Ok so I am appllying for a Canadian visitor visa onlline to go and visit a friend for 2-weeks. I have uploaded all my documents, and carefully examined eachone. Everything looks good EXCEPT:


There is a section where you should upload ALL pages in your passport with visas, stamps, entries etc.

I have lived in Thailand for a period of 2-years and have burned through 2 passports doing border hops every 3-months since temporarily leaving my country in Aug 2015. All border hops were done to obtain a new tourist visa. I may have engaged in some freelance employment or I may not have....but guess that is out of scope of question

I have recently secured a good job which provided me with a year visa until Jun 2018 in Thailand.


  • Do I really have to upload each page with visas, which resullts in nearlly 30 pages?
  • What would happen if I just upload my current active passport with work visa (best guess)
  • PRIMARY QUESTION: Can all these border bounces I did to countries like Laos & Cambodia for nearly 2-years count against me when applying for a visitor visa? I should add I have never overstayed a visa so can it perhaps count in my favor?

Any help / advice appreciated

closed as primarily opinion-based by JonathanReez Aug 31 '17 at 13:12

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    What sort of entries or visa were you using to live in Thailand? – user13044 Aug 17 '17 at 12:41
  • @Tom don't get why this question got down voted....Tourist Visas – Marilee Aug 17 '17 at 13:37
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    Your record of living in Thailand under the radar by making visa runs, may be taken into consideration by the consular staff when looking at your request. – user13044 Aug 17 '17 at 14:11
  • In my opinion, you were living in Thailand, and using visa runs to extend your time in Thailand, when you should've been using a different type of visa. This will be held against you. The Canadian ECOs will be thinking that you're meaning to stay in Canada (perhaps illegally) – Matthew Barclay Mar 20 '18 at 14:57
  • @MatthewBarclay I think you are wrong. I got a 10-year visa went to Canada and it was pretty sweet. The multiple visas did raise suspiction though and I got held for, wait for this....2-hours checking if I was involved in any sex trafficking. Was horrible but rather funny thinking back – Marilee Mar 24 '18 at 10:34