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wilsonguo
wilsonguo
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Posted On: 1/31/2012
wilsonguo
wilsonguo
Posts: 1
Hi everybody,

I sent my Canadian Citizenship application on Dec.12, 2011 and wish to share my timeline here. If you have similar timeline, you are welcome to update here as well.

-Application sent, December 12, 2011
-Received Acknowledgement letter, January 11, 2012

Thanks.


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electrician
electrician
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Posted On: 5/27/2014
electrician
electrician
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Got my Pr December 2005
Apply citizenship January 2010
Got my test and pass February 2011
Received RQ May 2011
Send all the documents including travel history to USA ( took 6 months to get)
It has been 52 months since my initial application and nothing yet
Call centre cant give me an update because they cant get from St Claire office
Call centre told me to wire a latter to St Claire office and gave me the address also
I have sent the latter asking my status , it has been 3 weeks and nothing?
When I check CIC site it says none routine applications 36 months

Guys it has been 52 months and nothing. I give up



Just received a latter from St Claire office

``Our records indicate that your application is in queue to be assigned and review by a Citizenship Officer. Once the assessment is conducted , you will be notified as next stage in the process by the local CIC. In the mean time, if you are planning to travel outside of Canada, please ensure you have valid Permanent Resident Card.

Should you require additional information on the requirements to become a Canadian Citizen, please visit the help centre page of our http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre Also, in exceptional circumstances citizenship applications can be processed urgently, the criteria for urgent processing can can olso be found on this website

I hope the above information is helpful. We will contact you if further information or documentation is required. ``


Is it good or bad? i have no idea what will happen next and how long?

mito
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Future Proud Canadian
Future Proud Canadian
Posts: 3


Posted On: 5/28/2014
Interesting! They went quite fast on your application. I applied back in September 2013, received a notification that they started proceeding in January 2014. When do you think I should expect the test?


ATTENTION - CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE 2014

Here is my timeline.
I am from London - Ontario.

My process started in October of 2012, and I've got it back because it was missing proof of English. So, it took 8 months to get my process into the system.

1. We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on June 26, 2013.
2. We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on June 26, 2013. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
3. We started processing your application on September 9, 2013.
4. We sent you a notice on January 10, 2014 to appear and write the citizenship test on January 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.
5. We sent you a notice on March 3, 2014 to appear and take the oath of citizenship at the citizenship ceremony to be held on March 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, pleasecontact us.
6. You became a Canadian citizen on March 25, 2014.



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Future Proud Canadian
Future Proud Canadian
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Posted On: 5/30/2014
Much appreciated!

It might be longer in Quebec though. It looks like they have a lot of applicants these days.

Wait and see and looking forward to becoming CANADIAN.

A


Interesting! They went quite fast on your application. I applied back in September 2013, received a notification that they started proceeding in January 2014. When do you think I should expect the test?


ATTENTION - CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE 2014

Here is my timeline.
I am from London - Ontario.

My process started in October of 2012, and I've got it back because it was missing proof of English. So, it took 8 months to get my process into the system.

1. We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on June 26, 2013.
2. We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on June 26, 2013. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.
3. We started processing your application on September 9, 2013.
4. We sent you a notice on January 10, 2014 to appear and write the citizenship test on January 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.
5. We sent you a notice on March 3, 2014 to appear and take the oath of citizenship at the citizenship ceremony to be held on March 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, pleasecontact us.
6. You became a Canadian citizen on March 25, 2014.



Proud Canadian


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j328wang
j328wang
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Posted On: 7/8/2014
j328wang
j328wang
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Hello Rodman,

Thanks for your sharing! My dad is in exactly the same situation now, and i just wanna know how long did it take you from having the interview to taking the oath?

Thank you very much,

June


Hi everyone,

It's been two years since I applied for citizenship and I thought I would share my timeline.

- We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on February 13, 2012.

- We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on February 13, 2012. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

- We started processing your application on June 20, 2012.

