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crzy_canadian

Hero Member
Oct 28, 2015
372
11
Visayas - Philippines
Category........
Visa Office......
Manila
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
16-Nov-2015
AOR Received.
12-Jan-2016
File Transfer...
19-Jan-2016
Passport Req..
08-July-2016
VISA ISSUED...
VOH: 05-Aug-2016
Great! Thanks for the info.
 

chilkootcee

Champion Member
Mar 3, 2015
1,057
59
Visa Office......
Abu Dhabi
App. Filed.......
03-Jun-2015
Interview........
None required
LANDED..........
01-Apr-2016
I added a tab to the Acronym spreadsheet for GCMS notes.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qp2u3X_F10-peLhSZnPwBNAZivuICTZIA2eyB-tOerE/edit#gid=1257664451

Grateful if people could help update the tab by

1) checking to see if the field column has everything (it was copied from an older document)

2) entering all possible data values into the second column (based on your own GCMS notes received) - except personal data of course

3) add explanations where needed in the third column

4) adding any new acronyms and definitions (or just the acronym if not already listed)

C.
 

Outlandish

Hero Member
Dec 31, 2011
463
13
Ottawa
Category........
Visa Office......
Islamabad/ New Delhi
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
11-28-2012
AOR Received.
01-03-2013
File Transfer...
15-07-2013 IVO/ 06-03-2014 to NDVO
Med's Request
Remeds#1:24-06-2014 #2: 11-12-2015
Med's Done....
Initial:08-28-2012; #1:24-06-2014; #2: 12-12-2015
Interview........
Waived according to GCMS notes
Passport Req..
DM Jan 16, 2016 PPR Mar 08, 2016
LANDED..........
CANNOT WAIT!
Hi
My ecas changed to DM on January 16. I had ordered notes just a couple of days prior to this and recieved them on Feb 15. It says the following under "Document Issuance":

Document: Counterfoil
Status: In Queue
Due date: January 15, 2016
Does anyone know what the status means? and how long it will take for them to send PPR? It has been more than a month since the status change.

Thanks
 

Taxed

Hero Member
Jul 9, 2015
285
18
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
04-2015
Doc's Request.
11-2015
AOR Received.
04-2015
Med's Request
11-2015
Med's Done....
11-2015
Interview........
9-2016 ARC Approved.: 9-2016 CSQ Issued.....: 2-2017 Re-Med's Request...: 4-2017 Re-Med's Done : 4-2017
Passport Req..
04-2017
VISA ISSUED...
04-2017
LANDED..........
05-2017
Is it a bad thing if we order the gcsn notes?
 

Aquib

Hero Member
Apr 19, 2011
903
127
Calgary
Category........
Visa Office......
London
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
Jan 2010
Doc's Request.
March 2010
AOR Received.
JULY 2010
IELTS Request
SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION
File Transfer...
FEB 2010
Med's Request
09 FEB 2012
Med's Done....
27 Feb 2012
Interview........
Medical received 12 March
Passport Req..
15 April 2012
VISA ISSUED...
30 April 2012
LANDED..........
Sep 18 2012 Shuker Allah.
FinPro said:
Permanent Residents / Permanent Resident Determinations


SEX

* 1 or M male
* 2 or F female

MARITAL STATUS

* 1 single
* 2 married
* 3 widowed
* 4 divorced
* 5 separated
* 8 common-law partner


HEIGHT CODE
(Height must be between 31 cm and 268 cm)

* 1 (or metric + height)
* 2 (or imperial + height, 0 for unknown)


EYE COLOUR CODE

* 0 Unknown
* 1 black
* 2 blue
* 3 brown
* 4 green
* 5 hazel
* 6 gray
* 7 other


HEIGHT AND EYE COLOUR VALIDATION CODE

* 0 not defined
* 1 unknown
* 2 confirmed
* 3 estimated


NAME FLAG

* 1 maiden name
* 2 son/daughter of
* 3 other surname or different spelling
* 4 other given name/different spelling or nickname
* 5 spouse's surname
* 6 intended spouse's surname


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CODE

* 1 fluent in English
* 2 fluent in French
* 3 fluent in both
* 4 fluent in neither


