Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program: Putting an application into processing

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Following a positive completeness check, the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney (CIO-S) does the following:

Once an application for the RNIP Program has been assessed as complete under section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), the application is put into processing.

Note: If the biometric fee has not been paid and the CIO-S has sent the biometric fee payment letter, the application is put into processing and the processing office sends the biometric instructions letter (BIL) once the applicant has submitted the biometric fee.

Processing family members

The CIO-S receives and triages all applications submitted under the RNIP Program. The application is transferred to the relevant processing office, where both the principal applicant and all family members are processed.

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