While CGFNS maintains a permanent record of all applicants’ names and service histories, it is not a permanent repository of applicant documents. CGFNS’s document retention policy is as follows:
- Documents submitted by an applicant to obtain a CGFNS service will be deleted four years from the date of the applicant’s last submitted order.
- Documents submitted by an applicant in support of obtaining the CGFNS VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment Service will be deleted five years from the date of the applicant’s last submitted order.
If you would like CGFNS to store your documents beyond the retention period described above, you may purchase additional years of storage by ordering our eSAVED™ service. eSAVED™ stands for extended Storage of Authenticated and Verified Electronic Documents. Click http://www.cgfns.org/services/additional-services/esaved/ to learn more about eSAVED™.