Depending where you are from, Electronic Travel Authorization or Temporary Resident Visa may be required when entering Canada for the purpose of tourism or visiting family. Both from overseas and in Canada, you can apply. To see whether you would need a visitor visa to enter Canada, please check out the visa requirements. With the exception of United States, other visa-exempt countries need to fill out an Electronic Travel Authorization before their departure to Canada.
Temporary Resident Visa
A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is a document issued by a Canadian Immigration Visa Office, showing that they are able to enter Canada as a visitor. When you arrive, a border services officer will ask to see your passport and other documents. You must convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into Canada. To fully satisfy their concerns, the visitor must be able to prove their ability to support themselves during their stay in Canada and must have evidence of strong ties to the country that they are arriving from. A typical TRV is for a six months stay and is a multiple-entry visa.
Extension of TRV
If you are in Canada and want to extend your stay, you can extend your TRV. However, this application to extend must be submitted as soon as you can before your TRV expires. You must need a valid reason as to why you want to stay longer and as well as how will you support yourself during your extended stay. You can extend it as many times as you like, but it’s a seperate process each time and you must show that it is still temporary.
Electronic Travel Authorization
An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport. An eTA must be submitted before you enter Canada and it must be valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. Like in TRV, when you arrive in Canada, a border services officer will ask to see your passport and other documents. You must convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into Canada.
The reason you may want to retain our firm to assist you in obtaining a visitor’s visa, is because unlike thousands of applicants every day trying to come to Canada, who only after spending all day in line at the embassy find out that their application has been rejected, you want to make sure yours doesn’t.