Pivotal Immigration offer you our expertise in putting together a solid application for visiting Canada or drafting a letter of invitation to your relative or friend. We can help you if you have been denied a visa in the past or if you are already in Canada and want to stay longer. If you would like our help, we can assess your qualifications to obtain or renew this temporary visa.
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Every year, millions of people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends. Depending on where you live, you will need to meet certain entry requirements.
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.
A visitor visa will allow you to enter Canada to:
- visit Canada on holiday (vacation),
- visit family,
- conduct business, or
- study for less than 6 months.
To visit Canada, you must:
- have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
- be in good health,
- convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country,
- convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
- have enough money for your stay. (The amount of money you will need can vary. it depends on things like how long you will stay, and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives.)
You may also need a:
- temporary resident (visitor) visa, depending on your citizenship,
- medical exam and
- letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.
A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) 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 must obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) before your departure. You cannot obtain one upon arrival in Canada.
Should you have a U.S. Green Card, you do not need a temporary resident visa to travel to Canada. At the Canadian border, you will need to present your valid passport and Green Card.
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.