What is an IRCC number?
I receive a few emails every week asking about the IRCC number. I thought it would be a good idea to answer this question here instead of answering it individually.
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What kind of numbers could you receive from IRCC?
IRCC usually issues the following numbers when interacting with applicants.
- The Unique Client Identifier (UCI): This number is unique to every applicant. Therefore, a family of four will receive four UCIs, and each UCI is individual to one of the family members.
- Application number: Also known as the file number, an application number is unique to each application. Consequently, this number could cover one or more applicants.
- Document number: If IRCC issues a document (e.g., a work permit) for you, they will attach a unique number to that document.
- Form number: Every IRCC form has a number that usually appears on the lower left-side corner. Most of these numbers begin with IMM. For example, IMM 5669 is the Schedule A Background/Declaration form.
What is an IRCC number, then?
When you receive a Biometrics Instruction Letter, you’ll notice a number on the lower half of the second page. This number is the IRCC number and assists you in booking a biometrics appointment. Here is an image.
Remember, the IRCC No. in this context is limited to BIL (Biometrics Instruction Letter).
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