Canada Lifts Visa Requirement Against Mexico; Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil Soon to Follow

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On December 1, 2016, the Government of Canada lifted the requirement that Mexican nationals obtain a temporary resident visa (a “TRV”) prior to travelling to Canada.   As with all TRV exempt travellers, excluding Americans, Mexican nationals are still required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (an “ETA”) prior to boarding aircraft to travel to Canada.   … Read More

The Canadian Visa Requirement for Mexican Citizens – A Policy which is No Longer Needed

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During Canada’s 2015 federal election, the Liberal Party of Canada, led by Justin Trudeau, promised that if they were elected government that Canada would lift its visa requirement on Mexico.  This campaign promise is reflected in now Prime Minister Trudeau’s mandate letter to John McCallum, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, which states that … Read More

The Mexican Visa Requirement to Visit Canada

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On July 14, 2009, the Canadian government introduced a Temporary Resident Visa (“TRV”) requirement for Mexican nationals.  The decision was and continues to be extremely controversial.  Mexico responded by slapping a visa requirement on Canadian diplomats.  During the 2011 Federal Election campaign, the Liberal Party promised to revoke the visa requirement.  On May 9, 2011, … Read More