ARCHIVED – Operational Bulletin 349 - October 28, 2011 (Modified)

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: October and November 2011

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


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 October and November 2011.

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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 16 to 28 Parliamentary Officers Study Program 11POSP A01/A06
October 18 to 20 OECD Meeting of Senior Officials from the Centres of Government 11OECD A01/A06
October 19 to 27 47th Session of the Cospas-Sarsat Council (CSC-47) 11SCSC A01/A06
October 24 to 28 North American Technology Demonstration (NATD) 11NATD A01/A06
October 31 to November 4 Seventh Meeting of the AD HOC Open-Ended Working Group on Article 8J and related provisions 11UNEP A01/A06

Special Events Taking Place in November 2011:

Date Event SE Code Fee Exemption Code
November 7 to 11 Fifteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-15) 11UNEP A01/A06
November 19 to 23 Conference on Maternal and Newborn Child Health 11MNCH 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 Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System (CAIPS)/Field Operations Support System (FOSS). This will allow us to track immigration statistics in relation to events.

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