December AOR 2017

December AOR 2017
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Hi Guys,

Starting thread for those who have AOR in December 2017 - please join for discussion and knowledge sharing.

Below I will post some information which you may find useful going forward.

December AOR Tracker is HERE:

Whatsapp group is here:

Some FAQ:

Q: How to find my visa office?

A: Send E-mail to: Subject: E000xxxx - Visa Office Body of the mail: Hello,

I am trying to find out in which Visa office my application is being processed?

Application number: E000xxxx Date of Birth: 19xx-xx-xx Last Name: xxx First Name: xxxx UCI: - Category of Immigration: Federal Skilled Worker

Q: Can you explain background status changes (by other forum member, not my):

A: Background statuses explained:

There are two different things. Application status remains in process until we complete stamping.

Regarding BG status - It will go through different stages and let me try to make it clear to you to avoid any further confusion.

Prior to March 7, CIC used to maintain the below BG status.

Not needed at this time (NN) Not Started (NS) In Progress (IP) After March 7, they paraphase the above status as follows.

Not Applicable (NA) ( Old Status :: NN) Next to step to conduct BG Check (NBG) (Old Status : NS) In Progress (IP) People in the threads are using the above status interchangeably. So, don’t get confused.

Now as far as BG process is concerned, it will go through the below trends. I’m using new status words for your reference.

Trend 1: NA -> IP -> NA -> IP Trend 2: NA -> NBG-> NA-> IP

Some people who are submitting RCMP along with eAPR follows Trend 2 and rest Trend 1. I may not be 100% accurate. But this is what I noticed for CEC Inlanders. Once the applicant at IP(2), he can expect PPR anytime soon.

Regarding at what stage BG will change??

STAGE 1:: After we submit our application, the BG status would be NA and it will be there until we see a change in Medical status (Passed).

STAGE 2:: After medical update is done, then agent at CIO will change our BG to IP or NBG. Then, he will start R10 check, Criminal checks.

STAGE 3:: After the above checks are done, then he will change BG to NA and our file moved to next stage for Eligibility assessment (A11.2) . Once he/she feels that we are meeting the Eligibility then he/she will provide his/her recommendation to Visa Officer and initiate the Security Clearance. At this point only our file will be moved from CIO to CPC.

STAGE 4:: Officer at Local Visa Office (LVO) will review the recommendation, Security clearance reports. Once he/she satisfies then he/she will approve the recommendation. Then our BG will be changed to IP again. This is where PPR(Passport Request) mails triggered to applicants.

I will post more as we progress.


Good Luck!




Hello there, I linked my paper application to my online account. the status of application is " Action is Required". I was wondering to ask do you have the same status? and what action is required? Thanks


Did you get any e-mail? Some get this status as a glitch… call CIC to confirm.


Hi I am from India, please add me to the Dec 17 Whatsapp group, my AOR is dated 26th Dec 2017.



Just trying to get some insights from the trend…

So based on the data available, PR application processing priority seems to be like…

FSW (O > I !?) > CEC > PNP - O > PNP - I

Is this correct?

Is PNP processing time more because of CIC’s communication with respective provinces?





Spot on.

We can’t comment on the fact that it takes time to communicate with provinces, as as early as 15 months ago, pnp was the fastest, i would guess its internal priorities.




please share the whatsapp group link for dec AOR.


received my AOR on 19/12/2017. This is my second application as my first one got cancelled for incpleteness almost 3 months ago with which my medical reports were submitted. In my current application, in the medical check part, it is written you do not need a medical check. Do u have any idea what does that entail? Is it because it was already submitted earlier? Is it a pass?


Is there any group for AORs in January 2018 yet?


Med passed message will be “You passed the medical exam”.

If it is do not need a medical check, that means you appln is yet to clear med.


all invited.


hi andy, please add me to Dec 2017 AOR group if there is any




Hi andy, please add me to Dec 2017 AOR group/Whatsapp group if there is any.


Hello Andy, Could you please add me too?




Hello. Thank you But you added me to January group:). Could you please send me a link for December 2017 AOR?