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Validation of IMM008

Discussion in 'Family Class Sponsorship' started by Boracay, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. We have been filling out our forms with Adobe Pro so they can be saved and then reedited and so on before we finally decide to print them.

    Then there was a note on the CIC website
    Note: As of July 18, 2011, applicants for Permanent Residence are asked to complete the new Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008). Applicants are encouraged to complete the form electronically and validate the information to generate 2D barcodes before printing. To ensure you have the most recent application form, please use the link to the application form below.

    My Adobe Pro couldn't read it but I finally figured out that I could download Adobe Reader and then it reads the form and validates it.

    My question is....

    IMM008 seemed to have changed to this new format.
    How about any other forms, do they stay the same? Just wondering if I have to redo them all again or not!
  2. You can still use the old forms as they will be accepted until March 31, 2012. Schedule 1 has now changed to Schedule A with a new number.
  3. some people are saying CIC is resending back app so that the generic form be completed which is opposite of what website says of old forms being accepted
  4. I haven't seen or heard this.
  5. 'Applicants are encouraged to complete the form electronically and validate the information to generate 2D barcodes before printing'

    What is that supposed to mean???

    And if what Kedeisha said is true 'sending back applications so applicants can send the generic form,' that is absolutely ridiculous. If they are to make such a drastic change then an issue as big as this should be adressed as widely as posting on the home page of CIC.
  6. i personally hope its not true bcuz while i did use new forms it would be really annoying for others to redo forms especially with an overseas spouse
  7. What exactly does the above statement mean?

    Also just to double check, so if I have completed the new IMM008 and every other form is from a few months ago. This should be ok?

    To be safe should I send the new and old IMM008 in or will that just confuse things?
  8. It just means that what was formerly called Schedule 1 (Background/Declaration) is now the Schedule A and it has a different IMM ####. Just send in the new version, they don't need both.
  9. It means fill the forms out on the computer and when finished, click the VALIDATE button and two (or more) barcodes will be generated. Then print it and sign it and that's the form you use. As far as what Kedeisha wrote, I have not seen anyone say this on this forum, it has not happened to any of my clients and none of my colleagues have reported this happening. So while it may have happened to someone, I have not seen it.
  11. Hi,

    I also have questions about this. I tried to print the form even it is not filled up completely. I validated it asking to fill up the missing info but still i printed it and the barcodes didn't show up. Does it mean that barcodes will not show up if the form is not filled up?


  12. the form shld be completely filled up and filled up correctly (example date fields/po box shld be numbers) before u can generate and print the barcodes. that's what "validate" is supposed to do :)

  13. the latest versions are november 2011 for some forms, some are july 2011 but the questionnaires are still april 2008. we have also filled up before november but we re-did it to use the newest ones. it was bothersome but it's better than to risk it not sending the new forms.

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