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Visa information for visiting Canada

A Canadian tourist visa is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is attached to your passport. This is an indication that you have met the requirements to enter the country as a foreigner (visitor, student, or employee). It is officially referred to as a Temporary Residence Visa (TRV)

There are two types of tourist or visit visas for Canada

Single entry visa: Single entry visas are granted for a maximum period of 6 months

Multiple Entry Visa: Multiple entry visitor visas are granted up to 10 years or one month before the expiration date on your passport or re-entry visa (which ever comes first).

Eligibility requirements for a Canada visit visa

The visa requirements for the Canadian tourist visa are:

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of good health
  • No criminal history or immigration-related convictions
  • Proof that you intend to return to your home country (stating that you have ties such as work, home, financial resources or family)
  • Confirmation of financial support during the stay
  • The expected length of stay and temporary residence

The documents required for a Canadian tourist visa are:

  • Passport valid for 6 months or more
  • Documents to prove your ties to your country
  • 2 recent passport-sized photographs with a borderless white background
  • The photo must not be more than 90 days old
  • An affidavit or letter of invitation from your relatives, if you intend to live with them
  • Medical clearance certificate
  • Photocopy of the return ticket and/or travel itinerary
  • Additional documents required at the local visa office
  • Bank statements to prove that you have enough funds to live in Canada for a while.
  • These documents are an important step in applying for a Canadian tourist visa.

Talk to an attorney who can assess your unique circumstances and application materials to eliminate any chance of visa refusal.

What is the most important thing when collecting your documents for a Canada Visa?

For account statements:

The bank statement must contain data from the last 6 months. It must include foreign receipts, property purchases, fixed deposits, etc.

The invitation letter shouldn't be too short:

It should be detailed and clearly state that this person will provide you with free room and board during your entire stay in Canada.

It should include your full name and date of birth and also confirm the travel dates that you will be visiting Canada.

In addition, it is essential that the invitation letter is signed by the person and has a telephone number and contact address in case the IRCC wishes to confirm this person's intention.

For ties at homeland:

Include copies of title deeds or property leases translated by a certified translator. Add detailed employment letters or contracts that identify you as a permanent employee of your employer, the length of your employment, your role in the company, and when you are expected to return to your employment.

How to extend my Canadian visitor visa?

If you are currently in Canada and wish to stay longer than your visa expiration date, you can apply for an extension.

You will need to fill out an IMM form 5708 with the additional application.

What are the requirements to extend a Canada tourist visa?

  • You must be currently in Canada
  • It is necessary to have a valid passport which will remain valid for the duration of the stay
  • You will need to pay the associated fee for the IMM 5708 form
  • You will need to make sure that any other permits you hold (study or work) will remain valid and will not interfere with your visiting permit.

The application process for a Canadian tourist visa

Visitor visa application procedure (temporary residence visa - TRV):

Step 1: Choose an online or offline application.

Step 2: Fill in a visa application form with the required information and documents.

Step 3: Pay the visa processing fee by certified check or cashier's check.

Step 4: Visit the nearest Canadian visa application center with your passport, photos, and other documents.

Step 5: You need to provide your fingerprint and photo (biometrics)

Step 6: Submit the visa application form to the Canada Visa Application Center.

Step 7: Get the receipt from the application center containing the unique tracking number.

Step 8: tracks your online application under this number.

Things to note:

  • If you are applying online to travel to Canada, you should have a credit card and scanned
  • At the age of 18, he had to travel on the correct terms of the document he had drawn up as an adult. Border guards can ask a child to show the other document, depending on whether the child is traveling alone or with someone else about the children's special needs.
  • After registering for a visa, you can apply for:
  • Open an interview with an official in your country
  • To send more information
  • Get a medical examination
  • Get a police certificate

Cost to apply online

Applying for a visitor visa costs CAD 100 (approximately INR 5,200) and the biometric fee is CAN $ 85 (approximately INR 4,400).

To extend your stay as a visitor, you need to pay a fee of C $ 100 or Rs 5532.73 per person. To restore your visitor status, you need to pay a visa fee of C $ 200 or Rs 11065.45.

processing time

The processing time for a tourist visa for Canada is 15 days if the documentation is done correctly. Business visas take 1 to 6 weeks. A temporary residency visa application takes 16-20 days to process.

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