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Temporary Resident Visa

We are often approached by people wishing to come to Canada as visitors from all over the world. Many people are surprised to hear that getting a Canadian visitor visa, properly known as a Temporary Resident Visa, can be a challenge.

Steps for Applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa

In order to qualify, applicants have to prove to Canadian visa officers at their Consulates or Embassies that they are suitable candidates for the visa. What visa officers are required to consider in making decisions on whether to grant or deny visitor visa applications are as follows:

  1. Whether the applicant will return to his or her home country after his or her visit to Canada is complete.
  2. Whether they have sufficient ties to their home countries as grounds for leaving Canada on time.
  3. Whether they have sufficient funds to support themselves during their visit to Canada.
  4. Whether they have a place to stay in Canada during their visit.
  5. The intended duration of their visit and whether they have visited Canada in the past.

Each of these above factors is carefully evaluated before making a decision. Therefore, applicants who tend to be successful with their Canadian visitor visa applications include documentation and information that show how and why they qualify under these factors. Information such as ties to their home country, family, employment, savings, etc., is often crucial in determining the outcome of a visa application. Generally, a well-documented, carefully prepared application has a much better chance of success than an application hastily assembled. If you are lucky enough to get approved for a Canadian visitor visa, you will notice whether your visa is “single entry” or “multiple entry.” Single entry visas are for a one-time trip to Canada only. Multiple entry visas allow the applicant to travel to Canada as many times as he or she wishes during the validity of the visa. Often the strength of the application will determine whether the Canadian visitor visa will be issued for single or multiple visits to Canada.

Have You Been Denied for a Canadian Visitor Visa?

If your application for a Canadian visitor visa is refused, you have the option to appeal other decision to the Federal Court of Canada. Appeals are generally difficult to succeed on so do not count on this route. Rather, a reapplication may be your best bet if you are able to address the concerns of the visa officer who originally refused your case. If you have been denied a Canadian visitor visa, it is important that you get the help of an experienced immigration professional.

Do you have questions about Canadian Visitor Visas?

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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

572 thoughts on “Temporary Resident Visa

  1. Kerestina

    Hi, want to ask you please, I have applied for tourism visa for 12 days to Canada from Abu Dhabi, UAE. Visa is rejected for the following 3 reasons :

    I am not satisfied that you have answered truthfully all questions put to you.

    Your family ties in Canada and in your country of residence

    Your immigration status

    Your travel history

    However Iam sure that my application and questions we have answer was true and as well as our documents, I have sent an appeal through email to the embassy requesting them to explain each point clearly and if the need supported documents and proofs that will be back, we are ready to submit all required/additional documents

    please let me know from your experience for this matter. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Kerestina,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! After appealing your application and asking these questions, it is possible that you will be able to reapply and have your visa application accepted. We would be happy to take a closer look at your application to help ensure it is completed as accurately as possible. 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 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. Jayanta Goswami

    Hi,
    I receive an email from canada immigration and they saying that Your application and all the documents i submitted in support of it have been reviewed and it appears that you may not meet the requirements for immigration to Canada. They clearly stated that “Specifically, I have concerns that you have submitted your experience letter that can not be found.” and they giving me 15 days for submitting additional paper on its regard.

    In UK i worked for a restaurant and that restaurant was close 2 years ago but i have experience latter from that restaurant and i submit that latter with my documents. do u think because of that Canadian immigration get confuse.

    So i need your advice regarding additional papers. Can you please tell me what kind papers i need to submit as a additional documents.

    I am looking forward for your kind response.

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Jayanta,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to take a closer look at your application and the reasons for their response to better understand what additional documentation you may need to provide. 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 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. Ashley Sarilla

    Hello

    I found the TRV article helpful and have a query. Appreciate if you could advise or clarify please.

    I received the study permit recently for a one year program. At the time of visa submission, I indicated that my spouse will not accompany me considering the project she was involved in. However, the project term ended earlier than anticipated and now my wife would like to accompany me on a temporary visitor visa. I have not entered Canada yet, hence there is no invitation letter. I am assuming that she must write a cover letter for herself.

    In your experience, have you seen a case similar to mine? Please advise the best route possible.

    Thanks
    Ashley

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Ashley,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! You may be able to resubmit, or your wife may be eligible to apply for a TRV as well. However, we would have to take a closer look at your case to determine the best route for you.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 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. Zehra Qureshi

    Hello I applied for my TRV on July 24 from US. They say that the processing time is only 20 days. It’s been 15 days since and I submitted my biometrics on July 31. Now I haven’t heard from them even regarding my biometrics update or any update for that matter.

    I have a flight out of Toronto on Aug 24 and illustrated as such in my additional documents. Who can I contact and will I get my visa next week which would surpass the 20 day deadline they have set.

    Any kind of help would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Zehra,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Processing time for a TRV varies on a case to case basis, so we cannot know for certain how long it will take. It may be helpful to contact the specific place you submitted your application. 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 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. Manuel B.

    Hello,

    I would like to bring my mom to visit us, the main reason is because we are expecting Our second child, and she couldn’t be here for the first one. The bay is due by the end of October. I’m not sure what would be better if apply for just a visitor visa or the super visa. Because the due day is coming soon, I was thinking applying for the visitor visa but I was told that this type of visa is often denied for this type of visits. ,!!!

    My mom is 74 years old, widow, came as visitor back in 2008, and my wife and I are canadian citizens. My concern is that after my dad died, we actually put their house under my brother and I ownership (because it simplify legal paperworks in Venezuela) but she still live in the house and take care of it, so now it might no be easy to demonstrate her ties to Venezuela. Other than sister and brothers, she doesn’t have direct family back home. She is retired and doesn’t own anything else.

    We have good and permanent jobs, and can demonstrate enough funds to take care of all her expenses.

    Can you give me your advise and thoughts about our case.

    Best regards,

    Manuel

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Manuel,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Your mother may be eligible to visit with a visitor visa or super visa, depending on the length of her visit. We would be happy to help you further with choosing the best visa for you and your family. 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 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
  6. Jayanta Goswami

    Hi,
    My name is Jayanta Goswami and i m from Bangladesh. I am completed my bachelor and masters degree from UK and from last two years i am enrolled with a company in bangladesh. I received a job offer from Saskatchewan, canada in gas bar company and i Applied for temporary work visa in canada 7th of june. I submit my LMIO papers and job agreement latter along with other support documents such as my education certificate, job experience latter, Police clearance certificate. Still now i do not get any kind of response from their side. That is why i am nervous. I cannot figure out whether i am getting visa or not. According to my job agreement i need to join their by

    Can you please tell me whats the chances of getting work visa at this moment.

    I am looking forward for your kind response.

    Best Regards
    Jayanta Goswami.

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Jayanta,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With your work and educational experience you may be eligible to have your visa approved. However, we cannot know for certain the chances of you getting the visa or when it will be processed, as processing time varies. 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 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
  7. Reem

    My husband submitted his application for a visitor visa on May 17, 2017 at the Canadian Visa Office in Abu Dhabi. They informed him that it would take 4 to 6 weeks to process his application, and that his passport would be sent back to him via courier within the time frame stated. My husband has obtained the visitor visa 3 times before and within the time frame they indicated however, it is has been over eight weeks and we haven’t even heard or received anything from them. They provided him with a tracking ID from which we can track the status of his application, however, after tracking it every day since the day he submitted his application, we have received the same notice: Documents for Visa application, tracking ID ??? are under process at the Canada Visa Office, ABU DHABI”. We booked our tickets in advance, and his flight is set for the 22nd of July, 2017, however he still hasn’t received his passport, and we don’t know if it will include the visa to enter Canada.

    It is quite a stressful time, and every effort to contact Visa Offices for help is a complete fail.

    Please HELP!

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello Reem,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I’m sorry to hear you haven’t received your passport yet. If you were one of our clients we would be able to advise you and either figure out where it was or how to enter the country with it still pending. 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 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
  8. Ashish Patil

    I have applied for Canada Visitor visa on 26 of may 2017 , But till date its showing my Application is being processed at the Canada Visa Office, BANGALORE (INDIA). Could you please suggest is my Visa is rejected. As the normal processing is 10-15 days.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Ashish,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I’m sorry to hear the Canadian Visa Office’s communication has been less than perfect. Unfortunately, because you applied through a company that is not ours, we can not check on the status of the application unless you applied through us. If you wish to have a lawyer help you during the application process and ensure there are no communication gaps please fill out the online assessment below. 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 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
  9. raman

    Hi! I m Raman from Punjab.My husband is pr in Canada and applied spousal immigration case 3 months back.can I applied for tourist visa? What are the chances of success either it affects the spousal case or not?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Raman,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! You may be eligible for a tourist visa, but we would have to take a closer look at your case to determine this. Every case is different, so success rates vary, but we would love to help you during this process! 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 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
  10. Mohit Maan

    I would like to provide a tourist visa to Canada for the summer vacation accompanied by my father.But i don’t have invitation letter.Last month i traveled to singapore and malaysia. Before 15 years my father has been work permit of libiya. He also traveled in germany and malta in15 years.Now we both want to go canada as a tourist.I have strong financial, business and ITRS(returns). So pls proper guide me.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Mohit,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you and your father secure tourist visas to visit Canada. 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 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
  11. bhavin

    I AM from INDIA, i want visitor visa … i am electrical engineer with 3 years of experience… how can i apply for visitor visa? and what is the chance that i get visitor visa for first attempt? what documents are required for visitor visa?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Bhavin,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! You may qualify for a visitor or work visa in Canada. We have helped thousands of people obtain both visas and we may be able to help you! First, we do 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 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
  12. Sarbjeet

    Hy we live in india ! Me and mg husband nd 2 kids who are studying here in canada nd my husband too is a lecturer wants to apply for a tourist visa! Will we get d canada visa or not?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Sarbjeet, We have helped thousands of clients obtain tourist visas and we may be able to help you! The first step for you is to please visit the link to Start Your Free Immigration Assessment. It will only take 5-7 minutes. We will then get back to you shortly to let you know if you are eligible for a visitor visa to visit your husband in Canada.

      If you have any further questions, please let us know.

      Thanks!
      http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Reply
  13. huzaifa

    hi i am huzaifa from pakistan
    i recently applied for TRV. am also have US visit visa. so how much chance is there that i will get TRV ?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Huzaifa,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Every case is different, but you will have a greater chance of obtaining a TRV with the help of an immigration attorney. The number one reason people get denied is because they try to obtain visas on their own. We would love to help you during this process. 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 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
  14. SANDEEP KAUR

    HI CAN MY FATHER CHANGED HIS VISITOR VISA TO WORK PERMIT

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Sandeep,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to take a closer look at your father’s case to see what we could do to help him. 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 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
  15. Bishoy

    Dear Sirs,
    i have applied to Canada visitor visa 4 days ago then i received an email asking my for the Biometrics, and after i did it on the VAC the Biometrics status was changed to completed on my application.
    today i received email telling me that my application was updated please check and after my sign in i found the Biometrics changed from completed to “We do not need your fingerprints. We will send you a message if this changes”.

    So, can you please advise.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Randhir,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I can understand how the laws and regulations pertaining to Canadian immigration can be quite confusing but we may be able to help you! First, we do 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 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
  16. Ahmed Hassan

    Hi,

    I’m Egyptian married to a Canadian wife since Jan 2013, we have a kid will turn 4 years in Oct. My wife were living with me in Egypt about 8 months per year since marriage. I didn’t apply for sponsorship, I don’t want to immigrate to Canada. I applied for a visitor visa so I begin to visit them there and flip our routine instead of them visiting me in Egypt, that’s because my daughter will go to school this year. My TRV was refused. Apparently, they’re not convinced that I will return to my country and my wife may wish to sponsor me. Can I build my case (reapply) on what I mentioned above? That I don’t want to immigrate or my wife to sponsor me or anything? I just want to visit them as I wish as they were visiting me in the last 5 years. The new transition is because my daughter is going to school, and if I wanted to immigrate or apply for sponsorship visa, I could have did it 3 years ago. Please advise.

    Thanks,
    Ahmed

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Ahmed,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! We would love to help build your case and get you the best possible visa for you to visit Canada. We have helped thousands of clients in a similar situation as yours, and we may be able to help you! 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
  17. Miljan Dukanovic

    Hi there. I am currently in Canada and have just received my BOWP. However, I cannot re-enter Canada without TRV. I am planning to go on a vacation on 18th of April. I applied for TRV on 29th of March. Processing times are about 18-20 days. It looks like that is going to be tight. My question is how long it will be from the moment they approve my TRV until the moment I get it? Will the e-mail me or mail me TRV? Can I leave Canada for a vacation before I receive it and be able to come back a few weeks later?

    Thank you

    Reply
  18. Jyot

    Hi,
    I am on student visa in Australia from last 6 months, and i want to go to canada for a month to visit my friends staying there. Can you please tell that is to possible for me to go to canada just for a month? And what are the requirements? It would not impose any sort of problem for me in Australia as well!! Thanx

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Jyot,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! Anytime traveling between countries, obtaining a visitor visa is almost always required. I would love to help you during your travels! Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval. I would love to help you during this journey. 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 help you obtain 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
  19. Shaminder singh

    Hi I am Shaminder Singh from India I want to apply my minor child ( 5 year’s old ) schooling visa to ( bc ) ( Canada ) in September 2017 with both parents and after reaching Canada can we do legally work in Canada because some immigration agent’s from India give me Surity both parents will convert our visit visa after one month with school permission to leagl work rights is this possible

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Shaminder,
      I’m glad you have contacted us! I know how the laws and regulations can be quite confusing when it comes to a minor student visa and sponsoring. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval. I would love to help you and your family during this journey. 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 help you obtain 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
  20. Vincent Hewitt

    Hi there, just a quick question. My wife’s parents are here visiting us from China. We are trying to extend their visitor visa. I’m wondering will they need to submit their marriage certificate? If so their marriage certificate is in Chinese do you need to translate it and notarized. Or can we just translate it?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Vincent,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am really glad that you contacted us! Depending on how much how long you need to extend their visitor visa we can help you and your family during this time. Please Vincent, 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 family’s situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to extend their status again 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
  21. H min

    hi
    I am a permanent resident of canada and i would like to apply a visitor visa for my spouse. i have been residing in India to complete my studies and such. Is this a factor for refusing
    visitor visa for my spouse. And is it possible to apply for permanent residency for my spouse while he is in canada in visitor visa(hopefully if he gets it)?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I am so sorry to hear about the hardships you have faced when it comes to immigration. Here at VisaPlace, we have helped thousands of clients in your same situation. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval. I would love to help you and your spouse during this journey. 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 help you obtain 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
  22. Oksana

    Hello there! I would like to extend my moms stay in Canada. My husband’s annual salary is more than $86,000. My salary is $31,000 a year. Is it possible to sign a letter of guarantee only by myself or my husband supposes to sign this letter as well?

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Oksana,
      Thank you for contacting us! We have helped thousands of clients in your similar situation, and I would love to help you and your husband. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help get you all your legal questions, it will also increase your chance of visa approval.
      Please Oksana, 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 status again.

      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
  23. Andrew

    Hi, I’m planning to get a tourist visa for Canada, I’m from El Salvador, but right now I’m in U.S.A and i know all the procedure but, I have a question, when it comes to show that I have the money to go to Canada in my bank account, I can not request a bank status because I’m not in my country, a man at the VAc in New York told me just to get a screenshot of my bank account online and show that, but the problem is that the web page it is all in spanish, so, my question is… What can I do? Can I show that screenshot even if it is ib spanish? I’m going to request it online. Please let me know what can I do about it. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Andrew,
      Thank you for contacting me! I can understand how your situation can be very confusing and frustrating. I have helped thousands of clients in your situation of being unsure what they can do to prove their income and current bank amount. Hiring an immigration lawyer will get you the best possible legal advice. Please Andrew, 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 help you get the best possible 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
  24. ravi kumar

    Hello sir i want to know that how much old funds Canadian embassy wants for a tourist visa. 1 months old or 2 month or 3 months old.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Ravi,
      Thank you for your inquiry! I would love to help answer your questions about the pricing for tourist visas. Hiring an immigration lawyer will give you all the answers to your immigration questions, it will also increase your chance for visa approval. Please Ravi, 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 help get you the best possible 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
  25. shruthi

    Hello,

    I am from india and my husband have PR. I applied for Visiting visa and it got approved and reach canada on August 2016. After reaching here we filed outland PR application.The First stage , Sponsorship got approved in October 2016 and file transferred to india for further processing.Meanwhile my visiting also extended and now i have valid status till June 2017. Now the problem is that we both have to go to India in april 2017 so what are the option for me to re-enter canada?

    1) Can i apply for Visiting visa within canada?
    2) Can i apply for visiting visa outside canada while am residing in canada ?

    Am very confused.Please help me to get through this.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hello!
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted me! I’m so sorry to hear about the confusion you’ve faced during your visa process. I can understand how frustrating the rules and regulations can be. Hiring an immigration lawyer will increase your chance of visa approval, and they will answer all of your immigration questions such as the ones that you have listed for me. 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 help you obtain the correct visa for you to immigrate to 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
  26. Larissa Porto

    Hello,

    I am Brazilian, 20 years old, student. I intend to go to Canada on June 2017 to visit my boyfriend. My mom and he will be paying for the trip. He already did an invitation letter where he says will be helping me with the costs. Do my mom also has to do a letter as my Financial Supporter/Sponsor?

    There is a question on a form that says “Do you depend on someone for financial support?” And I don’t know if I should answer YES because I am not paying on my own (my mom is paying for it) or if I can answer NO because family members as mother is not considered in that category. (Since she already pay all my fees in Brazil because I am an student still).

    Thank you in advance,
    Larissa.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Larissa,
      Thank you for reaching out to me. I am sorry to hear about the confusion on your Canadian visitor visa. We have helped thousands of clients in your exact situation. I always recommend hiring an immigration lawyer to file your application for visitor status. The number one reason applications are denied are because they’re incomplete or incorrect throughout the application. Immigration lawyers increase your chance of approval and ensure no mistakes, incorrect information, or missing documents on your application. Please Larissa, 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 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
  27. Mitali

    I have a multiple entry Canada visitor visa and i have also visited Canada stayed there for almost 40 days. Now i am planning to pursue further studies from Canada. Will my visitor visa will help me in obtaining a study visa?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mitali. 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
  28. almir

    im a 18 years old boy from macedonia and i want to visit my family in canada my family will send me a invitation letter can i use that letter as an financial support ? i dont have a bank account i dont work i still study
    thank you

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Amir. 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
  29. Nicole Fernandez

    hi there!

    I have a multiple entry visitor visa and it will expire on May 2017. How can i renew my visitor visa? Can i renew it or do i have to reapply for it when it is expired? because i am now in my home country and i am planning to renew it bfore the expiration date in my home country. Can i do that?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nicole. 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
  30. Vani V

    Hi, I am an Indian and would like to appy for a Canadian visitor visa to travel for a family reunion. Before this reunion thing came up, I had already applied to colleges in Canada and will apply for a study permit once i receive acceptance from the college.

    I am confused if my visitor visa application will have any adverse affect on my Study visa application which i may apply at a latter date

    Please advice.

    Thanks,

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Vani. 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
  31. martin

    Hello,

    My name is Chuks and I am currently studying in Canada. I visited Canada early 2016 with my wife and eighteen months old daughters on vacation before my study visa was approved upon my return to Nigeria.

    I wanted my family to come spend some time with me in Canada but their visa renewal was denied twice. The visa officer does not believe my wife will return after the visit.

    I want them to reapply next February so we can spend the Easter holiday together but I am worried on how to convince the visa officer that they will return after the visit.

    My wife owns a catering business with five staffs and we jointly own a residential property in Nigeria.

    I need your advice on how to convince the visa officer to get their visa approved or do i rather apply for a spouse open work visa for her?

    Thanks,

    Chuks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Chuks. Previous denials stay on your permanent record, and must be addressed in each subsequent application. 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. 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
  32. Ronak

    Hello,
    I had applied Tourist visa of Canada with invitation letter of Canadian citizen but unfortunately, its was refused but now I want to reapply but is it ok that I will not include invitation letter in my reapplications?
    Kindly advice me.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ronak. 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. 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
  33. tina

    Hi,
    Can you please let me know that if my spouse visitor visa got rejected , can we apply for his open work permit from India. I am holding a valid work permit of canada.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Tina. We will need to know exactly why your visa was rejected. 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
  34. pihu

    hii
    i just want to know my chances of getting visa if my husband who is an italian citizen got work permit in canada. under which category should my file be applied as far as I’m not an italian citizen I am an indian and living in italy from 6months.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Pihu. 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 after getting all the details about you and your husband’s situation. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  35. Lijo

    Heloo my name is lijo , currently iam working in saudia arabia about 4 years my native place is india , my wife is studying in canada post graduate ,so now i want to apply spouse visa for canada , now my friend advice a agent in india so i apply online thorough spouse open work permit , so i want to know about this file will come saudia arabia or it will process in india itself .

