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Background checks after ME in Buffalo

Old Apr 20th 2005, 8:24 am
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Now I understand why time varies after ME in Buffalo. It is because the different security checks are taken by CSIS. Buffalo is the longest to finish the checks because it uses harcopy. I think that my application will take another year to finish. Here is the link for this official governmental website: http://www.sirc-csars.gc.ca/annual/2...4/sec2c_e.html
My latest CAIPS shows that:
ACCORDING TO LIST OF CASES PENDING, REPORTING PERIOD TO 31 DEC 2004
OTTAWAS FILE 260036981 RECD 18 MAY 2004 PI
300036981 RECD 18 MAY 2004 SPOUSE
My timeline is:
April 29, 2002: Applied
November 7, 2002: AOR
August 29, 2003: Second letter, interview waiver, ME forms, RCMP, docs, etc
Waiting...

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Old Apr 20th 2005, 11:57 pm
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Hi,

May be true in some cases. But what about others who already got or going to get PPR (from Buffalo) within 3-6 months after medical examinaton?.

Reddy

Originally Posted by Vansky
Now I understand why time varies after ME in Buffalo. It is because the different security checks are taken by CSIS. Buffalo is the longest to finish the checks because it uses harcopy. I think that my application will take another year to finish. Here is the link for this official governmental website: http://www.sirc-csars.gc.ca/annual/2...4/sec2c_e.html
My latest CAIPS shows that:
ACCORDING TO LIST OF CASES PENDING, REPORTING PERIOD TO 31 DEC 2004
OTTAWAS FILE 260036981 RECD 18 MAY 2004 PI
300036981 RECD 18 MAY 2004 SPOUSE
My timeline is:
April 29, 2002: Applied
November 7, 2002: AOR
August 29, 2003: Second letter, interview waiver, ME forms, RCMP, docs, etc
Waiting...
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Old Apr 21st 2005, 6:51 am
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Default Re: Background checks after ME in Buffalo

It seems that applicants to Buffalo is more easily to be checked background, the time spent is longer.

Applications for Permanent Residence from Within Canada
The Service is responsible for security screening all persons who apply for permanent residence status from within Canada. In 2003–2004 the Service received 44 907 screening requests—28 401 under the immigration program and 16 506 through the refugee determination program. The Service also received 4646 requests to provide screening advice for applications submitted to Canadian Immigration offices in the United States.

The median turnaround times for the Service to provide its advice in these cases varied considerably depending on whether the Service received the request in hard copy (paper application) or via Electronic Data Exchange (EDE).

For the immigration program, the median turnaround time was 42 days for EDE requests and 133 days for hard copy requests. The median turnaround times for the refugee determination program were 52 days for EDE requests and 114 days for hard copy requests. In 2003–2004, all requests from Canadian visa offices in the USA were submitted in hard copy. The median turnaround time for these cases was 153 days.

In 2003–2004 the Service issued 130 information briefs and 52 inadmissible briefs in response to screening requests from within Canada and the United States. The median turnaround times for these cases ranged from 14 to 20 months.

Applications for Permanent Residence from Outside Canada
For permanent residence applications that originate outside Canada or the United States, the Service shares responsibility for security screening with immigration officials at Canadian missions abroad. For these cases, CSIS only becomes involved in the process upon receipt of a request from the Immigration Program Manager. This process allows the Service to focus on higher-risk cases.

In 2003–2004 CSIS received 24 243 requests for screening under this program. In addition, the Service's Security Liaison Officers were consulted on 4814 cases. The Service issued 25 information briefs and 21 inadmissible briefs. The median turnaround times were 238 days for information briefs, 106 days for inadmissible briefs and 5 days for non-adverse advice.

Security Screening for Citizenship Applications
As part of the citizenship application process, CIC forwards electronic trace requests to the Service. The names of citizenship applicants are cross-checked against a security screening Watch List that contains the names of individuals who have come to the attention of CSIS through, inter alia, investigations approved by the Target Approval and Review Committee.

In 2003–2004 the Service received 203 356 trace requests for citizenship applicants. The Service provided CIC with 150 information briefs, and in four cases requested deferral of its advice in order to postpone the initiation of action on those cases.
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Old Apr 21st 2005, 7:16 am
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Hi,

From the timeline you posted it is my understanding that you did your medicals in Aug 2003 and waiting since then. If that is correct, your medicals must have expired by Aug 2004.

So, my question to you is: were you asked to redo the medicals by CIC?
If so, when did they ask you and when did you submit the same?

Also could you pl tell me about your nationality and the countries where you lived since the age of 18 yeras.

Hope you would respond to these queries at your earliest convenient time.

Reddy
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Old Apr 21st 2005, 5:16 pm
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I have no further news so far. They did not ask me to redo ME. My nationality is China and I lived in China and Malaysia.
Originally Posted by reddy_cd
Hi,

From the timeline you posted it is my understanding that you did your medicals in Aug 2003 and waiting since then. If that is correct, your medicals must have expired by Aug 2004.

So, my question to you is: were you asked to redo the medicals by CIC?
If so, when did they ask you and when did you submit the same?

Also could you pl tell me about your nationality and the countries where you lived since the age of 18 yeras.

Hope you would respond to these queries at your earliest convenient time.

Reddy
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Old Apr 22nd 2005, 1:47 am
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. It's really frustrating to put up with this endless wait.

Reddy

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I have no further news so far. They did not ask me to redo ME. My nationality is China and I lived in China and Malaysia.
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