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Apply for a verification of status (Immigration form)

Apply for a verification of status

A Verification of Status (VOS) document contains information that appeared on your original Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, Work Permit, Study Permit, or other immigration documents. This document can be used when you provide proof of historical immigration information, such as the date and place of entry to Canada.
 

You can obtain a verification of status document outlining the pertinent historical information for the following:

  • Certificate of Departure (IMM 0056)

  • Immigrant Visa and Record of Landing (IMM 1000)/Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688)

  • Visitor Record (IMM 1097 or IMM 1442)

  • Work Permit (IMM 1102 or IMM 1442)

  • Study Permit (IMM 1208 or IMM 1442)

  • Exclusion Order (IMM 1214)

  • Deportation Order (IMM 1215)

  • Departure Order (IMM 5238)

  • Permit to Come into or Remain in Canada (IMM 1263)

  • Authorization to Return to Canada (IMM 1203)

  • Protected Persons
     

The original document itself will not be issued. Instead, a plain paper document will be issued that will provide information about your immigration history. However, if you require specific information that was originally captured on the immigration document (immigration category, document validity dates, etc.), you must specify this in your application for a Verification of Status document.
 

Take note that, the verification of status document cannot be used for travel and is not an identity document. If you need assistance verifying your Canadian immigration status, we will be happy to help.