Published on: January 23rd, 2022
By: المستشار ماهر الديري



A temporary resident is a foreign national who is legally authorized to enter Canada for temporary purposes.
IRCC processes these applications under several categories:

  • Visitors
  • International Students
  • Temporary workers
  • Temporary resident permit holders

Temporary residents: Visitors
There are three types of visas:

  • Single-entry
  • Multiple-entry visas
  • Transit visa

What is required with an application?

Document requirements

Form IMM 5484 provides a checklist for the documents required when submitting an application for a temporary resident visa.
For minors

Minors travelling alone must carry information concerning the person who will be responsible. If the child is the subject of a custody order or is travelling with one parent, proof of custody or the other parent’s consent for the trip must also be provided. It is recommended that minors travelling without their parents have a letter of permission to travel from the non-accompanying parent(s).

Other documents

  • a letter of invitation or other explanation for the trip,
  •  evidence of links to home countries,
  •  proof of present immigration status in the country of application.

Visa categories:

Diplomatic and official visas (including U.S. government officials)
Courtesy visas
Facilitation visas
Super visa