How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services

To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. Find out how these restrictions affect immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport applications.

Information for your situation

Workers, students and visitors

If you can enter or leave Canada, what to do if your status is already expired or is expiring soon

Immigration applicants

If you’re applying or already applied for permanent residence, if we approved your application, withdrawing your application

Canadians and citizenship applicants

If you applied for citizenship, need proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, adopted a child from abroad, or take part in citizenship celebrations

Permanent residents

If you just immigrated to Canada or you’re already a permanent resident and need to travel urgently