Form IMM5257 "Application for Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)" - Canada

What Is Form IMM 5257?

Form IMM 5257, Application for Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa), is a document that allows individuals to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). A TRV allows its owner to visit Canada for temporary purposes such as business trips, visiting family, or tourism.

Alternate Names:

  • Application for Temporary Resident Visa;
  • Application for Canada Visitor Visa.

The Application for Canada Visitor Visa is released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and was last revised on April 1, 2022. An IMM 5257 fillable form is available for download below.

An applicant must meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations in order to receive a TRV. To get more information on this form and the necessary requirements to apply, potential applicants should visit the official website of the Government of Canada.

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Form IMM 5257 Instructions

IMM 5257 consists of two pages with 14 sections which an applicant is supposed to fill out. The document is provided in both English and French languages. The information required on the form includes:

  1. The type of visa the applicant is filing for ("single entry visa," "multiple entry visa," or "transit visa").
  2. Personal information of the applicant, their spouse, and their children (if applicable). This includes all names, birth dates, places of birth, citizenship status, and passport information.
  3. Information about travel to Canada (the purpose and the duration of the visit, available funds).
  4. Contact information (the applicant's mailing address, telephone number, residential address, and fax number).
  5. The applicant's immigration status ("citizen," "permanent resident," "temporary resident," "worker," or "student").
  6. Employment information (if applicable). The applicant must specify their job title, provide a brief description of their occupation, and provide information about their employer.
  7. Information about the person or institution the applicant is going to visit. This includes name, address, and relationship to the applicant.

The last part of the form consists of a series of statements that require a "yes" or "no" answer. If the applicant answers "yes" to any of the questions, they should give details in the specific section. Statements are typical for a Visa Application and contain questions such as:

  • Has the applicant ever been refused a visa to travel to Canada?
  • Has the applicant ever committed, been charged, or arrested with any criminal offense in any country?
  • Has the applicant ever been refused admission to or ordered to leave Canada?
  • Has the applicant ever been treated for any serious physical or mental disorders or any chronic or communicable diseases?
  • Has the applicant ever been involved in the commission of a crime against humanity or a war crime?

An applicant must also report if they and/or their family members (the ones that are accompanying them) have lived in any other country than their country of citizenship or permanent residence for more than 6 months. If so, then they must list the countries where they have lived and specify the duration of the stay.

Depending on the circumstances, the applicant might be required to file additional documents, listed below. To submit the completed form, an applicant should send their application supported with additional documents to the Visa Applications Center that serves their area or apply online. If an applicant's family members are also applying for a TRV, they can include their whole family's applications in the same envelope. After receiving and processing the documents, an officer will decide if an interview is needed. If so, you will be informed about the interview's time and place.


