CAIPS has always been a topic of curiosity for every visa applicant. So without further ado here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about CAIPS to help everyone kill their curiosity for once and for all!
Q1. What is CAIPS?
CAIPS stands for ‘Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System’, a service that can be used to know precise reasons for one’s visa rejection as well as multiple uses that include knowing your visa application status. The CIC or Canadian High Commission maintains proper documentation of the details of the applicants.
The details are related to the visa application submission location, assessment details, and the visa officer’s remarks about the application. The electronic notes are generally a medium through which the applicants applying for a visa under all categories, i.e. Study, Visitor or Spouse, can receive details about their application. Apart from making you aware about previously submitted documents and reasons for your Canada visa rejection, CAIPS can help you eliminate chances of visa rejection on re-application.
Q2: When and Why should one apply for CAIPS?
a) Visa Rejection: On being informed of your visa rejection, you can apply for CAIPS instead of assuming the rimes and reasons on what might’ve caused your visa rejection. CAIPS notes consist of all the details noted down by the visa officer regarding your visa application, hence helping the applicant to know the precise reasons of rejection.
b) Visa Re-application: Once the reasons for visa rejection are known via CAIPS notes, these reasons can be worked upon and improved for visa re-application. This will definitely increase your chances of a visa approval on re-application and also show that you genuinely want to immigrate to overseas and are willing to try again despite visa rejection.
c) Visa application status: Sometimes it so happens that the applicant may keep waiting for an update on their visa application status and it might take longer than expected or far more longer than expected! It is in such situations of panic and worry that CAIPS notes come to the rescue. CAIPS notes can help the applicant know about their visa application status thus making it easy for the applicant to decide their future course of action depending on the status of their visa application.
d) Interview request by CIC or Canadian High Commission: If the applicant has received a request for their presence for an interview by the CIC or the Canadian High Commission, CAIPS notes can be purchased and used to know the precise reasons that might have caused the interview to happen in the first place. This gives the applicant a chance to be prepared with a valid justification for whatever they are subject to be asked at the interview.
e) Details regarding medical examination and further progress: There might be chances that your visa application will be subject to delay owing to security checks over medical examination which will be indicated by the CAIPS notes. CAIPS notes can also be issued to check on the progress that your visa application has made. The CAIPS notes will indicate if the security checks are done with and also indicate whatever steps are pending.
Q3: For which visa applications can CAIPS notes be issued?
- CAIPS notes can be issued for visa applications such as: Visitor Visa or Temporary Resident Visa
- Student Visa / Study Permit
- Temporary Worker Visa
- Family Sponsorship Visa
- Business Visa
- Dependent Visa
- Open Work Permit
- Spouse Visa
Q4: How long would it take to receive CAIPS notes?
It takes at least 30 working days approximately to receive these reports from IRCC (CIC). However, the processing time may vary in case the IRCC(CIC) is experiencing a high volume of applications. However, for Interpretation and Recommendation, approximately 4 to 5 working days are additionally required after receiving the CAIPS notes.
Q5: Which documents are required to apply for CAIPS?
- Passport copy: First page and last page (Mandatory).
- UCI number in a letter provided by CIC or Canadian High Commission (If any*).
- Refusal letter in case of visa refusal (if any).
- Official Consent form 5744 with signature and date. (Mandatory).
- Any other additional documents. (Optional).
Please make sure to include application number if you have one. You can also upload additional documents which you think might help in the evaluation of your application.
Q6: Why choose Caipsfile for CAIPS notes services?
Caipsfile has over 6 years of experience having provided successful and hassle free CAIPS notes as well as CAIPS notes interpretation services to more than 6000 clients. Not only the success ratio but also the presence of always accessible expert advice that has helped clients decide their course of action for re-application answers the above mentioned question.
Caipsfile came up with this idea of processing CAIPS/FOSS/GCMS notes to help individuals with the delay in their visa process or Canada Visa Refusal. Over the years, we have come across various kinds of CAIPS/FOSS/GCMS notes – something that helped us inculcate a robust experience of dealing with complex cases. Moreover, our experts keep you up to date with all the developments. They make sure that the documental requirements are put up on your profile’s dashboard so that you can get done with uploading and submission of such documents. As soon as your CAIPS Notes are issued, our proficient and skillful interpreters can decipher and simplify the computer generated language of your CAIPS Notes.
CaipsFile would be obliged to solve all your visa problems and guide you towards successful re- application.