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Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

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What you need to know

  • 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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Last updated: January 2024

Experience the magic of Canada, a country filled with cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, and bustling city life. Whether you are a tourist exploring the world, visiting family, attending an event, or seeking medical care, the Canada Visitor Visa is your key to unlocking the Canadian adventure.

Navigating visa applications can be complex and time-consuming. But don't let paperwork hinder your travel dreams. At iVisa, we simplify the process by providing a fast, reliable, and hassle-free solution for your Canada Visitor Visa application. With our service, your journey to Canada is just a click away.

Download our iVisa App for an even smoother user experience. We'll guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for your trip.

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What is the Canada Visitor Visa?

The Canada Visitor Visa, officially known as the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), is a document that allows visitors to enter and stay in Canada for a short period, typically up to 6 months.

Introduced by the Canadian government, this visa is intended to regulate the entry of tourists, business travelers, individuals seeking medical attention, or those visiting family and friends, ensuring their visit aligns with Canadian laws and safety measures.

We offer a Multiple Entry visa that allows you to enter and leave Canada multiple times until it expires. It's your ticket to experiencing Canada's magnificent landscapes, vibrant cities, and welcoming communities.

What can you do with the Canada Visitor Visa?

With the Canada Visitor Visa, you have the flexibility to explore all that Canada has to offer. You can:

  • Explore Canada, from its bustling cities like Toronto and Vancouver to the breathtaking landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls.

  • Visit family or friends who live in Canada, strengthening cross-border relationships.

  • Conduct business activities such as attending meetings, conferences, and seminars. However, you cannot enter the Canadian labor market.

  • Engage in short-term study programs lasting less than six months.

  • Seek medical treatment with access to Canada's world-class healthcare facilities.

What can you not do with the Canada Visitor Visa?

While the Canada Visitor Visa offers many possibilities, there are certain limitations to consider. With this visa, you can’t:

  • Work: The Canada Visitor Visa does not permit you to work in Canada. If you intend to work, you must apply for a Work Permit.

  • Study long-term: If your course lasts more than six months, you'll need a Study Permit.

  • Stay indefinitely: The Visitor Visa is temporary and usually allows you to stay up to 6 months at a time. To extend your stay, you must apply for an extension before your visa expires.

  • Apply for Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status: The Visitor Visa is a temporary visa and does not lead directly to obtaining Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

Remember, it's crucial to comply with the visa regulations to ensure your visit is enjoyable and hassle-free.

Who can apply for a Canada Visitor Visa?

The Canada Visitor Visa is open to individuals worldwide who meet specific criteria.

Here are some requirements:

  • Be a citizen of a country that requires a visa to visit Canada. Canada has a Visa Waiver Program with certain countries whose citizens do not require a visa for short stays. If you are not from a Visa Waiver Program country, you need to apply for the Visitor Visa.

  • Have a valid passport: Your passport should have at least one blank page for the visa stamp and be valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date from Canada.

  • Be in good health: You might need a medical examination.

  • Have no criminal history or convictions for breaching immigration law.

  • Can convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, or family—that will take you back to your home country.

  • Intend to leave Canada at the end of your visit.

  • Have enough money for your stay: The amount of money you will need can vary with the circumstances of the visit, your location, and how long you will stay.

Who is eligible for the Canada Visitor Visa?

Many nationalities can apply for this visa. However, some may not need a Visitor Visa. Use our convenient Visa Checker Tool to see if you need one and apply instantly.

Please note: Canada does not issue temporary resident visas (TRV) to permanent residents (PR) of Canada.

Also, Ukrainian citizens may be eligible for Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to come to Canada temporarily. Unfortunately, we don’t offer this document currently. Contact your local Canadian embassy or consulate for more information.

Visa-exempt: Who doesn't need to apply for a Canada Visitor Visa?

Specific individuals are exempt from applying for the Canada Visitor Visa based on their country of citizenship due to agreements between their countries and Canada. The list includes countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and most countries in the European Union, among others.

However, while citizens of these countries do not need a Visitor Visa, they must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if they travel to Canada by air. An eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals visiting Canada by air, and it is electronically linked to your passport.

The list of visa-exempt countries is extensive, and for the most accurate and up-to-date information, it's best to use our Visa Checker Tool to confirm which document you need.

Do minors have to apply for the Canada Visitor Visa?

Minors and children from eligible countries must also apply for the Canada Visitor Visa. Parents or legal guardians must apply on their behalf. It is required to submit extra documents to apply for children:

  • Birth certificate

  • Passport

  • Letter of authorization

  • Parents' contact details

Canada Visitor Visa validity: How long is the Canada Visitor Visa valid?

The Canada Visitor Visa allows you to enter the country as many times as you want, since it is a Multiple Entry visa. This travel document is valid for 10 years after issued, and you can stay in Canada for up to 180 days Per Entry.

Make sure to visit Canada before your passport expires and that it’ll stay valid during your trip. Otherwise, you'll need to apply for a new visa.

Can I extend my Canada Visitor Visa?

If you want to extend your stay in Canada, you should apply at least 30 days before your status expires.

For the steps to apply, read the Canadian government’s guide to how to apply to extend your stay as a visitor.

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Canada Visitor Visa requirements: Required documents

To apply online for this Canadian visa, we need your up-to-date information and certain documents:

  • Valid passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you arrive in Canada.

  • National ID: This document is necessary to apply.

