Temporary public policy to facilitate permanent residence for certain citizens of Afghanistan [REDACTED]

Date Announced:

April 7, 2022


In recognition that some Afghan nationals [REDACTED] will not be able to return to Afghanistan as a result of the Taliban, special immigration measures are required to allow these individuals to be granted permanent resident status in Canada.

As such, I hereby establish that there are sufficient public policy considerations to justify the granting of permanent residence, pursuant to section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (the Act), when a foreign national meets the conditions (eligibility requirements) described below.

Based on the public policy considerations, delegated officers may grant permanent resident status to a foreign national who:

Is a national of Afghanistan;
[REDACTED] named on the list in Annex A, or is a family member of the [REDACTED], named on the list in Annex A;
Has been issued a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP); and
Is physically present in Canada at the time of application for permanent residence under this public policy, as well as at the time permanent residence is granted under this public policy;
Family members of the foreign nationals eligible under this public policy who are not included on the list in Annex A will not be considered for permanent residence under this public policy.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Afghans; permanent residence

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