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Canada Visitor Visa, How To Apply for Temporary Resident Visa, Apply for a travel permit to Canada.

Canada Visitor Visa

How to Apply for a Visa to Canada

Before you make an arrangement to travel to Canada for any reason, being academic/study permit, Visiting and or Business, you may need a Canada visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization.

Contents

How to Apply for a Visa to Canada

What is a Canada Visitor’s Visa Document

Validity of a Visitor’s Visa to Canada

Canada Visitor Visa: How to apply online

Eligibility

Those Not Allowed to enter Canada

Minor Children Travelling to Canada

How to Apply for Canada Visitor’s Visa

How to register for an IRCC Canana Visitor’s Visa Account

How to Register with GCKey Account on IRCC Portal

Registering with a Sign-In Partner

How to Check Canada Visa Application Status

How to Pay for Visitor’s Visa to Canada

Pay and apply at a VAC

Apply from a different country

Visa Application Fees to Canada – $100

 

Your travel requires the following entry document into Canada

  • Travel document you plan to travel with
  • A country that issued your travel document
  • your Nationality
  • your Method of Travel to Canada for this trip

Click the link https://www.cic.gc.ca/visit-visiter/en/visas to apply for travel documents to Canada.

There are many ways to apply for a visa to Canada. One of the ways by applying for a Visitor Visa.

What is a Canada Visitor’s Visa Document

A Canada Visitor Visa document also called a Temporary Resident Visa is an official document that is attached to your passport (International Passport) which shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Canada.

Validity of a Visitor’s Visa to Canada

A Canada Visitor’s Visa is allowed a period of six (6) months in Canada before it expires and renewal. In entering the port, you may be allowed to stay for a period of six (6) months by the services officer. You can check the validity date of your visit in your passport. Other documents called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by is also given to you.

You are allowed a period of six (6) months if you don’t get a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If you need a stamp, you can ask a border services officer for one. If you arrive at an airport that uses primary inspection kiosks, ask the border officer after you finish at the kiosk.

Canada Visitor Visa: How to apply online

Eligibility

Applying as a visitor to Canada, you must meet some basic requirements to get a visitor visa.

  • Applicant must have a valid travel document, like a passport
  • Applicant must be in good health
  • Applicant must have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • Applicant must convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country
  • Applicant must convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • Applicant must have enough money for your stay
  • Applicant must have the amount of money that will sustain them depending on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.
  • The applicant may also need a Medical Exam and a Letter of Invitation from someone who lives in Canada.

Those Not Allowed to enter Canada

  • Those with criminal activity
  • Those with human rights violations
  • Those with organized crime

Minor Children Travelling to Canada

Children under the age of 18 require some rules before they are allowed to travel to Canada

How to Apply for Canada Visitor’s Visa

Step 1

Register for an IRCC Secure Account:

With Your IRCC account, you can start an online application of Visa to Canada, submit and pay for your application, get messages related to your application, check the status of your application and update your information where needed.

How to register for an IRCC Canada Visitor’s Visa Account

You can apply through the link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/account.html

There are 2 ways you can register:

  • Register with a GCKey
    This is a simple way for anyone to access our online services. These involve creating a username and password on the IRCC portal.

OR

  • Register with a Sign-In Partner: These involve Using your online Canadian banking information to register or create an account. You must have an online bank account with 1 of our Sign-In Partners.

How to Register with GCKey Account on IRCC Portal

A GCKey lets you securely access the Government of Canada’s online services. To register with GCKey, follow the steps below;

  1. Click Register with a GCKey
  2. Click Sign Up.
  3. Read the Terms and Conditions of Use and click I Accept.
  4. Create a username. Click Continue.
  5. Create a password. Click Continue.
  6. Create your security questions and responses. Click Continue.
  7. Click Continue to get to the Sign Up Complete page.
  8. Read the Terms and Conditions. Click I Accept.
  9. Enter your information and follow the steps to create your account.

Registering with a Sign-In Partner

To register with a Sign-in Partner

  1. Click Register with a Partner Sign-In.
  2. Choose your financial institution.
  3. If you don’t see your financial institution listed, you need to register with GCKey.
  4. Enter your banking sign-in information and click Continue.
  5. Read the Terms and Conditions of Use and click I Accept.
  6. Enter your information and follow the steps to create your account.

How to Check Canada Visa Application Status

  • Go to https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-status.html
  • Select your application type.
  • Follow the instructions on how to check your application status.

How to Pay for Visitor’s Visa to Canada

Pay and apply online

To pay for Canada Visitor’s Visa, you need to have a credit or debit card ready.

Pay online and apply on paper

To pay your fees online, ensure you have the following tools;

  • PDF Reader software
  • a printer
  • a credit or debit card, and
  • a valid email address

When you finish, ensure you

  • print a copy of your receipt
  • submit it to any VAC with your application.

Pay and apply at a VAC

You can pay at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) you file your application. VACs charge a fee for services that help you apply.

Apply from a different country

Payment instructions will change depending on the country you apply from.

Visa Application Fees to Canada – $100

Visitor visa (including super visa) – per person10027,500
Visitor visa – per family (1 fee per family of 5 or more people)500137,500
 

Biometrics (if required)

Fees$CANNGN
Biometrics – per person8523,370
Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)17046,750

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