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Identification Number

Each identification type will have its own unique identification number. To find this number on your correspondence or official document(s), refer to the identification type below for assistance in locating the identification number.

Client ID Number / Unique Client Identifier

You will find this number, also referred to as a Unique Client Identifier, on official documents issued to you from a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office, Case Processing Centre or visa office where you submitted your application. Your Client ID Number/Unique Client Identifier has four (4) numbers, a hyphen (-), and four (4) more numbers. (Example: 0000-0000).

Application Number/Case Number

You will find this number, also referred to as an Application Number, on any official document issued to you from the visa office where you submitted your application. Your Application Number/Case Number starts with a letter and is followed by a combination of nine (9) numbers or letters. (Example: B000000000 or EP00000000).

Citizenship File Number/Group Number

You will find this number on all correspondence (except for the initial acknowledgement letter) mailed to you by the Case Processing Centre in Sydney or by the local Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office processing your application. This number is all digits. (Example: 0000000).


Citizenship File Number/Group Number

Permanent Resident Card number

Your Permanent Resident Card number is located in the top left corner on the back of your card. The Permanent Resident Card number starts with two (2) letters followed by ten (10) numbers (Example: RA0302123456) or two (2) letters followed by seven (7) numbers (Example: PA0123456).


Permanent Resident Card number

Receipt Number

You will find this number on the acknowledgement letter that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada sent to you. This number is all digits (Example: 000).

Receipt Number

Receipt Number (IMM 5401)

You will find this number on the document that was filled out and stamped when you paid your fees at a financial institution or on the official receipt you obtained when you paid your fees on the Internet. Your Receipt Number (IMM 5401); starts with a letter, followed by nine numbers. (Example: B000000000).


Receipt Number

Record of Landing (IMM 1000) number

You will find this number in the remarks; section on the bottom right of the Record of Landing document issued to you by a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office or by the visa office where you submitted your application. Your Record of Landing number starts with a W; followed by nine numbers. (Example: W 000 000 000).


Record of Landing

Confirmation of Permanent Residence number (IMM 5292 or 5509)

You will find this number in top right corner of your Confirmation of Permanent Residence document issued to you by a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office or by the visa office where you submitted your application. Your Confirmation of Permanent Residence number starts with a "T" followed by nine numbers. (Example: T100000000).


Confirmation of Permanent Residence
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