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Hibeekhay

Full Member
Oct 6, 2020
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In future, it is probably a good idea to remove your personal information before posting on a public forum. Your full name, EE application number, and a whole bunch of other sensitive information from your GCMS file are visible in your pasted text.
Thanks alot duly noted
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
15,013
7,846
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
When you submitted you should have made sure that it matches. Also, RR does not mean that it will be an issue, it will be reviewed by an officer who will make a final determination.

Here is my 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.
 

Deepthi354

Newbie
Feb 6, 2021
4
0
Has anyone tried this complaint form before? I'm FSW inland too, and have been waiting for 8 months now. It's so frustrating that IRCC treat FSW inland and outland as the same, while I'm working my ass off to keep paying taxes as CEC candidates.
Im sailing in same boat. When i called ircc, they told that all stages r passed but final decision is yet to be made. Its been 8.5 months and still awaiting copr :(
 
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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
15,013
7,846
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
Thanks @legalfalcon , please do you suggest I send another reference letter now or do I wait till I am asked to ?
If you see that there are issues with your work reference letter, you should send one now. If you find that everything is in order, you can wait for the officer to review and most likely it will be passed.

Irrespective of whether you send a letter now, or later, you will have to explain if you make any changes to your existing letter as there should not be any discrepancy. If anything was missing, you can add it and explain, but you cannot have something else before and change it to entirely something new now.
 
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Hibeekhay

Full Member
Oct 6, 2020
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If you see that there are issues with your work reference letter, you should send one now. If you find that everything is in order, you can wait for the officer to review and most likely it will be passed.

Irrespective of whether you send a letter now, or later, you will have to explain if you make any changes to your existing letter as there should not be any discrepancy. If anything was missing, you can add it and explain, but you cannot have something else before and change it to entirely something new now.
Thanks @legalfalcon
 

mnukkiral

Star Member
Jan 14, 2019
59
39
Im sailing in same boat. When i called ircc, they told that all stages r passed but final decision is yet to be made. Its been 8.5 months and still awaiting copr :(
So you are FSW-Inland? I am glad to see all stages passed from an FSW-Inland applicant. Mind sharing your AoR and VO?
 

Nif

Full Member
Jun 20, 2020
49
4
Hello Everyone, We applied for GCMS notes twice in Feb and March. Both time response was same.

| EE Category - CEC (Inland) | ITA - June 25, 2020 | AOR - Aug 3, 2020 |

|
MEP & BIL - Sep 23, 2020 | BIO - exempt, still it say Nov 5,2020 Completed |

| Eligibility -Recommend Passed | Criminality - Passed | Security - Not Started | Info Sharing - In-Progress | Final - ? | COPR - ? |
Same status
Cec inland aug 2
 

Deepthi354

Newbie
Feb 6, 2021
4
0
That is great to hear . Please keep us updated !
Please note that on website, my account still shows dat all stages (except bio&medicals) r still under review/in-process. Also, from some facebook forums i came to know dat there r many ppl (from fsw& pnp categories) who r in same situation as me (i.e. ircc call center agent or gmcs notes indicate all stages hav passed in 2020 aug itself but even by apr 2021 none of them hav received copr nor any update on web portal. ) So, it is clear that ircc hav processed our applns but set them aside to reveal final decision only after travel restrictions ease out.

However, the only good news is dat ircc openly recently (week of apr 12th) announced that they wil start processing fsw outland applns. So there is some hope to see progress for fsw in coming months.
 

Vengayam

Star Member
Oct 22, 2020
171
92
Hello Everyone, We applied for GCMS notes twice in Feb and March. Both time response was same.

| EE Category - CEC (Inland) | ITA - June 25, 2020 | AOR - Aug 3, 2020 |

|
MEP & BIL - Sep 23, 2020 | BIO - exempt, still it say Nov 5,2020 Completed |

| Eligibility -Recommend Passed | Criminality - Passed | Security - Not Started | Info Sharing - In-Progress | Final - ? | COPR - ? |
You are not alone with same status.