How to Apply for GCMS / ATIP Notes

Those who have applied or applying for the Canada PR, they might have encountered a term GCMS/ATIP notes. These notes let the applicant know about status of the application and if they are ordered, the team enters the necessary details of PR application status. You can communicate to IRCC on the call at 1-888-242-2100, the second option is to use IRCC’s e-Client Application Status online tool at IRCC’s website and third one is through GCMS notes order from the IRCC.

In this article, we will discuss about the GCMS notes. This is possible only when the primary applicant is present in Canada. The applicant can apply for the GCMS notes only when he/she available in Canada. If sponsor is requesting it on behalf of principal applicant, you need a consent from your applicant and $5 fee and can apply under access to information act. You can apply for GCMS notes by availing the services from the best immigration consultants who are working with us. We provide end to end GCMS note submission to the clients and decrypt the different source short forms.

Usually it takes about 30 days to process the document via email and it could be more than 30 pages document. You can download the consent form from here. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/atip/form-imm5744.asp

You can apply for GCMS notes by clicking on the link below

GCMS Notes:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/atip/requests-atip.asp

After requesting, enter the below details:

TitleFamily NameGiven Name(s) (First Name)Mailing Address
Telephone No.E-mail AddressRequesting information on your own behalf? Yes / NoCategory of Requester: Member of the Public
Right of Access: Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or Individual/corporation currently present in CanadaMethod of Delivery: E-mailAct & Record SelectionAct: Privacy Act / Access to Information Act – select this for GCMS notes for PA residing outside of Canada.
Language of records: EnglishType of Records: Case FilesRequesting information forSurname (Family Name)
Given Name(s) (First Name)Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD)Client ID Number (####-####)Type of Documents: Notes in Electronic File
File Type: Immigration file: permanent residence (You can also request for Sponsorship File, if SA is delayed)File NumberAttach documents: Proof of access (PR card, visa doc, or passport), Consent Form.Make payment ($5) and submit.

If you are applying for applicant’s behalf, than it is necessary to be the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.


Frequently asked questions

Q.1 does ordering GCMS notes slow down the process of the application?

Ans: No, it is your right and if you order GCMS, than visa officer has to speed up the application if he/she is not working on it.

Q.2 if fees of GCMS notes is $5, than why other agencies are charging more?

Ans: As other agencies are rendering their services to you, they are charging an amount of their services.

Q.3 How to read GCMS notes?

Once you know the different stages and have a basic understanding of the application, it will become very easy for you to read your own notes. To summarize, this is how it proceeds:

a. Completeness Check
b. R10 Review
c. Eligibility
d. Security