The new portal for Visitor Visa Canada is the latest addition to the Immigration Canada site. The site features a number of information regarding the new visa program and the ways to apply for it. These include a list of requirements and instructions. Applicants are also able to submit a GCKey, which is a unique ID that allows access to multiple IRCC immigration programs.
Saudi Arabia opens its doors to the world through its new tourist visa
Saudi Arabia has announced a new tourist visa scheme as part of a broad economic reform program. The country hopes to attract more visitors from around the world and contribute more than ten percent of its gross domestic product to tourism.
In January, the government of Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to expand the tourism industry by more than a million jobs. It also aims to boost the number of international visits to over 100 million a year by 2030.
Tourism is part of the wider economic reform program, called Vision 2030. As part of the reforms, the government aims to increase the amount of foreign investment in the tourism sector. Currently, most visitors to the Kingdom are business travelers.
According to the new visa program, visitors can spend up to 90 days in the country. However, there are certain entry rules that apply in emergencies. If a visitor overstays their visa, they can be barred from the country until the fine is paid.
To promote its tourism industry, Saudi Arabia will offer a new visa that will allow non-religious visitors to travel to the Kingdom. This will be a key milestone in the Kingdom's efforts to diversify its economy away from oil.
Visitors from 49 countries can now apply for a tourist visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia. Unlike traditional visas, these will be issued online. They will also be one-year multiple-entry visas.
As part of its tourism strategy, Saudi Arabia highlighted sites such as its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, natural beauty, and contemporary art. Additionally, it highlighted the country's rich culture and heritage.
The new visa is expected to be launched this month. Travelers can apply for a visa on the embassy website or via an authorized travel agency.
eVisa allows you to take part in tourism-related activities
Aside from being a traveller's aint, there is a real albeit unglamorous reason for tourists to spend time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The country is a hotbed of tourism, and if you are lucky enough to be one of the lucky few, you are in for a treat. Unlike other countries, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers a plethora of culturally immersive attractions for the discerning traveller. Whether you want to check out the palaces of the desert, explore the rich culture of Medina, or sample the culinary glories of Riyadh, there is no shortage of things to do and places to go.
To keep you on the right track, the government has a slew of tourism-friendly measures in place to woo visitors. For example, the eVisa has been designed to make life easier for the many foreign travelers who pass through the nation's gates. Upon entering the country, you will be greeted by friendly faces that are more than willing to help out. Not to mention the myriad of perks, including discounted hotel rates and free transportation. If all goes well, you'll be able to leave the country with your wallet intact. Among other perks, eVisa travellers will also be treated to an assortment of complimentary treats like high tea, a guided tour of the royal palaces, and the chance to win a grand prize of a week in Riyadh and four nights in the palatial Jabal al-Yaqoubiyah. In short, eVisa is a well thought out program that will see to your every need, and then some.
GCKey is required to access and utilize multiple IRCC immigration programs
A GCKey is a unique credential issued to you by the Government of Canada. It provides access to a number of online Government of Canada programs and services. Having a GCKey is a smart way to protect your communications with online Government of Canada services.
In addition to providing access to a variety of government online services, a GCKey also provides some protection against hackers. Your GCKey includes a password and your username. You may be able to access your personal account with a sign-in partner such as a Canadian bank.
In order to obtain a GCKey, you must first register. Once registered, you will be able to access the IRCC applications system. The application system is designed to streamline the application process, and allows you to submit and retrieve your application.
The GCKey is a Government of Canada service that can help you make your immigration process more efficient. It is a secure web platform that enables you to do all kinds of electronic business with IRCC. For instance, you can link your GC Key application to your IRCC Portal account.
The IRCC Portal allows you to manage your immigration application and view your status. It's a secure web platform that makes application processing simpler.
In addition to letting you manage your application, the IRCC Portal is a useful tool that will also tell you if you qualify for Express Entry. If you qualify, you can then apply for a PR Online Application. This process can take as little as six months, and is faster than applying under the old system.
Unlike the GCKey, which is a Government of Canada service, the IRCC Portal is not a Government of Canada service. There is a small fee for submitting a request outside Canada.
Reapplying for visas before Sept. 7, 2021
If you applied for a visitor visa before September 7, 2021, you may have to reapply. Although the IRCC says that not all applicants will need to reapply, it's important to keep track of your application's status.
The e-Visa application system was revamped to make it easier and faster for applicants to fill out and submit their paperwork. To help you with this, you'll need to upload a photo page of your passport with a recent front facing photograph and an up to date photograph of yourself. You'll also need to fill out a few extra pieces of information depending on the type of e-Visa you're applying for.
While reapplying for a visa is not a guarantee that your application will be processed, it's a good idea to do so. Not only will you be able to avoid the dreaded wait, but you'll also be able to avoid paying a hefty fee to get your passport back.
However, if you're looking to travel to Canada, you'll still want to be prepared for any surprises. Make sure you don't finalize your travel plans until you receive your new visa.
Also, check your e-Visa payment status. You may have to wait up to two hours for it to update. This may be due to network congestion or technical reasons.
One last tip for reapplying for a visa: don't forget the COVID-19 test. If you haven't taken the test yet, you'll need to show it off before you can get your new visa.
It's not uncommon for the Canadian government to issue a travel advisory during a pandemic, and in this case, the e-Visa was a must-have.
Family reunification is allowed
The family reunification program of Canada is one of the pillars of the nation's immigration system. It allows Canadians to sponsor their parents and grandparents. These family members are also eligible for permanent residency. Moreover, the program can allow Canadians to sponsor their adopted children.
Family reunification policies vary from country to country. Some countries have stricter requirements than others. For example, foreigners may need to prove that they have enough financial resources to support their family. In addition, some conditions affect a family's ability to travel.
Families can visit family in Canada, but they cannot travel for tourism or recreation. They also have to prove that they are not traveling for discretionary purposes. This requires that they request a written authorization.
In order to enter Canada from another country, family members must have a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization. If they are entering from the United States, they will also need to obtain a visa.
If a Canadian wishes to visit their family in Canada, they can apply for a long-stay family reunification visa. To do this, they must provide evidence that they have a permanent resident status and show that they plan to stay in Canada for at least fifteen days.
A long-stay visa is valid for three months. The applicant must apply for it at a police station. He or she may also be required to meet a personal interview or provide documents that were not provided at the time of application.
IRCC has increased the number of staff reviewing spousal sponsorship applications by 66%. Moreover, IRCC will be implementing biometric facilitation measures. Lastly, a new pilot project will digitize paper applications.