GCMS Notes Online Request Form
Make a request for your GCMS notes from IRCC or CBSA through this application form. Please choose type of GCMS notes and complete the application form on the next page. We have processed 20,000+ requests since 2017. Trusted by many immigration consultants.
What is GCMS Notes (Previously CAIPS Notes)?
GCMS notes will help you understand your Canada visa refusal reason as well as present status of your Canada Immigration. Previously, GCMS notes are called as CAIPS notes. It refers to observations and concerns recorded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officers on a digital platform called the Global Case Management System (GCMS). This platform helps to manage both domestic and overseas immigration applications. You can apply for GCMS notes online.
What details are there in GCMS Notes?
GCMS Notes contain comprehensive information and observations made by IRCC officers during the processing of an immigration application, including any concerns or issues encountered. They offer valuable insight into the reasons for decisions made by immigration officers, including specific visa refusal reasons.
Which agency should you order GCMS Notes from?
While obtaining GCMS Notes from IRCC is usually sufficient, there may be situations were obtaining them from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is more beneficial. It’s a personal choice, and there is no general rule that one agency is better or faster than the other. If processing time is a concern, you may want to consider requesting your GCMS notes from both IRCC and CBSA.
When should you apply for GCMS Notes?
You can apply for your GCMS Notes from IRCC at any time after submitting your immigration application. However it is better to wait until the final decision of your VISA or Immigration Application. You could also apply for GCMS notes, if your application for immigration is taking longer than normal processing times.
How long does it take to receive GCMS Notes?
IRCC and CBSA usually processes GCMS Notes requests within 30 days. However, there may be situations where an extension is necessary for specific reasons as per the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.
What is the requirement to apply for GCMS Notes?
You only need your application number and Unique Client Identification (UCI) number to apply for GCMS Notes. The application process takes less than a minute to complete if you are applying GCMS notes through gcmsapply.com