Permanent residence applications from live-in caregivers: Required documents and initial assessment

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Check completeness upon receipt

On July 31, 2018, biometrics expansion occurred within IRCC and was rolled out in 2 phases. Foreign nationals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been required to provide biometrics since July 31, 2018, for all permanent residence applications, and foreign nationals from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas have been required to provide biometrics since December 31, 2018.

For biometrics instructions and information, see Biometrics collection and screening.

Date-stamped applications must be reviewed for completeness, per the requirements specified in section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and in the application kit in place at the time of receipt. Applications must include all of the following:

Incomplete applications

Officers should return incomplete applications to the applicant, along with any processing fees. For incomplete applications, the case processing centre enters a client note in the Global Case Management System (GCMS), indicating that an application was received and returned to the applicant. The case processing centre takes no further action until a complete application is submitted.

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