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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