A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a visitor visa or Canada Tourist visa, is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in the applicant’s passport to show that the applicant has met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident (either as a visitor, a student, or a worker).

Most of the time the visa is given with the validity of six months but sometimes officers can also give a shorter duration of stay, however the date of this visa expiry is mentioned clearly on the passport. In-case where longer stays are required, extension application must be filed for visa at-least 30 days prior to the date mentioned of expiry in the passport.

Types of Visitor Visa
Visitors are people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and are legally authorized to enter Canada to:

Holiday (vacation)


Visit family or friends


Conduct business tour or work-related visits etc