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Secrets to a Successful Canadian Visitor Visa Application

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Secrets to a successful visitor visa application. A lot of people who are applying for a Canadian visitor visa are nervous whether or not they will succeed. Will they get a visa? Will they get refused? After all, applying for a visitor visa can be nerve wrecking. Hello everyone, my name is Hishge Bessey of visaplace.com.

What You Need to Know About Canadian Visitor Visas

When an immigration officer is processing visa application, all of them actually have one big question in their mind, “Will this applicant go back to their home country after they’ve finished their visit to Canada?” This will be our main concern especially if the applicant is from a developing or underdeveloped countries because many of the visitors from those countries don’t go back.

Canadian Visitor Visa: How to Improve Your Application

So how do you convince the officer that you are a true visitor who will play by the rules? There are several factors that may help you to succeed. The first factor will be to show you have a strong establishment in your country. This includes your employment stability, any school attendance if that’s applicable to you, and assets you own, and marital status, children and family, and any other responsibilities that require your return to your home country. The more you show the better chance you will have to convince the officer.

The factor two will be to be clear of your reason of your visit. You have to specify why you’re visiting the country. Whether it’s a family celebration or family emergency or work related matter or pleasure visit, you have to make your reason clear. You can include your accommodation arrangement, invitation letter, and documents such as arranged registration to validate your client. Rule of thumb, try to include as much proof as possible. The factor three will be your financial arrangement. If there is no proof of sufficient funds for your visit, unfortunately your application is likely to get refused. Therefore, you should show sufficient funds available for your trip, no matter who’s covering the cost.

Now, once you come to Canada, if you decide to stay longer there may be options. Consult with an immigration professional for help. I hope your application is successful and your visit is enjoyable. If you liked my video please click like and subscribe for more Canadian immigration videos. Thank you.

Are You Interested in Applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa? 

While the procedures for applying for a Canadian visitor visa may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can do it themselves. For Canadian visitor visa applications, there is actually a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. Therefore, your best bet would be to hire an immigration professional. We at visaplace have helped thousands of people successfully visit Canada on a visitor visa and we can help you too.

Getting started is easy.  Just fill out our FREE immigration assessment form here and we’ll get back to you (within 24 hours) to discuss your eligibility and options.

 

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

37 thoughts on “Secrets to a Successful Canadian Visitor Visa Application

  1. jc

    Hi, I’m interested in applying for a visitor’s visa in canada but the thing is do I have a higher rate in approval if the visitation per se is just to go there for LGBT marriage? My fiancee is a greencard holder of USA and i’m not either a resident of canada or usa. We just plan to go to canada for that marriage for us to be legal and process our papers for USA

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi JC,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We have helped many clients in you and your fiancee’s same situation and we would love to help you! First, we need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. mohammed

    I would like to provide a tourist visa to Canada for the summer vacation accompanied by my wife and baby, All the travel requirements are on standby like from letter of identification to work, financial status, airline booking and hotel reservation, all of which are confirmed.

    All supporting documents were added to prove my return to my place of residence .

    I have a Palestinian passport with ID and I have a residency in Saudi Arabia.
    I have a very strong relationship here in terms of my return.
    I was born here and my family here too, including my father, my mother and all my brothers.
    I have an excellent career and a salary, I also have a good future here. I work in the medical engineering sector

    I was refused the US visa application because I did not meet the requirements of tourism

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Mohammed,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I am sorry to hear that your application was rejected, but we have helped many clients in your situation, and we may be able to help you! First, we have to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. Jaspreet

    His.. My name is Jaspreet . I am from India. My brother in law and my sister in law are Canadian permanent residents. Is there any way they could apply my husband’s visitor visa.. I am coming to study in Canada by September 2017 . We have established business here.. Tell me about visitor visa for my husband

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Jaspreet,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! There are many different avenues for your husband to take in order to obtain a visitor visa. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Edwin

