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Visitor Visa checklist: Everything you need to apply and visit Canada

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A visitor visa is needed to come to Canada as a tourist, or on a quick trip to visit family, or do business for individuals of many countries.

Anyone who is not a permanent or temporary resident of Canada (those with a work or study permit) will need a visitor visa to enter the country. However, citizens of certain countries do not need a visitor visa and can instead pursue an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). eTAs are a more streamlined form or travel authorisation available to nationals of countries that have visa-free travel agreements with Canada. For answers to common questions on eTAs, click here .

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What is needed to get a Canadian visitor visa?

1. Complete the needed forms

Depending on whether you are applying inside or outside of Canada, you will need to fill in different forms. Those applying outside of Canada will require:

  • Application for temporary resident visa (IMM 5257);
  • Family information form (IMM 5707);
  • Statutory declaration of common-law union (IMM 5409);
  • Use of representative (IMM 5476)—Note this is only required if you have used the services of a representative, or if you are appointing or cancelling use of a representative; and
  • Authority to release personal information to a designated individual (IMM 5475)—Note this form is only required if you authorise Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) to release information from your case file to someone other than yourself (i.e.: a representative or authorised relative).

2. Collect the needed documentation

In addition to the above forms, applicants for a visitor visa will need to following documentation in support of their request:

  • Receipt of fee payment;
  • A photocopy of the information page of your passport, including: the passport number, issuance and expiry dates, and your photo, name, issue date, and place of birth;
  • Two photos meeting the requirements of the visa application photograph specifications . On the back of these two photos applicants must write their name and date of birth. If applicants are required to provide biometric fingerprints and photo they do not have to attach these photos;
  • Proof of financial support, proving that you can support yourself and any family member accompanying you while you are in Canada;
  • Photocopy of your marriage license or certificate (if relevant);
  • Letter explaining the purpose of your travel;
  • Photocopy of your current immigration status (if your country of residence differs from the country of citizenship listed on your passport, you must provide proof of legal status in your country of residence);
  • Minors travelling alone or with one parent must provide custody documents or a letter of authorisation from the other non-accompanying parent of a letter of authorisation signed by both parent or legal guardians; and
  • Any other additional documents required by the responsible visa office in your region.

Note that application forms completed online must be completed and validated with the generation of a barcode. If completed on a computer, these barcodes will be automatically attached to the immigration forms, otherwise they must be printed and placed at the top of an application if applying by paper.

How to pay required fees and prove fee payment to IRCC

There are two kinds of fees that applicants for a visitor visa may need to pay. These are application processing fees, and biometric fees. Those who do not need to provide biometrics may be exempt from the second set of fees—find out if you need to give biometrics here .

Application processing fees for visitor visas are $100 CAD per person, and $500 CAD for a family (five or more people).

Biometrics fees on the other hand are $85 CAD per person, and $170 per family (two or more people).

These fees may be subject to change and cannot be refunded regardless of the decision reached on your application. In addition, the only accepted method to pay these fees is online.

After following the given instructions and completing the process, you must wait until an official IRCC receipt is issued with a barcode. Applicants are advised to save this file and attach a copy of it to their application.

How to provide proof of financial support

There are several documents that you can use to prove that you can support yourself and any dependents that accompany you while you are visiting Canada.

Some examples include cash, certified cheque, bank draft, or money order in a large enough amount to cover all reasonable expenses incurred during your stay in Canada.

In addition, written or verbal statements (which can be verified) can also be used, provided that they satisfy an officer that sufficient financial support from friends and/or family has been arranged and can cover reasonable incurable expenses during your stay.

Other documents include bank statements, a letter of employment or previous tax filing information,

How to write a “purpose of travel” letter

All foreign nationals entering Canada must be able to satisfy an officer at their time of entry that they have legitimate reasons to enter and reside in Canada. In the context of a visitor visa, this can often also include proving that you (the foreign national) will leave Canada once the period of your authorised stay expires.

In some cases, visitor visa applicants may also need a letter of invitation from a Canadian citizen or permanent resident .

Applying with family members

Visitor visa applicants wishing to bring their family with them on their trip to Canada must complete an application form for each family member. All applications may be submitted together online or at the VAC where you will send your application on paper. A single receipt may also be given for all included applications.

Lastly all family members and dependents must meet all requirements for temporary residence in Canada.

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Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada

Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada - not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. Answer a few questions to see what's right for you.

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You can find the country code on your passport. Be careful when you select your country. Some countries have multiple options and codes are quite similar.

Answer yes if you’re a citizen of Canada and another country.

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Look on the front cover of your passport for the symbol of a rectangle with a circle in the middle. If you see this symbol, you have an electronic passport.

Answer: You need a visitor visa

For visits of up to 6 months for most purposes. Cost: CAN $100

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Answer: You need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

For visits of up to 6 months or to transit via a Canadian airport. Cost: CAN $7

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Answer: You need a valid Canadian passport

You need a  valid Canadian passport  to travel to Canada by air (board your flight).

Exception: If you’re an American-Canadian dual citizen with a valid U.S. passport, you don’t need a Canadian passport to fly to Canada. However, you still need to  carry proper identification Opens in a new tab  and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada Opens in a new tab .

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Answer: You need a valid passport or travel document to travel to Canada by car, train, bus or boat

If you decide to fly to a Canadian airport instead, you'll need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

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Answer: You need official proof of status in the U.S.

Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. must present these documents for all methods of travel to Canada:

  • a valid passport from their country of nationality (or an equivalent acceptable travel document ) and
  • a valid green card (or equivalent valid proof of status in the United States)

Answer: You need a transit visa 

To connect between 2 international flights, in less than 48 hours. Cost: Free

Note: If you have more than 48 hours between international flights OR if you decide to visit Canada, you need to apply for a visitor visa.

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Answer: You can apply for a parent and grandparent super visa to visit for more than 6 months

  • The super visa is for visits of 5 years at a time .
  • a letter from your child or grandchild with a promise to financially support you for the duration of your visit in Canada.
  • More information on approved insurance providers outside of Canada will be available in the coming months.
  • be valid for at least 1 year from the date of entry to Canada
  • provide at least $100,000 in emergency coverage.
  • You must apply for a super visa from outside Canada.
  • Cost: CAN $100

Note : If you don't meet the criteria for a super visa, you need to apply for a visitor visa.

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Note : If you don’t meet the criteria for a super visa, you need to apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA). An eTA allows for visits of up to 6 months.

Note : If you don’t meet the criteria for a super visa, you can visit Canada for up to 6 months with a valid identity document. Bring identification such as a valid passport. Or, if a member of an official program such as Nexus, you may present your valid membership card.

If you don’t meet the criteria for a super visa, you can visit Canada for up to 6 months with

  • a valid passport from your country of nationality (or an equivalent acceptable travel document Opens in a new tab ) and
  • official proof of lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., such as a green card

Answer: You need a valid identity document

Bring identification such as a valid passport. Or, if a member of an official program such as Nexus, you may present your valid membership card.

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Answer: If we approve your study permit application, we’ll issue a visitor visa

  • You don’t need to submit a separate application for a visitor visa.

When you travel to Canada, bring your

  • letter of introduction that says your study permit application is approved, if you received one
  • valid passport that has your visitor visa stuck to one of its pages

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Answer: You should already have a valid visitor visa

We automatically issued a  visitor visa to you when we approved your first study or work permit.

If you leave and return to Canada,  you must travel with:

  • your valid study or work permit
  • If you don’t have a valid visa when you check-in for a flight, it may result in travel delays (or a missed flight).
  • your valid passport

Exception : If you return directly from a visit only to the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon, you don’t need a valid visitor visa if your study or work permit is still valid.

If your visa has expired or was only valid for a single entry to Canada

You need to  apply for a new visa Opens in a new tab .

  • A visa costs CAN$100.
  • It’s valid for up to 10 years.

If your study or work permit will expire soon, you must extend it before you can apply for a new visitor visa.

You need a visitor visa to leave and return to Canada.  Apply for your visa before you leave.

You can apply for a visitor visa from inside Canada if you meet all the conditions below:

  • you’re already in Canada
  • you hold a valid study or work permit
  • you want to  leave and return to Canada  in the near future
  • your existing  visitor visa Opens in a new tab  is expired or was valid for only one entry

Exception : If you return  directly  from a visit only to the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon, you don’t need a valid visitor visa if your study or work permit is still valid.

Processing times vary by country.  You may need to  give fingerprints and photo (biometrics) Opens in a new tab  with your application. Processing times  don’t include  the time you need to give biometrics.

