Visitors to Canada will be Automatically Considered for Multiple-Entry Visas
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced yesterday that visitors to Canada will now be automatically considered for a multiple-entry visa. This new policy will come into force this Thursday, February 6, 2013. In addition, the fee for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) will be decreased from $150 to $100, regardless of whether the visa issued is a single- or multiple-entry visa.
By automatically considering applicants for multiple-entry visas, CIC will simplify the overall application process while promoting tourism. These changes will affect the roughly 35 million people who visit Canada every year.
In addition to TRV application fees, a number of other fees for temporary residency have been changed. Most of these fees reflect an increase. These increases are as follows:
- Study permits and renewals - $25
- Work permits and renewals - $5
- Extensions to remain in Canada as a visitor - $25
- Maximum work permit fee for performing artists/staff - $15
- Maximum family fee for TRVs - $100