How long it will take to receive standard GCMS report
Normal processing times
Immigration authorities are required to process all information requests in 30 days.
However, this time does not include overhead such as time required to receive and verify a request, to enter it into the system and to send out the information. Therefore actual time to receive a CAIPS or GCMS file can be up to 40..45 days.
Rough estimate of a date when you will receive the requested information is provided on the order page.
By law immigration authorities are allowed to take more than 30 days to process any information request, if necessary. In this case they are supposed to notify us about the delay and provide an updated time estimate. Based on our experience this happens in about 2% of all cases, while time required to process information requests reach 60 days or more.
In extremely rare cases requests are delayed by CIC without any reason and/or explanation. In this case we keep contact with CIC to sort things out and to retrieve the requested information in the shortest possible time.
If you think that the request you have submitted is being delayed, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.