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You need a  visitor visa  to travel to Canada.

A visitor visa:

  • is a sticker we put in your passport
  • costs CAN$100

Processing times vary by country.  You may need to  give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) Opens in a new tab  with your application. Processing time  doesn’t include  the time you need to give biometrics.

Answer: Before you continue, find out if you need a study permit

You’ll need to answer some questions on another page to find out.

If you’re eligible to study without a study permit, you’ll need to come back to this page to find out what you need to travel to Canada.

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Answer: If we approve your work permit application, we’ll issue a visitor visa for you

  • letter of introduction that says your work permit application is approved, if you received one

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We automatically issued a  visitor visa to you when we approved your first work permit.

Processing times vary by country.  You may need to  give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)  with your application. Processing time  doesn’t include  the time you need to give biometrics.

Apply for a visitor visa

Answer: Before you continue, find out if you need a work permit

If you’re eligible to work without a work permit, you’ll need to come back to this page to find out what you need to travel to Canada.

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Answer: If we approve your study permit application, we’ll issue an electronic travel authorization (eTA)

  • You don’t need to submit a separate application for an eTA.

If you get a new passport before you come to Canada, you’ll need to apply for a new eTA if you plan to fly to a Canadian airport.

Answer: You need an eTA to leave and return to Canada

Your study permit lets you study in Canada. If you plan to leave and return to Canada, you need to make sure you have what you need to re-enter the country.

What you need depends on your travel plans.

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If you re-enter by a Canadian airport (fly back to Canada)

You must have:

  • the passport that’s linked to a valid eTA and
  • your valid study permit
  • costs CAN $7
  • is electronically linked to your passport

If you received your current study permit on or after August 1, 2015, you may have a valid eTA.

If you don’t have an eTA or yours has expired, you’ll need to apply for a new eTA.

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If you re-enter Canada by car, boat, bus or train

  • a valid passport and

Answer: If you fly to a Canadian airport, you need an eTA

  • costs CAN$7

Most applicants get their eTA approval (via an email) within minutes. However, some requests  can take several days  to process if you’re asked to submit supporting documents.

If you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat

You just need a  valid passport or travel document Opens in a new tab  to get to Canada by car, train, bus or boat.

Answer: If we approve your work permit application, we’ll issue an electronic travel authorization (eTA) for you

  • valid passport that you used to apply for your work permit

If you get a new passport before you come to Canada, you’ll need to apply for a new eTA if you plan to fly to a Canadian airport.

Your work permit lets you work in Canada. If you plan to leave and return to Canada, you need to make sure you have what you need to re-enter the country.

  • your valid work permit

If you received your current work permit on or after August 1, 2015, you may have a valid eTA.

  • your valid work or study permit

Answer: You don’t need to apply for a visitor visa or eTA

  • valid passport or travel document that you used to apply for your work or study permit

When you travel to Canada, you must bring your:

  • letter of introduction that says your study permit application is approved

Answer: You don’t need an eTA or a visitor visa

If you’re driving or arriving by train, bus, or boat.

You just need to  bring the right travel documents Opens in a new tab .

If you fly to or transit through a Canadian airport

You just need to travel with your valid U.S. passport if you fly or transit through a Canadian airport.

  • valid passport or travel document that you used to apply for your work permit
  • valid work or study permit

Answer: Your permit is not an eTA or a visa

When you extend your study permit, you’ll also be issued an eTA if you don’t already have one. When you fly to a Canadian, you must have:

  • the passport that’s linked to your valid eTA  and
  • a valid visitor and

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When you extend your work permit, you’ll also be issued an eTA if you don’t already have one. When you fly to a Canadian, you must have:

  • a valid visitor visa and

Answer: You’re eligible to apply for an eTA

You can apply for an  eTA  if you travel to Canada  by air only .

  • is only valid when flying to or transiting through a Canadian airport

Most applicants get their eTA approval within minutes (via email). However, some requests  can take several days  to process if you’re asked to submit supporting documents.

If you already have a  valid Canadian visitor visa  you don’t need to apply for an eTA. You can travel with your visa until it expires.

If your travel plans change

You need a  visitor visa  (not an eTA) if you decide to  get to Canada by car, train, bus or boat  instead.

Answer: You don’t need to apply for a visitor visa or eTA

  • valid passport or travel document that you used to apply for your study permit and
  • official proof of U.S. lawful permanent resident status

Answer: You need valid proof of lawful permanent resident status of the U.S. to leave and return to Canada

  • valid study permit,
  • valid passport or travel document that you used to apply for your study permit, and

Answer: You don’t need an eTA or a visitor visa

  • valid passport or travel document and

You’ll need to answer some questions on another page to find out.

If you’re eligible to study without a study permit, you’ll need to come back to this page to find out what you need to travel to Canada.

  • valid passport or travel document that you used to apply for your work permit and
  • valid work permit
  • valid work permit,

If you’re eligible to work without a work permit, you’ll need to come back to this page to find out what you need to travel to Canada.

Answer: You’re eligible to apply for an eTA

If you already have a  valid Canadian visitor visa , you don’t need to apply for an eTA. You can travel with your visa until it expires.

If you transit through Canada to or from the United States

You  may  be able to  transit through Canada without a visa or eTA if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

You need an official proof of status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., such as one of the following:

  • valid permanent resident card (Form I-551)
  • foreign passport with an unexpired temporary I-551 stamp (also known as an Alien Documentation, Identification and Telecommunication [ADIT] stamp)
  • foreign passport with a temporary I-551 printed notation (“Upon endorsement serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residence for 1 year”) on a machine-readable immigrant visa upon endorsement with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection admission stamp
  • expired permanent resident card (Form I-551) with Form I-797 (Notice of Action) for pending Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) or Form I-829 (Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status)
  • expired permanent resident card (Form I-551) with Form I-797 (Notice of Action) for pending Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card [Green Card])
  • valid re-entry permit (Form I-327)
  • Form I-94 with an unexpired temporary I-551 stamp (ADIT stamp) and a passport-style photo

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Canadian Visitor Visa Guide: Apply for a Tourist Visa

Learn how to apply for a canadian visitor visa (tourist visa) - your complete guide to requirements, eligibility, and faqs for traveling to canada on a short-term basis..

Canadian Visitor Visa Guide: Apply for a Tourist Visa

Key Takeaways:

  • The Canada Visitor Visa is a Temporary Resident Visa for short stays, mainly for tourism or visiting family.
  • Eligibility depends on nationality, financial stability, and ties to the home country; some nationalities need only an eTA.
  • The application involves several steps and submitting documents, with an option to apply for a Visitor Record extension.

What is a Canada Visitor Visa?

The Canadian Visitor Visa, also known as a Tourist Visa for Canada, is a type of Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) that allows individuals to enter Canada for a limited stay, usually not exceeding six months. Individuals typically seek this visa for purposes such as vacations or visiting family members. It permits the holder to arrive at a Canadian port of entry and request entry from Border Patrol Officers. The officers have the final authority to grant or deny entry based on the provided documents and the applicant’s situation.

Canadian Visitor Visa Guide: Apply for a Tourist Visa

Do I Need to Apply for a Canada Visitor Visa?

Determining whether you need a Canadian Visitor Visa depends on your nationality. Most travelers need this visa for entry into Canada, but some nationalities only require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or are completely exempt and can enter freely with their passports. To verify your specific requirements, you can visit the official Canadian immigration website .

Who is Eligible for the Canada Tourist Visa?

Eligibility for a Canada Tourist Visa hinges on meeting certain criteria, including demonstrating financial stability and having strong ties to your home country. Below are some general requirements:

  • Proof of sufficient funds : You need to show bank statements or other financial records validating you can support yourself financially during your stay.
  • Travel itinerary : If available, you should submit booked air tickets or describe your travel plans in Canada.
  • Letter of invitation : If visiting family or friends, you will need a letter of invitation from them.
  • Proof of relationship : In the case of visiting family, you may need to show documents proving your relationship to the family members.
  • Clean criminal record : You must submit court documents showing you have no criminal history.
  • Temporary stay confirmation : Evidence demonstrating that you plan to return to your home country after your visit, such as a lease or a property deed.

If you fail to meet these eligibility criteria, your application may be rejected on the grounds of inadmissibility.

How to Apply for the Canadian Visitor Visa?

The application process for a Canadian Tourist Visa involves several steps and the submission of multiple documents. Here’s a step-by-step guide :

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Before starting your application, ensure that you meet all eligibility criteria for the Canada Visitor Visa.

