Preserving our immigration history.

Promise of visa letter

In the turmoil before Saigon’s fall, the visa office at our Commission in Hong Kong couldn’t reach sponsored Vietnamese refugees to process their applications. So, over 3500 letters like this one were sent to known addresses in the country up until April, 1979. The family actually named in this example were finally able to present themselves to the Canadian visa office in Saigon for processing in July, 1989.

Example of letter