Visit Canada

Do you want to visit Canada ? 

FARHA CONSULTING assists you in the process.

Discover breathtaking natural landscapes, visit family or friends, go on a business trip, transit ... There are many reasons to go to Canada temporarily. Your trip may require a visa and we are here to assist you in the process.

DO I NEED A VISA OR ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (eTA) ?

Many visitors need: 

- either a visitor visa 

- or an electronic travel authorization (eTA), an electronic document necessary for foreigners traveling by plane and who are exempt from visa (thanks to agreements between their country and Canada)

The need for a visa or an eTA depends on several criteria:

 

- the type of travel document with which you intend to travel 

- the country which issued your travel document 

- your nationality 

- the means of transportation you will use to come to Canada during this trip. 

Visa or authorization: FARHA CONSULTING assists you in the necessary steps, from the preparation of the requested documents to the processing of the request.

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Does your country require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)? 

 

See the list of nationalities concerned by the eTA

Does your country require a visa to visit Canada for 6 months or less? 

 

See the list of nationalities concerned by the Visa

To better guide you in the process, answer this quick questionnaire.

 

In 3 minutes, you will know if you need to apply for a visa OR
to apply for an eTA electronic travel authorization.

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APPLY FOR A VISITOR VISA

A visitor visa is also called a Temporary Resident Visa (VRT).

 

The visa application is made online or by paper.

Once your file has been accepted, the visa is in the form of a document affixed to one of the pages of your passport. This visa authorizes foreign visitors to reside in Canada for 6 months, from the date of entry into Canadian territory or until the end of validity indicated on your passport.

 

Do not be surprised: at the point of entry, the border services officer can shorten or extend the length of time initially authorized by your visa.

 

Our advice for preparing your visa application: 

It is always best to have a valid passport at least 6 months after your arrival date. Especially if you plan to stay for several months.

MY VISA APPLICATION IS REFUSED :

Didn't get your visa? Your file was probably incomplete or with non-conforming documentation. Refusal of visitor visas is often due to serious lingering doubts about admissibility or if the officer is not satisfied that the requirements have been met.

 

Radio Canada has obtained some very interesting figures: according to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), the visa refusal rate has increased sharply in recent years.

Between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2018, the visa refusal rate increased from 17% to 27%.

We suggest that you browse and verify all the elements of your file, in order to find a solution quickly. 

APPLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION

Often, Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is required when you arrive in Canada by plane, destination, or in transit.

 

The eTA is a request to be made online, the cost is very affordable (CAN $ 7).

It’s a fairly simple and quick process. In most cases, you will receive approval of the request within a few minutes by email.

The delay can go up to 72 hours.

Our advice for preparing your eTA application :

Before making your authorization request, bring your passport (valid), credit card or debit card. An email address will also be requested. 

Make sure you can print your receipt immediately as no copies will be sent.

THE MEDICAL VISIT

Before arriving in Canada, some foreign visitors are asked to undergo medical examinations. Generally, for standard visits of 6 months or less, the medical visit is not requested.

 

In which cases, should you have a medical examination? 

- If your profession or the company in which you work will request it (e.g. industry, public health, etc.)  

- candidates for permanent residence 

- candidates for Supervisa of parents and grandparents. 

- as a visitor, student, and worker over 6 months old.

 

Immigration Canada provides a list by country of doctors available to perform these examinations.

 

Do you have a doubt whether you should carry out a medical examination? We are here to study your file.

BIOMETRIC DATA

For visitor visa, temporary stay, or permanent residence applications, you are sometimes asked to provide your fingerprints and a photo.

 

If necessary, we will make sure to tell you when and how to transmit this data to the requesting organizations.

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TIPS FOR BUSINESS VISITORS
 

To obtain your visa for a commercial visit, you must prove that: 

- you plan to stay in Canada for less than six months 

- you do not intend to find a new job in Canada 

- your main activity and your main source of income are not in Canada

 

An invitation letter, contacts of the representatives on site or any other document will be appreciated.

TIPS FOR BUSINESS VISITORS
 

A work / study permit is not a visa. 

You can apply for a visitor visa in the following cases: 

- you are currently in Canada 

- you already have a valid study permit or work permit 

- you want to leave Canadian territory to return there in the near future 

- your current visitor visa has reached the expiration date indicated or only allows one entry. 

It is advisable to make your request at least 2 months before your departure.

Have you ever applied to extend your work or study permit (extension)?

 

Upon confirmation by email that the work permit will be extended, you do not have to wait for the paper by mail, and you can start your visa application. However, you will need to provide proof that your application for a work or study permit has already been approved.

THE SUPER VISA: ADVICE FOR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

Are you planning a long stay to enjoy your children and / or grandchildren?

 

There is a specific multi-entry visa, called “SUPER VISA”.

 

It will allow you to visit your close family regularly, on the same visa.

AND TO EXTEND YOUR STAY ?

Canada seduced you and you want to extend your stay as a visitor? You must obtain a “visitor record”. This is a document that complements your initial visa. The visitor card specifies the new expiration date of the visa.

 

The request for a visitor card must be made before the current expiry date written on your visa.

 

We offer personalized assistance during the process.

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