Use of a Representative form

Updates to the ‘Use of a Representative’ form

This month, IRCC updated the IMM 5476, Use of a Representative form. This form is important for people who want to use a representative to help them with their applications.

The changes are not big, but there is a chance they could affect your eligibility if your representative doesn’t pay attention.

What are the updates about?

The updates are corrections to the French text in Section 6, and re-formatting Section 6 for greater clarity and simplicity.

It is important that you make sure that you are using the appropriate form. In order to do this, you can check the date of the form. The date of the current version of the “Use of a Representative” is July 2021. However, you may use previous versions with the dates February and April 2021 until September 30th, 2021. But remember, it is always better to use the current version.

After September 30th, 2021, IRCC offices will only accept the current version of the IMM 5476 (July 2021). If you present a new application with the old version it will be considered incomplete and returned unprocessed.

IMM 5475 Form

For your further information, the “Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual” remains the same. The current version is from August 2020. IRCC offices don’t accept previous versions.

IMM 5476 Form

A gentle reminder to the users of the IMM 5476 to always access the form from the official IRCC website. Versions on the internet, or pre-populated copies, can be outdated and may result in an application being returned as incomplete or in processing being otherwise delayed.

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