Canada to Provide Support to Sudanese Nationals

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

News release

The Government of Canada will introduce new immigration measures to support Sudanese temporary residents who are currently in Canada and may be unable to return home.

Once these measures are in place, Sudanese nationals can apply for an extension of their status in Canada and move between temporary streams, allowing them to continue studying, working, or visiting family free of charge. These measures would help ensure the continued safety of the Sudanese population already in Canada. Details will be made available in the days ahead.

For those still in Sudan, and to facilitate immigration applications so they can travel once it's safe to do so, the Government of Canada will also prioritize the processing of completed temporary and permanent residence applications already in the system from people still in the country. This includes visitor visa applications for eligible immediate family members of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents so that they can join their loved ones here.

Canada will also waive passport and permanent resident travel document fees for citizens and permanent residents of Canada in Sudan who wish to leave.

Canadians in Sudan should check as often as possible for updates and sign up with the Government of Canada’s Registration of Canadians Abroad service.

Canadians wishing to leave Sudan should contact Global Affairs Canada's Emergency Watch and Response Centre:

  • by calling +1 613-996-8885
  • by text message at +1 613-686-3658
  • via WhatsApp at +1 613-909-8881
  • via Telegram at Canada Emergency Abroad
  • by email at [email protected]