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Application Stages + What They Mean (MEP, IP1, IP2, Ghost Update...) - Version 2019

Dinesh90

Full Member
Feb 2, 2019
38
17
BC
Category........
PNP
Visa Office......
Sydney
NOC Code......
0621
Job Offer........
Yes
AOR Received.
17-01-2020
Hi All,
Need some info, I just got a GU is it because that I updated my new passport and address change on 7th September Or is it before DM?
No other changes happened.
 

WPGBound

Full Member
May 12, 2020
46
21
Hi fsw outland here
Aor may 20, 2020
21 july. Got mail about aplication update. And online account also indicated update. Only new uci was alloted. Nothing else changed.
Mep/ bil 22 july.
Biometric submitted on 03 aug
Ghost update on 24 aug without email. Bacground status changed to your application is in process.
What this update indicate? Ip1 or ip2 ? Can i expect rprf in few days?
@Saleemasif3088 - do you have any update on this? I'm in a similar situation, except I received that "ghost update" today.
 
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teardad53

Newbie
Jul 6, 2020
1
0
I'm waiting for my PR card. I got my CoPR on June 22. I called IRCC recently and they told me there is an error in issuing PR card. Does anyone have idea about this? Thanks
 

iravlad

Star Member
Sep 22, 2019
121
85
AOR Received.
October 17
Med's Done....
Upfront, September 16
Hi

AOR: Oct 6, 2019
We've changed our passports and sent the new ones through webform on Thursday. Today I checked our profile and I saw that said application updated instead of submitted. When I checked it the status of Medical changed from 19 OCT to "You do not need a medical exam. We will send you a message if this changes."

I don't know whether it is ghost update? (Based on latest information the security check was not started yet)

Or according to passport update? and what does this changing of Medical status mean? Does it mean they may ask for another medical check?

Please help.
hi, we've gad the same situation today. medical status changed from you passed to you do not need.. worrying what it can bring. Did you have any updates?
 

jaspreet brar01

Full Member
Oct 22, 2020
21
6
IRCC has introduced a number of changes in recent months and it is time to update our understanding of the post-AOR stages. I am simply building on the amazing work of @northern sunshine in developing an explanation of the various stages we can use - informally - to track the progress of our application. Huge thanks in particular to @USProgrammer who has posited the underlying trends and found evidence for them. In short, the traditional transition from IP1 to IP2 to ghost update to PPR still holds but in a modified way due to these changes.

From 31 Dec 2018
, everyone except for Inland candidates has to provide their biometrics which means the default starting stage applicants will see for their Background Check is ‘IP2’ (“We are processing your background check…”), however, this is a ‘False IP2’, meaning an IP2 that has appeared before it is actually due as the application has not in fact progressed to the IP2 stage yet.

If you have an AOR of 31 Dec 2018 or later, follow the chart below to track your progress. Candidates will remain in a state of 'False IP2' throughout their application and only see a series of 'ghost updates' following their MEP; the first such ghost update (which should follow shortly after MEP) will signify your Real IP1, the second ghost update will signify your Real IP2, and the third will be your ‘Final’ Ghost Update, following which you are likely to receive your PPR.

If you have an AOR date of up to 30 Dec 2018, the chart also applies to you if you meet one or more of these conditions: you are a CEC or PNP-Inland candidate, you were required to provide your biometrics or you did not pay your RPRF upfront.

Note for FSW-Outland candidates who have an AOR date of up to 30 Dec 2018: If you did not need to provide biometrics and paid your RPRF upfront, the old transition from NA1 all the way to a Final Ghost Update will still apply to you. Your Background Check should have started in NA1 ("Not Applicable" 1), meaning your Background Check status said "Not Applicable" right after you submitted your application.

