Visitor visas for your family
As an international student, you may invite your spouse, common law partner, children or parents to visit you in Canada.
Citizens of many countries require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also known as a visitor visa or entry visa, to travel to Canada. This page offers tips for supporting family members who require one to apply.
Summary of contents
• Apply for a visitor visa for family
• Tips for an easy application
• Extending a visit
• Further information
Apply for a visitor visa for family Before you leave your home country, your family member(s) may apply for a visitor visa (or an open work permit, in the case of spouses) online or through the Visa Application.
Centre (VAC) serving your country of citizenship or legal residence. This can be done at the same time that you are applying for your study permit.
If you are already in Canada and wish to invite your family to join