Beginning December 1, 2016, Mexican citizens will be visa exempt to travel or transit through Canada.  Mexican citizens will be required to apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA).  The eTA is a simple process that takes just minutes to complete online.  The eTA is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport, and is valid for five years, or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.  Visa exempt citizens that have a valid Canadian visa do not need to apply for an eTA, until their Canadian visa expires.

Until November 30th, Mexican citizens applying for an eTA must do so via paper application and submit it to a visa application center.  However, after November 30th, applications may be submitted online.  The eTA is not required for land or sea travel.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.