PSDEC-1 only indicates paper screening has been done. It doesn't mean anything else.Dear Qorax , Pl find bellow for clarification of PSDEC for before 27 Feb 2008 applicants , that written by our friend Jahangir
Now what about your opinion of the expatuion
"Mind it we all are applicants of simplified system.
Simplified kits and forms have been developed to guide applicants through the application process. Applicants are required to complete and submit a three-page form along with the processing fees, which secures them a place in the processing line.
All supporting documents will be requested at a later date, usually about four months before the visa office is ready to assess the application. A letter of receipt provides advice to the applicant on labour-market preparation. The letter also encourages applicants to take advantage of the waiting period. For example, some applicants could use this time to start courses to improve their language skills.
I applied on December 12, 2006 and got full documents request on November 4, 2009 and in my CAIPS my PSDEC one Nov 4, 2009
You got my point
Now come to new circular
Under proposed legislation, CIC will close the files of FSW applicants who applied before February 27, 2008, and for whom an immigration officer has not made a decision based on selection criteria by March 29, 2012. This is expected to affect around 280,000 applicants, including their dependants. CIC will begin the process of returning the full amount of fees paid to the Department by these affected FSW applicants. For those who have passed the selection criteria stage – approximately 20,000 people – CIC will continue processing their applications until they are approved for entry into Canada or not.
Now a decision based on selection criteria:
A "decision based on selection criteria" means that an immigration officer:
• has assessed your FSW application against the points grid, and
• has made a decision on whether or not you meet the selection criteria of the program.
Currently, the pass mark is 67 points out of a grid worth 100 points. The grid considers the person's:
• ability in English and/or French
• work experience
• whether they have a job already arranged in Canada (arranged employment), and
• how well they might adapt to living in Canada (which awards points for things like previous work or study in Canada, spouse's education and relatives in Canada).
If your application is successful, you would move to the next phase (i.e. admissibility). At that point you would be checked against health, security and criminality requirements before being allowed to enter Canada.
If you do not score at least 67 on the FSW points grid, your application would be refused and CIC would inform you of the decision.
According to my CAIPS Visa officer assessed my file based on submitted documents and marked me on September 24, 2010,
I think you are clear.
For your kind information Singapore visa office asked to pay our landing fee along with our full documents.
Now think how did SVO ask for landing fee before medial?
SELDEC is variable...
I am not interested to talk with you about this matter. You are no longer 2006 applicants.
Yes I promise, I will meet with you face to face...!!
Note: All above information references are from www.cic.gc.ca
, not from any forum.
Md. Jahangir Alam "