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nameissan

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Jun 7, 2021
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My wife had some issues with fingerprints so we received a new biometric letter yesterday. We have booked biometrics appointment for today.
Do we need to send any webform after giving the biometrics?
 
 

maghool71

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Jan 22, 2021
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Hi guys, after adding my spouse to my application and submitting all the required files, would I see any updates on my online profile? Like my spouse's name will be added to my online profile or something like that? Thanks!
@legalfalcon
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,732
9,677
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 guys, after adding my spouse to my application and submitting all the required files, would I see any updates on my online profile? Like my spouse's name will be added to my online profile or something like that? Thanks!
@legalfalcon
After your souse has been added, you will see your spouse's name and UCI number on the right top corner where you have your UCI number.
 
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ahmanj

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Jan 19, 2021
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Hi @legalfalcon !

I have two questions for you.

1. Is there any hope/tentative timeline for FSW outland. i received ITA june 2020 and submitted all my docs on Aug 14 including medical. biometrics completed on 7 September 2020. no update since then. What would you propose; calling IRCC or ordering notes?

2. i provided all documents for proof of funds along with my application and my funds are still sitting in my account. if i lease a car, will it affect my proof of funds? what do they actually check in this regard?

Let me know if you require additional information and thank you very much for your time and advice!

Regards,
 
 

nameissan

Member
Jun 7, 2021
19
5
My wife had some issues with fingerprints so we received a new biometric letter last week. We have completed our biometrics and I could see the new biometric details are reflecting against my wife's details?
Do we need to send any webform to IRCC now? Also they didn't take any photos with biometric this time because of covid(mask), not sure if that will delay anything further.

AOR-July 29th 2020
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,732
9,677
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 !

I have two questions for you.

1. Is there any hope/tentative timeline for FSW outland. i received ITA june 2020 and submitted all my docs on Aug 14 including medical. biometrics completed on 7 September 2020. no update since then. What would you propose; calling IRCC or ordering notes?

2. i provided all documents for proof of funds along with my application and my funds are still sitting in my account. if i lease a car, will it affect my proof of funds? what do they actually check in this regard?

Let me know if you require additional information and thank you very much for your time and advice!

Regards,
1. Use the free resources. send webform or call, and if yu still do not get any substantive update, then you can consider requesting GCMS notes.

2. No, it will have no impact. IRCC does not do credit checks.
 
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nameissan

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Jun 7, 2021
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@legalfalcon I am July 2020 CEC Inland Applicant. My current work permit is expiring soon and I want to apply for BOWP.
My wife is currently on open work permit but she has never worked. She was dependent on my PR application but I didn't claim any points for her education/employment.
My question is can I apply for her open work permit with my BOWP? If yes, do I need to provide any additional documents (like my employment letter etc.)?
If not, I have to apply for her status as visitor, can I do that? Will changing her status from Open Work Permit to Visitor Permit will have any impact on my PR application and do I need to inform IRCC of the same?
 
 

Kelly11063

Full Member
Mar 1, 2021
23
2
@legalfalcon I just received my GCMS note today, and in 2020.10.06, they made a note and here is what it says:

"Case analyst: Review Required Lock-in Date: 2020-07-06_Exxxxx PA: xxxx-EE CEC Having analyzed this application based on the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file, I make the following recommendation. ANALYST RECOMMENDATION: Review Required SUMMARY NOTES: A11.2: Appears Met R87.1: CEC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS-Review Required Ready to Finalized RPRF: Complete"

"INTEGRATED SEARCH(FOSS.GCMS): NO ADVERSE INFORMATION"

"WORK EXPERIENCE: Lock-in Date: 2020-07-06 2019-06 to 2020-07-Administative Assistant (NOC: 1241)-at xxxx Letter confirms salary of $xx/hr-Letter confirms full/time employment; CEC Work: 0 year(s) 0 month(s) of 1 year(s)-REVIEW REQUIRED CRS Canadian Work: 0 year(s) 0 month(s) of 1 year(s)-REVIEW REQUIRED"

Please tell me what does it mean? I received ADR about Schedule A on 2020.10.07

Thank you very much
 

shomaro

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Jan 6, 2020
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@legalfalcon I just received my GCMS note today, and in 2020.10.06, they made a note and here is what it says:

"Case analyst: Review Required Lock-in Date: 2020-07-06_Exxxxx PA: xxxx-EE CEC Having analyzed this application based on the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file, I make the following recommendation. ANALYST RECOMMENDATION: Review Required SUMMARY NOTES: A11.2: Appears Met R87.1: CEC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS-Review Required Ready to Finalized RPRF: Complete"

"INTEGRATED SEARCH(FOSS.GCMS): NO ADVERSE INFORMATION"

"WORK EXPERIENCE: Lock-in Date: 2020-07-06 2019-06 to 2020-07-Administative Assistant (NOC: 1241)-at xxxx Letter confirms salary of $xx/hr-Letter confirms full/time employment; CEC Work: 0 year(s) 0 month(s) of 1 year(s)-REVIEW REQUIRED CRS Canadian Work: 0 year(s) 0 month(s) of 1 year(s)-REVIEW REQUIRED"

Please tell me what does it mean? I received ADR about Schedule A on 2020.10.07

Thank you very much

You claimed 1 year of CEC work experience but the case analyst didn't acknowledge it. Check your documents to support your work experience to see if they are complete (at least a reference letter with job responsibilities and duration, salaries, together with all the pay stubs, should be included).
 
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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,732
9,677
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
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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,732
9,677
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 I just received my GCMS note today, and in 2020.10.06, they made a note and here is what it says:

"Case analyst: Review Required Lock-in Date: 2020-07-06_Exxxxx PA: xxxx-EE CEC Having analyzed this application based on the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file, I make the following recommendation. ANALYST RECOMMENDATION: Review Required SUMMARY NOTES: A11.2: Appears Met R87.1: CEC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS-Review Required Ready to Finalized RPRF: Complete"

"INTEGRATED SEARCH(FOSS.GCMS): NO ADVERSE INFORMATION"

"WORK EXPERIENCE: Lock-in Date: 2020-07-06 2019-06 to 2020-07-Administative Assistant (NOC: 1241)-at xxxx Letter confirms salary of $xx/hr-Letter confirms full/time employment; CEC Work: 0 year(s) 0 month(s) of 1 year(s)-REVIEW REQUIRED CRS Canadian Work: 0 year(s) 0 month(s) of 1 year(s)-REVIEW REQUIRED"

Please tell me what does it mean? I received ADR about Schedule A on 2020.10.07

Thank you very much

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.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
18,732
9,677
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 I am July 2020 CEC Inland Applicant. My current work permit is expiring soon and I want to apply for BOWP.
My wife is currently on open work permit but she has never worked. She was dependent on my PR application but I didn't claim any points for her education/employment.
My question is can I apply for her open work permit with my BOWP? If yes, do I need to provide any additional documents (like my employment letter etc.)?
If not, I have to apply for her status as visitor, can I do that? Will changing her status from Open Work Permit to Visitor Permit will have any impact on my PR application and do I need to inform IRCC of the same?

You can apply for your SOWP along with your BOWP.

You can also file for a visitor's record. However, either SOWP or the visitor's record will depend on your status in Canada.
 
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