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Changes to refugee status and permanent residency

Those with refugee status will no longer be able to access permanent residency, but they might be able to access the long-term residency visa. As abovementioned, those refugees applying to permanent residency are subject to a thorough process.

We are of the belief that, for those refugees who can never return home, permanent residency is an appropriate durable solution.