Program delivery update: Special measures for Afghanistan

Date Announced:

August 23, 2021

Active Period:

Until further notice.


Priority processing may be applied to the following: i) Afghan citizens outside Canada who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens, persons registered under the Indian Act, or Canadian permanent residents and have made or will make * a family class application for permanent residence; * an application for temporary residence; ii) protected persons applications for permanent residence received from Afghan citizens where the spouse or partner and any children are currently residing outside of Canada; iii) dependants of resettled Afghan refugees. Priority processing means such requests should be placed ahead of the queue.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification) | Refugees


immediate family | protected persons

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