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Student Seminars in November

Together with student groups and universities and colleges throughout Ontario, Long Mangalji will be offering free immigration seminars to international students this fall.  Come and join us if you are a member of one of the following groups!

Here's what's coming up in November: 

Niagara College

Date: November 10

Time: 11:30 - 1:30

Place: NOTL Campus E107

Windsor University, GSS

Date: November 18

Time: 3:30 - 5:30

Laurentian University

Date: November 21

Time: 11:30 - 1:30 

Western University, SOGS

Date: November 23

Time: 12:00 - 2:30

University of Toronto, Student's Union

Date: November 24

Time: 4:00 - 6:00

If your organization would like us to provide you with a seminar free of charge, let us know and we'll be happy to come. Contact Elizabeth Long at (416) 548-9089, or at elong@lmlawgroup.com.

Have a nice week and don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LongMangalji 

Sincerely,

Long Mangalji LLP

New "Leniency Period" Announced for ETAs


The government had previously announced that starting March 15, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to flying into Canada.  See here for more details.

However, the government has recently announced that there will be a "Leniency Period" from now until an unspecified date in the fall of 2016 when travellers will be able to enter Canada without an ETA.  If you have already applied for an ETA, please see below for details on how this might affect you: 

  • If you've applied for an ETA and have received an approval, then you should travel with the ETA and the passport that you had used for your ETA application.

  • If you've applied for an ETA and have not yet received a decision, you can travel to Canada.  Make sure that you double check your email before travelling though to ensure that you did not receive a decision.

  • If you've applied for an ETA and have received a negative decision, you cannot travel to Canada until you apply again and receive a positive decision.  Contact us for more information on how to do so.

Contact us at (416) 548-9101, or at inquiries@lmlawgroup.com if you have had your ETA rejected and need to enter Canada. 

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New ETA Requirement for Visa-Exempt Travellers

UPDATE: The government has announced a "Leniency Period" until Fall 2016 where travellers can still enter Canada without a ETA.  See here for more details.

On March 15, most nationals from countries that are visa-exempt (except for Americans) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to flying into Canada.

Here are some of the key points to note:  

  • If you want to fly into Canada after March 15, 2016 and are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, American, or hold a visa of temporary resident permit, you will likely need an ETA or visa.
  • If you want to enter Canada by land or sea, you will not need an ETA.
  • ETAs are normally issued for up to 5 years and are attached to your passport.  If you've had to renew your passport, you will need to apply for another ETA.
  • Work permits and study permits issued by the visa post and at the border after July 31, 2015 may already have ETAs attached to them.
  • If you hold a study permit, work permit, or visitor record and you do not have an ETA, you will have to apply for an ETA if you want to travel outside of Canada or the United States.  If you travel to the United States only and you return to Canada before your status ends, you do not have to apply for an ETA.

To find out more information about these changes, contact us at (416) 548-9101, or at inquiries@lmlawgroup.com.

 

Sincerely,

Long Mangalji LLP

Upcoming Student Seminars

Together with student groups at universities and colleges throughout Ontario, Long Mangalji will be offering free immigration seminars to international students this fall. 

Come and join us if you are a member of one of the following groups: 

 

McMaster University, International Graduate Students Association

Date: October 8 

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Place: Council Chambers room, Gilmour Hall, Room 111 

 

Windsor University, Graduate Students Society

Date: October 22

Time: 2:30-3:50 pm

Place: CEI 1100
 

University of Toronto, Graduate Students Union

Date: October 27

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Place: Ramsay Wright Laboratories; RW117

 

York University, Graduate Students Association

TBD
 

George Brown College, Students Association

TBD


If your organization would like us to provide you with a seminar free of charge, let us know and we'll be happy to come. Contact Elizabeth Long at (416) 548-9089, or at elong@lmlawgroup.com.