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Applying for parents visitors visa.

Old Jun 4th 2003, 5:21 am
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Default Applying for parents visitors visa.

Hi Everyone,

This question is not related to immigration but I am hoping someone can help me.

My parents are planning to visit me this summer and I wanted to take them to see Niagara from the Canadian side and Toronto for a couple of days.

Can I get a Canadian visitors visa for them at the US border or the Canadian border? Or will I have to apply at a consualte. If so would I have to apply in Buffalo NY or in NY City consualtes? as I live in Boston.

How long does it take to apply for the visa and get it?

Please help. Thank you.
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Old Jun 4th 2003, 4:18 pm
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Default Re: Applying for parents visitors visa.

Assuming that your parents are from a Non-European country (may be
South Asian or Asian Country). They will need to apply for the visa in
their home country. In most of the cases, the Canadian Immigration
officials insist that the Visa should have been obtain in the home
country, but there have been instances when the Visa has been granted
in the US if the person whom they are visiting in the US supplies
his/her documentation. In such a case, you can send their passports
with application forms to the New York City Canadian
Embassy/Consulate. It would take anywhere between a week to two weeks
to get the visa (if it is issued).

This is my 2c.

All the best !

Raj
(Most of the EU countries are exempt from a Visitor visa and can enter
using their passport).


bostonbelle wrote in message news:...
    > Hi Everyone,
    >
    > This question is not related to immigration but I am hoping someone
    > can help me.
    >
    > My parents are planning to visit me this summer and I wanted to
    > take them to see Niagara from the Canadian side and Toronto for a
    > couple of days.
    >
    > Can I get a Canadian visitors visa for them at the US border or the
    > Canadian border? Or will I have to apply at a consualte. If so
    > would I have to apply in Buffalo NY or in NY City consualtes? as I
    > live in Boston.
    >
    > How long does it take to apply for the visa and get it?
    >
    > Please help. Thank you.
 
Old Jun 5th 2003, 12:57 am
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Thank you Raj.

My parents are from India and it takes a really long time if one applies to Delhi. Being a PR myself I am hoping that they will be issued the visa here in the US.

Thank you for the help.
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Old Jun 5th 2003, 1:15 am
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Hi there,

I was in the US some years ago on a H1 visa (work visa). My mum came from India to visit me in the US at that time and we planned a trip to Cananda.

I just went to the Canadian High Commission in New York and submitted all the paper work.
In fact we were also visiting friends in Canada and so provided an invitation letter.

I went to the high comission in the morning...had to queue up...handed them the necessay forms, documents and in the afternoon they granted the visa after asking a few questions and I paid the visa fees.

So it is a simple process. You could also call up the HC in NY and find out.

Cheers.
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