Well, have you been in a dilemma what to do next because your application for study/work permit is processed outside Canada, BUT you are currently present in Canada? IRCC has provided you a solution, to many of us, who are under this situation of COVID-19 travel restrictions, to help you access your application decision from within Canada!
Foreign Nationals, who are currently present in Canada, and have received a positive decision, also known as the Letter of Introduction or LOI, for their study or work permit application [IMM 1294 or IMM 1295], processed outside Canada, are able to request the examination of their application and document issuance by using the IRCC Web Form.
COVID-19 has impacted several segments of immigration, and the restrictions for traveling has created a situation, where, foreign nationals cannot leave or re-enter Canada, for presenting their LOI for examination. For example, they are unable to travel to a port of entry to flagpole or travel to another country and return.
To provide a solution for this struggle, this temporary process has been developed to examine the issuance of documents, and the process will be in place until March 31, 2021.
Foreign Nationals who applied under International Experience Canada (IEC), and have received the LOI, are also eligible to request their permits to be issued from within Canada.
There are a series of processes involved and certain formats to be followed using the IRCC Webform.
Step 1: Submit the IRCC Web Form
It is suggested that you use the following formats in your messages:
Study Permit Applicants Message
Work Permit Applicants Message
Also include the following
Step 2: Referral to Domestic Network (DN)
Once the request is received from the IRCC Web Form, Client Support Centre (CSC) Email Support Unit (ESU) would separate the requests for the Domestic Network (DN) to access and would move the Web Forms to the appropriate departments to assess.
Step 3: Examination and document issuance
Upon receival of the request, the officers would take various steps to review the study permit or work permit application, and that you still meet the requirements.
Step 3: Approval/Refusal
If the Officer is satisfied with the details and verifying the requirements and the documents, the document would be issued, after making relevant changes, and adding Secondary Office as Domestic Network Office and the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton (CPC-E).
However, if the Officer is not satisfied that the conditions for your study or work permit applications are still met, they might refuse to issue the permits, and add case notes providing the reasons for refusal, and advise them, what they must do next.
Step 4: Mailing of documents
Once finalized, the permits will be mailed to the applicants as per the standard mailing process.
This attempt provides an opportunity for the study permit and work permit applicants, whose applications are currently processed outside Canada, while they are physically present in Canada, to have their documents issued from within Canada.
Are you unsure how to proceed further? We are here to help! Simply Start your Assessment, and we will be in touch!
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