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION CODE

* 00 none
* 01 secondary or less
* 02 formal trade certificate, diploma or apprenticeship e.g. hairdresser
* 03 other non-university certificate or diploma e.g. registered nurse, denial technician
* 04 some university, no degree
* 05 bachelor's degree of first professional degree e.g. BA B.Ed, B.Eng. LLB. MD
* 06 some post graduate, no further degree
* 07 master's degree
* 08 doctorate - PhD


SYNTHETIC NOC CODES (OM OP 97-21)

* 9911.0 Student
* 9992.0 Retired
* 9970.0 Homemaker
* 9980.0 Dependant (other than student)
* 9914.0 New Worker
* 9999.0 Open Work Permit 0001.0 investor


PILOT INDICATOR COPES (PERMANENT RESIDENT ONLY)

* CN1 Control - Independent Class - London
* CN2 Control - Independent Class - Hong Kong
* CN3 Control - Independent Class - New Delhi
* PN1 Pilot - Independent Class - London
* PN2 Pilot- Independent Class - Hong Kong
* PN3 Pilot - Independent Class -New Delhi
* CF3 Control - Family Class - New Delhi
* CF4 Control - Family Class - Singapore
* PF3 Pilot - Family Class - New Delhi
* PF4 Pilot - Family Class - Singapore
* IF3 Imaging - Family Class - New Delhi


PROVINCE

* AB Alberta
* BC British Columbia
* MO Manitoba
* NB New Brunswick
* NF Newfoundland
* NS Nova Scotia
* NT Northwest Territories
* NU Nunavut
* ON Ontario
* PE Prince Edward Island
* PQ Quebec
* SK Saskatchewan
* YT Yukon


FAMILY STATUS CODE

* 1 principal applicant
* 2 dependant is spouse of principal applicant
* 3 neither 2, 4 nor 6 apply
* 4 dependant is a child over 19 or relationship to principal applicant is GRANDSON or GRANDDAUGHTER (pre-Proclamation cases)
* 5 common-law partner
* 6 dependant is child over 22 or relationship to principal applicant is GRANDSON or GRANDDAUGHTER (post-Proclamation cases)


EMP. CODE

* 1 designated occupation
* 3 arranged employment as minister or in family business
* 4 has EMP5056.


ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT TYPE

* 1. Holds Work Permit on the basis of an HRDC Confirmation -R 82(2)(a)
* 2. Holds Work Permit on the basis of an HRDC confirmation -R 82{2)(b)
* 3. HRDC permanent confirmation has been issued -R82(2)(c)


MEDICAL STATUS CODE

* R Documents rec'd from physician, but not yet assessed
* F Case furthered
* B Pending review by Medical Advisory Board
* H Pending decision by HQ
* A Assessed and finalized
* N No document received for this family member


MEDICAL CODES

* M1 enter 01
* M2 enter 02
* M3 enter 03
* M4 enter 04
* M5 enter 05
* M6 enter 06
* M6 enter 06
* M7 enter 07
* M2/3 enter 23
* M4/5 enter 45
* M4/6 enter 46
* M4/7 enter 47
* M6/7 enter 67


IMMIGRANT COST RECOVERY

* FPA fee paid abroad
* FPC fee paid in Canada
* FPE fee paid at Port of Entry
* FPS T11 decision pending - Quebec cases only
* R01 CR or DC case
* R02 Citizens of Finland
* R03 Application commenced before 03/02/86.
* RQ4 found not to be a refugee
* ROS re-opened case, no change in previous coding
* RPA Refund processed abroad (appl. fee)
* RPC Refund processed in Canada (appl. fee)
* 999 none of the above apply


RIGHT OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE FEE

* LFA paid abroad
* LFC paid in Canada
* LFD payment deferred - non PQ
* LFN not applicable
* LFP partial refund
* LFQ payment deferred - Quebec
* LFR refund
* LFS supplementary payment.
* LLA landing loan approved
* LXR exempt refugees (CAIPS offices only)
* LFE paid elsewhere
* LFT file transfer to another mission
* LRC refunded in Canada on FC refused case


TYPE OF CASE

* 2 Ordered Landed
* 3 Early Admission
* 7 19(1)(c), Order-in-Council
* 8 19(2)(a), Ministerial decision


REFUGEE SPECIAL PROGRAMS

* HC1 Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration
* OYW One Year Window of Opportunity
* UPX Urgent Protection Program
* AWR Assistance to Women at Risk
* REF Convention Refugee Selected Abroad
* SLB Sierra Leone Blendad Sponsorship Case
* DFD De Facto Dependant
* KQF Fast Track Kosovo Refugees
* EXD Bosnian Ex-Detainees


