Hi...same story here...applied in august n ppr in december.no info since then.not even reply to case status enquiry..Would like to know what is GCM notes?
Can anyone reply to my query?
GCM notes or CAIPS info:
CAIPS, for the uninitiated, stands for Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System, the software used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Canadian diplomatic missions to track visa applications.
To obtain your CAIPS notes, you do need to know someone living in Canada, either a citizen or a permanent resident, who will be willing to mail the request for you. If you already in Canada, you can however send in the application yourself.
A Canadian citizen living abroad can also send in the application on your behalf, but there is a C$5 fee in this situation.
(Note: An In-Canada applicant can also obtain their FOSS notes using the same procedure as detailed here).
First off, you need to download the application form. You will find this at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at this link:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5563B.pdf
The form is pretty straightforward, with explanations on what needs to be provided. You will need to fill in your file number (usually starts with a “B”, “V”, “E” or an “S”), the embassy where you applied (e.g. Buffalo or New Delhi), and the address in Canada.
If you do not know your file number, you can indicate this in the form, though there may be a delay in you getting your CAIPS notes.
You need to provide a Consent Letter, authorizing release of the information to the person applying on your behalf, who will also have to write a Formal Request letter asking for the CAIPS notes. A copy of that person's passport or other document proving legal residency in Canada also needs to be attached.
All the papers then need to be mailed to this address:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
360 Laurier Avenue West, 10th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1
Alternately, you can fax all the papers to CIC at 1-613-957-6517, though some applicants say there have been delays when using this method.
Standard processing time is under a month. However if there is a long delay in getting a response, you can call the CIC at 1-613-957-6512 for a follow-up.