How CAIPS/GCMS request affects processing
We are often asked if it is safe to order a CAIPS or GCMS file, will such order delay processing of an immigration case or introduce any other difficulties.
Fortunately, requesting information from your visa/immigration file is 100% legal, and immigration authorities must fulfill such request since it is required by law. Requesting CAIPS or GCMS has absolutely no negative effect on file processing.
Instead, there are numerous reports that an immigration case that appeared to become stuck at some point was pushed forward by such request. It may happen because a CAIPS or GCMS request forces an officer to open a visa file and to look into it even if he was not supposed to at that time.
Therefore requesting a CAIPS or GCMS report is absolutely safe and may be beneficial for processing of a visa file.