what is GCMS/CAIPS???..........
CAIPS is short for "Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System". It is the computer system historically used by CIC to process visa applications, and holds all the information on the current status of every immigration application being processed by overseas offices (ie. those outside of Canada), other than new applications at offices which have switched to using the "GCMS" system.GCMS:
GCMS is short for "Global Case Management System", and is the newer computer system that CIC is rolling out across their offices around the globe. Once fully incorporated it would supersede CAIPS & FOSS; and manage all info under one umbrella - Mother of All. It's still under implementation in many overseas CHCs. And expected to be fully operational by 2012.How to Order CAIPS/GCMS Notes?
1) Sir Kanamen is doing it for free.
Sir Kanamen is offering CAIPS / GCMS for free. If some body wants to use him here is the linkhttp://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/caipesfree-offer-t88238.0.html
2) But if you want to order it on your own there are two ways.
a) If you have a friend / relative in canada it would cost you just $5 and you will get that in around 30 days.
b) If you don't have a relative or friend in Canada then you can get it from websites and it would cost around $25-$40 and you will get in six to eight weeks..
a) If you have a relative / friend in Canada
As you have a relative / friend there it would cost you just $5. Its very easy. Your relative / friend will order this on your behalf and he will be the requester. It can be done by email and your relative / requester can send scan copies of everything. Your relative / friend will receive CAIPS / GCMS notes in his email.
First fill the following form but your relative / friend will sign it as he is the requester. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5563E.pdf
Then you will have to fill this consent form and sign yourselfhttp://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5475E.pdf
Now according to latest IMM5563E form you can even pay fees online if you are not living in Canada and there is no need to fill any credit card form. Pay fees online, get receipt, fill it and then scan and attach with application. Its very easy. Go to section C of the following form then follow other links given below. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5563E.pdf
(See section C)http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/fees/index.asphttps://eservicesak.cic.gc.ca/epay/lineofbusiness.do
After payment take 2 copies of print out of receipt. Keep one copy for yourself and attach other with application.
Ask your relative to provide copy of his Canadian passport or PR card and copy of his recent bill or bank statement as a proof that he is currently living in Canada
Ask him to scan everything and send everything by email to
atip-aiprp @ cic.gc.ca (please ignore any space in the email address as this forum automatically creates a space in the email addresses
b) If you don't have a relative / friend in Canada
try these websites. You will get in around 6-8 weeks.