To access the IRCC Informational Act, you need to mail a request asking for information about your specific immigration application. Common questions include confirmation of application submittals, processing times, procedural information and more. 

IRCC Information Act allows Canadian nationals, permanent residents and other persons currently residing in Canada the right to obtain information under the control of a government institution. The IRCC Information Act was instituted in an effort to increase transparency and open participation in Canada’s immigration system. 

We have listed several common IRCC disclosures for your reference: 

  • Disclosure of information pertaining to applications created by the IRCC

  • Disclosure of personal information submitted by an immigration representative if the applicant is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. 

  • Persons are also able to request information on behalf of someone else. In order to submit this type of request, you must submit a Personal Information Request Form. You must submit this form for anyone who is on your file and over the age of 18. Furthermore, you must be a Canadian national, permanent resident of Canada, individual or corporation present in Canada.