My immigration or citizenship application
Sign in or create an account, check the status of your application, find a form, find an office, pay your fees, or find out if you need a medical exam or police check.
Apply online, pay your fees, get your application status and check your messages
Get online updates for sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship applications using your identification number, name, date and place of birth
Get the application forms you need to study, work, visit and immigrate to Canada, or to apply for Canadian citizenship and permanent resident cards
How long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method (paper or online)
How to pay online or at a bank, based on your application type and your location
How to change your address, depending on your location and whether you have an application currently in progress
Who needs to get a police certificate and how and where to get one in the country where you live
Who needs to get a medical exam and authorized doctors in the country where you live
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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