The Canadian government has announced special measures for Sudanese temporary residents affected by the ongoing conflict in Sudan.

Key Points:

  • Sudanese nationals will be able continue to study, work or visit family by applying for an extension free of charge.
  • Sudanese nationals who are already in Canada will be able to move between temporary categories.
  • Sudanese nationals may not need a passport or travel documents to be approved for a permanent resident visa.
  • New and existing temporary and permanent residence applications, including visitor visa applications for immediate family members of Canadian nationals and permanent residents, will be prioritized.
  • More information regarding the special immigration measures for Sudanese nationals is available here.

BAL Analysis: Canadian authorities plan to provide more details on the special immigration measures in the coming weeks and may provide additional support to Sudanese nationals if determined necessary.

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