Outside-of-Canada families of Canadian victims of air disasters: How to apply

How to apply

This permanent residence application is for families of Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 air disasters. Before you start, check if you’re eligible.

Deadline to apply

The deadline to apply was August 2, 2023.

  • We are no longer accepting new applications.
  • If you submitted a complete application before or on August 2, 2023, we’ll continue to process it.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Read the instruction guide
  2. Get your checklist and forms
  3. Complete your forms and gather documents
  4. Pay your application fees
  5. Submit your application

Read the instruction guide

The instruction guide will help you complete the application correctly. It includes information about

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Get your checklist and forms

Use the document checklist to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need.

 Get help to open an application form or to fill one out in the Help Centre.

Complete your forms and gather your documents

Use the instruction guide to fill out your application forms.

Follow the Document Checklist [IMM 0170] (PDF, XX MB) to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Pay your application fees

You have to pay your fees online. After you pay, print the receipt and include it with your application.

Submit your application

You must submit your application on paper. There is no online option.

Before you submit your application

To submit your application

  1. Put your application package into an envelope.

    Don’t use staples, binders, plastic sleeves, folders or albums to submit your application. You can use elastic bands or paper clips to attach photos.

  2. Label the envelope:

    “Victims of air disasters – VAD”

  3. Mail your complete application to

    IRCC – Humanitarian Migration Vancouver
    Victims of air disasters – VAD
    300-800 Burrard St.
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 0B6

    We won’t accept your application at any other office.

Track your package

You can use a courier service that requires a signature when your package is delivered. This will

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