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Visitor Visa

A visitor is anyone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada but is legally authorized to enter Canada.

A visitor visa, also called a temporary resident visa is an official document issued by the Canadian visa office. It is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.

You may be eligible for a visitor visa if you:

  • have a valid travel document, like a passport.

  • are 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.

    • The amount of money you will need depends on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.

You may also need a medical exam and letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.

Check the list of documents you need based on your situation.

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