A visitor visa is often referred to as a Canadian tourist visa. Read the information we have provided below to learn if you require a visitor visa to travel to Canada. Then, fill out our online assessment form and we will get back to you to discuss your visitor visa eligibility.
What is a Visitor Visa?
A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a visitor visa or Canada Tourist visa, is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident (either as a visitor, a student, or a worker).
What You Need to Know About Visitor Visas In Canada 2021
Canada is home to millions of visitors each year. In fact, more than 35 million people visit Canada every year to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends. If you wish to come to Canada for a temporary purpose like a vacation, or to visit family or friends, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa, unless you are a citizen from a “visa exempt” country like the USA or Australia.
Canadian Visitor Visas allow those foreign nationals to visit Canada with the freedom to reunite with friends, family, or even just explore a new country.
Application for a Temporary Resident Visa
A Temporary Resident Visa is often referred to as a TRV in our industry. You will most likely need to file Form IMM 5257. Form IMM 5257 is used by individuals who want to apply for a TRV to visit Canada for a temporary purpose such as tourism, visiting family or friends, or business trips.
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Documents Required For Canada Tourist Visa
There are five major documents you are required to show when applying for a TRV.
Note that each immigration case is a little different depending on your specific situation, but generally, you should have the following documentation when applying for a ‘Temporary Resident Visa’ in Canada.
1. Canada Visitor Visa Checklist
2. Proof of your ties to your home country
3. Proof of funds for your visit to Canada
4. ID such as a passport or county resident card
5. A letter of invitation from the person inviting you to come to Canada
6. Proof that you will be staying in Canada only on a temporary basis
Disclaimer: There may be other documents and information that you may need.Individuals must obtain a TRV before departure from their home country. Individuals cannot obtain a TRV upon arrival in Canada.