Every year, over 35 million people visit Canada. Some for travel and leisure, others to visit family. Whatever your reason is, you may require the proper documentation to enter Canada. If you come from a country which is considered to be visa exempt, you may not require a visitor visa (temporary resident visa). However, those who do not come from visa exempt countries will need to fist obtain this visa before they can even board a plane to Canada.
Obtaining a Canadian visitor visa or temporary resident visa (TRV) is often easier said than done. Due to the fact that many people take advantage of these visas and overstay their authorized period of time in Canada, immigration officers scrutinize such applications. You will need to, above all else, prove that you have strong and sufficient ties to your home country to convince an officer that you will leave Canada after your visa expire.
Beyond this, you will need to also demonstrate your intended temporary purpose in Canada. Do not forget that you are applying for a temporary document and an officer will wish to see the temporary nature of your stay in all aspects of your application.
A travel itinerary with valid return tickets goes a long way to convince an officer that you will return to your home country. Proof of employment, family ties and property in your home country are also very useful to demonstrating your ties to your home country.
You must not have your biometric fingerprints and photo taken before you submit your application for Visitor Visa.
Applying for entry to Canada is often easier said than done. If you come from a country that is not visa exempt, you will be required to obtain prior authorization to enter Canada. This means obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa for authorized period of stay in Canada. A Temporary Resident Visa, more commonly known as a Visitor Visa, are for those that require this authorization to enter Canada.
Before coming to Canada you should research to find out whether or not your Country is considered visa exempt. Only certain countries have a status while the majority will require a Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor Visa) for entry.
As you are applying for temporary document you must demonstrate the temporary nature of your visit. Whether your visit may be for travel and tourism, visiting family, or simply coming to see what Canada is all about, you will be required to demonstrate or satisfy an officer that you will exit the country upon your authorized period of stay. This is done by demonstrating ties your home country. Any temporary document that you may wish to apply for to Canada requires this. However, a Temporary Resident Visa (Canadian Visitor Visa), more so than others, is hinted on this fact.
Some people who have successfully entered Canada have overstayed their welcome and have remained in Canada illegally. Canada is working diligently to prevent this situation and therefore officers scrutinize Temporary Resident Visas more so than most applications.