Canada Visa Application Status


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) lets you track your Canada visa application status through a number of ways. In this blog, we will focus on how to track your Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) using your passport number, along with how to check your visa status online. 

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Steps to Track Your Application Status (By Passport Number)

Step 1

Go to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, IRCC’s, official website. Next, find out the “Check your application status” and click on it. 


Step 2

You will come to the “How to Check Your Application Status“ page. 

Step 3

The question on the page is “What did you apply for?” So, you must click on the dropdown and check out the various options. Choose the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) opinion to know your application status.


Step 4

Take a look at the image below. Click on the “Check your eTA Status” option.


Step 5

If you take a look at the fields below, you’ll notice that you need to answer many of the questions. Enter the required information such as your passport number, the country in which the passport was issued, its issuance and expiry date, etc. 


Step 6

In the end, just click on the “Check Application Status” and your work is done! Now you know your application status using only your passport number! 

Wasn’t checking your application status really easy? It was done only in a few steps, four to be precise. Now, let’s check out how to know your application status online. 

How to Know Your Application Status Online? 

Step 1: Go to IRCC

So, the first thing that you need to do is check out IRCC’s website. Remember they have a “How to Check Your Application Status“ page? Well, that’s where you need to go. 

Step 2: Select Visa Type 

When you visit that page, you will see a dropdown box from which you need to choose the suitable visa type. 

Step 3: Log in

The page will further ask you to log in to your account. And if the page asks you questions, answer them too. Fill in the required information and then click on submit. Once you have entered all the required information, IRCC will then start processing your request. 

Step 4: Check your status! 

After you submit the details, the immigration department will send you the requested information. Now you will know your application’s status. 

How do I track my Canada visa application status?

In case you applied for the visa online, log in to your account, and enter the necessary details, IRCC will process your request, and then you will know the status. 

How long will my Canadian visa take?

IRCC has a designated approximate processing time for each kind of visa application. The processing time shouldn’t be too long if you have submitted all the required documents and entered the details correctly. Depending on your visa type, the application should be processed within the given standard period. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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