Temporary residents: Countries designated for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Note: R14(4)(e) and paragraph 8 of Schedule II do not exempt the civilian personnel from the passport and visa requirements but they are not required to pay a fee with their application - Immigration Act Fees Regulations - item 3(2)(b).

They are exempted from the employment authorization requirements - R19(1)(b).
Additional information on the Visiting Forces Act is available on the Department of Justice website.

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