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Canada Declares Date for Full Implementation of Electronic Travel Authorization

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All Canada immigration motivated aspirants, please take note! This news is especially for you. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the apex Canadian visa and immigration body, has announced the date for the full implementation of the nation’s latest pre-screening arrangement for the visa-exempt travelers.

As of September 29, 2016, it is mandatory that the visitors to the nation from some specific nations possess an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), to move to or travel through the Maple Leaf Country. Exceptions comprise the citizens of the US and people with a legitimate visa of Canada. Until September 29, this year, visitors who lack an eTA may get on their flight, provided they have fitting travel papers, like a legal passport.

Ottawa had originally set a date of March 15, 2016 for the full implementation of the scheme. But, a leniency time was made public during the early March. At that time, it was declared that the leniency time would conclude in Autumn/Fall of this year.

September 29 will be the end date for the time-frame. Visitors to the country have been able to submit an application for and get an eTA since August, 2015, despite the fact that it has not been compulsory to do so with a view to be given admission to the nation.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

The same is comparable to the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) presently in use by the neighboring US. There will be the need of Canadian pre-approval structure only for the TRV-exempt people seeking to gain admission into the country by air, to make a trip on an impermanent ground.

A charge of CAD $7.00 is sought for the object of processing. The eTA is legitimate for a time-frame of 5 years from the day on which the same is given to the candidate or until the earliest of these particular days, in case they take place prior to the end of that time-frame:

The day on which the candidate’s passport or other travel certificate terminates;

the day on which the eTA is revoked; or

the day on which a fresh ETA is offered to the candidate.

The eTA comprises the aspirant’s name, date and area of birth, address, gender, nationality, and the details related to passport and/or travel document. In case the candidate is powerless to make the petition, by means of the electronic structure, due to either a physical or mental disability, the same could be made by a different means, comprising a paper application form.

Several exemptions from the necessity to get hold of pre-approval to take a trip are in place, comprising, among others, the nationals of the US, people already having a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) of Canada, and some particular overseas diplomats, etc.

 

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