Canada to issue 10-year visa from mid-July

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New Delhi: The 10-year Canadian visa for Indians will be available from mid-July this year, a Canadian official said.

In an announcement made last week, the Canadian government announced the validity of multi-entry visas issued for Indians will be increased to 10 years, from the present period of five years.

“The 10-year visas will be available from mid-July,” Bruce Grundison, Deputy Immigration Programme Manager of the Canadian High Commission, said.

“There are some technical changes which need to be made,” he said.

Announcing the new visa regime last week, Canadian International Trade Minister and Asia-Pacific Gateway Minister Edward Fast said the new visa regime will boost trade ties between the two countries, which seek to treble their trade to $15 billion by 2015.

Replying to a question, Canadian Deputy High Commissioner Jim Nickel said there was no problem in Indian students getting students visa for Canada.

“If a student has got admission in a Canadian university, the chances to get a visa are 100 percent,” Nickel said. (IANS)