Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CIO Assessment Notice - Applications filed after June 26, 2010



Today, we have received the first Centralized Intake Office (CIO) assessment notice for application filed after the June 26, 2010 changes. It is just weird that the notice we received is for an applicant whose application was filed last week of July 2010. We have some clients filed weeks before that.

Anyway, to give you an idea about the content of the letter, here's a summary


  • Basis of eligiblity (work experience or arranged employment

  • Acknowledgement for your payment

  • Your File No. and information on what happens next: your application will be forwarded to Canadian Visa Office for further processing

  • That you should inform the Visa Office in case of changes in your application (e.g. birth or adoption of a child, marriage or common-law relationship, new occupation or employer, submission of an Arranged Employment Opinion approved by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, change of address, change of e-mail address, change of immigration representative, etc). Please include a letter identifying what the changes are any relevant supporting documents. If your documents are not in English or French, send a notarized (certified) translation with a copy of the originals.

  • Prior to the June 26, 2010 changes, upon receipt of CIO Notice, applicants are being given 12o days to submit supporting documents. It looks like that the instruction on when to submit your original or supporting documents will be coming from the Visa Office this time. Most likely, you will be given only 45 days to comply. You better get your documents ready as early as now.