APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA – CHECKLIST Complete and place this checklist on top of your application. For information, forms and instructions, please consult the website of one of our visa offices: Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle or Washington, DC. Failure to submit all required documentation may result in the refusal of your application or processing delays. Unless otherwise indicated, submit only photocopies of the documents requested. The documents you provide with your application will not be returned. Documents not in English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation. Provide both a photocopy of the original document and the translation in English or French. False statements or submission of fraudulent documents will result in refusal and may lead to legal action against you. We do not offer pre-assessment or counselling services. Submit your completed application with all your supporting documents and the appropriate fees and an Immigration Officer will assess it. You must submit the following: Each applicant, including accompanying children, must complete, date and sign their own: Application for a temporary Resident Visa made Outside of Canada (IMM 5257) Answer every question. If not applicable, write N/A.
Please note: Only the application form above will be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If the application form is submitted without the barcode page (page 5 of 5), the processing times will be considerably longer. Outdated application forms will be returned unprocessed. The principal applicant, his or her spouse or common-law partner, if applicable, and all dependent children aged 18 years or older listed in the application for temporary residence must complete their own copy of Schedule 1 - Application for Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada (IMM 5257 Schedule 1)
Completed, dated and signed. Answer every question. If not applicable, write N/A.
Each applicant (adult or minor travelling alone) must complete their own: Family Information (IMM 5645).
Two passport photographs for each applicant. Write the name and birth date of the individual on the back. Processing fee – ensure that you have paid the correct non-refundable fee. Valid passport or travel document: The passport or travel document must be valid for at least 6 months from the date the application is submitted by each person requiring a visa. The validity of a visa cannot extend beyond the validity of the passport. Your US Non-Immigrant Visa, whether it is in your current passport or an expired passport, must be included. The original I-94 card issued by US authorities at the time of your entry into the US.
Proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses for the duration of your visit. Copies of bank statements or bank book covering the past three months Any additional relevant documentation (pay slips, property ownership, proof of pension, investments, etc.) If you are not paying for your own trip, indicate how your trip will be funded. Submit supporting documentation, for example: parents’ bank statements; letter from employer covering costs; proof of employment and financial documents for host in Canada* (employment letter, pay slips, T4/Notice of Assessment, bank statements), etc.
*Note: Some hosts/sponsors may prefer not to provide their personal information directly to the applicant for submission to the Visa Office. In this case, please enclose a note to this effect. Please be advised that this may lead to slower processing in some cases. Explain the purpose of your trip - details of your itinerary in Canada, provisional travel arrangements (airline or hotel booking), letter of invitation from the person or business you will visit, registration at a conference, letter from your employer (as applicable). If applicable, please also submit: If you are planning to visit a friend or relative, please provide a letter of...
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