In an effort to improve and strengthen relations between Canada and Mexico, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada will lift their short-term tourist visa requirements for Mexican nationals starting December 1, 2016.
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Canada and Mexico are strategic, North American partners with strong economic, political, social and cultural ties, this is why both Governments insisted on the importance of a renewed strategic partnership to the strengthen the economic opportunity and respect for our shared environment. Both Canada and Mexico agree that now is the time to bring students together, expand business relationships, and create sustainable economic growth.
This is why Canada prime minister made an announcement after a state visit by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto where he stated that: “Canada is pleased to deliver on the government’s commitment to lift the visa requirement for Mexican nationals.
We look forward to the social and economic benefits that lifting the visa requirement will bring to both countries, especially to the middle class here in Canada.”
What is the ETA application?
All citizens from countries that qualify for the Canadian eTA need to apply online before they enter Canada. The eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is electronically linked to the traveler´s passport and is valid for five years or until their passport expires, whichever comes first.
So instead of applying for a tourist visa at the Canadian embassy, you will be able to apply for the ETA completely online. You will get the ETA via email in PDF format, and since its electronically linked to your passport you won't receive a visa sticker as the traditional visas.
You can easily apply online for the Canadian eTA at iVisa.com, it will take just a few minutes to complete.
Note: Visa requirements for Mexican nationals traveling to Canada will stay in effect until November 30, 2016 so if you plan to travel to Canada before December then you need to contact the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City for more information on how to obtain your tourist visa. For more information and up to date news, visit iVisa.com