IRCC Canada Facilitative Measures:

IRCC Canada has put temporary measures lasting from September 2 2020 till January 31 2021 to support those affected by the port explosion in Beirut.

 

Two categories are eligible for these measures:

1- People in Lebanon wishing to come to Canada

2- Lebanese citizens in Canada on a temporary basis

 

1- People in Lebanon wishing to come to Canada

They are:

- Canadian citizens or permanent residents who wish to return to Canada and require certain documents such as permanent resident travel documents and citizen certificates and Canadian passports. Etc

- Lebanese citizens in Lebanon who

       a- lived, at the time of the explosion in one of the neighborhoods that are particularly affected by the blast

       b- are immediate family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents and they wish to reunite with their family in Canada and they require prioritized temporary resident visas.

 

2- Lebanese Citizens in Canada on a temporary basis

Fee waivers are available for them (visitors- students- workers) and when they are unable to return to Lebanon due to the explosion and wish to extend their stay in Canada.

 

Fee Waivers

- PRTD (50$)

- replacement of certificate of Canadian citizenship (proof of citizenship) (75%)

- temporary Canadian passport (110$)

- Canadian passport including lost or stolen passport replacement (various fees)

- emergency travel documents (various fees)

 

Fees waivers for eligible Lebanese citizens in Canada on a temporary basis:

-  extension of temporary resident status (100$)

- renewal of study permit (150$)

- renewal of work permit (155$)