Physical Presence Days: 1828

We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on July 20, 2018.

2.We sent you correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on September 26, 2018.

3.We started processing your application on October 6, 2018.
Please do update this tread when you have an update on your application. It will help other applicants from Surrey to estimate their processing.
 

Goldiedawn

Full Member
Feb 4, 2019
29
14
Please do update this tread when you have an update on your application. It will help other applicants from Surrey to estimate their processing.
Hey sris. Yes of course I will keep you all informed . In December i called up Cic to inquire about my application and the agent told me that all the background/security checks were done and I've cleared them . He told me it's just waiting now for the Surrey cic office to start sending the test invites
 
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awai ali

Champion Member
May 30, 2011
1,886
53
Category........
Visa Office......
LVO
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
November 2011
Doc's Request.
March 2013
File Transfer...
April 2012
Med's Request
March 2014
Med's Done....
April 2014
Interview........
February 2014
Passport Req..
PPR1 and PPR2 in June with gap of 10 days .....
VISA ISSUED...
ما شاء الله ,الحمد لله......July 2014......
LANDED..........
September 2014...Living Happily in Vancouver B.C.
Any update?? Happy Snow ❄ though