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[non-immigration issue] visitor's entry to Canada

Old Jul 18th 2003, 5:04 am
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Wojciech Skrzypinski
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Default [non-immigration issue] visitor's entry to Canada

Hello,

Two questions - non-immigration ones, but I believe it's the best place to ask them.

A member of my family is going to visit Canada. She received a standard 'Visitor' visa valid
for 6 mths. There's been a mistake and the return date of air ticket exceeds the validity of
the visa. We plan to rebook it anyways (after the arrival), but will it cause any problems
while entering Canada ?

And the second one. The visitor does not speak English. Would it be recommended to print
a page regarding all basic trip information and Canadian contacts so she can show it to an
officer ?

Regards,
Wojtek

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Old Jul 18th 2003, 5:24 am
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Andrew Miller
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Default Re: [non-immigration issue] visitor's entry to Canada

TRV (a visitor visa sticker in the passport) is only a permission to come to
Canadian port of entry (prior to expiration date) and ask for admission, it
is not permit to enter and remain in Canada at all - such visa/admission
will (or will not) be granted at the port of entry. So, it is irrelevant
that return flight is after the expiration of TRV - admission may be granted
for up to 6 months even if person arrives to Canada on the last day of TRV
validity.

As for the second question - I think that it may be a good idea.

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"Wojciech Skrzypinski" wrote in message
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    > Hello,
    > Two questions - non-immigration ones, but I believe it's the best place to
ask them.
    > A member of my family is going to visit Canada. She received a standard
'Visitor' visa valid
    > for 6 mths. There's been a mistake and the return date of air ticket
exceeds the validity of
    > the visa. We plan to rebook it anyways (after the arrival), but will it
cause any problems
    > while entering Canada ?
    > And the second one. The visitor does not speak English. Would it be
recommended to print
    > a page regarding all basic trip information and Canadian contacts so she
can show it to an
    > officer ?
    > Regards,
    > Wojtek
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Old Jul 18th 2003, 7:25 am
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Wojciech Skrzypinski
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Default Re: [non-immigration issue] visitor's entry to Canada

Thanks a lot ! This is exactly the comprehensive information that I needed.

Regards,
Wojtek


"Andrew Miller" wrote in
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    > TRV (a visitor visa sticker in the passport) is only a permission to
    > come to Canadian port of entry (prior to expiration date) and ask for
    > admission, it is not permit to enter and remain in Canada at all -
    > such visa/admission will (or will not) be granted at the port of
    > entry. So, it is irrelevant that return flight is after the expiration
    > of TRV - admission may be granted for up to 6 months even if person
    > arrives to Canada on the last day of TRV validity.
    >
    > As for the second question - I think that it may be a good idea.


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Old Jul 18th 2003, 7:29 am
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Default Re: [non-immigration issue] visitor's entry to Canada

A visitor visa gives the holder permission to ask for entry into Canada at the port of entry, and has nothing to do with how long the traveller will be allowed to stay in Canada. That will be determined by the officer at the port of entry. It is rare that visitors are initially allowed to stay in Canada for more than six months, so if the return ticket is more than six months from the date of traveller's actual entry into Canada, it may cause problems (if it is inspected by the officer).

Once the traveller enters Canada as a visitor, he/she will either receive a stamp in the passport indicating the date at which he/she must leave Canada or a Visitor Record document with an expiration date indicating the same. If the traveller receives neither of these, he/she can assume that he/she is allowed to stay in Canada for six months.

Regards,

Alfaris


Originally posted by Wojciech Skrzypinski
Hello,

Two questions - non-immigration ones, but I believe it's the best place to ask them.

A member of my family is going to visit Canada. She received a standard 'Visitor' visa valid
for 6 mths. There's been a mistake and the return date of air ticket exceeds the validity of
the visa. We plan to rebook it anyways (after the arrival), but will it cause any problems
while entering Canada ?

And the second one. The visitor does not speak English. Would it be recommended to print
a page regarding all basic trip information and Canadian contacts so she can show it to an
officer ?

Regards,
Wojtek

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