Temporary Resident Visa Application Form (IMM 5257)

by tcolaw on January 10, 2013

If you are coming to Canada as a tourist, visiting family or friends, or travelling for business, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa. This video will help you complete the “Application for Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada” form (www.immigration.gc.ca also known as IMM 5257, by explaining each question on the form. Once you are ready to begin completing your form, you can follow along with the video open in a separate window. Listen to each explanation and then press pause as you answer your question on the form. Once you are ready, press play to move to the next question. The best way to make sure you have completed all the steps is to read the instruction guide entitled “Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa Outside Canada.” (www.immigration.gc.ca Closed captioning for this video, along with a transcript and downloadable versions, are available at www.cic.gc.ca
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myjoyishare January 10, 2013 at 3:42 am

This video is highly helpful. Thank you so much

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marzi1820 January 10, 2013 at 4:35 am

thanks for this helpful video , I’m doing this form now but the drop-down menus doesn’t work for me . can u plz help me about that ? Thank u :)

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Mohammed Al-Faraj January 10, 2013 at 4:42 am

If I choose “citizen” in Q9, I don’t know how can I indicate my statues because it’s like for ever, Can you help me?

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ceeta24 January 10, 2013 at 5:16 am

hello, pls i am fillinf this form and i have problems filling the ammount of money that is available for my stay in canada. pls how am i suppose to write it. any figure i write there it tell me invalid. and when i printed the form, there were no bar codes. please i need your help cos i have paid the application fee and i am suppose to submit tomorrow. thanks

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MRBRAVO GATUSO January 10, 2013 at 5:24 am

HI BING..ARE YOU IN THE CANADA NOW?

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omalichaada January 10, 2013 at 6:12 am

is this for all countries?
i live in the UAE.

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SweetKhmerGirlCa January 10, 2013 at 6:41 am

i have a question. if i wanted to sponsor a friend (monk) just to visit to canada for only 3 weeks for a special religulous event what application form do i apply ?

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CitImmCanada January 10, 2013 at 7:05 am

We are unable to provide assistance for your situation here on YouTube. Please see the Contact Us page on our website to find the best way to contact us to get answers to your question.

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CitImmCanada January 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

For Mac, you may need to download the PDF file to your computer and then use the “Open With” command to open the file using Adobe Reader.

Safari and other browsers’ PDF handlers might not be able to properly open the file.

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bing1870 January 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

this video helps us a lot. But i have hard times to answer the details of visit to canda since i work here for almost 5 years. i need a re-entry visa coming back to canada to visit my family in the philippines. What will i do in this question? you cant write not applicable you really need to put details. Is anybody there who could help me?

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Goku999ification January 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

Even I can’t open file IMM5257 on my Mac 10.1.1 version..I have Adobe downloaded.
help Please.

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anzeel January 10, 2013 at 9:22 am

Where can you find the UCI? I have been to canada earlier but don’t know where I can find the UCI. Is it on the canadian visa somewhere?

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Luis Silva-Ball January 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thanks! I’ve been trying to open it for hours!!

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soulkeeperify January 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

What are the things needed aside from the photos and passport?thank you!

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CitImmCanada January 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

You still need separate photos from the photo in your passport

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soulkeeperify January 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

is the photo in passport is enough or do u still need a separate photos and size???thank you so much!

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CitImmCanada January 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

For Mac, you may need to download the PDF file to your computer and then use the “Open With” command to open the file using Adobe Reader.

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Lesley Ann Noel January 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Is there a link for a Mac compatible version of this form?

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CitImmCanada January 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

We are looking into this problem. What version of Adobe Reader or Acrobat do you have installed?

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wheelzwheela January 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm

The same here…what did you do to solve this problem? =/

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