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HELP! more than 2 years waiting for citizenship hearing

HELP! more than 2 years waiting for citizenship hearing

Old Dec 2nd 2003, 7:50 am
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Harry
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Default HELP! more than 2 years waiting for citizenship hearing

I applied early 2001 for citizenship after mistakenly
concluding that several around-Christmas and obviously temporary
abscences would not be discounted. They were, and I ended up
90 days short of the required time (too exited about becoming a
citizen). So my app. has been gathering dust at St. Clair East,
two subway stations from where I live since Aug. 2001.

In July'03 I managed to speak with a human at the call center
and told me "you'll get a hearing date anytime now". That's
turned out like when the girl tells you "I'll call you".

My app. made it to the "hearing shelf" only until July'02 (I have
a copy of my file obtained by priv. act info req.) So it's been
on the hearing shelf for a year and a half.

Any suggestions what to do? I could withdraw the app. and reapply,
but that means one more year of waiting.

Is there anything I can do? Is there any way to find out how longer
it will take to get a citizenship hearing date in Toronto?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old Dec 2nd 2003, 10:53 am
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trecomania
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Default Re: HELP! more than 2 years waiting for citizenship hearing

I may not be totally correct but as a suggestion, you must get some legal advise with a firm that specializes in Citizenship matters.

Wish you goodluck
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Originally posted by Harry
I applied early 2001 for citizenship after mistakenly
concluding that several around-Christmas and obviously temporary
abscences would not be discounted. They were, and I ended up
90 days short of the required time (too exited about becoming a
citizen). So my app. has been gathering dust at St. Clair East,
two subway stations from where I live since Aug. 2001.

In July'03 I managed to speak with a human at the call center
and told me "you'll get a hearing date anytime now". That's
turned out like when the girl tells you "I'll call you".

My app. made it to the "hearing shelf" only until July'02 (I have
a copy of my file obtained by priv. act info req.) So it's been
on the hearing shelf for a year and a half.

Any suggestions what to do? I could withdraw the app. and reapply,
but that means one more year of waiting.

Is there anything I can do? Is there any way to find out how longer
it will take to get a citizenship hearing date in Toronto?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old Dec 4th 2003, 3:49 am
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Default Re: HELP! more than 2 years waiting for citizenship hearing

in a recent article, harry ([email protected]) said:

    > In July'03 I managed to speak with a human at the call center
    > and told me "you'll get a hearing date anytime now". That's
    > turned out like when the girl tells you "I'll call you".
Ah, yes. What fun. :-)
    >
    > My app. made it to the "hearing shelf" only until July'02 (I have
    > a copy of my file obtained by priv. act info req.) So it's been
    > on the hearing shelf for a year and a half.
Why not make another similar request to check on the process, or send
the citizenship office a polite fax enquiring as to the status?

Otherwise, wait, wait, wait. Good luck to you.

On the other hand though, yours is a good example of why you shouldn't
apply for citizenship at the first possible moment. Wait a little longer to
avoid any risk of miscalculations. While it is unfortunate that it happened
to you, hopefully others can gain from your experience to avoid similar
difficulties.

All the best.

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