What are CAIPS Notes ?
Firstly, Travel Tricks will help you know what exactly is CAIPS.
“Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System”, known as CAIPS is a file check system used by all the Canadian Visa Offices for all kinds of visa processing.
Is CAIPS different from GCMS and FOSS?
These two are progressive terms for CAIPS file and are no different in terms of the procedure involved and the results produced.
“Global Case Management System” is known as GCMS. It is a faster and automated system superseding CAIPS to improve the overall functioning and results. This service is available for applicants within and outside Canada.
“Field Operational Support System”, known as FOSS is a computerized version of the file records of the international visa applicants within Canada. You must also know that your CAIPS file, GCMSnotes or FOSS will provide your history of immigration and details of your past interviews to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
What are the benefits of CAIPS Notes?
CAIPS notes have a detailed record of your previous visa filings. You can actually go through all the steps that were taken by the visa officer during the processing of your previous visa applications. Discovering the problems can help you to be extra careful with your future applications.
These are the five categories of visa applications, for which you can request to get your CAIPS file, GCMS or FOSS.
Once you have made an appeal and submitted your documents to the embassy, you can expect the file to be delivered to you in an estimated time of 5 weeks. However, depending upon the file and case in consideration it can also take upto 6 weeks for the consulate to review and get back to you.
NOTE:We do not have any direct contact/collaboration with CAIPS department/Embassy and Government, so the changes that take place in the rules of the process shall happen periodically which the candidate accepts to upgrade.
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