No, not everyone needs a Temporary Visa to visit Canada, some countries are exempt from needing a visa to travel to Canada. You must research and ask the immigration officer in the country that you reside in, if a visa is necessary. While some countries are exempt others are not, if the country requires a visa to visit Canada then you must apply to do so with all necessary documentation that is needed to apply for a Temporary Visa to visit Canada.
While you do not need a visa to visit transit Canada, you will need to show the immigration officer required documentation which will permit you to travel to Canada. You will need to show the immigration officer proof that you meet all the requirements that are needed to enter Canada, and they must be satisfied with the documentation that you are presenting them with. Further, a medical exam or police clearances may be required.
There will be a specific doctor that will be performing your medical exam these doctors are known as the panel physicians. These doctors are designated by CIC and are the only ones who are qualified to perform the required exams. If your exam is conducted by a doctor who is not a panel physician, it will not be accepted.
The panel physician will do a thorough examination, and may refer you to have a complete chest x-ray and any necessary laboratory testing. Once your medical exam has been completed, the panel physician will send the result of your examination to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) directly.
The panel physician is not permitted to make the final decision about your medical exam, Citizenship and Immigration Canada makes the final decision.
If there’s anything wrong in your medical exam, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will inform you about it in writing.
Whether or not you are required to have a visa to visit Canada, you may still be required to have a police background check, to see if you have any criminal record.
You can be denied a Temporary Visa for many reasons, such as insufficient funds in your bank account. You will need to show Citizenship and Immigration Canada that you have sufficient funds to travel, and take care of yourself for the length of time you are requesting.
If you are interested in obtaining a visitor visa, contact us. Visitor Visas are simple in theory but can be complicated in practice. Our team of skilled representatives know how to get the job done right.