Proof of your citizenship or residency status

Document Code = POCR

Applicants to the M.D.,C.M. or joint programs are required to submit proof of citizenship or permanent residency and, where applicable, proof of Quebec residency. To be considered a Quebec resident as outlined by the Quebec government, please see:  

*Anyone claiming Quebec residency must upload an attestation of Quebec resident status form to Minerva (under the POCR checklist item), in addition to any other supporting documents (if applicable).

Consult the main page of the Applicant Categories for more information.  Note: applicants to the Med-P program are not required to submit such information unless specifically requested (e.g. presented in the application checklist in Minerva).

Acceptable documents include (paper or scanned copies):

  • a birth certificate (in original language with official translation if not in English or French)
  • a Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) card (both sides) with IMM5292 or IMM1000 supporting document
  • a Canadian citizenship card (both sides) or a citizenship certificate (if issued after February 2012)
  • a valid passport (ONLY if you have a valid PERM code)

Format & Submission

The final document should be in a single PDF/A compliant file to upload to the designated checklist item of your application via your Minerva account, observing the instructions at Uploading your documents.  

Applicants should indicate their McGill ID number on each page of their POCR documents.  

For more information...

Consult the Applicant Categories page.