Program delivery update: Protected persons applications for permanent residence go digital

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

May 18, 2021

On May 13, 2021, IRCC expanded the launch of the Permanent Residence Portal to enable applicants who apply for permanent residence as protected persons in Canada to submit their applications online.

The instructions have been updated to include references to applications submitted online. Additional information on intake and application completeness has been added.

The photo requirements have changed from 2 passport-sized photographs of each applicant and family member to 1 passport-sized photograph, for both online and paper applications.

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