  • **Proof of sufficient funds: Bank statements from the last six months.

  • Your IMM 5645 form: We will send you your form via email once you've applied online on our platform.

  • Birth certificate, passport, letter of authorization, and parents' contact details in case of a minor.

Minimum bank balance for a Canada Tourist Visa

While the Canadian government doesn’t set a specific minimum bank balance for a Canada Visitor Visa, having around CAD 6,500 (or a correspondent amount in your currency) in your bank account is generally recommended.

We recommend calculating a reasonable amount to cover your expenses during the trip, considering accommodation, transportation, food, and sightseeing.

  • Bank account statement: This statement should reflect your financial stability and readiness to travel. Ensure it includes your bank's name and contact details, your name, and your address.

Provide at least six months of banking activity, offering a comprehensive view of your financial history, including regular income and expenses, as well as savings.

How to apply for the Canada Visitor Visa through us

Rely on our professional guidance for a smooth Canada Tourist Visa application. Start your application online by using our mobile app or website application and follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Complete the application form with your contact and travel details. Double-check all the information. Then, pay the Canada tourist visa fees with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

We’ll email you a detailed PDF guide to help you complete the application and gather the required documents.

  • Step 2: Fill out additional information with the help of the PDF guide, ensuring the visa application form is correctly filled out to avoid issues down the line. All details need to match your supporting documents.

Upload all supporting documents and submit your application.

Step 3: We will carefully review your application and schedule your visa appointment. You can now contact our team of iVisa Experts via email and WhatsApp and even schedule a call via Calendly with any questions.

Attend the appointment at your local Visa Application Center (VAC) so that they can take your biometric information.

Once you've attended the appointment, you must wait for your visa approval. Processing times vary for each application, as stated by the Canadian government.

Once your visa is processed and approved, you must visit the embassy to collect it. It’ll be stamped in your passport.

Canada Visitor Visa costs and processing times

The total cost of a Canada Visitor Visa comprises two parts:

  1. Our standard visa processing fee, which may vary according to your nationality.

  2. Canadian Government fee of USD $139.00. We offer standard processing for Canada Visitor Visa applications, which typically takes 30 days.

Please note that this processing time doesn’t include government processing.

Check your application's total cost based on your circumstances and chosen services using our application form.

Do I need a Canada Visitor Visa to transit through the country?

If you are traveling to another country, you may need to transit through Canada. In this case, you’ll need a specific transit visa, depending on the following:

  • How you will travel through Canada (by air, car, bus, train, or boat).

  • How long it takes you to transit through Canada.

  • Your nationality.

Other factors include whether you are a permanent resident of the United States or a U.S. visa holder.

You only need the Canada Visitor Visa if you're from a country eligible for this visa and plan to visit Canada beyond the airport or stay in Canada for more than 48 hours while transiting.

Benefits of getting your Canada Visitor Visa with us

Opting for iVisa when applying for your Canada Visitor Visa can significantly streamline your application process and improve the likelihood of approval. Discover the unique benefits of our services:

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Canada entry requirements or restrictions

Canada has lifted all COVID-19-related restrictions for international travelers. This change comes as the situation has significantly improved, and most of the population has been vaccinated.

While specific COVID-19-related health checks may no longer be in place, Canada has standard entry requirements that still apply. Travelers are required to be in good health to travel to Canada. Sometimes, you may be required to undergo a medical examination.

Travel responsibly, and enjoy visiting Canada's beautiful landscapes and vibrant cities!

Differences between Canada Visitor Visa and Canada ETA

When planning a trip to Canada, it's crucial to understand the differences between the two main types of entry documents: the Canada Visitor Visa and the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).

These cater to different traveler groups based on nationality and mode of travel.

  • Canada Visitor Visa: This is intended for citizens from countries not part of Canada's Visa Waiver Program.

It allows the holder to visit Canada for tourism, business meetings, family visits, or short-term studies. This visa must be stamped in your passport, and the application process requires gathering more detailed documentation and a visa appointment.

  • Canada ETA: The ETA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to or transiting through Canada by air.

It's electronically linked to your passport and is valid for up to five years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. An approved ETA permits multiple entries into Canada for up to six months.

Remember, no matter which documents you need, we offer a simplified process for securing your travel documentation.

Where can I learn more about the Canada Visitor Visa?

Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available via online chat to assist with any questions, or you can contact us on WhatsApp.


You don’t need to worry if there is an error while making your application with iVisa. Our customer support team will help you solve the problem!
If your visa application is denied, you can appeal to the Federal Court of Canada. However, this is a complex process, and it can be difficult for you to succeed. Instead, we would recommend you to apply again for your visa through iVisa.com, where you will get help from experts so that you have a higher chance of succeeding in your process.
When you arrive in Canada, an immigration officer will make sure you have all the necessary documentation to enter the country. The officer will give you the green light by stamping your passport or by issuing another document. Your date of entry will depend on your type of visa.
You can do this by logging into your account. Click the “check status and messages” button and the “view my submitted requests” section. You can also simply write to us at iVisa and we’ll check the status for you.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada may require you to go to an interview at the visa office. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Center if this is the case.
Visitor visas have different characteristics. Some are single-entry visas, which means they are good for only one entry into Canada. If you leave Canada and wish to return, you will need to apply for another visa, unless you are traveling to the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon. On the other hand, some visas are multiple-entry, which allows people to leave and return to Canada during the validity of their visas.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
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