What is a Canadian Visitor Visa?

Visitor visa Canada or TRV is an official document showing that you meet the requirements of entering into Canada. However, depending on your country of citizenship, you may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) instead.

Visitor visa Canada is called a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). That is to say, it is a sticker document in your passport that you receive after your application is approved. To clarify, majority of travellers need a TRV or eTA to enter into Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issues the visitor visa at their inland or overseas offices.

What is the govt. processing fee?

For one applicant, TRV application processing fee is $100. The biometrics fee is $85 (if applicable). Further, if you need eTA not TRV the application fee is $7.

What is the processing time?

Processing time varies from country to country and office to office. Ensure your application is complete and accurate for a faster processing time.

How long can I stay in Canada?

On a visitor visa, most visitors can stay up to 6 months. A border service officer will decide how long you can stay in Canada. You can apply for extension if needed.

Can minors apply?

Children below 18 years of age will need additional documentation. Both parents need to provide a letter of authorization. Also, an adult custodian is needed.
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What are the limitations of a tourist visa?

Visitor visa allows you to enter into Canada. However, there are some restrictions on what you can or cannot do while being in Canada.

You are not allowed to work. Further, you may study in a program of up to 6 months length. Above all, Canada has plenty of natural beauty and fun places to enjoy. For example, Niagara falls, Banff National Park, CN Tower, Pacific Rim National Park are some of great places to explore.

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Am I eligible for a Canadian visitor visa?

There are some basic requirements one must meet before getting a visitor visa.
  • Firstly, you must have a valid travel document. For example, a passport.
  • You should be in good health.
  • Must not have any criminal background or immigration related convictions.
  • You should have enough money for the stay. The required money will depend on the duration of your visit and other arrangements.

Some people are not allowed

There are some situations where someone may not enter in Canada.
  • Previous criminal activities.
  • Involvement in organized crimes.
  • Serious health issues or communicable diseases.
  • Human rights violations.
  • Having inadmissible family member.
  • Misrepresentation