Step 2: Gather Required Documents

Collect all necessary documentation, which typically includes:

  • Visa application form : Completed and signed .
  • Financial statements : To prove that you have sufficient funds.
  • Travel itinerary : Including any pre-booked tickets.
  • Letter of invitation : If staying with family or friends.
  • Employment or educational verification : This could be a resume, diplomas, or a letter from your employer.
  • Proof of temporary stay : Such as a lease or property deed.
  • Criminal record check : Court documents attesting to your clean record.
  • Photographs : Two photos that meet the Canada Photo Requirements.

Step 3: Submit Your Application

Submit your completed application form along with all the supporting documents either online or at a Visa Application Center.

Step 4: Pay the Fees

The application fee for a Canadian Visitor Visa is CAD 100 per person. If you are also required to submit biometrics, there is an additional fee of CAD 85, making the total cost CAD 185. Additionally, passport processing fees are around CAD 45.

Step 5: Wait for Processing

The processing time can range from 8 to 40 days, depending on your country of residence. Be prepared to provide additional information if requested.

Step 6: Passport Stamping

After your application is approved, you will need to send your passport for stamping before you can travel to Canada.

How Long is the Canada Tourist Visa Valid?

The length of validity for a Canada Tourist Visa is determined by the Canadian Consulate on a case-by-case basis. The visa might be issued for the duration of your planned trip or until your passport expires. Regardless of the validity period, you are not allowed to stay in Canada for more than six months at a time. After six months, you’ll need to return to your home country before you can re-enter Canada.

What Are the Restrictions with a Canada Tourist Visa?

While holding a Canadian Tourist Visa, you can:

  • Travel within Canada for a period not exceeding six months.
  • Visit family and friends or engage in tourism activities.

However, you are not permitted to:

  • Work or study in Canada.
  • Apply for Canadian government benefits or qualify for health care.
  • Obtain any Canadian identification documents.

Can I Bring My Dependents on a Canadian Visitor Visa?

Your dependents, such as your spouse and minor children, can accompany you if they apply for their own Canadian Visitor Visas. Each person must submit a separate application and pay the respective fees. It’s advisable to submit all applications together to be processed as a family unit.

How Can I Extend My Stay with a Canadian Visitor Visa Extension?

If you wish to stay in Canada beyond the six-month period allowed by your Visitor Visa, you will need to apply for a Visitor Record. This is essentially a visa extension that must be requested at least 30 days before your current visa expires.

What is a Visitor Record?

Unlike the original visitor visa, the Visitor Record is not stamped on your passport. Instead, it’s an independent document issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that details the date by which you must leave Canada. Note that the Visitor Record is only valid as long as you stay inside Canada. If you leave and plan to re-enter, you will need a new visitor visa.

How to Apply for a Visitor Record?

You can apply for a Visitor Record either online or through a paper application.

Online Application

  • Create an IRCC account : If you don’t already have one, you will need to set up an account on the IRCC website.
  • Prepare electronic documents : Scan all required documents to create electronic copies.
  • Submit the application : Follow the online application instructions on the IRCC website.
  • Pay the fee : You will need a valid credit/debit card to pay the application fees.

Paper Application

  • Download the application package : This can be found on the IRCC website and includes all forms and guidelines.
  • Complete and print the forms : Fill out the required forms, sign them, and attach all necessary documents and payment receipts.
  • Mail your application : Send the completed application package to the address specified in the guidelines.

Required Forms and Documents for a Visitor Record

  • Application form (IMM 5708) : For changing conditions or extending your stay in Canada.
  • Authority to release information (IMM 5476) : If you are using a representative.
  • Proof of financial means : Bank statements or other evidence.
  • Photocopies of passport pages : Including the name, birth date, passport number, and the stamp of your most recent entry into Canada.
  • Additional documents : Such as marriage certificates if applicable.

It’s noteworthy that applying online is faster and more convenient. You can submit documents directly and promptly via the online platform, avoiding mailing fees and processing delays.

Applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa involves several steps and requires careful preparation of documents. Understanding the eligibility criteria and the application process can increase your chances of securing the visa and enjoying your time in Canada smoothly. Remember, while you can enjoy your stay, there are restrictions such as not being able to work or study. If you plan to stay longer, a timely application for a visa extension is crucial to avoid any legal complications.

For more information and detailed guidelines, it is recommended to frequently check the official IRCC website for the latest updates and requirements.

Learn Today:

  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) : A document issued by the Canadian government allowing the holder to enter Canada for a specified period. It includes visas like the Visitor Visa, which usually permits stays of up to six months.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) : An entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to Canada by air. It is electronically linked to a traveler’s passport and is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires.

Letter of Invitation : A document written by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident inviting the visa applicant to visit. This letter includes details about the host, visitor, and the visit’s purpose, which can support the visa application.

Visitor Record : An independent document issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allows a visitor to extend their stay in Canada beyond the original authorized period. Unlike the initial visitor visa, it is not stamped in the passport.

Inadmissibility : A condition in which a person is not allowed to enter or remain in Canada. Causes of inadmissibility can include criminal history, health issues, or an inability to demonstrate financial stability or intent to return to the home country.

This Article In A Nutshell:

A Canada Visitor Visa, or Tourist Visa, allows entry for up to six months for leisure or family visits. Most nationalities require it. Apply with documents like finances, travel plans, and clean record. Approval permits travel within the country for six months. Extensions can be sought for prolonged stays. Be aware of visa restrictions. — By VisaVerge.com
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Canada tourist visa: Requirements and application procedure

Updated: September 8, 2023

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Canada tourist visa requirements are easy to understand. The entire visa application process is online. Canada typically issues long-term multiple-entry visas valid for 5 to 10 years.

Even if you are not planning on traveling to Canada right away, getting a Canadian tourist visa can be useful for two reasons.

  • Canada visitor visas are typically long-term visas (5 to 10 years). Apply for one now and you will have it for the next 10 years.
  • Quite a few countries including Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama EXEMPT visa for those with a Canadian multiple entry visa.

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CANADA TOURIST VISA REQUIREMENTS BY NATIONALITY

Canada tourist visa requirements by nationality

Minimum passport validity to enter Canada as a tourist

Passport must be valid for the entire stay in Canada

Example: If you will be entering Canada on Feb 10 and will be leaving Canada on Feb 25, your passport must be valid till Feb 25.

Visa EXEMPT nationalities (eTA not required)

  • United States

Visa EXEMPT nationalities (eTA required)

  • Must apply for Canada eTA prior to arrival in Canada by air
  • Canada eTA is not required if traveling by land from the US
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Czech Republic
  • Falkland Islands
  • Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Visa REQUIRED nationalities

  • Afghanistan
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Central African Republic
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of)
  • Congo (Republic of)
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea 
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Marshall Islands
  • North Korea
  • Philippines
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Timor-Leste
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates

Visa EXEMPT with US Green card

  • Must hold a valid US Green card
  • Canada eTA is NOT REQUIRED if traveling by land from the US
  • All nationalities

Visa EXEMPT with US visa or expired Canada tourist visa

  • Must hold a valid used/unused multiple-entry US non-immigrant visa (B1, B2, B1/B2, F1, J1, H1, L1) (OR) an expired Canadian visitor visa (TRV) held in the past 10 years
  • Must apply for Canada eTA prior to arrival in Canada
  • Applicable to air travel only

CANADA eTA (ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION)

Canada eTA is a travel authorization that needs to be obtained online prior to traveling to Canada. 

Canada eTA is MANDATORY for all visa EXEMPT nationalities.

Who needs Canada eTA?

Canada eTA is REQUIRED for all visa EXEMPT nationalities entering Canada for tourism or transit. If you are visa EXEMPT, you DO NOT NEED a visa but you REQUIRE an eTA to enter Canada.

Who does not need an eTA?

The following does not need an eTA to enter Canada.

  • Canadian dual citizens
  • Canadian permanent residents
  • United States passport holders
  • Passport holders with a valid Canadian visa (tourist, student, work, etc)

Is Canada eTA a visa?

No. Canada eTA is NOT a visa. It’s just an online authorization that you would need to obtain prior to your trip to Canada. 

Can you use ESTA to enter Canada?

You CANNOT use ESTA (United States Electronic System for Travel Authorization) to enter Canada. ESTA is a travel authorization to enter the US. It cannot be used for Canada. Even if you hold a valid ESTA, you would still need to apply for eTA to travel to Canada.

Canada eTA validity

Canada eTA is valid for 5 years or until the expiry of your current passport, whichever is earlier. eTA is also linked to a specific passport, so if you get a new passport for any reason, you must apply for a new eTA. 

