To visit Canada for an extended period of time, as a temporary resident, you will be required to obtain a Visitor Visa for the duration of your stay. However, even if you intend to visit Canada for a shorter period of time, or just to pass through, you will still need a visa or a travel authorization to be granted entry into Canada.
At Sharkish Immigration Inc., we can help you determine if you require one, meet the requirements, and submit an error-free application to ensure you can get to Canada on your intended timeline. We will provide valuable, professional, and knowledgeable support as to which visa you need, which document you are eligible for, and how to apply.
What is a Visitor Visa?
A Visitor Visa is issued to individuals who wish to visit Canada for an extended period of time (as a temporary resident). It is an official document from the Government of Canada that is placed within your passport to show you have met the requirements and been approved to be in Canada as a non-citizen or non-resident. Typically, individuals may apply for a visitor visa if they are coming to reunite with family, as a business visitor, to take a long holiday, or to visit corporate partners for business opportunities.
Each visitor visa includes an expiry date, at which time the visitor must leave Canada. Most visas are valid for up to 6 months unless a border security officer has stamped your passport for a longer or shorter period of time. This date will be displayed in the stamp you may receive in your passport. If you do not receive a stamp upon entry, your stay will be valid for either 6 months after the day you arrive, or until your passport expires if this comes before the 6 month period.
If you arrive in Canada and wish to stay longer than the expiry date of your visa, you may apply for a visitor record to extend your stay. This must be done before your visitor visa expires, and will contain a new expiry date that indicates when you will be required to return home.
Contact an Immigration Professional Now to Start Your Visa Application
At Sharkish, we encourage everyone to visit the beautiful country of Canada legally, so you can enjoy everything there is to see or reunite with your loved ones without the risk of being asked to leave prematurely. We’ll make sure you are completely covered and your application is set up for approval the first time to avoid any processing errors, fees, or delays in your plans.
Book a consultation with us to begin your application, or take our free online assessment to determine if you are eligible for a visitor visa. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services.