CIC Ends the Printing and Mailing of Application Kits

Posted by Donna Habsha|Canada Immigration
Dec 11

As of December 1, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will no longer print and mail any application kits and forms except in the following circumstances:

  • Individuals requesting Braille or large print format.
  • Individuals who self identify as all of the following:
    • do not have access to the internet or who do not have a printer;
    • do not have family members or friends who can assist them; and
    • unable to access application kits via an organization or business due to a mobility disability.
  • Individuals who reside in remote areas where internet access is unavailable. This can be verified on the Industry Canada website at:
  • Individuals requesting one of the following CIC forms:
    • Handling of Public Money payment receipt (IMM 5401);
    • Insufficient fee receipt (IMM 5412);
    • Supplementary Identification form (IMM 5455) for the Permanent Resident Card; or
    • Privately sponsored refugees requesting the Application for Permanent Residence in Canada: Convention refugees abroad and humanitarian-protected persons abroad (IMM 6000) [for missions only].


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