As of July 1, 2021 the Canadian Immigration Status System and Canada Health Act have changed dramatically. If you are travelling to Canada, read on for important information to ensure your passport stays valid. You will need to apply for your passport now if you plan to travel outside of the country.
The Refuges and Excluders Act now state that anyone arriving in Canada must apply for and enter Canada by the end of the month of June. Previously, it only required that foreign nationals enter via a border crossing. Anyone who travelled outside of Canada prior to this new legislation must first apply for a temporary visa, and then apply for a permanent visa upon arriving in Canada. This ensures that those travelling outside of Canada have the best chance of settling in the country. For more details on obtaining a visa and entering Canada, visit the Canadian Embassy’s website atCO VID 19.
An important note on travel restrictions – there have been reports of people becoming ill with food-related illnesses after travelling to Canada. This is especially true of foods imported from certain countries such as Mexico and Peru. Canada Border Services Agency has issued a statement advising travellers to exercise caution when travelling to Canada and to be aware of possible viruses, bacteria and fungi that could be present in food. A statement regarding food imports states that all foods that come from countries in South America or Mexico are now subject to quarantine. If you intend to travel to Canada, you will need to obtain a prescription from a local pharmacy to ensure you receive an approved prescription.
If you intend to travel to Canada by air, an applicant must provide proof that they have obtained a passport from a country other than Canada and that they have all of their remaining passport documents in their possession. This requirement is different for those wishing to enter Canada by land. A traveller must also provide proof that they have a criminal record in their own country in order to be granted a visa to enter Canada. In cases where a person does not meet these requirements and their application for entry into Canada is denied, they can apply again to another time in the future.
As mentioned before, there are specific rules for those wishing to travel by land to Canada. When crossing the Canadian border, there are two options: first, cross at the unpolluted portion of the International Joint Commissioniste (“iche Vacois”) or second, see transit through an international airport. In the case of the former option, a person can declare that they are not coming into Canada while crossing the border. However, if they do enter Canada by crossing the illegally populated International Joint Commissioniste (“icheuvres”) they will have to face various conditions while entering the country. Persons who do not declare that they are not coming into Canada while crossing the illegally populated part of the International Joint Commissioniste will not be allowed to stay in Canada while crossing the illegally populated International Joint Commissioniste. They will not be able to enter Canada without fulfilling their quarantine requirements.
There are also some cases when persons wish to enter Canada by land but do not meet the Immigration Requirements. If these situations occur, a person may apply for a special certificate of eligibility to bring a spouse and any other dependent family members immediately into Canada. An applicant may also apply for a certificate of eligibility to bring an immediate family member or any other dependable person immediately into Canada. To apply for these certificates, an immigrant must meet the eligibility criteria. The certificates are free and provide an immigrant with permanent resident status in Canada.
There are three ways in which you can use a private air travel to Canada if you are a foreign national seeking to bring your family members to Canada temporarily or permanently. You can use the services of a company that specializes in air travel to Canada or you can use a company that specializes in air travel to Canada if you plan to enter Canada by land. Using a company that specializes in air travel to Canada will allow you to get a cost effective package deal from airlines that specialize in air travel to Canada. Most airlines that specialize in air travel to Canada to offer you a special price on airfare to bring your family members to Canada whether you are a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen. However, if you are a Canadian citizen, you are still entitled to one free round-trip ticket if you are traveling to Canada for a valid reason.
When a person enters Canada by crossing the border illegally by using a private air travel to Canada service. The person who uses this service is required to have his papers in order to prove that he is a Canadian citizen and he is also required to show his Canadian visa. However, if a person does not have a valid reason to enter Canada, he will not be allowed to stay in the country. As long as the person has his papers in order and he shows that he is a permanent resident of Canada, he will be able to stay in the country.