Temporary Public Policy for Iranians in Canada as Temporary Residents (February 23, 2023)
Iranian citizens in Canada
March 1, 2023 (retroactive to February 9, 2022)
February 28, 2024
Effective March 1, 2023, Iranian citizens in Canada as visitors, foreign workers, and students are able to apply for a new permit to extend or amend their status. They will also receive priority processing on their applications.
Iranian citizens in Canada will also be eligible for a three-year open work permit. This include dual citizens of Iran in Canada as temporary residents.
IRCC is also waiving certain fees for Iranians who wish to extend their status, including
- Visitor Record fees
- Open Work Permit fees
- Study Permit fees
- Temporary Resident Permit fees
- Biometric fees
The application to amend or extend status must be submitted online and must follow IRCC’s specific instructions for inclusion in the program.