To enter Canada as a tourist, you are essentially requesting to visit Canada. Whether this is for tourism, to visit friends and family, attend a meeting etc. you are collectively understood to be a visitor. Depending on your country of origin, you will need a Visitor Visa. The technical term for a Visitor Visa is a Temporary Resident Visa.
In order to qualify for the Visa and be considered a Temporary Resident of Canada, you will need to satisfy an officer of a few requirements.
Some of these requirements are listed below:
- As you are applying for temporary status you must satisfy an immigration officer assessing application that you leave Canada at the end of your stay,
- you must demonstrate that you have enough money to maintain yourself and your family members, should they be accompanying you, while you are in Canada as well as sufficient funds to return home,
- you must demonstrate your intent in Canada whether it be visiting a friend or family, vacationing, etc.,
- you must also satisfy an officer that you do not intend to work or study in Canada unless otherwise authorized to do so by acquiring the appropriate status documents to those ends,
- you must be law-abiding and have no record of criminal activity,
- not be a risk to the security of Canada or Canadian citizens,
- you may be required to provide any additional documentation requested by an immigration officer assessing your application in order to determine whether not you will be allowed to enter Canada, are a
- be in good health
The most important aspect of this application is to demonstrate ties of your home country and by doing so demonstrate that you will exit Canada when your authorized period of stay has ended.
This can be a difficult task if you lack certain documentation or do not know what documentation is relevant. Contact us to find out how we can help you build the strongest possible case.