I received a Residence Questionnaire sometime in July 2012 and submitted all the required documents within the 45-day
deadline.

I am now over 55 years old and thus, exempted from taking the citizenship test. Here's what I received from the St. Clair office:

- We sent you a notice on January 15, 2014 to attend an identification appointment to have your documents and identity verified on February 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM. The notice you will receive will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.

Today (February 03), I went to the St. Clair office for my identification appointment. Everything went well. According to the Immigration Officer, my application along with the documents will go to a Citizenship Judge. Once my application is approved by the Citizenship Judge, I will receive within 2-3 months a Notice to Appear for Oath-taking. So now I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

If you are in the same situation, please feel free to update here.

Thank you and best wishes to you all.

Rodman



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ifteakhar
ifteakhar
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Posted On: 7/10/2014
ifteakhar
ifteakhar
Posts: 1
Dear Mafaz,
I read all of your posts and got some important information! I like to know, as a disable person the process might be longer? My status is : they got my application (with my wife and three minor daughters) February 3, 2014. Sent acknowledgement letter and Discover Canada book on February 3, 2014 and started processing my application on March 21, 2014. My two questions are : 1. My disability and living on ODSP income support will create any delay ? 2. If everything goes well then tentative how long it could take to get the test date? Note that a lot of my neighbours got test date within 2-3 months later after getting the acknowledgement letter & Discover Canada book ! I am observing that in very faster way now being processed ! could I expect test date by the end of July 2014 ? Eagerly looking to hearing from you.

-Dr Ahmed
Scarborough


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sdwmng
sdwmng
Posts: 2


Posted On: 7/12/2014
sdwmng
sdwmng
Posts: 2
Hi, everyone,
During my application for the citizen, I got useful information from this forum. So I'd like to share my timeline.
1.We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on November 4, 2013.

2.We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on November 4, 2013. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

3.We started processing your application on December 30, 2013.

4.We sent you a notice on May 7, 2014 to appear and write the citizenship test on May 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.

5.We sent you a notice on June 5, 2014 to appear and take the oath of citizenship at the citizenship ceremony to be held on June 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.

6.You became a Canadian citizen on June 18, 2014.

Thanks and good luck!
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allgood
allgood
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Posted On: 7/14/2014
allgood
allgood
Posts: 1
@electrician,
Thanks you for sharing your situation and questions with us.
I received the same letter as you form St.Clair Office in June 2014. I called CIC Call Centre today£¬CIC told me my application is scheduled for Oath and don't know how long I should wait.
If you have any update, please let us know. Thanks again.
Good Luck for us.
Allgood :)



Just received a letter from St Claire office

``Our records indicate that your application is in queue to be assigned and review by a Citizenship Officer. Once the assessment is conducted , you will be notified as next stage in the process by the local CIC. In the mean time, if you are planning to travel outside of Canada, please ensure you have valid Permanent Resident Card.

Should you require additional information on the requirements to become a Canadian Citizen, please visit the help centre page of our http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre Also, in exceptional circumstances citizenship applications can be processed urgently, the criteria for urgent processing can can olso be found on this website

I hope the above information is helpful. We will contact you if further information or documentation is required. ``


Is it good or bad? i have no idea what will happen next and how long?

mito
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torontonian girl
torontonian girl
Posts: 1


Posted On: 7/14/2014
Hello everyone.
Here is my timeline:
I sent the application in September 2013.
They started processing my application in December 2013.
I received a letter indicating that they needed some documents in January 2014.
I sent the documents in January 2014
No news since then, and I am waiting......
I found out that the timeline for applications being processed between January 2013 and December 2013 is normally 24 month.
Is there anyone with the same situation as mine ?

