Stay for up to 6 months in Canada with Visitor Visa

A visitor visa, or temporary resident visa, is an official document in your passport confirming your eligibility to enter Canada. It’s essential for most travelers, including those transiting through a Canadian airport. Typically, visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada.

Visitor Visa Eligibility

To obtain a visitor visa for Canada, you must meet these requirements:

  • Valid Travel Document: Possess a valid passport or equivalent travel document.
  • Good Health: Be in good health.
  • No Criminal Records: Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions.
  • Ties to Home Country: Demonstrate ties such as employment, residence, financial assets, or family connections ensuring your return.
  • Intent to Depart: Convince immigration officers of your intention to leave Canada after your visit.
  • Sufficient Funds: Have enough funds for your stay, depending on its duration and accommodation arrangements.
  • Additional Requirements: Undergo a medical examination if necessary and obtain a letter of invitation from a Canadian resident if applicable.

Note: Entry to Canada is denied for individuals involved in criminal activities, human rights violations, or organized crime.

Travel Requirements for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, U.S. Citizens, and U.S. Green Card Holders:

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, U.S. citizens, and U.S. Green Card holders are visa exempt for travel to Canada. They do not need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

Required Documents for Travel:

  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card/Green Card (if applicable)


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