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Extending your Temporary Resident Visa in Canada

Extending your Temporary Resident Visa in Canada

Coming to Canada as a Visitor

Canada is one of the most popular countries that people tend to travel to. Some travel to Canada to visit their friends and family, whereas some travel to enjoy Mother Nature that Canada has to offer. In order to visit Canada, you will need to apply for a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) if you are not from a visa-exempt country. However, visitor visas have their expiration dates. Once your visitor visa expires, you need to exit the country immediately. If you would like to extend your stay in Canada, you definitely have the option to do so. In this blog, you will learn about the basics of applying for a visitor visa extension.

Visitor Visa Extension Process

If you would like to extend your visitor visa, you will need to apply for the extension at least thirty days before your current status expires. If Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada approves your application to extend your stay in Canada, you will receive a visitor record. A visitor record is a document that says how long you can stay in Canada. It will include an expiration date and a date that you must exit Canada by.

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Information about a Temporary Resident Visa

Information about a Temporary Resident Visa

What is a Temporary Resident Visa

The temporary resident visa, as known as visitor visa, is an official entry document that is stamped in your passport. Having a temporary resident visa means you meet the requirements needed to travel to Canada. More specifically, a temporary resident visa allows foreign nationals to remain in Canada for up to six months. Unfortunately, a temporary resident visa does not allow foreign nationals to work in Canada or to study for programs of 6 months or more. In this blog, you will learn information about what a temporary resident visa is and how to apply for one.

Types of Temporary Resident Visa

There are two types of temporary resident visa that can be issued: single-entry and multi-entry.

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Comparing Super Visa and Temporary Resident Visa

Comparing Super Visa and Temporary Resident Visa

What Type of Visa Will I Need to Come to Canada

Do you plan to visit Canada in the future? If you do, it is important for you to understand that the things you’ll need to do to prepare, depend entirely on your specific circumstances. For example, it will matter whether you are travelling from a visa-exempt, or a non-visa exempt country. It will also matter what you intend to do while you’re in Canada, and how long you wish to stay. In this article, we will discuss different processes individuals who would like to visit Canada most commonly go through.

WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA

A temporary resident visa (TRV) is often also referred to as a visitor’s visa. A temporary resident visa is needed for any individual who comes from a non-visa exempt country and would like to visit Canada. A temporary resident visa will generally allow you to stay in the country for a 6 month period maximum. It is very important to review your approved temporary resident visa carefully, to ensure you understand exactly how long it permits you to stay in Canada. Also, a temporary resident visa only allows you to enter the country once, and then stay for up to 6 months. You are not permitted to leave and re-enter the country, unless you apply for and receive an approved multiple entry visa.

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How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

Steps on How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

Are you a foreign national and have the desire to travel to Canada? If this is the case, and if you are a foreign national that comes from a non-visa-exempt country, you must first apply for a Temporary Resident Visa in order to travel and enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a Visitor Visa, is a document that will essentially permit you entry into Canada as a visitor for the validity period of the issued visa. Thankfully, Temporary Resident Visas are now only issued as multiple-entry and single-entry visas are no longer issued. Therefore, in this article, I will explain how to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa, who needs a TRV and other important factors to consider if you are applying for a TRV.

Do I Require a Temporary Resident Visa to Enter Canada

A Temporary Resident Visa is intended for foreign nationals from non-visa-exempt countries that would like to travel and enter Canada. Furthermore, the visa will then allow the foreign national proper authorization to enter Canada through multiple-entries for a temporary period. It is important to note that Temporary Resident Visas are also known and referred to as Visitor Visas; the terms are interchangeable.

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Visitor Visas Questions and Answers

Visitor Visas Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers for Visitor Visas

In this article, I will address questions and answers for Visitor Visas. This is intended for you to better understand what can ensue when you are in the process of applying for a Visitor Visa to Canada. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for a Visitor Visa, then I suggest you read our article on “How to Apply for a Visitor Visa to Canada” before reading this question and answer article. This article is intended to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to any immigration matters regarding Visitor Visas.

Q: Does everyone that would like to visit Canada require a Visitor Visa?

A: No, not everyone that would like to visit Canada requires a Visitor Visa. Depending on which country you are coming to Canada from, this will determine whether you need a Visitor Visa or not. If you come from a visa-exempt country, you will not need a Visitor Visa to enter Canada. In contrast, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in order to enter Canada. For individuals that come from a country that is not visa-exempt, they will require a Visitor Visa prior to travelling to Canada. Keep in mind, you will need to receive your eTA, or your Visitor Visa, prior to travelling and entering Canada.