    Hello,

    I am from Ecuador. My sister currently in Canada on at tourist visa. There is a question that asks if I am accompanying someone to Canada on the application, but I am coming to Canada alone. When I click on the word “accompanying” it defines it as my family travelling with me, however if I click on the question mark next to this question it says if I will be staying with a family member in Toronto. I feel like the question contradicts itself, should i be choosing YES or NO for this question? I will be staying in the same house as my sister while in Toronto. Thank You

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Edwin,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! The number one reason for application refusal is when people try to apply themselves. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring about. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. AARTI YADAV

    Dear Sir,
    I’m interested to visit Canada on Tourist visa, As my husband is there on Student visa. My main aim to visit canada to celebrate our first wedding anniversary together. Currently i’m working as an account assistant in one organisation. They ready to give me 25days leave. So should i apply for tourist visa?? Is there any chances of rejection plz help me in this

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello!
      I am really glad that you contacted us. I know it can be quite confusing to know which visa is best suited for your situation. We have helped thousands of clients in your situation, where we have reviewed their case and processed their application for the proper visa in order for them to fulfill their traveling wishes. We would love to help you visit your husband for your first year anniversary! Please complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you visitor status here in Canada.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  6. Virginia muthama

    Hello my name is Virginia I meet my boyfriend on online dating site one year back I want to apply for a visitor visa to go and visit him in canada.what are the requirements. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Virginia. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. raghav

    Hi. I am currently pursuing MBBS from a government medical college in india. I want to visit my relatives in canada during my summer vacations. So, i just wanted to ask what are the chances that i can get a tourist visa. My relatives are canadian citizens. I will also attach a note from principal of my college stating i am a student.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Raghav. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. Divya doomra

    Hi i want to visit my fiancé living in canada but my tourist visa got refused (my, my fathers and my mothers). I live in India and have a permanent job here but no travel history. He attached his sponsorship though. Should I reapply?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Divya. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face the same problem as you. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  9. MAHBUB ERSHAD

    Hi,I have a sister living in Canada with her family.They are all Canadian Citizen. I would like to attend wedding of my nephew.Obviously I need an invitation letter from them.So my brother in law is going to write & send me an invitation letter. My brother in law is doing a much better job than my sister. Do you think its fine to have this invitation letter from my brother in law or is it necessary that my sister should write the letter.I will obviously submit evidence as much as possible to prove the relationship with my brother in law. Please suggest.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mahbub. It is fine that your brother in law writes the letter provided it is clearly explain as to what the relationship to you is.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. MAHBUB ERSHAD

        Hello Mr.Muga Rajbhandari, thanks for your advise. Are you an immigration consultant? If you are could you please give me your contact details? Thanks.

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Mahbub. Yes I am a licenses ICCRC immigration consultant. You can reach our office to book a consultation with me by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  10. JAIMIN VYAS

    MY NAME IS JAIMIN. MY BROTHER IS IN CANADA ON WORK PERMIT.HE HAS A CONVOCATION CEREMONY SO LAMBTON COLLAGE SENT US THE INVITATION.ME MY WIFE,MY CHILD WHO IS 2 YEAR S OLD AND MY PARENTS. SO WE APPLIED FOR TEMPORARY VISITOR VISA FROM INDIA.HIGH COMMISSION GAVE VISA ONLY TO MY PARENTS. AND WE THREE DENIED BY THEM. MY WIFE AND MY CHILD HAS A VALID US MULTIPLE VISA FOR NEXT 10 YEARS. THEY MENTIONED THAT WE HAVE NO TRAVEL HISTORY, LENGTH OF STAY IN CANADA, PURPOSE OF VISIT AND NO PERSONAL ASSETS.
    WE ALREADY MENTIONED THAT WE WANT TO COME THERE FOR 3 WEEKS. WE PUT THE INVITATION LETTER FROM LAMBTON COLLEGE SARNIA. SO IF I WANT TO APPLY AGAIN SHOULD IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE VISA FOR ONLY MY WIFE AND CHILD. COS THEY WANT TO GO THERE FOR SHORT STAY WITH MY BROTHER AND WANT TO SEE ATTRACTIONS.
    PLEASE ADVICE US
    REGARDS

