Short-term Temporary Resident Permit for Travellers Prevented from Entering the United States

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Officers who are conducting assessments of foreign nationals who are citizens of Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq and who are seeking to travel to the United States from Canada but are refused entry due to the U.S. Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” may consider issuing a short-term temporary resident permit lasting up to 180 days.

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The objective of these instructions is to ensure that foreign nationals present in Canada and who are affected by the above named Executive Order are able to maintain temporary resident status in Canada until they are able to resume travel to the United States or otherwise leave Canada at their earliest opportunity.

The present instructions are to be considered by officers for applications for a temporary resident permit made until 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2017.

The criteria used in deciding whether to issue a temporary resident permit to affected foreign nationals can be found on this Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada webpage.