My immigration or citizenship application

The basics of applying, such as your account, application status, finding forms, our offices, fees, and medical exams or police checks.

Services and information

Sign in or create an account

Apply online, pay your fees, get your application status and check your messages

Check your application status

Get online updates for your application using basic personal details

Find forms and guides

Get the forms you need to apply to come to Canada, to apply for Canadian citizenship or to get a permanent resident card

Check application processing times

How long it takes to process applications by type, country and how you applied (paper or online)

Pay your fees

How to pay online or at a bank, based on what you applied for and where you are

Change your address

How to change your address, depending on where you are and if you have an application in progress right now

Get a police check

Who needs to get a police certificate, and how and where to get one in the country where you live

Get a medical exam

Who needs to get a medical exam, and which doctors can do them in the country where you live

Find an office

Visa application centres, visa offices outside and in Canada and where to send your application

What we are doing


Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your questions, including how to complete application forms, extend visas and permits and replace lost documents.

Determine your fees

Check the fee list to find out how much your immigration or citizenship application fees will be.

How to send a complete immigration application

Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.

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