对于2021年4月12日当天及之后被要求补料的申请人，移民官接下来会发最后的请求信（a final request letter），补料期限为30天。30天之内申请人需要把缺失的材料补交上去，若规定期限内无法完成补料，申请人需要提交延期补料的请求，并附有合理的解释和证明，以确保申请不被close 掉。
Requests for additional documents on open applications
The COVID-19 facilitation, where request letters for additional information or documents were issued with 90-day extensions, applies until April 11, 2021. On April 12, 2021 and later, an officer will send a final request letter with a 30-day deadline to the affected applicants, to allow for either of the following to be provided by the applicant:
- the submission of the missing documents or information, or
- a request for extension to submit documents at a later time with a reasonable explanation and proof of the explanation that would allow the application to remain open
Officers will send the letter through Outgoing Correspondence in GCMS. Once applicants receive their final request letter, they will have the option to upload their missing documents online.
After the final 30-day timeframe has expired for the request for additional information, officers will use their discretion to either
- grant an additional 30-day extension where a reasonable explanation and proof has been provided, or
- make a final decision, where possible, with the information on file.
Applications received on or after April 12, 2021, should be submitted with all of the mandatory supporting documents or a reasonable explanation with proof why the applicant cannot obtain the document at this time. Existing PDI (Non-COVID) processing guidance is in effect for officers who require additional information or documents following application review.
When sending the final request for additional information for work permit renewal applications (that is, applicants who had a valid work permit when this application was submitted), officers should add the following statement into the “Other” paragraph in the request letter:
If the work permit application is a renewal of a previous work permit:
Your authority to work is continued under Paragraph 186(u) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for an additional 120 days from the date of this letter or until a final decision is made, whichever comes first.
If the work permit application was submitted after graduation but while the study permit was still valid:
You are authorized to work for any employer, in any occupation, with no restriction on hours for 120 days from the date of this letter or until a decision is made on your application, whichever comes first.
This period of work is authorized as per subsection 186(w) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.