Friday, December 1, 2023

Sudanese nationals can extend their stay in Canada

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Canada keeps on requiring a finish to brutality in Sudan and remains profoundly worried for the wellbeing of individuals in the country. We are working to assist those who are looking for safety in Canada, such as Sudanese citizens who are already in Canada and may not wish to return home at this time.

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The Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, the Honourable Sean Fraser, provided additional information regarding these special measures to assist Sudanese nationals temporarily living in Canada.

Sudanese nationals living in Canada will be able to apply for free extensions of their stay or changes to their status as visitors, students, or temporary workers as of April 30, 2023. This includes open, free work permits that give people access to the labor market and more freedom to make a living in Canada. The Sudanese population currently living in Canada will be safeguarded, families will be able to remain together, and they will have a safe place to live.

It’s possible that applicants for permanent residence outside of Canada won’t have access to their Sudanese travel documents. As a result, you won’t need a passport or other travel document to apply for a permanent resident visa to enter Canada. These actions supplement the expense waivers for identifications and travel reports for Canadians and long-lasting occupants of Canada in Sudan, and the prioritization of finished applications currently in our framework for impermanent and extremely durable home from individuals in Sudan for when it is protected to travel.

Canadians living in Sudan are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad service and frequently check for updates.

The Emergency Watch and Response Centre of Global Affairs Canada can be contacted by Sudan-bound Canadians, permanent residents, and family members.

  • by calling +1 613-996-8885
  • by text message at +1 613-686-3658
  • via WhatsApp at +1 613-909-8881
  • via Telegram at Canada Emergency Abroad
  • by email at [email protected]
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