Every year, millions of people visit Canada for many reasons. If you are intending on travelling to Canada for visiting a family or friend, you may qualify as a Visitor depending on your intended purpose in Canada.
A single entry visa will allow you to enter Canada once during the authorized time. If your temporary resident visa (TRV) has been approved for a three month period and you decide to leave one month into your stay in Canada, you will not be able to enter again using the same visa.
A multiple entry visa provides you the opportunity to enter Canada as many times during the duration of your visa. Therefore, if you receive a temporary resident visa for two months, you are eligible to come and go from Canada during that time without having to make another application.
Effective February 6, 2014, all visa applications are automatically considered for a multiple entry visa. Therefore, even if you apply for a single entry visa, you may qualify for a multiple entry.
You may (and any other accompanying foreign visitors) be required to have fingerprints and photographs taken at a biometric service collection point. It is important to note that you cannot have your biometrics taken prior to submitting your application. Either:
We encourage our clients to provide any supporting documentation that will help your application and speed up the process. The following is a list of documents we suggest you attach to you application (but not limited to):
In order to be considered a ‘Bona Fide’ visitor to Canada and obtain your Visitor Visa, there are many requirements that you will need to meet before you can successful. Even then, the success of your application will rely heavily on the documents you submit to support your claim.
Part of the application is demonstrating your strong ties to your home country. This will prove that it is reasonable to expect that you will return to your home country once your Visitor Visa has expired.
An officer reviewing your application will need to be convinced that:
If an officer is not satisfied of the above, you may face refusal or delays in your application as the officer may require additional documentation. That being said, applying for a visitor visa is often easier said than done. There are many factors to demonstrate and your supporting documents need to adequately demonstrate your ability to comply with the above.
If you have been sent by your employer to conduct Business Visitor related duties in Canada, your travels are critical to your employment. That being said, being successful in your application has an impact on your professional success. Applying as a Business Visitor is easier said than done. If an Officer is unsatisfied with your paper work, they have the discretion to refuse you entry.
We will assist you: