Canada Resumes Processing Online Visa Applications – July 1, 2020
As of July 1, 2020, we will resume processing all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Please be advised that due to current travel restrictions, most people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/ndTNA7u2Qm
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) June 30, 2020
Processing of online visa applications only!
You may apply for tourist visas online or on paper nowadays. However, IRCC will process online applications at this moment. If you have submitted your application on paper, you need to wait until they resume processing paper-based applications. Of course, if you are in doubt if you need a visa in the first place, read the following article.
Giving biometrics is necessary for processing!
If your biometrics are not valid, then you need to give biometrics. Unfortunately, if you do not have valid biometrics, then you need to give biometrics first. However, not all biometrics centres are open. Visit the following link for a list of available biometrics centres.
You may not travel to Canada yet!
Even if they process your visa application, you may not travel to Canada due to travel restrictions. Consequently, follow our news page to see when the borders will be open.
What about work permit and study permit applications
According to IRCC, they will continue processing the online versions of those applications. However, you must be mindful of travel restrictions to Canada.
We continue to process study permit and work permit applications submitted online as well as permanent residence applications. Paper applications for visitor visas, study and work permits will not be processed until further notice.
Learn more: https://t.co/gmO6Y2Yudy
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) June 30, 2020
What does visa processing mean then?
Simply put, it means IRCC will process your visa application. If they approve you, then you need to wait for the borders to open. Of course, you may then travel to Canada. You could also find the following article useful.
Canada Immigration News: Further Resources
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- How COVID-19 is affecting Canadian immigration
- How to Get a Visit Visa to Canada (Temporary Resident Visa – TRV)
- CANADA IMMIGRATION 2020
- Purchase “88 Tips on Immigration to Canada”
- Book an appointment with Al Parsai
- Parsai Immigration Services contact information
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- Free Immigration and Visa Assessment Form
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