No.A temporary resident visa application has to be applied for at a Canadian visa section outside of Canada.
We strongly recommend that travellers who enter as tourists present a return ticket upon entry into Canada, but this is not a legal requirement. Port of Entry officers may want to see proof that the person entering Canada will leave before expiry of their authorized period of stay.
If you are the holder of a work or study permit, you generally do not need a return ticket. At the port of entry in Canada you might have to prove that you are able to fund your return flight.
The passport has to cover the whole duration of stay in Canada and must allow re-entry to the country of passport issuance. There is no legal regulation as to how many months/years the passport must be valid beyond return from Canada.
No. Temporary residents who are visa-exempt citizens and wish to extend their stay in Canada have to apply for extension inside Canada.
No. A US non-immigrant visa does not entitle entry to Canada.
The official will stamp your passport indicating how long you may stay in Canada. Feel free to ask questions if you are unsure about anything. Generally, you are allowed to stay in Canada for a maximum of six months.
After you arrive, you may want to change the conditions of your visit. This is possible in special cases. To extend your stay, you should apply three weeks before your visit is scheduled to expire.
You must pay the fees for the permit only. If you also require a visa, it will be included at no further charge.
If you are accompanied to Canada by a dependent (spouse, common-law partner, child) and that person requires a visa, you must also pay the processing fee for a temporary resident visa (single or multiple entry) for your dependent.
You must complete the same form and present the same documents as for any other temporary resident visa. You must also include documents concerning your travel arrangements (reservation or ticket). There are no fees for transit visas. Consult the information about Temporary Resident Visas.
If you were previously a permanent resident of Canada it will be necessary for our office to determine whether you are still considered to be a permanent resident of Canada before we can proceed with the processing of your temporary resident visa. Our office will contact you to inform you how to proceed.
The following website provides information on Canada’s customs:
Canada Border Services Agency
This Web site has specific information on:
Moving to Canada
Importing or Exporting Goods To/From Canada
Travelling to Canada
The following website provides information on Canada’s import requirements, also for animals and plants:
Automated Import Reference System
An authorized third party (friend, family member, etc.) can drop off the application in person on your behalf. We can also return your passport to a third party if you supply a written authorization (no notarization required) allowing us to do so.