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Lijo. Thank you for writing to us. 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. We will need to know more about your wife’s status to make sure that she has PR status to be able to sponsor you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  36. Khalid Muhammad

    Dear Sir,
    I have traveled to many countries in Europe and i have been to UK in 2007 as well all on tourism visa, now i’m planning to travel to Canada for a holiday with my family, i’m from Pakistan but born in UAE and based in UAE since my birth with all of my family members.
    Please advise how to apply for Canada visitor visa with my wife and kids, i don’t want to take any chances of getting refused.
    I have my own company of auto spare parts here in dubai and my visa in UAE is as a Executive Director.
    Will realy appreciate your help and suggestion on the same.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Khalid. 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 difficulties. 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
  37. kelly

    hi i am 25 and i want a visiting visa am i too young to get a visa i am working for almost 2 years now i have a 3 year old son i have a good bank statement am i too young to get a visa.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Kelly. Each visa application is reviewed on it’s own merit. 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
  38. Milla

    I’m planning to invite my parents to visit me in Canada from India for 3 months. I’m pregnant now and hoping to deliver my baby in February 2017. And as I already have a little boy, it is really helpful If I can take my parents by that time to stay 3 months with me. But as I heard some people telling if I’m going to mention that in my invitation letter, it will be a disadvantage . They might think my parents not going back. Actually My parents have properties and bank accounts back home. So they are not going to stay with me after 3 months. Please let me know your advise should I mentioned my delivery in the invitation letter or not.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Mila. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that your parents will return home after their visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face difficulties. 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 your parents. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  39. Regina

    I would like to reside in Canada for a year or so, to make sure I am happy with it to make my decision to move there. What kind of Visa should i apply for? And how do i got about filing for one?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Regina. We will need to know more about your situation including your nationality and more. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  40. Haania Siddiqui

    Hi, My name is Haania. I am from India and working in UAE for more than 3yrs. I want to visit Canada for a month or so to see how the place is as in future I want to move there permanently. What is the possibility for me getting a visa? I have few far relatives (but not close ones) and some friends there who are Canadian Citizens. What are my chances of getting a Visa? How long will it take for me to get the visa? Will it help if my friend send an invitation to visit her?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Haania. 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 problems. When 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
  41. BPS

    I have a doubt. I am currently studying in Canada and parents wanted to visit me here in Canada on a Visitor Visa. The problem is that I might go back to India after some time. So if my parents hold a valid visitor visa but I am not in Canada anymore, so will there be problem for them to come to Canada even when I am not there? I mean any immigration issues that your son is not staying in Canada anymore so you cannot go to Canada. And can they visit someone else on that same visitor visa?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. Your parent`s visitor visas will be approved based on their specific situation. Your presence in Canada should not have an effect on their entry in the country. The immigration officer will want to make sure that they will leave the country when their visas expire.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  42. Melissa

    Hello Good day ,
    I am having a baby and due in one month from today. I got married earlier this year to my wonderful husband. who applied for a visitor visa last year November 2015 but was sadly denied entry to Canada. it would be wonderful to have my husband here for babys delivery and arrival as i live by my slef and wont have much help when baby comes as well as it is our first child together. i would like for him to reapply for his visa to be here in time for 0ur baby birth. I am concerned and would like any assistance as we have limited time now please help. Thank You.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Melissa. Thank you for writing to us. You are correct. Time is of the essence. We would need to know more about your husbands visitor denial in order to advise you on what can be done so that he is present for the birth of your child. 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 your husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  43. Nalowa

    Hello I’m from Cameroon and I am a lawyer. I am suppose to attend a conference in 2017 on behalf of my law firm. The problem is I have a six months old daughter which I can’t leave behind is it possible that I can travel with her?? Also how possible is it that I can just take my kids for a family vacation during this period???

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Nalowa. 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. Bringing dependents with you may complicated the immigration officer’s decision process unless the situation is clearly explained. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  44. Okonkwo David Ifeanyi

    My Name is David Ifeanyi Okonkwo….Am a Nigerian…I would like to come to Canada so i can work…Please tell me how do i go about it…

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello David. The first step in the study visa process is to get a letter of acceptance from an accredited Canadian learning institution. Once you have your acceptance letter, we can help you obtain the study visa that you will need to come to Canada.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  45. Phayz

    Hi.
    I am looking for some advice. I live in Malawi and am married to a Canadian woman. We have decided to leave Malawi and move to Canada. I have the intention of applying for a PRP to settle in Canada with my wife sponsoring my Visa as my spouse, however, I understand this process will take some time. Thus I have the intention to also apply for a Tourist visa so that I can travel to Canada with my wife, and leave before the end of 6 months if my PRP is not yet processed. Then once the PRP is approved, I will return to Canada.
    My question is: Am I allowed to apply for both a PRP and a Tourist Visa at the same time?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Phayz. Thank you for writing to us. Since you are already married, your wife may be able to start the spousal sponsorship application for you. There are two type of spousal sponsorship: Inland where you have to remain in Canada during the entire application process, and Outside where you are permitted to travel in and out of Canada. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  46. Joshina

    Hello sir,
    We have applied for the family tourist visa in August to Canada Embassy, Newdelhi, through online processing.
    In the same, my parents hav been granted the visa till the passport is valid and they have that and my application is still pending as told by travel agent
    He is not in the town now and I dont know the user id and password
    but only know the application number of the file
    please guide how to proceed next to know about the application status as he has applied it online
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Joshina. Unfortunately you will need the permission of the person who created the online application.
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  47. RAmesh Kumar

    Hi Sir,

    I have a canadian visitors visa and the reason i gave while applying is vacation. I travelled once canada for vacation.
    Now i want travel canada temporarily for work(for 2 weeks), can i do it with my visitors visa and what should be the reason to the officials at the border.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ramesh. You cannot generally work in Canada if you are in the country with a visitor visa. 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 see how your goal can be accomplished. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  48. Chandrika

    Hi,,

    Is there an upper age to get an open job permit? If so, what is the age limit?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Chandrika. There is no age limitation for an open work permit per say, however age does limit the number of available immigration programs. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Chandrika

        hi,

        This is for my mom who is 74 years and still working in India..any possibilities

        Regards

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Chandrika. If you are a Canadian citizen, you can look at a parental visa, or a super visa for your mother. 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 your mother. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  49. Karishma

    My husband has applied for his visit visa on 3rd July and still hasn’t received any word on the confirmation. Problem is he’s already booked his tickets and is flying out on 19th August.
    Is there any way he can appeal at the embassy to fasten his process..or any documents he can submit, to fasten the process?

    Reply
  50. vishva jeet

    hello sir,
    I am Indian residence and i want to work in canada,
    can i get canadian work visa without showing my assets,bank ballance
    thank you sir
    vishva

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Vishva. Do you already have a job offer from a Canadian companyÉ
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. vishva jeet

        hi sir , yes sir I have job offer from canadian base restaurant and its HRD approved.
        sir I never travlled a once in my life, is it ok or it is bad news for me.
        can I work in canada or I will wait a long
        please help me sir,
        thank you

        Reply
        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Vishva. Not having a travel history does make it more difficult to apply for a temporary visa (work). You will have to show exceptional ties back to your home to convince the reviewing officer that you intend on returning home when your visa is finished. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  51. Iliya Zumot

    Hi, I own a Canadian franchise outside of Canada and I have been to Canada twice already for training-2011 and a convention-2013, my wife and kids been too with me in 2013. I am thinking of applying for a visiting visa next year to go there in the summer of 2017 to visit my aunt and cousin. I wonder what are my chances of being approved again.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Iliya. 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 denial. 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
  52. Sam

    1. If I apply for a visit visa online outside of Canada , where does it get processes? Does it still get processed in the visa office where I reside? Or does it get processed anywhere around the globe where the offices there are pretty much not busy and then I can get the visa from the visa office nearest to where I live?

    2. Does it help if I can get a recommendation letter from the member of MP if my mum’s visa was refused before?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Sam. Every visa application is judged on the merits as they are presented in the application. 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. You will have to see what were the grounds for denial for your mother’s visa. If you need help with your new 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
  53. adeel hamayun

    hi its me adeel hamayun from pakistan.and good to see your inquiry and a lot off experince .actually my Q is about tourist visa for canada.it was i lived in different country like uk ,north cypruss as a student and UAE as a visitor. and now i make plan for canada can you suggest me what can i do for visa. if i apply on my behalf i can get visa or not without sponsor ?kindly guide me about that thanks .

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Adeel. 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 difficulties. 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
  54. Verdah Khan

    Hi me and my husband want to visit canada just for h1b and h4 stamping. We have a son 6 months old and he is US citizen . We r living in US. We are filling our application but confused how much amount to show as bank statement for 4 to 6 days .

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Verdah. 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
  55. Asif

    Hi,
    My brother applied for Canadian visior’s visa back in 2009 from Pakistan and got refused. Due to family issues he didn’t reapply for over six years. He recently applied again in May 2016. Today he got the letter stating his application is refused because of 1. Travel history 2. Personal assets and financial status. We are confused and not sure what exactly went wrong. All documents were in place like invitation letter from my side and the proof of sufficient funds from brother’s side.

    Please suggest what should we do next? Is it a good idea to reapply after getting visa denied twice?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Asif. 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. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  56. ghie

    I’m working in Saudi Arabia for almost 9 yrs. And i always accompanied the daughter of my employer who have cerebral palsy on every travel of their family. I also travel together to them in US for twice. And this time, they want to travel to Canada, i just want to know how can i get a visitor visa, accompanied by my employer and expenses of my employer. Pls. let me know.
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ghie. 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 rejection. 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
  57. Bijith M

    Hello,

    I am staying in Canada from September 2015 and have become a PR in March 2016. I am working in an Industry as Maintenance Specialist in Saskatchewan province and is a permanent job. After becoming PR, I got married in the month of March in India. Now I want to bring my wife to Canada on visitor visa. I will be applying for Spousal Sponsorship soon. My wife is not doing a job in India. What are the possibilities for getting a Visitors Visa for my wife. Or how should I apply such that she gets a visitors visa easily.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Bijith. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the person will return home after their visit. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

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  58. Bilguun

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,
    I was born in Mongolia and immigrated to Canada and now am a Canadian citizen. I came back to Mongolia, got married and had a son with my wife. Our child is 1 and 7 months old. My parents are also Canadian citizens and live in Canada, never met their grandson (our son). We applied to get a visitor’s visa for my wife so that our son can visit Canada, meet his grandparents as the child can’t visit Canada without his mom. Unfortunately, my wife got the visa denied twice. What can we do now? Can my parents appeal, file a complaint in Canada? How else can she obtain a visa? Thanks in advance. Hope you will respond.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bilguun. 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 the visa applicant will return home after their visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face the same problem as you. We can help you get your son and wife to Canada so that he can meet his grandparents who must be so anxious to see him. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  59. Shrikant Potnis

    Dear Sir, Myself and my wife stay in Kuwait and I work here as an expatriate for last 13 years. We both have Indian Nationality. 6 years before our daughter migrated to Canada in Toronto. We wish to see our daughter and visit Canada as a tourist only. We are applying for TRV (and not Supervisa) as I will work 3 or 4 years more before I am retired. Mine as well as my wife’s parents are no more on this earth. Means we do not have those ties exist. I have lot of property in India. I am enclosing my property details as well as Salary Cert. along with my TRV. Also I am enclosing my daughter’s income details and her residence proof ( She owns an apartment in downtown). Do you think we may face any problem from Visa Officer in getting TRV approval? If ‘Yes’ please let me know what precaution I should take while applying, please.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Shrikant. 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 problems because they do not present all the information in a manner that makes it easy for the immigration office to review and see your intentions. We have been helping people successfully obtain their visitor visas for over 18 years. If you want to be certain about your application, and 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
  60. Deep

    Hello there,
    I have a question, my brother is getting married soon in Canada and we are planning to sponsor my cousin living in Italy and in India for this wedding for visitor visa. I sponsored my parents and my brother and they are permanent residents of Canada since December 2013. However I am concerned that if they both or one of get the visa and when they are in Canada and their visa is about to expire and they decides to stay in Canada and maybe claim Refugee status. Does that effect my brother or myself. Thanks for taking the time for this request.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Randeep. Your question has a lot of complexity to it. You are afraid that the people that you sponsor for a visitor visa will not return home when their visas are expired. 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 look at all the potential problems. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  61. Symara Gill

    Hi. i’m from St. Lucia. my husband’s younger brother has now received his pr status to join his mother in Canada. however, he suffers from chronic epileptic seizures and is unable to travel on his own. his travel visa expires soon, and my mother in law has requested that we(my husband and i) who are his legal guardians, “deliver” him to her and spend some time with her before we return home . we both work ( myself for the last three years with the government of st. Lucia and my husband at a call centro for the past year )and have requested and have been granted 4 days vacation to do so from our employers, respectively, however we both need a visitor’s visa. we want to apply for a small personal loan of $5000.00 EC for all our expenses.what i would to know is how long does this $5000.00 have to be on our joint account before we apply for the visas. and do you think we would be successful if we do apply with the $5000.00 EC?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Symara. There is no set rule on how long the money has to be in your account; what matters is that the money can be easily accessible by you. 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 problems. The amount of money you have is just one of the many factors. 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 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
  62. Esteri

    Hi
    I am a student from Albania and I already have recieved an offer letter from a university in Canada .Now i am a little bit confused about the visa .. In other words i do not know how to apply and what are the document that i shuould send.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Esteri. Congratulations on your letter of acceptance. 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 finished. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, make a mistake and receive a rejection. 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
  63. Marisa

    Hello,
    I am submitting the online visitors visa for my partner. He is Jamaican but works in Guantanamo Bay. Cuba. His contract ends May 4 and he goes back on June 8th (5 weeks vacation)…..which is why we are submitting it now to get it started. My question is, he will not able to give his biometrics until May 5th – which will be about 2-3 weeks after initial submission of the online app. There is no where in Guantanamo for him to do this and he is not allowed out to go to Havana to get this done. How much with this affect our application and processing times?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Marisa. Unfortunately if you do not have the biometrics at the same time as the submission of the application, your application will be refused. If you want, you can speak with one of our immigration professionals who can review all the details of the situation and may be find an alternative path for you and your boyfriend to take. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  64. Neetu

    hello sir
    i am currently resident of india my husband has applied for my immigration in canada he has pr status over there. and the processing time for my application is 18 months.but i want to visit him now . am i eligible to apply for visitor visa and what are the chances i will get this visa
    Thanku

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Neetu. You are eligible to apply for a Visitor Visa while your spousal sponsorship is being processed. You must make it very very clear in your visitor visa application that you will be returning home when your visa is expired, and you will wait at home for your sponsorship to be finalized.
      Regards, Vahe

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  65. Mohamed Ahmed

    Hello,
    I am an Egyptian. I want to purse a master degree in canada and already have recieved an offer letter from the university. I got married from a few months ago. We have a full time job in Egypt for more than 7 years. Can we apply together as a study permit for me and trv for her or not? It’s useful to submit a letter prove that we will take a one year leave or not? Also I have 2 brothers live in Australia and my wife has 2 brothers in Canada. Is this may harm our application or not?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mohamed. That is great news that you already have an acceptance letter to attend a Canadian university. As part of your study visa, your wife can obtain an open work permit so that shew can accompany you; she can join you at the same time. 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
      1. Mohamed Ahmed

        Thank you for your prompt response.
        Right now I fill our application for us. Study permit for me and vrt for my spouse but I have some questions below regarding my spouse application IMM5257E;
        1- Her father will support her expenses during this year and he will give us a bank statement so how to fill the question of what is funds available for your stay? Can I put funds available in her father bank account or let it blank.
        2- Purpose of visit, I chose other and I wrote accompanying spouse to his studies in Canada, right?.
        3- she has relatives their but it’s not the purpose of visit can I let the question regarding any person you will visit blank.
        4- I want to accompany her during my staying in Canada for one year. Can I write regarding the Q how long you plan to stay one year? Or I should write 3 month?

        Thanks

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Mohamed. It is very difficult for us to give you specific answers to a form without knowing all the details of the individuals who are involved in the the application. 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

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  66. Ehsan sharif

    Hello, it is great to see the quick response to the posts that motivated me to contact you. I am Pakistani citizen studying MA in Liverpool university. course will end in Jan 2017. i have intentions to study phd in Canada and therefore decided to have visit first before applying. i want to visit Canada in my off term time in June 2016. and i have appointment from the uni of Canada as well. i have returned tickets and hotel booking. visit duration is 8 days. how much approximately money should be in my bank account. i know there is no rule but a suggestion will be highly appreciated. my wife on dependent visa will be staying in UK and not accompanying me to Canada. previously i have visited Belgium and republic or Ireland for a short time. both visas are stamped on passport, and uk visa expiry is may 2017. kindly also tell me the chances of getting the visit visa.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ehsan. As you mentioned, there is no set formula for how much money that you need to have in your bank account. The immigration officer will want to make sure that you have at least enouhgh to cover your expenses while you are in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Ehsan Sharif

        OK FINE, AND WHAT ABOUT THE OVERALL CHANCES OF GETTING THE VISA KEEPING IN VIEW MY CURRENT CONDITIONS

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Ehsan, If your application is prepared properly and explains in detail the situation that you are in so that the reviewing immigration officer has no doubts as to your intentions, and that there are no other blemishes on your personal record, then you should see success. I reiterate, many people who decide to prepare their own application run into problems because of missing information, or information that is not consistent with the rest of the applicants story. I encourage you to get professional immigration legal help to make sure that a technicality does not prevent you from achieving your immigration goal.
          Regards, Vahe

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          1. Ehsan Sharif

            Thank you once again for you valuable words of guidance, i will look upon your suggestion of immigration help.

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  67. Asmaa Mohab

    Hi,
    My husband has applied for programs in canada and has recieved an offer letter. And he thinks to apply together and accompany him. Knowing that I have 2 brothers their in canada and someone advice my husband to apply alone and if he got a study permit, he can invite me from their. I am working here in Egypt from 6 years and they will give hr letter for one year leave accompanying husband abroad. Also I have been to canada twice visiting my siblings and come back to my home country, this may help or not?
    Which one is better? Can both of us apply together, husband as student visa and mine – TRV or better wait until he apply alone? And if we wait till my husband go their the probability of accept his invitation to me is higher than apply together or not?

    Please can you help me with this?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Asmaa. If your husband obtains a study visa, you are permitted to get an open work visa. A study visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that he will return home after his studies are completed. 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
  68. K D

    Hello,

    I am an international student currently in the US.

    I am attending a conference in China in the first week of June. The original F1 visa that I entered the US with is expired. I would therefore need a visa to reenter the US after the conference. However, the conference is only one week and the US visa application times in China is extremely long. I wanted to get a US visa in Canada before I travel for the conference in China.

    So I will need a Canadian visa to enter Canada for my visa interview. I am in the process of filling my application forms and they require an invitation letter. I have no friends or relative in Canada so I don’t have an invitation letter. How do I go around the invitation letter issue since I don’t have one?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello KD. You are in a very difficult situation. From what you have written, you are currently out of status. You did not mention what your nationality is so it is hard to give you any detailed suggestions. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  69. Mathew

    My wife and I applied for a visitor visa online to travel to Canada . We applied on 07 Feb . We are Indian nationals currently living in Oman . I am a high earning individual , well traveled and working in the Middle East for 20 years . I got my visa approval right away . However , after a month , I still haven’t heard anything regarding my wife’s visa . We have a letter of invitation from a Canadian couple with whom we will be staying and we are also going to visit our son who is a student at the University of Waterloo .
    My wife is currently not working but I have attached my bank statement which is healthy . I had also attached my wife’s valid 10 year USA visa as part of travel history , she has gone to the US and returned twice already . I am quite worried as the travel date is approaching and I don’t know how to follow up . Please advise. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mathew. It is very frustrating when you have wait with uncertainly. If you want our immigration law firm to look into your wife’s case you will need to retain our services. 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 get all your specific information and let you know how we can proceed. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  70. Ilu Singh

    Hie, I am an Indian girl pursuing professional course here. I want to visit my bf living in Brampton, Canada. I want to surprise him for his bday. What will be the procedure for obtaining tourist visa for a week and how much funds do I need to show in my bank account. What documents will be required and how much time will it take?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ilu. Thank you for writing to us. There is no specific amount of funds that you need to show; you need enough to provide for the duration of your stay in Canada. The visa takes approximately 3 – 4 weeks to obtain. 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
  71. denmark

    hi. i just want to ask i have invitation letter from my sister in canada. im a filipino but currently working saudi arabia. in her invitation it states there that they will provide me accomodation, round way ticket, allowance, and even medical expenses if required. my bank statement dont have balance because i used to withdraw everytime i receive my salary. my question is it necessary to have money in account even if i have an invitation? also i work here in saudi arabia.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. The Canadian visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the immigration officer who reviews your case needs to be 100% certain that you will return home when your visit is over. Your application will have to explain in great detail how you will be able to provide for yourself while you are visiting your sister, and my you do not have sufficient funds in your bank account. If you want to have the greatest chance at receiving your visa, I am going to suggest that you get professional legal immigration help for the preparation of your application. 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. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  72. kate

    hello, good day! i just want to be advice if what should i do. i live in Philippines and still a college student and i have a boyfriend from Canada and he want me to come this summer, he is the one who pay my tuition fee since i was in first level of college and i am in third level now in short he is the one who provide my financial needs here in Philippines, we are turning 4 years of an in a relationship and he always visiting here in very summer but this summer he cant because of his work in Canada. is there a possibility that i can get a tourist visa? i am 100% sure that i can go back to my homeland because i need to finish my studying here in Philippines, i just want to visit him for only a month. i missed him so much.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Kate. Yes it is possible for you to apply for a visitor visa. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  73. catherine

    i apply for temporary resident visa but refused. reasons are purpose of visit and employment prospects of country residence. can you give mesolutions for this? thank you.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Catherine. Getting a refusal on your record is very stressful. We can help, but you must get in contact with us. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  74. pradeep Thakur

    hello Sir/Madam

    I am international undergraduate student from India in united kingdom. I got married in last year (November) .My wife living in Vancouver, Canada on open work permit. i would like to visit in Canada to meet with her on tourist visa during my holidays after that will came back in united kingdom and will finish my graduation. i have few question about my visa and status , how much show money in bank account and chances to get Canadian visa.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Pradeep. Thank you for writing to us. The amount of money that you need to show is proportional to the amount of time that you will be staying in Canada. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  75. Kristine

    Hi, I am applying for my mother’s visit visa online. There is a requirement to show proof of temporary visit only like a plane ticket. but obviously I won’t buy yet not until the visa is approved. How do I address this requirement? Is a letter sufficient?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Kristine. Visitor visas are one of the most difficult to obtain. That is because the immigration officer who reviews your file needs to be 100% certain that you mother`s intention is to return home after the visa expires. Many people such as yourself, who try to navigate the immigration process on their own end up with a denial, and that unfortunately stays on your mother`s permanent record. 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 and your mother to make sure that nothing goes wrong. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  76. Tosin Sofoluwe (TS)

    Good day,

    My husband and I are applying for a visit visa to Canada. We are Nigerians. We both work and earn good salaries. In filling the forms, there is a question asking how much funds are available for our trip. We are not sure how to answer this because we have a common pool of funds. Do we split the funds available and state half on his form and half on mine as the combined sum is the total of what we both have at our disposal? Or do we put our total funds available both on his form and mine? Do we also need to provide both our bank statements?
    We will appreciate your guidance on this.

