What are the needed documents for a tourist visa in Canada?
For any individual that intend to move abroad specifically Canada, it is a necessity for you to look around the country to check the atmosphere. In order to explore the whole vicinity before making the decision of moving in on a permanent basis or other visas such as student visa and work permit visa, you have to apply for the tourist visa which is also known as Temporary resident visas (TRVs).
The Canadian tourist visa can be classified into two namely: single entry visa and multiple entry visa. The single entry visa allows you to enter Canada on a single occasion which means the moment you travel to Canada and you’ve been cleared, the visa is not valid again. On the other hand, multiple entry visa allows you to travel to Canada for six month and more than in different occasion. You’re only allowed to apply for multiple entry visa if you will be travelling in and out of Canada and the visa is valid for 10 years and you must have arrived before the expiry date.
Why visit Canada for Tourism?
Canada is second largest country in the world which has cosmopolitan cities that are clean, comradely and has cultural diversity. The cities for example Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal among others has their own identity, history, and mountainous landscape. Plus the states are easy to navigate, the citizens of the country are naturally friendly, and the level of crime rate is low when compared to other countries.
Listed below are the places you can visit during your tour to Canada:
- Toronto (the largest city in Canada).
- Moraine lake.
- Lake Louise.
- Niagara falls.
- Vancouver’s Art gallery.
- Polar and Grizzlies bears.
- Vancouver Island.
- French province of Quebec and Montreal and other places.
Requirement to get Tourist Visa for minor travelling alone:
- Letter of authorization: A minor applying for the tourist visa alone or with a person other than their guardian or parents will have to tender letter of authorization signed by their parent. The name of the person that will take responsibility over the minor during their stay in Canada needs to be included in the letter and the letter must be written in English or French.
- Minor birthday certificate.
- Minor Passport.
- Copies of legal custody docs (parents that are divorced).
- Copy of death (in a case one of the parent is deceased).
General Requirement to get Tourist Visa:
- Application form.
- Proof of financial status: A prospective individual must have financial proof indicating that they have sufficient funds or their sponsor has enough funds to cover their tour and living expenses during their stay in Canada. Proof of financial strength includes but not limited to:
Bank account statement
Letters from sponsors
Financial aid letters and so on.
- Bank Statement of the Individual you’re visiting: for someone sponsoring Canada tourist visa, you must share the applicants some docs such as statement of your bank account, bank verification letter for sponsoring a Canadian visa which will serve as a proof to the embassy that you’re competent of supporting your guest during their stay in Canada.
- Proof of relationship: An individual travelling to Canada to spend some time with their lovers must show evidence of their relationship. If a person is visiting a family in Canada, you must show evidence to back your relationship with the said person.
- Attach photographs: The photos will be in small size and it will serve as identification for the individual applying for the tourist visa in order for the embassy to know they’re evaluating. The photos to be submitted must be printed on a photographic paper, it must be clear and any form of blurriness will not be accepted, the photos should be in colored or white and black, you must appear in the center of the camera and the photo should have been taken within the last 6 month.
- Declaration letter: You have to express your feelings to the government telling them why they should grant you visa. You’ll explain in details why you chose Canada out of other countries, what you’re going to do when you get to the country, the places you want to visit in the country and the people you’re familiar with and their address.
- Criminal records: The individual must submit a criminal record obtained from the country you’re coming from. The essence of the record is to know if you’re an ex-convict or to know if you’ve get yourself involve in any criminal activities.