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Canada will remove visa requirements for Mexicans

June 28, 2016

The Government of Canada announced its intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada beginning December 1, 2016. Canadian officials are working with their Mexican counterparts on final details to ensure a successful visa lift.

Until November 30, 2016, the visa requirement is still in place for Mexico and Mexican citizens must continue to apply for a visa to visit, study or work in Canada.

Once the visa is lifted Mexican citizens will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly or transit through Canada. Applying for an eTA online costs CAD$7. All visa-exempt foreign nationals - except for U.S. citizens - need an eTA to fly to or transit through Canada.

After the visa requirement is lifted, Mexicans wanting to work or study in Canada will still need to apply for a work or study permit prior to their arrival in Canada.

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