PR – Grenada’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is pleased to inform that many Grenadians now qualify for the CANADA Plus (CAN Plus) visa programme for expedited visa processing for citizens of Grenada who have held Canadian Visas over the past ten years or who currently hold a valid US Visa.
The CAN Plus visa programme should not, however, be confused with the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) programme for countries that no longer require a visa to travel to Canada.
Under the new CAN Plus visa programme for which Grenada qualifies, Grenadian applicants will still need to apply for a visa to Canada even if they hold a valid US visa or held a Canadian visa in the past ten years. The CAN Plus visa programme is designed specifically to expedite the processing of visitor visas for citizens of eligible countries, like Grenada, who either visited Canada in the past ten years or who currently hold a valid non-immigrant US visa.
According to Ms. Sarah Finall, representative from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) “CAN Plus presents a unique opportunity for an easy, efficient and smooth path for Grenadian visa applications to be processed in a short time.” As per the regulations of Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Department, under the CAN Plus visa application programme, the processing of visa applications is accelerated, and a decision usually arrives within ten (10) days from the date of application.
No self-Identification is required, therefore, there are no special or specified application requirements. All applicants will follow regular application procedures, as outlined in the electronic application process, and qualified applicants will be identified and afforded their visas accordingly.
The Government of Grenada awaits more information on the timeline for the roll- out of the CAN Plus visa program and will update the general public with more details as made available.
The Government of Grenada thanks the Government of Canada for affording this hassle-free visa application procedure to our citizens, and by so doing, helping to advance the people to people exchanges that are a very valuable part of our relationship with Canada. The Government of Grenada continues to work toward the strengthening of bonds between both countries.