Chinese, Iranian or South Korean national, applicants in China, Iran or South Korea, or applicants affected by service disruptions or travel restrictions related to COVID-19:

Check if your application will be affected by IRCC special measures due to the novel Coronavirus.

Visitor Visa, Work or Study Permit Applications

Applicants outside Canada are still able to submit their applications online or in paper in locations not affected by service disruption.

Processing applications for work permit, study permit, and visitor visa will not be refused if the applicant cannot provide documents due to disruptions related to COVID-19. IRCC will give 90 days for applicants to submit supporting documents and biometrics.

Foreign visitors, workers and students who are in Canada and cannot leave the country due to travel restrictions in their country of residency, can apply online to extend their stay or change their condition.

Visitors can apply to extend their stay, and workers and students can apply to change their status to visitor as long as the work or study permit has not expired.

For records and permits already expired, it is possible to submit a status restoration.

There are specific procedures for visitor visa, work or study permit applications from China, Iran and South Korea. Please contact us for further instructions if you are in those countries and need to travel to Canada.

Permanent Residency Applications

Approved Applications

Applicants who cannot travel to Canada before the confirmation of permanent residency document expires must inform IRCC through its website.

In-person landing appointments have been cancelled by IRCC. Applicants with appointment already booked will be contacted via email to reschedule it.

Processing Applications

Processing Applications for permanent residency will not be refused if the applicant cannot provide documents due to disruptions related to COVID-19. IRCC will give 90 days for applicants to submit supporting documents or biometrics. If the application is through Federal Express Entry, it will be held until applicant’s further notice to IRCC.

There are specific procedures for Canadian permanent residents in China, Iran and South Korea. Please contact us for further instructions if you need to travel to Canada.

Citizenship Applications

Citizenship ceremonies, citizenship tests and retests, and itinerant service trips are cancelled as of March 14, 2020, until further notice.

For any question and further assistance, please contact us at +1 250 979 0422 or email contact@cisimm.ca