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Find your Unique Client Idenfication (UCI) Number

IMPORTANT NOTE! 

If you are a Canadian citizen and do not have a unique client identifier, please enter 00000000 on your application. 

What is a UCI number?

UCI stands for Unique Client Identifier. It is the first piece of identification assigned to you by the government of Canada.

It is an eight- or ten-digit number that can look like any of these:

   0000-0000 or 00-0000-0000

   0000 0000 or 00 0000 0000

When completing the online registration application, please ensure that you enter your UCI number without hyphens or spaces.

Where can I find my UCI number?

You can find your UCI on:

  • Immigration documents such as a Permanent Residence (PR) card, Study or Work Permit
  • Letters from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

On a PR card, the number is usually on the front, and it is called an ID No/No ID. PR cards can look like this:

 

Source: Documents for iCare Validation Citizenship and Immigration Canada

A PR letter from the Government of Canada can look like this:

On a Work or Study Permit, a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the number is usually on the right-hand side below the application number. These permit letters can look like this:

  

 

You can also find your UCI on a passport Visa stamp and Temporary Resident/Minister’s Permit, these documents usually look like this:

 

 

Source: Documents for iCare Validation Citizenship and Immigration Canada

What if I do not have a UCI number or any of the documents mentioned above?

We can also accept an IMM number indicated on your Record of Landing. Your IMM number can start with one of the following letters A, H, J, G, I, W, or T, and it can be found here:

Source: Documents for iCare Validation Citizenship and Immigration Canada

IMPORTANT NOTE!

If you have entered Canada under other circumstances, and do not have a unique client identifier, please enter 00000000 on your application .

For information regarding why we require a government of Canada identification number, and the steps we take to protect your privacy, please visit our website

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