Linking PR Card Application online

After landing in Canada with PR, your application for PR card will be initiated. It will be done by Immigration Officer at Airport itself. You need to provide your address in Canada and if you think photos attached with your COPR is not as per the specifications by CIC, give the new photos here itself. If you would like to change the address later on, then follow this procedure Changing the address for PR Card app


To track the status of your PR Card application, you can link it online to your MyCIC account. To do that, first login to your account and click on “Link an existing application to this account”.

link a new app

This will open a page with options to select PR Card as application type and provide the required details to search and link the application as shown below.

Step 2

Select Permanent Resident Card.

step 3

Provide the required details.

step 4

The value of City/town of birth should be exactly same as in your PR application. In COPR, you will see truncated value of this, please enter the full value.

For example, If your City of birth is “Amritsar, Punjab” in COPR it could be printed like


Then in this search for application, you should type full AMRITSAR, PUNJAB instead of wrong values like “Amritsar” or “AMRITSAR, PUN”.

After providing all the information, click on Search for my application and if search is successful, you will get the option to link the application.

step 5


After linking, the application is shown in the table of  “View my submitted applications or profiles”.

linked application

You can check the details of the application here and track the progress.

Details of the application


The flow which is trending these days for most of the applications are as below

Stage 1:

Review of additional documents We do not need additional documents.

Stage 2:

Review of additional documents The additional documents you provided have been uploaded


Review of additional documents The additional documents you provided are being reviewed


Stage 3: 

Final decision Your application was approved. Check your messages below for details.


One important thing regarding PR card application is providing photos as per specifications. Make sure you are submitting them correct in the first time itself otherwise the application will take almost double time to approve.

In case of any query, please leave your comments below.



27 thoughts on “Linking PR Card Application online

  1. My wife application was filed through immigration consultant, now when i try to link account to know her PR card status, it says that application not found, though I have entered all information correctly, what could be the reason. Please guide. Thanks


  2. Hi,
    In my COPR, they wrote my citizenship as STATELESS. However, i don’t find such citizenship option in the drop-down menu of nationalities.

    Any idea how to link my PR card application ?


  3. I am not able to link my application. The place of birth is “Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh”. Can it be like it’s too long and a truncated value is stored in the system?


  4. I failed to link PR card application 1 week after landing at Apr 7 (Saturday). Someone think the ‘Date You Became a Permanent Resident” shall be “Issued Date” from my CoPR rather than the actual landing date. Is this true. If the city of birth is correct, what could be the reason that I am not able to find my application?



  5. its been 41 days i landed in Toronto. When can i expect a photo request in case It does have to come? i havent got any request yet


  6. I got email on 17 jan to resubmit my photos for PR card as my original photo did not neet the requirements. I mailed the new photos back the day i recieved email. How do i know if they have recieved it.
    Also i need to travel to USA in 10 days and I doubt i would receive my PR card by then.
    What are my options?


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