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.
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.
Info sharing is part of Background check & information is shared with Canada’s partner agencies & intelligence partners in the Five Eyes alliance ( Australia, New Zealand, UK & US) to combat international terrorism, war crimes, crimes against humanity & organized crime.
Definitive guide to Web Form responses after expiry of the 6 month processing mark! See samples responses & understand how to make sense of it.
The vast majority of GCMS notes are not complex to understand! This article shows you exactly where to find the relevant information and make the most of your GCMS notes & time.
Background check is a generic term for criminality check, security screening and information sharing. IRCC, CBSA and CSIS work together to do immigration and citizenship screenings.
A frequently asked question from applicants is, What’s happening with my file? There are a number of ways to contact IRCC and check the status and these are explained in detail here.
Interpretation service is not necessary to understand your GCMS notes. The most important and interesting part of the file is usually at the very end.