IRCC resuming processing of online applications for visitor visas and eTAs, but travel restrictions remain

Date Announced:

June 30, 2020

Active Period:

July 1, 2020.


As of July 1, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will once again process online applications for visitor visas (including transit visas) and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs), to the extent possible. Resuming processing and making final decisions where possible on visitor applications will help IRCC ensure future processing times aren’t significantly impacted and help expedite people’s travel when the travel restrictions are lifted.
However, due to current travel restrictions, applicants should keep in mind that, even if they apply and get a visitor visa or eTA, most people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Temporary residents | Visitors


electronic travel authorization (eTA) | online applications | travel restrictions | visitor visas

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