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Walle_007

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Most application are delayed because no one has worked on them. Check the activities and see when the last activity happened in your GCMS notes, that will tell you what is going on.

As regards criminality, if you have provided biometrics, then you need not worry. For CEC applicants, even though the RCMP runs the biometrics and send IRCC the report, many reports keep pending and are not updated.

See https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/corporate-initiatives/biometrics/process-steps-2018.html

You do not have to provide a PCC unless you are specifically asked by IRCC.

The criminality and security have a shelf life and if a decision on your application is not taken within the time frame, then they have to be re-done. Given that your dependents are outland, that could be a reason for the delay as your dependents will have to be sent a PPR after you receive your COPR.

To read on security see https://bit.ly/3fjq9rM
Thanks a lot, FALCON for your prompt reply!

I am looking at my criminality section of both PNP and Express application's GCSM notes and I am really confused! Can you please have a look at them?


In both cases, Spouse criminality is passed but PA in progress.
 

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Thanks a lot, FALCON for your prompt reply!

I am looking at my criminality section of both PNP and Express application's GCSM notes and I am really confused! Can you please have a look at them?


In both cases, Spouse criminality is passed but PA in progress.
There is nothing to be concerned. If you see closely, your criminality is under biometrics, and most likely they are awaiting the results from RCMP or if the results are in, then they have not been updated.

In due course it will be passed. If criminality is in progress, other stages continue to proceed as usual.

See https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/corporate-initiatives/biometrics/process-steps-2018.html
 
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There is nothing to be concerned. If you see closely, your criminality is under biometrics, and most likely they are awaiting the results from RCMP or if the results are in, then they have not been updated.

In due course it will be passed. If criminality is in progress, other stages continue to proceed as usual.

See https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/corporate-initiatives/biometrics/process-steps-2018.html
Even security check can be started/passed even if crimality check is still pending?
 

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You can try calling again, send a webform to request your GCMS notes.
Getting info over the phone is always tricky, and will depend on the person who is answering. Sometimes you will come across people who are very patient and will give you everything you ask for, others may not be that cooperative.


@legalfalcon Thankyou for your reply, may be i should send a webform as i got gcms this month only.
 

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Even security check can be started/passed even if crimality check is still pending?
In most cases security will be the last stage and process to be initiated, usually after criminality is passed. However, for CEC applicants, in some cases security can be initiated even if criminality is in progress or penning, though rare.
 
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The GCMS notes are generated a few days after the request is filed. See the bottom of any page for the date of generation.

The information you have in GCMS notes will thus be old. Calling IRCC will get you the most recent and unto date information. For webforms it may take IRCC 1-5 weeks to revert back.
 
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In most cases security will be the last stage and process to be initiated, usually after criminality is passed. However, for CEC applicants, in some cases security can be initiated even if criminality is in progress or penning, though rare.
My eligibility is conclusively passed on juky 16.2020. Not sure what is taking them so long to not mark criminality passed and start security.
 

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My eligibility is conclusively passed on juky 16.2020. Not sure what is taking them so long to not mark criminality passed and start security.
There are many applications that are just pending and have been delayed. You just have to be patient and wait.
 
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You have to understand the process. Since Canada and US and other FCC countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States) share data and biometric info as per their agreements in place, when a request is sent and and after it comes back, it has to be assessed based on which country it came from and what came.

Ready to be assessed means it is pending a review, and if it was US, and biometrics data came back, it has to be run through the system to see any potential matches.

When there is a system error, it could indicate that there was no match or nothing came back.
@legalfalcon so ready to be assessed is a bad sign? Because you said it is pending a review? I have a few " ready to be assessed" in gcms notes. Thanks for you reply.
 

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Hi, need some advise regarding gcms notes please. Page 2 of my gcms notes mention eligibility: passed. I thought that means it's conclusively passed but now I'm confused after reading a few posts. Can somebody please advise if the status "passed" means conclusively passed or recommended passed?
 

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@legalfalcon so ready to be assessed is a bad sign? Because you said it is pending a review? I have a few " ready to be assessed" in gcms notes. Thanks for you reply.
It is not a bad sign. All it means is that it us yet to be assessed by an officer who will after assessing it update it in your file and once done, your info sharing will be passed.
 

