Where is my file?

Old Nov 18th 2003, 3:51 am
  #1  
Siditai
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Default Where is my file?

Hi

I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".

I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
files awaiting the transfer.

I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
still in Buffalo but I am not sure".

Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
out?

The exact quote from the notes would be:

PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003

Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 5:37 am
  #2  
Jim Humphries
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No one can say except Buffalo. Hold your document until the interview or
you are requested to send it in or get a letter from LA. There is really no
urgency since you will likely have an interview in 7 or 8 months or so.
--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi
    > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > files awaiting the transfer.
    > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > out?
    > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 7:01 am
  #3  
Andrew Miller
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Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from Buffalo
stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't mean
Los Angeles.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi
    > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > files awaiting the transfer.
    > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > out?
    > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 7:07 am
  #4  
Jim Humphries
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Well, let's be clear. There is no doubt that someone has requested that the
paper file be sent to LA i.e. Los Angeles, and not someone with those
intials.
--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84...
    > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from Buffalo
    > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't mean
    > Los Angeles.
    > --
    > ../..
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > >
    > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > >
    > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > >
    > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > > out?
    > >
    > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > >
    > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > >
    > > Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 9:19 am
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Andrew Miller
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Well Jim, it is not that clear, not even close.

If it would be the fact as you claim the please tell me where paper file was
sent in following examples - CPT, RET, AR and BV?

All 4 are from the same "paper file sent to <xxx> file BF'D to ..." line in
CAIPS files for my clients' cases processed by Buffalo.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________



"Jim Humphries" <jhumphri(stop spam)@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:0_uub.428474$9l5.165060@pd7tw2no...
    > Well, let's be clear. There is no doubt that someone has requested that
the
    > paper file be sent to LA i.e. Los Angeles, and not someone with those
    > intials.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84...
    > > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from Buffalo
    > > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't
mean
    > > Los Angeles.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > Hi
    > > >
    > > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > > >
    > > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > > >
    > > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > > >
    > > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > > > out?
    > > >
    > > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > > >
    > > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > > >
    > > > Thank you very much
    > >
    > >
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 9:45 am
  #6  
Isito
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Wait a minute, I am so confused now.

I had hired lawyers 2 years ago and they ruined my whole application.
Apart from many other flaws they did not send the proper documents
proving that my sister was a landed immigrant. According to my caips
notes I was exactly 5 points short (old selection criteria – 66
points). However I am not sure if this is a reason I need to have an
interview as the notes say that the interview is necessary to confirm
the bonafides of offshore experience and education. I would not mind
having an interview but the problem is that I could not get the US
visa.

Two months ago when I posted a message here I was told that if I
update my application according to new standards and send proper
documents to claim extra 5 points for having the immigrant sister,
there is a chance to avoid the interview.

Mr. Miller, when I have asked you where to send the updated documents
(I have read to you exactly the same quote “paper file sent to
LA”) you’ve assured me that the files where already in LA
and have advised me to send any additional documents there. I hope you
remember why we’ve stopped communicating and I always felt bad
for getting this advice from you for free. I was absolutely sure that
the files were in LA; I did not even call anybody to confirm. But now
after reading all these posts I don’t know what to think. Maybe
it’s not so urgent for siditia to send the document but if there
is at least a small chance to avoid the interview (is it really?) it
is very urgent and important to me.




"Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84>...
    > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from Buffalo
    > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't mean
    > Los Angeles.
    >
    > --
    >
    > ../..
    >
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > >
    > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > >
    > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > >
    > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > > out?
    > >
    > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > >
    > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > >
    > > Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 10:27 am
  #7  
Andrew Miller
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We have another example of trying to apply answer given to question asked
under specific set of circumstances to any other case that may sound similar
but isn't.

Original poster in this thread asked about his CAIPS file note and I
answered that his file is still in Buffalo, unless he received notice that
it was transferred to LA.

As far as I remember your case was already sent for interview to LA and you
already received notification about file being transferred to LA for that
reason. If this is correct then your file is in LA and you should
communicate with LA office as instructed in the notice received.

