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legalfalcon

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Hello team,

I applied for GCMS notes on Feb 5th, thru GetGCMS, but still I have not received the notes yet.
What could be the reason for so much delay?
Is it taking this long for others also?
As per IRCC's 2020 ATIP report, between 2019-2020, 49% of the requests filed with IRCC were delayed and 6% took longer than 120 days to be released.

If your request was subject to an extension, you would have informed of the same. If not, then your GCMS notes are delayed. Many GCMS notes are delayed, and your request is not the only one. To read more on this, see https://bit.ly/3taIify
 

riyazqa

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In my recent GCMS notes, it's showing, so where my file is currently any idea?

Primary Office: London

Secondary Office: Centralized Intake Office
 

legalfalcon

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In my recent GCMS notes, it's showing, so where my file is currently any idea?

Primary Office: London

Secondary Office: Centralized Intake Office
See bottom of page 2 and 3 for the office where your application is at.
 

riyazqa

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See bottom of page 2 and 3 for the office where your application is at.
HI in Footer its as below
User 10/10 utilisateur: LC21631
Time Generated I Heure d'execution: 10:31 :29 (EDT/HAE)
Date Generated I Date d'execution: 2021-03-23
GCMSISMGC
Page 2 oflde 225
 

legalfalcon

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AOR Received.
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Med's Done....
17-08-2015
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05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
HI in Footer its as below
User 10/10 utilisateur: LC21631
Time Generated I Heure d'execution: 10:31 :29 (EDT/HAE)
Date Generated I Date d'execution: 2021-03-23
GCMSISMGC
Page 2 oflde 225
On page 2 or 3 you will have a section on secondary offices where all offices where your file has transferred till be listed.
 

riyazqa

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On page 2 or 3 you will have a section on secondary offices where all offices where your file has transferred till be listed.
SECONDARY OFFICE(S)

is it in CPC Edmonton or Centralized Intake Office so confused as the date\s are not correct
Thank in advance

SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 1

Created Date: 2010/05/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

GCMS Information Request: Application


Request Identifier: A-2021-04933

Requested Date: 03/09/2021

Updated Date: 2010106/15 14:34:14

Updated By: SADMIN

Primary: Y

RC Code: 6262

Office Name: Centralized Intake Office



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 2

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2014/06/1407:14:02

Updated By: CONV ADMIN

Primary: N

RC Code: 9245

Office Name: OSC - Operations Support Centre



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 3

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/23 10:08:06

Updated By: 89108

Primary: N

RC Code: 9515

Office Name: CPC-Ottawa



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 4

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/2608:14:42

Updated By: C8296

Primary: N

RC Code: 9518

Office Name: CPC Edmonton
 
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Hello team,

I applied for GCMS notes on Feb 5th, thru GetGCMS, but still I have not received the notes yet.
What could be the reason for so much delay?
Is it taking this long for others also?
It's almost as good as coin toss whether you will receive your GCMS file in 30 days or if it's going to take far longer (Some/one GCMS provider has disproportionately been receiving 90 day extensions, so beware from where you request).

The unfortunate part is that IRCC has categorized 3rd party GCMS providers into tiers when it comes to extensions.

As a result some 3rd parties will fairly consistently receive 90 days extensions when you get gcms while others receive 60 day extensions if and when extensions are taken

These actions of IRCC were revealed in response to an ATIP request and are an undisputed fact.

CBSA on other hand has a better track; review this detailed comparison for requesting Gcms Notes from IRCC vs CBSA https://bit.ly/34nuJPu
 

riyazqa

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On page 2 or 3 you will have a section on secondary offices where all offices where your file has transferred till be listed.
SECONDARY OFFICE(S)

is it in CPC Edmonton or Centralized Intake Office so confused as the date\s are not correct
Thank in advance

SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 1

Created Date: 2010/05/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

GCMS Information Request: Application


Request Identifier: A-2021-04933

Requested Date: 03/09/2021

Updated Date: 2010106/15 14:34:14

Updated By: SADMIN

Primary: Y

RC Code: 6262

Office Name: Centralized Intake Office



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 2

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2014/06/1407:14:02

Updated By: CONV ADMIN

Primary: N

RC Code: 9245

Office Name: OSC - Operations Support Centre



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 3

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/23 10:08:06

Updated By: 89108

Primary: N

RC Code: 9515

Office Name: CPC-Ottawa



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 4

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/2608:14:42

Updated By: C8296

Primary: N

RC Code: 9518

Office Name: CPC Edmonton
 

zac0999

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Beijing & New Jersey
SECONDARY OFFICE(S)

is it in CPC Edmonton or Centralized Intake Office so confused as the date\s are not correct
Thank in advance

SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 1

Created Date: 2010/05/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

GCMS Information Request: Application


Request Identifier: A-2021-04933

Requested Date: 03/09/2021

Updated Date: 2010106/15 14:34:14

Updated By: SADMIN

Primary: Y

RC Code: 6262

Office Name: Centralized Intake Office



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 2

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2014/06/1407:14:02

Updated By: CONV ADMIN

Primary: N

RC Code: 9245

Office Name: OSC - Operations Support Centre



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 3

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/23 10:08:06

Updated By: 89108

Primary: N

RC Code: 9515

Office Name: CPC-Ottawa



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 4

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/2608:14:42

Updated By: C8296

Primary: N

RC Code: 9518

Office Name: CPC Edmonton
Same here, I also have these secondary VOs in my notes and it haunts me...
Three were created in 2010 with one updated in 2014 just like yours. Pretty sure I haven't applied any Canadian visas during this period.
 

heydaydreamer

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SECONDARY OFFICE(S)

is it in CPC Edmonton or Centralized Intake Office so confused as the date\s are not correct
Thank in advance

SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 1

Created Date: 2010/05/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

GCMS Information Request: Application


Request Identifier: A-2021-04933

Requested Date: 03/09/2021

Updated Date: 2010106/15 14:34:14

Updated By: SADMIN

Primary: Y

RC Code: 6262

Office Name: Centralized Intake Office



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 2

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2014/06/1407:14:02

Updated By: CONV ADMIN

Primary: N

RC Code: 9245

Office Name: OSC - Operations Support Centre



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 3

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/23 10:08:06

Updated By: 89108

Primary: N

RC Code: 9515

Office Name: CPC-Ottawa



SECONDARY OFFICE(S): 4

Created Date: 2010105/21 18:28:28

Created By: SADMIN

Updated Date: 2010105/2608:14:42

Updated By: C8296

Primary: N

RC Code: 9518

Office Name: CPC Edmonton
I also have the same secondary offices listed in my notes. I don't know what these mean.
 

nitin.janagam

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Apr 15, 2021
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Guys,

I recieved my GCMS notes today. I do see some content under the “FINALIZE APPLICATION” section but was wondering if some one could help dissect what’s mentioned.
 

legalfalcon

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Guys,

I recieved my GCMS notes today. I do see some content under the “FINALIZE APPLICATION” section but was wondering if some one could help dissect what’s mentioned.
The three simple steps to read your GCMS notes:

1. Verify that they are your notes by checking your application number, your name and date of birth on page 1.

2. See page 2 for the assessments. This is the overview of your application stages. To read on stages, see https://bit.ly/35xhKw6

3. Then flip to the last 3-5 pages, this is where the notes entered by the immigration officers are and will provide you with the details.

Once done, you will have a clear grip of your application and then you can read in details about the assessments and calculations and the incoming and outgoing documents which will be in the middle of your notes.
 
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nitin.janagam

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The three simple steps to read your GCMS notes:

1. Verify that they are your notes by checking your application number, your name and date of birth on page 1.

2. See page 2 for the assessments. This is the overview of your application stages.

3. Then flip to the last 3-5 pages, this is where the notes entered by the immigration officers are and will provide you with the details.

Once done, you will have a clear grip of your application and then you can read in details about the assessments and calculations and the incoming and outgoing documents which will be in the middle of your notes.
Thank you, for the reply. As suggested, I checked the Assessments section on the 2nd page and it as follows:

ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Passed
Security:
HRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: Complete
Other Reqs:
Final: Approved

Does it mean, its approved?
 

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Thank you, for the reply. As suggested, I checked the Assessments section on the 2nd page and it as follows:

ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Passed
Security:
HRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: Complete
Other Reqs:
Final: Approved

Does it mean, its approved?
If your GCMS notes shows that your application has been Approved, then it indicates that all the stages have been passed. However, if the Status (see on Page 1 of GCMS) is still Open, then the PPR request has not been issued.