Visitor Visa

Would you like to visit Canada for a temporary purpose such as business, to see friends or family, or tourism? Well, unless you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country, then you will need to apply for and obtain a temporary resident visa (Canadian visitor visa) at a Canadian visa office.  

In your application for a temporary resident visa, you will need to provide documentation to satisfy the Canadian Immigration Authorities of the following:  

  • you have ties to your home country, such as a job, house and family, that are strong enough to motivate you to return to your home country;
  • you will leave Canada at the end of your visit; and
  • you have enough funds to support yourself while in Canada.

Generally, Canadian visitor visas are issued for a six month period. You may apply to extend your visitor status. Most visitors to Canada are not allowed to work or study in Canada without a valid work or study permit.  

You should note that your application may be refused if you are inadmissible to Canada for medical, security, or financial reasons. 

Parent and Grandparent Super Visa:

As of November 5, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has placed a temporary hold on the acceptance of new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents for a period of two years. However, they have created the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa which is a multiple-entry visa that allows visits to Canada on a temporary basis for up to two years.

 

Visa Exempt Countires.

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia (Republic of), Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, and Western Samoa

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