Visitor Visa

Eligibility of Canadian Visit Visa

Millions of tourists visit Canada each year. More than 35 million people each year visit Canada to take advantage of its many opportunities, including visiting friends and family. If you temporarily visit Canada, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). If you are a citizen of a country that does not require a visa, you may need Electronic Travel Authorization (Eta) to board the plane.

The Canada Visitor Visa is a document issued by a Canadian Visa Office. To approve this application, you would need to prove that you meet the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident. The first step regarding the TRV application process is determining whether you need one before entering the country. This article provides all the information you need to know about applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa.


Canada Visit Visa Requirements

There are a few basic requirements you must meet to qualify for a TRV, including:

  • Must have a valid travel document like a passport.

  • No criminal record or immigration problems

  • Convince an immigration officer that you have ties to your home country- such as a job, a house, financial assets, or family.

  • Convince the immigration officer that you will leave Canada after your visit.

  • Demonstrate proof of financials. You would need to provide evidence that you have enough funds to pay for transportation costs and for your stay in Canada.


Canadian Tourist Visa Application Process

The application process for a Canada Visitor Visa consists of multiple steps:

  • Select correct government forms and checklist online

  • Fill out the visa application form and attach all required documents.

  • Pay the visa process fee by certified check or bank draft.

  • Bring your passport and other documents to your nearest Canadian Visa application center (VAC).

  • Provide your fingerprints and a photo (biometrics).

  • Receive passport request (visa approval).

  • Submit your passport to the Visa application center (VAC)

  • Get the tracking number from the application center.

  • Follow your application online by using this number.


Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You need a credit card and a scanner to apply online for a Canada travel visa.

  • Travel documents must be for children under 18 years old, and the exact entry requirements as adults. The border services officer may ask for other documents if the child travels alone or with someone. Find out what special requirements apply to minor children.

  • Your visa application may require you to:

    • Visit your country’s officials for an interview.

    • Please send me more information.

    • Examine your health.

    • Certificate of police clearance.


The documents you’ll need for a Canada tourist visa.

If you are applying for a TRV, you must have the following documents.

  1. You must be able to prove your ties to your country of origin.

  2. You must include proof of funds.

  3. You will need an ID such as a passport or a county resident card.

  4. You will need an invitation letter from the person who invited you to Canada.

  5. Proof that you will only stay in Canada for a short period

Please note that you may need additional documents and information. Individuals must obtain a TRV before they depart from their home country. Individuals can’t obtain a TRV when they arrive in Canada.


Frequently asked questions about Canadian Visitor Visa:


Q.1 How long does it take to process a visitor visa?

Ans: The processing time for a visitor visa can vary by the country from which the applicant is applying. A Canada Visitor Visa typically takes between a few days and a few weeks to process. If you are applying from within Canada, processing takes only 12 days.

Q.2 How Long Can I Stay on a Tourist Visa?

Ans: Generally, visitors to Canada have a six-month stay limit. Immigration border services can allow you to stay at the port of entry for a shorter or longer period. You’ll receive a passport with the date you need to leave. The immigration officer may also give you a visitor record, indicating when you must depart.

Q.3 What’s the process for extending a Canadian Visitor Visa?

Ans: If you wish to stay in Canada longer than the expiration date of your visa, you can file for an extension. Fill out the IMM 5708 form to request an extension. The visitor record will be issued if your application for an extended stay in Canada is approved. A visitor record is a document that specifies the length of your stay in Canada.

Requirements to Extend a Canada Visitor Visa;

  • You have to be a Canadian

  • Make sure you have a valid passport for the whole trip.

  • To submit Form IMM 5708, you must pay the associated fee.

  • To ensure that your visitor permit is valid, you must ensure that any other permits you hold (studying or working) will not interfere with it.

Q.4 How to Restore Canada Visitor Visa

You will no longer be able to extend your current visitor visa once it expires. You will need to apply for a restoration of your immigration status if you wish to remain in Canada. You must apply for a Restoration of Status within 90 days of the expiration date of your visitor visa.

Restoration Requirements

  • Pay the restoration fees.

  • Provide information about:

    • Your reasons for staying in Canada

    • Current proof of Canadian status

    • Proof of your ability to support yourself in Canada

    • Dates and times of your departure from Canada.

    • Demonstrate that you are a temporary resident of Canada.

Getting Professional Immigration Help Is Important

The process of applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa seems straightforward. Still, some applicants apply without seeking the help of an immigration lawyer, believing that they can do it on their own. It is more likely that TRV applications will only be allowed if they are adequately prepared. There is a high standard. Incorrectly filled-out forms most often cause application denials.

There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to achieve your dreams because you crossed an ‘i’. By working with a professional immigration consultant, you can increase your chances of getting your TRV application approved.

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