Before you apply
You can use this application to obtain a Verification of Status (VOS) document or a replacement copy of a valid temporary resident document that has been lost, stolen or destroyed.
What is Verification of Status document
A Verification of Status document will contain 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 must provide proof of historical immigration information, such as the date and place of entry to Canada.
You may obtain a VOS 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
Who needs Replacement of a valid Temporary Resident document
You may request a replacement of a current and valid temporary resident document if it is lost or stolen. You must provide the police report number proving that your current and valid temporary resident document has been lost or stolen. The following documents can be replaced:
- Visitor Record
- Work Permit
- Study Permit
- Temporary Resident Permit
- Photocopy of one piece of federal or provincial/territorial government issued photo identification or if unavailable, a photocopy of government issued or internationally recognized photo identification from outside Canada before your entry to Canada.
- Photocopy of one piece of federal or provincial/territorial government-issued identification with or without a photo, or if unavailable, a photocopy of government issued or internationally recognized identification from outside Canada before your entry to Canada. This could include:
- your birth certificate
- your marriage certificate, if applicable
- Photocopy of the death certificate or provincial/territorial vital statistics document if the application is submitted on behalf of a deceased person.
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