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Can I enter Canada with a pending visa application?

annapags

Newbie
Sep 19, 2013
1
0
Hi Guys,

I am still waiting for my working holiday visa to be approved. (stage 1 is complete, just waiting on the acceptance letter for stage 2, I'm assuming the strike has delayed the process).

I have a flight booked to Vancouver on the 1st October but I'm thinking it may not come in time, does anyone know if I can enter Canada without the visa being approved yet or will they not let me in the country with a pending visa?

Im stressing... :(
 

aussiepete

Full Member
Oct 31, 2009
31
2
119
Whitehorse Yukon
Category........
Visa Office......
Sydney Australia
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
25-10-2005
File Transfer...
14-01-2006
Passport Req..
23-01-2006
VISA ISSUED...
27-01-2006
LANDED..........
23-03-2006
Yes you can. But you will need to leave Canada and re-enter to activate the work visa.
 

zardoz

VIP Member
Feb 2, 2013
13,344
2,153
Canada
Category........
FAM
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
16-02-2013
VISA ISSUED...
31-07-2013
LANDED..........
09-11-2013
This is assuming that you are visa-exempt for Canada or already have some alternative visa in place.