Canada has been processing online applications for visitor visas and electronic travel authorizations since July 1. Travel restrictions still apply, but IRCC will once again process visitor visa and eTA applications online as best it can.
Although travel restrictions still apply, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resume processing in order to be proactive about future processing times, according to a press release.
IRCC also notes that due to current travel restrictions, most people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. Travel exemptions apply to family members who stay more than 15 days or who come to Canada for an essential reason, skilled workers and others. Travelers must also prove to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that they are traveling for an essential reason in order to enter Canada.
IRCC also processes online study, work, and permanent resident permit applications. No paper requests for these immigration documents will be accepted at this time.
Canada has measures in place to ensure that applicants have the time they need to complete all stages of the application process, including providing their biometric data. Some Visa Application Centers (VACs) are reopening around the world.
It is still mandatory to quarantine for 14 days for anyone entering Canada from abroad. Travelers also need to provide border officials with an adequate quarantine plan.
Earlier today, Canada announced that it would extend its travel restrictions until at least July 31.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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