WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
If you are coming to Canada to visit, study or work, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
The Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is also called a Visitor Visa. It is the official document issued by a Canadian visa office (like the Canadian Embassy in Makati or the Canadian Consulate in Cebu) that is placed in your Philippine passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a Temporary Resident (either as a Tourist, an International Student, or an Overseas Filipino Worker).
WHO NEEDS A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
Filipinos need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) if they are going to Canada to:
WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
You can apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) online or at the nearest Visa Application Centre (VAC) to your location.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENT (VISA)?
The requirements for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) will vary depending on the purpose of your visit.
HOW MUCH IS A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
Individual application: Visitor Visa (including Super Visa) CAD$100 per person (+CAD$85 for biometrics)
Family application: Visitor Visa (for 5 people or more) CAD$500 (+CAD$170 for biometrics)
These fees are non-refundable, whether or not you are issued a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). You can pay these fees online using a valid credit or debit card.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCESSING TIME FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
Processing times for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is currently 14 days. Take note that this not include the transit time between the VAC and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office.
HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN CANADA USING A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
The length of your stay will depend on the purpose of your visit.
HOW CAN I DETERMINE IF I AM ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (TRV)?
You can check if you are eligible to apply by answering a few questions using the online Come to Canada tool here.
- Not in Toronto? Here’s the complete list of other places you can get a Philippine passport in Canada.
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- Work in Canada, how to apply, part I
- Welcome to Canada, Jollibee!
- The Philippines is represented in Canada by an Embassy in Ottawa. The Philippines also has three consulates-general in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver and honourary consular offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg, St. John’s, Halifax and Charlottetown.
- According to the 2011 census, 662,600 people of Philippine origin are now residing in Canada.
- In 2015, Canada welcomed more than 50,000 permanent residents from the Philippines, making it Canada’s top source country for permanent residents that year.
- In 2016, Canada issued nearly 35,000 visas to Filipinos for tourism.
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