How can I check the status of my application?
It depends on the type of application.
If you applied online, you can check your status in your account:
- Sign in to your account.
- Under “View my submitted applications or profiles” click on “check status and messages”.
If you applied online for an eTA, you can check online with the eTA Check status tool. You will need the application number sent to you in the email confirmation.
There are two ways you can check your application status online. You can:
- Use the Check application status tool, which is updated on Tuesdays or
- Create an online account and link your paper application to it. You will get:
- detailed application status in real-time and
- messages about your application online instead of by mail.
Checking your status through your online account is not available for all paper applications. See: Which applications can I link to my online account?
Thank you for your feedback.
Please use this option only if:
- the normal processing time for your application has passed and
- you cannot verify the status of your application using the online application status tool or
- you wish to report important changes about your application, such as births, deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions, changes in address, changes in job status or
- you need urgent processing or
- you would like to make a refugee claim
In Canada: You can use this case specific enquiry form.
Outside Canada: You can use the case-specific enquiry form for the visa office where you sent your application.
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