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Can I use B1 - business-visitor for tourism in Canada

Discussion in 'Visitors' started by penguin_2013, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Hello all,

    I recently got a B1 business-visitor visa applied through my company which is valid for 5 years, as I needed to travel to Montreal for a month of work on-site.

    There is a lot of confusion and very less information, whether I can use this business-visitor visa to travel to Canada as a tourist next time.

    Does anyone have any information on this.

    Would appreciate it a lot, thank you! :)
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  2. I have never heard of a B1 visa for Canada, do you mean a WX-1?

    You will be allowed to board a plane with that visa, the CBSA allowing you entry is entirely up to them.
  3. Yes there is a B1 business visitor Visa for canaCa
  4. Never heard of a B1 yet, if it's multiple entry, I would assume that my answer still applies. You can board a plane but no guarantee CBSA will allow you entry.

  5. Hi, I am in the same situation. Were you able to use your B-1 visa for a tourist visit?
  6. Hey
    After my research I have found that it comes under temporary resident visa and there shouldn't be issues. Just mention to them reason of travel when asked and return date. We will be traveling in couple days and then I can let you know if it worked. :)
  7. I was able to get through today :)
  8. Hey Medhini that's great news:)
    Could you please tell a little bit about your situation and what happened at Port of entry, I will be traveling in couple of days too:)

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