Nationals of certain countries may need a Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa) to visit or transit through Canada. It is important that you verify if your country of nationality requires you to have a visitor visa to come to Canada.
Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. These travellers do not need an eTA when arriving by car, bus, train or boat (including a cruise ship).
Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. They must present a valid Green Card and a valid passport at check-in.
Travellers who are exempt from the eTA requirement:
If you want to extend your stay in Canada, you must apply to do so. Check your temporary resident status to make sure you apply before the expiry date. This will be stamped on your passport or, if you do not have a stamp in your passport, 6 months from the day you entered Canada.
Generally, you need to give biometric if you apply for a visitor visa, however, these exemptions apply:
There are many reasons for a refusal on your visitor visa. The first step will be to request the notes from the Immigration Officer that made the decision. We will analyze the notes and provide recommendations before re-applying.
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