Everything You Need To Know About UCI Number Canada

Everything You Need To Know About UCI Number Canada

December 11, 2019

When you apply for any applications to IRCC, you have to deal with a lot of details and numbers, so sometimes, you may skip the important things and concentrate on the unnecessary ones. In any of these, UCI number Canada is one of the most important factors that you need to understand deeply, so let’s find out about UCI number and some other notes around this code. 

What is the UCI number?

UCI number Canada stands for “unique client identifier.” or it is widely known as a client identification number (client ID). It is the number you receive from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) once they took your application. Normally, the format of the number falls in one of the choices below: 

  • Four numbers, a hyphen and four more numbers (Example: 0000-0000)
  • Two numbers, a hyphen, four numbers, a hyphen and four more numbers (Example: 00-0000-0000).

Distinguish UCI number, the application number, and document number

On your documents, there are some other numbers so if you do not clearly understand, you can make the mistakes in the future. Application number and document number are two of these.

  • Application number (case number): Refers to the type of application you apply, such as work permit, study permit or Provincial Nominee Program applications.
  • Document number: This number is specially created for each document. 

In conclusion, each person may have more than one application number or document number, but they only have one UCI number, so that this number is extremely important. You have to keep it private and check whether it is correct every time you receive documents from the Government.

How can I get the UCI number?

As the explanation above, you will get this after applying for any process to IRCC (study, work, etc,…), so it appears on letters that the authorities sent you or your immigration documents such as a PR card, study or work permit.

Here are the locations of UCI number in some most common documents:

  • PR card: you will see the line “ID No/No ID”. This is your UCI number. It is your identification number, so you should remember it. 
  • Study permit/Work permit: There is the line “UCI/UC” on the top right of the paper.

How can I put the UCI number when filling the forms?

If you have already had the documents from IRCC, you can find the number that has the same formats mentioned above and fill in the box at the top right-hand corner. 

If you are applying to us for the first time, you will not yet have a UCI. In this case, when you fill in the forms that ask you about UCI number, you can leave blank or put N/A (not applicable). 

If you apply online, the system will not let you put N/A, so you can leave blank instead.

Get help with UCI number Canada

If you have any questions or need assistance in preparing information for immigrating to Canada, please do not hesitate to contact us through Immilist to get help. Our website provides an amount of information related to immigration to Canada, including UCI number Canada, and the process to apply to the permanent residence, which can help you understand clearly about the program you apply.


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