Business Visitor Visa to Canada
Business Visitor applications usually occur at a port of entry. For countries that are not visa-exempt, you will first need to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa to come to Canada. Upon your arrival, you will speak to an immigration official to apply as a business visitor. This is why having the correct documents can save you a lot of headaches when attempting to enter Canada as a business visitor. Many of our clients have faced disappointment and embarrassment at the port of entry and had to return home without being able to enter Canada as they were unable to satisfy an officer that they meet the requirements. This is why having experienced representatives do it right from the beginning will save you time and headaches.
Akrami & Associates will guide you every step of the way with this. Contact us for more details.
If you intend to submit your application without the support of a representative, there are a couple of factors you should keep in mind.
Other Basic Requirements
In order to visit Canada at all, regardless of your intention, you will need to satisfy an officer that you meet other basic criteria as a visitor. You must:
- have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
- be in good health,
- Convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country,
- convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
- have enough money for your stay. The amount of money you will need can vary depending on things like how long you will stay and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives.
You may also need a:
- temporary resident (visitor) visa, depending on your citizenship,
- medical exam and
- letter of invitation from someone within Canada.
This is just one way you can be a step ahead of the officer. Anticipating the officer’s needs usually comes with experience and knowledge on what to expect, another excellent reason why having a legal representative on your team can make all the difference.