Canada's federal government has continued to change its immigration policy and procedures over the past few weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID19). The biggest measure was to enforce travel restrictions from March 18 to June 30, but Canada still allows certain citizenships, permanent residents and temporary residents to enter the country. However, due to the unclear content of this restriction, we have been waiting for more specific conditions and we have finally announced the specific conditions once again. This information ensures that not only citizens and permanent residents but also applicants who had a work permit and a study permit are admitted to the country.

In the case of Canadian students, they can enter Canada if they have a study permit or a certificate approved before March 18, 2020. In addition, those who have obtained Work Permit approval from Canada before travel restrictions are imposed can enter Canada. Additionally, if the permanent residency was approved before March 18, 2020, you can enter Kanda. You must bring your passport and certificate before entering the country, and you must quarantine it for 14 days even if you do not have any symptoms after entering the country. Isolation is now a must, so it must be self-isolated for 14 days.

Direct family entry into Canada has also been expanded. Only immediate family members of existing Canadian citizens and permanent residents were allowed to enter Canada, but from this time on, they can enter Canada if they have work permit, study permit, or monitor permit in their immediate family. The lineal family that we are talking about includes:

• Spouse or cohabitation
• Dependent child or spouse's dependent child: 21 years of age or younger
• Children of dependent children or of dependent children of spouse: 21 years old or younger
• Parents or stepfather, stepmother or his spouse
• A guardian or tutor

Additional documents required for entry include a marriage certificate, family relation certificate, and basic certificate that can reveal the relationship between you and your immediate family, and a Canadian passport, a permanent card, and a temporary certificate that can confirm your immediate family's status in Canada.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID19), the Canadian government is changing its entry sanctions and policies every minute, so if you need to enter Canada, or if you need to proceed with permanent residency or citizenship, we recommend checking the government's policy frequently. I hope the CORONAVID19 will work together to overcome this difficult time in Canada and the world. Please take care of your health and follow the methods to avoid viruses. Thank you.