Imm 5669 Personal History Essay


IMM5669E - Question 8- Personal History

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    Posted: 15 Feb 2013 at 10:42am
Hi today I received an email from CIC asking for more information about my personal history (Question 8 - IMM5669E).   Originally I couldn't put all my personal history into the space that was provided as it wasn't enough space so I copied the blank fields and 'photoshopped' duplicating it so there was enough for my history.  I believe CIC are asking me to to this again using the official form.  However, this will mean using duplicate amounts of the same form (maybe 5 in total).  When doing this  will I have to replicate the other information for the other questions as well again each time?
How did others complete their personal history when there wasn't enough space?  
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skytra7 wrote:

Hi today I received an email from CIC asking for more information about my personal history (Question 8 - IMM5669E).   Originally I couldn't put all my personal history into the space that was provided as it wasn't enough space so I copied the blank fields and 'photoshopped' duplicating it so there was enough for my history. I believe CIC are asking me to to this again using the official form. However, this will mean using duplicate amounts of the same form (maybe 5 in total). When doing this will I have to replicate the other information for the other questions as well again each time?


How did others complete their personal history when there wasn't enough space?

Since I had to provide information going back four decades, I had a lot of information that did not fit into the background declaration form. I did not attempt to copy the form, but did just as the form instructed (then, several years ago, and still today):
If there is not enough space to provide all the necessary information, attach to this form a separate sheet of paper with further details. Print your name at the top of each additional sheet and indicate the form's title and the number of the question you are answering.
That is precisely what I did. While I generally followed the format in the form, I did so in terms of content not form (no boxes, not in a table format for example).

I do not know, of course, but I suspect there is something other than the way you presented this information underlying this request.

Reminder: no gaps.
It is critical that there be no gaps, no month left out.

Foremost: read the instructions in the email carefully and re-read them, and follow them as precisely as you can.

If those instructions do not prescribe the use of a particular form, do not worry about using a particular form. If they do specify using a particular form, yes, use that form, and if multiple copies are required, yes, of course, use multiple copies.

Make sure your name and other identification information (client number) is at the top of every single page.

I do not understand why or how you "photoshopped" the form to begin with. If you mean by this that you simply copied the box multiple times, with multiple copies of the box appearing on a single page, so long as the information was complete, no gaps were left, that should have sufficed. If you failed to put both your name and the item number on the top of that page (or pages) that might account for it being separated from your application, if that is the problem.

You make it sound as if the email requests you to re-submit the entirety of your personal history. If so, that is what you need to do. Most important things are (1) read and follow the instructions carefully, precisely, and (2) be complete (no gaps), and (3) be accurate, be honest.

Bureaucracy is what bureaucracy does, or When in doubt, follow the instructions. Otherwise, follow the instructions.



BTW: Not an expert, not a Can. lawyer, never worked in immigration

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Feb 15th 2013, 3:10 pm   #2
 
Re: IMM5669E - Question 8- Personal History

Fill in the 5 spaces on the form, then attach a supplementary form with the extra info. We just did ours in Word and recreated the table (just used the same headings) and used that to fill in the rest of the history.

On that sheet, make sure you put something like "IMM0008 Question 8 - Supplementary information" and then the sponsors/sponsored person's names at the top - just in case the sheet gets separated at any point. We just slotted ours behind the rest of the IMM0008 form (so had the however many pages of the IMM0008 form, and then the extra page at the end).

We took this same approach for all questions where we needed more space, I had quite a few pages of supplementary information in the end.
 
Feb 15th 2013, 5:40 pm   #4
 
Re: IMM5669E - Question 8- Personal History

Just realised my response referenced imm 0008, should have been 5669 buy the same logic is still applicable.

I can't remember offhand, but is this the "10 years or since age 18, whichever comes first" question?
 
Feb 16th 2013, 1:12 am   #7
Re: IMM5669E - Question 8- Personal History

Originally Posted by skytra7
Thanks for replies. I think I might have made some error in my understanding of the email CIC sent earlier (so my original post might be somewhat wrong)....

CIC have emailed me to ask for more information about my personal history about 'specific dates'.

They have asked for more info about "date x to x; date x -x; date x-x and date x -x."

They are also asking me to go back to 18, but the guidelines at the time of application allowed applicants two choices, and as a mature person I went back only 10 years.

How should I reply to this? Should I simply write out the extra requested info as an additional form?

And do you have to post it back or can you reply to the email? (it doesn't really state how to reply).

P.s - Also just had a look at the NEW 5669 form and it seems to have changed somewhat to the older one I did. There is now a column/field which says 'status in country' for section 8. What's that about please? My assumption is that is where you sate, employed, student, unemployed etc, am I right?

thanks again!
Complete the new form providing the information they request - status in Country means - citizen, worker, visitor etc

Then e-mail and post a copy of the completed and signed form to them.
 

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