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New rules for Visa exempt travellers Canada entering via airports
From March next year visa exempt travellers Canada are required to apply electronically first
Change will be effective March 15, 2016, and travellers will be able to apply from August 1 this year. (Shutterstock)
If you are among the fortunate travellers who do not require a visa to enter Canada on a visit, you may want to check out the latest changes, or you will arrive at the airport without permission to enter.
From March next year, it is no longer possible to enter through one of the country’s airports without prior approval, even if the visitor does not require a visit visa. This visitor will be required to apply for an electronic travel authorisation (ETA), announced the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
The change will be effective March 15, 2016, and travellers will be able to apply from August 1 this year. The application must be submitted online and a fee of CAD7 (Dh20) applies.
The ETA is only requires when a person enters the country through airport, and applies to applicants for a temporary visit who do not require a visa to Canada. Previously, these visitors were systematically screened upon arrival.
The following is the opinion of a Burnaby immigration consultant working for RS Immigration Corporation that has chosen to remain anonymous. It may or may not reflect the opinion(s) of RS Immigration Corporation. RS Immigration Corp provides assistance with Canadian immigration applications.
All visa applications to Canada will soon require bio metrics (2018-19). Moreover, visa exempt travellers to Canada by airport will soon need an electronic travel authorization (ETA).
This ETA, in my opinion, is a solution to the number of visa exempt visitors to Canada denied entry. With person being pre-screened, it will cut down on wait times and reduce government/tax payer costs. An example cost is the return fare to the visa exempt persons country of residence. Also, this ETA benefits those who are visa exempt and are unsure about their inadmissibility to Canada. Instead of learning at the airport and having to return home unexpected.
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