Supporting Afghan nationals: About the special programs

Travel authorizations to leave Afghanistan

Canada and its allies have received assurances from the Taliban that Afghan citizens with travel authorization from other countries will be allowed to leave Afghanistan. Find out more.

Find out what special measures you may be eligible for

Answer a few questions

The Government of Canada remains firm in its commitment to welcome refugees and vulnerable Afghans to Canada. We’re working to increase the number of eligible people to 40,000. This will be done through several programs, including the following:

We’re also prioritizing applications of eligible immediate family members joining Afghans currently in Canada.

How to reach us

Contact us using our web form. Please don’t send photos or other attachments until we ask you to.

Contact us by phone at +1-613-321-4243

  • Available both inside Canada and abroad
  • Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET)
  • We’ll accept charges for collect calls or calls with reverse charges

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