Are you experiencing a delay in your submitted application? Do you want to know the reason behind your rejected cases?
There is a solution for you.
The two acts, The Access to Information Act and The Privacy Act, bestow Canadians the legal right to obtain information in any form that is under the control of any government Canada. These acts were drafted with an idea that the information held by the government must be accessible and the operation of the government must be transparent in order to allow Canadians to participate in the democratic process.
What is GCMS and how it can help?
GCMS or short for The Global Case Management System is Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada’s one-stop-shop, integrated and global system used for processing all citizenship, visa, immigration, family reunification, and other applications. When your application is received, it is integrated into GCMS. Each processing officer, including the decision-making immigration officer, who opens and reviews your case leaves notes for further reference. These notes culminate in the decision of your case. Thanks to these two acts Canadians have now access to GCMS notes.
Why to request GCMS notes?
Many applications that are submitted by individuals themselves without any legal aid may have errors, omissions and other issues that may delay the processing of their cases. In a worst-case scenario, such omissions may result in the application rejection. Requesting GCMS notes early on, when you notice a delay in your application, is important since it will provide you with the necessary information that may help in taking necessary measures.
How to get the GCMS Notes?
If you are a Canadian
- You can request the GCMS notes directly by applying through the Government of Canada’s web site. Note that you will receive raw notes, meaning there will not be any legal interpretation. Moirai Reach Consultants can help you interpret the notes. Chose one of the options indicated in the price table above.
If you are not a Canadian
- You are not eligible to apply directly to the Government of Canada for GCMS notes. In this case, you may authorize Moirai Reach to act as your representative in requesting information regarding your application and get legal recommendations on further actions if necessary. Chose one of the options indicated in the price table above.