Permanent residence for extended family of former language and cultural advisors: Who can apply
On this page:
- Who is eligible for this public policy
- Family members you can bring with you to Canada
- Being admissible to Canada
Who is eligible for this public policy
You can apply to come to Canada if you’re an eligible extended family member of a former language and cultural advisor (LCA) living in Canada.
The former LCA must:
- have worked for the Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021
- provide information about their employment
- We’ll confirm employment records with DND.
- Employment must be confirmed by DND for your application to be further considered
- have been a Canadian citizen or permanent resident when they worked for DND in Afghanistan
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident currently living in Canada
- provide you with a signed statutory declaration form confirming
- their relationship to you
- that they currently live in Canada
To be eligible to apply, you must
- be an Afghan national
- be outside Canada when you apply
- have been in Afghanistan on or after July 22, 2021 (you don’t need to currently be in Afghanistan or return there to be eligible)
- have a family member (the former LCA) who
- worked for Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021 and
- is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who lives in Canada
- be one of these extended family members to the former LCA:
- their child (your age doesn’t matter)
- their grandchild
- their parent or grandparent
- their sibling (brother or sister)
- their sibling-in-law (brother-in-law or sister-in-law) if
- the former LCA’s sibling is missing and presumed dead, or deceased, and
- you were married or in a common-law relationship with the sibling when they disappeared or died, and
- you don’t have another spouse or common-law partner
- have (along with any family members coming with you)
- a valid passport or travel document or
- a valid identity document or statutory declaration (as described under sections 178(1) and 178(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations), if you don’t have a passport or travel document
- apply using this application package, which includes
- a statutory declaration from the former LCA to confirm their relationship to you
- a statutory declaration that the former LCA lives in Canada
If you’re in Afghanistan and plan to leave
The Government of Canada remains firm in its commitment to welcome vulnerable Afghans to Canada.
If you plan to leave Afghanistan, you must check and follow the travel requirements of the country you plan to enter or travel through. Along with your passport, you may need to get a visa to legally enter another country.
It’s important to follow the immigration laws of countries you plan to enter. If you don’t, you could
- be detained
- be unable to leave the country or
- get deported back to Afghanistan
This can make it harder to get help to travel to Canada or any other country in which you plan to resettle.
اگر قصد خروج از افغانستان را دارید، لطفاً خود را از شرایط سفر به کشوری هایکه قصد دارید وارد آن شوید یا از ان کشور ها بگزرید باخبر بسازید. برعلاوه از پاسپورت، شما نیاز به اخذ ویزه دارید تا بشکل قانونی وارد یک کشور دیگر شوید.
مهم است تا از قوانین مهاجرت کشورهای که پلان دارید وارد آن شود باخبر باشید و پیروی کنید. در غیر ان، ممکن است:
- توقیف شوید،
- نخواهد توانست تا ان کشور را ترک کنید یا
- دوباره به افغانستان شما را روان خواهد کردند.
چنین یک اتفاق می تواند در قسمت دریافت کمک برای سفر به کانادا یا هر کشور دیگری را که قصد زندگی را در آن را دارید، مشکلتر میسازد.
که چېرته تاسو پلان لرئ چې له افغانستان څخه ووځئ، باید هغه هېواد ته د سفر شرایط وګورئ او وڅارئ چې غواړئ ور ننوځئ او یا سفر وکړئ. تاسو باید له خپل پاسپورټ سره ویزه ترلاسه کړئ تر څو په قانوني بڼه بل هېواد ته ننوځئ.
دا مهمه ده چې تاسو د هغو هېوادونو د کډوالۍ قوانین وڅارئ چې غواړئ ور شئ. که تاسو دا کار ونکړئ نو:
- رد به شئ،
- و به نکړای شئ چې هېواد پرېږدئ
- یا بېرته افغانستان ته ستانه شئ.
دا کولای شي کاناډا یا بل هغه هېواد ته ستاسو رسېدل سخت کړي چې غواړ هلته مېشت شئ.
Family members you can bring with you to Canada
You can bring these family members with you to Canada
- your spouse or common-law partner
- your dependent child who is
- under 22 and doesn’t have a spouse or partner or
- 22 or over and
- has depended on you for financial support since before they were 22
- can’t support themselves financially because of a mental or physical condition
- your grandchild (dependent child of your, or your spouse or partner’s dependent child)
You must include these family members in your application, even if they won’t come to Canada with you. If you don’t, they won’t be able to come with you now or later.
Being admissible to Canada
You and your family members must be admissible to Canada for your application to be approved. Find out what could make you inadmissible to Canada.
Under this public policy
- your family members who aren’t coming with you to Canada don’t need to get medical exams
- you won’t be inadmissible for financial reasons
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