Syed Khan – 12 September 2021,

For visitors, travelers, temporary workers and international students going to Canada temporarily, the TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) is the best option unless they are a citizen of a country that is on the visa exemption list.

These TRV’s allow its holder to stay in Canada for six months at a time and can be used for multiple entries. Determining by a case-to-case basis, temporary foreign workers and international students are also admitted for varying periods of time. Holders of TRV’s can also apply for extensions from within Canada.

Important to note:

However, it is important to note that the possession of a valid TRV does not necessarily mean entry into Canada as officials will reject admission to all visitors who, in their opinion, do not intend to leave Canada at the expiry of their visitor status. At the Port of Entry, all visitors/holders of TRV’s must prove to the officer in charge that their visit to Canada is of a temporary nature.

Latest announcement:

In the latest update by the IRCC, certain travelers who submitted their applications before September 7 are being asked to reapply. The IRCC has sent out instructions to people who still wish to travel to Canada to send in a new application via the portal. Applicants need to include the up-to-date information and your previous application number if possible. If the applicants no longer wish to travel to Canada they can request to withdraw the application via the web form. However, there is no guarantee that IRCC will refund applicants.

The government website says the new measure was created “to reflect the easing of border measures effective September 7, 2021.”

Applicants need to reapply if they specifically wish to travel to Canada due to the following reasons:

  • to reunite with family members in Canada, including permanent and temporary residents
  • for compassionate reasons such as attending a funeral, being present during the final moments of a loved one’s life, and providing care to a critically ill person
  • to visit on business
  • to assume a position as a diplomat, or to travel as an accompanying immediate family member
  • to join a vessel as a marine crew member
  • to handle the affairs of a victim of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752.

Quote by the IRCC on its website:

“By submitting a new application, your previous visitor visa application will be withdrawn, there is no guarantee of a refund, and you won’t receive a letter to confirm that your application has been withdrawn.”

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