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Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor)

What document do you need and how much does it cost?

Depending on your nationality, you may need to give your biometrics:

  • Starting July 31, 2018 – applicants from Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Starting December 31, 2018 – applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) holders are exempt from this requirement.

​If you are a citizen of a India (TRV-required country), you will need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa. This article explains the two options available to you for applying, the documents needed and the cost of the visa and how to pay for it.

Do you need a Visitor Visa?

Canada welcomes tourists from all around the world, with a record set in 2017 of 20.8 million trips of one night or more. However, these tourists need an authorization from Canadian immigration authorities to be let in the country. For many, this means obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also known as a visitor visa, before departing to Canada.
Nationality is the main factor as to whether you require a visitor visa or not. If you are a citizen of a country exempted from the visitor visa requirement, you must obtain an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before travelling to Canada by air. If you are not exempted, you are required to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa.

When individuals receive their visa, it is generally a multiple-entry visa, allowing them to leave and re-enter the country as they like, as long as the visa is not expired.

Application Options

You have two options to apply for tourist TRV, either (i) online, or (ii) on paper

Biometrics Requirements

Depending on the country of nationality on your passport, you may need to provide biometrics (fingerprints scanning and photograph) to a Visa Application Center, for a fee of $85.

Application Fees

The fees for a Temporary Resident Visa for visitors is $100.

Processing Times

Processing times for a visitor Temporary Resident Visa depend on the country from where you are applying, In India-12 Days.

Forms and Supporting Documents

​In regards to forms to fill and supporting documents to provide, we invite you to contact our Immigration Consultant on the matter.

If you are invited by someone in Canada, either a family member or a friend, you must add a Letter of Invitation signed by them. You can find all the necessary information and a sample of the Letter of Invitation at Expressway immigration Consultancy Services.

Why Seeking Expressway Professional Immigration Help is Important

While the procedures for applying for a TRV may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can ‘do it themselves’. For TRV applications or Any Immigration Application, there is actually a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high. We find that the number one reason why applications are denied is due to forms not being correctly filled out and application not being properly prepared. It is a shame when someone can not fulfill their dreams because of one missed ‘dotted i’ or ‘crossed t’. You can increase your chances at getting an approval on your TRV / Immigration applications with the assistance of Expressway professional immigration experts.