If you are looking to enter Canada as a visitor, you will need to have a Canadian visitor visa.
Getting your visitor visa approved allows you to get a temporary resident’s status in Canada.
However, there are a few things people need to know to check if they qualify for the visitor visa or not.
This is what this article aims to focus on.
Details about the Canadian Visitor Visa:
A Canadian visitor visa allows foreign nationals to enter Canada as temporary residents.
Canada offers both multiple entry and single entry visitor visas.
The only difference between these two types is that the single entry visa grants you access to visit Canada for one time only. In contrast, multiple entry visa grants you access to visit Canada for multiples times.
For example, if you have a single entry visa and you leave Canada after visiting it, you will need another visa to go back there.
A multiple entry visa, however, allows you to visit Canada multiple times if you have exited the country.
Both of these visa types allow you to stay in Canada for a maximum of 6 months.
At the port of entry, an officer will stamp your passport and put a date in it which will highlight the date you must leave by.
The officer may also give you a document called a visitor record. This is a document that an officer issues to you to restrict or extend your stay in Canada.
However, if you do not get a stamp on your passport, you can stay in Canada for a total of 6 months, or until your passport expires.
The visa is issued by the Canadian High Commission upon submission of the correct paperwork.
Individuals who are not deemed inadmissible may apply for a Canadian visitor visa.
If you are wondering what makes a person inadmissible, then it refers to those people involved in the activities mentioned below. These people cannot apply for a Canadian visitor visa:
- Involved in a criminal activity
- Committed human rights violations
- Involved in an organized crime
- Medical reasons
- Financial reasons
After that, you need to have the following documents and qualities to qualify for a Canadian visa:
You will need a valid travel document such as a passport to get the visitor visa.
You may also need a letter of invitation and medical documents, in a few cases, to get your visitor visa.
You need to have a clean profile, free from criminal activities and human rights violations, to qualify for the visitor visa.
You need to be in good health.
You need to convince the immigration officer that you have strong ties with your home country and that you will go back to your own country after your limited stay in Canada.
To convince the officer, these things help:
- Proof that you have a job in your homeland you need to go back to
- Proof that you have assets in your homeland you need to go back to
- Proof that you have a family in your homeland you need to go back to
This is the most important factor in deciding whether or not you are given a Canadian visitor visa.
If you can prove that you will go back to your country after your stay in Canada, it is easier to get the visa.
Canada doesn’t want people who plan on settling there on a visitor visa.
You also need to have enough money to support your stay in Canada.
You don’t want to be asking for any help while in Canada such as social assistance.
This is all there is to get the Canadian visitor visa.
If you are looking to apply for the Canadian visitor visa from Pakistan, we at Sun have helped hundreds of people get their applications approved.
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