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Visit Family in Canada COVID-19 | Travelling to Canada During Covid

Under normal circumstances, visitors could simply apply for a Visitor Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization to come to Canada temporarily. However, travelling to Canada during covid is different. Under certain circumstances, family members of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents can apply to travel to Canada.


Who can visit Family Members in Canada During covid


To be eligible to travel to Canada, you must be the immediate family member of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. You must also plan to stay in Canada for 15 days or longer. Immediate family members include:

  • spouse or common-law partner

  • dependent child

  • dependent child of a dependent child

  • parent or step-parent

  • guardian or tutor

You must have the following items to visit your immediate family member(s) in Canada:

  • A travel document (Visitor Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization) and a valid passport

  • A quarantine plan that shows how you’ll quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada

  • Proof that you're an immediate family member of a Canadian PR or Citizen

  • Proof that you'll stay in Canada for 15 days or more OR proof that you're travelling for a non-discretionary purpose

Can you visit extended family during coronavirus?


Some extended family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents are also eligible to visit family in Canada. To qualify, you must be an extended family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, be staying in Canada for 15 days or more, and have written authorization from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


Extended family members include:

  • someone in an exclusive dating relationship, have been in the relationship for at least 1 year and have spent time in the physical presence of that person at some point during the relationship

  • a non-dependent child (adult child)

  • a grandchild (dependent child of a non-dependent adult child)

  • a sibling, half-sibling or step-sibling

  • a grandparent

You must have the following items to visit your extended family member(s) in Canada:

  • A travel document (Visitor Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization) and a valid passport

  • Written authorization from IRCC

  • quarantine plan that shows how you’ll quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada

  • Proof that you're an extended family member of a Canadian PR or Citizen

  • Proof that you'll stay in Canada for 15 days or more OR proof that you're travelling for a non-discretionary purpose

Find out what travel document(s) you'd need to visit your family in Canada.


Letter of Invitation


If they need a visitor visa, you may provide your family member or friend with a letter of invitation in support of their visa application. A letter of invitation can help, but it also does not guarantee the person will get a visa.


Supporting documents may include:

  1. A copy of proof of your status in Canada. For example, your study permit or PGWP.

  2. Letter of invitation

  3. Verification of Enrolment letter, Graduation Invitation Letter, or PGWP completion letter – whatever is applicable to your current situation

  4. Proof of Finances (if you are supporting your family financially for their proposed trip)


Learn How to Write a Letter of Invitation


Our Services


Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.


We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.



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