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Tosin. Visitor visas are one of the most difficult visas to apply for because if it appears to the immigration officer that there is a possibility that you do not plan on going back to Nigeria after your visa is over, then you will be denied, and that will be noted on your permanent record. 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
      1. Priscilla

        Hi my husband and I and my our child applied for a visitor visa to canada but they have refused us they said they were not satisfied that we will return back to our country after our stay, the purpose of visiting and travel history we want to reapply again and we need help. Thanks

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Priscilla. It must be very frustrating having your application for a visitor visa denied. The visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain. The immigration officer who reviews your case must be 100% certain that you and your family intend on going back home after your visit is over. You are in the same situation as many others that try to complete the application on their own. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years; we can certainly help you. 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 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  77. Ruby

    Hello,
    My parents and I are permanent residents of Canada & live in Toronto. We are trying to invite my 84 year old grandmother to visit us from Nepal. All of her property and financial documents are ready in Nepal. However, her bank issued her statements in USD instead of CAD. She has about $16000 USD, with an exchange rate of 1USD=102 NRs. mentioned on her statements. Would that be acceptable? Some people we know who successfully invited their parents to Canada insist that the documents should all be in Canadian dollars instead of USD, but we have no way to verify this. It would take at least another month to get new statements from her bank in CAD, and we don’t want to delay her application any longer.
    Thanks for help !

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ruby. You must make sure that the statements clearly indicate the the values are in USD. If it is implied, the immigration officer will interpret that to mean that the value is CDN.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  78. Milena Tsoneva

    Hi there,
    I am a Canadian citizen and I invited my brother who is a Bulgarian citizen to visit us this summer but his visitor visa application was refused on the the grounds of these factors: Purpose of visit; Employment prospects in country of residence; Personal assets and financial status. He visited us two years ago with his wife and there were no problems then with the visa. The assets he showed then are similar to these he showed now. Besides he is a customs officer ( working for Bulgarian Finance Ministry ) for 22 years. The only difference is that he is applying now for a visa only for himself. His wife is not applying because she is at a new job and is not eligible for vacation soon. I can’t understand why his application is refused and if I can do something about it. Can you give me some advice? Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Milena. Visitor visas can be the most difficult to get because the immigration officer who is looking at the case is always concerned that the applicant is not planning to go back to his home country. The difference between a successful application and a denial is the manner in which the information is presented. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years, and we are considered to be one of Canada’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 can assess your brother’s situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm I know that we will be able to help your brother.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Milena

        Thanks for your quick reply. I’ll consider your offer.

        Reply
  79. Michiko

    If you have a multiple entry visitor’s visa, is there a chance that you can apply and get approved for an open work permit? Say my parents were granted each a 5-year multiple entry visa and my dad wants to work.. can he apply for an open work permit so he can temporarily work while he’s in Canada?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Michiko. The multiple entry visa and the work permit have absolutely nothing to do with each other. In order for your father to get a work permit he would have to apply for one based on a job offer, and his merits.
      Regards
      Vahe

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    2. Jho

      Good day to all,,me an my american fiancee are planning to do a holiday in Canada, so I need to apply for a visitors visa, he told me he will cover all our expenses during our stay there,, we just really need to spend some time together for the fiancee visa we need to file after we do a holiday together, do I still need to show my account statement even if he will cover all our expenses? Hope u can help me regarding this matter. Thank you

      Reply
      1. Vahe Mirzoyan

        Thank you for your question. You will have to make it clear on your application how you are going to cover your expenses. It is difficult for me to give you a full assessment of what you need to do because there is so much information that I still require. What is your country of origin? Where are you right now? What is your current status. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK 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 on the best steps to take.
        Regards, Vahe

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  80. Mike

    Hello, I would like to know if the person I want to bring to visit (temporarily) from Ghana needs a lot of money in the bank to come. I have a great position and earn well above average money. I have a home, and can provide for the person while they are here. We meet all the other requirements as far as I can tell.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mike. Immigration Canada will want to see that your visitor has enough funds to support themselves during their stay in Canada. The length of stay will determine how much they will want to see proof of. What our firm does when we work on a Visitor Visa is explain all the circumstances of the visit so that the immigration officer who reviews the case will not have any questions that may cause the visa to not go through.
      Regards,
      Vahe

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      1. Mag

        Hello there, I hope my message finds you well. I am an Egyptian studying Medicine in Georgia. Planning to head Canada in February because I will have a holiday for a month. May you please tell me is it hard for Egyptian to get the Temporary Resident Visa?
        And will I get a refuses stamp on passport?
        Need your answer as soon as you can

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Mag. Time is of the essence. You need to act quickly if you want to come to Canada in February. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I can determine how quickly we can get a successful application processed for you.
          Regards
          Vahe

          Reply
          1. Mag

            Ok I did conplete the form.

            Reply
          2. Mag

            May you pelase answer my last question, will the Embassy stamp my passport I have gotten refused?

            Reply
            1. Vahe Mirzoyan

              Hello Mag. You will not get a denial stamp on your passport if you have the proper visa. You should make an appointment with one of our immigration professionals so that we can help you achieve a successful visa. You can book an appointment at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
              Regards, Vahe

              Reply
  81. Ana

    Hello,
    I would like to ask if it is possible for a temporary resident / work permit holder to invite a family member as tourist in Canada?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ana. There should not be any problem for your family member to apply for a visitor visa on their own. It is important the the application makes it clear that the family member will be returning to their home country, and that the visitor visa is not just a way to get into the Country. If the application is not filled in properly and with great detail, it will not be accepted by Immigration Canada.
      Ana, I am going to ask one of our immigration professionals to get in contact with you to see how we can help you navigate through the immigration process.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
      1. Ana

        Hi Vahe,

        Thank you for your quick response. Base on your reply, it is okay for a work permit holder to invite a family member as a tourist even if the work permit holder is not yet a permanent resident holder?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hi Ana, Your family member must apply for their visitor visa themselves. The fact that you have legal status in Canada means that you can provide a letter of invitation where you explain the circumstances of the stay; if they will be staying with you, for how long, etc. These letters can be complicated, and you need to know exactly what to say so that the immigration officer does not feel that your family member is trying to come into the country to live here.
          Regards,
          Vahe

          Reply
  82. Natalia

    Hey there,
    My uncle would like to visit Canada from Russia for 4 weeks. He is telling me that he requires proof that I own my own home (deed), that I am employed, and what my salary is. He wants a photocopy of my citizenship and passport. This seems pretty invasive for sponsoring a simple visitors visit. Does this make any sense at all? I am familiar with the letter of invitation which talks about proof of citizenship and job title, but why is my home ownership and salary relevant?
    Thanks in advance for your response.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Natalia. The reason they ask for an employment letter and funds is to prove that you have sufficient funds to support the visitor’s stay in Canada. Bank statements are also acceptable. Copy of your passport will prove your status in Canada. The Deed of the house is not usually requested.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  83. Kak

    Hi, I am a Canadian citizen (permanant) and I had a question about a guy I have been talking to for a little over 3 months now and he is from Pakistan. He tried to apply for his Visa but got rejected…is there a way I can help him to come to Canada?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your question Kak. There are many reasons for a rejection, it could be something as simple as a missing piece of information, or something more serious that the immigration office is concerned about. Unfortunately without having more details, I cannot advise you on the proper strategy to take.
      Someone from our immigration team will be contacting you shortly to see if there is something that we can help you with.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  84. Spradhan

    Hello
    My name is sachinam and I am on a temporary visitors visa in Canada, I have 5 years trv visa with multiple entry. I came to Canada in the month of March and got married to a Canadian on 5 July 2015, recently got our marriage certificate and in the process of documentation work to apply for a pr within Canada. Will be applying for pr within Canada soon. I would like to know do I need to extend my temporary residence visa status? Even when I have a temporary resident visa valid for 5 years ? Recently I came across a article online that said one cannot stay in Canada for more than 6 months on a temporary resident visa and it’s been 9 months since I am here in Canada . Please help, I am trying to get all the information online but I am not getting the exact Information.

    Reply
  85. Gourav ahir

    Hi

    I went to Canada this September 2015 at Humber College for Pharmacy technician program…I had to go back home within one week after my arrival at Canada ….. Due to medical issue and I reached back home….and did withdrawal and refund of college fees and GIC …
    Now, I want to go back again…nw I applied SHERIDAN COLLEGE again AND got offer letter for January 2016 .

    Now my question is:

    Will I be re-allowed to enter Canada….I have valid TRV(Multiple) & Study Permit till September 2017….I am planning to come again December 2015…???

    Or i need to re apply for visa……???

    I am really worried..your valuable experience and feedback is needed.

    Reply
  86. daniela

    Hi, Im applying for the study permit and bringing my common law partner with me, the doubt we have is: the embassy and the university ask me to prove that I have the money to pay all my sudy fees and a backup if My bf doesnt find a job soon, the question is, should the bank account be under my name? or under his?, is the same?

    Reply
  87. berry

    i submitted my visa for canada TRV, the application is still in process, the hotel booking and air ticket that i provided with application is due on 16th dec,

    my question is that: if my hotel booking and air ticket expire while in process, do they will refuse my visa application?

    please help!

    Reply
  88. John

    Hi
    Thank you to offer this service to us I’m a PR now for 2 years and waiting to apply for the citizenship I would like to invite my brother to visit me here in Canada but my big concern is that I got my PR after refugee claim!!!! so is that can effect in my brother visit visa please advice us thank you so much

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you John for your inquiry.
      You are correct that current situations may affect the sponsorship. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  89. Rahul

    Hi i am working in macau. I refused two time my canada visa application. Now they give me reason is purpose of visit but I already written in letter city names where i will be stay but I don’t know why they refused so please help me what I write down in my application for get canada visit visa

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Rahul for your inquiry.
      Visa refusals can be difficult to deal with. In order for me to give you the most accurate advice, I would need to learn more about your situation. Please complete this form for me Rahul, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once your assessment form has been reviewed.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  90. Tariq safi

    I’m planning to invite my sister whose married and has four kids reside in Saudis Arabia Jeddah employed to visit family in Canada during summer holidays any advice or possible can schedule appointment .thank you and looking forward hear back.

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  91. Taylor

    My fiancé is active in the Canadian military. The spousal visa looks like it could take over a year. Is there any way for me to put my application for a permanent visa (him sponsoring me) in now and get a temporary visa to live on base with him while it is processing? Does it matter than I have a daughter that would be going with me (5 years old).

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Taylor,

      Thank you for your post. There is an option where if you file for Spousal Sponsorship from within Canada and not only be eligible to reside here while your applications are in process, but even obtain an Open Work Permit. But in order for me to determine your eligibility for this program, I must learn some more details about you and your family. Kindly complete this form for me Taylor, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the information I need to advise you accordingly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  92. Hamza

    I apply for Canada visit visa but refused on the ground of Family tie in Canada & country of residence. I do not understand what they mean by Family Tie. Please can you advise.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Hamza,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Generally speaking, “Family Ties” refers to the fact of having one or more family members residing in Canada. I do not know what information you had submitted on the original application and whether or not you disclosed the fact that you have family here…but a Visa Officer reviewing an application will be apprehensive to grant a Visa if the applicant has a lot of family in Canada, or more relatives here than in the applicants country of residence. If you wish to reapply, I would not encourage you to do this alone as it is not only challenging enough to have a Visa issued to begin with, but it becomes more difficult when you have a refusal tagged to your name.

      If you would like assistance in the reapplication process, I would be more than happy to help to ensure that your application receives a successful outcome this time around. Kindly complete this form for me Hamza, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  93. Peter

    Hello,
    I met a girl who came to Canada on one year program (working holiday). We have been dating for three month already. Now we are thinking to move and live together. Her visa will expire in January 2016. I’m a permanent resident in Canada.

    My question is: is there a way for her to stay in Canada at least one year longer so we have time to see how it goes. Because we are not rushing to get married.

    Thank you for your respond in advance.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Peter,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I would be more than happy to see what options are available for her to remain here in Canada and to determine her eligibility to one of our various immigration programs…but for me to do so, I would need to gather more information about her and her credentials to advise you accurately. Kindly complete this form for me Peter, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will give me all the details I need to proceed. Once your submission has been reviewed, you will be contacted. MF

      Reply
  94. Aakanksha Jha

    Hi,

    I’m an Indian citizen, planning to study in Toronto, Canada. I have a valid Indian passport but I have never travelled to a foreign country before. I have no criminal records or any history as such that could jeopardize my chances for a visa. The programs I’m applying to will begin in September 2016. I have 2 questions:
    1) How early can I enter Canada on my student visa given my course starts in September 2016?

    2) Once I get my student visa, can I apply for a tourist visa if I wish to enter Canada 3months before my program commences? And then continue staying there on my student visa during the duration of my course?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Aakanksham

      Thank you for your inquiry. Generally speaking, CIC does not like nor approve of applicants coming into Canada for an extended period of time prior to the start of their Study Program. Unless there is a compelling reason, I would not recommend applying for both Visas as the refusal of one could have a negative impact on the other. MF

      Reply
  95. Anthony Rajan

    Hi. I have applied for visa to canada for project transmission training purpose. The visa was rejected all the two times stating that fail to satisfy the officer that I’ll come back to my residence country. The reasons given by the officer are Purpose of Travel and having no legitimate purpose to visit canada.

    I’m from India. Please let me know if i have different option.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Anthony,

      Thank you for your post. It is more common than you think to have a Visa application refused. Sometimes an applicant may feel as though they have submitted a complete application and that they have provided the necessary documents to supplement the application; and still experience a refusal in the end. We have had tremendous success reapplying on behalf of our clients and having the applicants’ Visa issued. It is better to apply using the assistance of a Professional, especially in the case where you have already received a refusal.

      In order for me to guide you accurately, I would need to learn more details about you as well as they application that was submitted for processing. Kindly complete this form for me Anthony, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the information I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  96. cheena

    Hi my name is Sheena..my mom visitor visa got rejected by stating only one reason purpose of visit. I have applied again by saying her purpose of visit is to meet me as it has been two years I have not seen her and I m going through very bad phase of my life as I recently got divorce..need my mother in this stressing time..

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Cheena,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about the refused application, we can definitely assist you in reapplying. In order for us to assist you further, we would need to learn more about the applicant (your mother) and the application that had been submitted and refused. Kindly complete this form for me Cheena, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  97. Diane

    Asked for a visit visa for my cuban brother in law. Both my husband and I are Canadian. All documents were perfect, no mistakes whatsoever. We were refused twice. The second application was with my MP recommendation letter. The problem is that the reasons they give are bogus reasons without foundation as we provided what asked (not only that but my brother in law overheard a lady who was also refused for ”previous travels” say that she had already travelled 3 times to Canada & returned. You can just TELL they are bogus reasons. Do they have a quota to respect? If you give them the proof but they decide not to take it into account… then?? It’s a roll of the dice? Or whether they like your picture or not?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Diane,

      Thank you for your post…and I do apologize for the hardships you have experienced while applying and having negative decisions made on your application…as well as I can totally understand your frustration. I can assure you that there is no quota and the decisions on applications do not depend on the applicants “picture”. Canada is one of, if not, THE MOST MULTICULTURAL melting pot in the world. I can assure you that if we were to review the applications/documents submitted, we will be able to pinpoint what the missing puzzle piece is to getting his applications approved.

      I would like to help you Diane, but I would need to learn more information in order to do so. Please complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with the details I need to guide you accurately. You will be contacted once it has been evaluated. MF

      Reply
  98. sara

    hi
    i want to ask that i have been submitted my application online visit visa of Canada from Dubai on 18th may 2015 as my sis live there she invites me
    up till now no response
    kindly tell me how long it will take to get response
    second is , can i travel to pakistan during this process?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Sara,

      Thank you for your post. Generally it can take up to 3 months to receive a response on a Visitor Visa Application. If you are looking to visit Pakistan and you have authorization to visit, you are more than welcome to go. Just be prepared that if you receive an approval on your Visitor Visa to come to Canada that you will need to submit your passport to the embassy or consulate so that they can attach your Visa inside. MF

      Reply
  99. Matt

    Hi,

    I am from the UK and my sister is a Canadian citizen to a Canadian , with children, and lived there for 25 years in addition to my mother being a Canadian resident having lived there for 3 years.
    In July I would like to take my girlfriend (Filipino) to visit for 10 days. We both currently live in Manila. She has traveled before and also lived in Shanghai with me for 3 years. Is it better to go direct to the embassy or through an agent? Also when I was inquiring I was told that she has to show 10,000 USD in her bank account that is not touched 3 months prior to departure? Is this correct as it seems excessive. Is it easier as I have family there? Any tips would be great. Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Matt,

      Thank you for your post. I always recommend to those who have strong family ties to Canada to always go through a professional when they are applying for Visitor Visas. The Visa Officers that review Visitor applications need to be satisfied that someone who has strong ties to Canada will not be coming here and staying longer than the amount of time that is authorized to them, and many times applicants on who apply on their own do not know what information to provide to prove this, or, how much information is sufficient information. If you have anymore questions about what we can do to help you with this process, please email us at [email protected]. MF

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  100. Milan

    I have been rejected a PR application with the charge of ‘misrepresentation’ as I did not mention about my second job in the application. Now, I want to apply for TRV to visit my wife for our anniversary in upcoming June. Can I apply for the TRV in such a situation? NB: The misrepresentation was charged for 2 years starting from 2014 April.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Milan,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can surely apply for a TRV, but I would not recommend that you do so on your own due to your application refusal. Any application that you submit will be scrutinized, and if you have multiple refusals under your name, it will make it VERY difficult for you to come to Canada. Please email us at [email protected] so that we can assist you with this process. MF

      Reply
  101. Gabriel

    I am an international student, I got married last August. I applied for TRV visitation for my wife, I got denied in the ff reasons.

    – You have not satisfied me that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary resident.
    In reaching this decision, I considered several factors, including:
    – Your travel history
    – Your family ties in Canada and in your country of residence
    – Your personal assets and financial status
    – I am not satisfied that you have sufficient funds, including income or assets, to carry out your stated
    purpose in going to Canada or to maintain yourself while in Canada and to effect your departure.

    I want to re-apply in February…Is it possible to use my brother’s bank statement who is a Canadian citizen as the sponsor? Please Advice

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Gabriel,

      That additional information may be helpful, but given the long list of reasons for denial, it would be highly recommended for you to seek the assistance of our experienced immigration lawyers. For example, one thing you would need to prove is that after your previous travel abroad, you returned to your home country. We would be happy to help you visit Canada, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  102. imran

    Hi how much money show trv visa I am apply in ppakistan

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  103. chay

    hi good day! i just want to ask what are my chances of getting temporary resident visa. im from the philippines. i was fortunately granted a multiple entry tourist visa last year but was only valid for a year due to the validity of my passport. i submitted already my application. is getting a new trv easier for me? do i have a high chance of getting a new one? thanks for the reply. 🙂

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Chay,

      TRVs are quite difficult to get these days, but our experienced lawyer will be able to maximize your chances of success. Based on the situation you described, as long as you left Canada before your visa expired then this shouldn’t be problematic.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  104. Wenghg

    Hi Sir, i had applied for visitor visa and was refused due to the ff reasons 1. My travel history 2. Limited employment prospects in my country of residence 3. My personal assets and financial status.

