Multiple Entry Visa Canada | How to Apply? | 2020 Updated
What is a multiple entry visa Canada?
A multiple entry visa Canada allows travelers to stay in Canada for six months while enabling them to enter and exit the country as many times as they want. In general, the validity period of these visa types is ten years. Please note you can only enter Canada as long as your visa or passport is valid and not expired.
According to CIC Website, one of the advantages of having a multiple entry visa is that it allows you to enter Canada many times whereas with a single-entry visa you can only do it once.
Apply for multiple entry visa Canada
You can both apply online or submit a paper-based application. Depending on which one you choose it is important that you follow the guidelines described in Canada’s official website while preparing your paperwork. Please also note that not candidates are eligible for multiple entry visas since it is up to the visa officer’s decision whether the applicant is eligible for it.
If you wish to apply through a paper-based application, then you need to download an application package from the website and proceed further steps to complete your application form. However, candidates who want to submit their online application need to have their credit card, scanner, and camera ready, which will be necessary during the application process.
Some visitors may want to stay in Canada for more than 6 months of period. These include spouses of foreign students, elderly parents of Canadian citizens and etc. In this case, the visa officer must be satisfied that the host is able to support the guest during the intended time period and also can manage to cover any medical emergencies if necessary.
Find out how you will apply
Applying online – Please note that when you apply online you need to have some devices to be present like a scanner or a camera. You will use them to create electronic copies of your documents. You will also need to have a credit card for online payment.
Applying on paper – For a paper application, it is necessary to have the application form for your visa and related checklist. When you fill-up the application form be careful and pay attention that the completed application must also include the barcode page. You need to provide all the requested information, documents, and fees. Otherwise, you risk your application to be returned or refused.
Payment of processing fee
You can pay your fees either via bank draft or certified cheque. To get information about current fees and bank details you must see the fee schedule. Please keep in mind that you should always check the website in order to have details about the latest information on visa application fees.
Visiting local CVAC center
You need to visit your local Canada Visa Application Center. It is necessary to have your passport, photographs, completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and payment instructions with you.
Submitting the application
You will get a receipt at CVAC after submitting your completed application and paying the service charges. You can watch the progress of your application online using the unique tracking number which is on the receipt. Please note that you need to provide your biometrics too.
10-year multiple entry visa Canada
In general, most of the visitor visas to Canada are now multiple entry visas and are valid up to 10 years of period. In fact, the majority of candidates can now be issued multiple-entry visas if they have strong documentation which is backed by well researched and prepared application package.
In addition, if you are a permanent resident of Canada, then your parents may be eligible for temporary resident visas which allows them to stay up to 2 years in Canada while being valid for 10 years. This type of visas are called Super Visas and are issued to eligible candidates.
The main difference between is that with a Super Visa in hand your parents or grandparents can stay in Canada for up to 10 years, wheres with a regular multiple-entry visa this time frame is only 6 months.
If you want to start your application please follow this link to find out your eligibility. If you are qualified, then you will need to complete the necessary paperwork and attach all required documentation. Based on your unique situation, you also may be required to undergo a medical examination.
You can not apply for a multiple-entry visa in Canada since you need to do it outside of the country. The candidates, whose family members are also applying for traveling to Canada, need to submit separate applications for each member in the family.
How much do I need to pay?
- Single Entry Visa – CAD 100
- Multiple Entry Visa – CAD 100
- Extension of Canada Tourist Visa (TRV) – CAD 100
Please note that, if you get a refusal for your visa application, you will not get a refund for the application fee you paid.
Please keep in mind the following tips when you apply for a Canada multiple-entry visa.
To have your visa application process to be completed on time for your travel, you need to apply at least a few weeks before your planned travel date
Pay attention to all details while filling up your visa application
- Do not provide false documents, or misrepresent facts for your visa
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