+1(514) 937-9445 or Toll-free (Canada & US) +1 (888) 947-9445

>>>>>>>OCTOBER 2020 AOR<<<<<<< Join here

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
16,993
8,905
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

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
16,993
8,905
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 @legalfalcon_India - I am an Indian citizen, currently in process waiting for PPR (AOR 3 Oct/FWO-Outland) however my current company is also sponsoring me for a Skilled Worker Visa to UK starting Jan 2022. Incase I get a PPR for Canada this year and also a Work Visa for UK (for 5 years) in Jan'22, is it possible to keep both - Canada PR and UK Work Visa? Or will I have renounce either of them?
You can keep both. However, once you become a PR, you have to meet the residency requirement, i.e. have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years.
 

grace1057

Full Member
Aug 3, 2020
49
29
Actually idnt knw much about reading these notes. What does this BGC include?
Just tell me then i ll look for it.
Its in your GCKey account. After you log in, check the application status, you will see "Background Check". Thank you in advance for your time.
 

DT16

Full Member
Sep 7, 2016
37
2
Usually I'm more of a passive observer of this forum. However, I received my GCMS notes and I think they are somewhat positive? lol
Under Assessments, I had the following:

Eligibility: passed
Security: (blank)
Criminality: passed
Org Crime: (blank)
Medical: passed
Misrepresentation: (blank)
Info sharing: complete
Final: (blank)

I think my security is in progress as security, org crime and misrepresentation are blank. Also the security section on my gcms notes was redacted.

My file was last touched in May. I can also see that the officer asked for my file to be transfered, I assume from my main VO in London to the CIO? maybe.

I'm an FSW-O, AOR - OCT27
Your country of residence?
 

rs572

Hero Member
Dec 10, 2016
455
85
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Visa Office......
Delhi
App. Filed.......
18-05-2017,
AOR Received.
Application received on 18-05-2017
Med's Done....
Medical test passed on 27-05-2017
Passport Req..
27-07-2017
VISA ISSUED...
27-07-2017
LANDED..........
June 1, 2018
Got PR confirmation portal request email on July 13..AOR oct 2020...EE PNP..

however, i am out of Canada and married now..i replied them about it and didnt get any response so far.. @legalfalcon what would be the next step from their side in this situation?
 
  • Like
Reactions: yooo987

srinianurag90

Star Member
Sep 2, 2020
65
34
Hi, got the Permanent Residence Confirmation Portal email today. My details below;

AOR - October 15, 2020
CEC Inland

@legalfalcon, thanks for all your guidance and support - much appreciated! I do have one last question, I'm currently vacationing in my home country for another 2 weeks and planning to return back by end of the month. Should I mention that in my response email (or) how do I handle this?

Thanks in advance...
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
16,993
8,905
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
Got PR confirmation portal request email on July 13..AOR oct 2020...EE PNP..

however, i am out of Canada and married now..i replied them about it and didnt get any response so far.. @legalfalcon what would be the next step from their side in this situation?
Just wait and if you still do not hear back, send a webform again.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
16,993
8,905
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, got the Permanent Residence Confirmation Portal email today. My details below;

AOR - October 15, 2020
CEC Inland

@legalfalcon, thanks for all your guidance and support - much appreciated! I do have one last question, I'm currently vacationing in my home country for another 2 weeks and planning to return back by end of the month. Should I mention that in my response email (or) how do I handle this?

Thanks in advance...
To be able to receive your COPR you have to be physically in Canada. You can inform IRCC that you are not in Canada and contact IRCC when you return, or you can just respond back after 2 weeks.
 
  • Like
Reactions: erwin2020

tnytny

Member
Oct 13, 2020
12
32
Your country of residence?
VO: London. But currently residing in Costa Rica, left the gloom and doom in the UK behind to enjoy the beach and weather. I guess my file will get transferred to Mexico as I notified IRCC via webform of my new address, etc.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DT16

Vinnerz

Newbie
May 29, 2018
5
0
Hello, everyone! I started following the forum lately and I really appreciate how helpful all the members have been. I have the following inquiry.

AOR: October 23, 2020, FSW-Inland. I recently got married and my spouse also has an existing Express Entry Application pending with AOR: November 29, 2020, FSW-Inland. I raised a webform and got the following reply:
"Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

When you have a permanent residence application in process, a family member could be added at a later date, even if they were listed as a non-accompanying dependant in the initial application.

To add a person to your application, we invite you to complete the following forms and mail them to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta:

and

  • The add-on request including:
    • your client ID number/UCI,
    • a detailed letter of explanation,
    • a copy of the birth certificate, marriage certificate or proof of common-law relationship, and
    • if applicable, the proof of payment.
Should I just fill out IMM 0008 and provide details of both Express Entry PR applications in LOE? or I should follow any other process. Please advise and also how will it affect the prospective timelines of my PR?

Have a great day!
 

yooo987

Star Member
Mar 24, 2020
106
37
BC
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
1221
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
29-06-2020
AOR Received.
23-11-2020
Got PR confirmation portal request email on July 13..AOR oct 2020...EE PNP..

however, i am out of Canada and married now..i replied them about it and didnt get any response so far.. @legalfalcon what would be the next step from their side in this situation?
Congrats! Did you ever update your settlement funds?
 

za_skrub

Star Member
Sep 13, 2020
81
39
and

Due date is mentioned of January 2021. Got GCMS notes in July 2021 and still its at review required. AOR is September 2020.
Basically only a case processing agent had touched your file for the most recent update on eligibility check and proposed to the officer what's on your notes. If you can upload employment verification letter with suggested changes (detailed list of duties and responsibilities) it'd be great but it's still up to the officers verdict. It only takes the office a short period of time for your app to make a huge step forward but seems they all are occupied rn...It's been 4 mths without progress for my case, btw.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
16,993
8,905
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
and

Due date is mentioned of January 2021. Got GCMS notes in July 2021 and still its at review required. AOR is September 2020.

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.