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Content updated, November 2022

Apply for your Canada Visitor Visa easily and fast in the comfort of your home!

If you are planning to travel to Canada for tourism, business, compassionate reasons, or to visit friends or family, then the Canada Visitor Visa is the right one for you.

At iVisa, we created a simplified form by making it 50% shorter, faster, and very easy to answer, so you can forget about all the paperwork and get your Canada Visitor Visa online without stress.

We make the entire application for you and we also assign you an iVisa Expert who will guide you throughout the process from start to end, to help you avoid rejections from the government.

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What is the Canada Visitor Visa?

The Canada Visitor Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to enter Canada as many times as you want since it is a multiple-entry visa. This travel document is valid for 10 years and you can stay in Canada for up to 6 months per visit.

Your visa can expire one month before your passport does so make sure to visit Canada before your passport expires and that it will stay valid during your trip.

The Canada Visitor Visa is not the only document you will need to enter this country. It is also required to complete the Advance CBSA Declaration on arrival. We advise you to apply 72 hours in advance from your day trip for this one to save time at the airport.

Luckily for you, we offer the multiple-entry visa and the Advance CBSA Declaration!

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What can I do with the Canada Visitor Visa?

  • You can visit Canada for tourism, holidays, and/or vacations.
  • You can visit your family or friends.
  • You can perform business activities.
  • You can make stopovers at the airport since you can use this visa to transit through Canada.

What can’t I do with the Canada Visitor Visa?

  • You can’t work or enter the labor market of Canada during your stay as a visitor.
  • You can’t take long courses or study for long periods.
  • You can’t do business activities. If you want to perform such activities you will need to apply for a business visitor visa.

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Do I need to go to an interview to receive my Canada Visitor Visa?

Most part of the application process for the Canada Visitor Visa is online. The only step you can not do online is to visit your local visa application center to bring the required biometrical information. Before going to the center you need to book an appointment online, via email, telephone, web chat, or in person.

Below we explain to you in more detail when you need to do this procedure.

How is the process to apply for the Canada Visitor Visa with iVisa?

With iVisa, the application process is very easy and fast. You’ll just need to follow these steps and you’ll be done in no time.

  • Step one: Fill out the visa application form with your personal information and the help of the Manual Guide we send you via email.

  • Step two: Double-check that all the information in the visa application form is correct. We want to avoid any issues with your application. All the details need to match your supporting documents. Once you’re sure everything is correct, you can proceed to pay the visa fee with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step three: Upload all the supporting documents and submit your visa application form. Make sure that the scan is clear and has no smudges.

  • Step four: Then we will carefully review your application so it can be 100% government-compliant and you can avoid rejections from the government. You will be able to contact your iVisa Expert via email, WhatsApp, and even schedule a call via Calendly at any time of the process. Your iVisa Expert will always be there for you to guide you and solve any doubts you may have.

  • Step five: Once we reviewed your application, we will send you the instructions to book an appointment in your local visa application center so they can take your biometric information.

  • Step six: After delivering the biometrics and fingerprints you will need to pay for the visa application center service. You will receive a receipt that contains the tracking number of your visa so you can track your application process online.

Once you get approval from the government, you will receive your new Canada Visitor Visa and the receipt via email. So make sure you're aware of anything coming from iVisa.

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What nationalities are eligible to apply for this visa?

If you are a citizen of any of the following countries it means you need to apply for a Visitor Visa to enter Canada.

Afghanistan Albania Algeria
Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina
Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain
Bangladesh Belarus Belize
Benin Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina Botswana Brazil (note: some Brazilian citizens may be eligible for an eTA if they meet certain requirements)
British subjects, subject to control Burkina Faso Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi Cambodia Cameroon, Republic of
Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad
China, People's Republic of Colombia Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of
Cuba Djibouti Dominica
Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador
Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji
Gabon Gambia Georgia
Ghana Grenada Guatemala
Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana
Haiti Honduras India
Indonesia Iran Iraq
Israel, must have a valid Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport” Ivory Coast Jamaica
Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Kiribati Korea, North Kosovo
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia
Libya Macao Special Administrative Region North Macedonia
Madagascar Malawi Malaysia
Maldives Islands Mali Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritius Micronesia, Fed. States
Moldova Mongolia Montenegro
Morocco Mozambique Namibia
Nauru Nepal Nicaragua
Niger Nigeria Oman
Pakistan Palau Palestinian Authority
Panama Paraguay Peru
Philippines Qatar Romania (holder of a non-electronic passport, such as a temporary passport)
Russia Rwanda Sao Tomé e Principe
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Senegal Serbia
Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia
South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka
Kitts and Nevis Lucia Vincent and the Grenadines (St. Vincent)
Sudan Surinam Swaziland
Syria Taiwan, must have a passports other than ordinary passports issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that include their personal identification number Tajikistan
Tanzania Thailand Togo
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia
Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine Uruguay
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela
Vietnam Yemen Zambia
Zimbabwe

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Benefits of getting your Canada Visitor Visa with iVisa

  • Application 100% Government Compliant: Our team of iVisa Experts will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.

  • Unlimited Access to your iVisa Expert: At iVisa, we assign you an iVisa Expert to guide you through the entire application from start to end and solve any questions you may have about the process.

