Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions. Do I need a Temporary Resident Visa? Persons who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may require a visa to enter Canada. The requirement for a visa also applies to temporary residents who are transiting in Canada. For more information, see our list of Countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors. What is a Temporary Resident Visa?
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Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions. Do I need a Temporary Resident Visa? Persons who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may require a visa to enter Canada.
The requirement for a visa also applies to temporary residents who are transiting in Canada. For more information, see our list of Countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors. What is a Temporary Resident Visa? A Temporary Resident Visa TRV is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident either as a visitor, a student, or a worker.
Important information. You cannot obtain one upon arrival in Canada. You must also: satisfy an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, show that you have enough money to maintain yourself and your family members in Canada and to return home, not intend to work or study in Canada unless authorized to do so, be law abiding and have no record of criminal activity, not be a risk to the security of Canada, provide any additional document requested by the officer to establish your admissibility, and be in good health complete a medical examination if required.
Entry to Canada Important information. Entry to Canada is a privilege, not a right. You must meet the necessary requirements and you may need a Temporary Resident Visa.
Family members Your family members include your spouse or common-law partner, your dependent children and any children that are their dependent children.
Spouse Refers to either of the two persons opposite or same sex in a marriage legally recognized in the country in which it took place, as well as in Canada. Common-law Refers to a person who is living in a conjugal relationship with another person partner opposite or same sex , and has done so continuously for a period of at least one year. A conjugal relationship exists when there is a significant degree of commitment between two people.
This can be shown with evidence that the couple share the same home, that they support each other financially and emotionally, that they have children together, or that they present themselves in public as a couple. Common-law partners who are unable to live together or appear in public together because of legal restrictions in their home country or who have been separated for reasons beyond their control for example, civil war or armed conflict may still qualify and should be included on the application.
Dependent children Refers to the children of the applicant or those of the spouse or common-law partner. They must: be under the age of 22 and not have a spouse or common-law partner, or depend substantially on the financial support of a parent and have been continuously enrolled and in attendance as full-time students in a post-secondary institution accredited by the relevant government authority since before the age of 22 or since marrying or entering into a common-law relationship, if this happened before the age of 22 , or depend substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22 and be unable to provide for themselves due to a medical condition.
Dependent child of a dependent child Refers to children of dependent children of the applicant or those of the spouse or common-law partner. Your family members who also wish to visit Canada must apply by filling out their own temporary residence form Temporary Resident Visa, study permit or work permit. However, you may send all family member application forms in the same envelope with only one payment receipt for the total amount.
Your spouse or common-law partner and children must meet all the requirements for temporary residents to Canada. Medical requirements You and your family members may be required to undergo a medical examination in order to come to Canada.
Find out more by checking the Medical examination requirements for temporary residents. You may either: undergo an upfront medical examination by contacting a Panel Physician; or wait until your application is reviewed and medical instructions are provided to you by the visa office. Get the instructions to complete the medical examination. Note: When medical results are submitted up-front, routine cases benefit from faster processing since we do not have to request them at a later date. If you choose to have an upfront medical exam, you must submit proof that you completed the medical examination with your application.
Failure to do so may result in processing delays. Biometric requirements You and your family members may be required to appear in person to have your fingerprints and photograph biometric information taken at a biometric collection service point. All family members who are required to have their fingerprints and photograph taken and who are applying together should go to the same biometric collection service point.
Find out if you are required to provide biometrics. You must not have your biometric fingerprints and photo taken before you submit your application. You can have your biometrics collected:.
Applying for Temporary Resident Visa (IMM 5256).pdf
Find out more about the protection of your biometric information. Check the correct box to tell us if the telephone number is from Canada, the United States US or Other any other country. Examples of post-secondary education: Your imm i,m, including biometric fingerprints and photograph, if given: What must my child or grandchild do to meet the LICO minimum? Read the instruction guide completely and then fill imm each of the applicable imm Use this guide to apply for: Failure to do so may result in processing delays. Type the following information about the person s or institution sincluding schools you intend to visit during your stay in Canada:. This form must be completed by each person applying for a Temporary Resident Visa to visit Canada.
Application for Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa - TRV)
Due to service disruptions related to COVID, we are experiencing difficulties receiving and processing applications submitted by mail or in person at a VAC. You need to give your biometrics In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo biometrics after you apply. Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works. Biometrics and the application process We refer to your fingerprints and photo as biometrics. We collect biometrics for most applications.