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Everything You Have Ever Wanted to Know About the Visitor Visa Application

Everything You Have Ever Wanted to Know About the Visitor Visa Application

Visitor Visa Application

Are you interested in traveling to Canada to visit a friend? Perhaps you have a family member that you have not seen for many years and you want them to come to Canada for a visit. Or maybe you have an upcoming business conference in Canada but not sure what you need to do to get a visa to enter Canada. Whatever your reason for wanting to travel to Canada, this blog how to get a visitor visa may be of use to you.

What Is a Visitor Visa

A visitor visa or type of temporary resident visa that will be issued for persons who have demonstrated to a Canadian visa officer that they meet the requirements to enter Canada as on a temporary basis – or as a Visitor. The person will need to exit Canada at the end of his or her authorized stay.

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Visiting Canada with a Visitor Visa

Visiting Canada with a Visitor Visa

Traveling to Canada

Are you considering a trip to Canada? Do you come from a visa-exempt country? Is your trip only of a brief nature? Every year over 35 million people travel to Canada. The purpose of these visits can range from wanting to see relatives and friends, attend to a business trip, or maybe just for simple tourism. If you do come from a visa-exempt country and are trying to visit Canada, you must apply for a visa; specifically a visitor’s visa, before even being able to board the plane. All applicants must keep in mind that there is a difference in visa applications and the correct entry must be selected and sent in, in order to avoid any future disappointments from happening. If you or someone you know wants to visit Canada for any of the aforementioned or related reasons, continue reading this article in order to find out crucial information that could be beneficial for you. Let us help you in applying for the right visa today!

What is a Visitor’s Visa

In order to apply for a visitor’s visa, also commonly coined as a temporary resident’s visa, the purpose of your visit must be of a brief nature. This is because in order to successfully acquire this temporary document, you must be able to prove to an immigration officer that you will be leaving promptly after your requested time of stay within the country. Temporary resident visas, depending on whether it is a single or multiple entry applicant, will usually only allow visitors to enter the country once and stay up to approximately a 6 month period maximum. One must also be able to display that they meet the requirements and proof through an invitation letter when applying for a visitor’s visa application.

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The difference between an eTA and a Visitor Visa

The difference between an eTA and a Visitor Visa

Traveling to Canada

Are you considering traveling to Canada, but are unsure on whether or not you are eligible to enter? Do you have trouble deciphering between an eTA and a visitor visa and which application would be applicable to you? In this blog, you will be informed about an eTA and whether or not you need an eTA. You will also be informed on the differences between a Visitor Visa and an eTA and how to qualify and meet the requirements of each.

What is an eTA

An eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is an entry requirement for those foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air, who are visa-exempt. This entry requirement is valid for up to 5 years or until your current passport expires. Since your eTA is linked electronically to your passport, you will need to get a new eTA once a new passport has been issued. An eTA is not necessary to travel within Canada. It allows those holding one to travel as many times as they want into the country for up to 6 months at a time.

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Visitor Visa Requirements

Visitor Visa Requirements

Applying for a Visitor’s Visa

Canada has always been known to be an accepting country of visitors. A visitor’s visa is a stamp on your passport which proves that you are cleared by the Canadian government to be allowed into the country. Canada accepts visitors from all backgrounds and creeds with due process. This means that if you take the necessary legal steps to apply and receive a visitor’s visa, you should have no problem obtaining a visitor’s visa. This article will talk about who needs a visitor’s visa, how to extend a visitor’s visa, and a visa overstay welcome.

Basic Travel Requirements for a Visitor’s Visa

In order for you to begin your application process, you must ensure that you oblige by this checklist to ensure that your application will run as smoothly as possible. These are the requirements:

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Preparing for a Visitor Visa Application

Preparing for a Visitor Visa Application

How to Prepare a Visitor Visa Application

Do you want to visit Canada for a short period of time? If this is the case for you, you might need to apply for a temporary resident visa in order to visit Canada. If you are from a visa-exempt country, you may only need to apply for an eTA (electronic travel authorization), if you are flying to Canada. An eTA gives you permission to board your flight which will land at a Canadian airport. A visitor visa gives permission to citizens from non-visa-exempt countries the permission to enter Canada. This article will cover how to apply for a temporary resident visa, for those individuals who must go through this extra step, before being permitted to enter Canada.

Step 1: Gather Documents

Always start by collecting all the necessary documents, which will have to be submitted with your application for a temporary resident visa. You application must include the following, but is not only limited to these documents.

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Information about Electronic Travel Authorizations

Information about Electronic Travel Authorizations

FAQ’S About Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA’s)!

Though this regulation was brought in in early 2016, many people are still unfamiliar with the concept of an electronic travel authorization, otherwise known as an eTA. Many individuals would not have had to apply for an eTA if the last time they boarded a plane headed for Canada was before 2016. If this is the case for you, and you’re from a visa exempt country, prior to 2016, you did not have to obtain any special documents to travel to Canada, other than your travel document or passport. Though, you now must obtain an eTA to travel to Canada if you are from a visa-exempt country. If you are from a non-visa exempt country, the requirements for you remain the same; you must have a valid visitor’s visa to enter Canada. So, if an eTA is something you’ll have to think about for your nest trip to Canada, continue reading this article to learn about all the common questions individuals usually want to ask, when applying for an eTA.

Q: Is an eTA just like a Temporary Resident Visa/ Visitor’s Visa?

There are some similarities, and some differences. The biggest similarity is that both authorize you to travel to Canada for a temporary period of time. Though, the application process for an ETA is much different than that of a Visitor Visa. The entire application process for an eTA will take no more than a couple of hours, and you should receive an approval via email within 48 hours of applying, though this is not always the case. A visitor visa application can take several days to complete, and several weeks to receive an approval.

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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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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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How Do I Submit My Application?

How Do I Submit My Application?

If you are planning to apply for a Visitor Visa, then you have two options. You can submit you application through two ways and those are:

  • Once you have completed your Visitor Visa application then you can submit your application online. Submitting an application online typically has a much faster processing time.

Before you start your application online you need to have an account with Citizenship and Immigration (CIC).

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What Is A Visitor Visa?

What Is A Visitor Visa?

A temporary resident (visitor) visa is a travelling document which allows you to enter into Canada whether it is as a tourist, for visiting family and friends, or for business purposes. To enter Canada you may need a visitor’s visa depending on your citizenship.

What do I need to apply?

To qualify for a visitor visa you must have the following:

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Single Entry Visa vs Multiple Entry Visa Canada

Single Entry Visa vs Multiple Entry Visa Canada

Visitor Visa for Canada

If you wish to visit Canada, you may either get a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa through the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) program also known as Visitor Visa.

The first thing you should determine before applying to enter Canada is whether or not a visa is required of you.  Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides a list of countries whose citizens require a visa to enter.  Some countries whose citizens require a visitor visa are Brazil, Morocco, and Vietnam.

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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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