New guidelines have been issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence applicants.
These applicants are currently planning to come and settle in Canada in the coming months. They are unsure of how COVID-19 is going to affect their Canada immigration plan.
As of now, new applications for permanent residence are accepted.
The applications that have the required attached documents missing will also be accepted if the non-submission of documents is a result of COVID-19 disruptions. These applicants will be given a 90-day period to submit them while the applications will be retained and reviewed.
It is also necessary that COVID-19 being the reason for a lack of supporting documents should be stated in an explanation attached to the application.
The new applications will be processed in the order of their receipt.
Principal applicants for permanent residents present in Canada with dependents abroad will continue to have their applications processed.
The principal applicant will not be given permanent residence in case their dependents abroad can’t travel.
If an applicant for permanent residence has a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) cannot travel before the expiry of such a document, that must be informed to the IRCC. A webform should be used for this.
For those whose PRVs or CoPRs have expired and have informed IRCC that they cannot travel will have their files reviewed after reopening within 90 days.
If the applicant informs IRCC via web form that they can travel, a reopening of such an applicant’s file will be done for reapproval.
But if the applicant has not informed the IRCC even after the 60 days waiting period, a note must be attached to the application for consideration after a period of 60 days.
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