Temporary resident visas and Electronic Travel Authorizations

Canada is the hardest country in the world to get a permission to come. Based on the country corruption  index and economic situation, you may need or temporary resident visa or electronic travel authorization (e-TA). Usually, Europeans and North Americans need only an e-ta to come. As for other countries – they need to prove, that they will come back to their countries after they visit Canada – that is called VISA.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Canadian border are still considered to be closed with two exemptions:

  • You are fully vaccinated or
  • You are a close family member of Canadians

Extended family members of Canadians, wishing to come to Canada, need a specific travel authorization during Covid-19 pandemic together with their TRV, ETA or Super Visa. Please, consult us, for more details.

Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)) & eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

TRV (also known as visitor Visa) is a visa issued for travelers who intend to come to Canada to visit family and friends, for tourism purposes and holidays, or any other visit that is not related to work, study, or immigration in general.

TRV will require the applicant to submit an application to IRCC (Immigration Refuges and Citizenship Canada) where the applicant will be required to submit a list of documents and wait for his application to be processed.

Even though the process of getting visa is described as easy as one, two, three – its far from it. First of all, you have to keep in mind, that the purpose of visa is to check your eligibility to come to Canada. What does Canada mean under this word? You have to CONVINCE the officer, that you are worth to be issued an entry visa, more than that, it is indicated on Canadian official website that having a Canadian visa its not your right – it is a PRIVILEGE. That being said, you have to earn this privilege. When an applicant is applying for a visa, he undergoes through multiple screening questions: employment, finances, family ties in Canada and in home country, travelling history, purpose and length of a trip, criminality, medical admissibility, and many other factors are always taken into consideration.

To receive a Canadian visa is one of the most complicated packages, especially if this is your first Canadian visa or had visa refusals before.

Please, contact us and we will help you to choose the right strategy and increase you chances to come to Canada.

eTA – is a simple process compared to visa issuance. It is issued to citizens of visa exempt countries. The applicant only needs to fill out a request online, eTA applications does not require extensive background checks and long processing time as TRVs

The applicant can visit Canada multiple times as long as the TRV or eTA is valid. But each visit must not be longer than 6 months. The applicant can apply for extension to extend his/her stay

Super Visa

Super visa is a type of visitor visa issued ONLY for parents and grandparents.

It allows the parents/ grandparents to stay in Canada for 2 consecutive years.

Together with the same usual visa requirements, it also obliges the sponsor (the child or grandchild) to have a proof of certain amount of income and a medical insurance for a parent.

TRV Countries

(Countries in this list are subject to change)

A

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Algeria
Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
B
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
C
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic
Congo, Republic of
Costa Rica
Cuba
D/E/F
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
G/H
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
I/J
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel (holders of travel document in lieu of passport)
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Jordan
K/L
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, North
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
M
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
N/O/P
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Q/R/S
Qatar
Russia
Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts & Nevis
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Syria
T/U
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
V/Y/Z
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

eTA Countries

(Countries in this list are subject to change)

A/B
Andorra
Anguilla
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brunei
Bulgaria
C/D/E/F
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
G/H/I/J/K
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel (passport holders)
Italy
Japan
Korea, South
L/M/N
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
P/R/S
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
T/U
Taiwan
Turks and Caicos
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

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