People who have been waiting this long should order GCMS notes. It would help them know what the hold up is.
My recommendation is for people to order GCMS notes after 45 days. If you didn’t pass R10 at CIO, you would already have been rejected.
However if you are in Review Required, you can know exactly why you are review required and proactively raise a CSE to address that. Benefit of this is that when the Visa officer looks at it around 6 months timeline - they would pass everything instantly. It would also avoid a potential rejection - however direct rejection is unlikely after R10. You would at least get a procedural fairness letter.
Usually FSW-O (USA) get approved same day of getting “Your background check is in progress”. If you are FSW-O (USA) and you background check is in process for months there are just two possibility:
- You are approved and somehow your PPR is not being generated or you missed the PPR email. CPC Ottawa usually doesn’t wait too long after approval but Sydney VO is known to do this. Best way to find out is call the Customer Service number.
- You are in Enhanced Security. This would typically take 11 months and in rare cases 2 years.