Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan
Afghans who have arrived in Canada, under all streams, since August 2021
What we’ve done
We’ve welcomed over 40,000 vulnerable Afghans, including some of the most vulnerable, through several special measures and programs.
What happens now
We’ll continue to process the existing applications we’ve received through all the special programs for Afghans on a priority basis.
If you applied after receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) from us
You can update your information by:
- contacting the nearest visa office outside Canada (include your file number in all correspondence with us)
- using our web form
- calling us at +1-613-321-4243
If you didn’t receive an invitation to apply (ITA) from us
We’ll continue to help vulnerable Afghans through:
Learn about our special programs to bring vulnerable Afghans to Canada
Learn about the special measures that were put in place to support Afghans in Canada and abroad
Learn about the supports available for Canadian citizens and permanent residents currently in Afghanistan
Learn about recent legislative changes that allow Canadians and Canadian organizations to help people in Afghanistan
Information for Afghans in Canada
Learn more about life in Canadian communities welcoming Afghans.
Find friendly and experienced settlement professionals who can help you feel at home in Canada.
There are different ways Canadians can help. Find out how to volunteer, donate or sponsor an Afghan refugee.
Follow the journey
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