General Visit Visa Guide
General Visit Visa Guide
1. Over View of Visit/Tourist Visa of Canada
Canada has much to offer visitors. It borders on three oceans, has towering mountains, countless lakes and a friendly cosmopolitan culture. Under the Tourist Visitor visa, foreigners can come and visit Canada for a short duration of time. This visa allows applicants to come and visit Canada along with their dependent children. Applicants must intend to come to Canada to visit and refrain from engaging in work or study and respect the terms of their entry to Canada.
You can Apply for Tourist visa if,
You want to Visit Canada
You want to Spent your Vacations
You want to travel anywhere throughout Canada
You are from a country that’s not Exempted from Visa Requirements
You want to register for short courses relating to courses of areas of general interest and self-improvement or to learn English or French.
2. Eligibility for Visit Visa of Canada:
To visit Canada
you must have:
Enough Money for your stay.
Letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.
You may also need a:
Temporary Resident (visitor) visa, depending on your Citizenship.
3. Documents Required for Visit Visa
2 Passport Size Coloured Photographs
Bank Statement of 90 Days showing you have Enough Money for your Entire Stay.
4. Fees for Visit Visa of Canada
Visitor visa – maximum fee for family
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)
Extension of Authorization to stay in Canada as a visitor (temporary resident)
Note: To be eligible to pay the maximum fee of $500 (in Canadian dollars), family members must all apply at the same time and same place.
5. Stay Duration on Visitor Visa:
The duration of your stay in Canada will be decided by the immigration officer at the Port of Entry (airport or highway border crossing).
The usual amount of time is six months from the day you arrive.
6. What you Can and Cant do on Visitor Visa:
Study a short 6 Months Course
Travel around the Canada
Stay at any Hotel in Canada
Get Public Funds
Stay more than your Visa Limit
You can Ask the Immigration Officer for the visit Visa Restrictions.
7. What you can bring with you:
As a visitor, you can bring certain goods into Canada for your own use as “personal baggage”. Personal baggage includes clothing, camping and sports equipment, cameras and personal computers. This also includes your mode of transportation, including vehicles, private boats and aircraft.
You must declare all goods when you arrive at the first CBSA port of entry. Our border services officers conduct examinations of goods being imported or exported to verify declarations. If you declare goods when you arrive and take them back with you when you leave, you will not have to pay any duty or taxes. These goods cannot be:
- used by a resident of Canada;
- used on behalf of a business based in Canada;
- given as a gift to a Canadian resident; or
- disposed of or left behind in Canada.
The border services officer may ask you to leave a security deposit for your goods, which will be refunded to you when you export the goods from Canada. Should this occur, you will be issued a Temporary Admission Permit. We will retain a copy and give you one for your records. When you leave Canada, present your goods and your copy of the Temporary Admission Permit, to the border services officer, who will give you a receipt and your security deposit will be refunded by mail.
8. What you cant bring with you:
The importation of certain goods is restricted or prohibited in Canada. To avoid the possibility of penalties, including seizure or prosecution, make sure you have the information you require before attempting to import items into Canada.
The following are some examples of restricted or prohibited goods:
Firearms and weapons: You must declare all weapons and firearms at the CBSA port of entry when you enter Canada.
Food, plants, animals and related products: All food, plants, animals, and related products must be declared. Food can carry disease, such as E. coli. Plants and plant products can carry invasive alien species, such as the Asian Long-Horned Beetle. Animals and animal products can carry diseases, such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth.
Explosives, fireworks and ammunition: You are required to have written authorization and permits to bring explosives, fireworks and certain types of ammunition into Canada.
Vehicles: Vehicles include any kind of pleasure vehicles such as passenger cars, pickup trucks, snowmobiles and motor homes, as long as you use them for non-commercial purposes. There are many requirements that apply to the importation of vehicles.
Consumer products: The importation of certain consumer products that could pose a danger to the public (e.g., baby walkers, jequirity beans that are often found in art or bead work) is prohibited. Canadian residents should be aware of consumer products that have safety requirements in Canada. Many of these safety requirements are stricter than requirements of other countries.
For more information on restricted/prohibited goods, consult Visitors to Canada and Other Temporary Residents or our publications specific to Importing a Firearm or Weapon Into Canada and Importing a Vehicle Into Canada.
9. Extend your Stay in Canada
You can Expend your Supper Visa , but you should Apply 30 Days before the Expiry Date of your Visa.