Occasionally, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will update or change their forms to better reflect and analyze applicants’ situations. Sometimes the changes are a simple as changing a date, but it still updates the form. It is very important to use the most recent form revision when applying for either a Permanent Resident Card or your Citizen Certificate to avoid the form being rejected.
The most recent changes were made to Forms IMM-5009 and -1436 largely to start including people who have protected person status, something that was unclear on older revisions of the forms. Keep in mind that since this newest update has taken place, the older forms are completely defunct and incorrect and should be thrown away. File with Immigration Direct and rest assured that your form will be filed correctly and with the most recent revisions.
Below is a list of the changes made to the IMM-5009 and IMM-1436 forms in the most recent CIC revision.
For Form IMM-5009 (Form for the Verification of Status or Replacement of an Immigration Document):
- The second question of part B (Part-B, #2) of the form was changed to now include the option for Protected Persons and lines for information related to that status.
- The eighth question of part B (Part-B, #8) was changed to include the term Protected Person as well.
- The document checklist that comes with this form was revised to reflect these changes.
For Form IMM-1436 (Form to Request to Amend the Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Valid Temporary Resident Documents):
- The first question of Part B (Part B, #1) has been re-worded and the order has changed slightly.
- The document checklist has also been changed to reflect the revisions.
Keep in mind that if you file with Immigration Direct you will not have to worry about whether or not you are using the correct revision of these forms because Immigration Direct always updates the systems to match the most recent revisions in Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
IMM 5009 is otherwise known as the Application for a Verification of Status or Replacement of an Immigration Document. You can use this document for several different purposes. The different documents you may request to be sent to you are records of landing, authorization to return to Canada, exclusion orders, temporary resident permits, departure orders or, as of this revision, protected persons documents. You can also replace your Permanent Resident Card with this form through Immigration Direct. You may need to use this form to gather documentation for your citizenship application.
You should use Form IMM 1436 (Request to Amend the Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Valid Temporary Resident Documents) if Citizenship and Immigration Canada made an error when writing down your information upon your entry to Canada itself. Mistakes happen, and it only takes a short period of time to correct them with this form.