Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Expiry of 90-day extensions for open applications

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

April 12, 2021

As of today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is returning to pre-pandemic processing of applications, including cessation of the COVID-19 automatic 90-day extensions for missing information or supporting documents.

Applications with missing information or documents will be given a final 30-day extension for submission.

Applications with a reasonable explanation provided by the applicant, related to local COVID-19 lockdowns, will still be facilitated as per officer discretion.

Please review the section Requests for additional information on open applications in the updated program delivery instructions for more details.

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