Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Good news

During meeting with Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said that Latvia is close to satisfying Canada's requirements for allowing Latvians to travel to Canada without a visa.

Excellent! My experience is that Canadian consulates are generally more reasonable than US consulates (this story is one example and I know others). Still, applications for Canadian visas are only processed in Warsaw (not Riga) and mailing a passport to Poland can be time-consuming. Hopefully, we will no longer have to do that in a few years. If only United States could follow Canada in this ....

UPDATE: Estonians are one step ahead. They can already travel to Canada without visa.

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