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ALL ABOUT GCMS - HOW TO ORDER, READ, & GENERAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

addylovesu

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Hello
I have done ECA for quebec. Earlier i was planning for quebec PNP. Now i have changed my mind to apply for federal express entry. Does my quebec assessment accepted for assessment or i have to go through WES or other bodies. Pease clarify
 

legalfalcon

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@legalfalcon could you please help me to figure out what to do next? For example whether order note from CBSA to check if I was security screened.

I am FSW Outland and my AOR is Nov16.11.2020 BIL Dec 22.2020. I ordered note on Jan 15 and March 23, however, the state is basically same:
info sharing and criminality(passed-bio) in progress
security and eligibility not started

from my notes the only progress is that my file was transferred to hongkong office on Jan.21.

in the end of the note, it is written “on dec 22....r10 ok,recommendation:criminality pass, for review: Clinent information”

the latest note I got only have two more notes related to my webform

thank you in advance

The R10 note that you see is the completeness check which usually happens within the first 30-45 days.

At this around your Criminality and medicals are also passed.

If it says "for review: Client information” then your eligibility has not yet started.

IF you receive your latest notes ordered on March 23, then then there is no points requesting GCMS notes. Wait for 1-2 months before doing it. Many applications have been delayed or put on hold.

Once your eligibility starts, you will see these notes, see #4,004

Once your eligibility is passed, the security is initiated, to read on security, see https://bit.ly/3apWglN
 

legalfalcon

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mussadsar

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The R10 note that you see is the completeness check which usually happens within the first 30-45 days.

At this around your Criminality and medicals are also passed.

If it says "for review: Client information” then your eligibility has not yet started.

IF you receive your latest notes ordered on March 23, then then there is no points requesting GCMS notes. Wait for 1-2 months before doing it. Many applications have been delayed or put on hold.

Once your eligibility starts, you will see these notes, see #4,004

Once your eligibility is passed, the security is initiated, to read on security, see https://bit.ly/3apWglN
Hello @legalfalcon,
As per my last CBSA (23 Feb 2021), my assesment shows eligibility, security, criminality, bio metric and info sharing as PASSED, while my meds were requested to be extended. In the notes section, the last line says "review required, client information". So as per your above respone to the applicant, does that mean that my eligibility is also not started or completed if I see "review required, client information"? Please note that ths CBSA was ordred in Jan2021 and progress was observed from Sep 2020 GCMS, where all stages were seen either in progress or not started.

Also, pls advice if I can order a CBSA again to see if something has been progressed, as one of the notes also asked for a PCC which I had submitted in Dec 2020. Which service these days is more quicker, GCMS, GCMS+ or CBSA?

I am PNP OUTLAND (pakistani national) applicant with 22 FEB 2020 AOR.
tnx
 

legalfalcon

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App. Filed.......
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Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hello @legalfalcon,
As per my last CBSA (23 Feb 2021), my assesment shows eligibility, security, criminality, bio metric and info sharing as PASSED, while my meds were requested to be extended. In the notes section, the last line says "review required, client information". So as per your above respone to the applicant, does that mean that my eligibility is also not started or completed if I see "review required, client information"? Please note that ths CBSA was ordred in Jan2021 and progress was observed from Sep 2020 GCMS, where all stages were seen either in progress or not started.

Also, pls advice if I can order a CBSA again to see if something has been progressed, as one of the notes also asked for a PCC which I had submitted in Dec 2020. Which service these days is more quicker, GCMS, GCMS+ or CBSA?

I am PNP OUTLAND (pakistani national) applicant with 22 FEB 2020 AOR.
tnx
Given that your AoR is Feb 2020, your eligibility should be passed by now. See you notes in the last 3-5 pages and you will see an officer's note for eligibility. see #4,004

"review required, client information" depends on the context it is in.

You can request your GCMS notes as many times as you want, however, you should use it sparingly and when required. Now GET GCMS offers an option to request the GCMS notes from IRCC or CBSA though the e-GCMS. See https://bit.ly/2S68Cdn

Since your eligibility, security, criminality, bio metric and info sharing are PASSED, you won't see much change even if you request new GCMS notes.
 

Med1989

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Hello @legalfalcon,

I hope you're doing well.

I'm a PNP paper-based applicant (single), and I recently received my GCMS notes. I just realized that there is a new incoming created by the Centralized Intake Office in Nov 2020. What does this part of my notes mean? Your help will be really appreciated.

The notes briefly look like the following:

Incoming 2 :
Created Office: CIO
Item: Submissions
Status: Received
Via: Mail

Attachments: 1

eDoc #: ********5
Name: ********5 Segment 002 of EP********. PDF
Associated By: MM*****
Associated Date: November 2020

Attachments: 2

eDoc #: ********4
Name: ********4 Segment 001 of EP********. PDF
Associated By: MM*****
Associated Date: November 2020

According to the G notes, my application status as follows:
Eligibility: passed
Security: not started
HIRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed - Expired
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: Completed
Other Reqs:
Final:

Paper File:
Office:CIO
#: EP********
Location: PS ( It was "Ready for PS" and then changed to "PS" ??)

