Application for Permanent Residence in Canada — Protected Persons and Convention Refugees
You can now apply online
We’re testing a new online immigration application. You can use it to apply(opens in a new tab).
This application package includes:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5286] (PDF, 137.67 KB)
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 652 KB)
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP] (PDF, 471 KB)
- Schedule 14 – Protected Persons and Convention Refugees (IMM 0008 – Schedule 14) (PDF, 1.39 MB)
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 776.39 KB)
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 570 KB)
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31 KB)
- Instruction Guide [IMM 5205]
Use this application to apply for permanent residence if:
- you are in Canada and
- the Immigration and Refugee Board, or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, has decided that you are a protected person or Convention refugee.
How to use this application package
Read the Instruction Guide to complete your application forms.
- Filling out the form on a computer is easier than filling it out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
- Having trouble downloading the form? Right-click the link and select “Save Target As…”
Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.
To make sure you submit all the pages of each form, follow these steps.
IMM 0008 form
- Click the "Validate" button at the top or bottom of the form.
Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.
- A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
- Print, sign and date the form.
- For best results:
- print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper and
- use a laser printer.
- Place the barcode page on top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.
Use the Document Checklist to make sure that you include all the other forms and documents you need.
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