CANADA VISITOR VISA (OR) TOURIST VISA


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  •  Each year more than 50 lakh people visit Canada either as a student, tourist, temporary worker, dependent, permanent resident.

  •  A Visitor has to meet entry requirements based on the purpose of their visit.

  •  Applicants need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to visit Canada.

  •  Visitors are not allowed to work on this Visa and must leave Canada before the Visa expires.

  •  An applicant can visit Canada along with their family members. And every applicant above 18yrs must meet entry requirements.

  •  This Visa is also called as Visitor visa and Travel visa. They are officially known as Temporary Resident Visas or TRVs.

  •  Canada Visitor Visas are issued for temporary immigration service and do not constitute a route to permanent settlement.

  •  Canada visitor visa is strictly a temporary visa, to enter Canada and applicant is obligated to return to their country of residence on or before the expiry of their Canada visa.

Eligibility requirements to apply for the Canada tourist visa or Canada visitor visa


  •  Applicants must show that they have enough funds to support themselves and their family members for the entire period of their visit.

  •  Applicant must not intend to seek or undertake a job.

  •  Applicant should not have any criminal record or criminal convictions

  •  An applicant may have to take a medical examination.

  •  Canada Sponsor or relative should provide an invitation letter.

  •  Applicant &their family members should have a valid passport.

  •  Applicants should have Good Health

  •  Applicant must convince the visa officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit.

  •  Applicant must have enough money to spend. How much money you show, depends on the days you are going to stay in Canada.

  •  You may need an Invitation from Canada.

Basic Features of the Canada Visitor Visa/Canada Tourist Visa


  •  The Canada visitor visa, allows you to travel throughout Canada and visit Canada's many attractions

  •  You can visit family and friends.

  •  In Visitor Visa applicant is allowed to do short courses such as English, French, etc., duration of the course should not be more than six months

  •  On a Visitor visa, the applicant can meet prospective employers or recruiters for employment opportunities

Canadian Visitor Visa Benefits

After Applicant’s Canada visit, next time when they apply for any other advanced country visa, like USA, UK Australia, etc., this will become a good credit history and enhances the chances to get the visa and it will become easy to get the visa.


Following are the categories of visit visas:


1.A single Entry Visitor Visa:

  •    This visa allows the applicants to visit Canada only once for 6 months.

  •    The applicant can apply for an extension of 30 days before the expiry of the original visa when they are in Canada.

2.Multiple Entry Visitor Visa:

  •    In this visa category, applicants can travel to and fro from Canada many times until the visa is valid.

  •    While applying for the visa the applicant must specify the date how long he/she want to stay

  •    The visa grant period depends on the visa officer.

3.Transit Visa:

  •    This Visa category is designed for the people transiting through Canada on the way to another destination.

  •    The length of stay should not be more than 48 hours.

4.Business Visitor visa:

  •    Business Visa category allows the applicants to visit for a Business purpose only, for about 6 months or more.

  •    The applicant can apply for an extension of 30 days before the expiry of the original visa when they are in Canada.

5.Spouses and Dependants:

  •    Spouse, common-law partner, and dependent children over 18 years of age must apply for a visa individually and meet the eligibility criteria of this visa.

  •    Upon grant of Canada Visitor Visa, Consulate provides the visa sticker on your passport.

Visa cost: 100 $

PROCESSING TIME: 2 - 4 weeks

How to apply:


  •   Fill the required application forms

  •   Prepare the required documents

  •   If you do not want to take chances with your Visa, you can take professional assistance with Visa Cart.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CANADA VISITOR VISA AND TOURIST VISA?

  •  The tourist visa is applied for Tourism purposes. The Applicant has fixed Itenary.

  •  Whereas a Travel visa has – a purpose and prove,

  •  Why you are visiting Canada? Examples:

    1.   Visiting Canada to attend an end-of-life ceremony or funeral.

    2.   Visiting Canada to attend an event.

    3.   Visiting Canada to be present during the final moments of the life of a loved one.

    4.   Visiting Canada to care the critically ill person

    5.   Visiting Canada to visit family member under the family stream

WHY YOU HAVE TO TAKE EXPERTS ASSISTANCE:

  •  Most of the Visitor visas are refused because applicants do not provide the documents and evidence required for the Visa officer.

  •  An applicant has to convince the Visa officer's expectations and guidelines.