Senator Franklin Rodriguez asks Canada to drop the visa requirement for Dominicans

Senator Franklin Rodriguez asks Canada to drop the visa requirement for Dominicans

The New Diary, Santo Domingo. – As a consequence of the abolition of the Canadian visa for the nationals of Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama and Uruguay, the Senator of the Province of San Cristobal of the Popular Force Party (FP), Franklin Rodríguez Garapitos, requested the Government of Canada via the Secretary of State of that country, Melanie Jolly, to grant the same facilities to the Dominican Republic, and in turn Calls for more facilities and agility for medium and large Dominican businessmen.

In the message sent by the legislator, via the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Roberto Alvarez Gil, Rodriguez stated that through the scope of the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) program, the Government of Canada has taken advantage of the four aforementioned Latin American countries, by canceling the visa requirement, which provides for All citizens of those countries who have obtained a Canadian visa in the past 10 years or who have a valid non-resident visa in the United States have benefited from this measure.

“We congratulate these countries, but it is no less true that in the areas of trade, mining, employment, tourism and business opportunities, the Dominican Republic has been a very valuable partner and ally to Canada in recent decades, even having a highly prepared and hard-working community at the service of our country,” said Senator Franklin Rodriguez. our countries.”

I invite the Canadian government to make an assessment of the benefits it will provide to the citizens of the Dominican Republic, among the beneficiaries of this ETA program, on the basis that these are people who have previously obtained a Canadian visa and hold a USA visa.

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In turn, it requests an assessment of visa flexibility and expediting for medium and large-sized Dominican businessmen, who have shown a willingness to explore business opportunities with their Canadian counterparts, as well as with that country’s government.

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