One of the Temporary Resident Visa that allows a person to travel to Canada with an intent to return back to their home country.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) ETA:

Citizens of few countries are exempt from the requirement to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). For these individuals, the government of Canada has introduced what is known as electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

This is to ensure systematically screening of individuals from visa exempt countries for admissibility and other crucial checks. The new eTA system aims to provide worry less travel for such individuals by completing an online form before departure.

Note: The eTA is now compuslory for those citizens do not require a TRV who are entering Canada by air. Exceptions to this include citizens of the United States, who do not require a TRV or an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), and Green Card holders in the United States, who need an eTA to come to Canada, regardless of their nationality.

Ensure to confirm the information, procedure, processing time and other required criteria before coming to Canada or applying ETA.

Complete list of countries requiring ETA or TRV can be found here:

Visitor Visa for Visit or Tourism Purpose:

It is one of the temporary resident visa issued to visit Canada on a temporary basis for the tourism purpose and then the person would return back to their home country. 

Visitors can come and visit to Canada anytime of the year for tourism purpose but Summer is the best time to visit and explore the beauty of Canada. Canada remains on top of the list of places that people desires to visit. Like we again say, all season are popular in Canada for Tourism.

How long you can stay?

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. If you need a stamp, you can ask a border services officer for one. If you arrive at an airport that uses primary inspection kiosks, ask the border officer after you finish at the kiosk.

Requirements for Visitor Visa (Tourism) for Canada:

There are many pre qualifying criteria to decide what would be the requirements for applying for visitor Visa.

Few important factors would be the Purpose of visit, current travel document held, status in Canada if any, family members (as defined by IRCC) in Canada, Childrens or grandchildrens in Canada, intended length of stay, income and strong family ties back home.

How to apply: Paper application or Online

Cost per application is $100 exlcuding biometric charges.

Processing time: depends on the country of application and number of applications received by IRCC

Can you extend visitor visa? 

Yes you can extend your stay in Canada provided you are eligible to doso.

It is recommended to apply for extension atleast 30 days before the expiry of current validity. Please contact us for further assistance or information.

What are the factors important for visa approval? 

The visa officers would determine the application based on various important factors like funds available, strong home ties, intent to visit, previous travel history, relatives in Canada, duration of visit, relatives in Canada, invitation letter from the host in Canada. The officer would always make a discretionary deicision on it.

Further information: Please contact us on to enquire about eligibility, Our consulting fee and any other queries you may have in this regards.

Remember it is not compulsory to hire an immigration consultant but if you have any concerns or not confident on process or criteria then it is highly recommended to get in touch with us. Do not risk your application with DIY application.

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