Special Economic Sanctions against Syria

Effective 5 March, 2012, Syrian Nationals and person residing in Syria may face restrictions in transferring fund to, or opening bank accounts with Canadian Financial institutions.

Persons affected by the sanctions on financial transactions, whether they are applicants for a permanent resident visa, Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), or already in Canada, may apply for permits from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) that authorize specified activities or transactions that are otherwise prohibited under the sanctions.

For up-to-date information please consult Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Website.

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