New immigration measures to support Lebanon

Date Announced:

September 2, 2020

Active Period:

September 2, 2020 until January 31, 2021.


Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Lebanon wishing to return to Canada may receive priority processing if they require travel documents such as a permanent resident travel document (PRTD), or a Canadian passport. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced that it is also prioritizing visitor visa applications of immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, provided they lived in a Beirut neighbourhood affected by the explosion.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Citizens | Family class (reunification) | Permanent residents


immediate family | Lebanon | permanent resident travel document (PRTD) | passport | visa applications

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