    I am an engr by proffession and working in a multinational company for 8 years. I only travel macau and HK for a vacation. I own a car and a small property which i invluded in my application along with my savings account. I have an invitation letter that proves that he will shoulder all my expenses in canada. If i will re apply how much savings is required? Do i need a ready back and fort air ticket and vacation leave form signed by my boss that i will return back as proof. Please help and let me know. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Wenghg,

      Those things are certainly good ideas: immigration officers like to see that you have a return ticket and that your employer is expecting your to return as well. Refusals are very common, and so we would be happy to offer you our assistance so that you can come to Canada.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  105. skeys

    Hello, I used a representative to order caips/Gcms notes on my behalf .
    it has been now 57 days. is it normal ? i am tryinng to call him but no responses what can I do.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Skeys,

      It is difficult to give you an exact amount of time that this should take, but if you think you have been unduly delayed, please feel free to call us to set up a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers who would be happy to help you.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  106. Tim

    Hi,

    I came to Canada as a visitor with 2 years multiple entry visa in March2014. Now I have received extension in my visitor visa till December 2014 and I have already applied for study permit in Canadian consulate, Los Angeles as I have received admission letter and scholarship from a Canadian university for post graduate studies. my question is that do I need to apply for extension in visitor visa again before December 20, 2014 ( because I am not sure whether I can get my study permit before December 20,2014)?

    P.S. At the time of first visitor visa extension application, the admission process was going on but now I have received admission letter and scholarship letter from university and my studies will start from January 05, 2015.
    many thanks.

    Tim.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Tim,

      You should always maintain legal status in Canada, and it might be a good idea to renew the TRV in case you don’t get the study permit in time. We would be better positioned to advise you if you call us to set up a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to provide you with personalized advice.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. Chris

      Hi, have a question regarding where to submit the application for visitors visa for my mom and brother their in the Philippines and I would like to send the application here in Canada where should I send it? I know there’s another option, apply online can I create a profile and use their Information to see if they can qualify? Having said that it means that I’ll be the one who need to attached or download the forms for them? Is that correct? I much rather send the hard copy here in Canada if it’s possible. I’m just not sure where to send it.

      Regards,

      Chris

      Reply
  107. Jahdo Clarke

    Good Day

    I just received my Canadian study permit, however the work permit applications for my wife and study permits for my two kids to accompany me were denied. I am not clear as to why they were denied. The response letter they receive simply stated “It is not reasonable for you to accompany your father/spouse to Canada if his intentions are of a Temporary Student Resident”. I believe it could have been because the post graduate certificate course I had applied for was only a one year (three semester) course. I really do not wish to leave my family for a whole year. How can I proceed?

    Should I reapply for a longer course and have them reapply again?
    Or should I have my study permit extended or changed for a longer period and have them reapply?

    Advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jahdo

    Reply
  108. Arianna

    Our situation is a little bit complicated. Hope you can help.
    Im currently living in the US Im a legal resident and I have my both parents in Cuba, my fiancee cannot go to Cuba, and my parents got their US visitor visa denied this year. We are planning to get married on July next year, and we agreed doing it in Canada and try to issue their visitor visa. The majority of my fiancee’s family lives in Canada, and his cousin will send them a letter of invitation. Can you tell me what they can do to increase their chances to obtain the visa? The invitation letter has to be individual or with one for both is ok? They just want to come for 15 days to go to my wedding and spend some days there

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Arianna,

      The letter of invitation is a good idea, and closely following the instructions and providing all of the relevant documentation will also help. However, even if you do those things there is a chance of rejection, but fortunately our experienced immigration lawyers would be able to help maximize your chances of obtaining a TRV. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/visitor-visa/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  109. skeys

    Hello I am just curious. I have use a representative from a compagny that order for CAIPS?GCMS notes today it is alredy 48 days. does it takes much time like this to get the file. Please

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Skeys,

      It is hard to predict how long this will take. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further assistance with this.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  110. Dianne

    Hello,

    My brother/sister in law and nephew got denied to visit us in Canada. Would it be better if we apply just for my brother? We are going to surprise my grandma, he will be attending my wedding (those are the reasons we had). The reasons why he got denied were, he doesn’t have any proof of financial/assets. Family ties back home.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Dianne,

      TRVs can definitely be difficult to obtain, but we have a lot of experience in taking people who have previously been refused visas, strengthening their application and then ultimately they successfully come to Canada. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
      1. sanny

        I got admission to study project management which course duration is eight months. I need to know if I can bring my family along. If no can I apply for trv along with my study permit. Thank you.

        Reply
  111. dastia

    Hello! it there any cases when you order you CAIPS/GCMS notes the processing time is more than six weeks?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Destia,

      This process could take more than 6 weeks; it is difficult to predict the processing time for each individual case. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  112. Naruki

    Hello, I am on my second visitor visa in Canada now and it will expire next February. I am in Toronto right now and is going to move in together with my girlfriend next January. My girlfriend is PR and we are thinking of using common law in the future. I have heard that there is a maximum twice limitation when applying for visitor visa. Is that true?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Naruki,

      Thanks for the question. While there is no maximum number of TRVs that you can have, they are generally difficult to obtain for a number of reasons, and so to maximize your chances of success you should speak with one of our experienced immigration professionals who will give you personalized advice. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/visitor-visa/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  113. raaghu

    Hi Sir,

    My self and my boy friend stays in Canada on work permit for more than 2 years.We would like to register our marriage in Canada before we actually get marry in India. We applied for permanent residents and it is in process.

    Could you please provide us the procedure to register our marriage?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Please refer to your provincial government’s relevant agency to register a marriage. Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  114. Jitender Saini

    Hi,

    I am Jitender Saini and I am from India. I am running a business here and works as a Director of my Company. One of my childhood friend got marriage in India last year and now his wife got her Visa for Canada. My friends family is hosting a Reception Party in Vancouver in Dec 2014. They Invited me and sent me all the documents required for sponsorship. I also have good savings history and I have a successful business running in India.

    Can you please let me know If I have any chances of getting Visitor Visa for Canada?

    I look forward to your reply.

    Thanks,
    Jitender Saini

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jitender,

      From the information provided, you certainly have a chance of obtaining a TRV to come to Canada, however they are notoriously difficult to obtain,and you should speak with one of our immigration lawyers who can help you submit a strong application so that you can visit your friends in Canada. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/visitor-visa/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  115. Aaaaa

    Hi..myself and my boy friend stays in canada on work permit for more than 2 years.could you please let us know the procedure to do the same?
    Please advice

    Reply
  116. Yohana Miler

    Hello Owen:
    thank’s to reply to soon.
    I already full field the application form to contact with one of your legal assistance.
    But We’ll like to contact him by skype.
    For now we need some information but definitely we will want to hired a immigration lawyer.
    I did not find where to wright these in the application form so i wright it here.
    my skype IDE is: yohanna.mila
    Thank’s again

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Yohana,

      I have forwarded your information to someone who will contact you to setup a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers. Thank you, and we look forward to helping you with your matter.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  117. Koko

    Hi, my name is Koko. I am currently attending OCAD University as a full-time student and is now in my third year. I will be graduating in April, 2016. I am a permanent resident in Canada and am going to apply for citizenship next January.
    My boyfriend and I are thinking about getting married after I graduate from university and we are also thinking of using common law in the future since we are moving in together from next January. He is now on his second visitor visa and it is going to expire on February 21st. We are both in Toronto right now. His parents are supporting and will continue supporting his stay in Canada, is it possible for him to renew his visitor visa again? Also is it possible for him to renew his visa for more than 6 months?

    Reply
  118. Yohana Miler

    Hallo.
    I’m Canadian citizen since 1988.
    Now I’m in Seoul south Korea for work reasons, I meet my present boy friend how had leaving with me the last 5 moths.
    I’m integrate in his family and social life and we’re a planing to married in February and return to Canada (my work contract end in february).
    Is my future husband with 7 months in total leaving together eligible to applied for a Canadian citizenship when we arrived to Canada?
    And how much will cost to us if we hired a layer service for this purpose?
    thank’s

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Yohana,

      Thanks for the question. Once you marry, you may sponsor your husband to come to Canada as a permanent resident, and after a period of time he can naturalize to become a citizen. Once you setup a consultation with us then we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote regarding the cost of our services. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/family-class-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  119. jaime

    Hi, I’ll be submitting the spouse sponsorship application for my wife this Monday. My question is, would it be a problem if she applies for a visitor’s visa to come to Canada while the sponsorship application is in progress? What are the chances of her getting an approval for the visitor’s visa?
    I can’t wait 6 months or a year for the sponsorship application. We just got married if you know what i mean.
    She is a nurse so maybe it would be a better option for her to apply for a work permit instead?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jaime,

      This could be problematic as the issue of dual intent comes into play here, but we can help your wife by providing her with an entry package which will minimize the chances that she will be denied entry at the border if she chooses to enter Canada as a non-immigrant. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law/canadian-visitor-visas/canadian-visitor-visas-temporary-resident-visas-are-difficult-to-obtain/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  120. Abbasi

    Hi
    i have applied for the Canadian Tourist visa along with my wife and son on 30th August 2014, we have a good travel history, we have not heard from cic since then. it’s over the average processing time, two days ago i e mailed them and i got a reply that our application is under process and review. can you kindly help me by letting me know that why my application is taking so long and what is it still under process and review by your experience. thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Abbasi,

      There could be a wide number of reasons why an application takes longer than the average processing time (could be due to backlog or missing documents or security checks etc.). Please let us know if you want to try to expedite this whole process as we are very effective in getting the government to speed up the process.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  121. Adetola

    I want to apply for Canada study permit, can i apply for OWP for my spouse who currently lives in my home country on the same application. Can i also use his bank statement in addition to mine?

    Reply
  122. Mamta

    Hi there!

    I am Indian citizen residing in New York. I will be married in January. My would be husband lives in Canada and is on a work permit. I would like to join him after our wedding but would like to work in Canada too. I have good work experience from India and USA.
    Can I apply for a spouse open work permit from USA? What are the main documents that are required to show my relationship status?
    From my research, I have found out that I am eligible to apply for an open work permit for spouse.
    Any information or advice is appreciated!

    Reply
  123. S. Karim

    Hi,

    Currently i am in USA with H1B Visa. My wife has applied for L1B Visa and for that i need to visit Canada and face visa interview in US Embassy at toronto. What kind f visa i need for this?

    Thanks,
    S. Karim

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Karim,

      Depending on what country you are a citizen of, you may require a TRV in order to enter Canada. These can be complex applications, and so you should get in contact with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who can guide you through the entire process. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/visitor-visa/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  124. Salima

    Hi Mr.Michael I want to call my mom on visitor visa, and she is in India. Am I allowed to fill the visa application on front n back of the form or do I have to fill front on one paper and back on another paper. Waiting for your answer thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Salima,

      You must fill out the application in its entirety as per the instructions or else it will not be approved. If you require any further assistance please feel free to contact us directly.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  125. Anh

    Hi,
    My parents has got refused from visit their son in Canada because of financial not satisfied. First, I got wrong because I applied for them to visit my brother that why it got rejected.
    Now I want to apply for them again due to visit _ tourists. Do you think it will ok because first time apply for visit family now apply for tourist?
    And do my parents have to give bimoetrics again since we just did that 2-3 weeks ago?
    Im stuck here and so worry for this application. Please give me an advice. Thank you.
    Appreciate.
    Anh.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Anh,

      Thanks for the question. I’m sorry to hear about the refusal, and TRVs can be quite difficult to obtain. You should seek the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to strengthen aspects of your application which led to the refusal. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/visitor-visa/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  126. Francis

    My wife who’s a registered nurse here in the philippines is currently studying in canada for her post graduate studies. Can i already apply for a permanent resident maybe under the federal skilled worker( since i’m currently working as a nurse here in the philippines)? Or will that cause a problem like a dual intent?? Should i wait for her to come back in the philippines before applying for PR??

    Reply
  127. maanu

    Hi Michael,

    I am an indian, planning to marry an indian girl who has already received her study visa for canada (she applied as single, since we are not common-law partners).

    I want to know if we marry her before she leaves for canada, can i apply to visit her in canada on spouse visa after she arrives in canada for her study? Would this affect her visa status or PR eligibilty?

    Please reply. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Maanu,

      Thanks for the question. If your wife has a study permit, then there are in fact several ways that you can accompany her to Canada, but in order to determine which option will best suit you, we will need to know more details about your personal circumstances. And if you go to Canada too then this should not affect her PR eligibility. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/study-permit-for-students/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  128. Naveen

    Hi,
    I was applying for canadian visa under work permit. I have to fill my family information. I have a new born child for whom still i have not named. How do i fill the documents of the new born under “name”.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Naveen,

      Thanks for the question. Your child must have a legal name, because this is required in order to fill out the forms and for your child to receive the relevant documentation that they will need while in Canada. Please let us know if you have any further questions about this.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  129. yamin

    I am a Swedish citizen and I want to go to Canada and I know I do not want a visa to enter Canada.
    My question. After entering Canada can provide you with permission to work
    Thank you

    Reply
  130. Salima

    Hi Michael. I am a Canadian citizen, and want to call 2 people on visitor visa, my mom n a family friend. They are both in India right now, but I want to know how much bank balance I have to show and is it possible to call 2 people at the same time.

    Reply
  131. rock

    Is there any worst cases concerning study permit
    What are they?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rock,

      Study permits are not typically too difficult to obtain if you speak English or French and were accepted by a post-secondary program, but there are still a lot of steps required and many people find that even small mistakes can lead to a refusal. We would help maximize your chances of coming to Canada to study, as we have done for many clients over the years. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/study-permit-for-students/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  132. karl

    My name is karl, I have apply three times for a studt permit and I have got 3 refusal.
    I really don t understand why they are saying things that does not make sense.

    I have explain to them all the time that i have applied as a single student and my dad would be my sponsorship i have also provide my dad bank account with was well beyond the amount that the goverment of canada ask. I have also provide my bank statement but i don t no why they are still saying things as if i was the one who will support my self
    I need advice please
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hi Karl,

      Thanks for the message. I’m sorry to hear that your study permit application was refused. These can sometimes be difficult to obtain, and it would help to have one of our experienced immigration lawyers advocating for you so as to strengthen any previously weak aspects of your application. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/study-permit-for-students/ if you have any further questions and don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  133. john

    Hello,
    My name is john, i have applied for a study permit three times and it got rejected. They keep telling me that i have not enough money to support myself and any family member accompaying me. I have explain in my explanation latter that i am going as a single student and my dad is the one who is going to provide for me just as he did when i was going at school in the Usa.
    I have provided my Dad banks accounts and the amount is well behond what the goverment ask. I just don t understand what is going on. what can i do.

    Reply
  134. Kris

    Hi, i applied for a student visa and have recently been accepted in a designated learning institution in Vancouver, BC to pursue my post graduate studies.. According to my agency here in the Philippines, my husband cannot accompany me to Canada.. that he can just try applying for a TRV 6mos after i arrived in Canada. It’ll be my first time to travel outside our country and i need my husband to accompany me even just for a month or two..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kris,

      Thanks for the question. If you are in Canada on a study permit, your wife may apply for a TRV as you stated, but she could also apply for a work permit which would be valid for the duration of your study permit. We would be happy to help guide you through this process, as we have helped many clients obtain work permits over the years. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/temporary-visas/study-permit-for-students/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  135. Aiza Marie

    hi! i would like to ask some questions related to my TRV application to canada. can i submit a copy of my statement of account downloaded from online banking? is it necessary to go to the office to get it signed and stamped? Thanks?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Aiza,

      A copy of your online bank statement should suffice. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  136. Tadesse Alemayehu Belie

    I am a PhD student in Canada, with full fund.
    My wife and I applied together for TRV and study permit (in my case). Her TRV (visitor visa) application got rejected. We tried to show as many supporting documents as possible. In the letter the reason for the refusal states “Purpose of visit”. And the refusal was sent after we both underwent a complete immigration medical examination. The results of the medical examination were all normal. I am really perplexed how she got refused after we went all these processes, especially after normal medical examination results. They should have notified us in the beginning if the reason for the rejection was the purpose of her visit to Canada as stated in the refusal letter. It is really depressing, and I can’t think of living here without her. After reading posts on this and other forums I have come to realization that my wife should have applied for an open work permit. However, I am hesitant to do this now after the refusal. What should I do to reapply again? Please, provide guidance.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Tadesse,

      I am sorry to hear that your wife’s TRV application was refused. Fortunately, she may be able to accompany you while you are on a study permit. We would definitely be able to help her with this, so please feel free to contact us at your convenience so that one of our experienced immigration lawyers can assist you.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  137. pranav

    Hi, I have applied for PR under FSW program & am very hopeful to get. But I am very worried about my mom who would be alone after I along with my family (spouse and 2 kids) will leave for Canada. Is there any solution so that she can live with us in Canada, like getting multiple entry TRV for the initial 1 yr. then we apply for Supervisa afterwards and finally apply for her PR. Also is there any possibility that we apply TRV for her before we get PR status so that we can be sure that after getting our PR she can be with us. There is a house property in her name, is getting small pension income and also have a good amount of funds in her name. She does not not have a travel history. If there is any solution we can start from right now. Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Pranav,

      Thanks for the inquiry. Some of those options you listed are very good possibilties, such as the TRV or supervisa. It would be helpful if your mother had a travel history, although it is not always absolutely necessary, and with the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers, we would be able to maximize the chances that your mother could come to Canada. Please refer to http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law/canadian-visitor-visas/canadian-tourist-visa-temporary-resident-visa-granted/ for more information on TRVs.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  138. Kelvin

    Hi Micheal,
    I was thinking recently of attempting to help my girlfriend get a visa from Ghana. I am a full fledged Canadian and I just want her to come spend the summer here with me. I am more than capable of catering for in terms of finances and it is specifically for only the summer of next year. Now I know I can write a letter for her consideration but is that all? Because I grew up in Ghana for sometime and I know for a fact that the consulate there are ridiculously scanty with there visa grants to Ghana nationals. What advice can you give? and what do you think are my best options? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kelvin,

      Thanks for the question. TRVs can be very difficult to obtain, as there are a wide number of variables that must be considered by the immigration officers. A letter of intent is one thing we can help you with, but we would also be able to strengthen many aspects of your application to give your girlfriend the best possible chance of being admissible into Canada. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  139. Ineza

    Hi! My friend has been here in Canada for 6 years as a skilled worker and was denied for a permanent resident visa twice. First was due to the lack of number of workig hours, and second was that he was layed off from the job. Now he’s working full time and already did his 3rd reapplication for permanent resident. He and his friends with the same situation were told by the immigration that if this 3rd application will be denied, then they will be sent back to their country. My question is that if they will be again denied, is there a way that they can stay here in Canada and continue their application later after fulfilling the requirements to become a permanent resident? If not, once they will sent back to their countries, will they be able to have a chance or will they be allowed to apply again as skilled worker and come back to Canada? What’s their chances of coming back and working here in Canada again? Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Ineza,

      Thank you for the question. It seems like there may be certain aspects of your friend’s application which may be somewhat weak, causing the previous refusals. Fortunately, we would be able to strengthen any future applications your friend makes, in order to maximize the chances that he will be able to get Canadian PR. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  140. Rana

    Hi Michael,
    I hope you are well. I am a Pakistani citizen. My wife recently left for her study in Canada and is currently pursuing a masters in Education in Saskatchewan. At the time she left my son who was 5 years of age home with me and my four daughters and other son. My wife visited us in winter. after she left for the second time my son started to have separation anxiety and despite us taking the best care possible of him he became anxious and started to have regular temper tantrums. My wife is visiting again this fall and he feels better. However, after the previous episodes we are all extremely concerned. He is only six and needs to be with her. She has to leave again by October. I applied for a visit visa for my son and myself so that the gap will be shorter, but it got rejected. We are really worried at this point and want that my wife can somehow keep our youngest son with her, She has to leave soon which is very short time for reapplication of the visa which takes 40 days and she only has 14 left. Is there no law in Canada for child support that can help us. Kindly shed some light.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rana,

      Thanks for the question. I am sorry to hear that your visitor visa application was refused. Fortunately, there may be a variety of options available to you and your children to go to Canada to accompany your wife. We would be happy to help you come to Canada, but first we will need some more information about yourself. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  141. sajjad

    hello sir ,

    my name is sajjad , My wife is canadian , i am working here in thailand for last 6 years , i married to my wife who is Canadian, but that marriage was not reconigze here in thailand , so we register the marriage according to Thai Law in august 2014 , now we already have a cute little daughter born in Canada , my wife has already flown
    back to Canada , to prepare my spausal sponsorship , but at the same time i would like to visit my family (my wife and daughter ) in Canada , my wife dose,nt work , and she use to take benifits from the govt , but now she has already stop the financial help from the Govt , and now i am the one who is supporting her ,
    now i m planing to visit her as TRV canada , please tell me what are the chances from me to get the canadian tourist visa , i am pakistani citizen , and working here in Thailand since 2009 , i have travel expereance (Like JAPAN , Malaysia , Thailand , Combodia )

    please tell me what are my chance to get canadian TRV .

