Health-care workers permanent residence pathway: After you apply

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How we process your application

You can use a courier service that requires a signature when delivered. This gives you a delivery confirmation and allows you to track your package.

We’ll review your application and check that it’s complete.

We’ll return it to you if

If your application is complete, we’ll start checking your eligibility. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, we’ll

After we confirm your eligibility and work experience, we’ll

Once we confirm you’re eligible and you have the required work experience, any removal order you’re under will be stayed until we make a final decision on your application.

Get your fingerprints and photo taken

You may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply for permanent residence if either

We’ll contact you if you need to give biometrics. If you do, you’ll need to give them when the biometric collection sites closest to you start offering services again.

Learn more about biometrics.

Things that may delay your application

In some cases, it may take us longer to process your application if

Track and update your application

You can use a courier service that requires a delivery signature to find out when we get your application package. This gives you a delivery confirmation and allows you to track your package until it gets to us.

When you get your acknowledgement of receipt letter, you can check the status of your application online. If you can’t check online, contact us using our Web form for your latest application status.

To avoid delays in processing, keep your personal information up to date.

If we approve your application

If we approve your application, we’ll contact you about next steps, including

If we refuse your application

We’ll send you a letter and tell you why we refused your application.

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