Depending on your citizenship, you may need a Visitor Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) If you wish to travel to or travel through Canada
Do you need a Visitor Visa (TRV)?
In order to determine whether you need one, please find your country of citizenship in one of the lists below. Visa-exempt travelers are often able to apply for Study Permits and Work Permits directly at a Point-of-Entry (POE).
British National (Overseas)
British overseas citizen (re-admissible to the United Kingdom)
British overseas territory citizen with citizenship through birth, descent, naturalization or registration in one of the British overseas territories of:
British Virgin Islands
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Turks and Caicos Islands
British Subject with a right of abode in the United Kingdom
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, must have a passport issued by Hong Kong SAR.
Israel, must have a valid Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport”
Macao Special Administrative Region
Micronesia, Fed. States
Romania (holder of a non-electronic passport, such as a temporary passport)
Sao Tomé e Principe
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (St. Vincent)
Taiwan, must have a passports other than ordinary passports issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that include their personal identification number
Trinidad and Tobago
Visitors to Canada are automatically considered for a multiple-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas allow qualified visitors to come and go from Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time.
Have you been refused a Visitor Visa (TRV)?
Common grounds for refusal
“I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary resident, as stipulated in paragraph 179(b) of the IRPR, based on:
You family ties in Canada and in your country of residence.
Your travel history
Your current employment situation
Your personal assets and financial status
The purpose of your trip
How to overcome a Visitor Visa Refusal
Can I Appeal A Visitor Visa Refusal?
There is currently no formal method of appeal for a Visitor Visa refusal to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. You also apply for Judicial Review (JR),you must show that the decision made by IRCC was was not fair or reasonable , or that there was an error. In the event that there is a determination, the decision will not be overturned, however a new review will be ordered.
What Are My Options After Receiving A Visitor Visa Refusal?
If you have received a visitor visa refusal, you should reapply and address any and all concerns raised by the reviewing officer. It is not recommended that you reapply, unless you can specifically address each of the concerns raised by the reviewing officer.
Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer or Professional to Reapply?
It is highly recommended that you contact a professional prior to reapplying for a Visitor Visa. The chances of achieving a positive outcome after an initial refusal are relatively low, unless you have significantly strengthened your application, or your circumstances have largely changed.
Can I retain Beyond Borders Law to Reapply for My Visitor Visa?
If you have received a refusal, please contact us for a free consultation. We can advise you on the possibility of a successful reapplication or Judicial Review.