For Iranian students (or recent graduates) in Canada:
If you are facing extended delays in your PR applications review process, fill out the form below.
During recent weeks we have been approached by many Iranian students in Canada (mainly graduate students studying in Canadian universities or recent grads from Canadian universities) whose applications for Permanent Residency (PR) have been stuck in the background check stage for an extended period of time.
The extended delays in processing the PR applications have many detrimental effects on the lives of these students. According to a survey conducted by a group of graduate students, they are unable to make long-term plans for their lives, must pay far higher tuition fees than permanent residents, face difficulties in finding employment since their status in Canada is uncertain, and cannot commit to further studies or academic positions because these institutions require assurances that they can stay in the country.
We believe that these individuals are valuable to Canadian society because of their skills and experience and should not face such difficulty and uncertainty in their path to becoming Canadians.
We have communicated our concerns with the Honourable Minister for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen and have requested him to look into this issue. We are going to follow up on this matter with the Minister, other responsible government officials and also members of parliament.
If you are facing extended wait times with your PR applications, please fill out the form below. We will provide you updates about our follow ups with government officials. We will need your support in demanding answers from elected officials. We will contact you via email to provide you more information about these next steps.
Please note that by signing up on this form you provide the ICC consent to share your information privately with responsible officials in the Canadian Ministry of Immigration for the purpose of following up on your cases and asking officials to expedite the processing of your PR applications.