Canadian Tourist Visa - What are the requirements? - Castle&Co

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa

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If you want to travel and explore Canada, there are many beautiful places to visit. But first, you will likely need a travel visa for tourism.

Only citizens from 51 countries can come to Canada as a tourist without a travel document. Even these exempt countries need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before entering Canada.

That is why it is critical to consult with an expert to know what documents you will need to visit Canada. Requirements may vary depending on factors like your nationality and personal background.

With a tourist visa, you are usually granted a permit to enter the country for up to 6 months. You can also study in short educational courses like language programs. You are not allowed to work or perform any lucrative activity.

A tourist visa is only issued to people that can demonstrate financial capacity to pay their travel expenses during their stay in Canada. As a tourist, you must also show you intend to return to the country you reside in after your visit.

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We offer an initial free phone call assessment to inform you of the immigration pathways that best suit you.

Extend Your Stay in Canada!

You can extend your status by applying before your current one expires. If this extension is approved, Canada’s immigration department will emit a visitor record that specifies how much longer you can stay in Canada.

  If you would like to stay in Canada longer than the six months allowed by your visitor permit, we can help you to apply to extend your stay. 

  If you find a job offer from an employer or an acceptance letter from an educational institute, we can help you with the necessary steps to apply for a study or work permit.

For more information about your particular case call us and we will indicate the options available to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a licensed immigration consultancy firm, Castle and Co is not only authorized to provide you with advice and guidance. We can also represent you before the Canadian Government as your third party to minimize any errors or omissions with your applications. We work mainly with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for any immigration application and ESDC (Service Canada) for any foreign worker-related LMIA application.

Our many years of experience have taught us how to prepare solid applications and communicate effectively and efficiently with government institutions.

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Castle & Co is a consultancy firm that can provide services for the following immigration applications:

  Permanent Residence through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or Quebec programs.

  Family Reunification through Spouse Sponsorship (spouse, conjugal, common-law), Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship, Dependent Children reunification, or others.

  Temporary Residence to acquire tourist visas, as well as study and work permits & visas.

  Citizenship preparation for permanent residents who have lived in Canada for more than three years.

  Consultations and expert reviews on your application if you are preparing it on your own.

We also help Canadian employers prepare a solid LMIA application to hire the foreign workers they need.

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Under certain conditions, you may continue with the same legal status as the one that just expired while you wait for the outcome of the application you already submitted. This is called implied status.

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Under certain conditions, restoration of status is granted after an officer assesses an application to restore your legal status in Canada. For example, if you had a work permit that has already expired, you will need to apply to restore your status (this can be done within 90 days of the expiry date) along with applying for the new immigration document.

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As part of our service, we will walk you through this process and send you the proper instructions on how to pay these fees.

We give you the option to pay them yourself or include the costs in our service payments so that we can pay this on your behalf.

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It will depend on the program, the country of residence and the processing times in effect by the Canadian immigration offices when the application is submitted. You can find the approximate current processing times here.

Please keep in mind that these processing times are estimates. Sometimes offices process cases, prioritizing applications depending on several factors. Also, at times applications are forwarded to other processing centers that may have a lower work backlog, thus, reducing processing times considerably. If your application was not professionally prepared or contains errors or omissions, the processing times will be increased for several months or even years.

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If you are in Canada as a visitor, you might have to leave the country before your study or work permit is approved and your status is changed. If you are in Canada studying or working, you may be able to change your status.

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