A Canada Tourist Visa is an official document issued by a Canadian Visa Office which is attached to your passport. It is proof that you have met the requirements to enter the country as a temporary resident (either as a visitor, a student, or a worker). It is officially referred to as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
There are two types of Visitor Visas for Canada:
- Single entry visa: Single entry visas are granted for a period of up to 6 months
- Multiple-entry visa: Multiple-entry visitor visas are granted for up to 10 years or one month prior to the expiry date on the passport or re-entry visa (whichever date comes first).
The visa requirements for Canada tourist visa are:
- A valid passport
- Proof of good health
- No criminal history or immigration-related convictions
- Proof that you intend on returning to your home country (stating you have ties such as a job, home, financial assets or family)
- Proof of funds to sustain you during your stay
- Intended duration of your stay and temporary residence
What are the Different Options Available for Visitor Visas?
You can apply for a visitor visa in the following capacities:
The Super Visa is specially designed for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to visit family for an extended period. Super Visa allows them to stay in Canada for up to 2 years without the need for any extensions.
A Business Visitor can visit Canada to engage in business activities that do not directly contribute to the Canadian labour market. A Business Visitor Visa allows you to expand your business networks, attend business conferences or events.
Visa extensions are required once your previous authorization is about to expire. Visa extensions can be applied by visitors, study permit holders, and work permit holders. A visa extension must be applied 30 days before your current visa expires.
Temporary Travel Document:
Canada issues temporary travel document to permanent residents who have lost their PR card and want to return to Canada. They must verify their identity and fulfil residency obligations to be eligible. A permanent resident travel document (PRTD) is valid for single entry and allows you to enter Canada by a commercial vehicle.