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

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC 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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