Canada Visit Visa through WSL Consultants UAE

Temporary Visit to Canada

Canada offers foreign nationals the opportunity to visit for temporary stays through the Canada Visit Visa. Reasons for visits can range from family visits, holidays, tourism, business meetings, or conferences. The Visit Visa typically allows for a stay of up to 6 months. Citizens from visa-exempt countries can enter Canada for 180 days without a visa.

Family Sponsorship

When applying for a Canada Visit Visa, you can include your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children under 19 years old. As of August 2014, only financially dependent children under 19 should be included, with exceptions for children with specific physical or mental disabilities.

Sponsoring Parents and Grandparents

Parents and grandparents cannot be included in the initial visit visa application. They must be sponsored by a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Sponsorship requires signing an agreement ensuring financial support for the parent(s) or grandparent(s) and confirming they will make efforts to support themselves.

Other Sponsorships

You can also sponsor orphaned relatives under 19, such as siblings, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren, following similar criteria as for parents/grandparents. Additionally, children under 19 whom you intend to adopt can be sponsored, provided all international adoption regulations are met.

Types of Visit Visas

Single Entry Visa: Allows a one-time entry into Canada.

Multiple Entry Visa: Permits multiple entries and exits from Canada for up to six months at a time, valid for up to 10 years. Applicants are typically considered for multiple entry visas by default unless specific circumstances warrant a single entry visa.

Requirements for a Canada Visit Visa

  • Valid passport (minimum six months’ validity at the time of travel)
  • Valid Emirates ID
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (35mm x 45mm, white background, 80% face coverage)
  • Financial documents proving your ability to fund your trip
  • Non-refundable visa application fee
  • NOC certificate for employees (including salary, designation, joining date, and travel purpose)
  • Business income proof, valid trade license, self-introductory letter, and partners’ passport details for business travelers
  • Travel insurance
  • Letter stating the purpose of stay for official visits or training

Application Process

You can apply for a Canada tourist visa online or submit a paper application at a Visa Application Center (VAC) or embassy. Each family member, including dependent children, must complete their application. Biometric information (fingerprints and photograph) may be required, depending on your citizenship. Applicants must ensure they will return to their home country before the visa expires.

Business Visa

Business visitors to Canada need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) unless they are from visa-exempt countries. Business visitor visas are for short-term activities like conferences, site visits, or training and do not permit working in Canada. If employed by a Canadian company, a work permit is required, which must be applied for separately.

Business visitors must apply through the Canadian visa office responsible for their country of residence. Visa-exempt business visitors may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if arriving by air. Business visitors can bring family members, provided each has their own visitor visa application. Proof of business activity must be shown at the port of entry in Canada.

For personalized assistance and detailed information on obtaining your Canada Visit Visa, contact WSL Consultants UAE. We are here to guide you through every step of the application process.