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New Form Generic-IMM 0008 issued with Bar code for PR Applicants, PNP and QSW

Discussion in 'Provincial Nomination Program Immigration' started by mkshah, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. For all new applicants who are collecting their documents and will submit their file for PNP or QSW, now there is a new IMM 0008 form to be attached (photocopy of form) with your initial application:.

    Old format of IMM 0008 will be accepted till March 2012 though for new applicants.

    Note: As of July 18, 2011, applicants for Permanent Residence are asked to complete the new Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008). Applicants are encouraged to complete the form electronically and validate the information to generate 2D barcodes before printing. To ensure you have the most recent application form, please use the link to the application form below.

    How to use this application package

    Download and read the instruction guide to complete your application forms
    •Use the new Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]. It can be completed and saved on a computer. You will need Adobe Reader 8.1 or higher.•Filling the form electronically is easier and reduces the risk of errors that can slow down the application process.
    •Trouble downloading? Right-click on the link and select ‘Save Target As...'

    Complete, validate, print, sign and date your application forms

    To ensure you submit all the pages:

    IMM 0008:

    a.Click on the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form. (Note: Validating the form before printing ensures you have answered all the questions and will avoid delays in processing your application.)
    b.A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
    c.Print, sign and date the form.
    ◦Print on white, bond-quality and non-glossy paper
    ◦Use of a laser printer is recommended
    d.Place the barcode page on the top of each individual package.

    Link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/quebec/apply-application.asp

    Link to download this new form: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM0008ENU_2D.pdf


    New forms and an updated Instruction Guide and Document Checklist (IMM 5612) are now available. Applicants should follow the new Instruction Guide when preparing to submit an application

    Federal skilled worker applications received by the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) after November 14, 2011 must be prepared using the updated instruction guide and Document Checklist (IMM 5612) or they will be returned as incomplete.

    The CIO will continue to accept the Application for Permanent Residence in Canada (IMM0008) until March 31, 2012. After that date, only the new version of the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008) will be accepted and all previous versions will be returned to applicants.

    Note: As of July 18, 2011, applicants for Permanent Residence are asked to complete the new Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008). Applicants are encouraged to complete the form electronically and validate the information to generate 2D barcodes before printing. To ensure you have the most recent application form, please use the link to the application form below.
  2. Hi there,

    Just have a quick question here.......can I make any changes to my application after clicking the validate button? Do I have to click validate button again after editing? 'coz I tried removing the dependent data and the bar codes were gone =(

    Thanks =)
  4. Thanks for replying mkshah =)

    I'm sorry I don't know what is BIQ and not familiar about application for selection certificate or federal part :(........i am sponsoring my mom to come to live in Ontario, don't know if it relates to the type of application u r asking me...........my visa office is in Manila Philippines

    My application for sponsorship was first submitted last Feb 2009, I got a letter from CIC last month stating they will start processing my application and required me to fill up forms IMM 0008, IMM 5406, etc to be submitted w/in 90 days. I am just wondering does that mean I am already approved as sponsor?
  5. Hi there,

    If someone can help me with GEneric Form ,,, In dependants Details,,,I can't fill all the columns of my Father's details because he's not any more (expired),,,and i can't able to get barcodes after validating the form because i left some of column's unfilled like their current marital status etc,, so what should i do ???
    I will be appreciated for yur help..
  6. Hello there,
    You have to validate again after any change you make.

    Hope this work for you..
    Good luck!!!!
  7. Hii Yanesrahn

    I tried to do but it still asks me to fill the all columns like My father's Marital status ???? And i don't know what to write ....
  8. hello Khush Sidhu...
    I am not a expert but, I think you have to write the marital status of your father (married....) and in the additional family information write deceased, and in one of the schedule they ask for the date of decease

    I hope this work for you...
    Good luck
  9. Hi. I need help. I have been asked to submit the new forms again with the medicals. In dependents section of the new generic form (personal details: part 12) where it asks for dependent type, I have a problem. When I was applying in December 2009, my son was under 22, therefore type A. His age and type must have been 'locked in' at the time when my application reached Nova Scotia then. However, now my son is over 22. So what do I do? He was not type B when I applied, yet now if I fill the forms again, technically he can't be type A either on the forms. So what do I do??
    Also, my son has dual nationality, which passport details should be put on the form?
  10. i will suggest you to write a mail to cic with ur query.
    After July 2011, every applicant has to submit the new generic form at time of 2nd AOR. As you are at medicals, I dont see any problems here. You just need to submit the details in this new generic form which u given at the time of applying. Also, you must attach notarized copies of both the docs supporting dual nationality of your child and should attach a covering letter mentioning this clearly.
    Best way to clear this confusion is: write an email to cic details given on the website. Mention ur situation and seek for their view on this matters.

  11. Regarding form IMM008 Generic Application Form. I have printed it and already filled up all details. Is it REQUIRED that I complete the form on-line ?
  12. This is a good question, because I have filled out my forms and didn't use the validate button. All the information is there and I don't want to complicate matters with this barcode stuff. It's hard enough to get everything in as it is!

    Can anybody answer this: MUST you use the 'validate' buttons if they are on the online forms? I ask because I have mailed copies with handwritten info that my spouse filled out; she isn't a computer type and I told her to just print them and fill them out by hand.

    I can't see them making the validate a 'must do', but only to assist in the completion process.
  13. You may fill up the form off line. However, when you have completed filling up the form, you must be online to VALIDATE your application. It is a MUST that you validate. Only after validation you will get the bar codes that you need to put on top of your generic application. The generic application form is so easy to accomplish. You will notice that there are areas that automatically gets shaded out if they are not applicable to you. Anybody can fill it up as long as you provide the right information.

    My advice is you fill it up using your computer. It was designed to be filled up that way. If you don't, you are putting your application at risk of being returned to you and it will cause a significant delay in the entire process. Hope this helps!
  14. Thanks for the advice. I really wish they would put that somewhere in the instructions, however...I fully intended on sending in the forms without validation. I knew the forms were complete, but couldn't validate because for some reason this very important document won't even OPEN on my spouse's computer! Completely frustrating. I suggested we just print them and not worry about validation, but this was back in January...they have since changed the forms.

    Onwards and upwards...lol.
  15. Hi guys!

    Have a problem here regarding the Generic Form-IMM 0008. Done filling out all question, have to validate but has an error..."The number of clients in the application does not match how many family members, including you, that you indicated in question 3....You have indicated 5 family members, including you, are to be included in this application. Please enter personal information for all clients, including you." On the checklist of documents, on the Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) (if you have more than five (5) family members)...I indicated 5(family members) in question 3 (How many family members, including you, are in this application). Does it mean i have to fill up on the IMM 0008DEP Form

    By the way, my partner is sponsoring us (family)

    thanks in advance!

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