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Canada Visitor Visa Requirements and Fees

Canada Visitor Visa

When applying for a visitor visa, various documents will need to be presented in support of your application. These may include bank statements and proof of income as well as evidence that shows you have extensive social ties in your home country and that when your visit ends you’ll return home.

More details regarding these requirements can be found on IRCC’s website, while reading through their application guidelines carefully is also recommended.

Types of Visitor Visas

Individuals wanting to travel to Canada have various visa options available to them. Each type has specific requirements and processing times, and we advise visiting their specific website in order to get more information about how the process works and which documents and fees may be needed for processing. IRCC recommends visiting one’s own specific website in order to learn more.

Individuals seeking a visitor visa should ensure they meet all requirements, such as having a clean criminal record and enough funds to support themselves during their stay in Canada, and going through a medical examination. Furthermore, they must demonstrate they will leave at the conclusion of their visit.

Tourist visas are intended for individuals looking to engage in leisure-based tourism activities and visit Canada for up to six months at any one time, while business visitor visas allow the holder to attend meetings and conferences while in Canada; both types can also be extended further if desired.

To be approved for a visit visa, applicants must present all of the necessary documents and pay all fees necessary. Depending on their visa type, applicants may also be required to provide fingerprints and photos upon submitting an application online or at an application center; certain people are also required to submit biometrics in advance before being eligible to receive one, such as citizens from European, Middle Eastern or African nations.

Application Process

The application process for a visitor visa to Canada varies widely depending on your type of visa application, citizenship country and purpose of visit. Typically, however, you will be required to submit a completed application form with supporting documents and pay fees; depending on your individual circumstances you may also have to go through medical testing as part of this process.

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Your application form must be signed and dated, along with proof of financial resources (bank statements, investment statements or proof of income from other sources). In order to submit your application successfully, a copy of your valid passport (with at least 6 months remaining before expiration) and proof of financial resources such as bank statements or investment accounts are also necessary.

Your will also need to submit a family information form, which includes details about your spouse, common law partner and children as well as contact information for their sponsors (if applicable).

Once your application has been received at an Embassy, it will be reviewed by an official to assess if you qualify for a visa and notify you accordingly. Depending on your individual circumstance, an interview may also be necessary before your visa can be approved.

After your visa has been approved, you will receive instructions on how to proceed with your travel plans. Each visit to Canada may last for six months before departing before its validity expires.


If you intend on travelling to Canada, unless exempted, a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will likely be necessary. Furthermore, your passport should remain valid throughout your stay and fingerprints and photos taken if applying in person at an application centre or visa application centre.

Your financial requirements while in Canada must be demonstrated; there is no specific amount required; instead you should have sufficient money to cover your expenses for every 30 days of your stay. Proof can include recent bank statements or pay stubs as well as income documents from sources within Canada such as citizenship documents or letters from permanent residents who will write you a letter inviting them.