Important Update: As of 1 December 2017, Citizens of Bulgaria and Romania no longer need a visa to travel to Canada for short stays (normally up to six months) for business, to visit family and friends, or for tourism. They will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport.
New service charges come into effect on Thursday, 2 November 2017. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
Please note that with effect from 19 November 2016, the VAC will no longer be able to accept the older version of the application forms dated 2010 or older. All applications submitted on or after 19 November 2016 will need to include the new version of the forms which can be accessed from our website based on the purpose of your travel.
The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals (apart from U.S. citizens and other specified exempt travelers) travelling to Canada by air. The online application is available at www.Canada.ca/eTA.
Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
Visitor Visa for nationals of Romania and Bulgaria and the electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Please be aware that until further notice, nationals of Romania and Bulgaria STILL need a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) to enter Canada.
Nationals of Romania and Bulgaria who have had a Canadian visa in the previous 10 years, or who hold a valid U.S. visa, will become eligible to apply for an eTA instead of a visa at a future date in 2016.
However, NO DATE HAS BEEN FIXED YET as to when this new measure will be effective.
Until the Government of Canada formally announces that this new measure is in place, all nationals of Romania and Bulgaria CONTINUE to require a visa to enter Canada.
The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
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