Covid-19 Updates Immigration Canada
Extending Your Stay in Canada, Flagpoling, and Biometrics Exemptions
As of August 2020, there were some important updates to COVID restrictions that Immigration Canada implemented in terms of entry to Canada and immigration applications in general.
First, out of status temporary residents (workers, students, and visitors) whose status expired after January 30, 2020 now have until December 31, 2020 to apply to restore their status. Normally, people have 90 days from the day they lost their status to restore it. So, Immigration Canada is being very lenient in allowing people until the end of the year to restore their status.
Another change is that flagpoling at Canadian borders is permitted once again. This is helpful for any in-Canada applicants who applied for work permits or study permits to confirm their status on certain days at certain times.
Biometrics are required for all Temporary Resident permit applications (i.e. work permit, study permit, or visitor record) from within Canada. Up until July all applications were on hold as they waited for people to provide their biometrics. As of this month, Immigration Canada has exempted everyone from providing biometrics with their application.
Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.
We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.