If you want your spouse, family member, friend or other person to check your application status for you, but not do business with IRCC on your behalf, you must:
- Fill and submit the Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual (IMM 5475) form with your application.
- If you already submitted your application, send the authorization through this Web form. It will take us 5 to 10 business days to update your file.
Note: If you want to appoint someone to do business with us on your behalf, you must submit a Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) form.