How long can you stay in Canada with an eTA?

You can stay up to 6 months in Canada with an eTA. 

How many times can you enter Canada with an eTA?

Canada eTA is multiple-entry and valid for 5 years. Once you obtain your eTA, you can travel to Canada as many times as you want within that 5 years period.

Canada eTA application process

You can apply for Canada eTA online at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. 

NOTE Flight tickets and hotel bookings are not required for eTA. Apply for eTA before you purchase your flight tickets or book any hotels.

Documents required for Canada eTA

  • Credit/debit card

Canada eTA fee

Canada eTA fee is $7 CAD. The fee must be paid using a credit or debit card in CAD only. Since the fee is in CAD, your bank may charge a foreign transaction fee. 

Canada eTA processing time

Canada eTA processing takes only a few minutes. In rare cases, it can take several days if additional documentation or an interview is required. IRCC will contact you with instructions in such cases. 

Canada eTA status

You can check your Canada eTA status on eTA Status Tool provided by IRCC. After your eTA is approved, you can use this tool to check the validity and print a copy if needed.

If it has been over 72 hours since you applied and there has been no status update, you can contact customer service using the IRCC Webform .

Documents to carry when entering Canada on an eTA

  • Original passport
  • Return or onward flight ticket

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival in Canada. 

Proof of onward ticket can be printed or soft-copy on your phone. If you are traveling on a one-way ticket, get proof of an onward ticket from OnwardTicket .

NOTE A copy of your approved eTA is not required to carry. Canadian immigration officers and airline staff will have access to the Canada eTA system and they can verify your eTA using your passport number.

CANADA TOURIST VISA (TRV)

A Canada tourist visa or visitor visa is formally known as Canada Temporary Resident Visa (Canada TRV). You need a Canada TRV if you are from a visa REQUIRED nationality. 

Canada tourist visas can be applied either ONLINE or by mailing a PAPER application to the consulate. 

I highly recommend applying ONLINE. This guide focuses on the online application only. There are several advantages to applying online. It’s fast. It ensures everything is complete and correct. You only need to send your passport after your visa is approved. 

Validity of Canada tourist visa

Canada tourist visas are usually issued for 10 years or until the expiration of your current passport. 

  • Your passport expiry: Nov 14, 2029
  • Applied for your Canada visa online: Feb 01, 2020
  • Given your biometrics: Feb 04, 2020
  • Received a notification that your visa is approved: Mar 01, 2020
  • Submitted your passport to your nearest VAC: Mar 07, 2020
  • Picked up your passport with visa sticker: Mar 20, 2020

Your visa will be valid from March 01, 2020, to Nov 14, 2029.

Date of issue: Mar 01, 2020

Date of expiry: Nov 14, 2029

NOTE If your passport is expiring soon, renew your passport first. And then apply for your Canada tourist visa, that way you can get the tourist visa for 10 years. 

When to apply for Canada tourist visa

You can apply for Canada tourist visa up to 3 months in advance.

Example: If you plan to visit the UK on April 15, you can apply for your Canada visa on or after January 16.

IMPORTANT Canada visa process can take up to 30 calendar days or even longer in some cases. I strongly recommend applying for your Canada visa at least 2 months in advance.

How long can you stay in Canada on a tourist visa

You can stay in Canada for up to 6 months or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. Occasionally, the immigration officers at the airport write an exit date on your entry stamp. This exit date can be less than 6 months. You must exit Canada within the exit date. 

How many times can you enter Canada on a tourist visa?

Canada tourist visas are usually multiple-entry, valid for 10 years or until your passport expires. You can travel to Canada as many times as you like within the expiry of your tourist visa. 

Canada tourist visa application process

The first step in Canada visitor visa application is to create a Government of Canada (GC) login called GCKey .

Once you have created your GCKey and signed in, you can start your visitor visa application. You can save an incomplete application and come back later to complete it.

Here are the steps to complete Canada tourist visa application.

  • Create a GCKey and sign in to the CIC website
  • Select visitor visa
  • Fill in the mandatory details and save
  • Download all Canada visa application forms
  • Fill and electronically sign the application forms
  • Upload filled and signed application forms
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Pay the visa fee
  • Pay biometrics fee
  • Submit the application
  • Give your biometrics are your nearest VAC
  • Check the status of your application
  • On approval, submit or mail your passport to your nearest VAC
  • Receive or pick up your passport with Canada visa

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Documents required for Canada tourist visa

The following documents are required for Canada tourist visa.

  • Completed and signed Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) Application “Form IMM5257” 
  • Completed family information “Form IMM5645”
  • Proof of financial support (last 4-month bank statements or payslips or employment letter)
  • Copy of your passport (first and last page)
  • Purpose of travel (round-trip flight tickets and hotel bookings)
  • Travel history (all pages with visas/stamps from your old and new passport in the last 10 years)
  • Completed “Schedule 1 Form 5257”
  • Letter of explanation of your trip (optional, a cover letter explaining your purpose of travel to Canada)

All forms can be downloaded from your application page. 

Provide all pages of your old and new passports that have stamps or visas. This will ensure you have a considerable travel history.

NOTE If you have traveled to Canada in the last 10 years or hold a valid US non-immigrant visa, your application may be processed in 2 to 5 working days under the CAN+ program.

What is CAN+ visa program?

Canada Immigration and Citizenship (CIC) has started asking applicants for visas, stamps and travel history for the last 10 years.

Applicants who have traveled to Canada in the last 10 years or hold a valid US non-immigrant visa are considered for CAN+ expedited program. If qualified, some additional documentation is not required and the application is processed within 2-5 working days.

At the beginning of your application, you will be asked questions specific to previous travel to Canada and the United States to determine your eligibility. You will be asked to upload less documentation if you are determined as eligible. 

Even though you qualify for the CAN+ expedited program, your application may take several days to process. There are many factors involved. So do not count on the CAN+ program. Instead, follow the current processing times and apply for Canada visitor visa well in advance.

Canada tourist visa fee

Canada tourist visa fee is $100 CAD. The fee must be paid using a credit or debit card in CAD only. Since the fee is in CAD, your bank may charge a foreign transaction fee. 

Biometric procedure

Biometrics are mandatory for all Canada tourist visa applicants. Your fingerprints are scanned and your photograph is taken during the biometric appointment. 

NOTE Biometrics are valid for 10 years. If you have given your biometrics in the last 10 years as part of a Canada visitor, work or study visa, you are NOT REQUIRED to give your biometrics again. 

You can use the Biometric Validity Tool on the IRCC website to check if your biometrics are still valid.

If your biometrics are still valid, you do not need to pay the biometric fee and do not need to give biometrics.

The following are the steps for biometrics.

STEP 1: Pay your biometric fee

The biometric fee for Canada tourist visa is $85 CAD. The fee must be paid using a credit or debit card in CAD only. 

You can pay the biometric fee when you submit your visa application or at a later time. It’s highly recommended to pay your biometric fee when you submit your visa application. Paying later will delay your biometrics and eventually your visa process. 

STEP 2: Receive biometric instruction letter within 24 hours

If you have paid your biometric fee when submitting your visa application, you will receive your biometric instruction letter within 24 hours of application submission.

STEP 3: Schedule biometric appointment at your nearest VAC

After you receive your biometric instruction letter, you will have 30 days to give your biometrics. Failing to give biometrics within 30 days will result in visa refusal. 

Follow the instructions in your biometric instruction letter and schedule a biometric appointment at your nearest Visa Application Center (VAC) or Application Support Center (ASC) . 

Once you schedule your biometric appointment, you will receive a biometric appointment confirmation letter from VAC or ASC. 

If you have temporary injuries on your fingers and/or your face, you must wait to give your biometrics. You should contact IRCC customer support to request additional time for your biometrics appointment. 

If you have permanent injuries on your fingers and/or face, you can continue with your biometrics appointment. The staff at VAC can scan as many fingers as possible and take your photograph. 

STEP 4: Gather documents for biometric appointment

Print your biometric instruction letter and biometric appointment confirmation. Some VACs require a consent form. If your VAC requires one, you will see instructions about it in your biometric appointment confirmation. 

STEP 4: Appear in-person at the VAC on your appointment day

On your appointment day, carry the following documents

  • Biometric instruction letter 
  • Biometric appointment confirmation
  • Consent form (if required)

Your fingerprints will be scanned and your photo will be taken. To avoid any issues with your fingerprint or photo, follow the below instructions.