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How to Apply for a Visitor Visa to Canada

How to Apply for a Visitor Visa to Canada

Steps on How to Apply for a Visitor Visa

Have you always dreamed of visiting Canada but are unsure of how to go about doing so? Many foreign nationals from all over the world have the desire to come to Canada to visit the country’s beautiful landscapes and tourist destinations. However, many of these foreign nationals also come from countries which require a visa to enter Canada successfully. It is important to recognize that there are specific requirements and documentation that you must provide in order to obtain a visitor visa. In this article, I will explain who needs a visitor visa in order to enter Canada, eligibility requirements for a visitor visa, how to apply for a visitor visa and further steps.

What is a Visitor Visa and Why Do I Need One

A visitor visa is created and intended for foreign nationals from countries that are not visa-exempt and would like to come to Canada. Additionally, the visitor visa will then give these foreign nationals proper authorization to enter Canada for a temporary period. Visitor visas are also referred to as Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs). Most importantly, in order to determine whether you will need a visitor visa prior to arriving and entering Canada, you must research whether your country of birth is visa-exempt or not. If your country of birth is visa-exempt, then you will not require a visitor visa prior to entering Canada; on the other hand, you will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Yet, if your country is not visa-exempt, then you will require a visitor visa prior to travelling and entering Canada.

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How Can I Bring my Girlfriend to Canada

How Can I Bring my Girlfriend to Canada

Steps in Bringing your Girlfriend to Canada

Do you want to be reunited with your girlfriend in Canada but are unsure how you can do so? This is a very common question asked by people in relationships that are not considered common-law relationships. It is important to note that if the relationship does not qualify as a common-law relationship or the couple is not married, unfortunately, they would not be able to apply through sponsorship. However, there are other options for girlfriends or boyfriends of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Therefore, in this article, I will explain in detail, what options are available for you to bring your girlfriend to Canada and how to apply for the specific application.

Different Options for your Girlfriend to Come to Canada

As previously mentioned, because you cannot sponsor your girlfriend to Canada through a spousal or common-law sponsorship, you must rely on a temporary resident visa for your girlfriend to come to Canada. For instance, you can either apply for a visitor visa, a work permit or a study permit. Of course, this entirely depends on why your girlfriend would like to come to Canada. However, if your girlfriend does not intend on working or studying in Canada, then she will have to apply for a temporary resident visa.

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Requirements of Visitor Visa

Requirements of Visitor Visa

Visitor Visa Requirements:

If you are interested to visit Canada, you need a Visitor Visa or Temporary Resident Visa. You cannot enter Canada if you do not have a visa. In order to obtain a visa you have to be qualifying for that and you have to meet the certain requirements of visitor visa. There are following requirements of Visitor Visa:

  • You have to have a valid travel document, such as your passport;

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Steps to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

Steps to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa

If you are interested in applying for a Temporary Resident Visa then you need to follow a few steps to complete your application accurately.

There are four steps to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa.

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Do I Qualify For Temporary Residence?

Do I Qualify For Temporary Residence?

If you are interested in visiting Canada and come from a country which is not visa exempt, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa. There are different classes of temporary residents and If you want to apply under the temporary class then you have few options.

Temporary Resident Visa Classifications:

  • Visitor visa
  • Work permit
  • Study permit, and
  • Super visa

Visitors

Visitors include Travelers, Tourists, Vacationers, Family members, and Friends. If you want to visit Canada then you can apply a Visitor Visa.

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How to Apply for Temporary Resident Visa for Canada

How to Apply for Temporary Resident Visa for Canada

If you wish to come to Canada for a vacation, to visit family, or on business, you may be required to apply for a temporary resident visa. A temporary resident visa will show that you meet the requirements for admission into Canada and are authorized to stay in Canada for a specified amount of time.

Steps to Apply for Temporary Resident Visa

There are four steps in a temporary resident visa application process. These steps are,

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Visitor Visa Temporary Resident Visa TRV

Visitor Visa TRV for Canada

Canadian Visitor Visa Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)

Canada attracts people around the world for its many reasons for visiting purposes. In order to obtain visitor visa you must get temporary resident permit (TRV) which similar visitor visa. What most people don’t know is that getting TRV could get difficult. In order to be eligible applicant you have to satisfy Canadian Visa officers at your Canadian Consulates or Embassies that you are suitable candidates for the Visa. What Visa Officers are required to consider in making decisions whether to grant or deny your applications could be the following:

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Temporary Resident Visa TRV

Temporary Resident Visa Visa for Canada

Canada’s immigration system is comprehensive and generous at the same time. It allows foreign nationals the opportunity to come to Canada whether it be for business, work, study, or pleasure. However, Canada’s immigration is nuanced and thorough. This means that you must ensure that you are always in compliance with the Immigration Act and Regulations and with the conditions of the legal status you have been granted to enter Canada.

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Temporary Resident Visa TRV FAQs

Canadian Visa TRV

What is the difference between single entry and multiple entry visas?

A single entry visa will allow you to enter Canada once during the authorized time. If your temporary resident visa has been approved for a three month period and you decide to leave one month into your stay in Canada, you will not be able to enter again using the same visa.

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