The legislated time-frame for processing a request under the Access to Information Act is 30 calendar days. However, in reality it takes IRCC far less time to process a request.
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.
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.
Reduced operational capacity at IRCC due to coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, there will be delays in obtaining GCMS Notes.
Understanding GCMS Notes – The Ultimate Guide. GCMS notes are extremely important to understand whether the visa application was just not a viable application or whether it should be appealed or redone.