General: EE - Express Entry: Canada's score-based program for economic immigrants CRS - Comprehensive Ranking System: System for ranking candidates for EE ITA - Invitation to Apply: an invitation to apply for permanent residence e-APR - electronic Application for Permanent Residence: the online application for PR after receiving an ITA RPRF - Right of Permanent Residence Fee: a fee collected as part of your PR application AOR - Acknowledgement of Receipt (of application): email confirming receipt of your application after you submit and pay your fees ADR - Additional Document Request: IRCC sends a message asking you to provide a specific document to supplement your application. Post-submission stages: NA1 - "Not Applicable" 1: Background check says "Not Applicable", usually right after submission. MEP - Medicals passed: review of medical results changes from "You do not need a medical exam." to "You have passed the medical exam." IP1 - "In progress" 1: Background check changes to "Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check." Usually follows MEP. Some applicants (especially inland and CEC) skip this stage. NA2 - "Not Applicable" 2: Background check changes to "Not Applicable" again after IP1. Some applicants skip this stage and it is easily missed. IP2 - "In progress" 2: Background check changes to "We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information." NA3 - "Not Applicable" 3: Background check changes to "Not Applicable" again after IP2 (uncommon) Ghost update - When you log in, the application says it's been "updated" but none of the fields have changed. Often considered a sign that PPR is coming soon. Not seen by all applicants. PPR - Passport request: IRCC sends "Ready for visa" e-mail asking you to submit your documents to your visa office so they can issue your CoPR and entry visa if applicable. CoPR - Confirmation of Permanent Residence: A document that says you've been approved for permanent residence. These are not "official" stages, but they are used frequently throughout the forum to track processing of applications.