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 IRCC secure account, check your application status and processing times, find forms, pay fees, change your address, get biometrics and learn about representatives


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


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

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


Protect yourself from fraud

Don’t be a victim of fraud – immigrate to Canada the right way.

Express Entry

Express Entry provides a faster way for skilled workers to settle in Canada.

Inspiring the next generation of athletes

Knowing her true potential as a Paralympic athlete, Maryam came to Canada determined to wear the maple leaf.

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