If you are interested to come to visit Canada, you need a visa. You have to apply for visitor visa if you do not live visa exempt country and it also known as temporary resident visa. There are two types of visitor visa and those are:
- A single entry visa
- Multiple entry visa
The both kind of visa are valid for certain period of time and cannot be used once it has expired.
A single entry visa
A single entry visa is one kind of temporary resident visa. Single entry visa allows you to come to Canada only one time. If you apply for single entry visa and you obtain a visa. When to enter Canada on a single entry visa it is valid for certain period and if you leave Canada before that time period, you cannot come back to Canada on the same visa. If you want to travel again Canada you have to obtain a new visa. However, you can travel to the United States and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
If you are travelling only United States and you are coming back directly to Canada, you do not need a new visa if your visa is valid. If your visitor visa has expired then you cannot come back to Canada, you need to get new visa.
Multiple entry visa
a multiple entry visa allow you as a visitor to come, stay an go from Canada for six months at a time, without having reapply each time. A multiple entry visa can be valid for up to 10 years, or one month before your passport expires, whichever is earlier. You must have to arrive Canada on or before the expiry date on your visa.
A multiple entry visa is good for those individuals who want to come to Canada frequently because it allows you to enter Canada several times. It is not possible to obtain a multiple entry visa for a period that ends after the expiry date of an individual’s passport. Citizenship and Immigration of Canada did not issue a visa more than 5 years a while ago. Since most of countries are increasingly issuing passports for periods of ten years or longer, so it make sense for them to increase the validity period of visas.
Not everyone who applies for visit visa will get one. The immigration officer has to look into you circumstance and then decide whether they will grant you a visa or not.
If you have a further question about multiple entry visa or single entry visa, give us call or send us email. We will happy to assist you on your matter. We can also help you out with your visa application.