Update on February 29, 2016 – Ontario Provincial Nominee Program
The OINP collects credit card information to verify an applicant’s residency history and/or assess an applicant’s intention to settle in Ontario.
This update provides guidelines on the submission of credit card information to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
Please note that documents containing sensitive credit card information must be redacted to be accepted by the OINP. To sufficiently redact the sensitive information from your credit card statement, please do the following:
- Using a black marker, block out the entire cardholder account number on all pages of your credit card statements or other documents containing this information, if applicable.
- Photocopy the document(s) after you have blocked out all appearances of the cardholder account number and security code, if applicable.
- Submit the photocopied document(s) only, not the originals.
Applicants should not submit credit card statements unless they are specified to do so in the application guide/form or are otherwise requested to do so by program staff to support an application.
Where the program requests supplemental financial information to support an application, applicants are asked to remove any credit card information prior to forwarding to OINP.
Please be advised that the OINP cannot accept redacted documents containing credit card information via email or fax. Redacted documents containing credit card information must be forwarded via mail/courier or dropped off in person at the OINP offices.
Effective March 30th, 2016, application submissions that contain documents with credit card information that lack sufficient redaction will be returned to applicants as incomplete submissions because these documents cannot be accepted by OINP.