Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions. Do I need a Temporary Resident Visa? Persons who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may require a visa to enter Canada. The requirement for a visa also applies to temporary residents who are transiting in Canada.
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The instruction guide: has information you must know before you submit your application, and explains how to fill out the forms and gather your supporting documents. Read the instruction guide completely and then fill out each of the applicable forms. The forms are designed with questions that will help the processing of your application. Symbols used in this guide This guide uses these symbols to draw your attention to important information: What you must do to have your application processed.
Important information that you need to know to avoid delays or other problems. Where to get more information. Note: Tips that will help you with this application. Before you apply Who may use this application guide?
Use this application guide if you wish to apply for a temporary resident visa from outside Canada. Note: The processing time of an application may vary from one visa office to another.
Find out more about application processing times. Who are Visitors? Visitors are persons who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and are legally authorized to enter Canada to: visit Canada on holiday vacation , visit family, Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions.
Do I need a Temporary Resident Visa? Persons who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may require a visa to enter Canada. The requirement for a visa also applies to temporary residents who are transiting in Canada. Find out if you need an eTA. What is a Temporary Resident Visa? A Temporary Resident Visa TRV , also referred to as a visitor visa, is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident either as a visitor, a student, or a worker.
You cannot obtain one upon arrival in Canada. What are the requirements you must meet for a TRV? You must also: satisfy an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, show that you have enough money to maintain yourself and your family members in Canada and to return home, not intend to work or study in Canada unless authorized to do so, be law abiding and have no record of criminal activity, not be a risk to the security of Canada, provide any additional document requested by the officer to establish your admissibility, and be in good health complete a medical examination if required.
What if I was previously granted permanent resident status? If you have ever been granted permanent residence or landed immigrant status in Canada, you may still be a permanent resident. We cannot issue you a TRV if you are a permanent resident. If you meet the requirements for a travel document, you can return to Canada as a permanent resident. If you no longer want to be a permanent resident, or if you know you do not meet the requirements to keep your permanent resident status, you can voluntarily give up renounce your permanent resident status in order to apply for a TRV.
Voluntary Renunciation of PR status applications must be sent in a separate envelope by mail to the visa office. Entry to Canada Important information: Entry to Canada is a privilege, not a right. You must meet the necessary requirements and you may need a Temporary Resident Visa. Family member definitions Your family members include your spouse or common-law partner, your dependent children and any children that are their dependent children.
Spouse Refers to either of the two persons opposite or same gender in a marriage legally recognized in the country in which it took place, as well as in Canada. Proxy, telephone, fax, internet and similar forms of marriage where one or both parties were not physically present are no longer considered as valid spousal relationships under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. For more information, consult Operational Bulletin Common-law partner Refers to a person who is living in a conjugal relationship with another person opposite or same gender , and has done so continuously for a period of at least one year.
A conjugal relationship exists when there is a significant degree of commitment between two people. This can be shown with evidence that the couple share the same home, support each other financially and emotionally, have children together, or present themselves in public as a couple. Common-law partners who have been in a conjugal relationship for at least one year but are unable to live together or appear in public together because of legal restrictions in their home country or who have been separated for reasons beyond their control for example, civil war or armed conflict may still qualify and should be included on the application.
This is usually the date we received your application. Not sure if your child is a dependant? Check if your child qualifies by answering a few questions. Dependent child of a dependent child Refers to children of dependent children of the applicant and those of the spouse or common-law partner, if applicable. Do I have to apply separately for my family members? Family members must complete their own application forms.
However, you may submit your applications together online or at a Visa Application Centre VAC and use one payment receipt for the total amount. Your spouse or common-law partner and children must meet all of the requirements for temporary residence in Canada. Are there medical requirements?
If you plan to visit or study for six months or less: You usually do not need a medical exam. If you plan to visit or study for more than six months: You will need a medical exam if you: have lived temporarily for six or more months in a row in any of these countries or territories in the one year immediately before the date you want to enter Canada.
This applies even if you are a citizen of a country that does not need a visa to enter Canada. You and your family members may need a medical exam to come to Canada. Find out more by checking the Medical examination requirements for temporary residents. You may either: have an upfront medical exam by contacting a Panel Physician; or wait until your application is reviewed and medical instructions are given to you by the visa office.
