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.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

P.C. 1999-21 of January 21, 1999: includes civilian component of a visiting force if the personnel are in the employ of that force and are not stateless persons, nationals of any state that is not a designated state, or citizens or residents of Canada.

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Footnote 2

P.C. 1999-21: includes civilian personnel who meet the conditions in (1). Registered as SOR/93-264 of May 19, 1993

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Footnote 3

P.C. 1999-21: includes civilian personnel who meet the conditions in (1). Registered as SOR/96-78 of December 28, 1995

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Footnote 4

Includes civilian personnel who meet the conditions in (1). Proclamation of June 21, 1968 / SOR/68-258

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Footnote 5

Includes civilian personnel who meet the conditions in (1). Proclamation of November 18, 1954 / PC 1954-1765

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Footnote 6

Includes civilian personnel who meet the conditions in (1). Proclamation of June 12, 1953 / PC1953-927

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Footnote 7

Includes civilian personnel who meet the conditions in (1). Proclamation of January 12, 2009/ SOR/2009-14
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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