Visiting Canada - Find Out If You Need a Visa
According to latest statistics, there are about 35,000 million people who visit Canada each year. If you wish to visit Canada as a tourist, to visit relatives or for business purposes, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
Howwever, you DON'T need a Temporary Resident Visa to visit Canada if you are a citizen of any of the countries listed below:
The United States of America, the United Kingdom, Belgium,Switzerland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Austria
Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway
Australia, New Zealand
Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra,
Japan, Brunei. Singapore, Taiwan, Korea
Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana
Croatia, Cyprus, Israel
Monaco, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia
Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, San Marino, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Western Samoa.
Below is a list of documents you will need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa:
- List of documents to be submitted
- Application for Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada
- Family Information
- Schedule 1 - Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union
- Visa photo specifications
- Declaration of Use of a Representative
- Instruction Guide
The Canadian government has introduced a new set of application forms, IMM5257, Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada. This is the only application form that will be used by all those applying for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or simply tourist visa to enter Canada. The use of this TRV form took effect on January 15, 2011.
It is a must that all applicants 18 years or older should fill out individual applications forms whether travelling alone or in a group. Application forms of those below 18 years old must be duly signed by a parent or guardian.
The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
Effective December 1, 2011, the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can now apply for a Temporary Resident Visa and stay in Canada for a maximum of two years without having to renew their tourist status.
© 2012 Zee Mercado
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