Sunday, 05 December 2021


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Closure of the visa office in Tehran

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Closure of the visa office in Tehran

Effective immediately, the Visa and Immigration Section at the Embassy of Canada in Iran (Tehran) is closed and services have been transferred to the Embassy of Canada in Turkey (Ankara).

The visa office in Ankara will now be responsible for processing all applications from Iran, in addition to being responsible for applications from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

The transfer of temporary resident services from Tehran to Ankara has been in the planning stage for a while. Ankara is already responsible for processing permanent resident applications from Iran.

Each year, CIC evaluates its network of immigration offices and explores ways of doing business more effectively and efficiently.

Shifting visa services from one visa office to another is not uncommon. Our new processing system, the Global Case Management System (GCMS), allows visa officers around the world to share workloads easily and efficiently.

Temporary resident services

If you are in Iran and want to submit a temporary resident application, you must now apply through the visa office in Ankara. You are not required to include your passport with your application. The visa office in Ankara will contact you if the visa is ready to be issued and make the necessary arrangements in order to facilitate this process in person.

Iranian nationals outside of Iran can submit their application to any other Canadian visa office.

Temporary resident applications that have already been submitted will be transferred toAnkara where processing will resume.

 

Work permits

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Canada Work permits

If you wish to work in Canada, you will generally need to secure a work permit. Some categories of workers, such as Clergy, are exempt from the requirement for a work permit. A confirmed job offer from a Canadian organization is a usual prerequisite for a work permit. Exceptionally, you may be eligible for an open work permit.

Visitor visas

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Visitor visas

If you are not a Canadian citizen, you do not have an automatic right of entry to the country. Unless, you are a permanent resident, you must generally secure a temporary resident visa abroad before seeking to enter Canada to visit, study or work.

 

Study permits

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Study permits

You will generally require a study permit in order to study in Canada.  A few exceptions do apply, and these include family or staff members of accredited foreign representative to Canada, persons studying on a program of studies of six months or less where the program can be completed within this time as well as minor children in Canada whose parents are authorized to work or study. Minor children applying outside Canada will require a study permit.