Temporary Visit Visa


Canada is a beautiful country and a destination for thousands of visitors who like to explore the country or come to meet their family or friends. Most of the visitors require either a temporary visitor visa (TRV) or the electronic travel authorization (eTA) to visit Canada. There are some requirements which every applicant must fulfill in order to be eligible for TRV or eTA.

Both programs are dedicated for the people who are going to be in the country for a short stay. There is no program in this category that will guarantee a longer stay in Canada. RedBird Immigration is here to help you at every step of the process in achieving your immigration goals. Contact us today to start the process to meet your immigration needs in a cost-effective way!

How does It works

A Visitor Visa, officially known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is a temporary immigration option where people can visit the Canada without having to stay there permanently. Every Foreign National except Canadian Permanent Resident require authorization to enter Canada as a visitor and require either a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an eTA (electronic Travel Authorization), unless they are US Citizens. An eTA is only for those foreign nationals who are coming from Visa Exempt Countries by air only.

TRV can only be applied by a foreign national from Visa Required Countries for a family visit, tourism, leisure, student, worker, business visit and to transit via Canada. It is the sole desecration of the Visa officer to grant visa or refuse. The Temporary Resident Visa can only be used within the timeline issued by Canadian Visa Office. Holding a TRV does not guarantee entry to Canada. The admission of foreign nationals into Canada as temporary residents is a privilege, not a right.

Primarily, TRV is of following types: Single Entry Visa, Multiple Entry Visa.

A Single-Entry Visa, the holder can visit the country of Canada only one time. However, if the visa holder leaves the country for the United States of America or the St. Pierre and Miquelon, their return to Canada is allowed again and they would not require a new Single-Entry Visa to enter the country.

A Multiple-Entry Visa allows the holder to enter the country of Canada as and when they require. The visa holder will not have to reapply each time and the validity of the visa is up to 10 years, or one month before the passport expires, whichever comes first.

There are a few requirements which the visa applicant must fulfill before they are issued the Temporary Resident Visa; Applicant must :

  1. Be a holder of a valid passport with at least six months of validity.
  2. Have a residence outside Canada and other ties to their home country, ensuring that they will leave the country once the visa expires.
  3. Possess the financial resources to support their trip to Canada.
  4. Have anexplicit plan for the visit in Canada or an invitation letter from family members or friends in Canada.
  5. Not have any criminal records according to the laws which govern Canada.
  6. Not pose any security risk to Canada or the people staying in Canada and willing to abide by all the laws which govern Canada.
  7. Be in a good health and must be willing to undergo a medical examination to determine that, if required.
  8. Not intend to engage in employment under any employer or in study (other than short term courses) during their stay in Canada unless authorized to do so.
  9. Be willing to provide Biometric if required based upon their country of origin.
  10. Be willing to provide any supporting document as requested by visa officer.

Generally, temporary residents are admitted for a maximum of six months only. Whereas foreign workers or students are usually admitted for a period depending upon their work permit or study permit expiry date. Temporary resident status can be extended within Canada if they meet the requirements for extension.

If they were ever granted permanent residency by the Government of Canada, they are not required to apply for a tourist visa since that permanent residency will be in effect unless the PR was renounced or revoked.