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How To Apply For Canada Immigration From Afghanistan 2022

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As a result of the recent war in Afghanistan, Canada has made available an immigration program. This is to help many Afghan citizens seek refuge in Canada.

Two major immigration programs have been made available to help refugees from Afghanistan. The first program is for citizens that helped the Canadian government.

This includes interpreters and every other Afghan that rendered help. Their families are automatically allowed to move into Canada with them.

The second immigration program is created to help Afghan citizens (that are currently outside Afghanistan, and have no means of living in other countries) settle down in Canada.

People in such category include:

  • Women leaders
  • Human rights advocates
  • LGBTI individuals
  • Journalists and people who assisted Canadian Journalists
  • Immediate family members of one of the above
  • Extended family members of previously resettled Interpreters who assisted the Government of Canada

Canadian Immigration Programs For Afghan Nationals


There are many pathways through which you can apply for Canadian immigration from Afghanistan in 2022. You can migrate to Canada from Afghanistan through the:

1. Immigration program for Afghans who have helped the Government of Canada
2. Humanitarian program for Afghans in need of resettlement

Immigration Program For Afghans Who Have Helped The Government Of Canada


You can use this immigration program to apply for Canadian immigration from Afghanistan if you fall in any of the categories below.

1. If you are a citizen of Afghanistan, and your employment involved a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada. 

This could be but is not limited to being an interpreter who worked with the Canadian Armed Forces, or a local staff who currently or used to work at the Embassy of Canada in Afghanistan.

2. If you or your family members were in Afghanistan on or after July 22, 2021. July 22 was the date that this immigration program was launched.

3. If you are not admissible to Canada through other immigration programs.


Family Members That Are Allowed To Immigrate With You To Canada From Afghanistan


This Canadian immigration pathway allows your family to move in with you from Afghanistan. However, only some specified categories of people are considered to be your family members.

1. Your wife/husband that you are legally married to or a common-law partner.

2. A dependent child that is less than 22 years of age, not married or in a common-law relationship.

3. A dependent child of a dependent child (a grandchild) that is less than 22 years of age and
not married or in a common-law relationship.

4. A De facto dependant. This can be anyone that depends on a particular family for emotional and/or financial means. It also includes people that reside together with your family.

How To Apply For Canada Immigration From Afghanistan In 2022


You can apply through this immigration pathway in two steps:

Step 1

Provide the details below.

1. Your full name (you can also include any nicknames you may have had)
2. Your date of birth
3. Your email address
4. Your phone number
5. A description of the work you did for the Government of Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan.
6. Your job title or position
7. Your identification number, if you had one of
the name(s) of your Canadian point(s) of contact (not compulsory)
8. A copy of your passport and the passport for each eligible family member travelling with you (if possible)

Step 2

Write an email outlining the details above. After that, see the email to Canada-Afghanistan@international.gc.ca.

Humanitarian Program For Afghans In Need Of Resettlement


The types of Afghans who are eligible to apply through this immigration program fall in two categories.

Group 1

This category of immigrants is for Afghan citizens that are:

1. Extended family members of someone that helped the Government of Canada

2. Extended family members of someone that has already been resettled to Canada because of the reason stated in number 1.

Family members that are yet to leave Afghanistan are also eligible. This also includes people like:

1. Women leaders
2. Human rights advocates
3. Journalists and people who assisted Canadian journalists
4. Persecuted religious minorities
5. LGBTI individuals
6. Immediate family members of any of the people above

Group 2

This category is for Afghan nationals that are not inside of Afghanistan but don’t have a durable means of settling in another country.