    Thanks and best regard
    sajjad

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sajjad,

      Thank you for the question. It is difficult to estimate your chances of getting a TRV, but what we can do is strengthen any weaker aspects of your application and thereby maximize your chances of being able to come to Canada. We have helped any people obtain TRVs and would be happy to help you come to Canada too. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  142. Mary

    My Son has gone to Canada from the Uk to stay with his girlfriend who he met online. He has been there 4 months and is applying for an extension. He has now run out of money and his girlfriend is on welfare so is keeping him. What are his chances of being getting an extension?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mary,

      Thanks for the question. It may become more difficult to get a TRV extension if your son does not have adequate funds available, but given our years of experience, we should be able to strengthen any weak aspects of his application in order to maximize his chances of being able to stay in Canada. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns http://www.visaplace.com/contact/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  143. Anita

    Hi Owen,
    I am a EU citizen and would be soon applying for a Canadian student Visa for 2 years. I have an unmarried partner(for over 2 years) whoz an Indian, he will be accompanying me as well.
    1) We were thinking on if he should apply for an Open work permit with my student visa or he must apply once we are in Canada as he has a mulitple visitor visa valid for the next 3 years and we were in Canada 6 months ago as well as tourists.
    Can you throw some light on this please, if it is better for him to apply within Canada?
    2) And secondaly, should I mention in my student visa application that I have a common law partner as him…?
    3) In my country we do-not have common law partner term but as living partner and we have some prrofs like joint bank account, same address card, and a living partner affidavit from Notary…Will that be sufficient for my partner to prove as my common law partner, when he will be applying within Canada for an open work permit?

    Pls comment on the above 3 ..
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Anita,

      It will be very important for you to provide sufficient documentation in order to meet the standard of being considered ‘common-law partners’, since your partner may be unable to accompany you on an Open Work Permit if this standard cannot be met, and this is something we can definitely help you with. Additionally, it may be best for your partner to apply concurrently with your application for a Study Permit, as that will make it clear that they are attempting to obtain an open work permit on the basis of accompanying you while you are on a Study Permit. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  144. Afua

    We got our PR status I 2012. I’m currently I Canada to have to stay ut my spouse is ot here yet ad we are expecting our second child.. My question is can I invite my mum with my spouse’s supporting salary from abroad sice am ot working here I Canada. Help is needed with the child before my spouse joins us finally .

    thaks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Afusa,

      You should be able to use your husband’s income when you sponsor your parent, but he may have to co-sign depending on your exact situation. There may be a variety of options available to you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  145. Jasdeep

    Hi I’ve applied for my dad’s super visa with all the requirements and in system our file is still processing, So i would like to know how long its take for the decision for super visa. We’ve applied for my dad on 20th may. The asked us to submit the medical also which is already done on 30th may and since then we haven’t heard anything back. Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jasdeep,

      Thank you for the question. Depending on where you are applying from, the processing times will vary. Please refer to this website for updated processing times http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp.asp and let us know if you have any further questions about helping your father come to Canada.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  146. Pradeep Kumar

    Hello,
    I am on a student visa on F-1 status in the US just graduated and on my OPT period. I have a valid EAD card. I have an Indian passport.
    My company wants to send me to Canada on a business trip to inform one of our clients on servicing a machine. No payments will be exchanged. It looks like i need to apply for a Canadian TRV.
    Should I apply for multiple or single entry visa? Also they require a letter of invitation when i apply for the visa. If I get approved for 6 months, Does that mean I will be allowed to visit any other companies as well during that ter,m if I have the right documents. Any help on this is really appreciated. Thanks

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Pradeep,

      Thank you for the question. If you plan on entering Canada multiple times, a multiple entry visa would probably be more appropriate for you. Additionally, in your application you should outline all of the business activities you plan to engage in while in Canada, and the letter of invitation should also mention this, and you should be able to visit with more than one business during your stay in Canada. Please note that TRVs can be very difficult to obtain, and in order to maximize your chances of coming to Canada you should seek the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  147. becky ali

    Hello i would love to bring my uncle here, he is in iraq, kurdistan, can you help me with the paper work, i don’t know where to start?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Becky,

      Thank you for the question. In order to properly advise you we would need more information about your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. renata

      Hello Beck Ali

      Thanks for you contact. We can definitely help you with your application. In order to assist your uncle, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Best regards,
      Renata Nunes

      Reply
  148. jalman

    hi ,
    i am from india, working as a sales and marketing manager in pvt. ltd. company, had applied for TRV canada along with my director but got rejected , ONLY with a single reason YOU DONOT HAVE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PURPOSE OF TRAVEL and my director got a 7 months multiple entry, for the same business purpose. Purpose of travel was attending an exhibition in toronto.,

    Also , i had applied for PR in 2008 but due to change in rules my application returned with fees refunded. I THINK THIS COULD BE HAVE PLAYED ON THE MIND OF THE VISA OFFICER. though Dual INTENT is allowed but practically the VO just looking for just any reason to reject you. though he couldnt find any except YOU DONOT HAVE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PURPOSE OF TRAVEL .

    I JUST WANT TO KNOW what does LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PURPOSE OF TRAVEL Means as per mentioned in the refusal letter.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jalman,

      Thank you for the inquiry. I am sorry to hear that your TRV application was refused. Unfortunately, this is very common, but we have helped many people successfully re-apply with a stronger application. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  149. Alia

    Hello,

    I am a canadian PR and want to apply for my Parents Visitor Visa.Could you please answer some of my questions :

    1. Could you please send me the list of docs I need to send to sponsor my parents?
    2. Can I Email documents to them or I need to send them the hard copy of the docs?
    3. Do I need to notarize the copies of my Canadian docs to send them or its not required?

    Thanks In Advance

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Alia,

      Thank you for the question. We would be happy to provide you with assistance in obtaining your parents Visitor visa’s, which can be very difficult to obtain as I’m sure you’re aware. Once you partner with us, we will provide you with a list of all of the relevant documentation that you need to provide, and we will walk you through the entire process step-by-step. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  150. Alia

    Hello,

    I am a canadian PR and want to apply for my Parents Visitor Visa.Could you please answer some of my questions :
    1. Could you pleses send me the list
    2. Can I Email documents to them or I need to send them the hard copy of the docs?
    3. Do I need to notarize the copies of my canadian docs to send them or its not required

    Thanks In Advance

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Alia,

      Once you partner with us, then we will send you a complete list of documents that we require from you in order to create a successful application so that your parents can come to Canada. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  151. simona daniela

    hello,
    i am from romania and have a question about a tursit viza for my mom : we applyed twice for her for coming to visit us in canada and she was refused twice… we provided everything : funds for her, assets for her, family ties, bank account, pension of her, letter from us, letter from my husband’s company with income, etc …. the only think is that we still live with rent (i do not think this is an issue)….with all these she was refused; she only wants to come to meet our second child (which i ‘ll born at the end of aug) because i really need my mom around at least as a moral suport because i do not have anyoane around except my husband … we are not poor, she isnt poor…she doesnt want to stay in canada (as she is more then 66 years old and have no intention to change her life at this age )…we were at MP from our zone …and still nothing, they dont want to give her the visa ……

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Simona,

      I am sorry to hear that your mother’s Tourist Visa application was refused. Unfortunately this is very common, even with a strong application. At this stage, it would be most helpful to have an experienced immigration lawyer assist in enhancing your application in order to maximize the chances of submitting a successful application the next time you apply, and this is something that we have done for many clients who have had previous TRV refusals. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  152. JOHN

    Hi,

    My mom needs to apply for a super Visa, her current visitors visa is expiring in November, she has a USA visitors Visa, so she is going to apply in New York as she is obligated to apply from abroad. Is there a way to send the application by mail while she is in canada? I tried to apply for her via the web page, but I got a letter of withdrawal. if I apply by mail, will she have to go to the USA and stay there until super visa is approved. please help as you answers will be appreciated..

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello John,

      During the application process, if your mother’s TRV is expired, then she must not be present in Canada or she may be barred from entering Canada for a certain period of time. We would certainly be able to guide you through this process of helping your mother obtain a Super Visa, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  153. Anonymous

    To whom it may concern
    Dear, I am working for construction company as a contract officer, Afghanistan
    My boss is really happy from my performance and he is giving me the expenses of a trip to abroad.
    so now i am asking that if i want to apply for tourist visa of canada
    1: how much bank balance do i need exact amount please
    2: my passport has student visa of Uk and 2 visit visa of pakistan can these help me in applying for canada visa or i have to take new passport

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello,

      Thank you for the question. The amount of funds that you require will depend on a wide variety of factors, and we would need some more information from you first in order to further assist you. Please fill out our free online immigration assessment and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  154. Pankaj Joshi

    HI,
    I am Indian chef and my wife is tandoor chef. We both are working in India from last 7 year and we have good working experience. We have good bank balance .
    Our one of friend how is Canadian and she have restaurant in Canada and she will be happy to sponsor with work permit.
    Can we both get work permit if we want to go tougher.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Pankaj,

      Normally, you and your spouse would have to apply for separate work permits in order for both of you to be able to work in Canada. Depending on your personal circumstances you may be eligible to apply under a variety of work/immigration programs, but in order to further assist you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  155. Zoe

    Hello there! My parent is here on a TRV, and plans to apply for asylum. For the TRV, I wrote him a letter of invitation saying that I will pay for his expenses while in Canada. But he actually brought much less money to Canada than he planned to, and will likely resort to social assistance after his claim is accepted. My own means are restricted, too, and I certainly did not planned for such a situation, including staying here and lack of finances. How enforceable is my letter of invitation? It is not notarized. Neither am I a sponsor, just the invitor. If he will be given the social assistance, will Canada have a recourse against me for these funds?
    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Zoe,

      Thank you for the question. If you wrote the letter of invitation for your parent, then you are not financially responsible for them in any way while they are here on the TRV, however, if you were to sponsor your parent as a refugee, then you would be financially responsible for them, usually for a period of 12 months after their refugee status is granted. You should keep in mind that the sooner the refugee application starts, the more likely they are to be granted refugee status, so it would be highly advisable for you to seek out the assistance of one of our experienced immigration lawyers. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  156. tsadeghi

    hi,
    i applied for visitor visa about 1 month ago. In my application status it has been mentioned: Your passport is undelivered and has been forwarded back at the Canada Visa Office, ABU DHABI. what does this mean? is it a refusal?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Tsadeghi,

      This does not seem like a rejection; you may simply have to re-send your passport which may not have been properly delivered. You should contact the consulate/Canada Visa office to determine why your passport was undelivered and what next steps you should take. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  157. Harjinder Sandhu

    Hi, I am permanent resident of Canada and want to invite my parents on visitor Visa ( TRV) My parents are in India. It will be hard for them to fill up the form & submit their documents to VFS. My question is Can i apply for my parents visitor visa myself from Canada( online application) If yes then how will i submit the other documents (like my & my parents fininacial statements, letter of invitaion, parents property in India, ) to Canadian consulate in India or VFS
    Kinds & Regards.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Harjinder,

      Thank you for the question. Your parents must apply for the TRV in India, but you can certainly provide them with a letter of intent in support of their application to come to Canada. If you partner with us, then we would guide you through all of the logistical components of the TRV application. Although TRVs can be very difficult to obtain, we have a lot of experience successfully filing TRV applications. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  158. Asfand

    @Michael Niren

    I am from Pakistan. On my online application it says “Your action is required”
    And it says “We need the applicant’s biometrics” which I have already submitted but seems like it has not been updated. What should I do to see if they have receive that information?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Asfand
      Do you have CIC’s email for this application? You can always email them to inquire as to the status of your application. Sometimes they do not update their online portal.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  159. tanesha

    If you apply for a canadian visa. Before and. Recieve a single entry,does it.matter the amount of money you have in the bank to re apply another time?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Tenesha

      It is always best to have funds to support yourself during your visit to Canada and to include a bank statement in your application. The amount of funds should be enough to support yourself during your trip
      Michael

      Reply
  160. Asfand

    I have applied for TRV for Canada from USA. I have applied online. I was asked to submit biometrics, which I did next day when I got the request. It’s been more than 3 motnhs no update on my online profile. What should I do? I have sent couple of emails regarding the status but no reply.

    Please advice

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Asfand

      I’m sorry for the long delay with your application. Canadian Embassy’s in the USA usually do not take that long unless there is a security issue. What country are you from. The country of origin of an applicant could impact the length of an application.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  161. dainy

    Hi,

    My husbands application for a TRV got rejected due to ‘lack of funds’ and ‘family ties in Canada and country of residence (India)’. We had applied for TRV (Jun2014) after we applied fro PR (Mar 2014). The PR application is still going on. Is there a point in re-applying for TRV (without getting another rejection)? My husband plans to go to UAE for work. Will this step affect our PR application, especially if the embassy asks for passport? Will it be required of him to come back to India to submit his passport?. Do advise. Thanks,

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Dainy,

      Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that your TRV application was previously refused, and unfortunately this is a very common scenario. If you wish to re-apply for a TRV then we can certainly help you make a stronger application, as we have helped many people obtain TRVs and come to Canada. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  162. Nabeel

    I am a pr holder, can i return to canada with a valid pr card, i have 3years validity do i need the permanent resident travel document

    Reply
    1. Anna Gorovaya

      Dear Nabeel,
      Thank you for your post. You can travel to Canada if you have a valid travel document (your passport which is valid for at least 6 months) and a valid Permanent Resident card.
      You need a travel document when your PR card is expired, and you are not residing in Canada at that point.

      If you have any further questions, please contact our firm by completing our assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Thank you!

      Reply
  163. rash

    Hi,

    I am married to canadian resident, we both have same culture and religion. Now we want to apply spouse immigration for me as i am in India. Before this we applied for trv before our wedding in last sept just to visit him. But it was refused so he came to visit me after that. Is this a red flag??? Moreover I have my elder sister married and settled in canada will this be considered as red flag???
    We have good communication history n travel proofs.

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Rash,
      Without knowing the reason why you were refused a TRV it is difficult to answer your question. Chances are the refusal will not affect your application for PR provided that you are not considered inadmissible to Canada for reasons such as health or criminal record. I have forwarded your inquiry and the email address that you have provided to one of our Canadian Immigration Experts, they will be in contact soon to answer your question in more detail.

      All the best,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  164. Aafrin

    hello,
    Thank you for replyng me.Can you please let me knw the total fees for the processing.Please can you let me knw through which visa will b applicable in my case,i hv writtn my complete case in my previous blog. . . Thanking you

    Reply
  165. tipsy

    Hi. I have Canadian and US both multiple visa. On Aug I am travelling to Toronto but we plan to go to NY by car. Can I return back to Canada by car will there be any issue as my returning ticket is from toronto. second, will USA allow me to enter by car? and exited by car? Will they look for plane ticket?

    Reply
    1. Donnell Kent

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for your question. If you have multipe entry visas for both Canada and the United States of America, you should not have any issues crossing the Canada/US borders. Please ensure your visas for both Canada and the United States of America are in fact multiple entry visas or else you may have problems returning to either Canada or the United States of America when you want to re enter either country.

      Reply
  166. Aafrin

    hello,
    I am an Indian and my husband is the permanent resident of canada bt right nw he is in India.Our marriage is a year old.We have travel documents,phone bills,marriage documents,property documents are also ready. He wishes to take me with himself to Canada,what will be correct procedure for it??? I should apply for TRV or I should wait for him to apply for my immigration p.r proceedings,he vil apply for me once he goes back to canada.Is there any othr way in which we can go togthr and i dnt have to stay back in India till i get spouse visa???

    Reply
    1. Donnell Kent

      Hello Aafrin,

      Thank you for your post. Congratulations with your wedding and 1 year anniversary! You do have many options available with regards to you traveling to Canada with your husband and making an application for Permanent Resident status in Canada. I encourage you to visit http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and fill out our free online assessment and have a consult with one of our skilled consultants. From there we can assess your situation in detail and provide you with all of your options.

      Reply
  167. ELLE

    Hi, my name is Elle.
    I’m a student in UK, but i’m from another country. I want to travel to Canada during my winter holiday. But i do not have any friends there. If i book a hotel room and show my letter from school and bank statement will it be enough?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Elle,
      The general factors that the Canadian Officials look for are;
      -Valid travel documents
      -that you can show sufficient ties to your home country and that you intend to return there and the end of your visit to Canada
      -that you have sufficient funds for your visit to Canada and your return home
      -that you are in good health

      There are many other factors to consider, if you would like to fill out our online assessment form, one of our immigration consultants will review your details and assess your eligibility.

      Regards,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  168. Maria khatri

    Hi my name is maria …I have applied for a student visa with my successful admission in George brown college …… I have a huge gap in my education ….. However I want to complete my graduation from Canada and start my own business in india ….. how difficult is it to get a visa if I am applying for a foundation course first to bridge up the gap of my education and then per sue my graduation …….

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi Maria,
      Your admission to George Brown will be a strong factor for you. There is other information that I would require in order to give a good answer to this question. Please fill out the online assessment form and someone will take a look at your details and contact you directly.

      Regards,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  169. Rocio

    Hello,

    My daughter and I were refused to obtain the temporary visitors visa “multiple entry tourist visa” the reason the officer give us was “due to my travel history” and not enough proof about my return to my home country. However this is my second application and a one entry tourist visa was approved to me in 2012, and I did visit Canada that same year leaving the country in the period I mentioned to the customs officer at the airport (10 days).
    This time and I wanted to travel with my daughter so she can visit the country as well and I sent the actual documentation required same as I did in 2012. Are these reasons enough for me to start an appeal? or did the officer made a mistake?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rocio,

      I am sorry to hear that your TRV application has been denied. However, it is very encouraging that you were previously granted a TRV and that you followed the terms of that TRV. Fortunately, we have been able to help many people obtain TRVs, even when their previous TRV applications have been refused, and we would be more than happy to assist you too. Please take a moment to fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  170. Freddie

    Hello and thank you for your great website.

    My recent application for my mother’s TRV was rejected due to lack of ties to home country and reasons to leave Canada at the end of stay.

    My questions are

    1- is there a way to appeal the decision? Or should I re apply?

    2- how can I convince the government that my mother returns at the end of her stay? Ehat kind of guaranttees can I offer? It seems to me that the above mentioned rejection reasons are kind of random and definitions are arbitrary.

    I am a Canadian citizen married to a Canadian citizen, both with professional careers.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Reply
    1. Anna Gorovaya

      Dear Freddie,
      Thank you for your post! You cannot appeal the decision, but you can reapply for the visitor visa again. You would have to satisfy the officer that your mother would leave Canada at the end of her stay. Your mother needs to show what keeps her at her back home (e.g employment situation, family members, property)
      You might want to look into Super visa as well,which was created specifically for parents and grandparents.

      If you would like to know more details about Visitor visa and Super visa for your mom, please contact us by filling out the assessment form at http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and one of our Immigration specialists will be in touch with you shortly.

      Thank you!

      Reply
  171. Ahmed Saeed

    Hello,

    I am planning to visit Canada this Summer. I have a friend who is a permanent residence in Canada who is trying to send me an invitation letter, but i am not aware what documents should i ask him to send me. Anything aside to the invite letter? Is there a specific template to follow?

    Appreciate eyour help

    Reply
    1. Bahareh Norouzian

      Hello Ahmed

      Thank you for your recent post.

      He needs to send you the following documents but not limited along with the invitation letter:
      1) Proof of host’s immigration status in Canada
      2) Host’s Financial Documents
      3) Notice of Assessments, T4s, Payslips
      Bank statements

      For more information please do contact us by filling out our online free assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your options.

      Regards,

      Bahareh

      Reply
  172. mallory

    hello. i am hoping my fiancé can come to canada in the fall so we can get married and start our life here. i am just wondering what is the best type of visa he can get to come here. do we need to prove that he will return to Peru at the end of his visa? what kind of information do i include in the letter of invitation? we are hoping to start the sponsorship and apply for permanent residency once we are officially married, and then start our married life together here in canada. will he be able to extend a visitor’s visa until he get’s the permanent residency approved or denied?

    Reply
    1. Bahareh Norouzian

      Hello Mallory,

      Thank you for your recent post. He can enter Canada as a tourist To visit Canada, you must:
      •have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
      •be in good health,
      •convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country,
      •convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
      •have enough money for your stay. (The amount of money you will need can vary. it depends on things like how long you will stay, and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives.)

      You may also need a:
      •temporary resident (visitor) visa, depending on your citizenship,
      •medical exam and
      •letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.

      Once he comes to Canada he is able to extend his visitor’s visa and you can submit an Inland Sposorship Application. For more inforamtion please do contact us by filling out our online free assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your optinos.

      Regards,

      Bahareh

      Reply
  173. Jabs

    Hi Mr. Michael,

    My wife got an offer to Pursue PHD in Quebec Canada with full funding and with research grant and scholarship. Wanted to know if it is best to apply for a dependent visa along with her or wait for her approval and then apply for a tourist visa. If I do apply for a tourist visa can I mention that I am taking this application based on my wifes student visa approval in the application.

    Kindly clarify

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jabs,

      Congratulations on your wife’s acceptance into a PhD program and her scholarships/grant! Depending on the details of your personal circumstances, it may be better for you to apply for an open work permit, as this would allow you to stay in Canada as long as your wife maintains a valid study permit. We would be better able to guide you through this process if you take a moment to fill out our free online assessment form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  174. Emimal

    Hi ,

    This is Emimal. I have got an unconditional offer for pursuing my phD course. The university never wanted ielts for my admission process since my past education was in English. Could u please advise me still I require to take IELTS for my student visa application? or any covering letter is enough?

