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Visitor Visa

If you are a foreign national who wishes to visit Canada, you may need to apply for a visitor visa

or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

What is a visitor visa?

The website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows you to determine whether you require a visitor visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). An eTA is only required if you fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport. 

A visitor visa or eTA allows you to enter and remain in Canada for a maximum of 6 months. You may leave and re-enter Canada provided your visa allows multiple entries. You may extend your visitor status if all conditions remain the same.

The most common purposes of visiting Canada are:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Family visit & reunification
  • Short-term studies (less than 6 months)
  • Returning workers & students

In general, you are not allowed to pick up paid employment as a holder of a visitor visa or eTA. However, you may study in Canada if the duration of your study program ls less than 6 months.

If you are a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and want to visit them in Canada for more than 6 months, you may be eligible for a super visa.

Who is eligible?

In order to obtain a visitor visa, you must meeet these main requirements:

  • You have sufficient funds to pay for your trip and stay in Canada
  • You will leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for staying in Canada
  • You are not inadmissible to Canada (i.e., criminal background, health, etc.)
  • You meet other country-specific requirements

How I can help you

For a successful application for Canadian citizenship, it is crucial to meet all eligibility requirements and address any concerns regarding inadmissibility. I personalize my services for you based on your personal circumstances by:

  • assessing your eligibility for a visitor visa.
  • providing you with advice on how to meet eligibility requirements if you do not qualify yet.
  • helping you identify potential inadmissibility issues.
  • supporting you gaterhing necessary supporting documentation for your application.
  • guiding you through the entire process and provide advice and instructions as needed.
  • helping you avoid mistakes that may cause delays or refusal.
  • completing, preparing, organizing and submitting your application on your behalf.
  • being your voice to Canadian immigration authorities.For a successful application for a visitor visa, it is crucial to meet all eligibility requirements and address any concerns regarding inadmissibility. 
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