"If you are coming to Canada as tourist,visiting friends or family or travelling for business, you may need a temporary resident visa."
Canada welcomes more than 35 million temporary residents (non-immigrants) each year.
Unless they are citizens of a visa-exempt country, individuals who wish to enter Canada for a temporary purpose, such as tourists, temporary foreign workers (work permits) and international students (study permits) must apply for and be granted a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
The TRV is a document issued by a Canadian Immigration Visa Office outside Canada, showing that the holder has satisfied the requirements for admission to Canada as a visitor. Temporary Resident Visas may be for single entry or multiple entries.
As a general rule, tourists are admitted for a period of six months. Temporary foreign workers and international students are admitted for varying periods of time, as determined on a case-by-case basis. Extensions may be applied for within Canada.
It is important to note that possession of a valid Temporary Resident Visa does not necessarily mean that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Officer at the Canadian Port of Entry will admit the visitor into Canada. At the Port of Entry, all visitors must demonstrate that the purpose of their visit to Canada is of a temporary nature. Citizenship and Immigration Canada Officers at the Port of Entry will deny admission to all persons who, in their opinion, do not intend to leave Canada at the expiry of their visitor status.
In addition, criminality and medical issues may prevent a visitor from entering Canada. Visitors to Canada must also be able to prove their ability to support themselves during their intended temporary stay in Canada.
We are professionally capable of working on the following visas under temporary visa categories.
have a valid travel document, such as a passport, be in good health, have no criminal or immigration-related convictions, convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country, convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and have enough money for your stay. (The amount of money you will need can vary. It depends on things such as how long you will stay, and whether you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.)
You may also need a: medical exam and letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.
In addition to the basic requirements, most visitors need a valid entry document.
Find out if you need an eTA or a visa.
There are different requirement if you are applying from outside Canada or applying from inside Canada.
Please call our office to know further details.
To qualify the applicant must be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; be found admissible to Canada, provide a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada who meets a certain economic threshold, prove that they have bought Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year; and complete an immigration medical examination.