How to apply
On this page:
- Step 1. Prepare to apply online
- Step 2. Apply online
- Step 3. Submit your application
Step 1. Prepare to apply online
Make sure you’re eligible to apply before you submit an application.
Deadline to apply
We’ll accept applications under this public policy until October 22, 2024.
If you can’t apply online and require accommodations
If you, or your representative can’t apply online and require accommodations, including for a disability, you can ask for the application in an alternative format.
After we review your request, we’ll send you the application package in one of these formats:
- large print
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)
You must fill out and upload these forms to your account.
- Document Checklist [IMM 0190] (PDF, 1.0 MB)
- Use your checklist to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need.
- Statutory declaration attesting to the relationship between the Canadian citizen or permanent resident and the in-Canada Ukrainian foreign national [IMM 0191] (PDF, 0.3 MB)
- The Canadian citizen or permanent resident (your family member in Canada) must fill out and sign this form
Complete and sign these PDF forms, if they apply to you
These forms need to be filled out, printed and then signed by hand by the principal applicant and the third party. Upload the forms to your account.
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 0.78 MB), if this applies
- Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604] (PDF, 1.99 MB), if this applies
Tips for downloading and filling out PDF forms
- Fill out the form on your computer instead of by hand. It’s easier and reduces mistakes that can cause delays.
Using an immigration representative
If you’re a licenced authorized paid representative, find out how you can create an account and submit applications on behalf of your clients.
A representative can:
- help you prepare the documents you need to upload
- answer questions about the forms
You can use either an:
- authorized paid immigration representative (an immigration consultant or lawyer)
- An authorized paid immigration representative can fill out forms and communicate with us on your behalf through their own account.
- unpaid immigration representative including your family member in Canada.
If you want to appoint someone to do business with us on your behalf, you must:
- fill out 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
A representative can’t:
- open a portal account on your behalf
- digitally sign the application for you
- sign into the portal using your username and password
After you complete your application and 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.
Release of information to someone other than an immigration representative
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:
- fill out an Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual [IMM 5475] (PDF, 593.57 KB) form
- sign it (digitally or by hand)
- upload it with your application
Step 2. Apply online
Sign in or create a Permanent residence online application portal account (opens in a new tab) .
From the list, select the program under which you are applying:
From the list, select the category under which you are applying:
- Ukraine Family Reunification Public Policy, if you intend to reside outside of Quebec
- Ukraine Family Reunification Public Policy QC, if you intend to reside in Quebec
The Instruction Guide (IMM 0189), will help you fill out the forms properly.
If you need to upload a number of images, find out how to combine them into 1 document.
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
- explain what your issue is
- upload screenshots from your account that show us:
- the page you’re having problems with
- what you were doing before getting the error
- the error message(s) you get
You need one photo for each person on your application.
Show the photo specifications to your photographer to make sure your photos meet our requirements.
Follow the instructions in the online application to scan and upload both sides of your photo.
Pay your application fees
Your fees include:
- processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application for permanent residence
- the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)
- biometrics fee, if required
You have to pay your fees online.
When you finish, you must save your receipt and upload it to your account.
You and your family members may need to give your fingerprints and photograph (biometric information) at a biometric collection service point.
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 to tell you how and where to give your biometrics.
- You must show this letter when you give your biometrics.
- Get this done as soon as you get the letter from us that tells you to give your biometrics.
- You have 30 days to do this from the date on the letter.
- You must give your biometrics in person. You need to book an appointment.
Step 3. Submit your online 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
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