Diplomatic and Official Visas – January 2, 2018

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Diplomats and officials may benefit from a 3-year multiple-entry visa. Some exceptions may apply. This does not apply to diplomats traveling to Canada to obtain their accreditation.

Diplomats traveling to Canada to receive their accreditation must apply for a temporary resident visa before travelling to Canada, even if they are visa-exempt. In these cases, officers should be issuing multiple-entry visas valid for 3 months.

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