FYI: AR 31 December 2018
AOR 15 March 2019
MR: 6 September 2019
MP: October 2019
ADR: 13 January 2020 (schedule A)

what do you think? Should I be concerned?

Thank you in advance!
 

legalfalcon

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Sep 21, 2015
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NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hello @legalfalcon,

I hope you're doing well.

I'm a PNP paper-based applicant (single), and I recently received my GCMS notes. I just realized that there is a new incoming created by the Centralized Intake Office in Nov 2020. What does this part of my notes mean? Your help will be really appreciated.

The notes briefly look like the following:

Incoming 2 :
Created Office: CIO
Item: Submissions
Status: Received
Via: Mail

Attachments: 1

eDoc #: ********5
Name: ********5 Segment 002 of EP********. PDF
Associated By: MM*****
Associated Date: November 2020

Attachments: 2

eDoc #: ********4
Name: ********4 Segment 001 of EP********. PDF
Associated By: MM*****
Associated Date: November 2020

According to the G notes, my application status as follows:
Eligibility: passed
Security: not started
HIRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed - Expired
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: Completed
Other Reqs:
Final:

Paper File:
Office:CIO
#: EP********
Location: PS ( It was "Ready for PS" and then changed to "PS" ??)

FYI: AR 31 December 2018
AOR 15 March 2019
MR: 6 September 2019
MP: October 2019
ADR: 13 January 2020 (schedule A)

what do you think? Should I be concerned?

Thank you in advance!
PS is paper screening and the e-docs are the documents that you submitted, or came in as a matter of info sharing, medicals etc from other agencies.

Nothing to be concerned. See the last 3-5 pages of your GCMS notes read on the notes to see if your eligibility is passed by an analyst or conclusively passed by an officer. After that your security will be initiated.
 
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PS is paper screening and the e-docs are the documents that you submitted, or came in as a matter of info sharing, medicals etc from other agencies.

Nothing to be concerned. See the last 3-5 pages of your GCMS notes read on the notes to see if your eligibility is passed by an analyst or conclusively passed by an officer. After that your security will be initiated.
Thank you so much @legalfalcon, I really appreciate your help.
According to the notes below, how can I know who passed my eligibility? do u think eligibility is passed by an analyst or by an officer? and what does "file held on bf shelf means?
Thank you again @legalfalcon! I'm so worried about my application since it has exceeded the normal processing time (AR December 2018), and your answers really make me feel relieved.

NOTES:
Created Date: 2020/01/13
Created By: RK17431
Updated Date: 2020/01/13
Updated By· RK17431
Restricted: No
Label: Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
APPLICATION: EP******** APPLICATION: PNP I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and note the following. ACTION ITEMS: ****RPRF: Requested**** schedule a: requested FOSS/GCMS check: -PA: No adverse info. Principal applicant does not hold valid status in Canada. -RPRF: Requested. -Language test results: on file. CIVIL STATUS: -PA never married-NO Spouse or Common Law declared-PA Copy of passport on File: Yes. -PA Completed schedule A: requested WORK EXPERIENCE: -Province of Nomination: ontario. -Province matches current residence: Yes. -Nomination validity: original. -Case Type: Economic Case. Schedule 4 on file: Yes. -Appears to meet eligibility decision. MEDICALS: -Valid Results in GCMS for ALL APPLICANTS PA: -Current medical status: Passed. Valid until: 2020/ 9/29. CRIMINALITY: PA: -RCMP Screening: No reportable trace. -Police Certificates: -******: No reportable trace. -Criminality decision on hold-Additional info required. ADDITIONAL
NOTES
: -file held on bf shelf ( what does that mean?)
 

legalfalcon

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Sep 21, 2015
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Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Thank you so much @legalfalcon, I really appreciate your help.
According to the notes below, how can I know who passed my eligibility? do u think eligibility is passed by an analyst or by an officer? and what does "file held on bf shelf means?
Thank you again @legalfalcon! I'm so worried about my application since it has exceeded the normal processing time (AR December 2018), and your answers really make me feel relieved.

