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Maximum Duration of VISITOR visa to Canada

Maximum Duration of VISITOR visa to Canada

Old Jul 31st 2005, 7:19 am
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Hi,

Is it true that the maximum duration of the visitor's visa to Canada (Tempporary Resident Visa, TRV) is strictly for 6 months ????

I need to visit Canada multiple times in 2005/2006......

Please input and share your knowledge ......

thanks
 
Old Jul 31st 2005, 7:48 am
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You are confusing validity of visa with duration of admission granted.

Visa sticker in passport (TRV) is only a permission to come to Canadian port of entry and ask for admission - *** it doesn't guarantee the admission ***. And such TRV must be used within it's validity dates, regardless if it is a single entry or multiple entry visa. Validity of TRV (sticker in your passport) may range from few months to 5 years.

Once you come to Canadian port of entry with valid TRV examining officer will determine (1) if admission can be granted and (2) for how long you are to be admitted. Admission may be granted for any period between 1 day and 6 months and admission period to be given is up to the discretion of examining officer at the port of entry at time of examination.


Originally Posted by stuckinchecks
Hi,

Is it true that the maximum duration of the visitor's visa to Canada (Tempporary Resident Visa, TRV) is strictly for 6 months ????

I need to visit Canada multiple times in 2005/2006......

Please input and share your knowledge ......

thanks

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Old Jul 31st 2005, 5:48 pm
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Question Re: Maximum Duration of VISITOR visa to Canada

Hi Andrew,

This means that 6 months is the maximum duration of the admission period, granted at the port of entry. Right? Can it be extended? What's the temporary resident permit?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
-tm

Originally Posted by Andrew Miller
You are confusing validity of visa with duration of admission granted.

Visa sticker in passport (TRV) is only a permission to come to Canadian port of entry and ask for admission - *** it doesn't guarantee the admission ***. And such TRV must be used within it's validity dates, regardless if it is a single entry or multiple entry visa. Validity of TRV (sticker in your passport) may range from few months to 5 years.

Once you come to Canadian port of entry with valid TRV examining officer will determine (1) if admission can be granted and (2) for how long you are to be admitted. Admission may be granted for any period between 1 day and 6 months and admission period to be given is up to the discretion of examining officer at the port of entry at time of examination.
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Old Aug 1st 2005, 1:57 am
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Yes, maximum admisson with TRV is 6 months. Visitor may apply later for extension of stay if s/he has valid reasons for it.

TRP is a completely different animal - it is a permit allowing person who is otherwise inadmissible to enter and remain in Canada for duration stated in TRP, if reasons and needs to enter Canada greatly outweigh reasons for inadmissiblity. It replaced to some extend former Minister's Permit, but because it has certain benefits MP didn't have TRP is granted not as easy and not as often as MP was. Just to give you some perspective here - at the peak of granting MP there were only about 2,000 of MP granted per year. I haven't seen stats for TRP yet, but from partial reports one can assume that current annual issuance of TRP's is well under 1,000.



Originally Posted by themask
Hi Andrew,

This means that 6 months is the maximum duration of the admission period, granted at the port of entry. Right? Can it be extended? What's the temporary resident permit?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
-tm
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Old Aug 1st 2005, 7:38 pm
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Thanks for clearing my concepts.

Regards,
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Originally Posted by Andrew Miller
Yes, maximum admisson with TRV is 6 months. Visitor may apply later for extension of stay if s/he has valid reasons for it.

TRP is a completely different animal - it is a permit allowing person who is otherwise inadmissible to enter and remain in Canada for duration stated in TRP, if reasons and needs to enter Canada greatly outweigh reasons for inadmissiblity. It replaced to some extend former Minister's Permit, but because it has certain benefits MP didn't have TRP is granted not as easy and not as often as MP was. Just to give you some perspective here - at the peak of granting MP there were only about 2,000 of MP granted per year. I haven't seen stats for TRP yet, but from partial reports one can assume that current annual issuance of TRP's is well under 1,000.
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