Canada waives fees for family members of Canadians who fled Sudan

Date Announced:

May 4, 2023


Foreign nationals who fled Sudan with their Canadian family members—including Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents—will be able to apply for temporary residence without paying the processing fee. Once they have arrived in Canada, they will be able to apply for an open work permit or study permit, and permanent residence under the family class, all free of charge. More information on how to apply is available online.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification)


open work permit, study permit, Sudan, temporary residence

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