A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document that we keep in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements necessary to enter Canada. Most travelers need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. You can apply for a visitor’s visa online or on paper.
You must get your TRV before appearing at your Point of Entry (POE) in to Canada. It has to be shown to officials at the POE.
Citizenship Refugee Immigration Canada (IRCC) is responsible for giving Canada Tourist Visa. Canada Visitor Visas might be given for a time of as long as 10 years, yet an individual may remain for as long as 6 months at a time.
Need eTA or Visitor Visa
You may need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The entry document you need depends on:
The type of travel document you plan to travel with
The country that issued your travel document
Your method of travel to Canada for this trip
You just need one of them, not both of them.
Who can apply
You must meet following basic requirements to obtain a visitor’s visa:
One must have a valid travel document, such as a passport;
You must be in good health
You have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
You have enough money for your stay depending on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.
Apart from the usual requirements, an immigration officer is specifically interested in the number of ties you have with your home country. You must be able to confirm that you have come to Canada with the intention of returning to Canada once your Canadian Tourist Visa expires. You may also need a medical exam and letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.