Extension of special measures for Iranian nationals in Canada as temporary residents

Ottawa, February 29, 2024— Due to Iran’s crackdown on protestors following the killing of Mahsa Amini, the Government of Canada introduced special measures to support Iranian temporary residents in Canada as well as Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Iran.

These special measures are now being extended until February 28, 2025.

Under these special measures, Iranian nationals in Canada with valid temporary resident status can continue to study, work or visit family by applying for an extension of their status free of charge. They can also apply to move between temporary streams, from within Canada, at no cost.

Additionally, Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents in Iran who wish to leave can continue to apply for passports and permanent resident travel documents for free.

More information is available on IRCC’s website.

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