Temporary Resident Visa 2024

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    Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa is a privilege that foreign nationals get, to be admitted to Canada temporarily for various purposes. Residents from certain countries do not require a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada such as U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of the U.S.


    Transit Without Visa Program

    You can be eligible to transit through Canada without a visa if you are traveling to or from the U.S. In other cases, you may apply for a transit visa.

    China Transit Program

    This program allows Chinese nationals, flying between China and the U.S. to enter Canada without a visa, as long as they have; 

    • A valid U.S. visa 
    • A valid passport issued by China Republic Authorities 

    NOTE: The airport must be: 

    • Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
    • Calgary International Airport
    • Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1)
    • Vancouver International Airport
    • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

    Countries Designated under Visiting Forces Act

    You may not require a Temporary Resident Visa, as per R190(3) (d) if you are,

    • Seeking to enter Canada for official work of Armed Forces from countries designated under Visiting Forces Act (VFA)

    To be eligible for this, you must:

    • Carry a legal identity card, showing your personal details like names, service, date of birth, photograph, rank and number (if any)
    • Individual/ collective movement order, issued by authorities of the sending State
    • Invitation document issued by Canada’s Department of National Defence

    NOTE: Family members of military members do not need to pay visa and biometric processing fees as per R296(2)(b) and R315.1(2)(d)(iv).

    TRV Categories in Canada

    Super Visa

    Super Visa is known as a Temporary Resident Visa that allows grandparents and parents to enter Canada multiple times with a validity of 10 years. One can stay in Canada for a maximum of 5 years for each entry. 

    Diplomatic & Official Visa

    Diplomatic and official visas are special passes granted to foreign nationals, under international and domestic laws. These visas allow foreign officials to perform specific tasks without too much inspection. But few security checkups are mandatory at airports. 

    NOTE: There is no specific set of rules or advantages these passes hold. Only Canada decides what kind of specific permission the individual gets. 

    Courtesy Visa

    Courtesy visas are for foreign guests with a special invitation from Canada such as, to attend conferences, for trade or tourist purposes etc. 

    Unlike Diplomatic and Official Visas, Courtesy Visa holders have to go through inspection and follow the regular rules when they arrive in Canada. 

    Facilitation Visa

    If you are a dual Canadian citizen, you must carry both country’s passports. You can not travel to Canada with a non-Canadian passport. 

    Types of Temporary Resident Visa

    • Single Entry Visa – this allows the foreign national only one entry into Canada;
    • Multiple Entry Visa – this allows legitimate foreign nationals to enter Canada multiple times during the visa’s validity period
    • Transit Visa – this allows those travelers to enter Canada whose flight stops in Canada for less than forty-eight (48) hours

    Temporary Resident Visa Canada Requirements

    To be eligible for a Canadian Temporary Resident Visa, you must have:

    • an intent to return to home country 
    • a genuine purpose of your trip
    • clear duration of how long you will stay in Canada 
    • ties to Canada or country of residence 
    • valid passport and travel document
    • enough funds to support yourself in Canada 
    • valid work or study permit (if applicable) 
    • clear criminal record and good health 
    • submitted biometrics and processing fees 

    Documents Required For TRV

    You must have the following documents:

    • Valid Passport 
    • TRV Application (IMM 5257)
    • Family Information Form (IMM 5707)
    • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409)
    • Use of a Representative Form (IMM 5476)
    • Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual (IMM 5475)
    • Proof of funds 
    • Marriage Certificate (If any) 
    • Latest photographs 
    • Purpose of travel 
    • Current immigration status 
    • Proof of private medical insurance 
    • Source of Income 
    • Letter of Invitation 

    Temporary Resident Visa Canada for Students

    Temporary resident visa Canada is for students who come to Canada for academic purposes for more than 6 months and require a Canadian study permit. This study permit works as a temporary stay visa that allows students to study and stay in Canada during the period of their studies. 

    Temporary Resident Visa Canada Work Permit

    You will require a work permit to work in Canada. A work permit works as a temporary resident visa that allows you to stay in Canada for the authorized stay period only. However, one can apply for permanent residence after working at least 1-2 years (1,560 hours) in Canada. 

    Application For Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)

    Candidates can submit their application for temporary resident visa from anywhere in the world. 

    • If you are outside of Canada then you must apply through electronic means.
    • If you are applying from inside of Canada, to extend or change your TRV status, you must apply online unless any exception occurs. 

    Temporary Resident Visa Canada Fees

    Visa TypeCost
    Electronic Travel AuthorizationCAD 7 
    Temporary resident permit (per person)CAD 229
    Visitor Visa (per person)CAD 100
    Super Visa (per person)CAD 100
    Stay Extension (as visitor) CAD 100
    Status Restoration (as visitor) CAD 229
    Work Permit (per person)CAD 155
    Status Restoration (as worker) CAD 384
    Biometric Fee (per person)CAD 251-300

    Extending Temporary Resident Visa 

    To extend your temporary resident visa status:

    • Have a valid passport for the entire period of a person’s stay
    • Submit your application and fees to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton (CPC-E)

    If the extension is approved, the applicant will receive mail.

    If the extension is rejected, the applicant might have to leave Canada.