  • Make sure your 10 fingers are free of any temporary injuries, cuts and cracks
  • Make sure your 10 fingers are free of paint, oil, grease, etc.
  • Make sure your face is free of any temporary injuries, sunglasses, hats, etc.
  • Wear a bright color shirt or T-shirt

Visa processing time

Canada tourist visa processing can take up to 30 calendar days. Processing times vary by country, check the current processing times before applying. 

Follow the below steps to check the current visa processing times in your location. 

  • Goto CIC Check processing times page
  • For the question “Select an application type:”, select “Temporary residence (visiting, studying, working)”
  • For the question “Which temporary residence application?”, select “Visitor visa (from outside Canada)”
  • For the question “Where are you applying from?”, select the country where you have applied from
  • Click on “Get processing time”

Visa application status tracking

You can check the status of your visa application by signing into your IRCC account. When there is a change in the status, you will receive an email alert. Then you can sign in to your IRCC account and check the status. 

If your application has been pending for too long, you can contact CIC using their IRCC Webform. Follow the below steps to contact CIC.

  • Go to IRCC Web Form
  • Click on “Tell us more”.
  • For the question “Have you submitted an application for”, select option “Yes”
  • For the question “Is your application being processed by an office OUTSIDE Canada”, select “Yes”
  • For the question “Choose the visa office processing your application.”, select the country and city where you have applied
  • Click on “Go to Web form”
  • Then fill in the details and submit.

Priority visa service

There is no priority visa service for Canada tourist visa. Check current processing times and apply well in advance. You can apply for Canada tourist visa up to 3 months in advance.

If you traveled to Canada in the last 10 years or hold a valid US non-immigrant visa, your application MAY BE expedited under CAN+ program where your application will be processed in just a few days.

Processing your application in CAN+ expedited program is at the discretion of CIC. So, do not completely rely on that. Instead, follow the timeline and apply for Canada visitor visa at least 3 months before your travel.

Passport submission

When your Canada tourist visa application is approved, you will be notified via email. You must submit or mail your original passport to your nearest VAC or ASC. The VAC or ASC will then send your passport to the Consulate of Canada for the visa sticker.

Customer support

There is no dedicated customer service. You can track your application status online. If you have to contact CIC for any reason, use the IRCC Web Form . For other inquiries, you can contact your nearest VAC.

Application withdrawal

There is no formal procedure to withdraw your Canada tourist visa application. You can just abandon it. If you do not send your passport within 30 days of application approval, your application will be void anyway.

Also Read: 10 ways to get a flight itinerary for visa application in 2023

ENTERING AND LEAVING CANADA

Entering canada by air.

At your first airport in Canada, the immigration officers may ask you a few questions about your purpose of travel and the number of days you will stay in Canada.

You may be asked to show your return/onward ticket and your hotel booking. If you are traveling on a one-way ticket, make sure to get proof of onward ticket .

Get a proof of onward ticket for your trip from OnwardTicket

Leaving Canada by air

There is no exit procedure for Canada. After the security procedure, you can head straight to the departure gate

The US has set up its Customs and Immigration in some of the Canadian airports. So, if you will be traveling to the US from Canada, you may have to go through US immigration at the departure airport in Canada.

When you land in the US, you will just walk out as if it were a domestic flight.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GCKey on CIC website?

The Government of Canada Key (GCKey) is needed to access any of the Government of Canada’s online services, including Canada Immigration and Citizenship (CIC) website. Therefore, you need a GCKey to sign into the CIC website to apply for Canada tourist visa. GCKey is basically a username and password.

Why is my application not being processed in CAN+ expedited program

Even though you qualify for CAN+ expedited program, your application may take several days to process. The application process took more than 30 days for some readers with a travel history to Canada and/or hold US visas. There are many factors involved and ultimately it’s at the discretion of CIC whether to process your application quickly. 

My advice is to just follow the regular processing timeline. Check the current processing times and apply well in advance.

How relevant is travel history for Canada visa?

Travel history will improve your chances of visa approval. It can also speed up the process. If you have traveled to Canada in the last 10 years or hold a valid US visa, your application may be processed quickly under CAN+ expedited program.

Canada Tourist Visa Requirements - Overall

Canada’s incredible geography attracts millions of tourists every year. Canada tourist visa requirements are clear and easy to understand. The application process is online. Canada typically issues long-term multiple-entry visas for 5 to 10 years.

WRITTEN BY THIRUMAL MOTATI

Thirumal Motati

Thirumal Motati is an expert in tourist visa matters. He has been traveling the world on tourist visas for more than a decade. With his expertise, he has obtained several tourist visas, including the most strenuous ones such as the US, UK, Canada, and Schengen, some of which were granted multiple times. He has also set foot inside US consulates on numerous occasions. Mr. Motati has uncovered the secrets to successful visa applications. His guidance has enabled countless individuals to obtain their visas and fulfill their travel dreams. His statements have been mentioned in publications like Yahoo, BBC, The Hindu, and Travel Zoo.

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Whether you're planning to move to Canada and want to see what it's like, visit your Canadian family or are purely interested in holidaying in the Great White North, you will likely need a Canadian visitor visa or a tourist visa to enter Canada. There are two types of tourist visas to Canada - Single entry and multiple entry visitor visas. Each of these has its own Canada tourist visa requirements.

These requirements are based on the intention of your stay, your country of origin, the length of your planned visit and links to your home country, amongst many others. To help figure out what you need to do to ensure you get your tourist visa, we've created a Canada visitor visa checklist. This way, you can ensure you don't leave anything out of your visa application. However, first, you must find out if you need a visa or just an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) .

Do I Need a Canada Visitor Visa (Also Known as Canada Tourist Visa) Tourist Visa to Canada?

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Canada has a list of countries that are considered visa-exempt. You do not need a visitor visa if you are from one of the following countries. Instead, you will need an Electronic eTA Canada. The visa-exempt countries are as follows:

Learn more about eTA Canada .

What Are the Two Types of Canada Visitor Visa?

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Each Canadian tourist visa has its own expressed purpose and uses.

Multiple-entry Visa

This visa will let you enter Canada for multiple periods of up to 6 months over ten years or when your passport next expires. But, once your passport expires, you can apply for a new Canada visitor visa.

Single-entry Visa

This lets you travel to Canada only one time, but this is usually under specific circumstances such as:

  • The purpose of your entry to Canada is limited to an official visit
  • You're eligible for a fee exemption
  • You're taking part in a special Canadian event
  • It's in keeping with the approved country procedures and guidelines

Once you leave Canada, you must apply for another visa to return.

Now that you know the types of visas, let's dive into what exactly makes a visitor visa applicant eligible.

Updated Canadian Travel Requirements

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While the visa types differ, the basic requirements of each visa remain essentially the same. Therefore, before you begin your application process, you must fulfill all necessary criteria via this Canada visitor visa checklist. This is as follows. You must:

  • Be in good health
  • Have a valid travel document, such as a passport
  • Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • In particular, if you've been convicted of any criminal activity, human rights violations or organized crime, you will likely be rejected for any Canadian visa.
  • Have clear ties to your home country
  • Prove you will leave Canada once you're completed your visit
  • Have enough funds to cover your expenses. This amount depends on your accommodation plans and whether or not you will need to pay for your accommodation (like with a hotel or Airbnb)

If you're unsure how to fulfil all of the Canadian visitor visa requirements or how to get your required documents, click the button below to talk to a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). RCICs can give you a full eligibility assessment and ensure you take every step of your application process correctly.

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What Documents Are Required For a Canada Visitor Visa?

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Before you begin your visitor visa application process, you will need the following documentation:

  • Travel history (Optional)
  • Basic Itinerary (Optional)
  • Bank Statement (Optional)
  • Travel document (Optional)
  • Use of a representative form (IMM 5476) if you've used a representative
  • Authority to release personal information to a designated individual form  - IMM 5475 (Optional)
  • Family information form(IMM 5645)
  • This is particularly if you have children under 18

Documents required for minors:

Please note that minor children (children under 18 years old) will be required to have the same document as adult travellers. This is to ensure the safety of minors, and those who do not have the necessary documents will be scrutinized closely.

