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Philippines Citizen + US J1 Visa - Apply for a CDN Visa?

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Philippines Citizen + US J1 Visa - Apply for a CDN Visa?

As the title says, I have someone inquiring about this.

She is currently a Philippines citizen working in Los Angeles with a J1 Visa and she is looking into visiting Toronto after her work contract is done.

Is she eligible to apply for a Canadian visa WHILE she lives in the states? I've done the checklist online, and it says she can - but I just want real world advice

Those knowledgeable with Visas, please help!

Thanks

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1. Re: Philippines Citizen + US J1 Visa - Apply for a CDN Visa?

Visa requirements are based on the passport/citizenship that the person is holding, not where they are. A Philippine national requires a visa to visit Canada....

www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp…

Edited: 9:18 pm, June 19, 2014
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2. Re: Philippines Citizen + US J1 Visa - Apply for a CDN Visa?

Yup, I realize that.

I was just wondering if she still needed an interview. If so, where would she get interviewed - the Canadian embassy in the USA?

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3. Re: Philippines Citizen + US J1 Visa - Apply for a CDN Visa?

I'd contact cic directly by phone or email to get the most correct info....

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