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More than 20 million people visit Canada every year to enjoy the many opportunities that our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends. If you wish to travel to Canada for a temporary purpose, such as a vacation, or to visit family or friends, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa, unless you are a citizen from a “visa exempt” country like the USA.
Most travellers need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport.
What you need depends on:
If you do not have the proper documents, such as an eTA or visa, you may be delayed or prevented from boarding your flight to Canada.
Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada.
At the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document, called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by.
If you don’t get a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
You must meet some basic requirements to get a visitor visa. You must:
If you are in Canada on a visitor visa and wish to apply for an extension of your stay in Canada, you need to get visitor record. It doesn’t matter if you entered Canada using a visitor visa, electronic travel authorization (eTA) or another document. If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a visitor, you need a visitor record.
If you want to extend your stay as a visitor, you should apply at least 30 days before your current status expires.
No one can guarantee how long it will take for the Canadian government to process your TRV request, but in order to prevent disappointment, we recommend that you submit at least 2 months in advance of your scheduled departure from Canada. It can be done faster with guidance of professional immigration help. One or more of the following factors could delay the processing of your application:
Although it might seem uncomplicated to apply for a TRV, some applicants apply without obtaining any assistance from an immigration specialist, assuming that they can handle it themselves. There is potentially a greater probability of rejection for TRV applications in situations where the application is not adequately planned. The norms are very high. We find that the number one reason why applications are rejected is because forms are not filled out correctly. With the assistance of trained immigration consultant, you will improve your chances of getting approval for your TRV applications.