Since January 1st 2009, the procedure has been rendered mainly electronic, and thus allows a simplified and personalized tracking of applications' processing.
You will need an email address and Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the application documents. This software is freely available on the Adobe Website.
Three short steps allow you to receive and fill out the necessary documents for your application, before mailing your application kit to the Embassy of Canada in Paris, France where your inquiry will be processed.
You can now fill out the documents on your computer, print them, and send your application and required documents by mail. This system allows you to be automatically informed by email during every step of the processing of your application.
Processing times depend on the current number of applications received by the Embassy of Canada in Paris and can thus change depending on the time of the year.
All applicants are legally required to be truthful and disclose all relevant information with their applications. Applicants who submit application packages that contain misrepresented information, knowingly or unknowingly, will be denied entry to Canada and may also be banned from travelling to Canada. The details of the misrepresentation will remain permanently on record with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. For more information on misrepresentation, please visit Document Fraud (Misrepresentation).