One of the most important traits of our immigration system is the compassionate understanding of situations that are unpredictable. Examples include a death in the family, a loved one is ill or there is the birth of your child.Citizenship Immigration Canada has procedures in place to assist in the delivering of visas for people that are trying to get to Canada for an emergency or urgent reason. Below is a general list of scenarios that CIC deems as cases that can be processed urgently:
It is important to remember, that we cannot guarantee processing by a specific time as CIC needs to verify the case does qualify as an urgent matter and process the application itself. We ask if possible to always apply as early as possible or to visit our office to get immediate attention on your urgent case.
Lastly, there are many cases that are not deemed as urgent cases. Many events that are taking place in Canada are scheduled in advance, such as weddings or graduation ceremonies. We recommend to apply as early as possible to avoid any delays as CIC will NOT urgently process applications from the below list:
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