Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Application
Any Canadian citizen, permanent resident or any person or corporation residing in Canada can request access to records of government institutions based on the Access to Information Act. You can choose this service to obtain submitted application files, the visa officer's notes for an application and/or reasons for a visa decision.
Any Canadian citizen, permanent resident or any person or corporation residing in Canada can request access to records of government institutions based on the Access to Information Act. You can choose this service to:
- obtain submitted application files,
- obtain the visa officer's notes on an application and/or,
- find out about reasons behind a visa decision.
We can help you submit a request to the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Division at IRCC. The request typically takes 30 or 60 calendar to be processed. If the application files were submitted by mail to a non-Canadian visa office or processing centre, the processing time can be significantly longer.
Note that our service fee covers the $5 government processing fee for ATIP.
- Quick and easy online application
- Preparation of submission package
- Expert review and representation
- $1 million in insurance
- Secure encrypted document storage
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.
- 2Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment
First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.
- 4Visa Preparation and Submission
Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with an accurate application.
- 5Approval and Renewals
We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.
Some documents you will need to provide, and some documents we may prepare for you.
- Information about Previous Applications
You might need the following documents based on your situation, or to enhance your application approval.