The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have started putting plans in place on how to provide in-person service for immigration candidates amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IRCC stated that the following in-person services will be considered:
According to the IRCC, immigration candidates must have been scheduled for an in-person appointment in order for them to use this service. The IRCC went further to state that there might be some delay in biometric capturing for people that are living in areas where there has been many delays in receiving appointment calls may have to wait longer.
The IRCC warned that unless a candidate has received an appointment via invitation, they should not bother to go to any of the Service Canada Centres.
According to the IRCC, there would be adequate health checks at the various in-person locations.
This development is coming after months of a total shutdown of offices by the IRCC thereby carrying out the necessary services virtually.
The IRCC has restated its commitment towards working with the various health agencies of Canada as well as abiding by the relevant health regulations in the process of gradual resumption of in-person centers. The IRCC also stated that all the offices where in-person service will be thoroughly monitored to ensure that they abide by the health regulations.