Immigration and citizenship

Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection, check the status of your application or find a form.


Services and information

My application

Sign in or create an account, check application status and processing times, find forms, pay fees, learn about medical and police checks, learn about representatives and protect yourself from fraud


Find out if you need a visa to visit, do business or transit through Canada, and how to extend your stay as a visitor


Find out what immigration programs you can apply for, sponsor your family and use a representative

Get answers to your questions

Find quick and direct answers to frequently asked questions in our Help Centre


Apply for or extend a work permit, learn about International Experience Canada and being a caregiver, get your credentials recognized, and hire foreign workers


Apply for or extend a study permit or student work permit


Apply for, resume or give up Canadian citizenship, prepare for the citizenship test and get proof of citizenship

New immigrants

Get a permanent resident card, find immigrant services in your area, apply for citizenship and learn about your first tax year in Canada


Get a passport, sponsor your family or a refugee, get proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, adopt a child from abroad, and take part in citizenship celebrations

Refugees and asylum

Claim refugee protection, sponsor a refugee, find services for refugees in Canada and appeal a refugee claim

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Enforcement and violations

Know why you may not be allowed in Canada, and learn about immigration violations, the detention review process and immigration admissibility hearings


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