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AishB

Hero Member
Sep 29, 2020
684
197
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
CIO
NOC Code......
2146
App. Filed.......
13-02-2021
AOR Received.
13-02-2021
Hi, much appreciated if anyone can help with a rough interpretation here as to, what the current status of my application is, EE FSW-O, Dec 2020 ITA, Jan 2021 AOR, Feb 2021 MEP, Feb 2021 biometrics completed, Mar 2021 IP2, initiated a webform last week and received a reply this morning as follows:
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Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your enquiry to the Migration Section of the High Commission of Canada.

The application is now queued for review. Once the review has taken place, if any further documentation or information is required before a decision can be made on the application, our office will contact you. Until the review has been completed, we will not be able to provide any further information. Please wait to be contacted by our office.

We hope this information will be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) / Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC)
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Thanks a lot!
Looks like your application is queued for review - possibly eligibility review.
 

Sujithavarma

Member
Nov 25, 2020
17
1
@legalfalcon need you suggestion here. I have received my GCMS notes with eligibility as PASSED but in the notes of employment agent mentioned as review required as they have discussed about my current company experience only which will be 2.7 months. But I have previous experience of 1 year from another company and submitted all the required documents already.

so please suggest do I need to raise a webform or already the status is passed can I ignore
Can anyone help pls?
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,046
9,401
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
@legalfalcon need you suggestion here. I have received my GCMS notes with eligibility as PASSED but in the notes of employment agent mentioned as review required as they have discussed about my current company experience only which will be 2.7 months. But I have previous experience of 1 year from another company and submitted all the required documents already.

so please suggest do I need to raise a webform or already the status is passed can I ignore

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 to (FSW / CEC / FTW). To streamline 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 them 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 is “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 employee 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, it does happen. This is why the eligibility is only passed when an officer conclusively marks the eligibility as passed.

Finally, there is a “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 known as Certificate of Deposit (CD) in the US. Similarly, treasury bonds, mutual funds, stocks, and many other investment vehicles are there. If your PoF is 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 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.

These are just some of the scenarios.
 
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pankyy

Star Member
May 28, 2020
70
11
Got my ATIP file, requested last Aug. 9th. Some details:

AOR: Jan. 14th, 2021
FSW Inland

Assessments:
Eligibility: Passed
Security: Not Started
Criminality: In Progress
Medical: Passed
Info Sharing: Complete

Assignment to: RC-9515
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Any idea about criminality processing time?
 

îleless

Hero Member
Jan 23, 2021
227
82
Got my ATIP file, requested last Aug. 9th. Some details:

AOR: Jan. 14th, 2021
FSW Inland

Assessments:
Eligibility: Passed
Security: Not Started
Criminality: In Progress
Medical: Passed
Info Sharing: Complete

Assignment to: RC-9515
-------------------
Any idea about criminality processing time?
What's your VO?
 

Kriff

Full Member
Apr 21, 2019
26
5
@legalfalcon Good day. I and my girlfriend both have active Expres Entry applications that were submitted in Jan 2021. We plan on getting married very soon, as we would be relocating to another country pending the time Canada gives us PPR. Outside having to inform IRCC of the change in marital status, would we have to withdraw one of the two applications? How does this affect or influence our applications?

Thank you.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,046
9,401
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
@legalfalcon Good day. I and my girlfriend both have active Expres Entry applications that were submitted in Jan 2021. We plan on getting married very soon, as we would be relocating to another country pending the time Canada gives us PPR. Outside having to inform IRCC of the change in marital status, would we have to withdraw one of the two applications? How does this affect or influence our applications?

Thank you.
There is no need to withdraw, you can have two EE applications. However, when you inform IRCC of the change of martial status, you will have to also inform whether the spouse is accompanying or not.
 

sadiqsankara

Newbie
Aug 5, 2020
8
0
Good day @legalfalcon I'm about to fill the CBSA consent form for gcms note using getgcms.com. Since I applied as spouse non-accompanying, will I also fill out my spouse's information on the form too? or just my info alone.

Also, I'm confuse about the section 2 on of the form tilted: Your Designated Individual's Information. The names and email on the section are prefilled as RAI MANMEET and contact@gcms.com respectively. What info should I input on the remaiming field such as: City, Province/territory, County, Postal code, Firm/organization, and Tel-phone no.
 

yelle

Full Member
Nov 27, 2020
26
1
@legalfalcon please help…

I applied for TRV last year which was approved and I am a dependent for my husband’s application for PR in January.

In my last year’s application for TRV there’s a question if I have ever been asked to leave a country I answered no - I’m living in France and I have received a letter in 2014 stating I should leave France except that in 2016 the order to leave France have been canceled as I was able to secure my permit to stay.

for this year’s PR application, we answered yes to that question and made a letter of explanation for it and I am now a resident here and applying for French nationality.

IRCC told us that our application was sent to Canada in January and was sent back here in France because it requires local expertise - and we think it’s because of my situation.

my husband has yet to receive his BIL andwe’re waiting for that since. Will they charge us of misrepresentation for this?
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,046
9,401
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
@legalfalcon please help…

I applied for TRV last year which was approved and I am a dependent for my husband’s application for PR in January.

In my last year’s application for TRV there’s a question if I have ever been asked to leave a country I answered no - I’m living in France and I have received a letter in 2014 stating I should leave France except that in 2016 the order to leave France have been canceled as I was able to secure my permit to stay.

for this year’s PR application, we answered yes to that question and made a letter of explanation for it and I am now a resident here and applying for French nationality.

IRCC told us that our application was sent to Canada in January and was sent back here in France because it requires local expertise - and we think it’s because of my situation.

my husband has yet to receive his BIL andwe’re waiting for that since. Will they charge us of misrepresentation for this?
Since you have answered yes and provided cairification, there is no need to be concerned.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,046
9,401
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
Good day @legalfalcon I'm about to fill the CBSA consent form for gcms note using getgcms.com. Since I applied as spouse non-accompanying, will I also fill out my spouse's information on the form too? or just my info alone.

Also, I'm confuse about the section 2 on of the form tilted: Your Designated Individual's Information. The names and email on the section are prefilled as RAI MANMEET and contact@gcms.com respectively. What info should I input on the remaiming field such as: City, Province/territory, County, Postal code, Firm/organization, and Tel-phone no.
Please contact get gems directly for any specific questions about your request.