    Reply
  11. Jody Burt

    Hi, I’m Jo. I want to apply for a visitor’s visa. I got my aunt’s invitation letter, job letter, my job letter, school status letter and other documents but I don’t have a lot of money in my bank account. My aunt however noted on the invitation letter that she would like to give me a trip because of how well I’m doing at school and work (she can afford to). I’m currently on Leave of Absence but will return to school in September 2016 (my school status letter does state that I end my studies in July 2017) and I currently have a full time job since June 2013. Do you think I should still apply without a large sum of cash in my account? My ties would be my job and school.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jody. Thank you for writing to us. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face visa denial problems. There is no set amount of money that is required; it is up to the discretion of the immigration officer who is reviewing your case. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  12. Chriss

    Hello! I want to apply for a Canadian visitors visa but Im currently out of university and will be returning next school year. My aunt sent me an invitational letter for summer holiday but I’m adamant about whether or not I will receive it based on the fact that I’m not currently in school. I also have proof of acceptance that I will resume next school year. Will that be enough proof to say I will return to my country ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Chriss. Yes you can apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  13. Farrukh

    I applied with family I have usa multiple visa also all family members but Canada got rejected ( I have brother in law who are Canadian nationals and I have previously applied Canadian immigration got rejected ) myself have been twice to USA my plan was to take family to USA from there to Canada . Now can I apply again alone it has been two months since rejection

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Farrukh. Yes you can apply since two months have passed. Since you already have rejections on your permanent record, I would suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  14. shree

    Hello,

    I’m Shree, I have applied for Canada TRV a week ago which got rejected due to Travel history, purpose of visit, and ties in resident country and in Canada. I applied for a month to visit my husband for vacation, we recently got married and wanted to spend time there as he has to continue with his studies there and had no leaves. As I got leaves sanctioned from my office I applied and it got rejected. Now, I’m thinking if I have to apply again or what should I do to make my application strong. How can I show Travel history when I have not travelled anywhere as I had no opportunity ( i did go on vacation to Thailand for a week) and i have submitted property and tax papers, employment details. what is that im missing, please help.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Shree. It is always frustrating when you receive a rejection. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face the same problem as you. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you to have a successful visit with your husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  15. Ngozi Audu

    Hi
    I am a Nigerian, 47yrs, my daughter is doing her masters in Canada and I want to apply for a study permit to do a master’s degree in my area of business. My husband and I can afford my studies. He has a good job in our country. My last child is still in high school. My husband and my high school daughter will both serve as my tie to my country.
    We also have properties and my business will still be running while I’m away.
    By the way i have a valid canada tourist visa that I have not used.
    What do you think are my chances.
    Thanks
    Tina

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Tina. From what you have written, your chances look good. A study visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your studies are complete. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  16. Romi Matri

    Hi..
    Iam temporary worker in canada and now i am pregnant. I want my husband to accompany me here as it is our first baby. So which way you suggest beacause i am in my 5th month and we havenot found any way for my husband so he can accompany me on my delivery.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Romi. It must be such an exciting time for you expecting your first child. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that your husband will return home after his visit. This is complicated by the fact that his new family will be in Canada. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  17. Tan

    Hi Sir,

    I’m from Philippines currently here in California as a tourist with a US multiple entry visa; I’ve been here for almost 3 months. I have travelled in Japan and I’m also employed for the past 8 years in Philippines. I’m planning to apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa here in California so I could visit my girlfriend in Canada before I go back to Philippines. I want to know what are the chances that I can get a visitor visa for Canada and how much funds do I need to have.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Tan. Thank you for writing to us. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face a rejection because some information is missing, or the explanation of the situation is not clear enough. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  18. nidhi nik

    Hi .i am interesting to applying visitor visa .i just wann which things i should remind in my mind .

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Nidhi. There are many factors that are considered when being considered for a visitor visa. I am going to suggest that one of our immigration professionals gets in contact with you to see how we can help you with all the details to make sure that you are successful.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply

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