Program delivery update: Application for a permanent resident visa under the public policy for extended families of former Afghan interpreters

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

March 8, 2022

IRCC has introduced a pathway to permanent residence for extended family members of Afghans who worked for or assisted the Government of Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces and who immigrated to Canada under one of the previous public policies implemented in 2009 and 2012.

The application process opened on December 9, 2021.

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