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Changes to Temporary Resident Visa Requirements

Effective August 01 2015, the Government of Canada has announced two changes to the requirements for Temporary Resident Visas (TRV).

1. Entering Canada from the USA for the purpose of attending an interview with a US consular officer is no longer considered grounds for exemption from the requirement of a TRV. Nationals of countries subject to a TRV requirement travelling for this purpose must now apply to a visa office (either by paper or online) first.
2. Nationals of Poland and Lithuania are now all exempt from the requirement of a TRV. They may travel without applying to a visa office, although the Electronic Travel Authorization will become mandatory in March of 2016.

Date Posted: August 03, 2015 Posted In: Entry Visa

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