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17 June 2014

How to Fill Up the Forms That Lacks Spacing

You've just started filling up the forms for the FSW Canadian Immigration application and found that the space provided in the PDF file is not enough.

Then how do you fit the word "Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering" in the box provided?

At the form Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]item #7, for example, you can see that the boxes are too small for the long words.

You can type the abbreviated words in it but it will be informal and inappropriate if you don't type it completely.  There are tons of Degree names in the world and it would be difficult to trace that abbreviation.

We can do something about this though.

How to Fill Up The Forms If There are No More Space?

Actually, the form stated that the information can be type-written or hand-written.  There are two options that I can suggest.

Option 1 - Type all the words first for the answer of the questions that fits to the boxes and print the whole form, and those that does not fit should be written by hand.

Writing by hand should be in a clear and PRINTED manner so that it can be read clearly by the officer.

Option 2 - Type all words that fits at the other question boxes and type inside the description tab as "Pls. See Attached Sheet".



At a separate sheet of paper, you can create the whole table and indicate your name, title of the document form, and insert all your details.

If you want to view and get a copy of the sample form, you can email me at benalagnam@yahoo.com so I can share it to you at my Google Drive.

(Please send me an email if you want a link to the document)

How to Fill Up The Forms With More Than 5 Entries?
Another problem is that the forms have limited number of rows, especially at the form (Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]item #8 "Personal History").

The only option that I can suggest to you is to type in all the entries that fits to the form.  After the last entry, you will type at the Activity section as "Additional Details at Attached Sheet". It should look like this...


Then you need to create an attachment with your additional details and insert that right next to the form's page.

I made sample attachment sheet for your reference.  Please do take note that all contents on that sample sheet are all fictitious.

(Please send me an email if you want a link to the document)


How to get the Sample Attachments?
Those who are interested, you can email me at benalagnam@yahoo.com so I can share the documents to you.   These documents are intended to those who are interested only, that is why I did not included it here.

Leave a message to me and please indicate the document that you want.

So now, your problem is solved and you can already fit the long words perfectly to the form.

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34 comments:

  1. Hi Ben,

    Thank you for this post. Then how about those people who have more than 5 entries? That No 6 entry will just appear in the attached document right? I have that issue of more than 5 entries for the question "Personal History".

    Please also share the sample of attached document.

    Thank you Very much

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    1. Please check the post above, I updated it already...

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  2. Hi Ben,

    I am unable to type in my work experience "Financial Analyst" complete in the box.

    Should I do the same for that as well in the Economic classes section. Also do you staple the forms together?

    Thanks,

    Omar

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    1. Hi Omar, you can do the same like the ones I shared you.

      Here's the link on what I did with my application:
      http://memovingtocanada.blogspot.sg/2014/05/how-i-sent-my-fsw-application-documents.html#.U9ZHPfmSz0Q

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  3. Hi, I am an OFW and my work pass expires in August 2016. How do I enter my latest work experience in the Personal History? Should it be 2014-08 to 2016-08 (validity of my work pass)? or should it be 2014-08 to 2014-09 ( 'to date' to be based on the month of my application)? Thanks!

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    1. It should be the month of your application 2014-09.

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  4. Thanks for the quick reply! I also have the following questions : under the same form, under the parents' details.. how did you write your parents' name.. did you include the middle name under the given name? When I was in high school, I stopped school for a year, also changed school.. should I mention this under the Education section? Thanks again.

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    1. Parent's Question (IMM5669, #4,5): only the the given name and family name...NO middle name.

      Put the education levels and school year in details and institution attended. In my opinion regarding the gap of school year, you don't need to provide that gap info since this question is pertaining to your education only.

      For the date gaps, it should be at the Personal History. In your case, it will not be included since it happened when you're under 18.

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    2. Hi Ben, this is helpful. I got stuck on question #4,5 for a while because of the 3 boxes/spaces under Name. This comment helped me out :)

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  5. What should I do with activities overlapped in personal history question?! For example: working part time during full time studying.

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    1. I suggest to indicate as follows
      ex: Cook: Full time (Mon-Fri - 8-5pm),
      then another entry job like
      Carpenter Part Time(Mon-Fri 6-8pm).
      If it doesn't fit, attach another sheet.

