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CIC announces eTA Leniency Period.

As of March 15, 2016, the expectation is that all visa-exempt foreign nationals will have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Even though this is the expectation, CIC has announced a NEW Leniency Period. From March 15, 2016…

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Answers to your questions about Canada’s new eTA.

Just two weeks ago, All Points prepared a relo-lert about eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for Canada. You asked some good questions, so this is a follow-up relo-lert clarifying different aspects of eTA.   Does passport expiration affect an eTA’s expiry date?   Yes. An eTA is valid for five years, however, as it is linked…

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Immigration filing fees go up in the UK

On March 18, companies will be paying more for immigration fees for their global assignees and permanent relocations to the UK. There is a small increase of 2% work visas: Tier 2 visa route application up to three years (outside the UK): £564 to £575 (Increase of £11) Tier 2 visa route application up to…

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Increased Migrant Populations start to affect Relocations to the UK

UK concerns over increased migrant populations have had two recent effects on relocations to the UK, one which has been proposed and will likely be forthcoming in 2016, the other of which has already been implemented. Immigration: After being commissioned by the UK Government to address concerns about increased non-EU migrants using the Tier 2…

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Flying through Canada is about to get harder. Are you prepared for your business travellers and current work permit holders?

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa issued by a Canadian embassy, consulate, or high commission outside of Canada. eTA is a new entry requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals…

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