My immigration or citizenship application
Check the status of your application, find a form, find an office, pay your fees, find out if you need a medical exam or police check, or apply online to study, work or visit Canada.
Includes online updates for sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship applications using your identification number, name, date and place of birth.
Includes application forms to study, work, visit, and immigrate to Canada, as well as for Canadian citizenship and permanent resident cards.
Includes how to apply online to work, study or visit Canada and how to access your MyCIC account.
Includes how long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method (paper or online).
Includes instructions on how to pay online or at a bank, based on your application type and your location.
Includes instructions on how to change your address, depending on your location and whether you have an application currently in progress.
Includes who needs to get a police certificate and instructions on how and where to get one in the country where you live.
Includes who needs to get a medical exam and provides a list of authorized doctors in the country where you live.
Includes visa application centres, visa offices outside and in Canada and where to send your application.
What we are doing
- Operational bulletins and manuals
- Discover Canada
- Welcome to Canada
- English as a second language for adults (PDF, 4.18 MB)
Policies, acts and regulations
- Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act
- Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
- Citizenship Regulations
- Canadian Multiculturalism Act
Find quick and direct answers to your questions, including how to complete application forms, extend visas and permits and replace lost documents.
Determine your fees
Check the fee list to find out how much your immigration or citizenship application fees will be.
How to send a complete immigration application
Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.
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