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Re-schedule Citizenship Test or Miss it? 

oceankairouan
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Posted On: 5/4/2014
oceankairouan
oceankairouan
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Hi,

I am in a special situation. After I applied for the citizenship (Montreal office), I had to miss a first exam convocation due to being abroad taking care of a family member. In my letter I told them that I am available after April.


Now , I am back to Canada and I changed my address 2 weeks ago and 2 days after I changed my address online they sent me a second notice to write the exam. the problem is that they sent my notice to my old mailing address even if it was already changed online and I only came to know 2 days before the exam.

I am currently in West Canada for an internship and prefer to have another chance to write the exam :

Do you think it is better to :

1- miss the exam and send them a letter telling that they sent my exam to an older address and I got no time to come or

2-call CIC by phone and re-schedule the exam for a 3rd time ?

I am afraid if I call them, they will not accept my reason even if I am still in Canada.

Any suggestions for the best option, especially that this is the second time I had to bypass the exam !





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Posted On: 5/6/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation with us.

You can find some information on what your options are on the CIC Website in the Help Centre - FAQs section.

Here is an excerpt,

Can I reschedule my citizenship test if I cannot attend it?

Yes. If you are not available on the date and time of your citizenship test, contact the Call Centre. We will schedule your test on a different date.

If you do not attend the test, you must contact the Call Centre within 60 days of the test date. Tell us why you did not attend the test. We will schedule your test on a different date if you have a valid reason. If you do not contact CIC within 60 days after missing the test, we will close your application. You will have to apply for citizenship again.

This situation applies to both the first time you write the citizenship test and the re-test if you failed the written test the first time.


I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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gcheaddress
gcheaddress
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Posted On: 9/19/2018
gcheaddress
gcheaddress
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I understand this is a long time ago, but has this situation resolved? If it has how long did it finally take to hear back from the government? I'm just trying to gag how long this might take me as I have tried several times to get a hold of them with web form and phone but no one can tell me anything on phone they just tell me to go to web form and fill it out again. and I haven't heard anything via email or Canada post and I check daily for both. I cant believe how slow this process is. Hope to hear from you.
Gale oceankairouan wrote:
Hi,

I am in a special situation. After I applied for the citizenship (Montreal office), I had to miss a first exam convocation due to being abroad taking care of a family member. In my letter I told them that I am available after April.


Now , I am back to Canada and I changed my address 2 weeks ago and 2 days after I changed my address online they sent me a second notice to write the exam. the problem is that they sent my notice to my old mailing address even if it was already changed online and I only came to know 2 days before the exam.

I am currently in West Canada for an internship and prefer to have another chance to write the exam :

Do you think it is better to :

1- miss the exam and send them a letter telling that they sent my exam to an older address and I got no time to come or

2-call CIC by phone and re-schedule the exam for a 3rd time ?

I am afraid if I call them, they will not accept my reason even if I am still in Canada.

Any suggestions for the best option, especially that this is the second time I had to bypass the exam !





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