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A new ten-year multiple-entry visa is being introduced, announced Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism on July 20, 2011.
Currently, the maximum validity period of a multiple-entry visa is five years. However, increasingly, countries are issuing passports which are valid for ten years and Canada is becoming a preferred destination for visitors and business travellers. In light of this, Citizenship & Immigration Canada is changing its policy for visa issuance in an effort to make it easier to visit Canada.
“More applications and higher expectations mean that Citizenship and Immigration Canada needs a more responsive and flexible processing system,” said Minister Kenney.
The ten-year visa will be an option available to more low-risk travellers who are citizens of visa-required countries and CIC will continue to responsibly manage our borders by focusing attention on applications with the greatest potential for threat and vulnerability.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for this new visa category.
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