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Hi, need some advise regarding gcms notes please. Page 2 of my gcms notes mention eligibility: passed. I thought that means it's conclusively passed but now I'm confused after reading a few posts. Can somebody please advise if the status "passed" means conclusively passed or recommended passed?
I’m in similar situation. I have “passed” in my assessments section of page 2 but in the notes no officer review. So that is recommended passed, as there are no officer notes yet
 
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Hi, need some advise regarding gcms notes please. Page 2 of my gcms notes mention eligibility: passed. I thought that means it's conclusively passed but now I'm confused after reading a few posts. Can somebody please advise if the status "passed" means conclusively passed or recommended passed?

See the last 3-5 pages of your GCMS notes to see if your eligibility is conclusively passed or not.
Your notes will look like this, #4,004
 

HA1986

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See the last 3-5 pages of your GCMS notes to see if your eligibility is conclusively passed or not.
Your notes will look like this, #4,004
I can see it being reviewed twice, latest by case processing agent and earlier by program assistant
NOTES: 3
Created Date: 2020/12/15 12:35:34
Created By: AF01969
Updated Date: 2020/12/15 12:36:25
Updated By: AF01969
Restricted: No
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT: Lock-in Date: 2020-10-09_ PA: , - EE FSW
Having analyzed this application based on the documents submitted by the applicant and the information
contained in the file, I make the following recommendation.
------------------------------------ Ml3 A11.2:
Met R75: FSW MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Met R76: SELECTION CRITERIA - FSW POINTS: APPEARS TO MEET
R76: SELECTION CRITERIA - FUNDS: APPEARS TO MEET FSW points total: 82 Outstanding Documents
(Requested): - RPRF RPRF: Outstanding
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 474 CRS points minimum score
for round: 472 CRS score at application (APR): 474 Total CRS Points Assessed: 474 I have reviewed the
following for CRS points: PA gained points as MARRIED at ITA and APR PA gained points for 3+ year(s) Foreign
Work Experience with edoc# 395017370" PA gained points for Sibling in Canada
EXPERIENCE: Lock-in Date: 2020-10-09 Primary Occupation: NOC 1311 Accounting technicians and
bookkeepers EDUCATION CREDENTIAL PROVIDED: Master's Degree: Business and Management 2016-02 to
2020-09 -Accounting/Finance Executive (NOC: 1311) - at - eDoc# 395017370 - Letter
dated 2020-07-22 appears to confirm employment in declared occupation throughout the specified period, and
provides a job description which is consistent with the lead statement and main duties as set out in the declared
NOC category. - Letter confirms salary of AED per month (As per Sept 2020 Paycheque) - Letter confirms
full/time employment; FSW Work: 4 years and 8 months. CRS Foreign Work: 4 years and 8 months. FSW Work: 1
year CRS Foreign Work: 3+ year(s)

NOTES: 4
Created Date: 2020/11/25 12:02:17
Created By:
Updated Date: 2020/11/2512:03:10
Updated By:
Restricted: No
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: Program Assistant APPLICATION#: REGULATION: FSW I have reviewed this
application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and
note the following. MIN.SCORE: 472 CRS SCORE: 474 Principal Applicant Application Promoted: New UCI
Spouse Application Promoted: New UCI Dep 1 Application Promoted: New UCI Primary Applicant Medical
Attached to UCI: Yes Spouse Medical Attached to UCI: Yes Dep 1 Medical Attached to UCI: Yes Client Fees:
Verified -----LANGUAGES----- Principal Applicant English- IEL TS and Met Threshold & Verified Spouse EnglishlEL
TS and Verified -----EDUCATION----- Primary Applicant ECA report Verified on issuing agency website;
foreign credential confirmed on ECA site ECA Canadian Equivalency Summary reported by issuing agency as
Master's degree Foreign credential provided Spouse ECA report Verified on issuing agency website; foreign
credential confirmed on ECA site ECA Canadian Equivalency Summary reported by issuing agency as Master's
degree Foreign credential provided -----POLICE CERTIFICATE----- Primary Applicant Pakistan police certificate:
Provided-NRT United Kingdom police certificate: Provided-NRT United Arab Emirates police certificate:
Provided-NRT R10 OK Recommendation: Pass Criminality Spouse Pakistan police certificate: Provided-NRT
United Arab Emirates police certificate: Provided-NRT R10 OK Recommendation: Pass Criminality -----AGE----Applicant's
age reviewed and No Change from ITA toe-APR