Foreign direct deposit enrolment form

Foreign direct deposit enrolment form - Direct Deposit (PDF, 428KB)

Protected "B" when completed.

This fillable form has been designed to make it easier for you to enrol in direct deposit. Note that the completed form cannot be saved on your computer. Please print, sign and mail the enrolment form. You also have the option of printing the form and completing it by hand. For additional information, you may:

Until your direct deposit information has been updated, you will continue to be paid by cheque. The first direct deposit will be made approximately 3 months after receipt of your completed enrolment form.

To update your banking information, please complete a new direct deposit enrolment form.

Please do not use this form to provide change of address information.

Please read the privacy notice.

All fields identified as (required) must be completed.

Part A: Identification information

Print clearly and in block letters. Do not use this form to provide changes to your mailing address.

Part B: Payment information (required)

Indicate the payment(s) you currently receive by cheque (at least one selection is required):

Payment information Veterans Affairs Canada
Service Canada: Part I
Service Canada: Part II
Federal government pensions

Part C: Banking information

Please note the following two requirements:

  1. Must be completed by the financial institution or post office where you would like your money to be deposited
  2. Enter the foreign banking information required by your country in the box(es) below
Account type (if applicable)

Additional information pertaining to the financial banking information under part C of the enrolment form

A sort code identifies both the bank and the branch where the account is held. In some cases, the first digit of the sort code identifies the bank itself, and in other cases, the first two digits identify the bank. Some countries refer to the sort code as the ABA, BSB, IFSC or BRSTN. They have been identified in the required direct deposit banking information list above.

A SWIFT code is a standard format for bank identifier codes and is a unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use the codes for exchanging other messages with each other.

IBAN stands for international bank account number and is a number attached to all accounts in the European Union countries plus Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Hungary. The IBAN is made up of a code that identifies the country the account belongs to, the account holder's bank and the account number itself. The IBAN makes it easier and faster to process cross-border payments.

Part D: Consent

I, the undersigned, consent to the Receiver General for Canada's issuance of my payments as indicated above, by direct deposit to my bank account and authorize the Receiver General for Canada to convert Canadian dollars to the local currency of my residency.

Personal information, including my Social Insurance Number (SIN), is provided pursuant to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, s. 5 and s. 11 and the Financial Administration Act, ss. 35(2). The Receiver General will use and disclose it to the federal institutions identified in Part B and to my financial institution in order to issue direct deposit payments, but will not disclose my SIN to my financial institution. My personal information will be protected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Privacy Act and as described in Personal Information Bank PWGSC PCU 712, Receiver General Payments. Under the Act, I have the right to access and correct my personal information, if erroneous or incomplete.

I, the undersigned, have read the privacy notice and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information as described therein.


  • Please ensure that you sign the form before mailing.
  • Please "Clear data" once the form has been printed to ensure that your information is not visible to other users of this computer.

Mailing address

Print and sign your form and mail to:

Receiver General for Canada
CP 5000
Matane QC  G4W 4R6

Telephone assistance

Verify that your country of residence is one of the participating countries.

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