How Canada Is Offering Immigration Support To Lebanese Citizens

Canada Continues To Offer Immigration Support To Lebanese
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Around a month after establishing an immigration task force for helping Lebanese with facilitated consular services, announced additional measures, including waiving some immigration fees, for this purpose.

As per the new measures, Canadian citizens and -based holders of a valid permanent Canadian residence permit may receive priority processing if they require a Canadian passport or other documents.

Additionally, the immediate family members of Canadians and permanent residents currently residing in neighborhoods affected by the August 4 blast will be prioritized in visitor visa applications to .

The applicable family members for this prioritization are spouses, common-law partners, dependant children, parents, and step-parents.

On the other hand, Lebanese citizens currently residing temporarily in may extend their stay in case they are unable to return to due to the explosion.

The following are the immigration fees exceptionally waived for Canadian citizens, permanent residents in , as well as Lebanese nationals in :

  • Permanent resident document (PRTD) ($50). Note: Those who require a PRTD may still need to pay a service fee to submit their application at the Visa Application Centre.
  • Temporary Canadian passport ($110).
  • Canadian passport (various).
  • Replacement of certificate of Canadian citizenship ($75). Note: Those requesting the certificate for the first time will not be able to benefit from the fee exemption.
  • Emergency document (various).
  • Temporary resident status extension ($100).
  • Study permit renewal ($150).
  • Work permit renewal ($155).

Immigration support is one way Canada has been supportive of since the .

Through tons of aid, fundraising, and other shows of solidarity, Canada and its people have been remarkable in standing with through the tragic disaster of the Port explosion.


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