Confirming your permanent residence online
If you got an email about the Permanent Residence Portal, it’s legitimate if
it came from an email address ending in @cic.gc.ca
it’s in both English and French
the subject line is “IRCC - Permanent Residence Portal (PR Confirmation) / Portail de résidence permanente (Confirmation de la RP)”
it links to this page
In most cases, we can confirm permanent resident (PR) status
What you can do in the portal
Through this portal
you can declare you’re in Canada
you can confirm your address
you can submit a recent photo we will use to make your PR card
we can give you access to your proof of permanent resident (PR) status
you can share personal information safely
As the principal applicant, you’ll act on behalf of your family, unless you tell us you’d like them to have their own accounts.
The portal is separate from your IRCC secure account.
How the portal works
Once we approve your application, we’ll
send you an invitation to confirm
create an account for you (you can’t create one yourself)
send another email with your temporary account details
Do not create your own account. This can delay the process. Follow the instructions in the email we sent and we’ll create it for you.
Then you can
sign in for the first time and create your own password
confirm you are in Canada
provide an updated home or postal address
upload your photo (this must be a digital or scanned photo, not a picture of a paper photo taken with a camera or phone)
Once we review and accept the photo you submit (note that this may take some time), we’ll create your PR card within two weeks. We’ll send it to the mailing address in Canada you gave us. You can check to see if we’ve accepted your photo through the portal.
Uploading and submitting photos
If we return your photo, you can resubmit a new photo into the portal. Make sure the new photo meets all the photo requirements listed in the portal before you upload a new one.
Reasons your photo may be returned
To submit a photo
upload a photo – it can be
a professional digital photo in JPEG or PNG format
a scanned professional photo (don’t take a picture of a paper photo with your digital camera or phone)
a selfie (as long as it meets the photo requirements – submitting an incorrect photo will delay your PR card)
you can replace your photo with another photo up until when you submit it
you don’t have to delete the previous photo to upload a new one (it automatically replaces the previous photo)
press “submit” (once you do this, it can no longer be changed)
An immigration representative (also known as an immigration consultant or lawyer) can give you advice and help you with the portal for a fee. But they can’t
Other important information
If there are any issues with the PR card process, we’ll contact you directly.
If you didn’t get our email, check your junk mail or spam folder to see if a message from us is there.
If you can’t access the portal due to accessibility issues or special needs, or you’re having technical problems with the portal, contact us using the email address shown in your invitation message.
You can’t renew your PR card through the portal. Find out how to renew your PR card.
Help for technical issues
Reset a password
When we create an account for you, we’ll send a temporary password valid for 14 days to your email address. If this temporary password expires or is lost, we need to reset it for you. If your temporary password isn’t working, contact us using the email address on your invitation message.
If you already created a portal account, and forgot the password you set, you can reset it through the link in the portal.
Supported browsers and devices
You can access the portal using
It works on mobile devices and desktop/PC.
你的永久居留 (PR) 身份。
Our system briefly needs access to your photo library so you can select the photo you want to upload to the portal. This access won’t give us the ability to go through your photo library, or access it for any other purpose.