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What is CAIPS/GCMS

CAIPS is an acronym for Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System. It is part of the Electronic Data Processing (EDP) system used by the Canadian Immigration offices to process visa applications. Information is entered in the system from application forms and supporting documentation submitted by applicants for immigrant and visitor visas, returning residence permits and student and employment authorizations.

The CAIPS computer system has been superseded by a new applicant tracking system called GCMS (Global Case Management System). GCMS is being rolled out to visa offices in a phased manner and we make sure that we always request the latest format available for your visa office. (As of June 2010, all new visa files outside Canada will be processed through the GCMS.) To learn more and review a sample GCMS file please go to GcmsNotes.com

Your CAIPS/GCMS file will have valuable information on the processing of your Canadian permanent residence application. CAIPS/GCMS is NOT same as the "e-Client", which only provides limited information on the status of your application. To see an e-client sample, click here

CAIPS/GCMS file can be requested for the following application types;

  • Immigration
  • Student Visa
  • Visitor Visa / Temporary Resident Visa
  • Temporary Worker Visa
Below is an overview of the services we offer;


CAIPS/GCMS Notes

$40 per order
(discount on repeat orders)
  • Multiple visa types per order
    (e.g. Immigration, Student, Visitor, etc.)
  • Multiple file numbers per visa type
    (for the primary applicant)
  • Electronic notes from CIC
    (does not include copies of documents)
  • Online delivery
    Receive by
    (download file from CIC in PDF format)
  • Get started

Additional Services

$40 per order
(discount on repeat orders)
  • Multiple visa types per order
    (e.g. Citizenship, CBSA, etc.)
  • Multiple file numbers per visa type
    (for the primary applicant)
  • Electronic notes from CIC
    (does not include copies of documents)
  • Online delivery
    Receive by
    (download file from CIC in PDF format)
  • Learn more

Entire File

$75 per order
(repeat orders generally not suggested)
  • Multiple visa types per order
    (e.g. Immigration, Student, Visitor, etc.)
  • Multiple file numbers per visa type
    (for the primary applicant)
  • Electronic notes from CIC
    copies of all documents
  • Online delivery
    Receive electronic notes by
    (remaining documents can take longer)
  • Learn more

How to request

If you would like to engage our services to assist you in obtaining the CAIPS/GCMS Notes, there is a nominal charge which includes;


There are 3 steps involved (all 3 required) in requesting your CAIPS/GCMS Notes; start by clicking on Step 1

Application Details  Application Details

Payment  Payment

Consent  Consent

Download application kit

Download the CAIPS/GCMS File application kit if you would like to send via e-mail.

CAIPS/GCMS File Kit

Download Adobe Acrobat

See a sample before you buy

When will we receive your file?

Based on current processing time frame;

If all 3 steps are completed today (August 18, 2017), we expect to receive your file by;


For further details on the processing timeline please click here