Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: After you apply

How we process your application

We’ll review your application to make sure

Your application may be delayed if

While your application is in process, you must tell us if you change your address or contact information.

If your application isn’t complete

We may return or refuse your application if

If your application is complete

We’ll ask you, and any family members you include in your application, to

Get your fingerprints and photo taken

You and your family members may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply for permanent residence. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Get a medical exam

You don’t need to complete a medical exam before you apply.
We’ll ask you to complete one after we review your application.

You must complete a medical exam before you can become a permanent resident of Canada. Your family members must also complete medical exams, even if they’re not coming with you to Canada. You won’t be able to sponsor them in the future if they don’t complete these exams.

We won’t approve your application if your health

When we ask you to complete your exam, we’ll send you both of the following:

If we approve your application

Make sure you pay your right of permanent residence fee (if you haven’t already).

We’ll contact you to

If you have family members outside Canada, we may also send you permanent resident visas for them (if they need visas to enter Canada).

Find out what it means to become a permanent resident.

If we refuse your application

We’ll send you a letter that explains why we refused your application.

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