September 11, 2013
NEWSLETTER

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Montreal – Head Office
2200 McGill College Avenue, Suite 320
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3P8
Tel: (514) 499-1170
Fax: (514) 499-1063
Email: info@canadaiip.com
Website: www.canadaiip.com


We also have representatives in:
Dubai
Tehran
Iran
Beijing
Hong Kong
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Vancouver
BIOMETRICS
As of the dates below, citizens of these countries and territory have to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when they apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit.

 Country          
 Effective Date
Afghanistan  December 11
 Albania  October 23
 Algeria  October 23
 Bangladesh  December 11
 Burma (Myanmar)  December 11
 Cambodia  December 11
 Colombia  September 4
 Democratic Republic of Congo  October 23
 Egypt  December 11
 Eritrea
 October 23
 Haiti
 September 4
 Iran  December 11
 Iraq  December 11
 Jamaica  September 4
 Jordan  December 11
 Laos  December 11
 Lebanon  December 11
 Libya  October 23
 Nigeria  October 23
 Pakistan  December 11
 Palestinian Authority  December 11
 Saudi Arabia  October 23
 Somalia  October 23
 South Sudan  October 23
 Sri Lanka  December 11
 Sudan  October 23
 Syria  December 11
 Tunisia  October 23
 Vietnam  December 11
 Yemen  December 11


GENERAL INFORMATION

The foreign national applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit will have to go in person to give the fingerprints and photograph each time they apply.


EXEMPTIONS


If you are from one of the countries or territory above, you do not need to give your biometrics to visit Canada if you are:
  • under 14 years old or 80 years old and over,
  • a diplomat, consular officer, representative, or official of:
    • a country,
    • the United Nations or any of its agencies,
    • any intergovernmental organization that Canada is a member of, and you are travelling to Canada on official business (any family members travelling with you are also exempt),
  • applying for a visa to transit through Canada for less than 48 hours, directly to or from the United States and you hold a valid United States entry visa, or
  • already in Canada and are eligible to apply for a visitor (temporary resident) visa, study permit or work permit to an office in Canada.
For further information please consult this link.
NEW BRUNSWICK PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM: TEMPORARY PAUSE
The Government of New Brunswick will no longer accept new applicants to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Business Stream.

This pause is effective as of September 6, 2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.

For further information please consult this link.
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