Minor's Travelling Alone

Children who are travelling to Canada alone will need the following documents:

  • Own Passport
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Letter of authorization signed by both parents/legal guardians with contact information (in English or French if possible)

Minor's Travelling With One Parent or Guardian

Children who are traveling to Canada with one parent or legal guardian will require the following documents:

  • Child's passport
  • Letter of authorization signed by the parent not accompanying the child with contact details (in English or French if possible)

Parents that are Separated, Divorced, or Have Shared Custody

  • Copies of legal custody documents
  • Letter of authorization from the other parent/guardian

Parents that are Separated or Divorced and One Parent Has Sole Custody

  • Letter of authorization signed by that parent
  • Custody decree

One of the Parents is Deceased

  • Copy of death certificate

Adoptive Parents or Legal Guardian

  • Copy of guardianship/adoption papers

Minor Travelling to Canada With Anyone Other Than Parents or Legal Guardian

  • Written consent from parents or guardians to supervise the child (include contact details of parents/guardians)
  • Copy of parents' or legal guardian's signed passports or national identity cards

How do I Apply For Visitor Visa Canada?

How to apply for a visitor visa |  Canada Visitor Visa (Tourist Visa)

Once you've made sure you fulfill all criteria, collected all of the required documents and ensured you have every visa application form, you can apply for visitor visa Canada online via the government website. You do this in 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Create an Account

You create an account on the government's official website . In doing this, you will submit certain details, such as your reason for going to Canada, which will help the government of Canada determine which application process you must undertake.

Step 2: Upload Your Documents

At this point, you upload all documents specified above to prove the details you stated when you created your account.

Step 3: Pay the Application Processing Fee

Like with every visa, the visitor visa has certain processing costs. They are as follows:

You may submit your application for processing after completing these three steps. Once your application is uploaded, you may be asked to present your biometrics. Here's a handy guide for a full breakdown of what biometrics for Canada visas are and how to submit them.

After You Apply

If your application is successful, you will receive your tourist visa once your application is processed. The Canada visitor visa processing time varies from country to country and whether or not you're applying from inside or outside of Canada. For example, the Canada visitor visa processing time can be approximately four months for a person applying from India.

Why Travel to Canada

The Great White North is a top travel destination with many unique offerings to offer visitors. Here are some of the reasons you should consider a visit.

Canada is a destination of great diversity. It is a melting pot where all cultures are celebrated, making it ideal for immigrants and tourists. But that's not where the diversity ends. As the world's second-largest country it has a vast range of climates, landscapes, cities and rural settings.

Charming in Every Season

While many Canadians may need to escape their icy winters, the country is considered a winter wonderland by winter sports enthusiasts and those seeking the novelty of snow-capped just about everything.

But it's not the winter season that is magical. There's the charm of the fall's rust-coloured leaf aesthetic, the beautiful blooming of tulips and cherry blossoms in the spring and the impressive variety of summer activities during the summer months. It has to be said, though, there is no shortage of splendour in the Great White North, regardless of the season you choose to wander through it.

The Whole Family Will Love it!

With abundant magnificent outdoor settings , Canada is one of the most family-friendly countries to visit. You and your loved ones can enjoy the snow together, explore the great lakes, hike in the Canadian Rockies, or explore the country's amazing national parks and museums. There is no shortage of fun things to do as a family.

Endless Opportunities for Adventure

Canada is the adventurer's dream destination. For the thrill-seekers, there's skiing, snowboarding and some of the most intense hiking and climbing trails to conquer, golfing, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

Entertainment

There's no shortage of events and festivals in the land of the maple leaf. So no matter the season, you'll find something to attend. Look out for:

  • The Celtic Colours International Festival, Nova Scotia
  • The Celebration of Light, Vancouver
  • The Calgary Stampede
  • The Edmonton Folk Music Festival
  • The Toronto International Film Festival
  • The Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa
  • The Quebec Winter Carnival, Quebec City

Travel to Canada Made Simple

While a tourist visa isn't the most complex visa to get for Canada, you still need to submit the correct documents timely, ensure that the evidence of your connection to your home country is submitted, and ensure you fulfill all of the Canada Visitor visa requirements. Despite how extensive the Canada visitor visa checklist is, submitting only those documents on the IRCC checklist isn't enough to make your case that you will return to your home country after your visit. To ensure you have everything you need for your trip to Canada, click the button below to speak to an RCIC and ensure everything happens smoothly.

Is Canada's Visitor Visa Currently Open?

The Canada Visitor Visa has been open for all vaccinated tourists since September 7, 2021. However, On October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, use of ArriveCAN, testing and quarantine or isolation requirements, ended for all travellers entering the country.

How Can I Extend My Stay in Canada After My Visitor Visa Expires?

If you want to prolong your stay in Canada after six months, you can apply for a visitor record, giving you a new expiry date. You must apply at least 30 days before your Canadian visitor visa expires. You apply online on the Canadian government website.

What Must do if I Have COVID-19 Symptoms

You should not travel to Canada, should you have COVID-19 symptoms. If COVID-19 symptoms appear en route to Canada or as you arrive:

  • You must inform flight attendants, cruise staff or a border official as soon as you arrive
  • You'll possibly be referred to a Quarantine Officer to have your health assessed
  • Do not use public transport
  • Take a   at what COVID-19 requirements for when you test positive are for the province your province or territory you are entering.

Is a Visitor or Tourist Visa the Same as a Temporary Resident Visa?

Yes. A temporary resident visa is another name for a visitor or tourist visa. However, this is different from a Working Holiday Visa, which is predicated on you working in Canada. If this sounds like something you would be into, consider the Canadian Working Holiday visa.

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Canada Visitor Visa: Comprehensive Step-Wise Guide to Apply 

  • 15 March 2024, 9:30 AM EDT 15 March 2024, 9:30 AM EDT

A Canada Visitor Visa , officially documented in your passport, signifies that you meet the necessary requirements to enter Canada temporarily.

This visa will be added to your passport and will allow you to explore Canada.

However, getting this visa involves some steps. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Our easy guide will help you through the process of applying for your passport, making sure you know exactly what to do.

Follow along, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying everything Canada has to offer. 

Who Can Apply for a Canada Visitor Visa ?

The Canada Visitor Visa , also known as a temporary resident visa , is designed for individuals who wish to enter Canada for a temporary period. To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Have a valid travel document, such as a passport. 
  • Be in good health. 
  • Have a letter of invitation if you are visiting a family member or friend
  • Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions. 
  • Convince an immigration officer that they have ties to their home country, like a job, home, financial assets, or family, which will ensure their return. 
  • Prove that they will leave Canada at the end of their visit. 
  • Have sufficient funds for their stay. 

Read More: Visitors inside Canada can apply for Work Permit until 2025

Who’s not allowed for a Canada Visitor Visa :  

Some individuals may be inadmissible to Canada for criminal activity, human rights violations, or financial reasons.

Understanding these criteria is crucial before applying for a Canada Visitor Visa . 

Click here to learn more about inadmissibility.

How to Apply for Canada Visitors Visa in 2024 ? 

The application process for a Canada Visitor Visa varies depending on the purpose of your visit.

Whether you’re travelling for tourism, business, or to visit family, it’s essential to select the appropriate category and provide the required documents to support your application.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to applying for a Canada Visitor Visa . 

You’ll need to create a GCKey account . Following the creation of your GCKey , you will receive an invite code via email.

Using this invite code, sign up on the new IRCC portal and follow the steps outlined below to apply.

First, you must specify whether you are applying for yourself, someone else, or both.

To begin the procedure, select the relevant choice from the “ Before You Start Your Application ” page.

When you select one of the three alternatives, you will be asked the following question: “Do you already have an application in process?” Choose “yes” or “no,” depending on your situation.

If you select “Yes,” indicating that your application is in progress, you can apply again and withdraw your current application. However, you may not receive a refund. 

However, if you still want to proceed, click “I understand and wish to apply.” The page that appears when you click yes for your application in progress is shown below. 

The next step describes what happens if you pick “no,” which means there is no application in process. 

If you do not have an application in progress, you must create an online account and register with an email address.

Therefore, click “Get an IRCC Portal account.” 

When you register with your email, you will receive a code to create an account. Then, you can fill out the online form and upload your documents.

You may be asked to answer some of the questions that will generate the list of required papers. 

However, you can utilize this site to answer the question, “Why are you visiting Canada?” Then, based on your response, you can receive a list of supporting papers required for a visiting visa application. 

After you’ve uploaded all of your documents, you’ll be required to pay a $100 processing charge. You can pay this fee using a credit or prepaid card from Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, JCB®, or UnionPay®.

Biometrics Collection : Schedule and attend a biometrics collection appointment, if required, to provide your fingerprints and photo. 

Application Processing : Wait for your application to be processed by Canadian immigration authorities . This typically takes a few weeks, but processing times may vary. 

Check Application Status : Use the application status tracker to monitor the progress of your visa application and receive updates. 

