What is IMM 5256?
IMM 5256 is an application form for a Canadian Temporary Resident Visa. If you wish to apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa (IMM5257) outside Canada then you can download this form, edit it on your computer and submit your application package.
In general, visitors are referred to individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Canadian Temporary Resident Visa allows you to:
- Visit Canada
- Spend your holidays or vacations
- Visit your family or family members
- Conduct business and etc.
However, please note that the length of your stay in Canada with a visitor visa is restricted in the duration of stay and can be subject to a number of conditions.
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Who needs the IMM 5256 form?
For individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, there is a requirement to get a temporary resident visa or TRV in order to enter Canada. In order to submit your visa application, you will need to download and use the IMM 5256 form. In addition, individuals who are transiting in Canada also need to meet the requirements for temporary residents.
In some cases, depending on the country of your citizenship, you may be required to obtain Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). If you need one, then you may check this link to get more information about eTA.
Instruction guide for TRV:
You need to follow a few simple steps in order to fill IMM 5256 form and submit your application.
- Collect your required documents
When you are outside of Canada you will need a document checklist to organize the required documentation for your application. You can download the IMM 5484 document checklist file to help you gather the necessary documents.
Also, in some cases, you may need to provide additional documentation in demand by certain visa offices.
- Complete or fill out the application form
After gathering all the documents required to fill out IMM 5256, you will need to fill out and submit the following forms.
- IMM 5257 – application form for a temporary resident visa
- IMM 5645 or 5707 – a family information form
- IMM 5484, 5721 – document checklists
- IMM 5409 – statutory declaration form
- IMM 5476 – use of a representative
- Pay the associated fees
Please note that you will pay two types of fees. Once you will pay for the processing of your application, and then for a biometric fee. You can check this link in order to find out if you will need to give biometrics
- Submit your application package
After downloading the files and forms on your computer, you will need to have a scanner or camera in order to create electronic copies of the documents you completed. Also, to pay the associated fees with the application you must have a valid credit card.
For those who prefer to make their application on paper:
Please check out the instruction guide in order to find all the details that are necessary for submitting the paper-based application.
You will need a translation of documents
Note that, unless there is otherwise mentioned on your document checklist, you will need to provide English or French translations for any document shown below:
- Translation of the documents in English or French
- An affidavit
- A certified copy of the actual document