REFERRAL ORGANIZATION (REFUGEE SPECIFIC)

* NONE
* UNHCR


FAMILY CLASS

* FC1 Spouse
* FC2 Fiance(e) (pre-Proclamation cases only)
* FC3 Son/Daughter
* FC4 All parents and grandparents
* FCS Orphaned brother/sister/nephew/niece/grandchild
* FC6 Child to be adopted
* FC7 Other relative
* FC9 Child adopted by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (IRPA - Effective September 2002)
* FCB Guardianship
* FCC Common Law Partner
* FCE Conjugal Partner
* FCH Family Relationships - H&C


DESIGNATED CLASS

* DC1 Government assistance required
* DC2 Approved IMM1298 or IMM1344 on file
* DC3 Sponsored by group or corporation
* DC4 Self-supporting, government assistance not required
* DC5 Selected under joint assistance sponsorship
* DC8 Refugee claimants; designated class; backlog claimants


INDEPENDENT IMMIGRANT

* AR1 Brother/sister
* AR4 Son/daughter
* ART Other Assisted Relatives
* EN2 Entrepreneur
* SE2 Self-employed
* ND2 Other independent Immigrants
* PV2 Provincial nominee processed abroad


SOURCE COUNTRY

* RS1 Government assistance required
* RS3 Sponsored by group of five or corporation for 12 months (pre-Proclamation only)
* RS4 Self supporting, government assistance not required
* RS5 Special needs case selected under joint assistance sponsorship
* RSX Sponsored by group or corporation for 12-24 months (pre-Proclamation only)
* (IRPA - Effective September 2002)
* RSC Source country with a Community Sponsorship
* RSG Source country sponsored by a Group of Five.
* RSS Source country sponsored by a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH).


ASYLUM COUNTRY

* RA3 Sponsored by group of five or corporation for 12 months (pre-Proclamation only),
* RA4 Self supporting, government assistance not required
* RA5 Special needs case selected under joint assistance sponsorship on an exceptional basis
* RAX Sponsored by group or corporation for 12-24 months (pre-Proclamation only) (IRPA - Effective September 2002)
* RAC Country of asylum with a Community Sponsorship
* RAG Country of asylum sponsored by s Group of Five
* RAS Country of asylum sponsored by a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH).


OTHER CATEGORIES

* DR1 Dependant of a CRS refugee claimant who resides fn Canada and who has not been deemed to be a Convention refugee by the IRB
* DR2 Dependant of a CRS refugee claimant who resides abroad and who has not been deemed to be a Convention refugee in his/her own right
* RM2 Dependant residing abroad of a member of the deferred removal order class
* LC1 Member of the live-in caregiver^ in Canada class and dependants in Canada
* LC2 Dependant residing abroad of a member of the (live-in-caregivers in Canada class
* PD1 Member of the post-determination refugee
* PD2 Dependant of a member of the post determination refugee claimant in Canada class: residing abroad

Effective prior April 1, 1999

* NV1 Investor in private business commercial venture/individual applicant
* NV2 Investor in private business commercial venture/multiple applicant
* NV3 Investor tn privately administered investment syndicate
* NV4 Investor in government administered capital venture funds


Effective April 1st 1999

* NV5 Investor


IRPA - Effective September 2002

* SW1 Skilled Worker


CONVENTION REFUGEE

* CR1 Government assistance required
* CR2 App. undertaking on file as assisted relatives or family class
* CR3 Sponsored by group of five or corporation for T2; months (pre-Proclamation only)
* CR4 Self-supporting, government assistance not required
* CR5 Special needs case selected under joint assistance sponsorship
* CR8 Convention Refugees (CR) and their dependants who are recognized as Convention refugees in their own right by the IRB
* CRX Sponsored by group or corporation for 12-24 months (pre-Proclamation only)


(IRPA - Effective September 2002)

* CRC Convention refugee abroad with a Community Sponsorship
* CRG Convention refugee abroad sponsored by a Group of Five,
* CRS Convention refugee abroad sponsored by a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)



WORK IN PROCESS (WlP) EVENTS (USER ENTERED)

