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Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

Old Sep 6th 2003, 10:51 pm
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Jenny
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Default Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

I already have a visa to visit the US on a spouse visa (?)

I want to visit Canada for a few months before I go to the US.

The Canadian embassy in my country requires a temporary resident
permit (?) for a Canadian visit. I dont have a sponsor in Canada, but
I have my spouse in the US on a valid US visa and I have proof of
enough funds, a bank statement from my bank in the US.

Do I need to have a sponsor for this visa to Canada ? Can I just show
them the paperwork for a US visa and will that be enough.

Jenny
 
Old Sep 6th 2003, 11:43 pm
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Default Re: Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

Canada and USA are not same country.It should have different visa processing for each country.

Originally posted by Jenny
I already have a visa to visit the US on a spouse visa (?)

I want to visit Canada for a few months before I go to the US.

The Canadian embassy in my country requires a temporary resident
permit (?) for a Canadian visit. I dont have a sponsor in Canada, but
I have my spouse in the US on a valid US visa and I have proof of
enough funds, a bank statement from my bank in the US.

Do I need to have a sponsor for this visa to Canada ? Can I just show
them the paperwork for a US visa and will that be enough.

Jenny
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Old Sep 7th 2003, 1:39 am
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Default Re: Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

As many times said in this group. Canada is not part of US.
You need Visitor Visa to Canada. Apply at the Canadian embassy in our
country. You do not need a sponsor but you may need a strong reason why you
want to visit Canada. Paper work for US is useless.

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    > I already have a visa to visit the US on a spouse visa (?)
    > I want to visit Canada for a few months before I go to the US.
    > The Canadian embassy in my country requires a temporary resident
    > permit (?) for a Canadian visit. I dont have a sponsor in Canada, but
    > I have my spouse in the US on a valid US visa and I have proof of
    > enough funds, a bank statement from my bank in the US.
    > Do I need to have a sponsor for this visa to Canada ? Can I just show
    > them the paperwork for a US visa and will that be enough.
    > Jenny
 
Old Sep 8th 2003, 6:09 am
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Jenny
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Default Re: Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

ops, I think I touched a nerve. Sorry! I was not implying that visa to
the U.S would be enough to visit Canada. My reason to visit Canada is
just to go around the place for a few weeks enroute to the US. My
husband will join me in Canada from the US. We do intend to stop by
and see friends, but it is by no means a visit FOR the purpose of
seeing them.
My ONLY reason for mentioning my husbands US status is because I am
unemployed and my husband is my SUPPORT, although we have a joint
account. My question- would they consider this a sufficient support
for the visa.

My reason for visiting Canada is to see a couple of cities in parts of
Canada and have a relaxing few weeks with my hubby. Nothing more. Is
this too flimsy a reason for giving me a visa ?

Thnks
Jenny
 
Old Sep 8th 2003, 4:00 pm
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Default Re: Visa to canada. No sponsor, self-sponsor ?

    >
    > My reason for visiting Canada is to see a couple of cities in parts of
    > Canada and have a relaxing few weeks with my hubby. Nothing more. Is
    > this too flimsy a reason for giving me a visa ?
    >
    > Thnks
    > Jenny


Jenny, I am by no means an authority on visitor visas (never had to
get one); but I do think that as long as you can prove:

1) that your visit will be of a TEMPORARY NATURE (and can prove you
have sufficent ties elsewhere and that you intend to return to those
ties [residence outside of Canada, job, a LIFE elsewhere, etc];

2) that you have finances to cover your temporary visit to Canada


then it shouldn't be too much of a problem. If you do not have a
criminal record (drinking and driving on your record is a big no-no),
then as long as you can prove to them that you won't be staying inside
Canada past your intended period of intended stay, and that you have
enough money to support your stay within Canada, then HOPEFULLY it
won't be a problem.


It's just like when I visit the United States, from Canada. I don't
need to apply for a visitor visa, but when I attempt to enter the U.S.
(or when I've landed in the U.S. already due to a plane trip), I need
to be prepared to prove that (1) I do NOT intend to REMAIN inside the
United States beyond my intended period of stay, and (2) I can prove
that I have residential ties to Canada (and that I can prove to them
that I fully intend to return to those ties, once my visit is over).
You should also be prepared, as I prepare for INS, to (3) prove you
have sufficient finances to support such a trip.

    : ) hope I've been clear enough on those specific things! Sorry I
don't have any more specific information regarding the actual VISITOR
VISA. I don't know much about them. So, I apologize if I have made
the process seem easier than it is. But lots of people get visitor
visas all the time. I, myself, feel that seeing a few cities in
Canada and enjoying the time with your hubby is a perfectly acceptable
reason to enter Canada as a visitor.

(after all; Canada's tourism industry depends on visitors like you to
come and spend some money in this country! So spend some bucks!)


; )


Robin
 

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