Check your application status

You may be able to check the status of your immigration or citizenship application online. It depends on what you applied for.

If you can’t check your status online, you can use processing times as a guide to find out how long it might take to process your application.

Answer the questions below to find out which one applies to you.

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Family sponsorship

This includes:

  • spouse
  • partner
  • common-law partner
  • dependent child
  • parents
  • grandparents
  • adopted children
  • children to be adopted
  • orphans
  • other family classes

Paper applications

There are two ways to check your application status online.

If you are the person being sponsored, you can:

Both you and the person sponsoring you can check the status of your application by using our online tool.

Processing times

If you cannot use the check application status tool, you can check processing times to see how long it takes to process your type of application.

Check processing times

Find out more about what happens after you submit your application.

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