Special immigration measures expanded to applicants in Iran and South Korea affected by the novel coronavirus 

Date Announced:

February 29, 2020


To help impacted clients, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has expanded its special measures to applicants in Iran and South Korea. The special measures, which were first put in place on February 7, 2020, for applicants in China, provide flexibility to clients who, due to circumstances beyond their control, are unable to comply with our requirements. For example, those who have applied for a visitor visa, a study permit, a work permit or permanent residence, but cannot complete the next steps in the process, such as giving their fingerprints and photo (biometrics), within the specified deadline, will be given more time to complete these tasks.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | International students | Prospective immigrants | Temporary foreign workers | Visitors


biometrics | Iran | South Korea

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