CANADA – UAE Citizens Visa-Free Starting 5 June 2018

Effective 5 June 2018, nationals of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer require a visa to enter Canada. UAE nationals will be granted entry with only a valid UAE passport and an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). The new visa waiver for UAE nationals will permit stays of up to six months for the purposes of business, tourism, or family visits.

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CANADA – UAE Citizens Visa-Free Starting 5 June 2018

This alert was prepared using information provided by Kranc Associates.

CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 December 2017, nationals of Bulgarian and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally for up to six months) for visiting, business and tourism.

However, similar to other visa-exempt travellers, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport.

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QATAR – Electronic Travel Authorisation for Holders of Certain Visas and Resident Permits

Effective 27 September 2017, Qatar will introduce a single-entry electronic travel authorisation, valid for 30 days and renewable once, for holders of valid visas or residence permits from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Schengen countries or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians

Effective 1 May 2017, qualifying nationals of Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania will be able to enter Canada with an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) rather than a visa.

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CANADA – Government Lifts Visa Requirement for Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians

This alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase Canada and Kranc Associates.

CANADA – Leniency Period for Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) Extended Until 9 November 2016

The leniency period for Canada’s mandatory new pre-screening system for visa-exempt visitors has been further extended until 9 November 2016.

The Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) system was to become fully implemented for visitors to Canada from certain countries on 29 September 2016. Immigration authorities have agreed to further extend this deadline to give travellers and airlines more time to prepare.

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CANADA – Leniency Period for Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) Extended Until 9 November 2016

This alert was prepared using information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.