Need a Visitor Visa for Canada?

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.

Contact today for a consultation with one of our Immigration Lawyers in the Vancouver, BC. area.

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.

Contact today for a consultation with one of our Immigration Lawyers in the Vancouver, BC. area.

July 14, 2009: Visitors from Mexico Now Require Visas Citizens of the following countries DO require a Visa to VISIT or TRANSIT Canada:

A

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

B

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia-Hercegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina-Faso

Burundi

C

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China, People’s Republic

Colombia

Comoros

Congo (The), Democratic Republic of

Congo (The), People’s Republic of

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

D

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

E

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

EritreaEstonia

Ethiopia

F

Fiji

G

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

H

Haiti

Honduras

I

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel (only Israeli citizens holding valid Israeli orange “Travel Document in Lieu of National Passport”)

Ivory Coast

J

Jamaica

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea, North

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

L

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania

M

Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)

Malagasy Republic

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

N

Nepal

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

O

Oman

P

Pacific Islands, U.S. Trust Territory

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Q

Qatar

R

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

S

Sao Tome e Principe

Senegal

Seychelles, The

Sierra Leone

Slovak Republic

Somalia

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Surinam

Syria

T

Tadjikistan

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

U

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

V

Venezuela

Vietnam

Y

Yemen

Yugoslavia

Z

Zambia