    Also My hubby is going to take TRV. In what ways we show the assests ? Please advise

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Emimal,

      Thank you for the question. Congratulations on your acceptance to a PhD program! The current requirements for obtaining a study permit do not require the submission of IELTS scores. For your husband’s TRV application, he will need to demonstrate that he has strong ties to his home country, and that he intends to return there at the end of his stay in Canada. However, there may be a more suitable option for him, but we would need to know more of his personal details to properly advise him. In order to further assist you and your husband, please fill out our online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  175. maryan antones

    Hi, im a filipina and i have a canadian boyfriend who wants to be my sponsor to go in canada. but im still legally married here but separated for 2 years , am i elegible to get a visa?.. what will be all the requirements we will need?

    Reply
    1. Bahareh Norouzian

      Hello There,

      Your Boyfriend might be able to sponsor you under conjugal partner. However, we need further info to assit you further. Please fill out our online assessment form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted directly.

      Thank you

      Reply
  176. maricris

    hi!!!i was married newly this year april 21,2014..my husband is a canadian national and has good work,funds,and money on the bank…he can even support me too very well if i stay there..we’re working to apply pr but just my passport will be received july 2,,i have properties in canada as a half partner of all properties of my husband..and i would like to know if do we have possibility to get trv or visitors visa while we are going to apply pr?? cause i would like to visit him while waiting on my pr to be process..i dont have work as of now but he can show everything and can provide me too..we are very new with this..we’re both single when we got married so most we dont know every steps and many posibilities..hope you can help us..thank you!!

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Maricris,
      Congratulations on your marriage! Yes, you can apply for a TRV while you are waiting for your PR application to process. If you would like some more detailed information about your eligibility for a TRV please fill out our Free Online Assessment Form and one of the members of our Canadian Immigration team will review your information and get back to you within 24 hours.

      Best of luck,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  177. joan

    I want to invite my boyfriend from brazil currently living in spain to visit canada. My parents will be providing food and accommodation for him during his stay. Because of this I am confused as to who should write the invitation letter, me or my parents? Also we are sending the application online so should we print the letter sign it and then scan?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Joan,

      Thank you very much for the question. It appears that you are the person who is inviting your boyfriend, and therefore it would be most appropriate for you to write the letter of invitation, and in the letter, you should mention that your boyfriend will be staying with your parents. Also, printing, signing and then scanning the letter would be the best way to do things if you need to upload the document onto the online application. If you require any further assistance obtaining the Visitor Visa please feel free to contact us.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  178. Arminne

    Hi, Im Arminne Pascua from Philippines. My husband is a canadian and we got married last September 2013., He tried to apply me a tourist visa last November 2013 but unfortunately i was refused. Reasons are as follows; travel history, family ties in the country of my residence, financial fund and assets. Now, my husband applied already my sponsorship and we are waiting for our file number and he was planning to apply me again a tourist visa by September for us to celebrate our First Year Wedding Anniversary.
    The problem is, i dont have a job, nor sufficient fund, or any assets to show for Im just an ordinary person and i dont have any wealth to show. But my husband has a permanent job in Canada, and he is a Care aide. I am his beneficiary in all of his benefits like Municipal Pension plan, Medical, etc. He just want me to stay in Canada even for a month just to celebrate our anniversary.

    Any help or advice for my situation? Thank you very much

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Arminne,
      Congratulations on your marriage and up-coming Wedding Anniversary!
      It would seem that based on the information you have provided, a tourist visa was not the best choice for you. Spousal sponsorship is likely a better option. You can read about it here:http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/family-class-immigration/
      Please fill out our Free Online Assessment Form, that way we can take a closer look at your case and give you a more detailed answer to your questions.

      Best Regards,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  179. jasmine

    i had a question what can be done in the case when they say that you dont have a travel history. can the application be still processed second time without travelling or travelling is required.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jasmine,

      Thank you for the question. Having a travel history may be helpful because it can demonstrate your intention to return to your home country after visiting other places abroad. It may be helpful to strengthen other aspects of your application if you don’t have a travel history, and we would be happy to help you do this. Please fill out our free online assessment http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  180. Adam Apampa

    Hi – Does the LA office have walk-ins for Visiting visa? And do I just show up there with all my documents? Taking in mind I have not submitted anything online.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Adam,

      Thank you for the inquiry. The Los Angeles Visa Application Center will allow you to walk in and personally submit your Visitor Visa application. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions regarding your application.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  181. Sona

    Hi, I am trying to apply for my TRV online. It said on the questionnaire for eligibility to apply online that the “Proof of Relationship” could be an invitation letter from the person inviting me to Canada. How is this different from the “Invitation Letter” document that I also have to upload? I am visiting my cousin, so how could I prove my relationship to her in another way? Is it enough that we both have the same family name?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi Sona,

      Applying for a TRV online is not always a simple process and many people run into complications when attempting to do so. An immigration professional can often provide the proper guidance to make sure everything is done right the first time around. If you’d like further advice, we’d be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.

      Best Regards.

      Reply
  182. Salih Y

    Hi, I am currently living in Istanbul Turkey, one of my close friends are getting married this july and she has sent me an invitation to visit her. I have been working for two months now and I have gotten a visa to visit germany in september for a auto parts fair. I was wondering if the canadian embassy would think that this is enough proof that i would return back.

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi Salih,

      It is tough for me to predict what the Canadian embassy may determine in such an instance. Generally all embassy decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. And, it may be a bit irresponsible of me to give you advice without a full understanding of your circumstances. If you’d like further guidance, we’d be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.

      Best Regards.

      Reply
  183. Syed S.

    hey
    I am from Saudi Arabia and my nationality is Indian. I am under my dad visa.
    my question is my dads sponsor is telling me to come Canada for vacation
    and his Saudi citizen .and he will take care of all my expanse from Saudi Arabia. and the statement of bank and all he will provide for me. is it ok if we both apply for visa my age is 23. wat all documents do I need from here and how many percent I don’t get refused from Canadian embassy . plz can u tell me

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hi Syed,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I couldn’t give you a firm answer to your inquiry without a full understanding of your circumstances. These are various factors that may prevent you from successfully entering Canadian soil and I’d hate to give you bad advice. If you’d like further guidance, we’d be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.

      Best Regards.

      Reply
  184. Ella Strawberry

    Hi,
    My boyfriend wants to apply to visit me in Canada (he is Mexican) and when he did the survey it says he needs to provide proof of funds. The thing is, I have read on many occasions that if he holds a US visitor visa (which he does) that he does not need to provide that. The survey asks if he holds a US visa and he stated yes, so then why is he still being asked to provide such information?? It’s just that he does not make a LOT of money and we worry that will cause him to be refused a Canadian visitor visa…
    Thanks! Ella

    Reply
    1. Nargiza Shaibekova

      Hello Ella,

      The proof of funds is always required for the applicants who is visiting, to show that they can financially effort their stay in Canada. Even if he has a US visa you have to show that he has enough funds to apply for a Canadian visa. I am not sure how much he makes, but in order to have a successful outcome I would advice to contact professional to prepare your file for submission, so you if he does not make enough money than there are some other documents could be enclosed in the application package, which could be considered by the officer to make his decision. Hope this helps.

      Reply
  185. Hien Pham

    Hello,
    I am currently in US as visitor visa. I am going to be grad student next fall and already have F1 visa. However, since I can’t come to US 30 days before school starts as F1. I am now applying for Canadian visitor visa to come to canada where I can reenter to States as F1. I have my personal bank account that would show that I can support myself while I’m in canada, plus I also have a friend in States can prove to support me financially too. I also will stay at friends’ grandparents’ house in toronto who can provide a invitation letter. I have all my school paperwork/scholarship proof that can prove I will have to come back to state for my school next fall.
    How is possible my situation is to get a canadian visitor visa? Is that too risky?
    Thank you very much,
    Hien

    Reply
    1. Donnell Kent

      Hello Hien

      Thank you for your post. Kindly go to http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and fill out our free on-line assessment. From there we will be able to complete a thorough assessment and then be able to give you immigration advice to help you reach your immigration goals in Canada and the United States.

      Reply
  186. MIRINALBHATIA

    HELLO
    WE ARE INDIANS AND MY PARENTS ARE WORKING IN DUBAI AND I HAD JUST FINISHED MY CLASS 12 IN DUBAI AND GOING TO APPLY FOR STUDY PERMIT IN CANADA. I HAVE COME TO KNOW FROM MY CONSULTANT THAT MY VISA WILL BE DENIED AS AM HAVING AN IMMIGRANT SISTER IN CANADA.

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER HIS STATEMENT IS CORRECT OR NOT.
    AND HAVING AN IMMIGRANT SISTER WILL DENIED MY VISA OR NOT.

    PLEASE HELP ME.

    Reply
    1. Nargiza Shaibekova

      Hello MIRINALBHATIA,

      Please be advised before to give any answer to your question we need to know what is your sister’s status in Canada? In general, you are applying for a study permit and if you have all the necessary required documents, enough funds and get admitted to the college your application can be successful. To find out more please complete our assessment form http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and we will contact you.

      Reply
  187. ashok

    Hi,
    I am an Indian citizen here working with a mnc manufacturing company. Last week my company applied a Canada TRV for me to visit my customer over there. But my visa application got refused and the reason something like that I don’t have the intention to come back India after my visit in Canada.i also have a invitation letter from my customer from Canada and clearily mention on this one that all the expanses on this trip will bear by my company.
    The most imp is that I already have a 10 yrs multiple entry B1/B2 visa of usa and already visited usa 3 times and always come back to my country on timely. Now I don’t know how the vo office denies even I have a good record.Pls suggest me should I have re apply or something. Pls suggest.

    Reply
    1. Anisa Dattu

      Hello Ashok,

      Thank you for your post. We have helped many clients in the same situation as yourself.

      CIC has certain requirements for applicants requiring a TRV. To proceed we require more information about the circumstances you applied with, such as the type of business that you are engaged in, financial situation etc. In addition, we will need to see a refusal letter to provide you with more advice. Please fill out our free assessment and one of our highly qualified representative will get back to you in 24 hours with details about how we can help you. There are many benefits to applying again for your TRV with Niren & Associates, we will take your case and explain to CIC why you should be eligible to come to Canada and we have a high success rate in doing so.

      Please fill out our free assessment to get started: http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Reply
  188. Pacey

    Hi, Michael;

    Very quick question:

    Is there a deadline for submitting the TRV application? It says in service Canada website that it has to be submitted at least 1 month prior to planned departure. So will a delay in submission (like 3 weeks prior to departure) a major red flag that could lead to TRV denial?

    Thanks so much in advance.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Pacey

      A TRV application is a temporary resident visa. There is no deadline for ever filing that. Service Canada deals with LMO applications. If you get an approved LMO, you then can apply for a work permit. You should apply for a work permit soon after the LMO is approved.

      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
    2. Anisa Dattu

      Hi there,

      There is no deadline as per CIC/Service Canada for you to submit your application. Guidelines are in place for you to submit one month prior to departure as it roughly takes CIC that long (sometimes longer) to process such application and they want you to be reassured that you will not miss your expected trip or delay in coming to Canada for your estimated date.

      Reply
  189. Hardeep

    hi..I am from India, but studying in Ireland I am going to first time apply for Canada visitor visa Which one visa I have to apply for? Multiple visa or Single entry visa please help me thanx.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Hardeep
      It is a new Canadian visa policy that multiple entry visas are automatically issued unless they feel that a single entry is warranted. So generally when you apply for a visitor visa (or TRV) it is a assumed it will be multiple entry.

      Regards
      Michael

      Reply
  190. Liz

    hello there! May I also ask a few questions to you? I’m a permanent resident in Canada and I would like to invite my boyfriend here as a tourist. We’re also planning to get married here. Will it affect his application if we’ll say that we’ll getting married? And as of his financial issues, he recently has no job but he can show that he has business and money in a bank. Will it still be ok? thank you so much in advance.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Liz
      If your boyfriend is from a country for which he needs a visa to come to Canada, he can apply for a TRV at a Canadian Embassy. If in his application he states that his intention is to marry a Canadian after he arrives he will likely be refused. If this is the case, the best course of action is to consider marrying him in his own county and then filing a sponsorship application afterwards. This suggestion may not be practical for you however.

      If you require assistance you can contact us at http://www.visaplace.com
      Regards
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  191. Pacey Santos

    Hello, Michael

    My bestfriend wants to come here in Canada on the first week of July, and we are now in the process of gathering documents and files. I sent him a notarized letter of invitation, my bank statement, my NOA, my tenancy contract, proof of car ownership, and other proofs of funds as well as my proof of PR status here in Canada. He is also on top of his individual documents such as family ties, property ties and proof of funds. He has documents such as car deed of donation in his name, a deed of sale of a land property in his name, proof of religious ties in his city in the Philippines, bank statement (with over 5,000 CAD), a detailed itinerary, his parents’ proof of funds and assets (as his parents will also fund a portion of his vacation), and he even has proof of relationship to the sponsor (me, who is his bestfriend) in the form of photographs. He also has a valid roundtrip ticket from Philippines to Vancouver starting on July 10, 2014 and returning on November 10, 2014 (4 months intended stay). He will be living with me in my apartment, and I clearly stated in the letter that I will be legally responsible for him during his brief stay in Canada). Part of his itinerary here is attending a summer workshop on 3D Visual Animation and Effects at Vancouver Film School. So he has pretty much a lot of documents, but he only has one problem, though: his contract with his employer ended April 15, 2014. So he is currently a freelance graphic designer, with no regular employer, just part-time. I have a few questions:

    1. How strong do you think my bestfriend’s application is at the moment? Do you think there’s still a chance of him getting granted a TRV even though he is currently just a freelancer?

    2. Do you know what the processing time for TRV is in the Philippines as of now?

    3. In filling up the application forms, is it crucial to put “NA” or “Not Applicable” in fields that don’t apply to you?

    4. What other documents make a strong TRV application?

    I miss my bestfriend so much, and it would mean the world to me if he could come by for a visit, so we can see each other after years of separation.

    This would really help a lot, you guys. Thanks in advance for answering. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Pacey
      Thank you for your post.
      It looks like you and your friend are well prepared for the TRV application. I do not have much to add. For more information about TRVs you can visit our site. Or if you wish, you can considering having a professional represent your friend.
      Best of Luck
      Michael

      Reply
  192. Imran Mohammad

    I would like to know, where (Locally where nearest Canada embassy is available in my case Abu Dhabi or directly at office in Canada) case get reviewed if TRV is applied online.

    Reply
    1. Donnell Kent

      Hello Imran,

      Thank you for your post. If you have applied for a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada on-line, your application will have been sent to the Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi or the Embassy of Canada to United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi for processing.

      Reply
  193. Dilan

    Hi Michael,

    First of all, thank you very much for answering all our questions. It’s extremely difficult to get specific answers to these types of questions, so I appreciate all you are doing for the community.

    My cousin from Sri Lanka was planning on attending my wedding (I am a Canadian citizen living in Toronto) this August but her visit visa was refused due to the following reasons:

    1. The officer was not satisfied that she would leave Canada at the end of her stay as a temporary resident. In reaching this decision, following factors were considered:
    a. Travel history
    b. Family ties in Canada and in her country of residence
    c. Current employment situation
    d. Personal assets and financial status

    2. The officer was not satisfied that she have sufficient funds to carry out her stay.

    The main question is in regards to point #1; how can we satisfy the officer that she will leave Canada at the end of her stay? Is there something that I can do to guarantee her leave like providing a notarized letter stating that I will ensure she will leave Canada?

    In regards to point #2, my parents are planning on providing letter sign by embassy stating that they’ll support her financially, in addition to a letter that I provided to support her financially.

    I look forward hearing your advice.

    Thanks again for your help!

    Dilan

    Reply
    1. Bahareh Norouzian

      It depends on her situation in her country of residence, we need more detail information and base on her information we can advise her of what she really needs to do to satisfy the visa officer that she will be returning to her country of residence at the end of her stay as a TR. Please visit our website at http://www.visaplace.com/ and complete our free assessment.

      Point #2, It is workable.

      Reply
  194. Rose

    Hi,

    My question to you is that I’m trying to bring my husband here with a visitor visa, we already did the sponsorship application and were waiting. Now I need to know he lives in Lebanon and needs to have money in the bank how much should that be around? and he’s bringing money with him to stay here for six months and he’s going to stay with my family. how much money should he bring? Also I don’t work full time and my father has low income. So I’m his wife can I still bring him here even though our income doesn’t meet the requirements???

    Thank you,
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Rose

      There is no specific amount of money for a visitor visa. The person sponsoring him for his visa should have funds in an account to show he can be supported during his visit to Canada but there is no set amount. For more information on visitor visas (or temporary resident visas) go to here
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  195. C.Ramesh

    i’m here in india, i has been applied temporary worker visa with AIIT and all supporting documents and canada offer letter. three times here vfs centre but there are refusal my application again on again

    reason..

    frist time applied

    (*)you have satifisfied me that you would leave canada by end of the period authorized for you stay in reach this decision..

    1) your corrent employmet sitution
    2) your personal assets and finacial status

    then i rectify aplied second

    (*) you were not able demonstrate that you adequately meet tha job requiments of you

    then i rectifiy re applied again

    (*)you have satifisfied me that you would leave canada by end of the period authorized for you stay in reach this decision..

    1) your corrent employmet sitution
    2) your personal assets and finacial status

    then i stop applying, it was 3 month back , presently i got another offer letter from canada, right now can i apply visa again
    please sir i need your suggestion mail me back ????????

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello C.Ramesh

      You can apply for a work visa as many times as you like. However, CIC will look at past applications refused or approved. If you had a refusal in the past, either your application was not prepared properly or you just don’t qualify. In many cases, applications are not prepared properly and are therefore refused. For us to comment on your case, we would have to get involved as your representatives and see what went wrong.
      Sincerely
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  196. Alain

    I Applied for a TRV via the Vac office in Yaounde Cameroon and it wa ssent to Dakar in Senegal for processing
    after 17days my online tracker shows processed passport has been dispatched to Vac office
    but it has been 18days since i got that message but i havent had a message to come collect my passport
    Advise

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Alian
      Your application is taking a long time but this does happen. Wait another few weeks. If you don’t hear from them you can contact us
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  197. shah

    Hello,I’m currently studying in Canada as an international student. I got married after commencing my education here in Canada i.e. I did not apply for my wife’s visa concurrently we I did for mine. We applied for her visa last month and we did our best to convince the officer that she will leave Canada at the end of summer but she got rejected and it isva tough time for me. I am about to finish my education in 3 month and I want to apply for work permit. Do you think is it a good idea if I apply for her this time? Or do you have any other suggestions? I am totally frustrated.

    Reply
    1. Nargiza Shaibekova

      Hello Shah,

      We have to review the refusal letter before to make any suggestions. Please contact us and we will be happy to assess your situation and advice with the right direction.

      Reply
  198. chinmay

    Hi

    i am on post grad work permit in Canada and my visa and work permit both are expiring after 3 months, but i do not want to go home now and want to roam and spend time with friends for few months after that. Can i apply for visitor visa before my status gets expire? what are my chances, could you please tell me. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Chinmay,

      Hello, Congratulations on your upcoming graduation.
      We would be happy to help you obtain a visa extension to stay in Canada. More details are required in order to answer your question. Please go here: http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and fill out or online immigration assessment. One of our Canadian Immigration team members will be in contact with you soon,

      Regards,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  199. Mitesh

    I am Mitesh from India. I have applied for Canada visitor visa for me and my wife but Visa officer denied visa. the main two reason…
    1. insufficient fund, assets
    2. current employment situation

    In my Bank account , I shown that CAD 10,000$. in which 5,000 from my father account and 5,000 from sold jewelry.

    In current employment, I shown that my job since last 6 months and they give me 25 days leave. with all supported documents.

    what should I have to do to improve my file next time i applling for visa?

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Mitesh,

      I am sorry to hear that you were denied a visitor visa for Canada. The standards are very high for these visas. It is possible that the officer was not satisfied that you have been working at your job for a long enough period of time, or that the funds in your account were sufficient to support your trip.
      We would be happy to help you prepare for your next application, our immigration experts are very experienced in all that is required to obtain a visitor visa to Canada.
      Go to our free online assessment form for help when you are ready to make another application.

      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  200. simranjeet singh

    Hi,
    I am applying for a visitor visa on behalf of my parents as i am a fresh graduate and they want to attend my graduation ceremony. I am applying on-line and has gathered all the docs but is little confused about the financial docs they need to show. I have 3 questions:
    1. can i show the Indian fixed deposit receipts along with the passbook scans (for liquid money)???
    2. does these needs to be converted into equivalent Canadian currency???
    3. and the invitation letter which i am sending to my parents needs to be notarized??

    Thanks and Regards

    Reply
    1. Sonia Grewal

      Hello Simranjeet,

      Thank you for your post. You can use various documents to show finances. Fixed Deposit receipts, bank statements and assets are a few examples. It is always advisable to convert the amounts into Canadian dollars.

      The invitation letter does not need to be notarized, however, it can be.

