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singhabhinandan90

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Aug 19, 2020
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NOC Code......
2131
AOR Received.
18-11-2020
@legalfalcon @caipsnotes I received my GCMS notes recently. Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.

FSW Outland
AoR: November 30, 2020

ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Passed
Security:
Criminality: Passed
Medicals: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: Completed
Final: Approved

NOTES: 1
Created Date: 2021/04/12
Label Eligibility
Text: Officer review Eligibility passed Security and Crim passed meds valid for over 90 days issued x 1

NOTES: 2
Created Date: 2021/01/08
Label: EE Eligibility
Text: Program Assistant Review <7-8 lines about Medical, Language, Education, Police Certificate, R10 being met> Recommendation: Review required - Stat Questions ---- DOCUMENTS SET FOR REVIEW ---- CLIENT Information

(I had a UK visitor visa refusal in 2016 which I had explained in detail in my application).

I read in few threads that review required on stat questions usually delays the process and applicant could recieve Schedule A form later.
However, basis Final Assessment shown as Approved and NOTE 1 below, can I assume everything's passed and next step would be PPR?
Hey, one more question, when did you give your biometrics??
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
14,947
7,814
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

Bica

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Dec 29, 2020
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Hi @legalfalcon

My eligibility is stuck at review required. I guess the problems are due to my reference letter. My company is an international bank and have their standard reference letter, i.e. no job duties mentioned, only have date join, last job title, annual income.

Therefore, I have submitted my reference letter with company letter head (no job duties), employment contract, paystubs, some emails between my working partners which could demonstrate my job duties, LOE when I apply PR.

Last time, you have suggested me to ask my colleagues to write a reference letter for me. Finally my previous supervisor can write a reference letter for me. I would like to further seek your advice for further step:
  • Due to my company policy, reference letter with letter head only can be issued by HR. If I submit a supplementary reference letter wrote by my previous supervisor on a plain paper with business card, would it be accepted by IRCC? Would it need to be notarized?
  • Should I wait for IRCC to request me ADR or should I submit this supplementary reference letter ASAP?
Below is my GCMS notes for reference. Appreciate to have your professional advice.

My GCMS notes:
REVIEW TYPE: A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT APPLICATION: EXXXXXXXX REGULATION: PNP: FSW,
2020-10-22 | have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and note the following. RECOMMENDATION:***Review REQUIRED by Officer*** ** Please Review Funds ***Please Review RE Lead statement and duties edoc XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX A11.2: REVIEW REQUIRED R87: REVIEW REQUIRED R75: REVIEW REQUIRED R76: Selection Criteria - FSW POINTS: REVIEW REQUIRED R76: Selection Criteria - FUNDS: MEDICAL: ALL VALID Ready to Finalize
PNP NOMINATION: - Province of Nomination: BC. - PNC#: BCSAXXXXXXX. - Province matches current residence: Yes. - Nomination validity: Original. - Case Type: Economic Case. - Schedule 4 on file: Yes. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 899 CRS points minimum score for round: 471 CRS score at application (APR): 899 Total CRS Points Assessed: 874 | have reviewed the following for CRS points: EDUCATION CREDENTIAL(S) PROVIDED Bachelor's Degree, COMMUNICATION / Diploma/Certificate, COMPLETION ONE YEAR COLLEGE CERT IN FINANCIAL PLANNING R75(2)(A) PRIMARY OCCUPATION: NOC 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers WORK EXPERIENCE 1: Foreign Manager XXXXXX (NOC: 0124) for XXX Company R75(2) LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# XXXXXXXXX Job Description consistent with lead statement and main duties of declared NOC – REVIEW REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2: Foreign Manager XXXXXX (NOC: 0124) for XXX Company R75(2) LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# XXXXXXXX Job Description consistent with lead statement and main duties of declared NOC – REVIEW REQUIRED FSW POINTS: REVIEW REQUIRED FSW score at ITA: 68 / Min required FSW Score: 67 Total FSW Points Assessed: 53 05 - R83 Adaptability - Verified Spouse has language Proficiency PNP Triage: Refer to IR Family Composition

Hi @legalfalcon

Can I please have your advice on below?

I have requested my GCMS on 19Mar and finally received today. My file seems never been touched since 29Dec20 (both create and update date of Note 1 were 29Dec20).

The information in Note is same as previous note except the words below in Red are disappeared in my latest GCMS notes. Do you have any idea? Is it a good sign or bad sign?

(My status is stuck at Review required would be due to my Reference Letter. As per your advice, my previous supervisor signed a supplementary reference letter for me and submitted in April. So it would not be reflected in this GCMS notes as retrieved on 22Mar20).

