Identity management: Establishing name records in IRCC systems
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the IRCC website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
This section provides direction on establishing name records in IRCC systems for the following departmental lines of business:
- permanent residence
- temporary residence
- refugee protection
These procedures stress the importance of using the most reliable documentary evidence available when establishing the name of an individual in IRCC systems, rather than using a name at the request of the client.
Documents used to establish a name
- Documents used to establish name records by business line provides information on acceptable identity documents to establish name records in IRCC systems.
How to read travel documents (MRZ, MRC, VIZ)
How to read travel documents provides information about the formats of travel documents.
The Machine Readable Zone Validator allows users to enter information from a passport or visa and validate whether or not the travel document adheres to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.
Name structures and how to record them in the Global Case Management System (GCMS)
Name structures and how to record them in the Global Case Management System (GCMS) provides information on various naming conventions found on foreign travel documents and how to record them in GCMS.
Managing existing records
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