What is a Visitor Visa?
Visitor Visa or Temporary Resident Visa is an official travel document required to enter and tour Canada as a visitor.
The Visitor Visa is usually approved until the validity of applicant’s passport, but the person can only stay in Canada for at most 6 months upon their entry. The entries to Canada during the visa validity period, can be multiple. Most travelers require a visitor visa to reach Canada and transit through one of its airports.
Who Can Apply for a Visitor Visa?
You may travel to Canada if you meet the following requirements:
- In good health
- Have no criminal records
- Have enough money for your stay
- Own a valid travel document
- Prove to an immigration office that you will leave Canada once your visit ends
- Show an immigration office that you have ties that will help you reach back home
- You may pass a medical exam or need a letter of invitation from someone living in Canada
You are not allowed to apply for a visitor visa if you have
- Records of criminal activity
- Violated human rights
- Organized crimes
How Do You Apply for a Visitor Visa?
Once you’re sure you’re eligible, follow the steps below to apply for a visitor visit:
- Identify what documents you need to apply for a Visitor Visa during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Get the documents you need to meet the criteria of a visitor visa and Covid-19 travel exemption
- Create your account on the Government of Canada’s official website
- Upload your documents
- Pay your processing fees
- Provide your fingerprints and photo
Steps To Follow After Visitor Visa Application
Your application will process once you provide a complete application. You may also have to:
- Get a police certificate
- Get interviewed by Canadian officials in your country
- Pass a medical exam
- Send additional information