Temporary Residence

Everything You Need to Know About Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa in Canada

Applying for a temporary resident visa (TRV) is the first step in the process of obtaining authorization to enter Canada as a student or visitor. A TRV allows you to stay in Canada for a specific period of time and is normally valid for up to six months. If you plan on studying or working during your stay, you will need to apply for a study or work permit in addition to your TRV.

In this blog post, we will outline the steps you need to take in order to apply for a TRV. We will also dispel some common myths about TRVs so that you can go into your application with confidence.

Step 1: Determine if You Need a TRV

The first step is to determine whether or not you need a TRV. If you are from a country that is exempt from the TRV requirement, then you do not need to apply for one. For a complete list of exempt countries, click here.

If you are not from an exempt country and wish to visit or study in Canada, then you must obtain a TRV before you can enter the country. In order to apply for a TRV, you must first have been issued an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). An eTA is a document that is required of all foreign nationals who are entering Canada by air. For more information on applying for an eTA, click here.

Step 2: Gather the Required Documents

Once you have determined that you need a TRV, the next step is to gather all of the required documents. The specific documents that you will need vary depending on your individual situation, but they may include things like proof of financial support, travel itinerary, and ties to your home country. For more information on what documents are required for your application, click here.
Step 3: Submit Your Application & Pay the Fees Once you have gathered all of the required documents, the next step is to submit your application online or by mail (depending on your country of residence). You will also be required to pay the applicable fees at this time. For more information on how to submit your application and pay the fees, click here.

Now that we’ve gone over everything you need to know about applying for a temporary resident visa in Canada, it’s time to get started on your application! Our legal team can help guide you through every step of the process so that you can obtain your visa with ease. Contact us today and let us help make your dreams of studying or visiting Canada come true!

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