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Canada relaxes visa restrictions for some Iranians: Details inside

03:10 PM | 1 Mar, 2024
Canada relaxes visa restrictions for some Iranians: Details inside

TORONTO - The government of Canada has relaxed the visa restrictions to support Iranian temporary residents in Canada as well as Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Iran.

The relaxation has been granted in the backdrop of the arrests made after the killing of Mahsa Amini - the woman who died unexpectedly on September 16, 2022 in the custody of law enforcers over the Hijab controversy.

Announcing the extension of special measures until February 28, 2025, the government has stated that under the special measures, Iranian nationals in Canada with valid temporary resident status can continue to study, work or visit family by applying for an extension of their status free of charge.

The authorities have also announced that the Iranians can also apply to move between temporary streams, from within Canada, at no cost.

'Additionally, Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents in Iran who wish to leave can continue to apply for passports and permanent resident travel documents for free,' said an official statement.

Briefly, the government has announced that Iranian temporary residents don’t have to pay application or biometric fees when they apply to extend their current temporary resident status or when they apply to change their temporary resident status for example, from a visitor to a worker. Moreover, they will not be charged for an additional open work permit or study permit under these measures.

Moreover, Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Iran can apply for the following documents for free:

  • Limited validity Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship certificate
  • Permanent resident travel document

To avail of the benefits under the relaxation, the applicants can navigate to this page.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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