Floods in Nova Scotia - 2023: Temporary immigration, passport and citizenship measures

The special measures to support those affected by the floods in Nova Scotia ended on November 30, 2023.

If your status as a visitor, student or worker has expired you have the standard 90 calendar days to apply to restore it after it expired.

Applications submitted on or before November 30, 2023

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

Updating your contact information

Send us a web form (opens in a new tab) .

Request a refund for an application you submitted

You may be eligible for a refund if you were directly affected by the floods in Nova Scotia and paid fees to

You applied between July 22, 2023 and July 27, 2023

We’ll update this page in 2024 with more information on when and how to request a refund.

You applied after July 27, 2023

If you paid any of these fees, find out how to ask for a refund (opens in a new tab) 

Applications submitted on or after December 1, 2023

If you submit an application on or after December 1, 2023, you can no longer benefit from the special measures.

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