UPDATE: Compliance Date Extended for Electronic Travel Authorization Requirement for Visa-Exempt Travelers to Canada

Date   Sep 29, 2016

The compliance date for Canada's new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement, which was set to become effective September 29, 2016, has been extended until November 9, 2016, to minimize travel disruptions and give travelers and airlines more time to prepare for changes when flying to or transiting through Canada. Starting November 10, 2016, all visa-exempt travelers will need an eTA to board their flight unless specifically exempted (like U.S. citizens and other categories of travelers).

For more information on the eTA requirement, including exemptions and where to find the eTA application, please see our September 19, 2016 Alert. If you have any questions regarding the eTA or other issues impacting the mobility of foreign nationals employed in the U.S., please contact Geetha, who is the head of FordHarrison’s Business Immigration practice group.