Immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada

Don’t become a victim of fraud

There’s no fee to be considered for this special program, and there are no agents or consultants acting on our behalf. Only Global Affairs Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces can confirm ties with the Government of Canada. Learn more about avoiding fraud for this program (also available in Pashto and Dari).

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Who can apply

This special program aims to resettle 18,000 people.

To be eligible for this special program you must meet all the requirements below:

  • you’re an Afghan national
  • your employment involved a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada, which could be, but is not limited to
    • interpreters who worked with the Canadian Armed Forces
    • local staff who currently or used to work at the Embassy of Canada to Afghanistan
  • you or your eligible family members were in Afghanistan on or after July 22, 2021 (the date this special program started)
    • if you left Afghanistan before July 22, 2021, you aren’t eligible for this program
  • you’re not inadmissible to Canada

You don’t need to currently be in Afghanistan to be eligible for this program.

You don’t need to return to Afghanistan to finalize your application, provide biometrics or get a medical exam.

If you’re in Afghanistan and plan to leave

The Government of Canada remains firm in its commitment to welcome Afghan refugees 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،s
  • 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.

Eligible family members

For this special program, only the following people are considered family members:

De facto dependants will also be eligible under this special program. A de facto dependant is someone who

How to apply

If you meet the eligibility for this special program, follow the steps below to apply. If you already applied, you don’t need to contact us again.

Step 1: Submit a web form

You must submit a web form to contact us about this program. We’ll review your information and contact you with next steps if you’re eligible.

To submit your information

  1. Go to our web form.
  2. From the first drop-down menu, choose “Situation in Afghanistan.”
  3. From the second drop-down menu, choose “Ask about the special immigration measures for Afghans who helped the Government of Canada.”
  4. Complete the form. Include details about your work with the Government of Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan, such as
    • your job title or position
    • your identification number, if you had one
    • the name(s) of your Canadian point(s) of contact (if possible)
  5. Upload copies of
    • any documents that show you worked with the Government of Canada
    • your passport and the passport for each eligible family member travelling with you (if possible)
  6. Review and submit your request.

Only upload copies of your passports and documents that show you worked with the Government of Canada (if you have them). Please don’t send any other documents or photos until we ask you to.

If you already applied, you don’t need to contact us again.

Go to the web form

Step 2: Wait for us to contact you

We’ll review your request to make sure you’re eligible and contact you if we need anything else.

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