Federal Court Electronic Filing System

Before using the Electronic Filing System, please note the following:

You may only have one (1) browser tab or window of the Federal Court Electronic Filing System open at a time while submitting documents. Using multiple tabs of the Federal Court Electronic Filing System will cause submission errors.

The format for all electronic documents is Portable Document format (PDF) without password protection.

You will be asked to provide an e-mail address and telephone number in case the Registry needs to contact you.

There are no transaction fees to use the Electronic Filing System. However, fees may apply to file documents (see Tariff A, IMM Rule 23).

If the document you are submitting requires a filing fee, please note that your document will only be filed and processed as of the time you provide payment. The E-Filing portal now offers secure online payment.

A document that is accepted for filing is deemed to have been filed at the time in the Eastern time zone that the document was submitted for filing via the electronic filing system. However, a document that is submitted for filing on a holiday is deemed to have been filed on the next day that is not a holiday.

You have the ability to identify that a filing is urgent, to include special handling instructions for a document and to select the Registry office closest to your location with which to associate this filing for future correspondence.

Filing parties will receive electronic confirmations of submitted documents with a summary of the information provided. Filing parties will also receive a confirmation when their documents were processed by the Registry.

This electronic filing system does not provide for service of documents on other parties. For information on electronic service of documents, consult the most recent Covid-19 Practice Direction at Notices and see Rule 141 of the Federal Courts Rules.

The electronic filing system does not currently provide for special treatment of confidential documents. Therefore, such documents should not be filed electronically. See further details at bottom of page.

You should keep a copy of all documents sent electronically for 30 days after the expiry of all appeal periods. For paper-based documents that are scanned to a digital format for electronic filing, the original paper document should be kept.

For information about Court procedures, please refer to the Federal Courts Rules, Information for Litigants and the Practice Guides available on this web site or contact the Registry at 1-800-663-2096. If you encounter a problem with the Electronic Filing System you should contact the Registry.

The Registry is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. See Holidays for a list of days when the Registry office is closed.

You must complete all steps in a single session in order to submit your transaction. It is not possible to save an incomplete session. Note that the session will automatically time out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

For further information, please refer to the Notice to the Public and Profession issued by the Court regarding electronic filing and electronic legal service.

Click one of the links below to access the Federal Court's Electronic Filing System

Note: Documents for the Federal Court of Appeal will not be accepted for filing through the Federal Court's Electronic Filing System.

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