Visitor Visa

Visitor visa

What is a Visitor Visa?

Visitor Visa or Temporary Resident Visa is an official travel document required to enter and tour Canada as a visitor.

The Visitor Visa is usually approved until the validity of applicant’s passport, but the person can only stay in Canada for at most 6 months upon their entry. The entries to Canada during the visa validity period, can be multiple. Most travelers require a visitor visa to reach Canada and transit through one of its airports.

Who Can Apply for a Visitor Visa?

You may travel to Canada if you meet the following requirements:

  • In good health
  • Have no criminal records
  • Have enough money for your stay
  • Own a valid travel document
  • Prove to an immigration office that you will leave Canada once your visit ends
  • Show an immigration office that you have ties that will help you reach back home
  • You may pass a medical exam or need a letter of invitation from someone living in Canada

You are not allowed to apply for a visitor visa if you have

  • Records of criminal activity
  • Violated human rights
  • Organized crimes

How Do You Apply for a Visitor Visa?

Once you’re sure you’re eligible, follow the steps below to apply for a visitor visit:

  • Identify what documents you need to apply for a Visitor Visa during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Get the documents you need to meet the criteria of a visitor visa and Covid-19 travel exemption
  • Create your account on the Government of Canada’s official website
  • Upload your documents
  • Pay your processing fees
  • Provide your fingerprints and photo

Steps To Follow After Visitor Visa Application

Your application will process once you provide a complete application. You may also have to:

  • Get a police certificate
  • Get interviewed by Canadian officials in your country
  • Pass a medical exam
  • Send additional information