Coming into Canada for a temporary period, either for a visit, work or to study may require a Visitor Visa. And, since a Visitor Visa is so essential, you don’t want to leave the application process up to chance. If any information is missing or incorrect, your immigration case may be delayed or even denied.
Niren & Associates has helped prepare thousands of immigration and visa applications, including countless successful Visitor Visa cases. When you become our client, we work closely with you to ensure every step of the process is completed properly and comfortably.
Applying for a Visitor Visa and What You Should Know
It should be noted that when applying for a Visitor Visa, that you must satisfy the criteria set by a visa officer. This would include:
• Proof that your intentions in Canada are temporary and that you will leave once your visitor status has expired. • The demonstration of sufficient ties to your home country • Proof in your ability to financially support yourself during your stay.
The Different Types of Visitor Visas
Visitor visas come with different “features” and it is crucial to know which is best suited for your desired visit.
Single Entry Visas – These visas are intended for one entry to Canada only. If you leave Canada and wish to return, you will have to apply for another visa unless you are traveling to the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Multiple Entry Visas – These visas allow people to leave and return to Canada during the validity of their visas. Visa Extensions – If you are in Canada on a visitor visa and wish to apply for an extension of your visitor status, you can do so at a Canadian immigration office within Canada but you should do so before the expiration of your visitor status. Generally visas are issued for a six month period.
The many benefits of obtaining a Visitor Visa in this country outweigh the opportunity loss of not obtaining this important document. Our expert immigration team in Vancouver is here to help you with your application for a Visitor Visa.
I really appreciated the guidance you gave me for my Visitor Visa application, and the instructions you gave me on which documents were needed. I respect you for being completely honest and sincere with me as to what my chances were and how I could improve those chances. – Shreyank O.
Visitor Visa Exemptions
• Citizens of Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Republic of Korea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu, Western Samoa and Zimbabwe; • Persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence who are in possession of their alien registration card (USA Green Card) or can provide other evidence of permanent residence. • British citizens and British Overseas Citizens who are re-admissible to the United Kingdom; Citizens of British dependent territories who derive their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization in one of the British dependent territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena or the Turks and Caicos Islands; • Turkish citizens traveling on a diplomatic passport; and • Persons holding passports or travel documents issued by the Holy See.
However, if you’re not amongst the exempted then it may be in your best interest to seek legal representation.
July 14, 2009: Visitors from Mexico Now Require Visas Citizens of the following countries DO require a Visa to VISIT or TRANSIT Canada:
Central African Republic
China, People’s Republic
Congo (The), Democratic Republic of
Congo (The), People’s Republic of
Israel (only Israeli citizens holding valid Israeli orange “Travel Document in Lieu of National Passport”)
Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)
Pacific Islands, U.S. Trust Territory
Sao Tome e Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates