Check Your Application Status Canada
Dragan is a citizen of Croatia. He recently hired an immigration consultant to help him immigrate to Canada. However, the immigration process is, indeed, time-consuming. Consequently, Dragan wants to be able to check out his application status. Unfortunately, his consultant claims they cannot give him direct access to his profile. Regardless, Dragan wonders if there is an alternative method for checking out the status of the application.
Hundreds of thousands of people apply for immigration to Canada every year. However, the immigration process is time-consuming and could take several months to complete. If you would like to know what affects the processing time, read the following article.
Immigration Application Status
When you submit an immigration application, it could be in any of the following stages:
- Application Status – Received: IRCC has received your application, but has not initiated processing your application.
- Application Status- In Process: An immigration officer has started reviewing your documents but has not made a final decision yet. The in-process status could refer to any of the following situations.
- The officer has just started reviewing your initial submission.
- You need to submit supplementary documents, or the officer is reviewing them.
- The officer is waiting for the results of the medical examination.
- IRCC is running a background check on you or your family members to make sure you are not inadmissible to Canada.
- You need to submit your passport or travel documents to receive the Confirmation Of Permanent Residence (COPR).
- Application Status – Decision Made: The officer has either approved or refused your immigration application.
- Application Status – Complete: You have received your status.
Of course, you need to review and respond to the emails or letters you receive from the immigration officers for the official application status.
Check out your immigration application status when you have access to your profile
If you have created an online profile for immigration, then all you usually need is your username and password. Of course, make sure you also know your application number, just in case. Read the following article for more information about the online immigration profile:
Check out your immigration application status when you do not have access to your profile
Sometimes access to the online profile is not an option. For example,
- The application is entirely paper-based, and you do not have the opportunity to link it to an online profile.
- You have hired an immigration practitioner. They have created your profile via their exclusive portal with IRCC. Consequently, they cannot share the profile login information with you.
In these situations, you need to use Electronic Client Application Status (eCAS) on IRCC website.
Information you need for eCAS
Before you begin, you need to have access to the following:
- One of the acceptable identification numbers, namely:
- Client ID Number/ Unique Client Identifier (UCI),
- Receipt Number (IMM 5401),
- Application Number/ Case Number,
- Record of Landing Number,
- Permanent Resident Card Number,
- Citizenship Receipt Number,
- Citizenship File Number/ Group Number, or
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence Number.
- The last name or surname of the applicant (usually the principal applicant)
- Date of birth of the applicant
- Country of birth of the applicant
The information you enter must match the way IRCC has registered them. Of course, you may revisit IRCC communications to make sure the information you enter is correct.
Step by Step Checking Out the Application Status
To find out about the status of your application, take the following steps.
- Click here.
- Accepts the terms and conditions.
- Fill out the form.
- Click “Continue” to see some details of your application.
- If you click the current status of the application on the lower-right corner of the page, you will see more details.
Of course, the details of each application are different. Consequently, you may consult with your immigration practitioner for more information.
Removing online access to the application status
You may remove access to your online application on the main page that shows your addresses. However, if you choose to do so, you won’t be able to check out your status anymore.
If you do not see your information, you may either have disabled online access or have entered information incorrectly. Of course, you may contact IRCC via their online web form and try to resolve the issue.
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Would you please fill out our free assessment form if you wish to visit or move to Canada? We will review it for free, but we will contact you only if we find an opportunity for you. Alternatively, you may book a consultation session. Consultation sessions are not free, but you will receive formal immigration advice from a licensed practitioner.
Al Parsai, LLM, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Adjunct Professor – Queen’s University – Faculty of Law
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada
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