The visitor visa, otherwise known as the Temporary Residence Visa (TRV), allows the person to stay in Canada for a given period of time that is determined by the Canadian Consulate or the Border Services Officers (BSO). This period can be up to six months. The Temporary visa, however, can be single or multiple entry.
A single entry visa allows a person to enter Canada only once, remain for the given period, and then return home. If you enter Canada with a single entry visa, once you exit the country, you will need to apply again to enter, even if your visa has not expired.
A multiple entry visa, on the other hand, permits a person to enter Canada several times before their visa expires and stay in the country for the given period of time. Most applications are processed for a multiple entry visa, except in special cases like;
- If you are eligible for fee-exemption and your purpose of visit to Canada is limited,
- If your visit is for a one-time special event (like medicals), or
- If there are country-specific conditions relating to your home country.
Eligibility for Visitor Visa/Temporary Residence Visa (TRV)
Visiting Saskatchewan will require you to secure a visitor visa to Canada, except if you are a citizen of a visa exempt country. In other words, if you are not from a country whose citizens are exempted from requiring a visa to enter Canada, you must apply and get a visa from a Canadian embassy or High Commission in your country. You can always check to confirm whether or not your country is on the visa exempt list for Canada.
Prepare your Documents
The visa application process requires that the applicant provides some documents, without which the visa application may not be successful. It is advised that you have the relevant documents available as you begin your visa application process. While you may not need all of the documents at the start of the application process, it is advised that you have them ready, not wait till they’re requested.
This is advised because some of these documents might take some time to be available, and this might delay the process for longer than necessary. These documents, which will contain relevant information about you and your visa application, include the following:
- your valid international passport.
- accurately filled Canada visa application form.
- proof of payment of Canada visa fees
- proof of no criminal record.
- proof of good health (medical report), through a medical exam.
- passport photographs in accordance with the photo requirements for Canada visa.
- original bank statements from your financial institution or bank, showing records for at least the past six months.
- language test results
- birth certificate (if you declared dependent children traveling with you).
- use of a representative form (if you use the service of a representative).
- common-law union form (if your marital status is ‘common-law’).
- marriage certificate (if your marital status is ‘married’).
- divorce certificate or legal separation agreement (if your marital status is ‘divorced or separated’).
- death certificate (if your marital status is widowed).
- adoption certificate (if you declared a dependent child as adopted).
- other relevant documents to support your visa application.
Conditions To Qualify For A TRV
In addition to providing all required documents with your visa application, you must fulfill the following conditions in order to get your visitor visa or temporary residence visa (TRV):
- You must be in good health (complete a medical examination, if it’s requested).
- Proof that you’re law abiding and have no criminal records.
- Proof that you’re not a risk to the security of Saskatchewan/Canada.
- Proof that you have no intention to work or study in Saskatchewan/Canada unless authorized to do so.
- Provide proof of enough funds to finance your stay in Saskatchewan.
- Passport(s) (main applicant, spouse or common-law partner, all dependent children traveling together)
- Proof that you will not overstay in Saskatchewan, that you will return to your country before or when your visa expires. To prove this, you may provide:
- a travel itinerary with valid return tickets,
- proof of employment, close family ties, and properties in your home country.
- any other information that proves your ties to your home country and will help to prove your intention to return home.