Temporary Resident Visa
Canada is an excellent place to vacation and tour, with its diverse landscapes and climate. Many people come here each year for vacation or to come and spend time with a family member(s) who may be living and making Canada their home. Some visitors will require a visa before they can travel, while others will require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization), if they are not visa exempt. Whether you are coming for Business; coming to visit a friend or family member; or staying for a long duration, it is important to understand your obligations and submit the appropriate application and supporting documentation.
Canada is known for its natural beauty, exotic wildlife, and diverse culture. Each year Canada attracts thousands of Visitors & Explorers to this great land. While many nationalities are exempted, others require a Tourist Visa or Temporary Resident Permit (TRV) before they can plan their trip to Canada. Although TRV can be issued for multiple entries and for up to 10 years, a visa officer can always limit one’s duration of stay, if not, every visitor can stay for up to 6 months on a single entry. Visa extension can be considered if someone has a valid reason to extend their stay beyond 6 months.
In order to get a favorable decision on a Tourist Visa, the applicant must satisfy a visa officer that they meet all the requirements. An applicant must:
- Prove ties to their home country and have valid travel documentation.
- Prove they have enough financial resources to support their trip to Canada.
- Prove that they are criminally and medically admissible to Canada.
- Show a realistic travel plan and if they have friends in Canada who can issue an invitation letter this will be helpful in supporting the application.
Note: It is against the law for any visitors to work in Canada during their visit.