Why CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS Notes are required?

CAIPS/GCMS notes can be requested for any type of Canadian visa application that is made outside of Canada. CAIPS/GCMS is system maintained by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Canadian High Commissions for all types of visa applications it includes details of applicant, dependents if any, documents submitted, documents incomplete/pending or additional documents requested, carry forward dates and visa officers remarks at each stage of file clearance till final decision i.e. either approval or refusal.
FOSS/GCMS notes can be requested for any type of Canadian visa application that is made within Canada. FOSS/GCMS is a system maintained by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for all categories of visa applications. FOSS is similar to CAIPS except that it is specifically for visa applications made within Canada.
Caipsfile is an authorized Canadian Consultant. We are officially permitted to request CAIPS,FOSS andGCMS notes from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and from any of the Canadian Consulates across the globe. We can request CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes for you under various circumstances inclusive of ,but not limited to below mentioned points. Besides the points described below there are many other individual situations of applicant where CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes/reports can come handy leading to Visa.

When CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes are required?

1. Your Application is refused

For student visa


If your student visa is refused then CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes will state exact reasons for the refusal, notes will contain details on location of submission, assessment details, visa officer’s remarks about your application. It also contains details for situations like, if some documents were pending or some additional details were required. The notes will help you understand queries and doubts raised by the visa officer for reaching the final decision on your application. Thus these notes are highly useful, making re-application worthwhile for the visa.

For work permit


In case if your work permit is rejected CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes can give you precise details for such decision. Notes will give more details on aspects considered while assessment of your application. You can re-consider these aspects of your application to convert refusal into approval. You can also request CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes if your open work permit (work permit dependent visa or student dependent visa) was refused.

For various other Canada Immigration visa


There can be several reasons for refusal under Canada Immigration, this can be related Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class ,Provincial Nominee Program, Family sponsorship , Self employed person visa, Investors or Business start up visa. CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes will bring to your notice reasons to refuse your application, letting you know your weak areas and areas which you can count on. Even for applications under temporary residence category like Visitor visa or short term visa CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes can guide you.

2.Your Canada Visa Application is taking more than the usual processing time

For student visa


You applied for Canada student Visa, and your application is taking longer than the usual time. CAIPS/GCMS notes will guide you with location and carry forward dates of your application. Additionally as per the new rules from June 2014 visitors or students can apply for change of status within Canada, while application processing time for such visa takes long time there are at a times refusals or delays due to unclear application forms or inappropriate documentation with FOSS/GCMS notes all such queries can be solved in timely manner leading to change of status within Canada.

For work permit


If you applied for LMIA approved work permit or for Open Work Permit (student dependent or work permit dependent) but still there is no update then in such cases CAIPS/GCMS notes or FOSS/GCMS notes will come to your rescue. It will give you clear picture on visa status of work permit applied for.

For various other Canada Immigration visa


Canada Immigration includes vast range of visa categories like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, Provincial Nominee Program, Investors visa or Spouse/Dependent visa. At a times application is able to clear initial few stages but then gets stuck at particular stage this can be due to medical reasons, police clearance reasons, background verification conducted resulting in some doubts or adverse response or even due to change of location for application or change of address or circumstances for applicant. In all such and many more similar situations CAIPS/GCMS or FOSS/GCMS notes will help you to get through these hurdles, improving your chances for visa.

3. Request for an interview

In some cases CIC or Canadian High Commission request’s applicant to appear for an interview, the request is sent to verify and validate concerns aroused while assessing the application, interview is always with some purpose.

CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes will give you details on various motives of visa officer for conducting an interview. On having CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes you can prepare well in advance for your interview. This is valid for any type of a Canadian visa application made either within Canada or Outside of Canada.

4. Request for additional documents

If Canadian High Commission (CIC) or Canadian High Commission has requested additional documents or needs additional evidence or have doubts on genuineness of documents/information provided, then CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes will provide you an opportunity to clarify your status by understanding need to request such documents.

5. Request for Canada Immigration Visa status check

Applicants are curious to know their visa status, in such cases CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes can give complete visa status check. You will know where your application stands and where it will be forwarded, with these notes. You can also request copy of documents submitted at the time of application to keep record for yourself.

6. Medical Reviews

There are many Canadian Visa categories where medical is mandatory, at a times application is kept on hold due to medical issues, applicant has to wait long without knowing exactly what are the medical reports and records as these reports are sent directly to CIC or Canadian High Commission. CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes can get details on medical reports, even copy of report can be requested for reference.

7. Verifying previous application details,to avoid contradiction prior to re-application

In past if you had applied under any of the visa categories and your application was refused or in case of Immigration application (PR file) been returned stating CAPS reached status, in all such cases complete details of applicant’s background is held by CIC and Consulates. Even if application was made way back 5 to 8 years. If you applied earlier and now you want to re-apply in such case it is always desirable to get CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes so that you can confirm the details. Your current application may suffer adversely if information and documents provided contradicts previous ones with respect to yearly time lines related to your background.

Once you have CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes and copy of documents submitted at the time of previous application you can be sure about details held with CIC or Consulates and can plan re-application accordingly.

8. For any other type of Canadian Visa status check

CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes can be used for any type of visa status check, including visitor visa or sponsorship visa. It is also useful for students who are refused post study work permit, extensions, and dependent visa. It is also helpful for applicants having appeals and reviews under process. FOSS/GCMS notes also contains interviews held at port of entries and remarks inserted by officer at port of entry.

If you have already applied for Immigration to Canada under any of the categories e.g. work permit through any of the agents or consultants and you are not satisfied with the status updates provided by agent or consultant then in such cases to avoid any chance of been cheated and to stay well informed you can order CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS notes. The details in notes will removes ambiguity. It also assists in resolving errors of the application.

Average processing time for CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS application

The average processing time for CAIPS, FOSS and GCMS is 4-5 weeks.