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ALL ABOUT GCMS - HOW TO ORDER, READ, & GENERAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

legalfalcon

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@legalfalcon is it normal? Is there anything that I need to be worried about?
Nothing to be concerned about. If your application falls under a policy, then this is normal Policy here includes age change post ITA, etc.
 

legalfalcon

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Hi @legalfalcon sir,

I am trying to apply GCMS notes for my friend who is residing outside Canada. What proof should I submit for me that I'm living in Canada because I have only my COPR document and have not received my PR card. Please help. Thank you, sir.
Just a copy of your COPR will suffice.
 
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Thisath

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Hi legalfalcon,
This is regarding "Application Status" message inside the "Check Full Application Status ".
In my GCkey previous message was under "Application Status"
-"You may not hear from us for a little while, this is normal. Most of the progress on your application happens closer to your estimated completion date"
But Yesterday it was changed to :
-"Make sure you read your messages and take action when we ask you to. This will help move the application process along. "
Can you have idea what is hapening in my application.....

outland
AR-Aug 2020
AOR- Apr2021/Bio done
Waiting on - MR
 
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legalfalcon

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AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi legalfalcon,
This is regarding "Application Status" message inside the "Check Full Application Status ".
In my GCkey previous message was under "Application Status"
-"You may not hear from us for a little while, this is normal. Most of the progress on your application happens closer to your estimated completion date"
But Yesterday it was changed to :
-"Make sure you read your messages and take action when we ask you to. This will help move the application process along. "
Can you have idea what is hapening in my application.....

outland
AR-Aug 2020
AOR- Apr2021/Bio done
Waiting on - MR
Most likely your application is nearing the final decision stage.
 
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Julaika01

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Hello,

Please anyone with the same case?



- In the FIRST note that I received on January 12, 2021 Under ADMISSIBILITIES was just security 1, security 2 and lot of information.

- In the recent one that I received on JUNE 14,2021 under ADMISSIBILITIES is just redacted the following plus
on the top right s.15 (1) -- also, I have all the stages passed and expired medicals

UCI #
Family Name:
Given Name
Type: Security

@legalfalcon is this is normal?
 

legalfalcon

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Hello,

Please anyone with the same case?



- In the FIRST note that I received on January 12, 2021 Under ADMISSIBILITIES was just security 1, security 2 and lot of information.

- In the recent one that I received on JUNE 14,2021 under ADMISSIBILITIES is just redacted the following plus
on the top right s.15 (1) -- also, I have all the stages passed and expired medicals

UCI #
Family Name:
Given Name
Type: Security

@legalfalcon is this is normal?
Security is usually redacted in most cases when it is in progress or passed.

See https://bit.ly/3apWglN
 
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AishB

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So has anyone been slapped with a 120 day extension from CBSA?
Today was exactly 30 days and I got a 120 day extension for the GCMS notes. I have now placed on order with IRCC.
Does this cause any issue with the GCMS ordered from IRCC?
 
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legalfalcon

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Doc's Request.
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AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
So has anyone been slapped with a 120 day extension from CBSA?
Today was exactly 30 days and I got a 120 day extension for the GCMS notes. I have now placed on order with IRCC.
Does this cause any issue with the GCMS ordered from IRCC?

IRCC and CBSA are separate agencies. So is requesting information from them.

Extensions are sought by each agency based on its specific requirements.


The 30-day time limit set in section 7 of the Access to InformationAct and the 15-day time limit set in subsection 8(1) of the Access to InformationAct are subject to section 9 of the Access to InformationAct. In particular, subsection 9(1) of the Access to InformationAct allows the head of a government institution to extend the initial period under the following three circumstances:

  • the request is for a large number of records or requires a search through a large number of records and meeting the original time limit, under either of these circumstances, would interfere unreasonably with the institution’s operations;
  • consultation is necessary and it cannot be completed within the 30-day statutory deadline;
  • notice is given to a third party under subsection 27(1) of the Access to InformationAct.
This discretionary power is not subordinate to the mandatory duty to assist a requester. Consequently, the institution is not required to consult or obtain the requester’s consent when deciding whether or not to extend the statutory deadline. The institution is required to examine the circumstances and context of each request.

More than one extension may be taken, provided each extension is taken within the initial 30-day period.

Also, in most cases CBSA will release the information way before the expiry of the extensions, unlike IRCC that will wait until the last day of the extension to release the info, when IRCC used to seek extensions pre March 2021.
 
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dhruvbajaj39

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So has anyone been slapped with a 120 day extension from CBSA?
Today was exactly 30 days and I got a 120 day extension for the GCMS notes. I have now placed on order with IRCC.
Does this cause any issue with the GCMS ordered from IRCC?
I have been. Felt like a slap seriously. Waiting 5 months just to know your application status, this is the world we live in.
 

stirredo

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So has anyone been slapped with a 120-day extension from CBSA?
Today was exactly 30 days and I got a 120-day extension for the GCMS notes. I have now placed an order with IRCC.
Does this cause any issue with the GCMS ordered from IRCC?
I received one too last month. Wait five whole months just to get an application status update. Lol.

And by the time you receive the notes, it will be time to order a new set anyway.

Recently there was a news update going around that they were going to revamp the Status page in application profiles. I hope it comes through soon.

Until then, keep spending money and time to taste the Canadian bureaucracy.
 
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AishB

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I received one too last month. Wait five whole months just to get an application status update. Lol.

And by the time you receive the notes, it will be time to order a new set anyway.

Recently there was a news update going around that they were going to revamp the Status page in application profiles. I hope it comes through soon.

Until then, keep spending money and time to taste the Canadian bureaucracy.
That sounds interesting. Do you know where I can read about that revamp.
Half the phone calls and webforms will be reduced if IRCC just updates the info directly to the portal!