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Client Identifiers Required by iCARE

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Learn what the Client Identifiers are and where to find them.

iCARE funded clients are required to provide at least (1) Client Identifier that is recognized by iCARE. The identifiers recognized by iCARE are the FOSS/GCMS, Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number, or the IMM5292, IMM5509 or IMM1000 Number.

There are additional client identifier options that can be selected. 

OCMS cannot verify these numbers before sending to iCARE, only iCARE keeps a databse of these id's


iCARE Specific Client Identifiers 

1. FOSS/GCMS Number

What is the FOSS/GCMS Number?

The FOSS or Field Operations Support System is a database used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the CBSA to record immigration records and violations.

The GCMS or Global Case Management System is the new system which is gradually replacing FOSS.

What does the FOSS/GCMS Number consist of?

The FOSS/GCMS Number consists of (8) or (10) digits. Do not add 00 to the 8 digit numbers.

Where do I find the FOSS/GCMS Number?

This number can be found on the front of the client's Permanent Resident (PR) Card, under the client's name.


2. Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number

What is the Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number?

The Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number is temporary permission given to a client with a criminal record to enter Canada legally. It is only valid for 1 year.

What does the Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number consist of?

The Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number always begins with the letter 'M' followed by (9) digits.

Where do I find the Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number?

The Minister's Permit or Temporary Resident Number is located on the upper right corner of the Temporary Resident Permit.

 

3. IMM1000, IMM5292, IMM5509 Numbers

What are the IMM1000, IMM5292, IMM5509 Numbers?

IMM1000: Record of Landing

IMM5292 or IMM5509: Confirmation of Permanent Residence

What do the IMM numbers consist of?

The IMM numbers must start with either an A, H, J, G, I, W, or T followed by (9) digits.

Where do I find the IMM numbers?

The IMM1000 numbers can be found in the 'remarks' section on the bottom right of the Record of Landing document.

The IMM5292 or IMM5509 numbers can be found in the top right corner of the Confirmation of Permanent Residence document, it begins with a 'T' followed by (9) digits.

 
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