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.
IRCC has resumed using Canada Post mail services
Effective July 11, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed normal processing procedures for applications using Canada Post mail services. We have resumed sending documents by mail. All documents held during the special measures will now be sent.
We are monitoring the Canada Post situation and will provide new instructions as needed.
Wildfires in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas
New measures are in place to help those affected by the wildfires, including free replacement of citizenship and immigration documents. Read the notice.
Online updates for sponsorship, permanent resident and citizenship applications using your identification number, name, date and place of birth
Application forms to study, work, visit and immigrate to Canada, as well as for Canadian citizenship and permanent resident cards
Use your account to apply, pay fees, get application status and get your mail online
How long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications by type, by country and by application method (paper or online)
Instructions on how to pay online or at a bank, based on your application type and your location
Instructions on 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 instructions on how and where to get one in the country where you live
Who needs to get a medical exam and provides a list of 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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