My Latest GCMS notes:
REVIEW TYPE: A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT APPLICATION: EXXXXXXXX REGULATION: PNP: FSW,
2020-10-22 | have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and note the following. RECOMMENDATION:***Review REQUIRED by Officer*** ** Please Review Funds ***Please Review RE Lead statement and duties edoc XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX A11.2: REVIEW REQUIRED R87: REVIEW REQUIRED R75: REVIEW REQUIRED R76: Selection Criteria - FSW POINTS: REVIEW REQUIRED R76: Selection Criteria - FUNDS: MEDICAL: ALL VALID Ready to Finalize
PNP NOMINATION: - Province of Nomination: BC. - PNC#: BCSAXXXXXXX. - Province matches current residence: Yes. - Nomination validity: Original. - Case Type: Economic Case. - Schedule 4 on file: Yes. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 899 CRS points minimum score for round: 471 CRS score at application (APR): 899 Total CRS Points Assessed: 874 | have reviewed the following for CRS points: EDUCATION CREDENTIAL(S) PROVIDED Bachelor's Degree, COMMUNICATION / Diploma/Certificate, COMPLETION ONE YEAR COLLEGE CERT IN FINANCIAL PLANNING R75(2)(A) PRIMARY OCCUPATION: NOC 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers WORK EXPERIENCE 1: Foreign Manager XXXXXX (NOC: 0124) for XXX Company R75(2) LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# XXXXXXXXX Job Description consistent with lead statement and main duties of declared NOC – REVIEW REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2: Foreign Manager XXXXXX (NOC: 0124) for XXX Company R75(2) LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# XXXXXXXX Job Description consistent with lead statement and main duties of declared NOC – REVIEW REQUIRED FSW POINTS: REVIEW REQUIRED FSW score at ITA: 68 / Min required FSW Score: 67 Total FSW Points Assessed: 53 05 - R83 Adaptability - Verified Spouse has language Proficiency PNP Triage: Refer to IR Family Composition
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
14,947
7,814
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
Hi @legalfalcon

Can I please have your advice on below?

I have requested my GCMS on 19Mar and finally received today. My file seems never been touched since 29Dec20 (both create and update date of Note 1 were 29Dec20).

The information in Note is same as previous note except the words below in Red are disappeared in my latest GCMS notes. Do you have any idea? Is it a good sign or bad sign?

(My status is stuck at Review required would be due to my Reference Letter. As per your advice, my previous supervisor signed a supplementary reference letter for me and submitted in April. So it would not be reflected in this GCMS notes as retrieved on 22Mar20).

My Latest GCMS notes:
REVIEW TYPE: A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT APPLICATION: EXXXXXXXX REGULATION: PNP: FSW,
2020-10-22 | have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and note the following. RECOMMENDATION:***Review REQUIRED by Officer*** ** Please Review Funds ***Please Review RE Lead statement and duties edoc XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX A11.2: REVIEW REQUIRED R87: REVIEW REQUIRED R75: REVIEW REQUIRED R76: Selection Criteria - FSW POINTS: REVIEW REQUIRED R76: Selection Criteria - FUNDS: MEDICAL: ALL VALID Ready to Finalize
PNP NOMINATION: - Province of Nomination: BC. - PNC#: BCSAXXXXXXX. - Province matches current residence: Yes. - Nomination validity: Original. - Case Type: Economic Case. - Schedule 4 on file: Yes. Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 899 CRS points minimum score for round: 471 CRS score at application (APR): 899 Total CRS Points Assessed: 874 | have reviewed the following for CRS points: EDUCATION CREDENTIAL(S) PROVIDED Bachelor's Degree, COMMUNICATION / Diploma/Certificate, COMPLETION ONE YEAR COLLEGE CERT IN FINANCIAL PLANNING R75(2)(A) PRIMARY OCCUPATION: NOC 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers WORK EXPERIENCE 1: Foreign Manager XXXXXX (NOC: 0124) for XXX Company R75(2) LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# XXXXXXXXX Job Description consistent with lead statement and main duties of declared NOC – REVIEW REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2: Foreign Manager XXXXXX (NOC: 0124) for XXX Company R75(2) LETTER OF EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# XXXXXXXX Job Description consistent with lead statement and main duties of declared NOC – REVIEW REQUIRED FSW POINTS: REVIEW REQUIRED FSW score at ITA: 68 / Min required FSW Score: 67 Total FSW Points Assessed: 53 05 - R83 Adaptability - Verified Spouse has language Proficiency PNP Triage: Refer to IR Family Composition

IRCC does not go by the day to day fluctuation. It uses the quarterly rates as published by Bank of Canada. However, as long as you are over the minimum required PoF when you submitted your application, you need not worry. If IRCC needs an updated proof of funds you will be asked for it.

IRCC has clarified this:


Here is my old post on RR

Understanding “Review Required”

A lot of applicants see “review required” in their GCMS notes for eligibility. There are many theories floating around with regard to what “review required” means and if it is alarming.

Before I venture into explaining the significance, it is important to understand that each application goes through the following stages as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the regulations (Canadian Immigration Law):

R10 – Completeness Check
Criminality
Medicals
A11.2 – eligibility
Security

Out of the above, the most important stage is eligibility. This is also the most time-consuming stage because your documents have to be verified, evaluated and assessed to ascertain that you meet the eligibility criteria for the program you have applied (FSW / CEC / FTW). To stream line this process and make it easier for an immigration officer (decision making authority), all applications are first evaluated by case analysts or program assistants. They review the documents and summarize it in the GCMS. If they have any concerns with any document or want the immigration officer to carefully look into a specific document, they will flag it as “review required.” It is the content of the note that is important here. If the review required is for a specific document, while the summary of the note says that an applicant has met the eligibility, or “ready to finalize” it simply means that while the applicant has met the eligibility criteria, but the specific document needs a careful examination form the officer before promoting (eligibility pass) by the officer.

