Tourist Visa Canada
Canada’s diverse geographic and cultural landscape boasts scenic beauty, making it as one of the popular tourist destinations. With its compelling features such as gigantic mountains, mesmerizing lakes, and of course a sociable and affable cosmopolitan culture, Canada invites 5 million visitors each year.
The Tourist Visitor visa, allows foreigners to visit Canada for a short period of time. The applicants can also bring along their dependent children. It is a mandate that applicants should intend to visit Canada only for tourism purpose and abstain from getting involved in gainful business activities.
Tourist Visa Basic Requirements
Applicants from designated countries (DCO) should be able to acquire Temporary Resident visa (TRV) prior to arriving in Canada. If the applicants do not belong to a visa-exempt* country, they may apply for a Tourist visa. In addition to having a valid passport, the visitors must have sufficient funds for the duration of their stay and should respect the terms of their entry to Canada. The visitors should ascertain their criminal and medical eligibility to be allowed entry in Canada. Medical examination may be mandatory in some cases. A letter of invitation from a friend or relative of Canadian nationality may help simplify the process of acquiring visa under this category.
Currently, nationals from the following designated countries do not require a Tourist visa to visit Canada:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania (biometric passport holders), Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland (biometric passport holders), Portugal, Republic of Korea, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turks & Caicos, the United Kingdom (including British Overseas citizens who are re-admissible and citizens of some British Dependant Territories), the United States (including persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and Green Card holders) and Western Samoa.
Tourist Visa Entitlements
Once approved, the visitor or tourists are allowed to travel anywhere across Canada. During their stay, the visa holders are entitled to pursue short-term courses in areas of self-improvement, general interest, or they may choose to learn the official languages (French & English) of Canada. Visitors are also permitted meet prospective employers and employees. They can visit educational institutions to explore prospects of further studies and look into scope of extending their stay in Canada. Additionally, they can enjoy the popular festivals, cultural and artistic events.