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  • Canada will now require Mexican nationals holding a valid US nonimmigrant visa or Canadian visa to apply for electronic travel authorization


The Canadian government introduced new travel requirements for Mexican citizens on February 29, 2024. As a result, Mexican citizens who hold a valid US nonimmigrant visa or have held a Canadian visa in the past ten years and are traveling by air on a Mexican passport can apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).

Most Mexican citizens currently holding US visas will continue to enjoy visa-free travel to Canada. However, those not meeting these conditions must apply for a Canadian visitor visa.

According to the government, this responds to an increase in asylum claims made by Mexican citizens who are refused, withdrawn, or abandoned.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada

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