NOTES:
Created Date: 2020/01/13
Created By: RK17431
Updated Date: 2020/01/13
Updated By· RK17431
Restricted: No
Label: Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
APPLICATION: EP******** APPLICATION: PNP I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and note the following. ACTION ITEMS: ****RPRF: Requested**** schedule a: requested FOSS/GCMS check: -PA: No adverse info. Principal applicant does not hold valid status in Canada. -RPRF: Requested. -Language test results: on file. CIVIL STATUS: -PA never married-NO Spouse or Common Law declared-PA Copy of passport on File: Yes. -PA Completed schedule A: requested WORK EXPERIENCE: -Province of Nomination: ontario. -Province matches current residence: Yes. -Nomination validity: original. -Case Type: Economic Case. Schedule 4 on file: Yes. -Appears to meet eligibility decision. MEDICALS: -Valid Results in GCMS for ALL APPLICANTS PA: -Current medical status: Passed. Valid until: 2020/ 9/29. CRIMINALITY: PA: -RCMP Screening: No reportable trace. -Police Certificates: -******: No reportable trace. -Criminality decision on hold-Additional info required. ADDITIONAL
NOTES
: -file held on bf shelf ( what does that mean?)
Is this the only note?

As per this your your eligibility has not been assessed yet.
 

Med1989

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Is this the only note?

As per this your your eligibility has not been assessed yet.
@legalfalcon After those notes, I received the Pre-arrival services letter on 2020/01/27, and then the following notes from the same agent code RK17431

NOTES:
Created Date: 2020/02/03
Created By: RK17431
Updated Date: 2020/02/03
Updated By: RK17431
Restricted: No
Label: General
office: Centralized Intake office
Text:
FOSS-NO ADVERSE INFO. DOCS RECEIVED: RPRF-ALLOCATED, SCHEDULE A-COMPLETED APPLICANT NOW RESIDING IN *****. ALL PCS ON FILE NRT-NO A36 CONCERNS EVIDENT-CRIMINALITY PASSED MEDS RECEIVED - VALID UNTIL 2020/09/29 - MEDS PASSED FILE READY FOR PS
 

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Thank you so much @legalfalcon, I really appreciate your help.
According to the notes below, how can I know who passed my eligibility? do u think eligibility is passed by an analyst or by an officer? and what does "file held on bf shelf means?
Thank you again @legalfalcon! I'm so worried about my application since it has exceeded the normal processing time (AR December 2018), and your answers really make me feel relieved.

NOTES:
Created Date: 2020/01/13
Created By: RK17431
Updated Date: 2020/01/13
Updated By· RK17431
Restricted: No
Label: Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
APPLICATION: EP******** APPLICATION: PNP I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and note the following. ACTION ITEMS: ****RPRF: Requested**** schedule a: requested FOSS/GCMS check: -PA: No adverse info. Principal applicant does not hold valid status in Canada. -RPRF: Requested. -Language test results: on file. CIVIL STATUS: -PA never married-NO Spouse or Common Law declared-PA Copy of passport on File: Yes. -PA Completed schedule A: requested WORK EXPERIENCE: -Province of Nomination: ontario. -Province matches current residence: Yes. -Nomination validity: original. -Case Type: Economic Case. Schedule 4 on file: Yes. -Appears to meet eligibility decision. MEDICALS: -Valid Results in GCMS for ALL APPLICANTS PA: -Current medical status: Passed. Valid until: 2020/ 9/29. CRIMINALITY: PA: -RCMP Screening: No reportable trace. -Police Certificates: -******: No reportable trace. -Criminality decision on hold-Additional info required. ADDITIONAL
NOTES
: -file held on bf shelf ( what does that mean?)
BF usually means Bring Forward and there are many variations in how it's used, below is another example. Search the forum and you will see there is also active shelf vs BF shelf

 
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BF usually means Bring Forward and there are many variations in how it's used, below is another example. Search the forum and you will see there is also active shelf vs BF shelf

Hello, @caipsnotes,
Thank you so much,
What I understand, that BF could be for Schedule A that I have been requested to submit on January 13th, 2020.
Thank you again @caipsnotes! My only concern now is my eligibility and I'm actually in a conversation with @legalfalcon trying to figure it out.
I'm so confused, as on page 2, the assessments section stated that my eligibility is passed. If you don't mind, could please look at my previous posts. Any additional thoughts will be really appreciated.
 

caipsnotes

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Hello, @caipsnotes,
Thank you so much,
What I understand, that BF could be for Schedule A that I have been requested to submit on January 13th, 2020.
Thank you again @caipsnotes! My only concern now is my eligibility and I'm actually in a conversation with @legalfalcon trying to figure it out.
I'm so confused, as on page 2, the assessments section stated that my eligibility is passed. If you don't mind, could please look at my previous posts. Any additional thoughts will be really appreciated.
You are welcome. If you don't see a comment like this example then your Eligibility has likely not been passed by an officer as yet. Sometimes though Eligibility is passed without such a comment but it's more common to have a comment like this. Anyhow, there doesn't seem to be a concern with the notes mentioned in your file.

 

mussadsar

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@legalfalcon @caipsnotes ,can you please advice which service for GcMS or CBSA is responding without delays and within 30 days? i rcvd my last cbsa after 45 days in feb, therefore was thinking to check on the progress in these 3 months