If your CAIPS file notes state that reason for interview is to verify your
offshore education and experience then you won't avoid interview by sending
documents proving that you have relative in Canada. It will give you points,
but will not address in any way doubt processing officer has. It is
irrelevant how many points over pass mark you'll get - interview in your
case was required for very specific reason and as long as officer's doubts
are still there you won't avoid it. You had (or maybe still have) a chance
to get waiver if you would have updated your case to new law standards and
submitted conclusive evidence proving beyond any doubts your claimed
education and work experience that are being questioned.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Isito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Wait a minute, I am so confused now.
    > I had hired lawyers 2 years ago and they ruined my whole application.
    > Apart from many other flaws they did not send the proper documents
    > proving that my sister was a landed immigrant. According to my caips
    > notes I was exactly 5 points short (old selection criteria – 66
    > points). However I am not sure if this is a reason I need to have an
    > interview as the notes say that the interview is necessary to confirm
    > the bonafides of offshore experience and education. I would not mind
    > having an interview but the problem is that I could not get the US
    > visa.
    > Two months ago when I posted a message here I was told that if I
    > update my application according to new standards and send proper
    > documents to claim extra 5 points for having the immigrant sister,
    > there is a chance to avoid the interview.
    > Mr. Miller, when I have asked you where to send the updated documents
    > (I have read to you exactly the same quote “paper file sent to
    > LA”) you’ve assured me that the files where already in LA
    > and have advised me to send any additional documents there. I hope you
    > remember why we’ve stopped communicating and I always felt bad
    > for getting this advice from you for free. I was absolutely sure that
    > the files were in LA; I did not even call anybody to confirm. But now
    > after reading all these posts I don’t know what to think. Maybe
    > it’s not so urgent for siditia to send the document but if there
    > is at least a small chance to avoid the interview (is it really?) it
    > is very urgent and important to me.
    > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84>...
    > > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from Buffalo
    > > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't
mean
    > > Los Angeles.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > Hi
    > > >
    > > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > > >
    > > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > > >
    > > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > > >
    > > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > > > out?
    > > >
    > > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > > >
    > > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > > >
    > > > Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 12:59 pm
  #8  
Jim Humphries
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Each post will have its own short forms but in Buffalo you can bet that LA
is Los Angeles.
RET is most often "retire" where is the file is closed. Where it gets most
hazy is when the visa office decides to create groups of files for
processing. They can have very cryptic IDs. Many of the others are
officer's initials or a section within the visa office.

--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:8Wwub.50840$1K.411@edtnps84...
    > Well Jim, it is not that clear, not even close.
    > If it would be the fact as you claim the please tell me where paper file
was
    > sent in following examples - CPT, RET, AR and BV?
    > All 4 are from the same "paper file sent to <xxx> file BF'D to ..." line
in
    > CAIPS files for my clients' cases processed by Buffalo.
    > --
    > ../..
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    > "Jim Humphries" <jhumphri(stop spam)@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    > news:0_uub.428474$9l5.165060@pd7tw2no...
    > > Well, let's be clear. There is no doubt that someone has requested that
    > the
    > > paper file be sent to LA i.e. Los Angeles, and not someone with those
    > > intials.
    > > --
    > > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84...
    > > > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from
Buffalo
    > > > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > > > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't
    > mean
    > > > Los Angeles.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > > ../..
    > > >
    > > > Andrew Miller
    > > > Immigration Consultant
    > > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > > email: [email protected]
    > > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > > ________________________________
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > Hi
    > > > >
    > > > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got
my
    > > > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > > > >
    > > > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure
where
    > > > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not
necessarily
    > > > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > > > >
    > > > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > > > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > > > >
    > > > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in
LA?
    > > > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA
or
    > > > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > > > > out?
    > > > >
    > > > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > > > >
    > > > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > > > >
    > > > > Thank you very much
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 1:19 pm
  #9  
Andrew Miller
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So, you agree that those initials may stand for anything (regardless your
bet), not only for Los Angeles, don't you?

Or if you don't agree then can you tell the original poster that it is 100%
guaranteed that LA initials in his CAIPS notes stand for Los Angeles?

I thought so...

