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How can I check the status of my application?

It depends on the type of application.

Temporary residence applications (visitor visa, work permit, study permit)

Online submissionTemporary Residence Application – Online submission

If you applied online for a visitor visa, work permit, or study permit you can check your status in My CIC:

  1. Sign in to your MyCIC account.
  2. Under “view my submitted applications” click on “check status and messages”.

Paper submissionTemporary Residence Application – Paper submission

If you applied for a visitor visa, work permit, or study permit using a paper application, check the processing times to get an idea how long it takes to process your type of application.

All other applications (sponsorship, permanent residence, Canadian citizenship)

If you are the sponsor or principal applicant, you can check the Client Application Status (CAS) service. (Note: If you are a family member included on someone else’s application, you can view your profile but not the status of your application.)

To use this service, you will need to enter some personal information, such as:

  • the identification number related to the application, immigration document or correspondence you got from CIC,
  • your surname(s) as they appear on your application or identity documents,
  • your date of birth and
  • your place of birth.

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