About Form IMM 0008

Form IMM 0008, Generic Application Form for Canada, is used to apply for immigration and permanent residency in Canada.

In order to be able to file for immigration using Form IMM 0008, you will need to have a sponsor first. Family-based sponsors file Form IMM 1344 to request the immigration of their family members.

Who Should Apply?

Spouses, children or certain other relatives of Canadian permanent residents or citizens who have approved sponsorship forms.


The most important requirement to file this form is an approved sponsorship application. Form IMM 0008 also requires various supporting documentation to be filed with it, which are different from the forms listed below.

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