Need to amend your immigration documents?
If your study permit, work permit, or Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) have any mistakes (for example, your name or date of birth are incorrect), you must contact Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and request to amend your documents. Mail your documents to the address in Ottawa indicated in the Instruction Guide. You should plan to remain in Canada until your documents have been corrected.
If you are currently outside Canada, make sure to amend your documents before you travel to Canada to avoid issues or delays at the Canadian border.
Note: Amendments apply only to the mistakes that are made by IRCC when your documents were issued.
Your valid temporary resident documents are meant to demonstrate to employers, schools, or other authorities that you are authorized to work, study, visit, or remain in Canada. The information contained in these documents should be the same as the information contained in your entry passport.
Changes made to personal information after you entered Canada will not be amended on your temporary resident document. The information on this document should match your passport. If the information on your passport changes, you should apply for a new document.