Persons coming to Canada for pleasure or exploration of possible future employment opportunities with no intention to reside in Canada permanently may be issued a Canadian visitor visa for single or multiple entries. Single entry visitor visas allow the holder to enter Canada only once, and if the person exits Canada and wishes to return he/she will have to apply for another visa. Multiple-entry visas allow the holder to enter, exit and re-enter Canada numerous times during the validity period listed on their visa.
Business Visitors are foreign nationals who plan to visit Canada temporarily to look for new business opportunities, to invest or to advance existing business relationships. There is no separate application or special visa for business visitors. Business visitors from countries that require visas to visit Canada must apply for a temporary resident visa just like any other temporary visitor to Canada.
Over 5 million people visit Canada every year for pleasure and tourism. To visit Canada, applicants must have a valid travel document, such as a passport, be in good health and satisfy an immigration officer that they possess sufficient ties to their home countries, such as a job, home and family, to ensure that they will return home at the end of their visit in Canada. Applicants must also confirm that they possess enough money for their stay and return to their home country. Applicants may need a temporary resident visa, a medical examination and a letter of invitation from a Canadian.
You must always keep in mind that, no matter how long your Canada visitor visa is valid for, the maximum period of time allowed for visiting Canada at any one time is six months. Sometimes, at the port of entry, a visa officer will note a shorter period of time in your passport thereby reducing your visit even further. The highly experienced immigration lawyers at the Bomza Law Group are well positioned to assist you in extending your visitor status from inside Canada.
There are several countries whose citizens are exempt from applying for a Canada visitor visa before appearing at a port of entry. This list of countries is frequently updated, so it is important to check with experienced legal counsel before planning your visit.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
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