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Where is my status in Canada document number?

On your interest to sponsor form, you must provide the number of your passport or status in Canada document.

Make sure you submit the number of the same document you submit with your application, if you’re invited to apply. If the document number doesn’t match, we’ll return your application.

Note: If you submitted a non-Canadian passport with your interest to sponsor form and you’re invited to apply, you need to be a permanent resident when you apply to be eligible to sponsor. In that case, when you apply you must include

  • a copy of the foreign passport you submitted and
  • one of the documents below

We use this to confirm your status in Canada.

See examples below of where to find your status in Canada document number:

Canadian birth certificate

Alberta

  • Provide the Registration No.
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

British Columbia

  • Provide the Registration No.
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Manitoba

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

New Brunswick

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a space,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a space, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Provide the Registration No.
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Northwest Territories

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Nova Scotia

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a space,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a space, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Nunavut

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  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a space,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a space, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Ontario

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Prince Edward Island

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a space,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a space, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Quebec birth certificate

  • Provide the No d’inscription.
  • It has 13 numbers.
  • We’ll only accept birth certificates issued by the Directeur de l’état civil.

Saskatchewan

  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a hyphen,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Yukon

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’enregistrement
  • It has 12 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers (your birth year) and a space,
    • followed by 2 numbers and a space, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Canadian citizenship certificate or card

  • Provide the Certificate No.
    • It’s at the back of your citizenship certificate, under the heading Description – Signalement.
    • It has 8 characters in this order:
      • begins with 1 letter, and
      • ends in 7 numbers.

If you don’t have your citizenship certificate or card, you can apply for a

Canadian passport

  • Provide the Passport No. / No de passport
  • You can find this number on your passport information page, on the top right corner, or on the bottom left corner
  • It has 8 characters and includes letters and numbers in this order:
    • begins with 2 letters, and
    • ends in 6 numbers.

Confirmation of permanent residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)

  • Provide the Document No.
  • It has 10 characters and includes letters and numbers in this order:
    • begins with the letter T, and
    • ends in 9 numbers.

Permanent resident card

  • Provide the ID No. / No ID.
  • It has 8 numbers in this order:
    • begins with 4 numbers and a hyphen, and
    • ends in 4 numbers.

Record of landing (IMM 1000)

  • Only use this document as your proof of status in Canada document if you didn’t receive a permanent resident card.
  • Provide your Record of Landing number
  • It starts with a W, followed by nine numbers.

Secure certificate of Indian status

  • Provide the Registration No. / No d’inscription
    • It has 10 numbers.

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