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Temporary Resident Visa Processing Policy Ends: What You Need to Know

Temporary Resident Visas

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently ended the temporary public policy that facilitated the processing of temporary resident visa (TRV) applications. This policy, which was put in place on February 28, 2023, aimed to address the backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The termination of this policy has implications for individuals planning to visit Canada and those currently holding TRVs.

The temporary policy was implemented to clear the backlog of TRV applications, resulting in improved processing speeds for most old cases. However, as of December 15, 2023, IRCC has officially ended this facilitative measure. It's important to note that this termination does not affect individuals who currently hold valid TRVs. They can still travel to Canada until their visa expires.

Despite the end of this temporary policy, IRCC remains committed to addressing the backlog and expediting the processing of TRV applications. This decision comes in response to the increasing demand for visiting Canada and reflects IRCC's ongoing efforts to streamline immigration processes.

Moving forward, individuals intending to apply for temporary resident visas should stay updated on the latest processing times and requirements. It's essential to be aware of any changes or updates from IRCC to ensure a smooth and efficient application process.

If you or someone you know is considering a visit to Canada and requires assistance with the visa application process, Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services is here to help. Our team of experts can provide guidance and support to ensure a successful visa application. For more information on Canadian immigration news and updates, visit our blog here.


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