The people of Taiwan possessing Taiwan passports will not be required to have a Canada visa for visiting the country, the Canada immigration has exposed. The result will come into effect right away and will let all Taiwanese travelers to reside in Canada for a time of six months without Canada visa.
To be qualified for the visa-free opportunity, Taiwanese have to possess Taiwan passport issued by the MOFA (Minister of Foreign Affairs) having a pin (personal identification number). These Taiwanese will not need a TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) for visiting Canada.
The declaration was made by the Canadian Minister for immigration and citizenship Jason Kenney.
Canada has turn out to be the 39th nation granting visa-free freedom to Taiwanese. This will effect in saving valuable cash spent by Taiwanese nationals at the same time as traveling to Canada, revealed the CTOT (Canadian Trade Office in Taipei) on its official website.
Mr. Kenney said that the fresh move is aimed to develop trade relations between Canada and Taiwan. He said that it is being expected that the visa-waiver extended to Taiwanese passport holders will increase cultural, trade, investment and people-to-people relations among the two nations.
The visa plan of Canada is based on evaluation of a variety of factors including rates of immigration violation, honesty of traveling papers and asylum claims by the nation in question. The newest visa-waiver pledge has been made by the Canadian government after it was found that the Taiwanese visitors had a constructive giving towards the Canadian financial system.
An evidence-based study revealed that the approval rate of Canada visitor visa for visitors from Taiwan was rather high. And the rate of refuge claims filed by Taiwan nationals in addition to the involvement in immigration violations of Taiwan travelers in Canada was extremely low.
The year 2009 saw influx of around 51,000 Taiwanese in Canada. Furthermore, Canada is home to approximately 150,000 natives with Taiwanese descent. The yearly rate of visitors from Taiwan to Canada is predictable to be 150,000 and Canada at present has around 15,000 Taiwanese students pursuing different courses of study in the country.
Canada happens to be the fourth well-liked nation for Taiwanese studying abroad after the US, the UK and Australia, the ministry disclosed. Canadians are not required to have a Taiwan visa for visiting the country from the time of the year 1994.