Canada Easing Visa Regime for Bulgarian Visitors from 2016

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Bulgaria: Canada Easing Visa Regime for Bulgarian Visitors from 2016

Bulgarians who have had a Canadian visa over the past few years and holders of non-immigrant ones for the US will be able to travel to Canada without an allowance as of 2016.

In a letter to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper said that under a decision by the Canadian authorities, Bulgarian travelers to the country who meet those criteria will only have to register in Canada's Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), the Bulgarian government said in a press statement.

This comes a few weeks after a visit by Bulgaria's new Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova to the North American country.

Harper is quoted as saying that the move "will make travels of many Bulgarian citizens easier," hoping it will also lead to an expansion and deepening of bilateral relations.

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Russian Court - 24 Aug 2015 // 23:31:34

For a monthly salary of 40,000 to 50,000 roubles (?490/US$750), Savchuk and other employees bombarded website comment pages with praise for Vladimir Putin.

GrueFski - 24 Aug 2015 // 21:29:08

Yes but the black people and Asians you are referring to are from the former British/French colonies so you MUST pretend to care about them and to have a complex of GUILT towards them.
Eastern Europe has never been a Britain/France colony, except for Cyprus, Crete and maybe some other parts of Greece.

Europeans - 24 Aug 2015 // 17:51:41

Samuel, you are not a Canadian.
Canada accepts immigrants from WAY poorer counties than Bulgaria.
The bottomline here is that the beggars in Canada are anglo saxon and native background.
As a BGcanadian I can tell you that for the last 26 year's I didn't see a single immigrant begging for money on the street. The beggars are LOCAL Canadian born and raised.

The Bulgarian community is working hard, running business and contributing by building this country creating jobs and paying taxes. I came from Bulgaria to this country 26 years ago with $129 in my pocket and ended up giving it all to homeless local beggars on the street of Toronto. I have never seen homeless people and beggars before I arrived in Canada. Now I own some properties and my tenants are mostly Canadian born and raised anglo saxon which often dont pay their rent, don't work and collect social assistance, use drugs and sell drugs. I can't tell you how many tenants I had to kick out of my properties because of drugs.
The brutal reality is that all of the properties and apartment buildings around are owned by immigrants and all of the tenants inside are local. Most of those tenants are on social assistance living on the hard working tax paying immigrants!

Samuel - 24 Aug 2015 // 16:48:35

I as a canadian dont like the idea of visa waving for eastern europe countries like bulgafia and romania, they will start begging as soon as they arrive here...

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