Canada has a Temporary Resident Visa program that allows you to enter Canada legally for business or tourism purposes. If you want to visit your family members in Canada for less than six months, then you need to apply for this visa.
All Indian citizens require a Temporary Resident visa to enter Canada.
As per recently introduced Visa rules, the Canadian government has mandated citizens of 29 countries to give biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) at the time of visa application. India is not a part of that list as of now. So, Indian citizens do not require to give biometrics, at the time of applying for the Temporary Visit Visa.
It is advisable to note that the Temporary Resident Visa enables you to stay in Canada for a period of maximum six months. Any additional stay is not allowed unless a visa extension is applied for with the correct documentation and reason for the extension.
This Visa is not a work permit. If an Indian national obtains a Temporary Resident Visa, it does not entitle them to work or study in Canada. It simply allows an Indian national to enter Canada as a tourist.
Alternatively, a work permit allows an Indian national to enter and stay in Canada for employment purposes. In cases, where an Indian national comes to Canada on the Temporary Resident Visa and looks for employment, they will need a work permit from the designated authorities like the Canadian Consulate or the High Commission.
There are few basic travel requirements which you need to satisfy before you can consider travelling to Canada.
If an Indian national is visiting Canada for less than six months, a medical examination is not needed unless you are planning to work in specific jobs.
If you are planning to visit Canada for more than six months, a medical examination will be needed if:
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