The Visa for Canada is required in case of work, study or simply spend a certain period in Canadian territory. For visa-free visitors, an eTA Electronic Travel Authorization is required.
It affects the necessity or otherwise of a visa also the origin of the traveler, the agreements between nations and the reasons that push about 40 million people every year to travel to Canada. In addition, regulations often change, so it is advisable to always check the latest news regarding permits and authorizations to get the go-ahead for entry into Canada.
There are therefore different types of Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), which include tourist, study, work and simple transit visa, as well as permanent visa related to a total and definitive immigration process that is not intended to end after a certain period of time. This is the case, for example, the entry of the aforementioned skilled workers, who can give a practical help to Canada within that constant process of growth that has invested it for some time.
In this regard, to mention the program “Express Entry Immigration Process” which from 2015 provides for the selection and inclusion of real professionals in order to contribute to the economic development of the Canadian territory. Obviously this particular form of entry presupposes the possession of specific requisites, the knowledge of the language and a whole series of bureaucratic steps aimed at affirming the actual value of the candidate.
There are various phases that go from the self-evaluation preliminary to the registration in the Express Entry ranking, with the attribution of a score, passing through the expression of interest, the evaluation of the titles and that of the certifications. If a potential candidate does not receive offers (Invitation to Apply) during the 12 months following the application, he will be removed from the aforementioned list. It is obviously possible to repeat the registration procedure for the following year.
If you want to Immigration to Canada from UAE for study reasons, you must first take into account the admission criteria, the agreements in progress between institutes and the study programs offered to visiting international students. If you want to stay in Canada for less than 6 months, it is sufficient to request the eTA, while if not, for periods longer than 6 months, it is necessary to obtain a special visa.
However, the visa is not sufficient to gain access to Canada, in fact, the applicant student must also be accepted by one of the institutes present in the “Designated learning institutions list”, guaranteeing his state of health, his criminal record and on the possibility of staying economically in a suitable manner throughout the duration of the stay, including expenses for returning home.
In general, applications for visa or eTA can be submitted both online and in person directly at the appropriate offices in your country.
Differences between Visa and eTA
Okay, you have planned to see the spell bounding beauty of the Canada and want to travel to Canada it is necessary, as mentioned, to obtain an appropriate visa or a specific authorization called eTA (electronic Travel Authorization). The latter is a relatively recent document required to all foreigners who are exempt from visa and is electronically connected to the personal passport of those who travel or are in transit through Canada by air (those who reach Canada by sea or overland do not need such authorization).
The eTA is valid for 5 years or lapses on the expiry date of the passport, should this occur before. There are 45 countries whose citizens are exempt from visa for entry into Canada and therefore can simply request eTA directly online at low cost and quickly. For more information on which countries are eligible for the ETA.
Citizens of countries that are not included in this list of 45 states must necessarily apply for a visa, tourist type if the trip is short and pleasure, of different types if we refer to longer periods that also imply the development of a job or a specific course of study.
The eTA request, as previously anticipated, is absolutely simple and takes place online also by filling in the eTA request form on our website, always keeping your passport ready. It is then necessary to enter the information related to a personal email address to which the digital confirmation will be sent. Once you receive this notification, the eTA will automatically be connected to your passport and you will be able to travel without encountering any kind of problem to reach Canada.