Canada Visitor Visa Guide

Canada Visitor Visa Guide

Quick Guide: Canada Visitor Visa

Thinking of visiting Canada? Depending on your origin, you might need a Visitor Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

Key Points:

  1. What? Canada Visitor Visa, or Temporary Resident Visa, lets tourists visit Canada for a short time. Once approved, it’s stamped on your passport.
  2. Who Needs It? Depending on your nationality, issuing country, and travel means, you might need either a Visitor Visa or eTA.
  3. Requirements? Have a valid passport, be in good health, no criminal or immigration issues, and proof of ties (job, property, family) to your home country. Ensure you have a plan to leave Canada post-visit.
  4. Application? Apply online or at a Visa Application Center (VAC). It involves form-filling and document submission. Use official channels for guidance.
  5. Costs? Application: CAD$100. Biometrics: CAD$85 (if needed). Passport processing: CAD$45. Other costs, such as transport to VAC, may arise.
  6. Processing Time? This differs per country. It can be a few days to months. Check the specific duration for your country.
  7. Duration of Stay? Generally, you can stay up to 6 months. The exact date will be stamped on your passport upon arrival.

For a hassle-free visa process, consider consulting immigration law specialists.

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