General:
EE
- Express Entry: Canada's score-based program for economic immigrants
CRS - Comprehensive Ranking System: System for ranking candidates for EE
ITA - Invitation to Apply: an invitation to apply for permanent residence
e-APR - electronic Application for Permanent Residence: the online application for PR after receiving an ITA
RPRF - Right of Permanent Residence Fee: a fee collected as part of your PR application
AOR - Acknowledgement of Receipt (of application): email confirming receipt of your application after you submit and pay your fees
ADR - Additional Document Request: IRCC sends a message asking you to provide a specific document to supplement your application.

Post-submission stages:
False IP2
- Usually right from AOR or just after MEP. Background Check shows "We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information.”
MEP - Medicals passed: review of medical results changes from "You do not need a medical exam." to "You have passed the medical exam." There is no email for MEP.
Ghost Update - When you log in, the application says it's been "updated" but none of the fields have changed. Once you logout and log back in, the application returns to being "submitted". Ghost updates are not announced by email and a candidate must check their profile daily to not miss them.
Ghost Update #1 or Real IP1 - "In progress" 1: Background Check changes to "Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check." Usually follows MEP. Some applicants (especially Inland and CEC) skip this stage. You should receive an email for your Real IP1 - the email will not provide any details, just that your application has been updated.
NA2 - "Not Applicable" 2: Background Check changes to "Not Applicable" again after IP1. Some applicants skip this stage and it is easily missed. No email.
Ghost Update #2 or Real IP2 - "In progress" 2: Background Check changes to "We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information." No email.
NA3 - "Not Applicable" 3: Background Check changes to "Not Applicable" again after IP2 (uncommon).
Ghost Update #3 or Final Ghost Update - Often considered a sign that PPR is coming soon. Not seen by all applicants.
PPR - Passport request: IRCC sends "Ready for visa" e-mail asking you to submit your documents to your visa office so they can issue your CoPR and entry visa if applicable. A PPR is announced only by email, and there may be no changes made directly to the profile. If you are worried you might miss it, you can whitelist the email domain @cic.gc.ca to ensure the email comes straight to your inbox.
CoPR - Confirmation of Permanent Residence: A document that says you've been approved for permanent residence.

Other notes:
1. The ‘eligibility’ and ‘final decision’ fields in your profile will not change to passed until after you receive your CoPR. This is an example of what a profile may look like following a CoPR.
2. Remember that these are not "official" stages, but they are used frequently throughout the forum to track the processing of applications.

This is a combined effort of @northern sunshine, @USProgrammer and myself. Please share your feedback - it is likely we have missed a few things!
how much time can it take to receive ppr after IP2 STAGE?
 

subramani_vs

Hero Member
Aug 1, 2015
633
208
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14-Feb-2017
The status of "Review of additional documents" changed from "The additional documents you provided have been uploaded" to "Not applicable". Any idea when this change happens?
 

S@r@b

Hero Member
Feb 26, 2020
310
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The status of "Review of additional documents" changed from "The additional documents you provided have been uploaded" to "Not applicable". Any idea when this change happens?
You pass eligibility security or might be criminality also if you gave your biometrics. Congrats you will get your COPR soon
 

subramani_vs

Hero Member
Aug 1, 2015
633
208
Category........
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
2171
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
14-Feb-2017
You pass eligibility security or might be criminality also if you gave your biometrics. Congrats you will get your COPR soon
My eligibility was still in process as per last week's web form reply. Criminality was passed in May. Hopefully waiting for something good to happen.
 

Debbso

Star Member
Aug 12, 2019
143
116
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Accra
NOC Code......
1311
Doc's Request.
RPRF 06-10-2020
AOR Received.
27-08-2020
The status of "Review of additional documents" changed from "The additional documents you provided have been uploaded" to "Not applicable". Any idea when this change happens?
If you got an ADR, it changes to “Not Applicable” when they have reviewed and acknowledged the document submitted.
 

Jaynchou

Newbie
Sep 11, 2020
8
5
I received a ghost update on November 5th. no change in my profile. what do you think this means?

Aor 22 Sep
Mep 29 Oct
Bio: exempt
Gu: Nov 5

on October 5th my bcg status changed from "not applicable" to "we are processing your background, we will send you a message ..."