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Friday, 31 July 2020

Answered: Can I apply for Canada Visa and be Approved during COVID-19 Pandemic?

Canada Corona virus Update
The pandemic and restrictions caused by Coronavirus (Covid-19) all over the globe should not discourage immigration candidates from still going ahead to prepare themselves and preparing their Visa applications.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to update on the Canada immigration coronavirus guidelines.

Further, IRCC and several provinces have stated they will not reject applications if candidates provide an explanation that their application is incomplete because of COVID-19 interruptions.

While Canada has imposed travel restrictions, candidates are still welcome to submit Express Entry profiles as well as their permanent and temporary residence applications.

Canada continues to hold Express Entry draws and issue invitations to apply for permanent residence. Canada is also being more flexible in processing applications by providing candidates with more time to obtain and submit their documentation in case candidates are being affected by COVID-19 disruptions.

Eligible Candidates that can apply and Be Approved for Canada Visa amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

People who can travel to Canada are listed here.
  • Express Entry draws continue and federal and provincial governments continue to issue invitations to apply for permanent residence.
  • Starting March 16th, all in-person landing appointments are cancelled and will be held by telephone.
  • IRCC will contact you by email to let you know when your new telephone appointment will be.
  • Biometrics deadline extended to 90 days, rather than 30.
  • There will be 90-day extensions for additional document requests on open applications.
  • It is mandatory for those entering Canada to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • The travel restrictions are in place until June 30, 2020 at noon EDT.