Lively cities, welcoming environs and magnificent nature’s bounty, together make Canada one of the most preferred travel destinations of the world, and here at WWICS as well. The maple leaf nation is also known for its business friendly atmosphere and serves as a lucrative place for entrepreneurs and investors all over the globe. Travellerswho visitCanada to explore business opportunities or visit the nation as a tourist will need a valid entry pass such as travel visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
In order to obtain a travel visa to Canada, individuals must meet some basic requirements. These include:-
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
In effect from March 15, 2016, individuals with passports from eTA-required countries who come to the Canadian nation by air will need a valid eTA document.
An eTA is an authorization which is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport and stands valid for a period of five years or until the passport expires, whichever happens first.
Applying for an eTA is simple and affordable online procedure wherein the applicants receive their authorization within few minutes after submitting their application online.
Individual who need an eTA must obtain one at least 48 hours prior to their intended date of travel to Canada to avoid any complications. Also, individuals must travel with a valid passport used for obtaining an eTA.
Individuals belonging to the visa-required countries and territoriesmust apply for a visitor visa (also known as a temporary resident visa) to travel to Canada. A visitor visa is an official document attached to a passport that allows individuals to travel to Canada.
There are two kinds of Canadian visitor visas that can be availed by individuals to travel to Canada - single entry visa and multiple entry visa .
A Canadian multiple entry visa allows visitors to come and leave Canada without having to re-apply. However, each entry must not exceed six months. On the other hand, a Canadian single entry visa, as the name says, is valid only for one visit to Canada. Once you leave the geographical boundaries of Canada, except if travelling to United States, Miquelon and St. Pierre, individuals will have to apply again to travel to Canada. Both travel visa types are valid for a fixed period of time and cannot be used after they have expired.
When travelling to the Canadian nation, individuals must carry proper identification and travel documents as there may circumstances wherein they may be asked to furnish travel documents for verification by the Immigration officials at the Canadian airport.
The following are considered non-reliable travel documents. Individuals are not allowed to enter Canada if they are carrying:-
Getting a Head StartWWICS, a leading immigration consultant firm, can help obtain a travel visa to Canada efficiently. Housing a team of qualified professionals with years of experience in immigration, visa and resettlement process, WWICS guides its clients through the entire visa process, keeps them updated about the processing times and even takes care of the legal formalities that follow for its clients. If you are planning to travel to Canada, get in touch with us and obtain a travel visa in the shortest possible time.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have recently released a Notice of Intent regarding their plan to launch a new eTA program for Canada.
A travel visa is an authorization issued by a host country to an applicant giving permission to enter its geographical boundaries for tourism, business or any other purpose allowed by the host nation.
There are many reasons why Citizenship and Immigration Canada may reject a travel or visitor visa to Canada. These include situation wherein the applicant:
Depending on the crime you committed, the time passed since it was committed and your behaviour since then, are assessed before you may be allowed to travel to Canada. You must be able to persuade the immigration officials that:-
Different visa offices face different challenges. There are several factors that affect the processing times. These including:-
The application processing times depend on the number of applications received in a month. Applications are processed in a systematic manner and some may take longer to process than others depending upon the application and furnished information and documents.
While a Canadian multiple entry visa allows an individual to travel to Canada for a period of 10 years or until their visa expires(Visa Validity), whichever situation prevails first. A single entry visa allows individuals to enter Canadian nation only once. Both travel visa types are valid for a fixed period of time and cannot be used after they have expired.
Yes, you would need a transit visa to travel through Canada without stopping or visiting the nation.
There is no formal appeal process in case your application for visa has been rejected. However, you can apply again. Make sure of furnishing all the necessary information and documents so that your application is not rejected again.
Those travelling to the Canadian nation on business purpose must furnish proof of ongoing activities between a Canadian company and the applicant’s business. These may include:-.
Obtaining a travel or visitor visa to Canada can be a tedious task. Using the services of an expert consultant like WWICS can save you time, money and efforts. Backed by a team of qualified professionals who have years of experience in visa, immigration and settlement process, WWICS guides you through the entire visa process, keeps you updated about the processing times and even takes care of all the legal formalities that follow.
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