Through social media monitoring IRCC has the ability to uncover microscopic information from ordinary individuals – even if that information is technically public.
Applicants are noticing that pages are missing in their GCMS notes. “Withheld under section 16(2)(c) of the Act” is the message from IRCC. Why?
IRCC and CBSA have been working together to implement a new GCMS format with the goal of reducing the number of pages generated all while still providing key information to applicants. Learn more about the new GCMS report.
As per public forum there are people waiting for review under officer CB01126 for a long time but no action has been taken by this officer to clear files. Sound familiar?
Official list of Responsibility Centre (RC) codes used in GCMS
Government agencies like IRCC, CBSA and CSIS are permitted under the ATIP Act to take a time extension for a reasonable period of time. Extensions are always in addition to the statutory 30 day limit. Find out what it means and what can be done about it.
Immigration regulations state where a visa application must be submitted, they do not stipulate where an application must be processed, which can be at any visa office outside Canada or inside Canada.
Under some circumstances, applicants may need to add a Letter of Explanation (LoE) to their immigration application. Follow these simple rules to write an effective Letter of Explanation.
Frequently Asked Questions about requesting GCMS and Entire File from IRCC vs CBSA
The progress bar just shows the time elapsed from the day an application is submitted. It does not inform what stage or how far an application has been processed.