* C1023 RPRF Requested
* D1Q01 Referred to CIC
* D1005 Application Forwarded to MRCI
* M1004 Requested Info/Documentation Received
* R1001 IMM1017- Medical Instructions issued
* S1000 Letter-Missing Info - Supporting Documentation
* X1002 RPRF Received.
* X1004 Paper File Received
* X1005 Response from MRCI Received
* X1006 Response from CIC Received
* X2002 Refusal Recommended
* X2003 Interview Required
* X2004 Refer to QA
* X2007 Suspended


WORK IN PROCESS (WlP) Events (SYSTEM GENERATED)

* D1020 IMM1000 Created/Updated (pre-Proclamation only)
* D1062 Immigrant Case Re-opened
* D1063 IMM5292 Issued/Updated
* D1064 Immigrant Foil Issued/Updated
* D1065 Change in immigrant Category
* M1000 Application Received
* X1000 Immigrant File Created
* X1001 Interview Date
* X1003 File Transferred
* X1007 File on Loan to Satellite
* X1008 File Returned to RPC
* X1009 File Transferred to Portable CAIPS
* X1010 File Transferred from Portable CAIPS
* X2000 Paper Screening Decision Entered,
* X2001 Selection Decision Entered
* X2005 Security Decision Entered
* X2006 Final Decision Entered
* X3000 Centralized Processing ND Pilot Application
* X3001 Centralized Processing ND Control Application
* X3002 Centralized Processing FC Pilot Application
* X3003 Centralized Processing FC Control Application
* X3004 Imaging Family Class Cases for New Delhi


REGULATIONS

* A92 A93 X86 J88
* M92 M94 N79
* J02 (June 2002. IRPA)


Decision Codes
T-11 PAPER SCREENING DECISION (PSDEC)

* 1 passed
* 2 failed
* 3 withdrawal


T-12 SELECTION DECISION (SELDEC)

* 1 passed
* 2 passed on discretion
* 3 OIC required (pro-Proclamation cases)
* 4 waived
* 5 failed
* 6 failed on discretion
* 7 withdrawn
* S passed (H & C consideration) (for Refugees only)


T-13 SECURITY DECISION (BDEC)

* 1 passed
* 2 omitted - all under 18
* 3 incomplete
* 4 failed


T-13 MEDICAL DECISION (MEDDEC)

* 1 passed
* 2 Incomplete
* 3 failed
* 4 dependant failed


T-13 OTHER REQUIREMENTS (OREQ)

* 1 passed
* 2 OIC obtained
* 3 incomplete
* 4 failed
* 5 failed - criminal
* 6 failed - province
* 7 rehabilitation approved
* 8 rehabilitation denied


T-13 FINAL DECISION (FINDEC)

* 1 visa issued
* 2 permit issued/to be Issued
* 4 refused
* 5 withdrawn


SECURITY DECISION (SDEC)

* 1 passed
* 2 omitted
* 3 pending
* 4 refused


CRIMINALITY DECISION (CDEC)

* 1 passed
* 2 omitted
* 3 pending
* 4 refused


REASON FOR REFUSAL (SELDEC 5) (FOR REFUGEES)

* A Not meeting the definition of CR. RA or RS
* B Not having the ability to successfully establish
* C Not being able to be resettled for financial reasons
* D Medical Admissibility
* E Security
* F Criminality


OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

* FILE BF'D TO : File forward to
* SEC CRIM : Security criminal
* SELDEC: Selection Decision
* PSDEC: Paper Selection Decision
* BDEC: Background Decision
* OREQ: Other Requirement
* MEDDEC: Medical Decision
* FINDEC: Finantial Decision
* IMMCAT: Immigration Catergory
* SW1: Skill Worker 1
* NCR: No Criminal Record
* M01-MO7 : level of Medical assessment. M01 means perfect
* PS: Prescreen (another explain is Paper selection)
* PA: Storage area of your file
* AUTHORITY: ARW, LM seems to be officer's name
* PPS: point at paper screening stage
* PI: Principle immigrant
* XREF:cross referenced applicant
* FOSS: is a central database of applications
* NOC: National Occupation Classification

there are tons of website who doing it, I know one of my friend has use
http://caipsnote.com/index.html
to get caips note . but if you got your relative or friend in Canada then they can request CAIPS note for you very cheap.
 

