Visitors

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Visitors

Canada is a stunning country to visit year around. Visit the beautiful Rocky Mountain range on the west coast. Explore the dramatic bluffs and seaside culture of the East coast.

Visitors detail

The visitor visa class is the most common and straightforward of the temporary resident classes. It includes travelers, vacationers, tourists and people who are visiting friends, family and relatives for a short period of time. Visitors contribute significantly to the Canadian economy, and it is important to welcome them while ensuring the security and safety of all Canadians.

Most visitors to Canada are allowed a six-month stay from the date they entered Canada. However, there are some valid and legitimate reasons to extend your stay , and you need to get an approval to do so. This approval is crucial to maintain legal status and to leave your options open for future visits or to apply for Permanent Residence at some future date.

Certain foreign nationals are required to possess visitor visas if they wish to visit or travel through Canada. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not require a temporary resident visa. If you do not require a visa to come to Canada, a determination as to whether you are allowed to enter Canada will be made by a CBSA officer upon your arrival at the port of entry.

Foreign nationals who require a visa must make applications to a Canadian visa office . You must show that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act(IRPA) and Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and you will be in Canada for a temporary stay. The applicants need to meet  the following requirements:

  • Possess a valid travel document such as passport
  • Not criminally inadmissible
  • Be in good health. A medical examination may be requested
  • Have ties to your country of origin(i.e. job, family, home and property) that compel you to return upon the completion of your authorized stay
  • Satisfy the immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your trip

Have sufficient fund to cover for your trip; however, the amount vary depending on the purpose of your visit, how long will you stay or whether you will stay in a hotel or with your friends or relatives.

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