Canada is in the top half of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Artic Ocean. It has 9.98 million square kilometers of land, which makes it the world’s second-largest country.
The gorgeous landscapes, sceneries, and uninhabited land makes Canada a most famous and attractive place in tourists worldwide. Canada is rich of the untouched and natural environment and breathtaking and composed of beautiful lakes and rivers. There are three oceans, mountains, plains, and some of the most attractive cities in the world, like Toronto. In Western Canada, the Rocky Mountains; the Okanagan Valley; and the cities of Vancouver, and Calgary are some of the best places to visit and frequently dominate itineraries.
Canada has large domestic and foreign tourism industry. Every year, more than 10 million tourists arrived in Canada which boost the Canadian economy more than 15 billion in international tourism. Domestic and international tourists altogether contribute about 1% of Canada’s total GDP and support more than three hundred thousand jobs.
Visitors are persons who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and are legally authorized to enter Canada to visit Canada on holidays (vacation); visit family; conduct business. Before you apply visitor visa to Canada, it is most important to find out if you are eligible to travel Canada. There are so many factors and reason you wish to visit or come Canada.
A visitor visa also called a temporary resident visa (TRV). It is an official document that IRCC stick in your passport – we also called it a counterfoil. Most of the travelers need visitor visa to enter Canada. You can apply visitor visa online - engage our services to apply one.
Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions.
Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. At the port of entry (POE), the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document, called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by. If you don’t get a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
You must show the officer that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and that you will be in Canada for a temporary stay.
If you have ever been granted permanent residence or landed immigrant status in Canada, you may still be a permanent resident.
IRCC cannot issue you a TRV if you are a permanent resident. You may instead want to apply for Travel Document (Permanent Resident Abroad). If you meet the requirements for a travel document, you can return to Canada as a permanent resident.
If you no longer want to be a permanent resident, or if you know you do not meet the requirements to keep your permanent resident status, you can voluntarily give up (renounce) your permanent resident status to apply for a TRV.
There is a significant difference between a visitor visa and a visitor record.
A Visitor Visa (TRV) is an official document citizen from visa required countries need to get to travel to and enter Canada as a visitor for up to 6 (six) months.
A Visitor Record is a document that a border services officer may issue to you to extend or restrict your stay in Canada. If you want to stay in Canada for more than 6 (six) months, you have to apply the visitor record.
Permanent residents returning to Canada by airplane, boat, train, or bus must show a valid Permanent Resident Card (PR card) or Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) before boarding.
if you are outside Canada, you have lost your PR card and you need proof of your status to return to Canada, then you need this certification to enter Canada.
You may voluntarily renounce your Permanent Resident Status and enter Canada as a tourist or visitor.
To renounce your status as a permanent resident, you must:
Note: In cases where the client is under 18 years of age, all legal guardians must consent in writing to the client renouncing their permanent resident status.
If you renounce your permanent resident status, you will permanently change your status in Canada as of the day your application is approved by an officer. You will not be able to appeal the decision to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). You will no longer be a permanent resident of Canada. You will no longer be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship. Any application for Canadian citizenship that is still in process will be refused.
However, you may need to apply for a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), depending on your country of citizenship and the purpose of your visit and the travel document you will be using.
If you wish to apply for a TRV, you must submit your visa application separately from your application to renounce your permanent resident status. TRV applications must be submitted following the existing instructions for submitting TRV applications, while Voluntary Renunciation of PR status applications must be sent in a separate envelope by mail to the IRCC visa office.
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