Once a decision is made on your application, you will be notified of the outcome. If approved, you will receive your Canada Visitor Visa . 

Check your visa’s status online:  

There is a quick online check that lets you know where your application stands without waiting for a letter or email.

Just follow these simple steps: 

  • Go Online : Visit the official website where you applied for your visa. 
  • Log In : Use your account details to log in. You’ll need your application number and personal information. 
  • Check Status : Once logged in, look for the section that says “Check Application Status.” 
  • Find Out : You’ll see if your visa is approved, pending, or needs more information. 

Read More: Top 10 Canada Visitor Visa Refusal Reasons

If your Canada Visitor Visa application is approved, you will receive an official document to be placed in your passport.

However, possession of a visa does not guarantee entry into Canada.

Upon arrival, you’ll undergo an identity check, and a border services officer will determine your eligibility to enter and stay in Canada.

Prepare for Your Arrival into Canada

As you prepare for your journey to Canada, ensure you have the necessary documents for smooth entry into the country.

Here’s what you need to know: 

Documents Required : Depending on your circumstances, you may need additional documents upon arrival in Canada.

This includes authorization for minor children to travel with you and any invitation letters you’ve received. 

Entry Requirements : Upon arrival in Canada, immigration officers will conduct identity checks and verify that you meet all entry requirements.

Be prepared to answer questions about the purpose of your visit and your intended length of stay. 

Length of Stay : Typically, visitors to Canada are allowed to stay for up to six months.

However, the border services officer has the discretion to limit or extend your stay based on the purpose of your visit. 

Ensure that you provide truthful and complete information to immigration officers.

Any false or incomplete information could result in a denial of entry into Canada.

By following these steps and guidelines, you can navigate the process of applying for a Canada Visitor Visa with confidence. 

What is the Canada Canada Visitor Visa processing time?   

Canada visitor visa processing times vary depending on your country of citizenship. Below are the country-wise latest processing times for our top 5 countries of readers:

India: 23 Days Nigeria: 154 Days United States: 14 Days Pakistan: 110 Days Philippines: 27 Days

How long can I stay in Canada on a visitor visa?

Visitors to Canada can stay for up to six months. However, the border services officer at the time of entrance may allow you to stay for longer or shorter than six months.

What should I do if my Canada Visitor Visa application is denied?   

Understand the reasons for refusal, correct the issues raised, and consider reapplying or seeking legal advice if necessary. 

Can I extend my stay after 6 months on a visitor visa from within Canada?

Yes, you can apply to extend your stay on a visitor visa beyond 6 months from within Canada using the application for visitor record or extension .

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How to Apply for a Canada Visitor Visa

Are you planning a trip to Canada ? Whether it’s for tourism, visiting friends and family, or a business visit, you may need a Canada Visitor Visa.

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Furthermore, the IRCC provides a specific online application platform for individuals applying for Canada Visitor Visas. However, it’s important to note that the processing times may differ depending on the applicant’s country of origin.

In this easy-to-follow guide, we’ll walk you through the process of applying for a Canada Visitor Visa using the new IRCC portal.

Who Can Apply for a Canada Visitor Visa?

Before we dive into the application process, let’s understand who can apply for a Canada Visitor Visa. To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a valid travel document, like a passport.
  • Be in good health.
  • Demonstrate strong ties to your home country, such as a job, home, family, or financial assets.
  • Convince the visa officer that you’ll leave Canada at the end of your visit.
  • Show that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay.

Additional Requirements:

  • You may need a medical exam.
  • If you’re visiting family or friends or for business purposes, a letter of invitation from a Canadian resident may be required.

Read More: IRCC Published New Policy to Speed up Visitor Visa and Super Visa Processing

How Long Can You Stay in Canada on a Visitor Visa?

As a visitor in Canada, you can stay for up to six months. However, the border services officer may allow you to stay longer or shorter, depending on your situation. 

They will record the departure date in your passport or provide you with a visiting record.

  • If your passport isn’t stamped, you can stay for up to six months from the day you entered or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
  • You can request a border services officer to stamp your passport if needed.

Applying for a Canada Visitor Visa: Step by Step

Now, let’s walk through the application process step by step using the new IRCC portal:

You will need to create a GCKey account. An invite code will be sent to your email address after creating your GCKey. 

Using this invite code, you will need to sign up on the new IRCC portal and follow below below-listed steps to apply.

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Step 1: Determine Your Application Type

To start your application, you need to specify if are applying only for yourself, for someone else, or both yourself and someone else.

Select the suitable option from the “Before you start your application” page to start the application process, as shown below.

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Step 2: Application Status

Begin by choosing one of the three available options.

After your selection, you will encounter the following question: “Do you currently have an application in progress?” Depending on your situation, select either “Yes” or “No.”

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  • If you select “Yes,” indicating that you have an ongoing application, you have the option to initiate a new application and withdraw your current application. Please note that in this case, a refund may not be available.
  • If you wish to proceed with your current application, select “I understand and want to apply.” 

The following page will appear once you confirm your ongoing application.

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Step 3: Create an Online Account

If you don’t have an application in process, create an online account and register using your email.

Select “Get an IRCC Portal account” to create an online account.

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Step 4: Receive a Code

After registration, you’ll receive a code to sign up for an account. Then you can complete the online form and upload your required documents.

Step 5: Document Submission

You may need to answer some of the prompted questions that will generate a list of necessary documents.

Use this link and answer: “Why are you visiting Canada?”  

Depending on your answer, you’ll get a list of the documents you need for your visa application.

Step 6: Pay Processing Fee

Once you’ve uploaded all your documents, pay the processing fee of $100.

Accepted payment methods include credit cards and prepaid cards from Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, JCB®, and UnionPay®.

By following these steps, you can successfully apply for a Canada Visitor Visa and prepare for your upcoming visit. Remember to stay updated with any changes in the application process, and best of luck with your journey to Canada!

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Visitor visas for workers and students: How to apply from inside Canada

You need to give your biometrics.

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply. Make sure you follow all the steps to give your biometrics .

Are you a student or worker who received a V-1 visa?

This is not an error. Find out more about the V-1 visa for students and workers.

A work permit or study permit is not a visa.

  • We won’t automatically issue you a visitor visa if you extend your work or study permit.
  • If you need a new visitor visa, you will need to submit a separate application.

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You can only apply for a visitor visa from inside Canada if you meet all of these criteria:

  • already are in Canada
  • hold a valid study or work permit
  • want to leave and return to Canada in the near future, and
  • have an existing visitor visa that’s expired, or is about to expire, or that was valid for only 1 entry

You must follow the process to apply for a visa from outside Canada instead of the inside Canada process outlined below. There are different requirements you may need to meet since you’re outside Canada.

When to apply for your new visitor visa (in Canada)

  • apply at least 2 months before you plan to leave Canada
  • not leave Canada until you get your visitor visa

You may be subject to

  • additional requirements, like biometrics (if not already on file) and/or a medical exam
  • a longer processing time

a delay in your return to Canada

  • You’ll only be able to travel back to Canada once you get your new visitor visa in your passport. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be approved.

Complete this web form before you leave Canada .

  • We may need to transfer your file to one of our offices abroad.
  • We’ll also need to determine if you meet all the visa requirements for an applicant outside Canada.
  • If you don’t contact us, there could be a processing delay or your passport could be returned without a visa.

If we approve your application, we send you a message in your online account and mail you your new work or study permit.

After we approve your application to extend your permit

As soon as we approve your application to extend your work or study permit, you can apply for your visitor visa (even before you get your new work or study permit in the mail).

However, you must provide proof that we approved your application, such as:

  • a screenshot of the approval message we sent to your online account
  • your application number
  • any other document that proves you have a valid and approved study or work permit extension

Venezuelan passport holders

You may need to complete extra steps when you fill out your application .

If the printed expiry date on your Venezuelan passport has passed

If the printed expiry date has passed and you’re applying for a visitor visa, study permit, work permit or to extend your stay as a temporary resident in Canada, follow these steps:

  • Add 5 years to the printed expiry date shown on your passport and enter it in the expiry date field of the application form.
  • Include a letter of explanation with your application stating: “I am a Venezuelan national with a Venezuelan passport, which has been extended for 5 years”.

Warning: If your passport is still expired after adding 5 years to the printed expiry date, your passport is considered expired. You’re not eligible to submit an application with that passport.

You need to apply online in your IRCC secure account. If you don’t already have an account, follow these steps to register .

You’ll need to select “Apply to Come to Canada” from your account main page to get started.