Thank you
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Dozy_muppet03
Dozy_muppet03
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Posted On: 7/15/2014
Dozy_muppet03
Dozy_muppet03
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If you were not allowed outside of Canada for vacations, it would negate the use of a PR Card, because that card value is only useful on entry to Canada , so a typical vacation once or twice a year would not count although you may be asked to defend it, would be unreasonable specially the current wait time to not expect family's to return home to visit loved ones for instance.
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rodman
rodman
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Posted On: 7/21/2014
rodman
rodman
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Hello June,

Sorry for the late response. That's about 2 1/2 months from my identification interview.

I had my oath-taking on May 26 and got my Canadian passport in June.

Hope this answers your question.


Hello Rodman,

Thanks for your sharing! My dad is in exactly the same situation now, and i just wanna know how long did it take you from having the interview to taking the oath?

Thank you very much,

June


Hi everyone,

It's been two years since I applied for citizenship and I thought I would share my timeline.

- We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on February 13, 2012.

- We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on February 13, 2012. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

- We started processing your application on June 20, 2012.

I received a Residence Questionnaire sometime in July 2012 and submitted all the required documents within the 45-day
deadline.

I am now over 55 years old and thus, exempted from taking the citizenship test. Here's what I received from the St. Clair office:

- We sent you a notice on January 15, 2014 to attend an identification appointment to have your documents and identity verified on February 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM. The notice you will receive will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.

Today (February 03), I went to the St. Clair office for my identification appointment. Everything went well. According to the Immigration Officer, my application along with the documents will go to a Citizenship Judge. Once my application is approved by the Citizenship Judge, I will receive within 2-3 months a Notice to Appear for Oath-taking. So now I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

If you are in the same situation, please feel free to update here.

Thank you and best wishes to you all.

Rodman




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pmehley
pmehley
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Posted On: 7/28/2014
pmehley
pmehley
Posts: 1
Hello

My Timelines are:

Became PR - June 6, 2010

Mails application for citizenship on January 9, 2014.

1. We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on January 13, 2014.

We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on January 13, 2014. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

We started processing your application on March 10, 2014.

We sent you a notice on June 23, 2014 to appear and write the citizenship test on July 11, 2014 at 8:15 AM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.

We sent you a notice on July 15, 2014 to appear and take the oath of citizenship at the citizenship ceremony to be held on July 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.
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Changez17
Changez17
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Posted On: 8/31/2014
Changez17
Changez17
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Canadian Citizenship Application Process : Jan 2014

1. January 31, 2014 - Sent in Canadian Application

2. February 04, 2014 - Delivered at CIC Office in NS

3. Application processing March 31, 2014

4. May 4, 2014 - Rec'd acknowledgement letter

5. July 9, 2014 - Rec'd letter to appear for citizenship test.

6. July 23, 2014 - Citizenship Test at Scarborough @ 815am

7. July 31, 2014 - Rec'd letter to appear for citizenship oath

8. Aug 15, 2014 - Citizenship Oath

9. August 19 - Apply for Passport

10. Aug 27 - Rec'd passport !


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kmsjahan
kmsjahan
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Posted On: 9/1/2014
kmsjahan
kmsjahan
Posts: 1
Hi,

Here is my time line:

Application Sent Jan 28, 2014
Acknowledgement Received March 25, 2014
Exam Date July 15 2014
Oath August 13
Passport Received on August 28, 2014
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sharprajat
sharprajat
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Posted On: 9/2/2014
sharprajat
sharprajat
Posts: 15
And here is mine

1. We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on August 31, 2011.

2. We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called Discover Canada on August 31, 2011. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

3. We started processing your application on March 6, 2012.

4. We sent you a letter on April 2, 2012. If you have not yet provided the information or the requested documents, please do so as soon as possible. Please wait until you receive the letter before sending us additional information, as the letter will outline all information that is required. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

5. We sent you a notice on July 18, 2012 to appear and write the citizenship test on August 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM. The notice you will receive by mail will be your official confirmation of your appointment. If you have not received this notice prior to the date of your scheduled appointment, please contact us.

Still waiting :(

Rajat
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