Gods Not Dead

Newbie
Feb 23, 2016
4
0
haie guys i dont know if i am doing this right so bear with this newbee

my mother claimed refugee in canada
and since she left me and my siblings back in our country she senT for us to be with her just before she got her hearing.
now we are obviously her dependent children all under age. not old enough to decide if we stay with her or not etc...
so she got accepted as did all of us since we were in her file as dependents , i was 16 years old at the time
i am now 25 ( and we landed feB 3rd 2016 I KNOW IT TOOK FOREVER)
BUT instead of being happy its a sad thing for me cause our statuses are also CR8 ( conventional refugee) when she was the main claimant so now i am not able to return to my country ( well im not sure thats why im writing her to get some light shed on this) im wondering why we were not set in the DR2 category an dhow it affects us now that we are older

i believe now am a woman of my own and able to make decisions i should be able to travel to my country but this CR8 category im in when i did not claim refugee it was through my mom really changes everything HELP!!!!]
 

Taxed

Hero Member
Jul 9, 2015
285
18
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
04-2015
Doc's Request.
11-2015
AOR Received.
04-2015
Med's Request
11-2015
Med's Done....
11-2015
Interview........
9-2016 ARC Approved.: 9-2016 CSQ Issued.....: 2-2017 Re-Med's Request...: 4-2017 Re-Med's Done : 4-2017
Passport Req..
04-2017
VISA ISSUED...
04-2017
LANDED..........
05-2017
I ordered my GCMS notes and in "criminality" it says passed with an expiration date dec 2017. (Even though my PCC were submitted dec 2015)
My question is: Criminality related to the police certificates being clean or is it the background check by CSIS?
 

chilkootcee

Champion Member
Mar 3, 2015
1,057
59
Visa Office......
Abu Dhabi
App. Filed.......
03-Jun-2015
Interview........
None required
LANDED..........
01-Apr-2016
Gods Not Dead said:
haie guys i dont know if i am doing this right so bear with this newbee

my mother claimed refugee in canada
and since she left me and my siblings back in our country she senT for us to be with her just before she got her hearing.
now we are obviously her dependent children all under age. not old enough to decide if we stay with her or not etc...
so she got accepted as did all of us since we were in her file as dependents , i was 16 years old at the time
i am now 25 ( and we landed feB 3rd 2016 I KNOW IT TOOK FOREVER)
BUT instead of being happy its a sad thing for me cause our statuses are also CR8 ( conventional refugee) when she was the main claimant so now i am not able to return to my country ( well im not sure thats why im writing her to get some light shed on this) im wondering why we were not set in the DR2 category an dhow it affects us now that we are older

i believe now am a woman of my own and able to make decisions i should be able to travel to my country but this CR8 category im in when i did not claim refugee it was through my mom really changes everything HELP!!!!]
If you want to return to your home country then you are no longer a refugee and would voluntarily do so...more information here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/refugees/vacation/index.asp

I assume if you refugee status is revoked, the only way you could return to Canada is by other immigration classes (economic, etc)

C.
 

CN410

Newbie
Feb 5, 2017
6
0
Hi,
I am trying to fill online application for Access to information. However, as per my documents, my given name is blank. What should I fill in while requesting CAIPs as it needs to fill both given name and family name. Please help urgently.
 

Elborz

Member
Nov 27, 2011
16
2
Dear all,
Do you have an idea what IM-1 on a visa stamp in a passport stands for? I guess IM stands for immigration or immigrant. but what does the number signify?
 

Elborz

Member
Nov 27, 2011
16
2
One more thing, is there an indication (encoded or not) of a category of the immigration visa in a visa stamp by the officer inside the passport? I mean if we can find out about the category of the immigration (economic, business, self-employed, entrepreneur, investment whatsoever) by looking at the visa stamp of the applicant? Do you have any idea guys?
 

pmaheshwari

Newbie
Oct 26, 2018
1
0
My dependent visa has been rejected for Canada. I have consult to an agent who advised me to call for CAIPSnote. Please suggest me the process and way around for calling it and also let me know the charges for the same.
 

Thronion Alb

Star Member
Jan 7, 2018
114
17
Hi, got GCMS notes, and the last action was :

" File retrieved and forwarded to TL/MAS for review/action "

Any idea what does it mean?!
Thanks in advance!
 
Feb 27, 2019
4
0
we have a client who got refusal in work permit from India and Officer gave reason that he is not truthfully given answer to refusal questions,When we applied CAIPS notes then it states that he had3 refusals but he mentioned that he never applied. Could there be any discrepancy in GCMS notes too. because he is saying that he is not person who applied 3 times before this work permit??