General information section on their website. If more than 25 business days have passed and you would like to find out the status of your application contact the sin program.
How to find my sin number in person request.
How to get a copy of my sin number. A sin is issued to one person only and it cannot legally be used by anyone else. Under the department of employment and social development act an employee who does not have a sin when they start working for you has to apply for one and give it to you within three days after they receive it. The only time they will give you a new number is if you can prove that your sin was stolen or being used in identity theft.
The social insurance number sin is a 9 digit number that you need to work in canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. Social insurance number sin as an employer you have to ask your employees for their social insurance number sin within three days of when they start to work for you and record their number. Update your sin record original proof of identity documents are required to apply for a sin obtain a confirmation of your sin and to update for sin record.
Store any document containing your sin and personal information in a safe place. Forms and publications income tax package guide return and schedules. There is no fee to apply for a social insurance number sin.
Visit your local service canada centre. If you apply for a sin online or by mail and your application meets the requirements you will receive a letter with your sin by mail within 20 business days from the date the application is received. You are responsible for protecting your sin.
Social insurance number sin cards. The employment and social development department provides a list of local offices online. For full information and application forms please consult the social insurance number.
Your sin is used to identify you with the canada revenue agency cra so you ll find your sin number on the first page of your tax returns and on any other documents or correspondence from the cra. If you are unable to visit a local office you can request a copy of your sin by mail. Enter your sin on the first line of the information about you area of the step 1 identification and other information section on page 1 of your tax return.
Bring with you appropriate identity documents. Check your records for either your card or confirmation letter. To replace a lost sin card or confirmation letter you ll need to.
To obtain a confirmation of your sin or to amend your sin record in person at a service canada centre you must bring one to two valid government issued identification documents id with you. Application for a new or a replacement social insurance number card can be made through service canada. On cra documents.