The GCMS (Global Case Management System) is a centralized information system used by the Government of Canada and IRCC to keep and process all the immigrant applications and cases.More simply put, all your information and documents since you first applied for a visa (student, visitor, work, permanent residence, citizenship) for Canada is stored in GCMS.The GCMS is a storehouse of everything related to your file, including the completed application, any supporting documents, correspondences sent to and received from IRCC and every detailed comment made by the reviewing officers. These notes can be a significant asset in knowing in detail about your visa application, its status, reasons for refusal and if there is anything required for you to submit towards the fulfilment and success of your application.
You can analyze your application to see any missing information or documents in the submitted file.
You can prepare for any upcoming document requests as mentioned in GCMS NOTES.
You can know the exact scenario of your application as the notes contain detailed information of each and every step by the immigration officer.
You can see if your representative did his job properly on the application.
GCMS PLUS notes also help you to get all the documents submitted by you or your representatives while submitting the application. So, you can check the documents submitted by him by orderingGCMS PLUS notes
You may order GCMS NOTES whenever you wish however its advised to order them under following conditions:You have submitted your application with the required documents but have not yet received your Acknowledgement of receipt(AOR). However, it is possible that your notes may be blank if your data has not been entered into the system yet.You have received your AOR. It will give you information about the when and how your file has been assessed formally and whether there is any update on the status of application.Its been 90 days since you have received AOR. Getting GCMS NOTES will show you what all progress has been made on the file and if anything is concerning regarding your file.You received a message or notification to attend a interview. Ordering GCMS NOTES will give you clear idea of why it was felt necessary by the concerned authorities to hold your interview.You have passed the medical exam. If there are any delays in between your process, the GCMS NOTES will provide the information about the reasons for the delay in your application process.
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Check status: You can check the status under order history on your account page.
Delivery: Notes will be emailed to you the same business day of receiving them from the concerned authority.
According to the Canadian Access of Information and Privacy Act, Authorities are supposed to respond in 30 days for Access to Information request (GCMS/CBSA) request. However, in some cases it takes longer than 30 days due to different workload at different offices and the number of pending requests they have. The timeline mentioned in the website is only suggestive as we have no control over the time take by the IRCC/CBSA to process the request. Sometimes, IRCC/CBSA seeks out extension of 30, 60, 90 or 120 days to undertake consultations that are necessary to comply with the request that cannot reasonably be completed within the original time limit.
No, ordering GCMS NOTES has no impact on the processing times of your application. There is no reason to believe that the process can be delayed. Instead, its been observed that some files which were not touched from long time gets noticed as the officers go through the file before releasing the notes under the ATIP request.
CBSA takes help of CSIS in the process of security screening. While some cases gets transferred to CSIS, others are not. Its recommended to order both CBSA and CSIS NOTES to know about the status of background check and screening.
It takes anywhere from 40-50 days to get CBSA and CSIS NOTES. But as these notes are sent to us via mail instead of email, there can be more late due to postal delays. Although the process is lengthy, we make sure that the notes are sent to you as soon as we receive them.
All transactions are strictly non-refundable. In any case of refusal or a delay under the law by the concerned authority, to whom the request was submitted, we will not be liable to issue a complete or partial refund.
Due to Covid-19, the ATIP offices are working on reduced operational capacity causing delays in requests submitted. Currently the requests are being processed in 30-40 days however these timelines are strictly suggestive. Rest be assured, your order will be delivered to you in email within 24 business hours of receiving them.
Currently, the federal agencies do not have a system/mechanism in place which allows online tracking of ATIP requests. Some service providers claim the possibility of online tracking and we advice you to beware of such false claims.
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