Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
Visitor Visa and Super Visa
Visitor visa Canada is called a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). That is to say, it is a counterfoil (sticker) document in your passport that you receive after your application is approved. To clarify, majority of travellers need a TRV or eTA to enter into Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issues the visitor visa at their inland or overseas offices.
IRCC Processing Fee
IRCC Processing Time
Authorized Period of Stay
Applying for Minors
Super Visa: What Is So ‘Super’ About This!
Also known as parent and grandparent super visa, this allows you to visit your children or grandchildren for up to 2 years at a time. It is usually valid for up to 10 years or up to the validity of your passport.
To be eligible under this category you must be invited by your child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. The invitation must include a promise of financial support, list and number of people in the household and a copy of the Canadian citizenship or permanent resident document.
Further, your child or grandchild must meet the minimum necessary income requirement. They need to provide supporting documents such as notice of assessment (NOA), T4/T1 for the most recent tax year. Additionally, you must provide proof of payment for a medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry and a minimum of $100,000 in coverage.
YCI Service Fees For Visitor Visa Applications
Can I apply for a super visa from inside Canada?
Super visa can be applied from outside of Canada. If you are already in Canada, you should consider applying for a visitor record (visitor status extension) instead.
Can I drive in Canada on a visitor visa?
If you have a valid licence from your home country, you may be able to use this to drive in Canada for a short duration. Check with the government of your province or territory for details. If you plan to use a foreign driver’s licence in Canada, you would need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) in your home country. An IDP will give you a translation of your licence into French and English.
What are the limitations of a visitor visa?
You are not allowed to work without authorization (e.g. visiting researchers), however, you may study in a program of up to 6 months length. A TRV is ideal for a short term family visit, tourism or attending business meetings. Canada has plenty of natural beauty and fun places to enjoy, Niagara falls, Banff National Park, CN Tower, Pacific Rim National Park are to name a few.
Parents/Grandparents on super visa can stay for up to five (5) years from the date of entry.