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Dual Nationals Required to Travel With a Canadian Passport

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Travel to Canada, Electronic Travel Authorizations eTA and International Travel

Dual Nationals Required to Travel With a Canadian Passport

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada released new ETA (electronic travel authorization) requirements in November that require all dual Canadian nationals travel with a valid Canadian passport. If their plane leaves within 10 days, they must apply for a special ETA to travel with their passport from a visa-exempt country.

The Globe and Mail reports that in the past 4 months since the new requirements, more than 8,400 Canadian citizens have needed emergency authorization to board a flight. For passengers only changing planes in Canada, the new rules require travellers with dual citizenship to have a Canadian passport. To learn more about the new ETA regulations and who they apply to, visit the Government of Canada's website.


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Forbes Bros. Ltd. chose Ackah law as our immigration specialist for several reasons:

1. Competence: As immigration, permanent residency and the temporary Foreign worker program are necessary to our business we are not in a position to use a less than fully qualified service provider on these files.

2. Responsiveness: When you are dealing with the lives of people, there is nothing more important to that individual at that moment than his or her immigration issues, responsiveness to this, and an appreciation of the employee’s position is key.

3. Attitude: The thing I like best about Ackah law is the attitude and can-do spirit of the staff. Evelyn and her team show us what a small group of dedicated individuals can do. IT is the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel like a billable hour in a lawyers office.

– Doug Elniski, Vice President - Human Resources

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