A personal sponsored visa (P-visa) is an employment-based visa that allows you to live and work in Canada as long as you meet income requirements and health coverage, and you have enough money to support yourself while here.
There are two main types of PVIs: entrepreneur visas and employee visas. Entrepreneur visas are for individuals or businesses looking to launch their own business in Canada. Employee visas are for professionals who will be working at a Canadian company and staying for a limited time frame.
Business owners can apply both for themselves and for employees if they’re sponsoring them, but it's easier to stay within limits than get a job that doesn't have restrictions.
Employee visas give employers more flexibility when trying to fill open positions, so most companies opt to use this type of visa instead of offering paid vacation or other benefits. Employers also have the option to bring international staff under this program, which isn’t possible with the employer visa.
A personal business trip (also called a tourist visa) is not designed to be longer than three months. You can bring along your computer, phone, and other small gadgets you need for work while you are in the country.
You will have to prove that you have enough money to come back home after your stay, as well as proof of an appropriate place to live while you are in the country.
Applications for a P3 visa are done through a company or embassy, not via government agencies such as Workforce Immigration New Zealand (WINZ), Human Resources Departments at large companies, etc.
There are many good resources online and offline to help with applying for this visa.
In addition to showing proof of income, you will need to provide some additional proof that you have enough money to pay for a vacation. This can include:
Proof of monthly savings
Evidence of ownership of expensive items
Listing of all significant debt obligations
Example: Credit card statements, bank accounts with sufficient funds, car payment or loan payments, etc.
This information should be gathered within the past six months and in no greater detail than necessary.
You do not have to show every credit account that you have an account at, but it does not hurt to add these into the list.
It is very important to verify that you are indeed living at this location before proving that you live in the United States. There are several ways to do this, but none more reliable than bringing documents that show you currently reside here.
If you don’t have proof of residency yet then it’s time to get some!
It’s impossible to obtain a visa if you can’t prove that you live where you say that you do. Luckily for you, there are plenty of things you can bring into the country that clearly indicate that you are already living here.
Ask yourself if these items exist back home? If so, then they definitely exist here too! Many countries will ask about these types of items when processing your visa application.
If you are applying for a F2 or P3 visa, then the next thing to do is pay your visa application fee. This will ensure that your documents have enough time to be reviewed as well as guarantee that your applications get processed in a timely manner.
Most embassies and consulate websites contain information about how to apply for a visa and what kind of documentation must be presented during the process. They also indicate which countries require an application fee and what fees they vary by so that you know ahead of time if it is necessary to pay one extra cost or not.
Some nations waive their visa application fees for international students, but this is very rare. Most places charge around 100-150 USD for the VISA APPLICATION FORM AND FORMAL ENTRY BOND (stamped at entry into country). Some others may ask for an EXTRA DEPOSIT OR SEARCHING WARRANTY IN THE NAME OF THEIR COUNTRY! THIS CAN BE REFUNDED IF YOU LEAVE BEFORE ENTERING MANDATORY PERIODS.
After getting your passport, visa, and proof of employment in order, you are now ready to visit! This is the most important step as it requires leaving the country if things do not go well.
You can only stay in the United States for 90 days without a visa per entry (i.e., job-to-job) so make sure that you have enough time to reenter after your trip.
Getting approved for a B2/P3 visa takes around two weeks once all documents are completed. During this time, you will be notified either when you receive your visa or whether there was insufficient evidence to prove eligibility.
If you find out that you have been denied at the last minute, you may want to consider applying for the E2 visa instead. That said, don’t expect too much help with the E1 visa since Canada and some other countries offer more generous benefits than America does.
The next step in obtaining a P-3 visa is to prepare for your trip. You will need to make sure you have all of your documents ready!
You should be prepared to show proof that you have adequate health coverage while traveling, as well as confirmation that you will stay in the country for the stated amount of time.
We recommend using Google Maps or another mapping app to confirm that there are no unexpected closures due to inclement weather. This way you can also see if there are any significant events happening during the tour.
Google maps can help you determine some important information as well such as how many lanes an expressway has, what kind of speed limits there are, and whether it’s possible to navigate without high end software.
General tips: don’t travel with too much money because you may not like the experience you get spending heavily, and carrying too much luggage makes finding transport more difficult.
It’s important to confirm that you have proper visas before you leave for Thailand. Visas are not automatic once they expire, so make sure you know what type of visa you need and that it’s still valid!
Many people get in trouble when traveling abroad because they forget about visa validity or don’t realize how long their visa will last.
You should be aware of the length of time your visa will remain valid so you can plan your trip efficiently. If you find out late, there may be no way to update your stay or obtain new visas as soon as possible.
Thailand has two main types of tourist visas: the “visa exempt” (PTV) and “general entry” (GENTV). The former requires at least one week of staying outside of the country while the latter only demands a maximum of 30 days.
However, if you want to enter Thailand via the GENTV visa then you must have an onward ticket and proof of sufficient money to spend during your stay – this includes accommodation and food.
After you have all of your documents in order, it’s time to go visit an American embassy or consulate in person to get your P-3 (visa) visa.
You will need to show this document along with two other things – proof of employment and proof of sufficient funds to stay in America for at least six months.
Proof of employment can be a job offer letter, receipt showing payment of health insurance, or a signed contract. Proof of adequate money should include a recent pay stub or statement showing enough income to cover living expenses for at least six months.
It is very important to remember that not every country allows their citizens to enter into its territory if they are traveling on a tourist visa. Becoming familiar with what types of visas individual countries issue will help prevent unnecessary hassles when visiting.