Applying for permanent residence - start-up visa
We plan to expand our fingerprint and photo requirements
Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) each time you apply for permanent residence if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
Find out about biometrics.
This application includes:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5760] (PDF, 371.86 KB) May 2016
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 553.83 KB) February 2018
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP] (PDF, 424.19 KB) August 2014
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 776.39 KB) December 2012
- Schedule 13 – Business Immigration Programs – Start Up Business [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 13] (PDF, 62 KB) April 2018
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 570 KB) February 2018
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 636.51 KB) April 2015
- Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604] (PDF, 609.23 KB) September 2015
- Supplementary Information – Your travels [IMM 5562] (PDF, 1.76 MB) May 2004
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31 KB) September 2015
- Instruction Guide [IMM 5759]
Want to live in Quebec?
The Province of Quebec is in charge of its own business immigration program. If you plan to live in Quebec, visit the Quebec immigration department.
How to use this application package
Read the Instruction Guide to complete your application forms.
- Filling out the forms on a computer is easier than filling them out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
- Trouble downloading? 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.
- 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 (IMM 5760) (PDF, 371.86KB) to make sure you include all the other forms and documents you need.
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