Check your application status

The check your application status tool allows some CIC clients to securely view the status of their immigration and/or citizenship application(s) online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; anytime, anywhere.

Applicants that are not eligible to use the check your application status tool can use processing times as a guide to determine how long it can take to process their application.

Which category did you apply for? - Permanent resident card


The electronic Client Application Status tool is available for the application you have applied for.

Before using this service, please be sure to have a copy of all the documents you have received regarding your application(s):

These may include one or more of the following:

  1. a copy of your application;
  2. your financial receipts (IMM 5401); or
  3. any letter or official document issued to you by CIC.

Note that the Client Application Status tool is updated weekly, usually on Tuesdays.

You can also check the processing times to find out how long it normally takes to process a Permanent resident card application.

You may also visit the help centre for additional information on application status.

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