I want to visit my friend in Canada, so I think I need a tourist visa (she has already sent me an invitation). I visited VFS Global (a company that handles visa applications in Georgia) and they told me about the documents I need to gather and that I should make a payment online, print out the payment and give it to them with documents. I am submitting a paper application and not an online visa application.

The problem I encounter is that I can't find the tourist payment option screenshot here, the closest thing I found is in immigration is an option called 'Temporary Residence'. However here I still can't find anything close to tourist visa screen shot.

Am I doing something wrong or should I select something out of this?

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    Temporary Resident Permit = tourist visa. But this depends on your citizenship so you might wanna check the link I gave.
    – Dipen Shah
    Dec 14, 2016 at 17:05
  • Thank you very much for the reply but i don't understand one thing why would they put temporary resident permit in immigration? i have no desire to immigrate i just want to see the country :) and I am from Georgia (live there as well)
    – Levan
    Dec 14, 2016 at 17:20
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    If you are an American citizen you do not need a visa or an eTA. You can find out more about document requirements on the link I gave.
    – Dipen Shah
    Dec 14, 2016 at 17:28
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    permit and visa are not the same. Permit is a document allowing you to legally be in Canada. Visa is a stamp which will be in your passport allowing you to enter Canada.
    – Dipen Shah
    Dec 14, 2016 at 17:47
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    Canada calls its tourist visa a "temporary resident visa". The same as business visas, transit visas, student visas... Dec 14, 2016 at 18:39

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On the screenshot you provided, you need to select "Temporary Resident Visa - (single or multiple entry) - ..." (costs $100). "Temporary Resident Visa" is basically the Canadian legal term for a tourist visa.

Do not select "Temporary Resident Permit" (for $200), this is for a completely different purpose (it's for people who are inadmissable but are asking for an exception).

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