      If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

      Thank you

      Reply
  201. Ankita

    Hello Michael,
    I am an Indian and my husband is of Indian origin too having PR of Canada. We got married on 26th Feb 2014. He has applied for my PR last Month i.e 21st March and we have got our Application number too. I have my Birthday in the month of July and I want to travel to Canada to be with him on my Birthday. We are planning to apply for visitor’s Visa.I will get a leave letter from my Company where I am working stating my leave duration.What are my prospects of getting tourist Visa approved???

    Reply
    1. Nargiza Shaibekova

      Hello Ankita,

      We had many cases like yours and there is the possibility to get approved if you present your application properly prepared. As you are aware the visitor visas are issued only for people who is coming to Canada for a temporary purpose only and in your application you should be able to proof that you are coming only to visit and not to stay. By saying that I would hire someone experienced in this type of applications, so lawyer can prepare the strong submission letter, that the visa officer will be satisfied with your evidences and issue you a visa. If you need an assistance contact us and we should be able to prepare you a strong application.

      Reply
  202. jon

    Hi Dear michael,

    thanks for all you do for us
    i want ask you something please

    I want to study in Canada .. got acceptance from the university and submitted my papers to request a visa to study has been rejected for the following reasons

    1-your travel history

    2-your family ties in Canada and in your country of residence

    3-purpose of visit

    4-your current employment situation

    5-your personal assets and financial status

    so ? how i can fix these reasons?

    And I am also given my biometrics for Canadian Embassy … if I fix the reasons and I apply for a visa again, do I have to do biometric again?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Jon
      Thank you for your kind words

      It appears you got a standard refusal letter. Without seeing a copy of your application it is hard to know what the specific problem is. You would likely have to do a biometric again but depends on the policy of the Embassy. We can assist with a refusal case. Let us know if we can help
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  203. Adnan

    Dear i booked a booth martial art and boxing trade show and i want to apply business vist visa and i have also fresh passport, but i have some useful documents for prove that i have sufficient documents can it possible to get canadain visa on fresh passport

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Adnan

      You can get a Canadian visa on a new passport. You should however have your travel history documented in case the Embassy requires this.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  204. Aravind

    Thank you Michael for answering my queries. I have one last query.

    Since I got my Workpermit in 2012 and I did my medicals then, do I need to do the medicals again as it is already more than 1 year since I did my medicals ?

    If yes, do I need to carry the copy of my medicals along with me for the port of entry officials to verify ? Please let me know.

    Regards
    Aravind

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Aravind

      Generally medicals are valid for one year so you would likely need to do them again. But regardless no harm in taking your medical reports with you.
      Good luck
      Michael

      Reply
  205. FECO

    Good day michael, your answer have added positive relief to people quest vis this platform, God bless u. my case is this, i already have a Canadian TRV (multiple), i used it to visit Canada only once and stayed only 20 day as i told the CBSA in canada,, and now i want i want to apply for a study permit from my home country for a year program in Canada and i have already received my acceptance latter from the college in canada and have paid some part of my tuition, my TRV IS STILL VALIDE. my sponsore have, 45,000 dollars to prove and landed propeties worth more than 50,000 dollars to prove too and also have a good job with fat salary. i have only been to two countries and have never never over stayed in any travel or comited any crime, i also have a job in my country…. do i have a good chance for my study permit to be approved…or what do u think,,, my name is feco

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Feco

      Thank you for your kind words. We do our best to inform the public about Canada and US Visas.
      If you wish to apply for a study permit you can and your TRV is still valid provided it has not expired. Your case for study permit looks good based on the information you provided. However, we would have to look at the case in more detail to be sure
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  206. Megha

    Hi,

    I am from India, currently studying a 1 yr PG Certificate at Fleming College, Peterborough since Sep 2013. I got engaged before I left for Canada in Aug 2013 and married to my husband on my trip back to India in December 2013.

    My husband, who applied for a TRV (15 days visit) rejected twice in March 2014. The last application he made had the following documents attached:
    – Employment Reference letter stating his working tenure (He’s an Assistant Manager with an Overseas Education Consultancy firm for Canada domain) since 1 year, his designation, salary and approved leave period for 15 days

    – Bank Statements with liquid cash worth apprx $ 11,500 CAD, investments worth apprx $ 3000 CAD and property valuation reports for real estate (on name of his parents) worth apprx $ 3,00,000 CAD. salary statements and Provident Funds statements of parents (who are both professors in a government university in India)

    – My uncle stays in Canada who owns a franchise of a convenience store, and he sent him a notarized letter of invitation stating he would be staying with his family along with an invitation sent to him via email. Also, his NOA, Pay stubs, bank statements, PR card, etc were attached.

    – as Proof of Relationship,

    – I currently stay at Peterborough and would be shifting to Brampton with my uncle in 2 weeks when my final exams conclude. I would have approximately a month’s time before my internship commences in May 2014. So the reason for visit was stated to spend some time together in my free time after marriage like our honeymoon, meet uncle’s family as well.

    – The application as submitted online on March 15th, and today, although the refusal letter has not been uploaded on myCIC account, the application status on top says CLOSED and VISA HAS BEEN REFUSED.

    I am a physiotherapist with over 4.5 years experience in India. We got married after courting for 4 years in December. 2013. He is a Hospitality graduate with over years of experience in Marketing field with various MNCs. Do you reckon he still has a chance to go through a TRV for Canada?

    Would it help if I wait till I get my OWP after completing my internship and sponsor him after I have a job in NOC O/A/B category?

    Plz advise.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Megha

      I’m assuming you are a Canadian citizen or PR in which case you should just consider sponsoring your husband for permanent residence . Getting a TRV from India for an applicant who is married to a Canadian is difficult as you experienced.
      If you are not a Canadian or PR, you can include him as a dependent on your own FSW application for PR assuming you qualify.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  207. bilawal

    hello sir,
    i am a pakistani citizen in saudia arabia.i want to visit canada with my one child because my children want to study in canada but first i want to physically see which university is best for my son .i have all the required documents including employer gurrantee letter ,salary and i have 35000$ in my bank account .is it enough to get visit visa for canada .

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Bilawal

      It looks like you are in a good position to apply for a TRV to Canada. Make sure you have all your documents ready.
      Good luck!
      Michael

      Reply
  208. Aravind

    Hi Michael,

    I have three queries. Please find them below,

    1) I got my Work permit through my employer in November 2012, however I couldn’t travel to Canada due to family reasons. The WP is valid till Nov 2014. Can I still travel using this WP?
    2) My daughter was born after I got my WP. Do I need to amend the WP to modify my family details, or can I just apply for a dependent visa for my daughter?
    3) If I can apply for a dependent visa, can I do it on my own or should I have to go through my employer only ?

    Best regards,
    Aravind

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Aravind
      Here are the answers to your questions:

      1) I got my Work permit through my employer in November 2012, however I couldn’t travel to Canada due to family reasons. The WP is valid till Nov 2014. Can I still travel using this WP?

      ANSWER: You can travel provided you have a multiple entry Visa in your passport and you have to return during that period.
      2) My daughter was born after I got my WP. Do I need to amend the WP to modify my family details, or can I just apply for a dependent visa for my daughter?
      ANSWER: Depends on where your daughter was born. If outside of Canada, and you want her to come into Canada you can apply for a dependent visa for her.
      3) If I can apply for a dependent visa, can I do it on my own or should I have to go through my employer only ?
      ANSWER: You can do it on your own or with the help of an immigration professional.

      Reply
  209. Bhumika

    Hello,

    I am from India and have few questions pertaining to Canadian visa process. I recently got married to an Indian boy who was in Canada to pursue his management studies. Post which, he now holds a work permit type 56 Canadian visa. I would like to ask the following questions:

    1.) Is there a timeline within which a person who has got his/her work permit should return to canada (if currently residing outside canada) from the date of receipt of work permit visa?

    2.) At the time of application of work permit visa, his marital status was single. However, now he has already got his work permit for 3 years but his marital status has changed. Would this create any problem for him at the airport or at the immigration counter?

    3.) What would be a better option w.r.t. the visa process for calling me (his spouse) to Canada? Apply from India for Spouse Open Work Permit (SOWP) visa type or I should go to Canada on Tourist Visa and thereafter apply for SOWP? Which method would be quicker and secured?

    Apology for shooting so many questions, but a prompt reply would be much appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Bhumika

      To answer your questions:

      1.) Is there a timeline within which a person who has got his/her work permit should return to canada (if currently residing outside canada) from the date of receipt of work permit visa?
      ANSWER: Yes. He should return within the validity of his visa.

      2. At the time of application of work permit visa, his marital status was single. However, now he has already got his work permit for 3 years but his marital status has changed. Would this create any problem for him at the airport or at the immigration counter?
      ANSWER: No because he was truthful at the time he applied.

      3. What would be a better option w.r.t. the visa process for calling me (his spouse) to Canada? Apply from India for Spouse Open Work Permit (SOWP) visa type or I should go to Canada on Tourist Visa and thereafter apply for SOWP? Which method would be quicker and secured?

      ANSWER: It doesn’t really matter–either way. However, I do not know if your own entry to Canada itself would be a problem. But assuming you are admitted to Canada, you can apply for an open WP but have to proof the date of your marriage and have your husband update his status to married.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  210. Tanniesha

    My fiancé recently went up to Saskatoon Canada but would like me to visit, can I use him as sponsor to go to the embassy I am in jamaica

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Tanniesha
      There are no longer an Fiancé sponsorships for permanent residence. You would have to be married or common law or in a conjugal relationship to sponsor him However, you can invite him to come to Canada for a tourist visas. For more information on tourist visas you can check out our website for more information.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  211. Kelly M.

    My grandparents currently have a sponsorship application process outside of canada, but they would like to visit their children in Canada while they are visiting us in USA. Is there any chance they can get a temporary visit visa if they have a sponsorship application in process?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Kelly M
      You may want to consider applying for a SuperVisa for your grandparents. They could get a 10 year multiple entry visa pending their sponsorship application. If interested contact us
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  212. Lakshmi

    Hi

    Im from India and have got admission for my M.Engg course(2yrsfull time) in ottawa. I want to take my spouse with open work permit and daughter with me. we are planning to apply for visa together.
    can you please let me know the possibilities and the documents that would be beneficial to support the same.

    Regards
    Lakshmi.S

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Lakshmi

      Thank you for your post. If you are applying for a study permit you can include your spouse and child as a dependent with your application. Your spouse can apply for an Open Work Permit as well. Each case is different. For more information about study permits you can go to our website.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  213. Able

    I have recently moved to Toronto (8 mths now) with my spouse and 2 kids. I want to invite my mother on Visit visa asap.
    We want to invite her here to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
    My brother is enrolled in his masters program in Regina and is on student visa.
    We are the only 2 kids of my mother and she is a widow and 59 yrs old.
    My husband has a field related job 6 mths experience now and I am a stay at home mom right now due to kids. At this stage we are unable to meet annual income (LICO) criteria for supervisa but the differential is not too high.
    My mother doesnt have a property in her name but has a strong financial support in terms of savings and bank account and she is a house wife.
    We have a strong bank account here and also we intend to attach return ticket and medical insurance for 6 mths along with application.
    Pls. advise me how can I make a further strong case by showing her strong ties back home (Pakistan)?
    What are the chances of our success? Pls. share anything that can make our effort successful from your own experiences and knowledge.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Able

      Applying for a TRV for your mother should not be an issue based on the information provided. However, it depends where your mother is from? Some countries are harder to get TRVs approved. For more information about TRVs you can visit our website here You have to make a strong case.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  214. S. Narula

    Hello,

    I recetly got married to non- canadian outside of Canada. My wife visited me in Canada last year on tourist visa for a month. She had single entry. Now she is applying for mutliple entry visa and would like to visit me here for few days to be part of wedding recption. I am also in the process of completing family sponsorship documents which i intend to complete and file by april. She is taking 10 days leave from her work to visit me in Canada. Is it ok to do family sponsorship paperwork after she has left canada?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello S. Narula

      You can certainly prepare the sponsorship paperwork before and after she comes to visit you. However, when she makes an application, she has to satisfy Canada immigration that her intentions to stay in Canada are temporary which they obviously are not given that you wish to sponsor her. So this is a complicated situation. She should not misrepresent her intentions to the Embassy when she applies. However, if she shows her visitation will always be temporary and she will not overstay, she has a chance to get approved. Again this is somewhat a complicated situation. You may want to get professional assistance.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  215. Aimee

    Hi Michael

    Im from the Philippines. Im travelling with my mom. We will be joining my dad(captain) in his cargo ship. I just want to know if i have a chance to have a tourist visa. My dad will be sponsoring our trip. We already have a multiple entry US visa. We also have a good travel history. I have money in the bank. But no work. Do i have a chance?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Aimee

      If you already have a multiple entry visa, then you can come to Canada if your visa is valid. This means you do not have to apply for a tourist visa. If this is not the case, you can apply for one. For more information about tourist visas go to our website.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  216. raj

    first to thank for you that u help to every person well and solve much problems ..god bless for u also ..
    i m a indian men live in india …i hve a gf that live and work in canada .she want i visit canada and marry with she in canada…
    . what tipe visa i try for go to canada for marry with my gf ?
    if visitor or tourist visa i go canada and marry with she .then how can i am able to permanent resident in canada?
    give me all prosess to my first visit that am able to go canada and able to marry .
    and after marry what we do that i m able to be a permanent resident in canada or .job in canada? plz ..explance me all ..thank u very much .plz reply me in my email

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Jaj
      Thank you for your kind words. If you wish to visit Canada, you can apply for a Tourist Visa at your Canadian Embassy. For information about tourist visas you can visit our website. If you wish to marry her, you can and she may be eligible to sponsor you for Permanent Residence.
      Good Luck
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  217. alia

    I am a student here in Canada. I have applied for TRV of my spouse and kids. It has been rejected with two reasons
    1- Travel History (Not travelled anywhere)
    2-Faimly ties in Canada and home country (Provided marriage certificate and family information of spouse in home country)

    I will be thankful if you can let me know to how to satisfy these objections, as we have already provided documents we have in these two heads.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Alia

      I am sorry that your TRV was refused. Since you yourself is on temporary status in Canada, it makes it harder to invite others. However, we would have to look at your case in more detail to determine if you would have a chance to get an approval for your family. –each case is different. For more information about tourist visas you can visit our website.
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  218. Siti

    Hi there,

    I just applied for a Visitor Visa to attend a conference for a week. In the application, there is this Family Information form which i state that my husband will accompany me. Therefore, should my husband apply a separate visa? Or should I wait my visa to be approved first? I already paid the visa fee as required but hasnt done anything for my husband visa. I’m confused what is the right and best way for the accompany spouse to apply the visitor visa. We both will go to Canada at the same time and leave at the same time. I will attend the conference so the invitation letter is only for me while my husband will just accompany me during those time, so he will just tour around the city while I’m at the conference.

    Kindly let me know. Thank you so much for your help.

    Siti

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hi Siti

      Thanks for your message. Generally when you apply for your visa and you wish your relative like a spouse to come, you INCLUDE him in your application as a dependent or an accompanying spouse. You do not need to apply with a separate application. However, if you are approved, both of you will get visas in your passports. If you already applied on your own, you can still have your husband apply separately however.
      I hope that helps
      Regards
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  219. tim

    Hey
    I am presently an international student in canada. My gf wants to come to study in canada.Can i sponser her for the living expenses.How can i do that?.Can you tell me process
    Thanks
    tim

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Tim

      You can’t sponsor or include a GF in a study permit or TRV application: you have to be married or common law. She would therefore have to apply for a visa her own in this case.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  220. Anonymous

    hi,i m india.now these days i m in malaysia on professional work permit.I want to apply for canada as a tourist.what documents i need to colect.i got bank balance in malaysia.I want know that that from.malaysia i have to show my property funds or only bank balance.one more thing i have no relative in canada.So is it possible to get vissa..I m 24 year old.i hope u hear me soon.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello
      Thank you for your question
      If you wish to apply to Canada as a tourist you have to show ties to your country of residence or status as well as proof you will stay in Canada on a temporary basis. For more information about tourist visas or TRVs you can visit our website.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  221. Ahmad

    Dear,
    I applied for a visit visa for my mom. I am permanent resident in Canada and my wife is canadian citizen. my mom is syrian living in Saudi Arabia. they refused my application for two reason, Travel History and Immigration status. I am wondering if you know what they mean with immigration status

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Ahmad

      It is difficult to get a visitors visa from Saudi Arabia. Also if your mother does not have proper status in Saudi Arabia that would make it even more difficult. Generally applications for TRVs must show ties to their home country or countries where they live and have valid immigration status. This case requires professional representation.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  222. baling

    My employer want me to assist him at a travel show in Canada.. I’ve been employed for 7 years..my job will be paying for my expenses for the 4 days.my question is do I need to provide my financial statement. When applying for the single entry trv

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Bailing

      The more documents you can provide the better. You certainly would need a clear letter from your employer indicating what duties you will be performing in Canada as a business visitor, the history of your employment, the duration of your intended stay etc.
      Good Luck
      Michael

      Reply
  223. zaki

    Hello ,

    i applied for a student visa to canada and my brother is paying for my school , the embassy asked for proof of relation between me and my brother . and i dono what kind of proof is acceptable by them ?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Zaki
      The proof would likely be a birth certificate showing that you have the same parents.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  224. S Datta

    I am a naturalized canadian who was working in India for 2 years and returning to Toronto with a job offer. I got married to an Indian citizen 1 years ago and have recently applied for her PR.
    I also applied for her TR Visa which was refused for the following reasons –
    – Application did not convince that she would return to India
    Sub-catergory : Purpose of Visit (checked)
    – Other reasons
    Sub category: Insufficient proof of relationship

    I am willing to re-apply with more evidence of our relationship (i had provided our marriage certificate, a letter from my employer requesting grant of visa to my wife)

    Can I be confident that I have met every other criteria for TR Visa? And her application will not be refused for some other reason which was earlier not highlighted?

    I really don’t know how to address “purpose of visit” I just want us to see eachother every now and then until her PR comes through!

    What is the best way to move forward here?

    Regards,
    SD

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello SD

      When a Canadian is married to a foreign national it is often difficult to get a TRV especially if a PR application is pending like in your case. Officers will generally refuse such cases unless you can make a really strong case that despite your relationship and her intention to immigrate, she will not overstay her visa during her visit. This is a tough one. The best way to handle this is either prepare a professionally prepared case or to work on getting her PR application processed properly so that there are minimal delays in getting her to Canada.
      Best
      Michael

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  225. penzi

    What are my chances of reapplying after visa refusal?
    Reason for refusal is (Personal asset and financial status)
    I did not include my bank statement,i want to know what i need to do in other to reapply.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Penzi

      Depending on where you are from you may be able to get approved even if initially refused for a Visitor Visa. However, you have to make a real strong case to do this and include all documentation showing your ties to your home country and that your stay in Canada will be temporary. Good luck!
      Michael

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  226. victor

    hi Michael,
    i intend inviting my girlfriend in Jamaica over for the summer , but she says i have to provide financial statements , can i provide my notice of assessment and pay stubs in lieu of a bank statement when sending the letter of invitation. thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Victor
      You can provide your NOA in support of your girlfriend’s visa to Canada but a bank statement would help as well.
      Michael

      Reply
  227. Tyanne

    Hello, Michael

    I have a some questions, I have a partner living in Canada, And I plan on going up there to live with him. I hear how difficult it is to do from all the posts, but none of them seem to be people from the U.S. which is confusing me. I would like to know the steps I can take to be able to live, or at least be able to visit him.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Tyanne

      We handle LOTS of sponsorships and visits for Americans coming to Canada! American’s have the benefit of NAFTA as well. Let us know if you need help and we can assist. All the best. Michael Niren

      Reply
  228. James

    Hi Michael

    I am from Philippines and I am based here in Dubai for 7 years already and got travel history as well from my home country to here for several times. And i wanted to apply for tourist visa in Canada. I got my wife’s relatives uncle and aunt living in Edmonton and they are willing to sponsor for me. Right now i have AED20,000 dirhams in UAE or equivalent to 5,000 plus in CAD in my account. My family is here also, i mean my wife, son, mother brother and sisters. I just want to know if i have a good chance to approve for a canadian tourist visa? Thanks

    James

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi James

      Thank you for your question. You can apply for a tourist visa to Canada. Being from the PH living in Dubai may make it difficult to get approved. What is your status in Dubai? Are you a resident there? If so that would help. There are many cases we have done like this one but it’s important to make a strong case.

      Best
      Michael

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  229. Pramod

    Hi Michael

    I am a US permanent resident and wish to take my parents (who are Indian citizens here in the US on visitor visas) on an Alaskan Cruise, which requires them to get a TRV to Canada. What type of financial documentation should I provide – I have bank statements, pay stubs indicating my monthly income, cruise itinerary and travel health insurance to cover the trip. I also have copies of their tickets back to India. In addition, I will write a letter saying that I will sponsor this trip and cover all of their expenses during the trip. Is there any else you think that will be required and what are the chances of getting this visa approved? Thanks very much.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Pramod

      You are correct as to the list of documents you mention for your parents TRV application. Based on that list, you should have no issues getting them a TRV for the trip!
      Best of Luck
      Michael

      Reply
  230. George

    Hello Michael,

    I write to you to inquire about my chance of getting a temporary resident visa after my prior application was denied due to misinformation as i did not state in my application that I overstayed my visit visa in 1981 for one month. I and my wife applied at the same time. She got her visa and she is now in Winnipeg being hosted by my son. We travelled around asia so many times, we have properties and bank savings. I have my son and family living in Winnipeg. Would appreciate your help.

