What is a temporary resident visa (TRV)?
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
A temporary resident visa (TRV) is an official counterfoil document issued by a visa office that is placed in a person’s passport to show that they have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.
Holding a TRV does not guarantee entry to Canada. The admission of foreign nationals into Canada as temporary residents is a privilege, not a right.
- Documents required with a TRV application
- Reviewing the documentation
- File transfers
- Eligibility and admissibility considerations
- Evidence supporting purpose of entry
- Dual intent
- Proof of funds / financial support
- Medical requirements for foreign nationals
- Issuing the visa: transit, single-entry and multiple-entry visas
- Issuing the visa: duration of visits
- Visa categories
- Specific requirements by type of applicant
- Refusals overview
- Cancellation of a TRV
- Visa validity (expiry dates)
- Examinations and admission at the port of entry
- Refusals at the port of entry
- Security deposits and guarantees
Extension of temporary resident status
- Eligibility for extending temporary resident status
- Extensions for minors
- Maintained status during processing (previously called implied status)
- Inland applications for permanent residence and temporary resident status extension
- Restoration of status
- Visitor record
- Fees and cost recovery for extensions
- Loss of status
- Individuals named in an immigration warrant
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