What are ATIP or GCMS Notes?

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In our previous article, we discussed why Canada is the most preferred destination among Indians for their study or work abroad. Canada offers a rich culture and ease of immigration for applicants and these coupled with the great diplomatic ties between these two countries make Canada the most popular destination abroad. So thousands of applicants apply for IRCC every month but many applications get rejected. Like such cases, ATIP or GCMS plays an vital role. So let us understand in detail what these notes are.

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What is the ATIP?

Like we have Right to Information Act in India, Canada has Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Act. Under this act, Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada can request ATIP notes however they wish. Citizens of Canada can request information from the more than 265 institutions it covers. There is a dedicated ATIP portal from which they can request their ATIP Notes. Currently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are not covered under the ATIP portal, so requests for any information under these departments have to be made through a separate portal called ATIP. also comes under And this is where GCMS also comes in handy.

What is GCMS?

GCMS or Global Case Management System is a new integrated electronic data processing system introduced by the Government of Canada that falls under ATIP and replaced the previous systems Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System (CAIPS) and FOSS which were used before 2010. was. This system is used to track the status of the immigration process. Applicants who have applied for Immigration to Canada can track their status by requesting GCMS Notes. GCMS notes are issued under the ATIP Act.

When to request GCMS notes?

People are got very excited for going abroad for study and work. They go to all the trouble to process their VISA, ECA, TAP, etc. But unfortunately, sometimes the immigration application is denied. So those applicants can request GCMS notes what is the exact reason why their application is rejected and with the help of these ATIP notes they can correct the wrong document or plan their next immigration application.

What information do these GCMS notes contain?

GCMS Notes contains all the information about the applicant and also the application. They include personal details like applicant's name, their family details, marital status, date of birth, home country, address, criminal record, travel history etc. These also include all communication records to and from IRCC. GCMS Notes also contains a detailed note of the officials reviewing the documents. They make a note whether the documents are true or false and upload them in the system. Hence, GCMS Note helps an applicant to provide all the information related to his immigration purpose.

Who can request GCMS notes?

The ATIP is a federal law of the Government of Canada for Canadian citizens. Therefore, ATIP notes or GCMS notes can only be requested by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. There are also some authorized agencies that can request ATIP notes or GCMS notes. Therefore, international applicants who have applied for immigration to Canada and want to track the status of their application or know the reasons for rejection can take the help of such authorized agencies. Or they can contact a relative/friend who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

So, this is all about GCMS Notes and ATIP Notes. If you have any further questions, want more clarification, or would like to request GCMS Notes for you, you can write your questions below.




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