Canada 03. Asylum, Legal, Travel Documents, Passports, Identity Cards

Websites or documents about legal rights and procedures about migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in this country.

Refugees and asylum

Apply for refugee status from within Canada, find out how to come to Canada as a refugee, sponsor a refugee or find refugee services in Canada.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Departmental Plan 2018–2019

Asylum claims by year – 2019

Source: refworld

Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions.

Source: unhcr

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a lifeline for people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution—helping them survive, recover and build a better future.

Visas Info

Visas are required for citizens of a number of countries. For the most current list of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Canada, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website:

For the main CIC page on immigrating to Canada, click here, or contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate for specific details:

Visitors intending to stay for six months or more must register and declare their intention to the examining officer when entering Canada. Those who expect their term of employment to last for 36 months or more should contact the immigration authorities for guidelines.

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