Does a person who has TPS status in the States need to apply for a visa to visit Canada?
I would like to invite a friend of mine to a special church event in Canada.
- Gerd PLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
At present Temporary Protection Status (TPS) in the United States can be granted to citizen of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, and Sudan.
Passport holders of all those countries need a visa to travel to Canada.
It can be applied for through one of the six Canadian Visa Offices in the United States (fee: $ 75 [single entry], $ 150 [multiple entry]).
If you have TPS and wish to travel outside the United States, you must apply for a travel authorization. Travel authorization for TPS is issued as an advance parole document if DHS determines it is appropriate to approve your request. This document gives you permission to leave the United States and return during a specified period of time. To apply for advance parole, you must file Form I-131 (fee: $ 305).
If you leave the United States without requesting advance parole, you may lose TPS and you may not be permitted to re-enter the United States.