However, if there are concerns, there will be a review required for the eligibility, and there will be no text to the effect “ready to finalize” or pass. The note will specifically state job duties do not match, or the employment cannot be verified, or the number of years of work experience claimed cannot be verified. This is where an application can land in muddy waters. But the final decision rests on the immigration officer. He may override the decision of the analyst / assistant or go with the analysis of the analyst / assistant.

Even in cases where the analyst / assistant is of the opinion that the applicant has met the eligibility, and there is no “review required,” the officer can replace it with his own opinion. Though rare, but it does happen. This is why the eligibility is only passed when an officer conclusively marks the eligibility as passed.

Finally, there is “review required” for PoF. This is the most common in many applications. This is because, the financial and banking practices of each country are different. Eg. Fixed deposits are know as Certificate of Deposit (CD) in the US. Similarly, treasury bonds, mutual funds, stocks, and many other investment vehicles are there. If your PoF anything other than a bank deposit, it is more likely that it will be marked as “review required.” Also, IRCC does not go by day to day fluctuations in FOREX. Instead, the Canadian federal government issued a quarterly conversion rate for all FOREX vis-a-via CAD. If your PoF is in a foreign currency, then you may have “review required” for the officer to make a determination.

Just because you have “review required” does not mean that you hit the panic mode. Instead, read the context in which it is there. If there is a concern regarding a document, you can send a replacement document via CSE. The most common reasons for RR are:

1. Work reference letter without job duties
2. Work reference letters missing all the details requested by IRCC
3. If you submitted a letter from a colleague because you were unable to get one from your employer, but did not have a LoE on file, this too will lead to RR.
4. Not sufficient work experience in the primary NOC.
5. Inability to verify your employment as your employer details are missing.

There are just some of the scenarios.
 
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Sanjida021990

Full Member
May 12, 2020
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Bangladesh
Category........
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AOR Received.
07-11-2019
Hello everyone just got my 2nd set of gcms notes.

AOR Nov7,2019. FSW-O, Primary Office: CPC Ottawa; Secondary Office : Singapore.

ASSESSMENTS

Eligibility: Passed

Security:

HIRV:

Criminality: Passed

Org Crime:

Medical: Passed

Misrepresentation:

Info Sharing: Complete

Other Reqs:

Final: Approved.



Medical: Expired on 2021/02/27 ( Extended on 2020/09/30)



Group Name: 1

Created Date: 2020/09/02 11:51:38

Created By: SS13756

Updated Date: 2021/03/18 08:25:40

Updated By: MO05790

Group #:2-U8WAR50

Name: CPCO COVID RFV

Status: In Progress

Type: PR – Other



Finalize Application:

Document Issuance: 1

Created Date: 2020/09/30

Document #:

Document:

Status: Not Started

Valid to: 2021/02/27



COUNTERFOIL

Created date: 2020/09/30

Created by: RK6165

Updated date: 2020/08/06

Issued at: CPC-Ottawa

Date of Issue:

Valid To: 2021/02/27

Subcategory: IM-1

Upper Machine Readable Line: ……my name…….

Lower Machine Readable Line: …………number………

COPR

Created date: 2020/09/30

Created by: JB01774

Updated date: 2020/09/30

Issued at: CPC-Ottawa
 

caipsnotes

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Jan 10, 2020
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Buffalo, NY
Hello everyone just got my 2nd set of gcms notes.

AOR Nov7,2019. FSW-O, Primary Office: CPC Ottawa; Secondary Office : Singapore.

ASSESSMENTS

Eligibility: Passed

Security:

HIRV:

Criminality: Passed

Org Crime:

Medical: Passed

Misrepresentation:

Info Sharing: Complete

Other Reqs:

Final: Approved.



Medical: Expired on 2021/02/27 ( Extended on 2020/09/30)



Group Name: 1

Created Date: 2020/09/02 11:51:38

Created By: SS13756

Updated Date: 2021/03/18 08:25:40

Updated By: MO05790

Group #:2-U8WAR50

Name: CPCO COVID RFV

Status: In Progress

Type: PR – Other



Finalize Application:

Document Issuance: 1

Created Date: 2020/09/30

Document #:

Document:

Status: Not Started

Valid to: 2021/02/27



COUNTERFOIL

Created date: 2020/09/30

Created by: RK6165

Updated date: 2020/08/06

Issued at: CPC-Ottawa

Date of Issue:

Valid To: 2021/02/27

Subcategory: IM-1

Upper Machine Readable Line: ……my name…….

Lower Machine Readable Line: …………number………

COPR

Created date: 2020/09/30

Created by: JB01774

Updated date: 2020/09/30

Issued at: CPC-Ottawa
That's great news.