  • Simplified Form: While on the government website, you will have to answer 150 confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a 50% shorter form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.

  • Manual Guide: Once you apply, at iVisa, we give you a Didactic Manual with all the tips you need to know to answer the difficult sections and the step-by-step of what you need to do to get your new visa without problems.

iVisa values your safety. That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

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Where can I learn more?

In case you have any questions about Canada Visitor Visa or any other travel document, you can reach out to our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.

Visit the FAQs below to solve any other questions you may have about this type of visa.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • National ID

Important Instructions
  • The Canada Visitor Visa is a multiple-entry visa valid for 10 years.

  • With the Canada Visitor Visa you can stay in the country for a maximum of six months after arrival.

  • You can use this travel document to make stopovers at the airport.

  • The Canada Visitor Visa is for tourism, business, compassionate reasons, or to visit friends or family.

  • You cannot do business activities, paid or unpaid work, or get married while visiting Canada with the Visitor Visa.

  • To enter Canada you will also have to present your Advance CBSA Declaration (Arrive CAN).

  • We advise you to apply for the Advance CBSA Declaration 72 hours in advance to avoid any delays at the airport.

  • We recommend travelers apply 3 months before their intended trip to Canada. Keep in mind that the government usually takes a couple of weeks or more to process your application.

  • Please visit the FAQs below to learn more about Canada Visitor Visa.

  • At iVisa, we do all the paperwork for you and assign you an iVisa Expert who reviews your application to be 100% government-compliant so that you can avoid rejections.

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To apply for the Canada Visitor Visa you will need to take into account the following requirements:

  • Your passport. It must be valid during your stay in Canada, which means at least 6 months.

  • A copy of the page of your passport with biometric information and any pages with visa stamps or markings.

There are extra requirements that we advise you to have when applying for this visa:

  • Your travel itinerary, like a copy of your flight ticket, hotel reservation, or any registration to an event.

  • Proofs that you can support yourself during your trip like bank statements. They need to be at least 6 months old.

  • Previous passports or expired visas with entry and exit stamps.

  • A proof that you are allowed by your university, school, or work to travel to Canada and stay for a certain amount of time.

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You can be exempt from applying for this visa if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • If you are a foreign national with a valid Canadian Visa.

  • If you’re French and coming directly from Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

  • If your travel destination is the United States or if you’re coming from that country and your plane is just stopping briefly in Canada.

  • If you have the required documents or if you’re legally permitted to enter the United States.

  • If your flight is making an unscheduled stop in Canada.

  • If you’re transiting through Canada under the Transit Without Visa or China Transit Program.

  • If you’re working in Canada as a civil aviation inspector, accident investigator, or flight crew.

  • If you are a member of the armed forces.

  • If you’re a diplomat accredited by Canada’s Government.

If you are a citizen of any of these countries it means you don’t need to apply for a Visitor Visa to enter Canada, but you will have to apply for an ETA.

Andorra Australia Austria
Bahamas Barbados Belgium
British citizen British National (Overseas) British overseas citizens
British Subject with a right of abode in the United Kingdom Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria
Chile Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia
Finland France Germany
Greece Hong Kong Hungary
Iceland Ireland Israel
Italy Japan Republic of Korea
Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Malta Mexico
Monaco Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Papua New Guinea Poland
Portugal Romania (electronic passport holders only) Samoa
San Marino Singapore Slovakia
Slovenia Solomon Islands Spain
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan
United Arab Emirates Vatican City State

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Yes, they do. If you are traveling with a minor make sure he/she has the following documents to apply for the visa:

  • A passport. It needs to be valid for at least 6 months.

  • A copy of his/her birth certificate.

  • A signed authorization letter in English or French. It needs to be signed by the parent that is traveling with the minor and includes information about the parent that is not traveling with the minor such as a current address, telephone number, ID card, and signed passport.

  • If you are divorced, separated or you share custody of your child, you need the custody documents and a signed authorization of the other parent (who needs to have the custody as well), that authorizes the trip.

  • If the minor is adopted and is traveling with a guardian, you must have the legal papers to prove it.

  • If the minor is traveling with a person that is not his/her parents, it is required a signed letter from the parents allowing the trip that includes the parent’s current address, telephone numbers, ID cards, or signed passports.

  • If one of the minor’s parents died, the other parent will need to have the death certificate.

All of these documents are very important to bring with you. If you're traveling with a minor it is very likely that you will be asked to show them at the border services.

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The Canada Visitor Visa is valid for 10 years after it is issued and you can stay up to 6 months per visit.

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No. The Canada Visitor Visa has a government fee of $139 USD. At iVisa we include the government fee in our service pack so you can pay all at once.

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We recommend submitting your application 3 months in advance of your estimated arrival date in Canada.

When you apply with iVisa, you forget about doing the paperwork and you also receive a full concierge service to help you avoid rejections. Our service also includes the government fee, so you can make the full payment at once.

  • **Standard Processing time: 30 days

Applying on your own can take a very long time. Just delivering all the required documents through the government website and following the regular process can take 60 days.

That’s why we are here. iVisa makes all the hard work for you!

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