New Pathway to Permanent Residence For Dependents of The Air Disaster Victims

On August 3rd 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has opened a new pathway to permanent residence for dependents of the air disaster victims Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (ET302) and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752). It will be given to those family members who want to come to Canada to take care of any dependents of their spouse, parents or partners. IRCC’s initial public policy which was put forward for those temporarily in Canada is followed in this new pathway too.

In order to apply to this the members of the family should have close relation with surviving dependants staying in Canada. The member who is in Canada should also provide statutory declaration confirming the identity of the extended member. Members who are outside Canada and belonging to the extended family and are eligible can apply for getting permanent residence. You have to note that only 2 members from a family unit is eligible to apply for it. The victim of air disaster should also have been Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or foreign national who had been approved for permanent residence.

Before applying applicants should go through the application process carefully and have an understanding about the instructions to ensure that they are eligible. This pathway is applicable from August 3, 2022, until August 2, 2023.

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