CIC Announces Visa Processing to Victims Typhoon Haiyan

CIC just announced that it will prioritize the processing of applications from people who are victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

The press release stated:“Canadians are deeply saddened by the devastating impact Typhoon Haiyan has had on the Philippine people,” said Minister Alexander. “Our government will continue to take action to support those impacted by the storm and we will work with our partners to ensure that urgent support is provided to those who are significantly affected by this tragic event.”

Applicants for visas can go through the Canadian Embassy in Manila as well as Visa Application Centres in Manila and Cebu. In order to qualify for this priority visa processing, applicants have to show that are “significantly and personally affected by the typhoon and wish to declare their cases a priority”.

How VisaPlace Can Help

Contact us at VisaPlace and we can act on behalf of victims of November’s Typhoon. We can contact CIC on your behalf. Also, if you are a Filipino already in Canada, you can request an extension of your stay which will be assessed on humanitarian grounds.

Applicants and their family members in Canada who wish to declare their cases as a priority can contact situation-philippines@cic.gc.ca or contact CIC’s Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100, which has a dedicated crisis line. All efforts are being made to address urgent priority relief. Please refrain from contacting the dedicated crisis lines for general immigration enquiries.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Anonymous

    Im a filipina working in south korea as factory worker. I want to cross country in ontario canada.. please helpme what to do.. i want to work there with my husband and my son. We had a family friend who is willing to help us. Please help me what to do.

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