can i travel to canada on visitor visa

by Dr. Phyllis Schoen Published 2 years ago Updated 1 year ago

What is a Canadian visitor visa?

Canada's Visitor Visa, or Canadian Tourist Visa, is required for applicants who want to enter Canada on a temporary basis, whether it be to visit family or see the country as a tourist. There are two types of Canadian Visitor Visas, one for single entry and another for multiple-entry use.

How long does it take to get a visitor visa in Canada?

A person applying from India, for example, can wait approximately four months for a Canadian visitor visa.

Why Visit Canada?

As the second-largest country in the world, Canada has no shortage of breathtaking natural wonders and cosmopolitan cities for travellers to explore . From coast to coast, the country offers authentic experiences and opportunities for cultural immersion. There is a rich history that has melded together colonial and indigenous traditions to form a diverse immigrant society.

How long is a single entry visa valid?

Single entry visas are granted for a period of up to 6 months while the maximum validity date for multiple-entry visitor visas is up to 10 years or one month prior to the expiry date on the passport or re-entry visa (whichever date comes first). You'll only need a multiple-entry visa when travelling in and out of Canada, for example, you may land in Canada, travel to countries in South America, and fly back to Canada again to travel home from there.

What is a valid travel document?

A valid travel document; Be in good health; No criminal record or immigration-related convictions; Proof of ties in home country such as job, family, financial assets to prove you will return home; Sufficient fund for your length of stay in Canada; Be admissible to Canada.

When will Canada open visas?

Canada will open applications for visitor visas on September 7, 2021. However, only visitors who qualify for the fully vaccinated travel exemption will be allowed to enter Canada. See the above-listed requirements.

When will Canada allow visitors to work in Canada?

On August 24, 2020 , the IRCC introduced a new COVID-19 policy that allows visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer to apply for an employer-specific work permit and if approved can start working without leaving the country.

How long do you have to wait between flights to visit Canada?

Note: If you have more than 48 hours between international flights OR if you decide to visit Canada, you need to apply for a visitor visa.

How long do you need a green card to travel to Canada?

For travel by car, train, bus or boat (including cruise ships) for a stay in Canada of 6 months or less you need a valid Green Card or an ADIT stamp in your passport.

How long does it take to get a visa in Canada?

Application processing times for immigration programs typically run a few months with the quickest processing time being six months for the Express Entry system and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

When will Canada open its borders?

As of September 7, 2021, the borders were opened to all travellers who have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.

What test is taken on arrival in Canada?

On-arrival COVID-19 test: Take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. There's an exception for travellers who arrive in Canada by water.

When will Canada ban flights from Morocco?

Canada has banned all commercial and private passenger flights arriving in Canada from Morocco until at least September 29, 2021.

Can foreigners enter Canada?

Certain foreign nationals with authorization to enter Canada such as international students with study permits can enter Canada. See the full list below.

Is Canadian visa a government agency? is a private recognized immigration agent and is not affiliated with the Canadian Government.

Do you have to travel for non-discretionary purposes in 2021?

As of August 9, 2021, U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents don’t need to be travelling for a non-discretionary purpose if they have proof that they are fully vaccinated. Those who aren’t fully vaccinated are required to be travelling for a non-discretionary purpose.

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