Dayana Immigration Services
1. Visitor visa
2. ETA – Apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization
3. Visitor visas for workers and students
4. Stay in Canada longer – extend your Visitor visa
Visitors to Canada, including tourists, business travelers, and other visitors must receive either a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA) from IRCC before arrival in Canada. United States of America passport holders are exempt.
In 2019 are issued 4,077,471 Eta and 1,696,871 temporary resident visas. Most people need a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. You may need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. 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 nationality
• your method of travel to Canada for this trip
A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document that we stick in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Canada. Most travellers need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. You may also need one if you’re transiting through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination. Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. At the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport.
ETA – Apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization
An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. With a valid (eTA), you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to 6 months at a time).
Visitor visas for workers and students
Students and work permit holders can apply for visitor visa from inside Canada if they meet the required conditions:
- They are in Canada
- They hold a valid study or work permit
- They want to leave and return to Canada
Stay in Canada longer – extend your Visitor visa
Anyone who plans to stay in Canada longer than 6 months at a time must apply for a visa. Visitor visas are valid for 10 years or until the passport expires.