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  6. Hi Ben good day. Im am little bit confused on question #12 (addresses). I lived in Pangasinan,Philippines from january 2004 -february 2014 and now im working here in Newfoundland,Canada since february 2014 with 2years contract. I will send my application this month of December. Is it right that I should place February 2014 - December 2014 (which is the month of my application) or the same with what reflected on my contract which is February 2014 -February 2016. Thanks

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    1. Write the following:
      Jan 2004-Feb 2014 -Pangasinan, Philippines
      Feb2014-Dec2014 - Newfoundland, Canada

      Dont' be confused, they are just asking your address to the present and that doesn't include the future. Your address is where you live since 2004 until the date of your application.

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  7. hi may i ask if it is ok to use the initials n/a for not applicable info for the forms?

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  8. Hi Ralph, N/A is OK. But if you can fit in "Not Applicable", it's better.

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    1. how about forms that are not applicable to me such as, add dependants, sched 4a business nominees, sched 5 Quebec and use of representative should i fill it up even though there are not applicable to me? or i just need to cross them out in the checklist and not include them in mailing my application?

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    2. Cross out the forms at the checklist and don't include it in your application.

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  9. and one more thing is it ok that i used pencil for hand writing some of the information in my application?

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    1. For drafting, Yes, for final submission, I recommend that you use a pen. The best is typewritten or computer printed.

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  10. Hello Ben,in personal history should i indicate my vacations?thank u

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  11. What is an address ??? I spend One month on Vacation ?? is that my new address for a monthe.

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  12. All of these forms are very lacking. What is a dependant ??? CIC definition ?????????????????????????////

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    1. Here's the link for the CIC definition of dependent...
      http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-06-23.asp

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  13. Hey Ben
    Any idea on how did you manage to put the Birthdate according to their format (yyyy-mm-dd). Cause whenever I click an automated calender opens and the format is by default (dd-mm-yyyy). I tried changing settings from my pc. But it is not working? Do you suggest to put that in ink rather than printing then?

    And please send me a sample of your form and attachment! shammi.polen@gmail.com

    Thanks a ton.

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  14. Hi Ben,

    You are doing great advise. Hats off. I filled out IMM 5669 Personal history like this:

    2015-01 to today
    2014-07 t0 2015-01
    2014-07 to 2014-07 ( worked for 5 days only in one company)
    2014-05 to 2014-07
    2013-11 to 2014-04

    is that looking ok ?. any gaps?. making sense?. let me know your kind opinion.

    Thanks bro.

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  15. Hi Ben,

    I have few questions regarding IMM5669 form:-

    1) Question 2 (Your Full name written in native language) - My native languate is Punjabi so do I need to write my name in Punjabi or only Arabic, Cyrillic, Korean, Japanese are require to mention as example given in the form.

    2) Date of Death:- If death not happened do I need to write NOT APPLICABLE or need to leave date space blank.

    3) Question 7 - i didn't study in trade school do I need to leave it blank or I need to put NA

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    1. 1. Write the full name in Punjabi.
      2. Indicate Not Applicable
      3. Indicate Not Applicable
      -Ben

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  16. Good morning ,i just wantnto ask my daughter is 32 years old and married ,and my status is Divorce
    my question is ..,do i need to click the "REMOVE the DEPENDANT in bleu color " in IMM0008 generic form? thank u so much ,and do i need tomwrite my husband in the family information form.thanks again God bless.

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    1. Accompanying you to Canada or not, you need to include your family members' details in the form.

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  17. Good day again Mr. Ben, if i going to include my daughter aged 32 years old and married in Imm 0008 Generic, What would be my reason why am i Not accompanying my daughter in Canada.? thank u again God bless.

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    1. Please drop me an email to benalagnam@yahoo.com.

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  18. hi, please is there any question which is related to refusal in Schedule A [IMM5669] form? because embassy is asking for adding these details. how can i add and which question it is related to?

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    1. Yes, there is, in page 1. If you answered Yes, provide the details below the form. For further clarification, join the MM2C Community and you can post your questions there.

      https://www.memovingtocanada.com

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