Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: How to apply
To be eligible for permanent residence under this public policy, you must apply from within Canada.
On this page:
Step 1: Get ready to apply online
You must now apply online
As of January 9, 2023, you need to apply online.
If you can’t apply online and need accommodations, including for a disability, you can ask for the application in another format (paper, braille or large print).
Sign in or create a Permanent residence online application portal account (opens in a new tab).
Refer to the Instruction Guide [IMM 5067] for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply.
Step 2: Fill out your forms
You must fill out these digital forms online
You’ll fill out these digital forms online (for yourself, and any family members 18 or older)
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406]
- Supplementary Information – Your Travels [IMM 5562]
You must also fill out these PDF forms
- you don’t need to sign them
- upload them to your online application
- as the principal applicant, you’ll electronically sign for the entire application, including those of your family members
- Document checklist [IMM 0134] (PDF, 0.9 MB)
- Use this checklist to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need.
- Document checklist [IMM 0134] (PDF, 0.9 MB)
If you’re applying under stream A (In-Canada graduates)
- Schedule 7A – Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: Stream A – In-Canada graduates [IMM 0135] (PDF, 1.5 MB)
If you’re applying under stream B (Canadian work experience)
- Schedule 7B – Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: Stream B – Canadian work experience [IMM 0136] (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Using an immigration representative
If you’re a representative, find out how you can create an account and submit applications on behalf of your clients.
If you want to appoint someone to do business with us on your behalf, you must
- submit a Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31 KB) form
- sign it digitally or by hand and get your immigration representative to do so also
- upload it with your application
An immigration representative (an immigration consultant or lawyer) can give you advice and help you with your application for a fee. But they can’t
- open a portal account on your behalf
- electronically sign the application for you
- sign into the portal using your username and password
A representative can fill out forms and communicate with us on your behalf through their own account. They can also
- help you prepare the documents you need to upload
- answer questions about the forms
After you read the declaration, you must be the one who types your name. This is the legal requirement for your application to be considered “signed,” according to Canada’s immigration law.
If you want to allow us to release information from your application to someone other than yourself who will not act as your representative you must
- submit an Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual [IMM 5475] (PDF, 593.57 KB) form
You need one photo for each person on your application.
Follow the instructions in the online application to scan and upload both sides of your photo.
If you’re having technical issues applying, contact us using the web form
- under type of application/enquiry, choose technical difficulties from the drop-down menu
- in the text box, specify the program you’re applying under
- upload screenshots from your account that show us
- the page where you’re having problems
- the error message(s) you get
If you need to upload a number of images, find out how to combine them into 1 document.
Step 3: Pay your fees online
Find out how to pay your fees.
In most cases, you must pay a biometrics fee when you submit your application. Otherwise, you may experience delays. The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.
After you pay the biometrics fee with a complete application, we’ll send you a letter confirming that you need to give your biometrics and where you can go. You must show this letter when you give your biometrics.
You must give your biometrics in person. Make sure to book an appointment if this service is offered. Find a collection point close to you.
Step 4: Submit your application
Before you submit your application, make sure you:
- answer all questions
- electronically sign your application (type your full name exactly as shown on your passport)
- include your processing fee receipt
- upload all the supporting documents
If your application is incomplete, we’ll reject it. You’ll have to fix any errors and then re-submit it.
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