1. What Is GCMS notes?
Global Case Management System(GCMS) is a software system currently used for processing immigration / visa applications by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC).The GCMS notes are the only accurate way of providing a detailed record of an applicant’s file, correspondence from and to IRCC, documents received from the applicant, detailed notes from the officers reviewing the file at each stage, thus providing valuable information on the current status and future processing of your application for Canadian Visa cases such as Express Entry applications, tourist visas, Study and Work permits.
All government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act publish an inventory of their information holdings as well as relevant details about personal information under their control. The following can assist you in making an access to information or personal information request, or in exercising your privacy rights. CBSA/CSIS notes are notes from the Canada Border service agency (CBSA) pertaining to your application.
Many applicants ask how fast they could receive GCMS notes after order is placed. Average processing time for GCMS notes is 30 days from the moment ATIP acknowledges request receipt. Given the fact that acknowledgement may come immediately, if for example, a request is placed during the weekend, we recommend to expect standard 40 days for your notes to come in.
When you order your GCMS notes and send us the signed consent form, we immediately send your request to the responsible authorities.
Since CBSA and CSIS only communicate via postal mail, it takes an average of 50 days after the request is filed to receive the information, unless an extension is sought by the agency.
Usually, GCMS notes are generated within a few days after the request is sent to ATIP. This means that the actual report could be prepared at any moment within standard 30 processing days.
However, there is no set date or time when GCMS notes will be extracted from the system. It could be just a few days from the date when request is received by IRCC or a few days prior to the moment when GCMS notes are sent to us. It is hard to predict at which moment notes would be generated.
In very rare cases the request could be delayed. For example, IRCC may need extra time to find them and prepare the report. In these unusual situations we receive a communication from ATIP, requiring an extension.
If your GCMS notes is delayed, we will communicate you and will start following up with the authorities on your behalf to minimize the extension time.
Thegcmsonline team strives to provide the fastest GCMS ordering service online for the cheapest price. If you would like to inquire about your application status, simply order GCMS notes now and receive your documents in just a few weeks.
It is quite elegant and simple: all you would have to do is click here and select the option you would need. Thegcmsonline provides various options for notes request including notes with copies of documents submitted to IRCC, notes from CBSA.
Once you select your option and process with the fee payment, you will receive instructions with one pre-filled form which needs to be signed in blue ink only and mailed back to us. This form would formally authorize us to request documents from Government officials of Canada on your behalf. Our system works fast and provides the cheapest GCMS ordering service available online.
Just choose your option, receive your form, sign it and email back to us scanned image or a picture Even phone camera picture works perfectly fine if it is legible.
As explained before, the Global Case Management System (GCMS) is Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC’s) single, integrated and worldwide system used internally to process applications for citizenship and immigration services. The GCMS notes are the only accurate way of providing a detailed record of an applicant’s file, including detailed notes on the progress of your application, your case history from the day you have applied for your visa which also includes officers’ analysis, reasoning and notes of your file at each stage. Overall, it provides valuable information on the current status and future processing of your Canadian Visa application.
Yes, it is 100% safe, legal and a secure way to obtain information. It is stated by law that every GCMS order should be processed with no restriction and no negative effect on applicant’s situation. It means that any applicant could order GCMS notes as many times as one needs it. In fact, it is the safest and easiest way of tracking of your immigration or visa application status and also help you to prepare for an interview if necessary. Thegcmsonline strive their best to safeguard your personal information and dispose your data safely.
No, it doesn’t delay the processing time of your application. In fact, through GCMS Notes of your visa file, you can take steps proactively to help speed up your application process such as, submitting additional documents, or missed email sent by IRCC for additional steps to be taken.

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