Operational Bulletin 343 - August 9, 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 Special Events: September and October 2011

Summary

This Operational Bulletin provides information on the fee-exempt events taking place in September and October 2011.

Background

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 September and October 2011.

Writing Guidelines

Special Events Taking Place in September 2011:
DATE EVENT SE CODE FEE EXEMPTION CODE
September 7 to 9 36th Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting 11CAIR A01/A06
September 14 to 16 International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS) 11IVIS A01/A06
Special Events Taking Place in October 2011:
DATE EVENT SE CODE FEE EXEMPTION CODE
October 3 to 5 CIDA/UN Women Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment 11WCEE A01/A06
October 3 to 7 NATO RTO HFM Panel Fall Symposium and Business Meeting 11DRDC A01/A06
October 16 to 22 9th Session of the Canadian Parliamentary Seminar of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) 11CPAS A01/A06
October 19 to 27 47th Session of the Cospas-Sarsat Council 11SCSC A01/A06
October 24 to 28 North American Technology Demonstration (NATD) 11NATD A01/A06

Should you require a list of participants or other information, please contact special.events@cic.gc.ca.

Note: Fee exemptions apply to single entry 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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