Operational Bulletin 283 - May 5, 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: May and June 2011

Summary

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

Issue

The purpose of this OB is to provide information on the fee exempt events taking place in May and June 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. Following is a list of fee exempt events taking place in May and June 2011.

Writing Guidelines

Special events taking place in May 2011:

DATE EVENT SE CODE FEE EXEMPTION CODE
May 7 to 13 39th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling 11CCFL A01/A06
May 9 to 13 APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) 41st meeting 11APEC A01/A06
May 23 to 26 FAO/ICFPA meetings 11FAOM A01/A06
FMIOA
May 29 to
June 2
32nd International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue 11ICAF A01/A06
May 29 to June 3 ICAF 2011 International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue Conference and Symposium 11ICAF A01/A06
May 31 to June 2 International Conference on Employer Support for the Reserves 2011 11CESR A01/A06

Special events taking place in June 2011:

DATE EVENT SE CODE FEE EXEMPTION CODE
June 1 to 2 Canada-Russia Intergovernmental Economic Commission 11IECR A01/A06
June 1 to 2 Canada-Russia Livestock Forum 11IECR A01/A06
June 19 to 21 Space Technology for Public Health Actions in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation 11SPCE A01/A06
June 19 to 23 Modelling Symposium 2011 11APLE A01/A06
June 19 to 24 4th Congress of International Society for Applied Phycology 11ISAP A01/A06

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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