Is the processing of your application to Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)  delayed? If you have been waiting beyond IRCC’s published processing times, you can gain valuable insight by retaining Borders Law Firm to order a copy of your application Notes (GCMS notes) or copies of the actual application documents and correspondence sent between you and IRCC.

GCMS Notes may reveal an issue with your file that we can proactively address. On the other hand, the GCMS Notes may not reveal any problems or concerns with your application, meaning that the delay in processing is due to IRCC’s internal operational matters. Still, if your application has been delayed for an unreasonable amount of time, it is often worth knowing if there is anything in the application that needs to be addressed. Moreover, obtaining a copy of your GCMS Notes is the first step in applying to the Federal Court of Canada for a writ of mandamus, which is an order that compels IRCC to process the application (note: not every delayed application qualifies for a writ of mandamus application. To learn more, please book a formal consultation with one of our lawyers by clicking here).

We charge a flat fee of $250 to order your GCMS Notes. Please be aware that despite the government’s official 30-day response target, in practice GCMS Notes are taking months before arriving. Average wait times are currently 3 months or more, but we have strategies to expedite the process.

To order your GCMS Notes, please complete the form below.  We will then populate IRCC’s ATIP forms and email them to you for signatures.

We look forward to helping you to access your GCMS Notes.

ATIP Request Form

Form to collect ATIP required information

Write the month in letters, i.e. July
Please add each family member (spouse and children) that was included in your application to IRCC. Include given name, surname, and date of birth. Write the month in letters, i.e. July
This is the file number issued by IRCC
Select the information you would like to receive from IRCC(Required)