Operational Bulletin 271 - March 15, 2011

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Special Events—Visa Fee Exempt: March 2011

Summary

This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides information on the fee exempt events taking place in March 2011.

Issue

The purpose of this OB is to provide information on the fee exempt events taking place in March 2011.

Background

As you know, in accordance with Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, some delegates attending special events in Canada are entitled to receive a fee exempt visa. Please find below a list of fee exempt events taking place in March 2011.

Writing Guidelines

Special Events Taking Place in March 2011:

DATE EVENT SE CODE FEE EXEMPTION CODE
March 14 to 15 Africa Rising Conference: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Frontiers 11AFRI A01 / A06
March 23 to 29 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and 26th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) 11BANK A01 / A06
FMIOA
March 25 to 26 4th Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean 11BANK A01 / A06
FMIOA
March 28 to 30 Pre-sessional meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 11UNPF A01 / A06
FMIOA

Note: Fee exemptions apply to single entry Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) only. If applicants are requesting a multiple entry TRV, then they must pay the processing fee for same.

We strongly encourage you to insert the appropriate code in the Computer-Assisted Immigration Processing System/Field Operations Support System. This will allow us to track immigration statistics in relation to events.

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