Get the right application form

To get the right application form, provide these answers in the online questionnaire:

  • “Study” if you have a valid study permit or
  • “Work” if you have a valid work permit
  • When asked “What is your current country/territory of residence?”, select “Canada”.
  • Answer the questions on the next pages about your work or studies.
  • You may be given the option to extend your current study or work permit or to apply for a “Temporary Resident Visa”. Make sure you select “Temporary Resident Visa”.

The application form listed in your document checklist will be called Application for Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa) Made Outside of Canada (IMM 5257) . This is the form you need to fill out, even when you apply from inside Canada.

Use your account to pay your fees and check your application status.

If you can’t apply online because of a disability, an exceptional circumstance beyond your control or a specific situation that is not included in the IRCC secure account questionnaire, such as travelling with an alien’s passport, you can apply on paper .

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How to apply for or renew a U.S. tourist visa

If you visit the U.S. for tourism or business, you may need a visitor visa, also known as a tourist visa. Learn how to get and renew this type of nonimmigrant visa.

Find out if you need a visa to visit the U.S.

Check if your country participates in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) . If it does, you can get a waiver and will not need a visa. If you do not see your country listed, you will need a visitor visa.

Visitor (tourist) visas and other travel documents for entering the U.S.

The visitor visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa for people who wish to temporarily enter the U.S. There are two categories:

  • B-1 for business travel
  • B-2 for tourism and medical treatment

Learn about B-1 and B-2 visas , including:

  • Reasons you would need each type of visitor visa
  • How to apply
  • What documents you will need
  • Application fees
  • How to prepare for your interview at your U.S. embassy or consulate

Along with your visa, you must bring a passport issued by your country of citizenship. When you arrive at your port of entry into the U.S., officials will issue you a Form I-94, which electronically records your arrival and departure dates. Learn more about Form I-94.

How to renew a visitor visa

The process to renew a visitor visa is the same as getting one for the first time. Follow the process to apply for a visitor visa from the Department of State.

Find the contact information for your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate and contact them for visa renewal information.

Understand expiration dates for visas and I-94 forms

  • The date you must depart the U.S. will be shown on your Form I-94. This date is determined by the Customs and Border Protection officer when you arrive at the port-of-entry into the U.S. 
  • Only diplomatic visa holders and their dependents can renew their visas while they are in the U.S.

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    To apply for a visitor visa to join a vessel as a marine crew member (seafarer), you must. be travelling to Canada to join a ship's crew. hold a seafarer's identity document. hold a valid passport or travel document. have proof of employment on a vessel at a Canadian port.

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    1. Apply for your visitor visa, study permit or work permit. If you want to visit, study or work in Canada, make sure you're eligible to apply. Use our application guides to help fill out your application properly, then submit your application. Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application. 2.

  3. Visitor visa (temporary resident visa)

    A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document that we stick in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Canada. More people want to immigrate to Canada than we can bring in each year. Applications received after we meet our yearly limit ...

  4. Applying for a visitor visa (temporary resident visa)

    If the printed expiry date has passed and you're applying for a visitor visa, study permit, work permit or to extend your stay as a temporary resident in Canada, follow these steps: Add 5 years to the printed expiry date shown on your passport and enter it in the expiry date field of the application form.

  5. Visitor Visa checklist: Everything you need to apply and visit Canada

    Application processing fees for visitor visas are $100 CAD per person, and $500 CAD for a family (five or more people). Biometrics fees on the other hand are $85 CAD per person, and $170 per family (two or more people). These fees may be subject to change and cannot be refunded regardless of the decision reached on your application.

  6. After you apply for a visitor visa

    Processing your visitor visa application. We'll check your application to make sure you have all the documents you need. If it's incomplete, your application may be refused. We may also ask you to. go to an interview with our officials in your country. send more information. get a medical exam. get a police certificate.

  7. Visitor visa: About the document

    Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. At the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they'll put the date you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document, called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by.

  8. Eligibility to apply for a visitor visa

    Who can get a visa. You must meet some basic requirements to get a visitor visa. You must: have a valid travel document, like a passport. be in good health. have no criminal or immigration-related convictions. convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your ...

  9. Visitor visa applications

    We recommend that you submit a new online application if. you submitted your visitor visa application before September 7, 2021; and. your situation has changed; and. you're travelling for one of the following reasons: to attend an end-of-life ceremony or a funeral. to be present during the final moments of life of a loved one.

  10. Canada Visitor Visa for Tourism and Visits

    The steps for applying for a Canada visitor visa are explained below: Confirm your eligibility for the Canada visitor visa. Complete the documents required for a Canada tourist visa. Submit the Canada Tourist Visa Application form. Wait for processing and respond to additional requests for information. Send your passport for stamping.

  11. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada

    You need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. A visitor visa: is a sticker we put in your passport; costs CAN$100; Processing times vary by country. You may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) Opens in a new tab with your application. Processing time doesn't include the time you need to give biometrics.

  12. Everything You Need to Know About Canada's Tourist Visa

    Tourist Visa. A Tourist Visa, also known as a Visitor Visa, is a traditional visa that allows foreign nationals to enter Canada for a temporary stay, typically up to six months. It's a document placed in your passport and is obtained through a Canadian consulate or embassy. Tourist Visas are typically required for citizens of countries that are ...

  13. Canadian Visitor Visa Guide: Apply for a Tourist Visa

    Step 4: Pay the Fees. The application fee for a Canadian Visitor Visa is CAD 100 per person. If you are also required to submit biometrics, there is an additional fee of CAD 85, making the total cost CAD 185. Additionally, passport processing fees are around CAD 45.

  14. Canada tourist visa: Requirements and application procedure

    Canada tourist visa application process. The first step in Canada visitor visa application is to create a Government of Canada (GC) login called GCKey. Once you have created your GCKey and signed in, you can start your visitor visa application. You can save an incomplete application and come back later to complete it.

  15. Canada Visitor Visa

    The Canada Visitor Visa has been open for all vaccinated tourists since September 7, 2021. However, On October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, use of ArriveCAN, testing and quarantine or isolation requirements, ended for all travellers entering the country.

  16. Canada Visitor Visa: Comprehensive Step-Wise Guide To Apply

    Here's a step-by-step guide to applying for a Canada Visitor Visa . You'll need to create a GCKey account. Following the creation of your GCKey, you will receive an invite code via email. Using this invite code, sign up on the new IRCC portal and follow the steps outlined below to apply.

  17. Tourist Visa In Canada: A Simple Guide [June 2024 Update]

    1. Purposе: Thе primary purposе of thеsе visas is to allow individuals to visit Canada tеmporarily for non-immigrant rеasons. 2. Typеs: Tourist and Visitor visas arе oftеn usеd intеrchangеably, but thе spеcific typе of visa may vary dеpеnding on thе purposе of thе visit.

  18. Applying For A Canadian Visitor Visa

    Step by step application for a visitor visa and How much you need.Application Of Visitor Visa - https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/ser...

  19. How to apply for Visitor Visa Canada

    Detailed Step by Step guide to fill Canada Visitor Visa. How to apply Canada tourist visa online. My complete process explained.Links:Processing time: https:...

  20. How To Apply For A Canada Visitor Visa: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide

    Step 6: Pay Processing Fee. Once you've uploaded all your documents, pay the processing fee of $100. Accepted payment methods include credit cards and prepaid cards from Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, JCB®, and UnionPay®. By following these steps, you can successfully apply for a Canada Visitor Visa and prepare for your upcoming ...

  21. Canada Visa

    A multiple entry visa allows the person to enter Canada multiple times until their visa expires and stay temporarily. Here are the types of Canadian Temporary Visas: Canada Tourist Visa. The Visitor Visa or the Tourist visa allows the holder to enter Canada for the purposes of tourism in the country. Canada Super Visa.

  22. Visitor visas for workers and students: How to apply from inside Canada

    If the printed expiry date has passed and you're applying for a visitor visa, study permit, work permit or to extend your stay as a temporary resident in Canada, follow these steps: Add 5 years to the printed expiry date shown on your passport and enter it in the expiry date field of the application form.

  23. Canada Visitor Visa Online Application

    In this video, we guide you through the step-by-step process of applying for a Canada Visitor Visa online on IRCC Portal.Endeavour Immigration's team has ove...

  24. How to apply for or renew a U.S. tourist visa

    Visitor (tourist) visas and other travel documents for entering the U.S. The visitor visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa for people who wish to temporarily enter the U.S. There are two categories: B-1 for business travel; B-2 for tourism and medical treatment; Learn about B-1 and B-2 visas, including: Reasons you would need each type of visitor ...