Due to the measures with regards to COVID-19, our Canadian office is currently closed. Therefore, we cannot be reaced by phone at the moment. All personal appointments will be take place through video calls (Skype). If this is not an option, appointments will be rescheduled. If you have an appointment with one of our visa consultants in Canada, they will inform you personally about the options.
If you have any questions regarding your visa application or travel restrictions, please send an e-mail to your direct contact. If you don’t have a direct contact or for general enquiries, you can send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Australia closes the borders
Australia is now banning all non-citizens and non-residents from entering the country. The travel ban is in force from of Friday 20 March, 9 pm. Australians, Australian permanent residents and their direct family members and New Zealand citizens resident in Australia will be allowed to return to Australia from overseas, but must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry.
Measures will continously be reviewed. We will keep our website up-to-date.
Update: March 27, 2020
A little light in times of the corona crisis: Canada opens borders for a select group foreign nationals
As of today, Canada allows entry of temporary foreign workers, international students who received the approval of their study permit before 18 March and people who were approved for permanent residence before 16 March, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. People who travel to Canada by air need to pass a health check before they are allowed to board their flight. If you are currently in the United States, you can travel to Canada by land. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, coughing or difficulties with breathing) will not be allowed to enter Canada by air. Upon arrival in Canada, your health will be assessed again. Afterwards, you must isolate for 14 days. Also if you don’t have symptoms, quarantine is mandatory. Only people providing essential services and truck drives who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods might be exempt from the isolation requirements.
Update: March 17, 2020
Canadian government closing the borders
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian Federal Government closes its borders to most foreign travellers, with the exception of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. These exemptions also apply to immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews and U.S. citizens.
The travel restrictions will be in force from of March 18 at 12.01 a.m. EDT. This might also have consequenses for you if you recently received a visa approval, for example within the IEC-program. From of March 18, access will be denied to tourists, travellers with a temporary work or study permit. People who want to access Canada on a temporary status (work- or study permit) will not be permitted to enter Canada to activate their visa.