Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Permanent residence

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

September 28, 2021

The instructions have been updated to include additional instructions for the processing of permanent residence applications where the principal applicant or accompanying dependants are overseas, including instructions regarding immigration medical exam (IME) validity prior to finalization, while taking into consideration the travel restriction measures.

Updates have also been made to the instructions for approved permanent resident applicants with valid and expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) documents and permanent resident visas (PRVs).

Updated instructions

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