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
________________________________


"Jim Humphries" <jhumphri(stop spam)@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:f8Aub.430285$9l5.286725@pd7tw2no...
    > Each post will have its own short forms but in Buffalo you can bet that LA
    > is Los Angeles.
    > RET is most often "retire" where is the file is closed. Where it gets
most
    > hazy is when the visa office decides to create groups of files for
    > processing. They can have very cryptic IDs. Many of the others are
    > officer's initials or a section within the visa office.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:8Wwub.50840$1K.411@edtnps84...
    > > Well Jim, it is not that clear, not even close.
    > >
    > > If it would be the fact as you claim the please tell me where paper file
    > was
    > > sent in following examples - CPT, RET, AR and BV?
    > >
    > > All 4 are from the same "paper file sent to <xxx> file BF'D to ..." line
    > in
    > > CAIPS files for my clients' cases processed by Buffalo.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > ../..
    > >
    > > Andrew Miller
    > > Immigration Consultant
    > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > ________________________________
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Jim Humphries" <jhumphri(stop spam)@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    > > news:0_uub.428474$9l5.165060@pd7tw2no...
    > > > Well, let's be clear. There is no doubt that someone has requested
that
    > > the
    > > > paper file be sent to LA i.e. Los Angeles, and not someone with those
    > > > intials.
    > > > --
    > > > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > > > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84...
    > > > > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from
    > Buffalo
    > > > > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > > > > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file
doesn't
    > > mean
    > > > > Los Angeles.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > >
    > > > > ../..
    > > > >
    > > > > Andrew Miller
    > > > > Immigration Consultant
    > > > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > > > email: [email protected]
    > > > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > > > ________________________________
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > > Hi
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got
    > my
    > > > > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure
    > where
    > > > > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > > > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not
    > necessarily
    > > > > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > > > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files
are
    > > > > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > > > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in
    > LA?
    > > > > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA
    > or
    > > > > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find
this
    > > > > > out?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Thank you very much
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 2:48 pm
  #10  
Isito
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Mr. Miller,

The thing is that I had exactly the same case and the answer to the
original question applies to me too.
I did not receive the letter from Buffalo saying the files were sent
to LA. In this case I would not have asked you where my files were, I
could have figured this out myself. I was so sure they were in LA but
I see now that I might have wasted my time and money by sending the
additional documents and updated applications to LA.

I am sorry for my tone but I feel so frustrated right now. Yes, it
hurts me to think that I got an undergraduate and graduate degrees
from #1 department of #1 university of my country by studying 14 hours
a day for 8 years, I am getting MBA from York University but a visa
officer had doubts regarding my education. I personally know some
immigrants (who did not need an interview and got visas in couple of
months), their backgrounds, and how they obtained diplomas. But hey,
this is life, what can I do? I was hoping that transcripts from my
domestic university in a sealed envelope and a letter from York
University that I send to LA office two months ago could serve as a
confirmation of bonafide of my education for a visa officer. But if my
files are not in LA why did I even bother?



"Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<KVxub.50866$1K.6227@edtnps84>...
    > We have another example of trying to apply answer given to question asked
    > under specific set of circumstances to any other case that may sound similar
    > but isn't.
    >
    > Original poster in this thread asked about his CAIPS file note and I
    > answered that his file is still in Buffalo, unless he received notice that
    > it was transferred to LA.
    >
    > As far as I remember your case was already sent for interview to LA and you
    > already received notification about file being transferred to LA for that
    > reason. If this is correct then your file is in LA and you should
    > communicate with LA office as instructed in the notice received.
    >
    > If your CAIPS file notes state that reason for interview is to verify your
    > offshore education and experience then you won't avoid interview by sending
    > documents proving that you have relative in Canada. It will give you points,
    > but will not address in any way doubt processing officer has. It is
    > irrelevant how many points over pass mark you'll get - interview in your
    > case was required for very specific reason and as long as officer's doubts
    > are still there you won't avoid it. You had (or maybe still have) a chance
    > to get waiver if you would have updated your case to new law standards and
    > submitted conclusive evidence proving beyond any doubts your claimed
    > education and work experience that are being questioned.
    >
    > --
    >
    > ../..
    >
    > Andrew Miller
    > Immigration Consultant
    > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > email: [email protected]
    > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > ________________________________
    >
    >
    > "Isito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Wait a minute, I am so confused now.
    > >
    > > I had hired lawyers 2 years ago and they ruined my whole application.
    > > Apart from many other flaws they did not send the proper documents
    > > proving that my sister was a landed immigrant. According to my caips
    > > notes I was exactly 5 points short (old selection criteria – 66
    > > points). However I am not sure if this is a reason I need to have an
    > > interview as the notes say that the interview is necessary to confirm
    > > the bonafides of offshore experience and education. I would not mind
    > > having an interview but the problem is that I could not get the US
    > > visa.
    > >
    > > Two months ago when I posted a message here I was told that if I
    > > update my application according to new standards and send proper
    > > documents to claim extra 5 points for having the immigrant sister,
    > > there is a chance to avoid the interview.
    > >
    > > Mr. Miller, when I have asked you where to send the updated documents
    > > (I have read to you exactly the same quote “paper file sent to
    > > LA”) you’ve assured me that the files where already in LA
    > > and have advised me to send any additional documents there. I hope you
    > > remember why we’ve stopped communicating and I always felt bad
    > > for getting this advice from you for free. I was absolutely sure that
    > > the files were in LA; I did not even call anybody to confirm. But now
    > > after reading all these posts I don’t know what to think. Maybe
    > > it’s not so urgent for siditia to send the document but if there
    > > is at least a small chance to avoid the interview (is it really?) it
    > > is very urgent and important to me.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Andrew Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<FUuub.50727$1K.37420@edtnps84>...
    > > > Your file is still in Buffalo, unless you received a letter from Buffalo
    > > > stating that it has been transferred and that from now on you should
    > > > communicate with LA (or other place). "LA" in your CAIPS file doesn't
    > mean
    > > > Los Angeles.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > >
    > > > ../..
    > > >
    > > > Andrew Miller
    > > > Immigration Consultant
    > > > Vancouver, British Columbia
    > > > email: [email protected]
    > > > (delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)
    > > > ________________________________
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Siditai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > Hi
    > > > >
    > > > > I sent my original application to Buffalo in 2001. Last week I got my
    > > > > CAIPS notes saying: "paper file sent to LA".
    > > > >
    > > > > I need to send an important original document and I am not sure where
    > > > > my file is. My friend (who has recently landed) said that the file
    > > > > might not be in LA yet as "paper file sent to LA" does not necessarily
    > > > > mean it is in LA already. The file might be in Buffalo in a cue of
    > > > > files awaiting the transfer.
    > > > >
    > > > > I called CIC today and an agent told me: "my guess is the files are
    > > > > still in Buffalo but I am not sure".
    > > > >
    > > > > Anyways, if there is somebody out there who know how to read and
    > > > > understand CAIPS notes please help me. Is my file in Buffalo or in LA?
    > > > > If CIC call centre agent does not have a clue and I cannot call LA or
    > > > > Buffalo offices to speak to somebody, how am I supposed to find this
    > > > > out?
    > > > >
    > > > > The exact quote from the notes would be:
    > > > >
    > > > > PAPER FILE SENT TO LA FILE BF'D TO: CTS ON 11-11-2003
    > > > >
    > > > > Thank you very much
 
Old Nov 18th 2003, 10:42 pm
  #11  
Siditai
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Default Re: Where is my file?

I guess there is no way to find out where my file is.
Thank you anyways. I will hold the document or send photocopies to both offices.
 
Old Nov 19th 2003, 12:31 am
  #12  
Isito
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Default Re: Where is my file?

For some reason I can't find my last post, so I will post again.

Mr. Miller, I was saying that, I had exactly the same case and the
answer to the
original question would apply to me too. I did not receive the letter
from Buffalo saying the files were sent to LA and my further
correspondence had to be with LA office. In this case I would not have
asked you where my files were. There is no wonder you don't remember
my case well - you help so many people, but I told you that my CAIPS
notes were saying "the files are sent to LA" and you assured me the
files were in LA. I was so sure they were in LA but probably I have
wasted my time and money by sending the additional documents and
updated applications to LA.

My sister's immigration documents were not the only ones I have sent.
I also have updated my education and work history but why did I
bother? It seems I sent everything to the wrong address.
 

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