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Transcript from the video: Exemptions for requirements of a Canadian visitor visa for Mexican citizens (Apr 2024):

Hi everyone this is Annie Beaudoin from BIC Canadian immigration Consulting Ltd. a Canadian immigration firm located in Los Angeles. 

We provide all kinds of services for people wanting to immigrate to Canada or visit Canada or study in Canada or work in Canada, and I was an immigration officer at the Canadian Consulate for many years. 

Today I want to talk about a huge change, which is that Mexican citizens now require a visitor visa to travel to Canada. But wait, there are some very specific exceptions that will apply to a lot of our clients which are in the US. And here are the very specific exceptions that you could qualify for where you will not need a visitor visa to travel to Canada for a short visit of six months or less, but either an ETA so. 

Two possibilities:

First, if you have had a visitor visa for Canada in the last 10 years, you will be exempted from requesting a visitor visa as a Mexican citizen, if you're traveling to Canada.

The second exception is if you have a valid US visa. I repeat, if you have a valid US visa, whether it's B1/B2, Or E1 or F1, etc. you can be exempted from needing a visitor visa to go to Canada. 

If you don't meet the exceptions and you wish to travel to Canada as a visitor for usually six months or less, you will need to apply for a visitor visa now as a Mexican passport holder. 

Or if you need one of those exceptions that I just talked about, you simply need to apply for what we call an ETA, which is an electronic travel authorization, and you do that on the website and it costs approximately $7.00cda. It is very easy to do. 

If you need a visitor visa, of course we will be happy to help you prepare that application. Do not hesitate to contact us. 213-200-6005 or e-mail me at

Thank you.

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