CANADA Temporary Resident Visa – Visitor Visa (Visiting Family) is available for applicants planning to visit relatives in Canada. Relatives on the Canadian side must have a legal status, such as Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, international student status, or work permit status. The requirements for a visitor visa depend on the conditions of both parties. If the party as inviter has a better financial support than the applicant, it can be used as a supplement to the applicant’s application.

If you are a parent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for a Super Visa. A super visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that provides multiple entries for a period up to 10 years.


Eligibility for a Visitor Visa  


  • have a valid travel document, like a passport
  • be in good health
  • have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country
  • convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • have enough money for your stay
  • a letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.


  • proof of relationship with the applicant
  • invitation letter stating the purpose and duration of the visit
  • the list and number of people in the household
  • a copy of proof of status document
  • proof of income and financial support, such as NOA, paystubs, etc.
  • the international student as an inviter needs an enrolment letter from school


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