eTA: extension of leniency period

Old Sep 20th 2016, 7:18 am
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Leniency period for Canada's new Electronic Travel Authorization extended until November 9 - Canada News Centre

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Old Sep 20th 2016, 7:19 am
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Wow they just keep putting it back.
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Blimey... Shit or get off the toilet!!! Maybe (hopefully?) Trudeau's gov't is working to scrap the thing? Would be one of the good things they could do.

Still irks me that an eTA is processed faster than Canadian citizenship by descent or a PR card though.
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Blimey... Shit or get off the toilet!!! Maybe (hopefully?) Trudeau's gov't is working to scrap the thing? Would be one of the good things they could do.

Still irks me that an eTA is processed faster than Canadian citizenship by descent or a PR card though.
More visitors wanting to come to Canada than those applying for citizenship or getting a PR card. Visitors spending lots of money good for tourism.
No surprise it would get extended after the 29th Sept deadline.
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
More visitors wanting to come to Canada than those applying for citizenship or getting a PR card. Visitors spending lots of money good for tourism.
No surprise it would get extended after the 29th Sept deadline.
Yep I guess and people not being able to board flights because they don't know about eTA = lost tourism money. Makes sense. Still not fair for those actually living in (or intending to) and paying taxes here though.

Also, some of those Canadians who now suddenly need to obtain passports ARE tourists; emigrants who are coming to Canada to see friends/relatives or just come "home" for a vacation. I have heard of cancelled trips because people can't bear the cost of $700-1000+ for a family of passports after they've already dropped $5k+ on airfare and other expenses. Taking your line of thinking the government is just taking preference to foreign tourists rather than those tourists who have a connection to Canada.
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Here's another article:

https://www.thestar.com/news/immigra...t-a-break.html

I already knew that USC's were exempt from the eTA requirements but I was relieved to see this clarified for those of us who hold US and Canadian citizenship:

"Travellers with both Canadian and U.S. citizenship, however, are allowed to return to Canada with their American passports."

I was worried that they would force all Canadian citizens to obtain Canadian passports (although it would have been only for flights and not land or sea entry). The US already forces us to use a US passport when entering the US. It would have been a double whammy if Canada had done the same - especially for a family of dual citizens.
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed
It would have been a double whammy if Canada had done the same - especially for a family of dual citizens.

Its the price you pay in having dual citizenship.
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Originally Posted by beckiwoo
Its the price you pay in having dual citizenship.
Actually it's not because I can use my US passport instead.
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed
Actually it's not because I can use my US passport instead.
Its still a price you pay to have the passports

I'll be quite happy to have a Canadian and a UK passport at the same time when i get my canadian citizenship in approximately 4 years time.

At no point in my life have I ever wanted an American passport/citizenship luckily
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Its still a price you pay to have the passports

I'll be quite happy to have a Canadian and a UK passport at the same time when i get my canadian citizenship in approximately 4 years time.
It's easier for 1 person but it becomes financially much tougher for a family of 6 with multiple citizenships. If we held every passport we're all eligible for, we'd have 23 passports between us.

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At no point in my life have I ever wanted an American passport/citizenship luckily
I thought the same but once I moved to the US it just made things so much easier. Dealing with US immigration isn't painless even with a US passport but it can be a lot more painful without one.
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed
I thought the same but once I moved to the US it just made things so much easier. Dealing with US immigration isn't painless even with a US passport but it can be a lot more painful without one.
True but it's easier dealing with it if you have a Canadian passport then a UK one - especially when you have to pay $6 every 3 months you want to go over land.

I thought a PR card would make it easier but it doesn't
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Just shows how well thought out the whole thing is.
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It's easier for 1 person but it becomes financially much tougher for a family of 6 with multiple citizenships. If we held every passport we're all eligible for, we'd have 23 passports between us.
And this is exactly the point some people are trying to make. When you have a family of 5 or 6, already have EU passports for the country you live in and want to take a trip to Canada to see family, all of a sudden having to shell out 260 * 3 (assuming 3 adults over 16) + 100 * 3 (assuming 3 children 15 or under) = CAD $1,080 for new passports just because dual citizens can't get an eTA.
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And this is exactly the point some people are trying to make. When you have a family of 5 or 6, already have EU passports for the country you live in and want to take a trip to Canada to see family, all of a sudden having to shell out 260 * 3 (assuming 3 adults over 16) + 100 * 3 (assuming 3 children 15 or under) = CAD $1,080 for new passports just because dual citizens can't get an eTA.
As soon as the kids turn 18 AND are working full time they need to be paying or at least contributing towards their own passport renewel.

If parents are still paying for their children's passports after the age of 24/25 - then there us something seriously wrong there
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Originally Posted by beckiwoo
As soon as the kids turn 18 AND are working full time they need to be paying or at least contributing towards their own passport renewel.

If parents are still paying for their children's passports after the age of 24/25 - then there us something seriously wrong there
This really isn't about the semantics of who is paying for passports. The 3 adults include a mum, a dad, and a 16/17 y/o in my guess.

If I was going to uni full time and not making any money and my mum offered to pay for my passport renewal I wouldn't say no. Its all down to different parenting styles for different people.

Also doesn't change that $260 for a fricking passport is ridiculous. IMO they should do like the UK does with the "certificate of entitlement." Vignette placed in the passport stating "The holder of this passport is a Canadian citizen" , problem would be solved.
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