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Visitor Visas

The latest news about Canadian tourist visas, which is a type of Temporary Resident Visa that is an official document issued by a Canada visa office. It is then placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident. Tourist visas are also known as visitor visas. There are different types of visitor visas and a certain amount of time a person is allowed to reside in Canada. For more questions on visitor visas/tourist visas, visit our page on Canada visitor visas.

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What to Expect When Giving Biometrics in Canada

By SierraNovember 19, 2021
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When immigrating to Canada, there are a number of steps and things to complete before successfully making the move, biometrics being one! This is a system built by the Canadian government to securely allow foreign nationals to enter Canada through a number of visas. Whether you are visiting, working, or applying for permanent residency, you […]

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Entering Canada With A NEXUS Card in 2022: Pre-Screening for Travelers

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
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Once COVID-related travel restrictions are lifted, thousands of visitors and business people will be traveling to the United States and Canada each day. Those looking for expedited processing when crossing these borders may be interested in pre-screening programs such as NEXUS. The CBSA estimates that 1.4 million of the 1.7 million NEXUS cardholders are Canadian […]

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The US Adds Canada to ‘Do Not Travel’ List

By CaseyDecember 29, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in the United States or Canada! On Tuesday, April 20th, the United States added a substantial amount of countries to the State Department’s “Do Not Travel” list – Canada, Mexico, […]

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Canada Eases Restrictions on Family Members Traveling to Canada

By Ella BergquistDecember 29, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! Family reunification is an important part of Canada’s immigration policy. Due to the current pandemic, the laws have made it quite hard for out-of-country family members to reunite […]

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Apply for a Work Visa While Visiting Canada

By Ella BergquistMarch 6, 2023
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Many people visit Canada and fall in love with its charm. There are many job opportunities that visitors come across and they may wonder, “Can I change my visitor visa to a work visa to stay in Canada longer?”. The answer used to be, “not really” but now there have been some changes that allow […]

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Canada Resumes Online Visa Application Processing

By CaseyJuly 1, 2020
Visitor Visas

The IRCC has announced that beginning on July 1st, Canada will resume processing all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Canada’s travel restrictions still apply, so many people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. Resuming processing of these visas is an effort to be […]

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Are TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas) Still Being Processed?

By CaseyJune 9, 2020
Visitor Visas

Update 6/9/20: The IRCC announced that Canada will resume the processing of temporary resident visas (TRVs) submitted online as well as electronic travel authorization (eTA) applications on June 9. IRCC also stated it will resume TRV processing online “to the extent possible.” Applications will be prioritized for individuals who are currently eligible to travel based on current travel […]

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Canada Visa Processing Time After Biometrics: How Long Does It Take?

By Ella BergquistFebruary 23, 2024
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Many times when a foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada, they want to know how long it will take to get there. Each visa has a different processing time and application process. The processing time for Canadian Visas is defined as how long it takes Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process […]

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Visitor Visa Applications Suspended in Canada for 21 Days

By SierraApril 20, 2020
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Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19, many Canadian immigration processes are changing rapidly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Announced on April 10th, 2020, the Canadian government decided to suspend the processing of non-essential visitor visa applications because of current travel restrictions. As of right now, this suspension of visitor visas will run for 21 days […]

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How Coronavirus is Affecting Canadian Immigration Processing Times

By SierraApril 4, 2020
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To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials have announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. These restrictions will affect immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport applications at this time and differentiate by the situation. The latest updates on Canadian immigration can also be found here Processing Times Like always, the processing […]

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How to Reapply for a Canadian Tourist Visa After Being Rejected

By Ella BergquistNovember 21, 2023
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You may find that applying for a Canadian tourist visa can be difficult to get and in some cases, result in a refusal. If this happens, you should know your options, like reapplying! In addition to reapplying, you could also appeal. Deciding which route to take depends on your personal situation. Here is how to […]

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Can You Change a Tourist Visa to a Permanent Resident in Canada?

By Ella BergquistMarch 8, 2023
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If you are visiting Canada on a visitor visa it is very difficult to turn that visitor visa into permanent residency. In most cases, you would not be able to meet the requirements for permanent residency while in Canada on a visit. In cases where you are able to successfully turn a visitor visa into […]

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Collision Conference 2020

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
Visitor VisasTourist

 What is Collision? Collision is a tech conference held in Toronto, Canada. It is the fastest- growing tech conference in North America and is now entering its fifth year. 25,000 attendees participated in the 2019 Collision conference held from May 20-23. This 2019 Collision was the first time that the conference had been held in […]

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Canada’s Border Control Kiosks Meets Biometric Requirements

By Ella BergquistMarch 6, 2019
Visitor Visas

On March 4, 2019, Vancouver Internationa Airport’s (YVR) Innovated Travel Solutions (ITS) announced that their self-service border control solution, BorderXpress is the first in Canada to be updated to meet the Canadian government’s expanded biometric screening requirements. Back on July 31, 2018, Canada expanded its biometric requirements with their ultimate goal of making legitimate travel […]

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Settling in Canada: Things To Do After You Arrive

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in Canada If you are planning on immigrating to Canada or if you just received your immigration visa acceptance, there are several things you should review before moving. Newcomers in Canada sometimes need help with settling into this new country. We have compiled several items that you should […]

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Mark R. Post

My new life is possible because of working with Visaplace. they took my case and knew exactly how to achieve the goals I’d set for myself and my family. Kind and courteous and got the job done.

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James C. Starkes

I got my US L1 Visa through them, pretty smooth process. We weren’t sure they’d take our case as we had some issues with retrieving some documents, but they worked with us on getting everything we needed. Recommend.

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Michael H. Perry

I express deep appreciation to VisaPlace for their unwavering commitment in securing my visa successfully. Their unmatched professionalism has left me thoroughly satisfied with the results.

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Severina Tedford

Allow me to express that our case proved to be more complex than initially anticipated. However, Aisha and Reena provided unwavering support throughout the entire process. At each juncture, they offered clear guidance on necessary actions, guiding us through the intricacies we couldn’t navigate independently. While the procedure proved more intricate than expected, our legal team maintained close communication, ensuring we were well-informed and adequately prepared. Confronted with challenges, they approached them with a positive attitude, instilling confidence through their professionalism and competence. I wholeheartedly recommend their services. While moments of stress were inevitable, their assurance and ability to convey that confidence were instrumental. Reflecting on the experience, I am certain we would not have succeeded without their assistance, or at the very least, the journey would have been significantly prolonged.

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Very impressed. We had an application that was not straightforward, but our legal team put us at ease at every step of the way. I can’t imagine what the process would have been like without their help. Highly competent and reliable. If you’re trying to avoid a lot of headaches and grief, this is the firm you want in your corner.

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John E. Raabe

I extend immense gratitude to VisaPlace for their dedicated efforts in successfully obtaining my visa!! Their unmatched professionalism has left me absolutely satisfied with the results.

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Daniel Amoakoh

VisaPlace offers professional guidance that will lead to successful visa acquisition and immigration to North America if obeyed. The staff is very caring and thoroughly discusses your case to find the best path for your application. My favorite is Mansi Sanghvi. I appreciate your support, VisaPlace.