You need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa if you are not from a visa-exempt country.
This application will be assessed by an immigration officer who will accept it if he or she is satisfied that you will meet the conditions of your authorized stay once you enter Canada. This will mean, in practice, that you have been able to convince the officer of your good faith, that is, that you do not have a different immigration plan than that of a visit (for example, a plan for family reunification, study in Canada or a refugee claim).
All documentary evidence is admissible to demonstrate your intent to meet the conditions of your temporary stay in Canada. You should not limit the number of documents submitted if they are useful in explaining the particular circumstances of your case.
The following are examples of documents frequently submitted by applicants to demonstrate their ties to their country of origin:
- Proof of employment
- Proof of real estate ownership
- Family ties in the country of origin
- Serious study project in the country of origin
- Explanatory letter regarding the visit
An essential part of your application will be to demonstrate the existence of sufficient financial means. This criterion will be considered mainly from the point of view of the sustainability of the funds, i.e., the officer will verify not only the amount held in the bank, but the person’s general financial situation (salary, prospects, professional situation).
In addition, some Canadian visa offices have specific requirements that should be verified by consulting the IRCC website.
If you suspect that you may have problems obtaining an electronic travel authorization or visa,contact usfor a preliminary opinion rather than risk a refusal that will be noted on your immigration file. If you have received a refusal, we can also review your file to see if the situation can be remedied.