Canada Tourist Visa is a temporary Canadian immigration option that allows tourists to visit Canada for the purpose of tourism and leisure. A Canada tourist visa is also known as Canada visitor visa or Canadian Temporary Resident Visa (TVR). The Canada tourist visa is granted for a maximum period of six months
Canada tourist visas are of two types
Single entry visa
Multiple entry visa
Both the visas are valid for a fixed period and cannot be used after they expire.
A single entry visa allows the visa holder to enter Canada just once. After the visa holder leaves Canada, except for travelling to the United States and St. Pierre and Miquelon, he or she will need a new visa to enter Canada again. If the tourist is travelling to the United States (including its Territories and Possessions) or St. Pierre and Miquelon, he or she will not need a new visitor visa to return to Canada.
A multiple entry visa allows a visitor to come and go from Canada for six months at a time, without having to reapply each time. The multiple entry visa can be valid for up to 10 years, or one month before the visa holders passport expires, whichever happens earlier.
Eligibility Criteria for Canada Tourist Visa
In order to meet the eligibility criteria for a tourist visa, you will need to prove to the immigration authorities the following things:
You have a valid passport
You are in good health
You have the financial resources means required to pay for your expenses while in Canada
You have a residence outside Canada and other binding ties that will ensure your return home after your visit to Canada
You plan to remain in Canada for a specific and limited period of time
You intend to leave Canada at the end of your visit
You have no intention to seek or undertake employment while in Canada
You have no criminal record
You do not pose a security risk
You agree to abide by the laws of the land
You may be required to undergo a medical examination
Steps to follow to apply for Canada Tourist Visa
Before you apply for Canada tourist visa, read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the CIC website to be sure that you are eligible for the same. Once you are sure that you are eligible for application, you can go ahead with the following procedure:
Step 1: Determine how you will apply
You can apply in either of the two ways for a tourist visa.
Apply Online -
To apply online you should have access to a credit card and a scanner or camera in order to be able to create electronic copies of your supporting documents.
Apply on paper -
To apply on paper download the application form for your visa and the relevant checklist and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 2: Fill out the tourist visa application form
Read the instruction guide and carefully fill up the application form. Note that the completed application must include the barcode page. Your application may be returned or refused if you do not provide all the requested information, documents and fees.
Step 3: Pay the processing fee
Pay the fees for your visa application. Fees must be paid via bank draft or certified cheque. You must refer to the fee schedule for current fees and bank draft details. Note that you must check this webpage again just before paying for the latest information on visa application fees.
Your application fee will not be refunded if your visa application is refused.
The conversion into Indian currency is based on current conversion rates which may change.
Disclaimer : AWICS is authorized to provide visa consultancy services that guide with world immigration options, such as guiding for relevant documentation for visa filing, assessing the eligibility criteria for applicant. We work with licensed immigration advisors; all the official fee payment if any and form purchasing will be done from the government offices directly as we don't sell anything that can be procured from any government office. The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of respective countries. All applications will be assessed in accordance with immigration visa rules and guidelines. AWICS has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
Copyright 2014 Aspire World Immigration Consultancy Services