Get the instructions to complete the medical exam. When medical results are submitted up front, routine cases benefit from faster processing since we do not have to ask for them at a later date. This is done at your own cost and does not influence the final decision on your application. If you have an upfront medical exam, you must submit proof that you completed the medical exam with your application. Failure to do so may result in processing delays. Biometric fingerprints and photo requirements You may need to appear in person to have your fingerprints and photograph biometric information taken at a biometric collection service point.
If your family members are also applying, they may need to appear in person to have their biometric information taken as well. As of December 3, , you need to give biometrics when you apply from within Canada. You can go to a designated Service Canada location.
Find out if you need to give biometrics. Note: If you need to give biometric fingerprints and photo, you do not need to include paper photos with your application. How often do you give your biometrics You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years. Find out if your biometrics are still valid and when they expire by using the Check Biometric Status Tool. When to give your biometrics If you submit your application online or by mail.
You can give your biometrics after you: pay for and submit your application and biometric fees, and get a biometric instruction letter BIL that will direct you to a list of official locations you may choose from.
You are encouraged to give your biometrics as soon as possible after getting the BIL. If you submit your application in person at a visa application centre VAC You may be able to book an appointment in advance to give your biometrics at the same time that you submit your application at a VAC.
Where to give your biometrics You need to book an appointment to give your biometrics at one of these official biometric collection service points. Can I work or study during my stay in Canada?
Visitors are not allowed to work or study in Canada unless they are authorized to do so under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. In many cases, a work or study permit will be required. A temporary resident may also take a program of study up to six months duration without having to obtain a study permit.
Information about the parent and grandparent super visa About the super visa On November 4, , we announced a temporary pause on all new sponsorship applications for the parents and grandparents category. With the introduction of this pause, we implemented a long-term Temporary Resident Visa TRV for applicants seeking to visit their child or grandchild who is either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Important information: Applicants who do not require a visa must also submit an application to the visa office. Who may apply for a super visa? To apply for the super visa you must either be the parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Note: You cannot include your dependent children in this application. Only your spouse or common-law partner is eligible to accompany you under this provision.
What must I do to obtain a super visa? In order to obtain a super visa, you will need to apply at a visa office and provide: a letter of invitation from your child or grandchild residing in Canada. To register or login, visit My Account. Most recent copy of the T4 or T1 Original letter from employer stating title, job description and salary Employment insurance pay stubs If self-employed, a letter from an accountant confirming annual income Proof of other sources of income pension statement, investments, etc.
You may be required to appear in person to have your biometric fingerprints and photo biometric information taken at a biometric collection service point. You will be required to undergo a medical examination. What must my child or grandchild do to meet the LICO minimum? In the letter of invitation they must calculate their family size. This factor determines the amount of income required to provide care and support for you and your spouse, if applicable.
They may use the table below to calculate the family size: Your child or grandchild counts: Themselves; Their spouse or common-law partner; Their dependent children; any person they may have sponsored previously and for whom the sponsorship agreement and undertaking are still in effect. They count the number of persons they will be supporting: You, and Your spouse or common-law partner, if applicable. The total represents his family size. They look at the LICO in the Income Table in this guide to determine if they meet the minimum required for their family size.
Step 1. Gather documents What documents are required? Some visa offices may require additional supporting documents specific to your country. For further information, check the Application for a Visitor Visa page.
Application for Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa - TRV)
Due to service disruptions related to COVID, we are experiencing difficulties receiving and processing applications submitted by mail or in person at a VAC. You need to give your biometrics In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo biometrics after you apply. Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works. Biometrics and the application process We refer to your fingerprints and photo as biometrics. We collect biometrics for most applications. Find out what happens from when you submit your application to when you get to Canada and where biometrics fits in the process.
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The instruction guide: has information you must know before you submit your application, and explains how to fill out the forms and gather your supporting documents. Read the instruction guide completely and then fill out each of the applicable forms. The forms are designed with questions that will help the processing of your application. Symbols used in this guide This guide uses these symbols to draw your attention to important information: What you must do to have your application processed. Important information that you need to know to avoid delays or other problems.