From February 2017, all Visa applications originating from Canada must be submitted by Citi to a valid, verified, and accredited European country.
For example, a Canadian visa application can be submitted to an EU country and can only be processed by CITES-certified operators in the EU.
A Canadian passport can be issued to a Canadian citizen who holds a valid passport issued by an EU-approved authority, but the Canadian citizen must be eligible to receive a visa in the first instance.
All other applications must be made to an approved country.
The European country must also be an approved CITEC-approved destination.
Any Canadian citizen applying for a Visa to enter the EU must also submit an application for the same.
A valid, CITE-approved application for a visa can only take effect once it has been processed and the applicant has verified their eligibility.
Citi is responsible for all administrative and security measures that are taken to process applications for the Visa.
All Citi-issued visas will expire on December 31, 2020.
Visa applications are processed in the following order: 1.
To the Canadian consular authorities (CCAs) 2.
To CITELINES-approved countries 3.
To EU countries, including the Schengen area 5.
To non-EU countries including the European Economic Area 6.
To countries outside the EU for which a CITC-approved visa application is required.
CITI-issued Visa applicants can be held in a secure detention facility (DSFC) for up to one year if they are not approved for a permanent visa.
The duration of the DSCF is dependent on the number of applications received and will be listed in the Visa application instructions and on the Visa web portal.
Applications can be returned to the Canadian consulate or the Canadian embassy, if the visa holder has a valid Canadian passport.
The number of applicants will vary depending on the visa type and the number in transit.
A visa to enter Europe for which an applicant is approved will be issued as soon as the processing is complete.
For non-EUR countries, such as Norway, a visa will be awarded in two stages: first, if an applicant has an approved EU visa application; second, if another applicant has a similar EU visa.
For the application to be considered for a non-EEA visa, the applicant must be in possession of an appropriate visa or, if no visa is required, a valid tourist visa.
An application will only be considered if it is submitted in accordance with the instructions.
Applicants may also be referred to Citi by phone to verify their eligibility, if they do not have a valid European passport.
If the applicant does not have an EU passport, a Citi representative will be contacted.
Applications for a Schengens-free visa are not processed in advance.
Any non-ECE visa issued by a Schendler country will be processed in accordance.
If an applicant does have an EEA visa, an EU visa, or a non EEA passport, the visa will not be considered.
The application will be referred directly to the issuing CITERIS-approved country for approval.
Visa information can be found in the CITIC website.
A Citi International Visa Application is available for applications originating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, or Malta.
The information provided will be relevant to the visa application.
Applications for a UK visa may be made online, or may be faxed to +44 (0)20 8333 0400.
Applications from the United States and Canada can be made by calling (800) 722-5577.
Applications may also go to the Citi website for applicants from Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
The Citi UK Visa application will not receive an initial decision unless the visa applicant has submitted a valid visa application in accordance to the instructions in the application.
A non-CITC application will require a second interview and will require more time to complete.
Applications will be accepted until the application is approved.
A third interview will be conducted by Citing a Visa Manager (CMS), and the visa may also require further processing before being issued.
For more information on how to get the visa, see Citi’s Guide to the Visa Process.