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Canada Visit Visa

CANADA VISIT VISA

Swifter and easier processing of Canada Visitor Visa with Global Migration Services

To enter Canada temporarily, you will need a visitor visa that is also known as a Temporary Resident Visa unless you’re from a visa-exempt country. Whether you wish to visit Canada for studies, to reunite with family, as a tourist, or as a temporary worker, you will need a visitor visa. With years of experience, Global Migration Services makes the Canada Visitor Visa application process simpler and swifter for you, increasing your chances of obtaining the visa. Since our inception, we have helped hundreds of individuals and families in Dubai and the UAE in getting the Canada Visitor Visa and materialize their temporary trips to the beautiful country. If you too wish to go on a short trip to Canada, the GMS experts are here to help.

Types of Canadian Visitor Visas

  • Single-Entry Visa: As the name suggests, the single-entry visa allows travellers to enter the country once only. However, the bearers of a valid US visa are allowed to enter Canada multiple times from the US till the Canadian visa lasts.
  • Multiple-Entry Visa : With a multiple-entry visa, you can exit and re-enter Canada multiple times till the visa lasts. In each visit, you will be allowed to stay in Canada for six months after which you will be required to make an exit which can be brief or a long one. The validity period for Canada multiple-entry visas can be up to 10 years but is at the discretion of the visa issuing authority.

    NOTE: The applicant doesn’t get to choose the visa type when applying; instead, they’re automatically considered for either of the visas depending on their unique cases.

  • Transit Visa : If you have a stopover of 48 hours or less in Canada en-route to a different country, you will require a Transit Visa. There’s no fee for transit visa and can be issued both as single- or multiple-entry visa. To be granted this visa, the applicant must produce their onward ticket and visa.

    As mentioned before, the validity of the visitor visa is determined by the visa officer. Usually, a single-entry visa should last for six months while multiple-entry visas can be valid for up to 10 years. It is important to note that the validity date is for entering the country, not leaving it. It must also be understood that visa validity cannot exceed the validity of your passport. So, if you are planning to visit Canada, make sure that your passport has ample validity period before it expires. In case it is expiring soon, it is advisable to get it renewed so you can take full advantage of your Canada Visitor Visa.

The visa validity is determined by a visa officer. Single-entry visas are normally valid for six months, and multiple-entry visas may be valid for longer periods. The validity date is the day by which you must enter, not leave, Canada. The officer at the Port of Entry will determine the length of stay allowed.

We cannot issue visitor visas with a validity that exceeds the passport validity. So if your passport will expire soon, you may want to renew it before you apply for your Canadian visa.

Please note that the decision on the validity of the visa is made by the Visa Officer. On occasion, the Visa Officer may issue a single entry visa when a multiple entry visa has been requested. As in the case of refused applications, there are no refunds in this type of case, as the fees charged are for the processing of the application and are not based on the outcome of the application.

  • A Parent and Grandparent Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status. To obtain a Super Visa, the applicant must be admissible to Canada and meet certain additional requirements.

Basic requirements for a visitor visa

The applicant must have a valid passport with ample validity period. To improve your chances of acceptance for Canada Visitor Visa, your visa officer must be convinced that you will not overstay your visa validity and will leave the country in time. You must also commit to and abide by all conditions of admission to the country.

In reaching a decision, an officer considers several factors, which may include:

  • The applicant’s travel and identity documents
  • The reason for travel to Canada and the applicant’s contacts there
  • The applicant’s financial means for the trip
  • The applicant’s ties to his or her country of residence, including immigration status, employment and family ties; whether the applicant would be likely to leave Canada at the end of the authorized stay.

CHECKLIST and DOCUMENTS to SUBMIT:

  • Any document not in English or French must be accompanied by a translation.
  • Failure to submit all required documentation may result in the refusal of your application or processing delays.
  • False statements or submission of fraudulent documents will result in immediate refusal and potentially legal action. • When submitting your completed and signed application form, be sure to include the last page (page 5 of 5) that will contain your data in barcodes.

You must submit the following:

  • Application for a Temporary Resident Visa made Outside of Canada (IMM 5257)
  • Family Information from (IMM 5645). • Add any required supplementary forms.
  • Two passport photographs for each applicant. Write the name and birth date of the individual on the back.
  • Processing fee – ensure that you have paid the correct non-refundable fee.
    Valid passport from each person requiring a visa. The validity of a visa cannot go beyond the validity of the passport. Include all cancelled or expired passports, if applicable.
  • Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) if someone is assisting you in completing your application or you would like someone to do business with our office on your behalf.

Proof of Employment such as:

  • Letter from employer confirming salary and length of employment and/ or employment contract.
  • Leave granting letter from employer
  • Salary statements.
  • Business licenses and/or registration.

Proof of Personal Funds such as:

  • Income Tax Returns from the past two years and/or bank statements books from the past three months.

NEW: In order to ensure timely processing you must include a one page summary of the financial information you are submitting.
DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS UNLESS REQUESTED.
If applicable, please also submit:

For business visitors:

  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian Business.
  • Proof of ongoing business activities between the Canadian company and applicants such as contracts

Shipping orders, invoices and/ or bills of lading.

For visits to Family and/or Friends* :

  • Letter of invitation and/or statutory declaration (affidavit) of support.
  • Proof of immigration status of inviter (copy of Canadian permanent resident card, passport, citizenship card or work/study permit.
  • Financial documentation of the inviter (Notice of Assessment, T4, proof of employment, bank statement).

*Note: Some hosts/sponsors may prefer not to provide their personal information directly to the applicant for submission to the Visa Office. In this case, please enclose a note to this effect. Please be advised that this may lead to slower processing in some cases.

For Tourist visitors:

  • Detailed itinerary including proof of air ticket and hotel booking.
  • Copy of Seaman’s Book.
  • Cover letter from employing company that includes local phone number and address.

For Religious Workers:

  • Invitation letter from host organization.
  • Relevant educational, training and employment documentation.

Minor children traveling with one parent :

  • Notarized consent for minor to travel and passport copy from non-accompanying parent.

APPLICATION FORMS:

Source: http://www.vfs-canada.co.in/visaapplication.html

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