Earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye: Temporary immigration, passport and citizenship measures

The special measures to support those affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye ended on January 3, 2024.

Applications submitted on or before January 3, 2024

We’ll continue to process applications free of charge for:

Updating your contact information

If you applied to extend or change your temporary resident status:

If you applied for a passport, citizenship certificate, or permanent resident travel document:

You applied for permanent residence outside of Canada without a passport or travel document

If you applied without a passport or travel document, and your application was not approved before January 3, 2024:

Applications submitted on or after January 4, 2024

If you submit an application on or after January 4, 2024, you can no longer benefit from the special measures.

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