+1(514) 937-9445 or Toll-free (Canada & US) +1 (888) 947-9445

Online Processing time for SIN(Social Insurance Number) in Canada

RABD

Newbie
May 20, 2020
4
1
My online application is taking longer than normal. I applied online on Jun 17th for a new SIN (change of status) since I became a Permanent Resident. I called and they said that the supporting documents are alright and that it is a matter of time for them to generate my new SIN and mail it.

The problem is that the agents that take the phone calls are not able to do anything other than seeing the status of the application. It is going to be 2 months now and I have not news yet. My wife's new SIN arrived 10 days after she applied (I did the application for both of us the same day).

Anyone with the same situation?
 

DEEPCUR

Champion Member
Apr 12, 2016
2,404
602
how did you submit your original document because it’s online ? What’s the process for it. TIA
you can submit scanned copies. Originals not required for online process. Documents required are copies of - PR, copr, passport and one or two US address proof like drivers license/online credit card statement etc.
 

DEEPCUR

Champion Member
Apr 12, 2016
2,404
602
Hey, I got rejected today. I applied with COPR, US bank statement as address proof and passport.
I guess I should apply with signed COPR right? what docs did you use while applying?
Signed copr is what you need to upload. Did you upload that? don't you have PR card? Was the bank statement credit card statement or checking account statement? In their website they mention credit card statement explicitly and may not honor others.. You could also include another residence proof such as drivers license or utility bill. Call them and see why it was rejected...
 
  • Like
Reactions: dumbsean

guca

Star Member
Aug 24, 2018
91
24
Hey, I got rejected today. I applied with COPR, US bank statement as address proof and passport.
I guess I should apply with signed COPR right? what docs did you use while applying?
Yes, you need signed copy of COPR (thats proof you did landing), Passport, driver license, and address proof(we submitted utility bill).
 
  • Like
Reactions: dumbsean

dumbsean

Member
Feb 6, 2020
18
5
Signed copr is what you need to upload. Did you upload that? don't you have PR card? Was the bank statement credit card statement or checking account statement? In their website they mention credit card statement explicitly and may not honor others.. You could also include another residence proof such as drivers license or utility bill. Call them and see why it was rejected...
I don't have a PR card yet. I uploaded signed COPR now with DL and also credit card statement. Thank you for the info :)
 

asdfgty

Star Member
Sep 28, 2019
57
9
Thanks for this post for letting me know we can use U.S. address as a proof of address for SIN application.

So I just applied online for SIN (on August 20, 2020) using my U.S. address. Will update if I got approved or received the SIN.
 

asdfgty

Star Member
Sep 28, 2019
57
9
Date applied online for SIN using my U.S. address: August 20, 2020
Date received my SIN letter in Bay Area, California, USA: September 3, 2020
So the whole process took 14 days for me.
 

mlei9569

Star Member
Dec 11, 2019
176
73
I just re applied with signed COPR, thank you :)
Hey, my application was refused too. I received my CoPR after a virtual landing because I was already in Canada. My CoPR bears the electronic signature of an IRCC officer. I applied again, I don't know what the outcome will be this time.

Did you have two copies of CoPR? One signed, and the other unsigned?
 

KuroNeko26

Hero Member
Mar 12, 2018
237
50
California
Hey, my application was refused too. I received my CoPR after a virtual landing because I was already in Canada. My CoPR bears the electronic signature of an IRCC officer. I applied again, I don't know what the outcome will be this time.

Did you have two copies of CoPR? One signed, and the other unsigned?
This makes me worried because I applied for a SIN today with my COPR recieved via virtual landing as well and it just has an electronic signature too. I guess I can look forward to a rejection. :(
 

sumitkamboj88

Star Member
Jun 15, 2019
58
11
This makes me worried because I applied for a SIN today with my COPR recieved via virtual landing as well and it just has an electronic signature too. I guess I can look forward to a rejection. :(
Hi, I also received my COPR which bears the electronic signature of an IRCC officer. I applied for SIN in July and had received it. if you SIN application was rejected you should receive a letter by post explaining the reason.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mlei9569