Apply for permanent residence: Documents for Express Entry

The system gives you a personalized document checklist once you’ve completed all of the fields in the online form. Get all the documents that are on your checklist.

Translation of documents

If one of your documents is in a language other than English or French, you must also upload:

If a certified translator completed your translation:

  • the document must be stamped with the translator’s certification or registration number
  • you can indicate that you’re not providing an affidavit because a certified translator completed the translation (write a letter and scan it with your translated document)

Expiring passports

You must have a valid passport to come to Canada.

If your passport expires within 6 months from the day you apply, you should renew it. Then, when you get your new passport, update your passport information in your application. This will ensure it’s valid when we process your application and avoid additional delays.

Once you have your documents

Make electronic copies using a scanner or camera. Make sure you use one of the formats we accept.

Once you have your documents ready, upload them in your document checklist.

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