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.

Check your application status

Includes online updates for sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship applications using your identification number, name, date and place of birth.

Find forms and guides

Includes application forms to study, work, visit, and immigrate to Canada, as well as for Canadian citizenship and permanent resident cards.

Apply online for a visa, study or work permit

Includes how to apply online to work, study or visit Canada and how to access your MyCIC account.

Check application processing times

Includes how long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method (paper or online).

Pay your fees

Includes instructions on how to pay online or at a bank, based on your application type and your location.

Change your address

Includes instructions on how to change your address, depending on your location and whether you have an application currently in progress.

Get a police check

Includes who needs to get a police certificate and instructions on how and where to get one in the country where you live.

Get a medical exam

Includes who needs to get a medical exam and provides a list of authorized doctors in the country where you live.

Find an office

Includes visa application centres, visa offices outside and in Canada and where to send your application.

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Help Centre

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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