Express Entry GCMS requests
We are often asked if it is possible to request a GCMS file for an Express Entry applicant before an invitation to apply (ITA) is received.
Technically you can request your file as soon as your Express Entry profile is created and validated, and the number is assigned to it. You will have to use this number (usually in the form of E000000000 – one letter and nine digits) to request your GCMS notes from the Express Entry system.
Processing time is not less than 30 days, as with any other GCMS request; however, it usually takes more than that, because it takes some time to register the GCMS request in the system.
When requesting GCMS notes for an Express Entry profile or application, you may leave the “Visa office” field blank when providing your visa file information.