Updated Rules for Temporary Resident Visas and Electronic Travel Authorizations for Mexican Nationals

Immigration News

On February 26, 2024, the Regulations amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Electronic Travel Authorization): SOR/2024-0034 were adopted on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration pursuant to subsection 5(1) and articles 14 and 26 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Coming into force on March 13, 2024, the Regulations do three things, namely:

  1. Removing Mexico from the schedule of countries whose nationals are exempt from the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) requirement to travel to Canada.
  2. Adding Mexico to the list of countries whose nationals may be eligible to travel to Canada with an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if they are travelling by air and have held a Canadian TRV in the last 10 years or hold a valid U.S. nonimmigrant visa; and
  3. Specify that eTAs of Mexican nationals remain valid for those who hold a valid work or study permit when the regulations come into force.

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