Comment 75144

By MattM (registered) | Posted March 10, 2012 at 12:04:13

I worked at Citizenship and Immigration in Hamilton during about the same time that you applied for your verification of entry form, so I'm familiar with the incredible amount of paperwork required for these things. We got about 10-15 of those applications daily since, as you can imagine, a very high amount of people who have immigrated to Canada at a much earlier time are now able to collect OAS. Even myself I found the amount of paperwork and ID required combined with the wait time must be incredibly frustrating. I fielded many frustrated, confused calls regarding the application forms and ID required and I'll tell you right now, don't ever let that Citizenship card out of your sight. The replacement process for that thing is just as involved, if not more so.

The cutbacks to both Service Canada and CIC also weigh pretty heavily in the scenario. It's really unfortunate.

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