Immigrate through the Atlantic Immigration Program: After you apply

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We review your application

We check that you have

We’ll contact you to

Keep your information up to date

To avoid delays in processing, make sure your contact information and application details are up to date.

You should tell us about any changes to your information, such as

  • marriage, divorce or separation
  • birth or adoption of a child
  • death of an applicant or dependant
  • contact information updates, including
    • email
    • phone number
    • mailing address

Contact us through the Web form to update your information.

If you change your contact information, make sure you check your old contact information until we update your application.

Get your fingerprints and photo taken

If you’re between 14 and 79 years old, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for every permanent residence application you submit to us, even if you gave your biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.

Find out who needs to give biometricshow to give them and where to give them.

Temporary changes to biometrics

Book your biometric appointment as soon as you can to avoid processing delays.

If you can’t book an appointment by the deadline on your biometric instruction letter, there may be measures in place to help you.

We process your application

After we get your biometrics, we start processing your application.

If we need more information, we’ll contact you.

Get your medical exam

You must have a medical exam before you settle in Canada. Your family members must also have one, even if they’re not coming with you. We’ll tell you when to submit these documents.

We won’t accept your application if your health

We verify your information

If you’re not truthful in your application for permanent residence, we may

We make a decision on your application

We make a decision on your application based on

When a decision is made on your application, we’ll notify you.

If your application is refused, we send you a letter that tells you why. To be re-considered, you have to

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