In July, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada Minister Jason Kenney announced that nationals of the Czech Republic, as well as Mexico, would need visas to travel to Canada
, citing a rise in refugee claims from those two countries.
At that time, the Canadian Embassy in Prague did not offer TRV services, so residents of the Czech Republic needed to travel to the Canadian Embassy in Vienna for those services.
It is expected that this enhanced visa service at the Prague Embassy will greatly facilitate travel to Canada for Czech residents.
Beginning December 1, Czech residents will no longer have to travel to Vienna in order to apply for their Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs). The Canadian Embassy in Prague will be issuing TRVs to residents of the Czech Republic starting Monday.