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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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