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If you are a citizen of a country other than the Republic of Korea, you may require a visitor visa in order to enter Canada. Please check Countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors to find out if you need a visa before entering Canada. Applications for Temporary Resident Visas will only be accepted in Seoul from those individuals who have been lawfully admitted and are physically present in South Korea. If this does not apply to you, please check Canadian visa offices page to find out which visa office is responsible for the country or region where you live. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their application is complete and accompanied by full and relevant information. An incomplete application form and/or the absence of required or relevant information with an application may result in delays in the processing of the application or in the application being refused. You must satisfy the visa officer that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations and that your stay in Canada will be temporary. Before issuing a visa, the officer must be satisfied that you do not intend to work or study in Canada unless authorized to do so, that you will abide by the law and that you are not a risk to the security of Canada. You must also convince the officer that you have the financial means for your travel and that you have sufficiently strong ties to ensure your return to your country of origin. Warning: Failure to provide truthful and accurate information will result in your application being refused. If you or someone acting on your behalf, directly or indirectly, submits false information concerning your temporary resident visa application, your application will be refused and you could be declared inadmissible to Canada.
If you need a visa to visit Canada, then you will need a transit visa to travel through Canada without stopping or visiting. You will need a transit visa even if you stop in Canada for less than 48 hours. To obtain a transit visa, you still must complete all the forms and include the documents required for a Temporary Resident Visa in order to satisfy the visa officer that you meet all the requirements for visa issuance to Canada. In addition, you must provide specific evidence of your travel arrangements from your transportation company or travel agent and show proof that you are entitled to travel to your country of destination (e.g. visa for your final destination country if applicable). If your return travel is also through Canada, you should request a transit visa valid for 2 entries. There is no fee for a transit visa.
Steps To Apply For A Temporary Resident Visa
2. property certificate. Complete the application form in detail. parent) present their proof of employment o Proof of funds and evidence of assets (e. etc) . please include you complete mailing address and phone number. etc. such as business registration. If you do not have a courier service slip but wish to have your passport with visa or refusal letter returned to you via courier. If you are retired. please include a courier service slip. address and telephone numbers. Forms for courier services may be obtained near the drop box in the immigration reception area. o A completed form "Use of a Representative" (IMM 5476E | PDF * (52 KB)) if someone has assisted you in making this application o Parental letter of Consent authorizing travel for chidren under the age of 18 years (see MINOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO CANADA for more details) 3. payment of tuition fees. Please include a phone number and mailing address in Korea. Each applicant must provide: o Signed and dated "Application for a Temporary Resident Visa" form (IMM 5257B | PDF * (176 KB)) completed in English or French. position and length of employment. information about your business. present your retirement certificate.g. proof of import/export transactions. The fee for processing your application is not refundable. The documents will be sent to you by courier and all related costs will be borne by the applicant. Download an application kit from: Canadian Embassy website Citizenship and Immigration Canada Read the guide carefully before you complete the application form. sales figures. Please refer to information regarding visa processing fees on our web site o Courrier Service Slip: For faster return of your passport once we have completed our assessment. proof of studies. If you are self-employed. bank documents showing financial history over several months. All information must be completed in either English or French. o Signed and dated "Additional Family Information" Form (IMM 5406E | PDF * (133 KB)) o Two (2) recent passport size photos o Original passport or travel document including at least one blank page and valid for at least six months o Original payment receipt of the processing fee. A letter from your employer written on an official letterhead which includes your employer's name. transcript of courses completed o If you are not employed and are supported by a family member (spouse.1. It should also include your name. Each applicant should provide following supporting documents: o Proof of your immigration status in Korea (include copies of both the front and the back of the Alien Registration Card) o Proof of employment. o If you are a student. annual income and tax statements.
The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents when needed. If Travelling For Business And/Or Official Meetings o o A letter of invitation from your host company or organisation(s) in Canada. pay and bank account statements. duration of the visit and a statement specifying who will be responsible for all expenses related to the trip.o Copy of your itinerary including any travel and hotel reservation If Visiting Family And/Or Friends o o o A letter of invitation from your host in Canada stating the purpose of the visit and the nature of your relationship. Submit your application: o Submit your application package (forms. your host may provide personal information such as proof of establishment. etc) If your host will be responsible for any of the trip expenses. A temporary resident visa application will not be refused just because the host's personal information is not provided with the application.g. Note: All Documents Not Originally Prepared In English Or French Must Be Accompanied By A Translation. It will be kept on file. and statements of shelter costs such as mortgage or rent information. This letter should include complete name and contact details for your host and proof of their status in Canada (e. This document should include the full name and title of a contact person. Any original document submitted with the application will not be returned. copy of the Permanent Resident Card. on a purely voluntary basis. income tax notices of assessment. Applicants travelling on Official or Diplomatic passports should also present a Note Verbale from their Embassy confirming the nature of the intended trip. 4. If an applicant has submitted false information. telephone number and specific purpose for travel. letter of employment. The visa officer will assess the application on the basis of the adequacy of the applicant's financial resources and make a determination accordingly. Canadian Passport. Processing Times . fees and supporting documents) according to the guidelines for submitting an application at this office. Incomplete applications may delay your processing or result in the refusal. the application will be refused. office address.
Every effort is made to process all applications as quickly as possible. Visa officer will determine the validity of the visa and whether the applicant meets all the requirements for visa issuance. If you do not have the proper documents. A courier slip should be submitted with the application. however. you may wish to renew it before you apply for your visa. Enquiries about the status of applications will not be answered if the enquiry is received within the established processing times (4 weeks). The majority of our TRV applications are processed within 4 weeks from the time complete application is received at the Immigration Section. the passport will be returned with a refusal letter by courier as well. Please note. They are prohibited from transporting to Canada any person who does not hold the prescribed documents required for entry to Canada. Processing times may vary depending on the volumes of applications received. that a visa does not guarantee entry to Canada and the decision to allow entry to a foreign national rests with the port of entry officer. If your passport will expire soon. must ensure that all passengers are properly documented for travel to Canada. Note To All Travellers Transport companies. such as airlines. How to receive your Temporary Resident Visa Your passport and visa will be sent to you by collect courier. The port of entry officer also determines the length of stay allowed. The validity date of the visa is the period during which you will have to travel to Canada. We cannot issue visas with a validity that exceeds the passport validity. If your application is refused. you may be delayed or denied boarding . We therefore strongly encourage travellers to submit their applications at least 4 weeks before their intended travel date. Processing dalays may occurr if additional information or verifications are required.