What is IMM5257?
IMM5257 is Temporary Resident Visa application for individuals who want to temporarily travel to Canada. If you wish to visit Canada on a temporary purpose like tourism, visiting a family member or friends and etc., then you will need to use the IMM5257 form to create an application for Temporary Residency.
Temporary resident visa is an official document that will be stamped on your passport. It shows that you meet the basic requirements needed to travel to Canada. And this is a visa that many visitors will require, regardless of their projected length of stay in the country.
Who needs to fill IMM5257e?
You will use the IMM 5257 schedule 1 to get a Temporary Visitor Visa (CIC TRV) to visit Canada. If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, then you may need to obtain a visa to enter Canada. Applying for a temporary resident visa is quite easy as you can arrange everything prior to your visit to the country. You can download IMM 5257 Schedule 1 from the official website. You can also
Here are the following requirements that will be necessary for the application for a visitor visa, (temporary resident visa) made outside of Canada, for Annexe 1, (IMM5257f).
In order to be successful in obtaining the visitor visa you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have a valid passport or equivalent travel documents;
- Proof of medical fitness or good health;
- Proving your financial or economic ties such as employment, real estate, family, or financial assets. These will ensure your return to your country of origin;
- Proving your intent of leaving Canada at the agreed end of your visit;
- Having no prior history of criminal or immigration-related offenses or convictions;
- Proving that you have enough funds for the duration of your stay in Canada.
Applicants may be required to take a physical examination. They might also need a letter of invitation from a sponsor who lives in the country as well. In addition, you will need to give your biometrics.
How to use IMM5257?
By using the IMM5257e form you can apply for a visitor visa, transit visa and as well as super visa. You can submit your application in two ways: online or paper-based.
If you wish to apply online, you will need to have a scanner or camera in order to create electronic copies of your documents. Also, it is necessary to have a valid credit card to pay the fees.
However, if you choose to submit a paper-based application, then you can start preparing your application package after reading this instruction guide (IMM 5256). Please note that if you are a permanent resident of Canada and currently outside the country, you cannot apply for a temporary resident visa without a valid PR card. Instead, you need to apply for a permanent resident travel document in order to be able to return to Canada.
Download IMM 5257 Fillable Form (PDF).