Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Canada waives fees for family members of Canadians who fled Sudan

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Canada supports the Sudanese people’s efforts to achieve peace and maintains its call for an end to violence there. Families of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have been compelled to flee their homes are among those whose safety we are deeply concerned about.

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The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, made the announcement on May 4 that the Canadian government will waive the application fees for temporary residence for foreign nationals who fled Sudan with members of their Canadian family.

Far off nationals who escaped Sudan with their Canadian relatives — including Canadian residents and Canadian extremely durable inhabitants — will actually want to apply for brief home without paying the handling expense. They will be able to apply for free for a family-class permanent residence as well as an open work or study permit once they arrive in Canada. On the internet, you can find more information about how to apply.

These steps build on immigration policies that are already in place to help Sudanese temporary residents who are already in Canada. We are also prioritizing the processing of completed applications for temporary and permanent residence from Sudanese residents, and Canadians and permanent residents in the region are exempt from paying fees for passports and other travel documents.

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