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Things you must know about the Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa

Posted on December 10, 2018
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Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa

The Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa offers diplomats and officials from foreign countries to enter Canada. The visit should be strictly on official purpose. The Overseas Immigrants must hold a diplomatic or official passport. However, in the following cases, diplomats and officials do not require the Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa.

  • They hold an old passport that has official acceptance given by the Canadian Government
  • They hail from countries, organizations or agencies where Canada is a member

With this Visa, Overseas Immigrants can enter the country without having to go through Immigration check. They will not be allowed to take up any work. Also, they cannot avail of any other Canadian benefits. They must have official duties in the country. As reported by VISAGUIDE.world, the Visa would be valid for 3 months.

Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa requirements:

Let’s look at the qualified positions for each of the Visas.

Diplomatic Visa Qualified Positions:

  • Candidate is a head of state
  • Candidate is a head of Government
  • Candidate is a diplomatic agent travelling to Canada on a diplomatic mission
  • Candidate is a career consular officer
  • Candidate is a delegate of an organization wherein they are required to attend conferences
  • Candidate is a senior officer at a P-4 level
  • Candidate is a foreign diplomatic courier
  • Candidate is part of a diplomatic agent’s family

Official Visa Qualified Positions:

  • Candidate is a consular staff
  • Canadian Government has invited the candidate who holds an official passport
  • Candidate is an official acting on behalf of an international organization
  • Candidate is a member of a diplomatic mission
  • Candidate is part of an official’s family

Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa fees:

Overseas Immigrants will only have to pay for the Visa processing fee. The fee is CAD$100. They are exempt from biometric and passport processing fee.

Forms to be submitted:

Candidates must fill out the following forms:

  • Temporary Residence form
  • Family information form

Apart from the above forms, they might have to submit additional forms specific to their situations.

Documents to be submitted:

The following documents are mandatory to acquire Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa.

  • A Governmental or official passport
  • Bank statements to prove candidates have enough funds to cover the trip
  • A letter from the diplomatic mission if applicable
  • A letter from an international organization if applicable
  • A letter to the Canadian Government explaining the purpose of travel
  • Employment and educational proof

Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa processing time:

It takes a few weeks of time to have the stamped passport in hand.

Who can accompany candidates?

The following people can accompany candidates to Canada on the Canadian Diplomatic and Official Visa.

  • Their spouse
  • Children under 22 years age
  • Private Servants
  • Live-in Caregivers

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