    Thank you so much,
    George

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello George

      This is an unfortunate occurrence. As you now know, it is very important to include all relevant information on a TRV application, especially any immigration or visa history. Denials are common when information is left out. However, you could still get a TRV approved but I would be very clear about the information provided on the next application and evidence that the is no risk of any future overstays. We can assist with this kind of case.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  231. Vincent

    Hi

    I am in South Africa planning to attend a business conference in July. I have the invitation letter already. I would like to know if I can submit travllers cheques as a proof of financial support. If not will a bank statement which is weeks old also do. Since the sponsor for my trip is in US.

    Regards

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi Vincent

      You could submit copies of travellers cheques as proof of financial support but a bank statement is much better evidence. Make sure the bank statement has a name on it to identify the holder of the account.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  232. jane

    Hi Michael,

    I am from the Philippines and i want to visit my partner in Manitoba. I have travelled several asian countries already ex.singapore,HK and Thailand. I am also employed for the past 5 years an I have a property here(house). I want to know what are the chances that i can get a visitor visa for Canada.How much funds do i need to have. I am also interested in applying for a PR visa in the future so i can stay with my partner.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Jane

      Based on the information you provided I think you have a reasonably good chance of getting approved for a TRV to Canada. You have good employment and have a good travel track record.
      Good Luck!
      Michael

      Reply
  233. Michael Niren

    Hi All. Just to let you know that we are now accepting online appointment bookings. This means that you if wish to speak with us about your case, you can book an appointment securely online.

    Best
    Michael Niren

    Reply
  234. Sridhar

    Hi Michael,

    I am canadian PR, my family who are also PRs in India planning to come back next month, I would like to invite my brother-in-law for just 1 week who is currently working in India to support them during journey. And also he also plans to apply PR in future, for now I am trying to apply visit visa, any funds limit for me? and the applicant in India. Will there be any impact in future for his PR application if this visit visa application gets rejected for some reasons?. We are attaching relevant support documents to support application, what are the chances of getting Visit visa, is it better to apply visit visa or avoid Visit visa for safeside and better apply PR in future, please advise, thanks

    Sridhar

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Sridhar

      Thank you for your question. You can certainly try to apply for the Visa for your brother-in-law. There is no limit on funds but you have to show enough that you have to support him during his visit. Also if he wishes to apply for PR that is fine but there should never be any material inconsistencies with his temporary and permanent application or there could be issues. Since he does have an interest in applying for PR, it’s best to contact a lawyer to help.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  235. Vijay J

    Hi Mr. Michael,

    First of all I am an Indian citizen and looking for a visitor visa of Canada. I have my aunt (my mother’s sister) and uncle residing at Toronto and they are the citizens of Canada.

    I would like to visit them and stay with them for about 15 days since none of us in our family visited them till now.

    I am a bachelor (single), business man having a bank balance of 6000 CAD approximately.

    I am 36 years old and I am living with my parents. I own a property in my home town.

    I traveled to Singapore in the month of January 2013.

    I had previously (in the month of July 2012) applied for a German Visitor Visa but it got denied.

    So I really need your help in getting the Canadian Visitor Visa. Kindly suggest me the documents that I have to submit to the consulate.

    I would also like to know the chances of getting a Canadian visitor visa

    Thank you

    Awaiting your reply,

    Regards,

    Vijay J

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Vijay

      Based on the facts you present you should have a decent chance of getting a visitor visa to Canada but I do not see that you are employed which could be a problem. If you wish to have a consultation with us, you can book one now online! Go to http://www.visaplace.com/book-appointment-online

      Best of luck
      Michael

      Reply
  236. Natalie

    Hello my name Natalie and I am from Calgary my boyfriend Jack came to Canada in 2007 and as a result of misinformation he got an exclusion order for 1 year due to an overstay for 6 months Jack and I have a 5 year old daughter together. It is now 2013 and they are executing the exclusion order. My questions are how do we get Jack back in Canada? What is the easiest and fastest way? We are planning on filing for an ARC! But what is the best way to insure he gets approved for the ARC? Should we do sponsorship? Go for an LMO? A temp visitor application? It seems there are so many steps so much paper work and sooooo many different answers. All we want is to be together and have Jack be here for his daughter. We have been reading so many things and asking so many questions and everyone gives us a different answer. Thats why we are in this position in the first place so many different answers. I really hope you can help us and give us some real answers. Thank you!!!

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Natalie

      Thank you for your question. To get Jack back into Canada depends on his situation. If you intend to get married or have lived together for at least one full year, you can sponsor him under the family class. Going for the LMO route may be difficult as he needs a job offer first in a qualifying occupation. Not that easy. Yes immigration is difficult especially when there is a past removal history.

      You should consult with a lawyer for help in this case.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  237. Ebenezer

    Hey Michael… I just wanted to thank you for extending all this help and answering all the queries raised by ppl… You are doing a great job… Thanks a lot….

    May God bless you…
    Ebey 🙂

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Thank you so much Ebenezer

      That means a lot to me. Keep coming back to the blog for more helpful information.

      All the Best
      Michael

      Reply
  238. Karla

    hi michael i would like to ask about my concerns. i have boyfriend in canada and he is inviting me for 1 month vacation in his place, but unfortunately my visa was denied. we submitted letter of invitation, bank statement and a copy of his passport and my documents like bank statement, certificate of training, deed of absolute sale of our piece of land in the province. i was working in hotel for about 4 months after my graduation but i took my board exam so as of now i don’t have work. i’m worrying what to put in application regarding the employment, i am currently having my short course training, it just about 2 days.

    the officers stated in the letter that they denied my visa because of the ff:
    1.my travel history ( i haven’t travel outside the philippines)
    2.my immigration status (i was born and citizen of the philippines, how can i have that immigration status?)
    3. my family ties in canada and my country of residence (how to prove this)
    4. length of proposed stay in Canada (which my bf already stated in his letter)
    5. limited employment status (i dont have work as of now)
    6. financial status (how much money should i have in the bank?)
    6. insufficient or updated documents to support my income or my hosts income and assets.
    (what else documents do we need to pass for this)

    hope you will help me answering my inquiries and enlighten my mind.. thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Karla
      Thank you for your post. Your boyfriend’s refusal letter is pretty standard. When there is a refusal for a visitor visa, it is difficult to re-apply and then get approved. You have to really show additional documentation that would satisfy a visa officer that the applicant qualifies. What we do in such cases is to go over the case carefully and prepare submissions and documentation that was not necessarily clear the first time around.
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  239. J Tan

    Thank you so much Michael, you’ve been a great help! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      My pleasure J Tan

      Reply
  240. J Tan

    Hi Michael,

    My husband’s uncle is inviting us to visit him and his family in BC, they offered to sponsor us (husband, 2 kids and me) for the 3-week duration. They will be providing the letter of invitation plus a guarantor letter that states that they are the ones shouldering all the expense. They will also provide their proof of income, financial, etc. All the things that needs to be submitted, they will provide.

    My questions are:

    1.) do we still need to provide proof of income/financial support. We are both working freelance (husband just 2 months, prior to that he’s been employed for more than 10 years) so there won’t be a company employment letter. and if we should provide financial support documents, is a bank certificate enough? what about proof of billing like credit card statements and utility bills? We don’t any assets except for the family car.

    2,) Can we provide letters from people in our community to prove that we have strong ties to our community? Like letter from our parish priest where my husband serves every mass (every day). Does tuition fee receipts (for both kids) acceptable as well?

    I hope you can enlighten me with my questions. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Tan
      Thank you for your questions:
      To answer your questions
      1. Each case is different. You have to show you have enough assets in your home country that will convince an visa offer that you will return to your home country after your visit to Canada. If you don’t have assets, yes show your banking information.

      2. Yes you can show letters from people in the community which shows strong ties as well as other documents you suggested.

      What we do with visitor visa cases is to provide a detailed letter explaining the purpose of the trip, the duration, when you will be returning and why. The more information, the better.
      Good Luck!
      Michael

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  241. Sasmita

    Hello Sir,

    I am Indian citizen & currently I am staying in USA. I applied for a Canadian visitor visa on Jan 14th 2013 in Canadian consulate New-York office. It’s more than 60day I didn’t receive my passport . They are replaying to my mail,or any telephone no is not reachable.
    Please can you help me what should I do now?
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Sasmita

      That is a long time to wait. You can usually email the Consultate. Did you do this? You can also retain a law firm to help.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  242. Amish

    I have applied for canadian temporary residence visa on 14-feb-2012. I mailed my application to the new york office. Since then I have not heard anything from their side. Its been more than a month.
    How can I get my passport back? I dont need Visa, is there a way I can get my passport back?

    Is it possible for me to go directly to New York office?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Amish

      You can wait a little longer. Sometimes they do not respond within 30 days. If you still have not heard from them after 30 more days, you can contact us for help.
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  243. gowri

    Hello Sir,

    I am working as a QA engineer from 3 years. I have applied for programs in canada and have recieved an offer letter.
    I want my husband to accompany me. He is a brand director at an advertising agency.
    Can my husband apply for open work permit visa?
    Or should he apply for TRP – Temporary Residence Visa?
    Which one is better?
    Can both of us apply together, mine as student visa and my husband’s – TRV or OWP?
    Please can you help me with this?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Gowri

      If you have a job offer, you can apply for a work permit and include your husband as a dependent and apply for an open work permit for him. You can do this together. If can be somewhat complicated. We can assist
      Best Regards
      Michael

      Reply
  244. Arindam Mukherjee

    Hi,
    Im planning to travel to Canada to meet friend in April.

    1.Am i already to late in applying for a visa.
    2. In terms of financial documentation how much funds in Indian rupees would be required to be shows. Also do investments, insurances, personal assets in my possession count as added financial credibility
    3. Which are the best agencies i can approach in India to process and advise me on applying for my visa

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Arindam

      There is no fund amount you have to show. It all depends on the case and the duration of the visit to Canada. I can’t recommend any agencies in India who can help you with a visa. If you do hire one, your representative MUST be a Canadian citizen or Canadian PR and licensed. Make sure of this.
      Best of Luck
      Michael

      Reply
  245. vrushali

    Hello Sir,

    I am from India and I am working as a QA engineer from 3 years. I have applied for programs in canada and have recieved an offer letter.
    It is just that i want my husband to accompany me. He is a brand director at an advertising agency.
    Just found that spouse visa is tough to get along with the student visa.
    I really cannot think of changing country now after all the time spent on this work.

    Please can you help me with this?
    Which visa would be better to get immediately?
    Spouse visa?
    Dependent Visa?
    Visitor visa?
    Please try and help me in this case.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Vrushali
      Thanks for the post. I am assuming you wish to apply for a Canadian study permit. If so, you can include your spouse as a dependent and apply for a spousal work permit for him.

      You would have to follow procedure of course and make sure that the documenetation is properly prepared. We can certainly assist with this.
      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  246. Miri

    If everythimg else is good in terms of documentation, good job and all …but insufficient funds in my bank balance at the time of applying can they refuse the TLV only based on insufficient funds.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Miri

      Yes you could be refused for a TRV on grounds of insufficient funds. It depends on the case and the visa officer.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  247. Sonia

    Dear Mr. Niren,

    My husband is going to study in Canada and I would like to accompany him.

    Would you please kindly help me with the following questions?

    1. How can I apply for a visa and what kind of visa do I need?

    2. What documentations will I need to take to the Embassy?

    3. Can both of us receive visas at the same time so that we can go there together?

    I highly appreciate your answer. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi Sonia

      Thank you for your post. As his spouse you can apply for a TRV or a work visa as a spouse. The documentation can be extensive. You can go here to our work visa page for more information. Yes you both can get visas at the same time. You should apply together and he can list you as a dependent spouse on the application but ask for a work visa for you.

      Can be a bit complicated. Hope this helps
      Michael

      Reply
  248. PRETTY GIRL

    HEY, I APPLIED FOR MY CANADIAN VISA BUT IT WAS DENIED. THE REASON WAS BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT. HOW LONG BEFORE CAN I APPLY FOR ANOTHER VISA AGAIN? I WILL MAKE SURE EVERYTHING GOES WELL WITH ALL MY DOCUMENTS THIS TIME!
    THANKS

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello

      Thank you for your question. You can apply for a Canadian visa (I assume its a visitor visa) any time. But you have to show proper documentation and proof of ties to your home country and financial support. This often is not easy. A lot of the cases we do have to be really well documented. Hope that helps!

      Thanks
      Michael

      Reply
  249. PRETTY GIRL

    HEY GOOD DAY, I APPLIED FOR MY CANADIAN VISA AND GOT DENIED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND INSUFFICIENT FUNDS IN MY ACCOUNT.. HOW LONG MUST I WAIT BEFORE I CAN RE-APPLY FOR A DIFFERENT ONE? I WILL MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS CORRECT WITH MY DOCUMENTS THIS TIME.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello there
      You can apply right away provided you have the proper proof the Embassy is asking for. Not always easy. Cases like these must be well documented.
      Michael

      Reply
  250. Advisor

    Guys,
    I just want to give you some advice. Why do you want to go to a country that clearly signaling “you are not welcome”? The world is big and you can work and/or study any where!! Do not get your parents and/or kids to Canada, just go back home to them in holidays. Do not study in Canada, there are 100s of good universities in other countries, even cheaper. Try as much as you can to move your meetings to a nice weather country, cheaper, and you feel you are welcome. It is always the respect that you should look for.
    They would lose business this way trust me then they would reconsider their acts.
    Regards,
    Yours
    Advisor!

    Reply
  251. Jennifer roberge

    Looking to get more information on helping someone to come and visit me in Montreal. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience.
    Kind regards

    Jennifer Roberge

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hi Jennifer

      Thank you for your message. We will give you a call. You can also email us directly with your question at [email protected]
      Best!
      Michael Niren

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  252. Mariela

    Hi Mr. Michael,

    I applied and got refused, travel history, purpose of visit and limited prospect of employment on current residence. Hmm.. I dont know know what can I do avout this. I really want to go there and spend Christmas.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Mariela

      You can always contact us at [email protected] for a consultation and we can see what we can do to help!
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  253. Maria Sylvia Ibasco

    I applied a TRV already and my visa was denied , that was july 9 2011. The reason I was denied was I will not return to my counry after my visit. I’m from Philippines. I don’t have funds co’z my boyfriend will be the one who will support me during my visit. If I apply again and have suporting paper’s . Do you think they will denied me again? How much funds should I have so my visa will be approve?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Maria

      TRVs from the Philippines are difficult to get generally. You have to show sufficient funds though yourself or boyfriend but also proof of your return after your visit. This is not easy for a single person visiting her boyfriend in Canada. You have to make a strong case.

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  254. BABY GIRL MJ

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR RESPONSE.
    CAN A PAY STUB AND AN EMPLOYMENT LETTER BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR A BANK STATEMENT?
    WHAT CAN I SHOW TO THE EMBASSY THAT MY VISIT WILL BE TEMPORARY?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello MJ
      Yes they can in some cases. It depends on the officer but I would be safe and include a bank statement. Visit our website http://www.visaplace.com for more information on TRVs or email us at [email protected] if you wish us to help

      Best
      Michael

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  255. BABY GIRL MJ

    I WANT TO TRAVEL TO CANADA FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, IS IT TOO EARLY IF I APPLY FOR A TRV IN SEPTEMBER, OR DO I HAVE TO WAIT TILL NOVEMBER BEFORE I APPLY?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Baby Girl MJ
      Thank you for your question. You can apply for a TRV anytime. If you want to travel in December, now may be a good time because depending on where you live, processing times for TRVs can vary.

      Reply
  256. BABY GIRL MJ

    GOOD DAY, I’M A MAKE UP ARTIST PLUS I HAVE MY OWN PROMOTION COMPANY. THE PROBLEM IS, I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IN MY ACCOUNT AND I WANT TO APPLY FOR A CANADIAN TRV. I HAVE ALL MY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND I HAVE MY SPONSOR IN CANADA WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ME. HE SENT ME AN INVITATION LETTER ALONG WITH HIS EMPLOYMENT LETTER. AM I CAPABLE OF OBTAINING THE VISA?

    I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE UR ANSWER. THANKS

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Baby Girl MJ

      Thank you for your question. When applying for a TRV, it is important that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your visit to Canada. If the person inviting you has the funds, and you show your visit to Canada will be temporary, then you should be ok. Good luck!

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  257. Mariela

    Mr. Michael,

    Thank you for your response. My sponsor send me their notice of assessment. I have 1500cad$ available on my account. Will this be okay?

    Thanks,
    mariela

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Mariela

      My pleasure. Generally the amount of funds required is really on a case by case basis. $1500 total is not much but if your visit is short it may do the trick
      Michael

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  258. Rhea

    Hello,

    My boyfriend had tried applying a TRV to Canada several times but he was always refused to visit Canada due to reasons of no enough sufficient funds, close family relationships and etc. If he wants to apply again and all the necessary documents are ready, how far should his application be submitted from his last application? Would it matter if the additional funds were just added to his bank account within a month of his application? He is a Filipino and currently working in Bahamas.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Rhea

      Thank you for question. If your boyfriend has had a number of refusals for TRVs already, showing additional funds may or may not do the trick. The reality is that the more refusals, the harder it is to get approved at the Canadian Embassy. Make sure that his TRV application is prepared very well this time before trying again.

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  259. Karthikeyan

    My in-laws visa rejected due to the following.

    1. You have not satisfied me that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary resident. In reaching this decision, i consider several factors, including:

    1. ) Your travel history

    2) Purpose of visit

    3) your current employment situation

    4) Your personal assets and financial status

    5)Your Family ties in Canada and in your country of residence .

    6)Length of proposed stay in canada

    2. I am not satisfied that you have sufficient funds, including income or assets, to carry out your stated purpose in going to Canada or to maintain yourself while in Canada and to effect your departure.

    myself and my spouse both are working. My spouse is the only daughter to their parents
    Is it possible to reapplywhat are the additionaly documents we have to add for reapplying. Please advise

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Karthikeyan

      Thank you for your message. Yes you can re-apply for a visa. It is very important to provide all documentation to address the concerns of the visa officer has. When we apply for visas for our clients, we prepare a detailed package of documents and information about the applicant.

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  260. Mariela

    Hi Mr. Michael,

    I am currently applying for trv single entry. I have sponsor from canada who will shoulder all my expenses. I have a job here but dont have enough funds to show. What I’m going to do. Will this lessen my chance to go to canada. I am just planning to visit canada for Christmas and New Year for 3 weeks. And also I’m with my mom is here also in Dubai.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Mariela

      Thank you for your question. Perhaps your sponsor can show his or her funds to support your TRV application. It is not necessary always that the applicant show funds personally. This way you may be able to be approved for your TRV. The point is that the authorities must be satisfied that you have sufficient funds at your disposal during your visit. Hope that helps!
      Michael

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  261. Mariela

    Hello,

    I am preparing my application for single entry visit visa to canada. However I do not have suffcient funds to show. I only have 1500 CAD$ on my account. Currently working in UAE, fresh graduate, 1 year experience on my job, Filipino Citizen. My Auntie and Uncle are going to shoulder my expenses. I will be staying there for only 3 weeks to celebrate christmas and new year. My mother is here in Dubai also.

    Please advice if this is enough for my ties to home country.
    Thanks

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  262. Madzky

    Just want to ask, i am deciding to apply for a tourist visa in Canada. I’m from the Philippines, single but I have a kid. I am a government employee for 10 years. My question is, is it necessary to secure a letter of invitation from my relatives in Canada?because I don’t think they will give me, they don’t want to help. Is there any effect in my visa application if the letter of invitation is lacking? Thank you. Hoping for your immediate response.. God speed.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello
      Thank you for your question. It is not necessary to secure a letter of invitation for a tourist visa for Canada but it helps! Without one, you may be refused. If you show sufficient ties to your home country and evidence that your stay in Canada will indeed be temporary, you may nevertheless be approved for a tourist visa without the letter. Michael Niren

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  263. Rhon

    Hi,

    Im currently working here in the philippines and i’m planning to enroll in one of the colleges or university in canada..what would be the things that i need to prepare for me to get a visa..

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello

      Assuming you are applying for a study permit for Canada, you would have to show ties to your home country, letter of acceptance from a Canadian educational institution and proof of funds to support yourself during your studies in Canada. Go you our website http://www.visaplace.com for more information about study permits

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  264. Sanjeev Gupta

    Hi!

    My wife has got job offer letter with LMO from one of the IT employer in canada (toronto), me and our 2 yr daughter also want to settele in canada under dependent visa. Once we have filed the applications and our applications has refused by visa officer( on 2th-Aug-2012 in Delhi, India.)
    I’d like to apply again. I want it to be successful this time. So, please help me to solve below 2 questions.

    1. How much fund we (I and our daughter in dependent visa) need to show in bank account for satisfy Visa officer ?

    2.How much fund we have to show for clear all 3 applictions?

    Really appreciate your help!

    Regards,

    Sanjeev Gupta
    from India

    Reply
  265. rohit

    when can i get an answer?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Rohit
      Please re-post your question and I will answer it.

      Best
      Michael