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Provide the name of your current Spouse/Common-law partner
Family name
Given name(s)
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY - DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE
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This form is made available by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is not to be sold to applicants.
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PASSPORT
� * Passport number
� * Country or territory of issue
� * Issue date
� * Expiry date
YYYY-MM-DD
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� * For this trip, will you use a passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes your personal identification number?
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� * For this trip, will you use a National Israeli passport?
*No
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NATIONAL IDENTITY DOCUMENT
� Do you have a national identity document?
*No D *Yes
� Document number
� Expiry date
� Country or territory of issue
� lssue date
YYYY-MM-DD
YYYY-MM-DD
US PR CARD
D*No D *Yes
� Are you a lawful Permanent Resident of the United States with a valid alien registration card (green card)?
� Document number
� Expiry date
YYYY-MM-DD
CONTACT INFORMATION
If submitting your application by mail:
- All correspondence will go to this address unless you indicate your e-mail address below.
- Indicating an e-mail address will authorize all correspondence, including file and personal information, to be sent to the e-mail address you specify.
- If you wish to authorize the release of information from your application to a representative, indicate their e-mail and mailing address(es) in this section and on the IMM5476 form.
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EDUCATION
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Have you had any post secondary education (including university, college or apprenticeship training)?
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School/Facility name
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Province/State
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EMPLOYMENT
Give details of your employment for the past 10 years, including if you have held any government positions (such as civil servant, judge, police officer, mayor, Member of Parliament, hospital
administrator, employee of a security organization). Do not leave gaps. If retired, not working or studying, please indicate. If you are retired, please provide the 10 years before your
retirement.
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
You must complete this section if you are 18 years of age or older.
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a) Within the past two years, have you or a family member ever had tuberculosis of the lungs or been in close contact with a person with tuberculosis?
Yes
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bl Do you have any physical or mental disorder that would require social and/or health services, other than medication, during a stay in Canada?
Yes
cl If you answered ''yes" to question 1 a) or 1 bl, please provide details and the name of the family member (if applicable).
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a) Have you ever remained beyond the validity of your status, attended school without authorization or worked without authorization in Canada?
No
Yes
bl Have you ever been refused a visa or permit, denied entry or ordered to leave Canada or any other country or territory?
No
Yes
cl Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?
No
Yes
d) If you answered •yes• to question 2a), 2b), or 2C please provide details .
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a) Have you ever committed, been arrested for, been charged with or convicted of any criminal offence in any country or territory?
No
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bl If you answered •yes• to question 3a) above, please provide details.
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� a) Did you serve in any military, militia, or civil defence unit or serve in a security organization or police force (including non
No
Yes
obligatory national service, reserve or volunteer units)?
bl If you answered yes to question 4a), please provide dates of service and countries or territories where you served.
� Are you, or have you ever been a member or associated with any political party, or other group or organization which has engaged in or advocated violence
No
Yes
as a means to achieving a political or religious objective, or which has been associated with criminal activity at any time?
� Have you ever witnessed or participated in the ill treatment of prisoners or civilians, looting or desecration of religious buildings?
No
Yes
If you answered ayes" to any of questions 3 to 6 above, or upon request of a visa officer, you MAY BE REQUIRED to fill out IMM 5257 Schedule 1.
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SIGNATURE
Citizenship and Immigration Canada {CIC), or an organization at CIC' request, may want to contact you in the future to ask you about any services you received from CIC prior to the
application process {such as participation in an information forum), during the application process {including the application process itself as well as orientation or accreditation services), and
services received after arriving in Canada {including settlement, integration and citizenship). CIC will use this information, along with the information provided by other individuals, for
research, performance measurement or evaluation purposes. CIC will not use this information to make any decisions about you personally.
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Yes
Do you consent to be contacted by CIC, or an organization at CIC's request, in the future? {Y/N)
I consent to the release to Citizenship and Immigration Canada {CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency {CBSA) of all records and information for the purpose of processing my request that
any government authority, including police, judicial and state authorities in all countries in which I have lived may possess about
This information will be used to evaluate my suitability
me.
for admission to Canada or to remain in Canada pursuant to Canadian legislation.
I declare that I have answered all questions in this application fully and truthfully.
Date: YYYY-MM-DD
Si nature of A
licant or Parent/Le al Guardian's for a erson under 18 ears of a
e.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
This application must be signed and dated before it is submitted by mail.
Do not forget to include photos, fees {if applicable) and any other documents required. Review the application guide for more information and verify that you have
completed and provided all of the required documents as per the document checklist.
PRIVACY NOTICE
Personal information provided on this form is collected and will be used, disclosed, and retained by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada {IRCC) under the authority of the Immigration
and Refugee Protection Act {IRPA). The personal information provided will be used for the purpose of processing applications. The personal information provided may be disclosed to other
federal government institutions and third parties including law enforcement bodies, provincial/territorial governments and/or foreign governments for the purpose of validating identity,
eligibility and admissibility.
The personal information collected on an application, and other information collected in support of an application, may be used for computer analytics to support processing of applications and
decision making, including your application. Personal information, including from computer analytics, may also be used for purposes including research, statistics, program and policy
evaluation, internal audit, compliance, risk management, strategy development and reporting.
Where biometrics are provided in support of an application, the fingerprints collected will be stored and shared with the RCMP. The fingerprint record may also be disclosed to law enforcement
agencies in Canada in accordance with subsection 13.11 (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. The information may be used to establish or verify the identity of a person in
order to prevent, investigate, or prosecute an offence under any law of Canada or a Province. This information may also be used to establish or verify the identity of an individual whose identity
cannot reasonably be otherwise established or verified because of physical or mental condition. Canada may also share immigration information related to biometric records with foreign
governments with whom Canada has an agreement or arrangement.
Failure to complete the form in full may result in a delay or the application not being processed. The Privacy Act gives individuals the right of access to, protection, and correction of their
personal information. Further details are available in
Info
Source. If you are not satisfied with the manner in which IRCC handles your personal information, you may exercise your right to file a
complaint to the
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of
Canada. The collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information is further described in IRCC's personal information bank
-
IRCC PPU 068.
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