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The CAIPS computer system has been superseded by a new applicant tracking system called GCMS (Global Case Management System).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 visa 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;
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;