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All about Visit Visa!

Hey Readers!

In this article, we will be talking about what is visit visa, who can apply and what are the benefits of getting a Visit visa.

Let’s get started!

A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a visitor visa, is an official document issued by a visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to your dream country as a temporary resident (either as a visitor, a student, or a worker).

How long can you stay in the country with a visitor visa?

Canada

Visitor visa information

Most visitors are allowed a six-month stay from the day they enter Canada. If the officer authorizes a stay of less than six months, they will indicate in your passport the date you must leave Canada.

If you want to stay longer than your authorized stay, you should apply for an extension at least 30 days before the authorized end of your stay.

Australia

Travel visa requirements

Visit visa allows you to visit Australia, either for tourism or business purposes, for up to:

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

Applicants will have to pay a fee to submit their application.

Types of Visit Visas issued:

  • Visit / Tourism
  • Study
  • Work
  • Temporary Resident

Who can apply for visit visa?

Tourist visa guidelines

Visitors who are not Canadian / Australian citizens or permanent residents of Canada / Australia, and are legally authorized to enter Canada / Australia to:

  • Visit on holiday (vacation),
  • Visit family,
  • Conduct business, etc.
  • Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions.

What is the eligibility criteria to get Visit visa?

There are a number for basic requirements for a visitor visa.

Requirements include:

  • Have a valid travel document (passport)
  • Be in good health
  • Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • Prove that you have ties such as a job, home, financial assets or family that prove you will be returning to your home country
  • Prove that you will leave Country at the end of your visit
  • Have enough money for your stay which depends where and how long you stay

Learn about eTA Visa

An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada/Australia by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.

With a valid eTA, you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time). You do not need an eTA for travel within Canada.

An eTA doesn’t guarantee entry to Canada / Australia. When you arrive, a border services officer will ask to see your passport and other documents. You must convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into Canada / Australia.

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