The Canadian government is taking steps to aid those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, in addition to the support offered through the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund. The IRCC recently declared that fees will be waived for individuals needing to obtain new essential documents, such as travel papers and citizenship certificates, that were lost or damaged in the storm.
The IRCC will provide free replacements for these documents for those affected by the hurricane, with an expiration date matching the original documents. This covers permanent resident cards, citizenship certificates or cards, Canadian passports, and other travel documents that were lost, damaged, destroyed, or inaccessible as a result of Hurricane Fiona.
These measures will be in place retroactively from September 24, 2022, and will continue until further notice, allowing those affected to apply for replacement documents without paying any fees.