Most foreigners need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. The visitor visa lets you stay in Canada for up to 6 months at a time. It's a single-entry or multi-entry visa determined by visa officer.
A Canadian Visitor Visa is also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). It is for individuals who wish to enter Canada for tourism, leisure, business meetings, visiting family or friends, or attending conferences or events.
The Visitor Visa is applicable to individuals who are not from visa-exempt countries. Citizens of visa-exempt countries can travel to Canada without a visa but may still need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which is different from a Visitor Visa.
The Visitor Visa is typically valid for six months per entry, but the actual length of stay is determined by the immigration officer at the port of entry. In some cases, visitors may be granted multiple-entry visas, allowing them to enter and exit Canada multiple times within a specified period.
Applicants need to show invitations and/or a detailed plan of their travel, proof of funds for their travel and other supporting documents. Most applicants also need to provide their biometrics information (photo and fingerprints) to the Canadian government immediately after their application is submitted, however medical exams are not required.
If you would like to visit Canada, plan for your application ahead of time! The government processing time can be over a year when you apply from certain countries, though the average is several months.
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How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.
- 2Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment
First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.
- 4Visa Preparation and Submission
Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with an accurate application.
- 5Approval and Renewals
We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.
Some documents you will need to provide, and some documents we may prepare for you.
- Digital Photo of Visa Applicant
- Passport Biographic Page
- Proof of Funds
- Purpose of Travel
You might need the following documents based on your situation, or to enhance your application approval.
- Additional Documents Based on the Purpose of Travel
- Divorce Certificate
- Invitation Letter
- Marriage Certificate
- Minor Documents
- Passport Pages with Visas, Stamps or Marks
- Proof of Professional Activity
- Proof of Relationship
- Proof of Study